union hall shooting

As mentioned yesterday, there was a bit dust up down the street Saturday night.

Crime Scene

Chicago Tribune news: 2 teenagers shot outside union hall 2 teenagers shot outside union hall

Two teenagers were shot Saturday night after a brawl at a party in a union hall on Chicago's Near West Side.

A fight broke out about 10:40 p.m. inside the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134 hall in the 600 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said. As partygoers began to leave the building, an unknown shooter began firing into the crowd of people outside the hall, police spokesman Marcel Bright said.

A 15-year-old boy was shot twice and was in serious but stable condition in Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and a 14-year-old girl was shot once and was treated in Stroger Hospital and released.

Michael Caddigan, office manager for Local 134, said investigators told him that the shooting occurred just around the corner from the hall.

Caddigan said the hall was rented to a non-profit youth group, Acknowledged Youth of the Future, for a back-to-school event.

The actual shooting seems to have been on Jefferson and Randolph, at least that was the area blocked off, with police searching bushes for gun shells or whatever, and where a blood stain was. We talked to a valet who works at Blackbird, he said he was returning from 7-11 and was across the street when he heard shooting.


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