ROGERS PARK — Residents and police plan to hold a peace walk Monday night on Howard Street after several daytime shootings in the neighborhood.
Ald. Joe Moore (49th) said he, Rogers Park Police District Cmdr. Thomas Waldera and CAPS beat facilitator Toni Duncan would meet with residents at 7 p.m. Monday in front of the Willye B. White Field House, 1610 W. Howard St.
The walk, often referred to as "positive loitering," comes after several daytime shootings in the neighborhood.
On Sept. 11, Glenford Johnson, 19, was shot dead on Juneway Terrace in the north of Howard area. On Thursday, near Morse Avenue, about a dozen shots rang out and a man was struck in the hand, police said.
Residents met Tuesday for the area's CAPS beat meeting where Waldera attributed some of the violence to the neighborhood's warring gangs, who he says are less interested in turf than in hating each other.