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River North crime issues: Man shot in face drive-by on busy street

CHICAGO (CBS) — There are new crime issues in Chicago’s River North neighborhood after a person was wounded in a drive-by taking pictures on busy LaSalle Streeet. It occurred Saturday night time as many individuals had been both leaving eating places or simply strolling downtown. 

That man was recovering Sunday after he was shot in the cheek. 

The River North Residents Association says what Near North Side residents are experiencing has been commonplace in many different Chicago communities. 

Police say the 38-year-old man was driving southbound on LaSalle when a black Jeep approached and a male suspect fired 4 pictures into the sufferer’s automobile. Video reveals the entrance windshield shot out. 

Police say the sufferer was shot in the fitting cheek and is in good situation. 

River North is not any stranger to violence. Two weeks in the past, a 36-year-old man died after being stabbed in River North and driving just a few blocks till his automotive stopped on the Magnificent Mile. The chain of occasions ended in the center of the street on Michigan Avenue close to Ontario Street and the Burberry retailer – nevertheless it started a number of blocks to the west at Ohio and Dearborn streets. And on Aug. 13, a 19-year-old lady was shot in the again whereas sitting inside a minivan in River North.

Saturday night time’s taking pictures occurred in the center of a busy street, between Illinois and Hubbard.

CBS 2 reached out to the River North Residents Association concerning the improve in violence. They say, “The casual violence of these incidents is terrible, but what’s even worse is their frequency. This kind of behavior can’t be allowed to become normalized.”

Long heat vacation weekends typically deliver a spike in crime. Last year, 59 had been wounded and 6 had been killed in Chicago on Labor Day Weekend. So far this weekend, 34 individuals had been harm and 6 had been killed.

As for Saturday night time’s taking pictures, nobody is in custody. It is unclear if the taking pictures was intentional or random.

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