Sunday, June 2, 2013

7600 N Greenview & Bosworth A Day After Latest Shooting

           So many people got shot this past Saturday June 1st in Chicago that all the shootings and the one homicide was just squished into one news story by and the Chicago Tribune. The first quote in red is from, they list 7600 N Greenview as the site of the shooting. The second quote in yellow is from the Chicago Tribune, they note that the shooting took place ten minutes earlier and a street to the west at Bosworth. The Tribune was also unsure of the age, so the person shot was listed as man or boy.

 "Just before 6 a.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man was shot in his hand in the 7600 block of North Greenview Avenue in Rogers Park, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. The man, who cops said is a documented gang member, drove himself to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston."

"In the latest shooting, a man or boy was shot throught the hand about 5:49 a.m. in the 7600 block of North Bosworth Avenue in Rogers Park, Mirabelli said. The man was dropped off by someone at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition was stabilized, Mirabelli said."

Please continue reading for more pictures and words

The Broadmoor Hotel has been fixed up and rehabbed recently but is still a shadow of its former self

          This writer would put his money on Bosworth being the site of the shooting for many reasons. Loitering  has been a problem at the Sandy's convenience at the Broadmoor Hotel  for many years. Sandy's storefront does state that no loitering is allowed, but that isn't always enforced. Instead what happens is loitering with cars, sometimes they are double parked. (Loitering in general is still a problem on Howard Street, last night there was a group of eight youths at Marshfield and Howard at around 8pm last night after the rain let up and yes that was called into 911)

            That stretch of Bosworth and Howard is also more rundown with its buildings on Howard either vacant or demolished and the road is in poor repair.  The old behemoth hotel the Broadmoor resembles the hotel from the Shining with the odd color choice of the pink lobby and its negative energy. Hopefully a building of the magnitude and history can be restored to its former glory (original home of WBBM radio station and once grand hotel), it would make huge inroads into making Howard a safer more interesting street. According to the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society the building was renovated and restored to some extent after new owners bought it in 2008, but it still isn't drawing much attention from anyone from outside Rogers Park. According to comments from Michael Luckenbach from this article in 2008 WBBM came from "We Broadcast Broadmoor Music"

          Above is the 7600 N Block of Greenview Avenue. The street is in excellent shape, the intersection at Howard, Rogers and Greenview looks smashing after the recent streetscape, and is where the new clock tower is going up. The buildings are in better shape at this intersection as well. It is a two way street and has much better visibility than the Bosworth Howard t-shaped intersection. Also while taking pictures a man walking his dogs early this morning responded that he didn't hear of any shooting at this intersection over the past weekend. Eddy's the convenience store is under better management and loitering is less of a problem (at least that appears to be the case). Lost Eras has been a positive influence on Howard for many years, and the lavanderia is clean and well run from outside appearances.

          What do guys think? Anybody hear anything with regards to this latest shooting just off Howard?


Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Jenn Peterson

"A person was shot outside or close to outside my building at 7600 n Greenview about ten minutes after I had the dog out this morning, about 545am. We heard at least seven shots. Police discovered shell casings and damage to a parked car, as well as a blood trail that leads down Howard and up to 7200 N Bosworth. A witness said a victim drove himself to St Francis hospital."

Well eye witness accounts trump any sort of suppositions. This was posted to the East Rogers Park and NOH Facebook page.

and Michael Ryan Whitson

"at least 6 shots fired on Greenview and Howard"

But other people say that they live nearby and didn't hear anything.

So got it right, probably because they are reading the Facebook Group info.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Site of Facebook group.

Patrol Officer B. said...

This is a day old reposting from DNAinfo, the Trib and Nextdoor bloggers. Since it isn't news was is supposed to be commentary or what? What are we missing or what is the point the posting?

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Well nobody's perfect instead on an Uptown Update we have Facebook Groups, maybe everyone else knows that, but those that don't now know that. That is the point.

That and it is always interesting that two separate news agencies get slightly different facts with an important event, violent crime.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

It is also important to visually look at the areas involved in the shooting and think about why this happened POB.

And it wasn't NextDoor Blogger stuff that was put in the comments section, it was from the East RP and NOH Facebook Groups.

Hadasa Goldstein said...

The Rashomon Effect is well known to scholars, journalists and "truth tellers". As part of your continuing liberal education I strongly recommend that you acquaint yourself with Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon". You may find it to be illuminating and perhaps you will no longer find it "interesting" that two sets of reported facts are not identical. Once you understand that you no longer will be among the blind Hindus describing an elephant. Or, are you already familiar with Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's parable regarding dogmatism?

Nate said...

It was definitely outside of 7600 N Greenview. I live on that block and heard the gunshots and saw a bullet hole in one of my neighbor's cars. I was pleased with the police response to the area.