Last night at 7:30pm, three people were shot in a drive-by shooting in the Racine/Sunnyside area of Sheridan Park. One woman was critically injured after getting shot in the chest. No reports about her health status are available at this time. A woman and a man who were with her at the scene were also shot in their legs.
Commander John Kenny confirmed that an ongoing investigation is in process, but it appears to be gang-related. The shooter has not yet been identified. The police are using footage from area surveillance cameras to help identify the shooter's vehicle and license plate number.
The Commander has asked me to encourage everyone to call 911 when they hear gunfire and to provide a clear description as possible to help the police with leads.
What All of Us Can Do Now
The Public Safety portion of the 46th Ward Master Plan lays out specific steps all of us can do to make our community safer. The plan involves the Police and the 46th Ward Office, but it also involves the local chambers of commerce, local businesses, social services, building managers, schools, places of worship, neighborhood organizations, and most importantly, you. It's our work together that will enable us to do great things for the 46th Ward.
For details of the public safety portion of the 46th Ward Master Plan and to learn how you can help with public safety initiatives, please click here.
Ald. James Cappleman