One held after fatal Uptown shooting
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE
A person of interest is in police custody after a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded Tuesday afternoon in the Uptown neighborhood.
As of early Thursday, a 27-year-old man is in police custody for the slaying, but he has not been charged, according to police.
The shooting happened at 12:18 p.m. Tuesday near North Magnolia and West Montrose avenues, police said.
Responding officers found a man identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Brian Green dead on the scene and 20-year-old man shot in the hand, police said.
The man who survived suffered a graze wound to the finger and he refused medical treatment and was not hospitalized, police and fire officials said.
The medical examiner’s office said Green was shot in the chest. Green’s age and home address were not immediately available.
Chicago Police officer Michael Carroll said early Thursday that Green’s slaying was Uptown’s first murder of the year.
Carroll is running to replace Alderman Helen Shiller (46th), who is retiring.
“Now, more than ever, my extensive experience fighting crime as a Chicago Police Officer is needed to address the violence in Uptown,” Carroll said.
Carroll is assigned to the Targeted Response Unit, a specialized anti-crime unit that focuses on Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods.
Police records show that the 2010 murder rate in the Town Hall District, where the homicide occurred, was up 400% from 2009, according to Carroll.