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On Tuesday, June 28, a 23-year-old man was shot and killed in the 700 block of S. Grand Avenue in the Southside. The man was found dead on the rear porch after attempting to break into a home, police said. The victim’s name was not released.
A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed earlier the same night in the 600 block of West Stony Creek Lane in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. No arrest has been made in t?????hat case.
In response to this year’s spate of gun violence, the Chicago Police Department issued an advisory Thursday night warning residents to take “extra precautions.”
“Residents should be advised to stay on the alert and act on the information they receive,” Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a statement.
“The community’s need for additional training on how to take advantage of the ‘gun-free zones’ and keep their gun-free zones from becoming deadly environments is understandable. These special measures can’t be enough and they should be expanded upon to provide additional services to individuals living in the area and families who may be visiting their loved ones here.”
A city-wide program will be announced next week to address gun violence.
On the South Side, police have not released a suspect in a fatal shooting in the Englewood neighborhood Thursday night. The shooting took place in the 1300 block of South Jackson Avenue, police said.
Police have been investigating several recent shootings in the Englewood neighborhood, including the fatal shooting of a man in the 4200 block of South Western Avenue in late November. The man was taken t??? ???o St. Bernard Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The man is expected to survive, officials said.
Also this week, the man who allegedly took a gun from the 3200 block of East Pulaski Road to his car was taken into custody on a charge of aggravated discharge of a weapon.