Archive for April, 2015

GWNA Public Safety Update

Busy week for Unnatural Deaths in Uptown

Our neighborhood continues to experience unprecedented violence and April brings more violence and deaths to our community.

On Tuesday, April 14, afternoon the police were summoned to Truman College after a body was discovered at the southeast end of the Truman parking structure.  A male, later identified as a teacher at Truman College, appeared to have committed suicide by jumping off the taller of the parking garages.

Early Wednesday morning, at approximately 1:49am a female passenger in a car on the 4500 block of Broadway, by Sunnyside, was shot in the head and later died.  The victim has not been identified. See DNAinfo coverage below. We have no details on if this shooting is gang related at this time.  GWNA will be requesting the alderman and others begin a more productive conversation with the community to actively address the gangs and out-of-control violence being committed on our streets.

Click here for DNAInfo coverage:  http://tinyurl.com/msvt4sw

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