Chicago Police Supt. David Brown is scheduled to speak to the media Monday following another weekend of violent crime in Chicago that includes an armed robbery in Lincoln Park and a community alert about attempted sexual assaults in Lincoln Square.
Brown is expected to speak at 11:30 a.m. for the Public Safety Headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave. He will be joined by Chicago Police Department command staff (NBC 5 will stream the press conference on the player above when it begins).
The media availability comes as carjackings and violent crime continues to increase in areas of the city — including River North, Lincoln Park and The Loop — that haven’t typically seen a high volume of violent crime in the past.
May 3, in the 400 block of S. Wells, Chicago police say just after 1:30 a.m. three people were sitting inside a blue Dodge Durango at a red light when two unknown males fired shots from the sidewalk.
A female, 26, who happened to be crossing the street at the time, was also struck in the leg by the gunfire.
According to police, inside the vehicle, a 38-year-old male inside the vehicle suffered a gun shot wound to the back, a 28-year-old female suffered a gun shot wound to the leg, and a 31-year-old male also suffered a gun shot wound to the leg.
So far this year in the Loop, carjackings have more than doubled, while robberies are up 177%.
May 6, at 9:53 p.m., a 38-year-old man was driving eastbound on the 100 block of W. Chicago Ave. when a brown sedan approached the vehicle, police say.
According to police, unknown offender then began firing shots into the man’s vehicle from the passenger side. The victim sustained a gunshot wounds to the abdomen, groin and right thigh.
Last month, following a shooting outside a River North business and a man shot inside a River North hotel room during an armed robbery, the Cook County Sherriff announced that the neighborhood will have a new Sheriff’s Office command post, and an increased presence of Sheriff’s Police in the area.
May 6, a 23-year-old man was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds in the 1300 block of West Webster after being robbed and held up at gunpoint just after 3 a.m., police said.
The man, a culinary student, remains in the hospital in critical condition.
May 8, police issued a neighborhood community alert about recent sexual assaults after 3 women reported being attacked over a period of less than 30 days. At least one of the women reported being attacked in broad daylight, and officials say it appears the same person committed each assault.
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