At a well-attended Council of Congregations meeting in Oak Park a few years back, a man who worked at a mental health center on Madison Street in nearby Austin laid it out: Mental illness abounds in this area.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A 7-year-old girl is dead after being shot this 4th of July in the South Austin neighborhood.
The shooting happened in the 100 block of North Waller Avenue. Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Fred Waller said the girl was visiting her grandmother for a family July 4th party.
The girl was playing in her yard at the gathering, in which numerous other children were also playing and riding bicycles, Waller said.
Police said at 7:02 p.m., the girl was on the sidewalk when a light-colored vehicle pulled up and an unknown number of people exited. Those people then took out guns and fired shots in the girl’s direction, police said.
Lot of people with “Black Lives Matter” signs out in this peaceful N. Side ‘hood. How many have little girls in mind and black shooters?
via CBS Chicago