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Uptick in Crime in Chicago's Albany Park Neighborhood: Police

The shooting happened blocks away from Von Steuben High School on Thursday night

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    Uptick in Crime in Chicago's Albany Park Neighborhood: Police

    Chicago police on Friday pointed to a recent increase in crime in the city's Albany Park neighborhood, one day after a teenage boy was shot in the head while being driven home by his mother from a high school dance.

    The 14-year-old boy was in the backseat, along with his 9-year-old brother, when another vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots in the 4800 block of North Central Park Avenue, Chicago police said.

    The shooting happened blocks away from Von Steuben Metropolitan High School, where the dance took place. Following the incident, Chicago police held their roll call in the area Friday night.

    Chicago Police Dept. 7th District Commander Ron Pontecore told NBC 5 there has been an "uptick in violence" in the past couple days. 

    Crime Increase in Chicago’s Albany Park Neighborhood

    [CHI] Crime Increase in Chicago’s Albany Park Neighborhood

    Chicago police reported an uptick in crime in the city’s Albany Park neighborhood, one day after the shooting of a teen who was heading home from a school dance. NBC 5’s Natalie Martinez reports.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 8, 2019)

    "This is a problem that has really deep roots, and there are a lot of approaches," said 33rd Ward Alderman Rossana Rodriguez. 

    In a letter about the incident to students and parents, the principal of Von Steuben said crisis support will be available when school resumes on Tuesday. Police and school security plan to have an increased presence in the area while the investigation continues. 

     

    Video Shows Gurnee Teen Brutally Beaten By Classmate

    Video Shows Gurnee Teen Brutally Beaten By Classmate

    Cellphone video captured by a Gurnee high school student shows the moment when a 17-year-old boy was beaten by a classmate after allegedly arguing on the bus ride to school Wednesday. NBC 5’s Natalie Martinez reports.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019)

    [[THIS VON STUBEN SENIOR SAYS SHE DOESN’T KNOW THE SHOOTING VICTIM, BUT HOPES HE RECOVERS QUICKLY AND THAT THE SHOOTER IS FOUND
    ELISSA 
    507 i i never expected that to happen. I saw the news in the morning and told my sister look what happened. A person who comes to our school***
    It was just horrible
    THE 14 YEAR OLD WAS RIDING HOME FROM THE HOMECOMING DANCE LAST NIGHT, WHEN POLICE SAY A WITNESS SAW SOMEONE IN A DARK COLORED HONDA FOLLOWING HIS FAMILY’S CAR, SHOOTING THROUGH THE BACK WINDOW... STRIKING THE TEEN IN THE HEAD.
    Jacquelyn mcdonald - neighbor
    3 15 that’s the most heartbreaking thing. His mom is in there. And she witnesses all of this. I couldn’t even imagine being in their shoes. My heart really goes out to them***. That’s something i would never want to witness in my life.
    TONIGHT, CHICAGO POLICE HOLD A ROLE CALL ABOUT A HALF MILE FROM THE SCHOOL..... NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CENTRAL PARK AND LAWRENCE .
    Commander ron pontecore- 7th district chicago police dept
    20 38 there’s been an uptick in violence in the area over the last couple days . 4100 block of montrose. Sign of support in neighborhood.
    ROSSANA RODRIGUEZ - 33 RD WARD ALDERMAN 
    17 01 this is a problem that has really deep roots and there are a lot of approaches. Bringing police into the area
    A MOM WHO LOST HER 21 year old SON TO A SHOOTING HERE IN 2016 SAYS IT’S ENGOUH
    Irma Aragon- mother 
    19 44 we feel like it was my son again. 
    TONIGHT. IN A LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL, VON STUEBEN PARENTS AND FAMILIES WERE INFORMED ABOUT CRISIS SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS.... AVAILABLE WHEN SCHOOL RETURNS ON TUESDAY.
    IT ALSO SAYS THAT THE SCHOOL WILL WORK WITH CPS AND CPD TO HAVE ADDITIONAL SECURITY AND POLICE PRESENCE AT AND NEAR THE SCHOOL AS POLICE INVESTIGATE.
    Jacquelyn mcdonald - neighbor (IF TIME PERMITS)
    2 51 it’s actually really SAD]]

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