One Killed, One Wounded in Shooting Monday Night
A 19-year-old man died Tuesday night after a shooting on the 1900 block of North Rockwell Ave. around 1:05 am that morning.
Bernard Catalan was shot in the head in the altercation, and a 23-year-old was also shot in the arm and leg. After the shooting, one of the victims drove their gold cadillac to the 14th District police station. The car had multiple bullet holes and sources say there was collision damage in the rear.
Police later found shell casings in the alley outside of 1913 N. Rockwell St.
The victims were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Bernard Catalan died at about 9:30 pm Tuesday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The shooting is suspected to be gang-related. The victims were potentially Cobras, and the offenders are suspected Maniac Latin Disciples.
Logan Square Man Charged in West Side Shootings
A Logan Square man has been found guilty of fatally shooting another man on Chicago’s west side Thursday, Feb. 27, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Alexander Scott lived on the 2200 block of North Campbell and was arrested there two hours after the fatal shooting, the Sun-Times reported.
Scott was charged with the first-degree murder of Eric Woods of the 900 block of South Springfield Avenue. Woods, 25, was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Sun-Times.
Ames Middle School Referendum on March Ballot
A referendum that could help keep Ames Middle School (1920 N Hamlin Ave.) from its planned conversion into a military high school is on the ballot in eight precincts in the Logan Square area.
The Chicago Public Schools Board voted in 2013 to convert Ames to a military high school this fall. Plans would involve making the school selective-enrollment and expanding Kelvyn Park High School to make room for those who would attend Ames.
Parents, community members and local government officials strongly oppose the conversion of the school and have been organizing and protesting the change since it was first announced. The “Save Ames Committee” attended the Feb. 26 Chicago Board of Education meeting to stress the fact that the school is being converted without the support of community members or the families attending the school, Substance News reports.
Alderman Moreno (1st ward) and Cook County Commissioner Edwin Reyes stand in opposition to the school’s conversion while Alderman Maldonado (26th ward) is a strong proponent of the change.
Woman Sexually Assaulted in Gangway
The Chicago Police issued a community alert after a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted Tuesday in an alley near Armitage Avenue & Pulaski Road, according to a Tribune staff report.
The woman was assaulted around 1:30 am after a man followed her and pulled her into a gangway, according to the report.
The man, who left the scene on bicycle after the crime, has been described as black, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, weighs between 165 and 185 pounds and has black hair. He was wearing a black and yellow jacket and blue jeans, according to the report.