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Police Investigate Shooting On Austin Street

A 19-year-old Chicago man suffered non-life threatening injuries in an incident that police say may have been gang-related.

After a 19-year-old Chicago man was shot twice in the leg in Evanston Sunday, police are searching for suspects. 

Officers were called to the 800 block of Austin Street around 5:20 p.m. after several callers reported hearing gunfire, according to police. They found the victim at the bottom of the emergency room ramp on the north side of Saint Francis Hospital, where he had sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

Police say the shooting may be gang-related and are investigating leads provided by the victim and witnesses. No suspects are in custody yet, police reported.

The man who was shot is being treated at Saint Francis Hospital, according to police. 

Richard Schulte August 07, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Frank, that's the price we pay for 3-1/2 years of "Hope and Change"-no jobs for our young folks. Since our young folks don't have jobs, it's not surprising that they would turn to drugs and gangs. You can thank Democrat economics for the violence in Chicago and Evanston. Food stamps and welfare are not a substitute for a job.
Sully August 07, 2012 at 03:12 PM
"In a 1981 speech to the international chiefs of police, Reagan claimed that people who commit violent crimes "are not desperate people seeking bread for their families; crime is the way they've chosen to live." [30] This attitude failed to address the stark realities underlying crime, namely the national culture of poverty and discrimination. Violent crime nationwide increased 21% from 1981-1989". Plus- http://onswipe.com/hypervocal/#!/entry/the-economy-under-reagan-vs-obama,4fea3be37af68a84dccc2e8b/1 (a basically pro-Reagan article)
Richard Schulte August 07, 2012 at 03:50 PM
On Sunday, Sully was a marxist. Seemingly overnight, Sully has been converted to a Reaganite. "The problem with liberals is not that they know so much, but rather that they know so much that isn't true." Ronald Reagan With no jobs available for our teens and young adults, they have to do something-drugs and gangs. Thanks President Obama-you're doing a wonderful job (making a mess of everything).
Sully August 07, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Again, whoosh, right over your head. So the crime rate did not go up under Reagan? Unemployment did not hit its highest point after tax cuts and was not reduced after tax increases? But why inconvenience you with anything like facts, right Rich? Ignore the content and attack the lib instead. That's much easier.
John C Thomson August 07, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I'm afraid I don't get it. As a youth (teenager) I never thought about getting a job during the summer months. We played sports, hung out at the pizza joint, took our girlfriends to the drive-ins, we never thought about forming gangs and selling drugs and shooting each other. Nor were we affluent in our south suburban blue collar communities. So this idea that poverty and unemployment causes this mayhem just doesn't fly. On the other hand larceny of the heart makes all the sense in the world, if the thug world is your world you are going to live like a thug. Now I know a little more about crime and criminals then I'm letting on here so before you come with two guns blazing you might want to have a pretty good argument established, like with facts.
Richard Schulte August 07, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Sully: "Ignore the content and attack the lib instead. That's much easier." Sully, I learned that trick from you. Rather than address facts, you typically just respond with name-calling. Heck, if you always respond to people with name-calling, why would you object if you get it right back in your face? BTW, are you planning on getting treatment for that delusional thing you were talking about on Sunday? Plan on being in therapy a long, long time-you're a psychological mess. And when did you stop beating your wife?
Sully August 07, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Still no comment regarding the actual article, Rich. That's okay. Just par for the coarse.
Sully August 07, 2012 at 07:29 PM
"Course"
Richard Schulte August 07, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Beg your pardon Sully, but you're a progressive (marxist). I have no interest in either your opinions or anything that you would suggest that I read. You have long ago established yourself as someone who is not particularly bright, or intellectually honest. Progressives (marxists) surround themselves with like minds and insulate themselves from reality. Have fun in your progressive world, but I prefer reality.
Richard Schulte August 07, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Mr. Thomson: "I'm afraid I don't get it. As a youth (teenager) I never thought about getting a job during the summer months. We played sports, hung out at the pizza joint, took our girlfriends to the drive-ins, we never thought about forming gangs and selling drugs and shooting each other. Nor were we affluent in our south suburban blue collar communities. So this idea that poverty and unemployment causes this mayhem just doesn't fly." Mr. Thomson, when I was a teenager, I never thought about not working. I worked part-time through my senior year in high school instead of playing on the football team. Didn't have a car, but I bought a motorcycle with my own money and paid for the gasoline myself. I learned a very important lesson about two years ago-broke and no work in sight, friends convinced me to apply for food stamps. So I went to the State of Illinois Buliding on Oakton Street and got food stamps. That lasted all of 5 weeks. After getting hassled by the State of Illinois for not having a social security card, I told the State to take their food stamps and stick it. The lesson that I learned was that food stamps rob you of your self-respect. Trading your self-respect for $200 a month ain't worth it. And that's exactly what they want-they want you to lose your self-respect so that they own you. Food stamps and welfare is just another form of slavery. Once you lose respect for yourself, then the drugs and gangs are easy.
Sully August 08, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Sorry Richie, that doesn't wash. The link I provided is not my opinion. Try again.
annie August 08, 2012 at 03:39 AM
For those of us who grew up in Evanston, I recall the 1970's & 1980's with quite a bit of shooting going on Darrow & Dewey areas, around the high school.Things were quiet for about 25 years and now the gangs are starting up again. This past weekend a 22 year old was shot & killed in W Rogers Park during a drive-by. Two young guys had just moved into their first apt, after graduating from college this spring. The guns n gangs are moving in, and they are everwhere. The neighbors know its going on, the police are working on it, and they can't be everywhere. If you see gang activity in your neighborhood, report it. If something doesn't look right, it probably isn't right. Its that "if you have to ask, you know the answer, so trust your gut." And once again, this article is not about slavery, food stamps, liberals or marxism. Its about crime and there is also plenty of crime in Pensacola, FL. I went to Pensacola/Gulf Breeze last year for vacation.There were police officers EVERYWHERE at all times. How come? Cause there is no crime?
