This week, a number of commuters saw what appeared to be blood at the Logan Square Blue Line Station, a man shot in the neck drove himself onto the Kennedy Expressway, and police issued a warning about robberies in the heart of the neighborhood.
Blood Possibly Identified At Blue Line Station
Splatters of red liquid leading from the Divvy bike rack at the Blue Line’s Logan Square stop down to the train platform itself caused panic from commuters on the morning of March 20, but Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney said the liquid may have been something more innocuous.
On March 20, Chicago Sun-Times reporter Sam Charles tweeted that a man was spotted holding a black bag “with blood dripping from it.” The man evidently boarded a CTA train at the Logan Square stop, leaving a trail of blood from the Divvy bike station and down the stairs, and disembarked at the Grand stop, where the police lost track of him. According to the CPD scanner, a bloody cloth was also found in a trash can in the 2700 block of N. Spaulding Ave., where the station is located, that morning.
Sweeney said no report was filed in connection with the incident, which may mean the liquid was actually something more innocuous. However, Charles said on Twitter that officers were “100 percent sure it was blood.” That morning, an officer on the CPD scanner also said it was not clear whether the liquid was blood, but “if it is, it’s a shitload of blood, that’s for sure.”
Man Shot In Neck While Driving Onto Kennedy’s Sacramento Entrance
A man shot in the neck on March 24 continued driving to the Kennedy Expressway, where he pulled over on the Sacramento on-ramp to call police, according to media reports.
The shooting happened in the 2900 block of N. Sacramento Ave., just outside Logan’s northern border at W. Diversey Ave., the Chicago Tribune said.
Helicopters were on the scene after the event, which shut down traffic for about three hours during evening rush hour traffic.
According to the Tribune, the victim, a 31-year-old man and known gang member, was struck by someone in another vehicle who drove up beside him. As of press time, the victim was not cooperating with investigators but had been taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, where his condition stabilized.
Police Warn Of Three Robberies On Schubert
The police warned Logan residents after three armed robberies took place over eight days near the 3000 block of W. Schubert Ave.
According to the Sun-Times, the first robbery was on March 14 at about 10:30 p.m., while the other two took place 15 minutes apart just after midnight on March 22. Area North detectives said the perpetrators either displayed weapons or insinuated they had them. Two suspects were involved in the first two incidents, while only one was seen in the third.
The suspects were described as black men, aged 18-30, said the police, which released a photo of one of the alleged robbers.
43-Year-Old Shot In Both Feet In 3500 Block Of Fullerton
A 43-year-old man was shot in the 3500 block of W. Fullerton Ave. on March 22, the Sun-Times reported.
Details are thin, but the Chicago Tribune said about 2:30 that morning the man was struck in both feet and his leg. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and is in stable condition.
Photo: Chicago Police Department