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Uptown Gang Member Has Been Shot Four Times, Alderman Says

By Adeshina Emmanuel | November 15, 2013 11:27am
  A resident of the   4700 block of North Beacon Street said   "  our block is usually quiet."
Man in Serious Condition After Uptown Shooting: Police
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UPTOWN — The man shot in Uptown on Monday was a well-known gang member in Uptown and the shooting was "the fourth time he has been shot," according to Ald. James Cappleman (46th).

The 25-year-old man was left in serious condition Monday after being shot in the 4700 block of North Beacon Avenue about 3:45 p.m. in a gang-related dispute, authorities said. He was sitting in a car when a gunman approached and opened fire, police said. The man was able to run away but was shot in his stomach. No arrests have been made, according to police.

Residents at community policing meetings in Uptown have complained about the gang member, allegedly a longtime member of the Black P Stone gang that occupies turf west of Broadway in Uptown.

Cappleman's office sent a newsletter to residents on Thursday that said that "the alderman has met with this victim on a number of different occasions and will continue to seek efforts to work with him and his family to address this ongoing violence with him and his brothers," who are also allegedly gang members.

Monday was the fourth time the man has been shot, according to the email, which didn't specify when the other shootings occurred.

In November, 2012, however, the same reputed gang member was shot three times by an unidentified gunman who chased him down Wilson Avenue firing shots at him before fleeing in a white sedan, police said.

He escaped into a liquor store in the 1200 block of West Wilson Avenue and waited for paramedics, who took him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital with gunshot wounds to his left wrist, left hip and left shin, police said.