Richard Schulte August 08, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Sully: "The link I provided is not my opinion. Try again." Sully, see my previous response-not interested.
Richard Schulte August 08, 2012 at 11:05 AM
annie thinks she a Patch editor.
Sully August 08, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Still no answer from Richard. Just excuses.
Richard Schulte August 08, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Sully: "Still no answer from Richard. Just excuses." Sounds like you're really bored today Sully. Sorry, but I've got work to do. There are several good articles on the American Thinker website today. Why not take a look at the AT website-you could learn a whole lot from AT.
Richard Schulte August 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Oh, it's time for Rush. Sully, why not listen to Rush today.
Sully August 08, 2012 at 05:51 PM
No answer.
Richard Schulte August 08, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Still bored Sully? Well, Michelle Malkin's website is interesting. Or, how about reading some Ann Coulter? Ann is hilarious. You need to laugh a little-Ann Coulter would be just perfect.
Sully August 08, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Still waiting. What are you so scared of Rich?
Frank August 09, 2012 at 03:04 AM
John C., - Four Corner Hustlers and Black P. Stones on the Evanston side and Locs and Insane Black Mafia on the Chicago side. This conflict has been going on for several years and accounts for most of the violence in the area. You might already know this because you said you know more than you let on but for those who don't know this is People vs. Folks. In Chicago, almost every gang is either a "People" gang or a "Folk" gang. They fight to control areas and on the Chicago side you have Folk gangs for the most part and on the Evanston side there are People gangs. And also gangs turn on each other. The Locs (a Folk gang) has conflict with the "D-Block" (another Folk gang) because the Locs are from Chicago and D-Block is from Evanston. Quite a bit of the violence in Evanston and in Rogers Park the last few years is from this conflict (which ultimately is about controlling area for drug sales).
Richard Schulte August 09, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Lovely. . . .nice to know all of this. Looks like I made the right decision to leave Evanston and move to Florida.
Sully August 09, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Still no answer. You know why? Because you're a fraud Richard. It's that simple. A little more info that you can ignore- http://www.clrsearch.com/Destin_Demographics/FL/Crime-Rate
Richard Schulte August 09, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Like a lost puppy, Sully follows me around. Now he's doing research on the crime rates in Destin, Florida. You must really be bored Sully-positively 4th Street.
Sully August 09, 2012 at 03:55 PM
You're a fraud Richard and you know it. You can only repeat what you hear from Rush and other extreme right wing pundits. When asked to consider something yourself, you can't do it. I will no longer engage in this off-topic thread with you.
Richard Schulte August 09, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Sully: "I will no longer engage in this off-topic thread with you." "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind
Richard Schulte August 10, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Sully: "You're a fraud Richard and you know it. You can only repeat what you hear from Rush and other extreme right wing pundits." Yes, I'm a fraud, a twit, an idiot, a bigot, a homophobe and I believe in God too. I admit it. Simply a reprehensible sort of person who can't think for himself. Yup, that's why I lived in Evanston for almost 3 decades and was surrounded by radical leftists, but switched from being a liberal to a conservative. Imagine that, someone who can't think for himself switching from the radical left to being a conservative while being surrounded by radical leftists. And I formed a business and worked for myself for 24 years-only someone who is extremely dumb could or would do that. Independent business owners have a reputation for being sheep and just following the crowd. Business owners are certainly the dumbest among us. Sully, you can't compete in the "arena of ideas", so you just name-call. Shrug, call me whatever name you want-it doesn't bother me in the least. That's what children do. Rasmussen has former Governor Romney up by 4 percent over President Obama-47 percent to 43 percent among likely voters today and the economy is going south once again. At this time in the campaign, Carter was ahead of Reagan. Landslide Republican victory in about 90 days. Thumbs up for Wisconsin Governor Walker too.
John C Thomson August 11, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Thank you for the descriptive account of the gangs Frank. I should have acknowledged that my "theory" was more than just theory it was an explanation from the Chief of Police who was called away from a meeting he was attending at our church on prison ministry. In the early 80's Evanston had a group called COE-Pops who use to monitor the streets at various locations during the summer months. We didn't have drive-bys then and the gangs flew by different names also. The reasons for gangs may also have changed, drugs are more prevalent, guns more accessible, music more attributive and the sense of what I'll call warriorhood, being a warrior. Gone are the days when the Evanston City Council denied having a gang problem and paying Northwestern $10,000 to study whether Evanston had one or not.
Sully August 11, 2012 at 02:23 AM
John, it's also a sense of belonging (gangs). A young teenager looking for his own identity, but at the same time wanting to belong. Wanting to be a part of something. Unfortunately the individual becomes the gang and the gang becomes the individual. It's hard to leave a group that has become family in a way, so these kids are stuck between loyalty and the urge to be something different. It's truly sad because many of these kids could be something so much more if they could get out.
Frank August 22, 2012 at 06:05 PM
John C - COE-Pops is still around. They run a basketball league at the Fleetwood-Jourdain center. Richard - I'm sure if we compared apples to apples and were talking about a city of 75,000 that bordered a tough part of Miami it would be no different.

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