Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hoodie wearing gunmen, Bobby Rush's Chicago District


"Hoodie-Wearing Gunmen Kill 1, Wound 5 in Bobby Rush's Chicago District

Former Black Panther Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) made quite a fuss when he donned a "hoodie" during a speech in the U.S. House of Representatives until he was escorted out. At the time, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) "applauded his courage" for doing so. 

Meanwhile, back home in Rush's district, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts, or "hoodies," were the shooters in an incident that left one dead and five injured."


Chicago Tribune, "Police say the two gunmen entered the Bishop Golden Store in the the 1400 block of West 79th Street around 6 p.m. and opened fire, hitting six people inside the store between the ages of 16 and 24.

Shawndell Harris, of the 9600 block of South Perry Avenue, was killed, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Two others were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, two to Stroger Hospital and the fifth victim to Holy Cross Hospital, police said. Four of them were in critical condition as they were taken to the hospitals.

Community activist Andrew Holmes said he saw three of the victims outside the store after the shooting, one leaning against the wall, one sitting on the sidewalk and another on the curb. Two other men were inside, one of them dead.

"They were all hollering and yelling," he said.

Police say one of the shooters was armed with a TEC-9-type gun. The SUV was found abandoned near 76th Street and Ashland Avenue, police said. Detectives were reviewing surveillance video, but no one was reported in custody.

The motive for the shooting was unclear, but police said at least one of the six victims may have been selling drugs in or around the store earlier in the day."


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