Lollapalooza 2022 Weekend Violence Wrap-up

Every year the Lollapalooza festival fills the city with youthful life. Now one of the oldest and best music festivals in the United States, looking down from any nearby building it almost makes Grant Park look like it’s boiling with energy.

Young people yearning for new experiences flock to Chicago on Lollapalooza weekends. It’s often their first adventure with their friends toward being part of something bigger, and yet, somewhere in that sea of ​​people, it’s often the place where they begin their journey as a person. Let’s start searching for more. For some it may be the place where they realize they are not quite ready to be on their own, while for others it will be the place where they finally find the confidence to take the next step towards adulthood. And others still… well… some just want to mess around.

And of course, it will take days for the Streets and Sans department to clear the regrets of Balboa and Columbus Drive, and those of us who know with experience there will be countless leftover regrets that will wind up and follow their entire lives. Hey, we were little once. Sooner or later we all have to learn that moments are fleeting but memories are forever.

Below are: No their stories. If we had to outline every incident of stupidity in Lollapalooza our servers would explode and, frankly, we can’t stand it.

No, the stories below are the stories of people who were shot and/or shot to death in the rest of town while little Jack and Jill were learning that drugs, alcohol, hot sun and extraordinary crowds of people mixed Doesn’t happen. well together.

We will continue to highlight more to be found throughout the day.

As always, while we have no affiliation, all crime statistics used by the Chicago Journal can be found here hijacks.com,

Comment, While Lollapalooza is for four days, Thursday through Sunday, since it was not a holiday weekend, all statistics are derived from a typical weekend accumulation, from Friday, July 29 at noon to Monday, August 1 @ 6:00 pm

But first, welcome to Chicago:

The first notable incident was the one we reported about a woman breaking into a group in her car in Hyde Park. Someone in the group threatened the woman with a gun and the woman, herself a concealed carry licensee, pulled out her gun and shot one of the group’s criminals trying to break into her car. The criminal was 13 years old. You can read more here:

Also, Friday night’s shooting disrupted a woman’s dinner reservation:

The first murder of the weekend took place in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the west side of the city at W.I. The 2000 block of 87th Street didn’t take place until about 1:10 p.m. on a Saturday.

Two men and a female victim were driving on the above block when a black sedan came near them at a stop light. Police said two unidentified criminals fired around forty rounds of bullets at the vehicle, killing all the three victims.

  • Victim #1: A 31-year-old male was shot in the head. pronounced dead.
  • Victim #2: 25-year-old woman who was shot multiple times all over the body. critical condition.
  • Victim #3: 22-year-old male also with multiple bullet wounds in the torso area. critical condition.

The next video went viral as the Lollapalooza fest go-er helped a man on Michigan Ave.

CWBChicago has more on the background of this particularly notable offender:

The second murder took place a little later, in Logan Square by N.N. Happened at about 1:40 in Milwaukee’s 1800 block.

Police said a 31-year-old male was shot dead in a drive-by shooting. You can read more on CWBChicago:

At approximately 11:40 a.m. on Saturday, Illinois State Police were called to the Bishop Ford Freeway near 130th Street in response to a shooting. Upon arrival, the ISP found a 27-year-old male in the crashed vehicle on the road. First responders rushed the man to a local hospital but he died of his injuries. It is not clear in the preliminary investigation whether the person died due to bullet injury or in a car accident. Or both.

Why let only those people have fun in Grant Park?

Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, two people were in a vehicle stopped at a red light on the 4700 block of S Kedzi in the Brighton Park area when their car was fired upon by an unknown person or an unidentified person. another vehicle. A 16-year-old male, believed to be the driver of the vehicle, was hit on the head by bullets and continued to drive for about a block before losing ability and hitting a tree. The teenager was taken to Mount Sinai where she died from her injuries. A 19-year-old woman was also in the car and was taken to St. Anthony in good condition with a head injury.

Shortly afterwards, in the Riverdale area, S. At about 2:52 p.m. in the 13100 block of Ellis, two victims were standing in a parking lot when shots were fired. The Chicago Fire Department took the 21-year-old man to Christ Hospital in critical condition, with multiple bullet injuries on his body. He later died of his injuries. A 25-year-old man was also taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in fine condition after being shot in the right arm.

Just before 6:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning, S.J. in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Several bullet wounds were found on the body of an unidentified man (John Doe) near a street on the 6900 block of Talman. The victim was declared brought dead on the spot.

As an aside, threatening a flight crew at Midway Airport because you lost your wallet is not a good idea:

The final murder of the weekend (for now), occurred at around 10:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of W 83rd Street. In the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

Police said the victim, a 43-year-old male, was in a vehicle going west when an unidentified criminal opened fire in his direction. The vehicle stopped and several bullet marks were found on the victim’s body. He was taken to Christ Hospital where he was initially listed in critical condition, but later died of his injuries.



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