Stray Bullet Lands in Resident's Home

A stray bullet went through the home of a Skokie resident in the 9100 Kilpatrick Avenue on Nov. 24. An Evanston teen was also charged with possession of a deadly weapon.

Police responded to a shots fired complaint in the 9100 block of Kilpatrick Avenue on Nov. 24 around 7:20 p.m.

Initial investigation revealed damage to a residence in the 4700 block of Davis Street that was caused when a bullet was fired through a glass window, police said.

When officers arrived to the scene, they saw a large group of male and female juveniles in the 9100 block of Kenton Avenue. The suspects would soon flee but were later apprehended in the 4500 block of Church Street. An Evanston teen, 16, was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon, due to his possession of brass knuckles, according to police.

According to police, many of the teens did not live in the area, and no injuries were reported. No further information is available at this time. 

Second instance of teen violence in Skokie - 

several teens from Niles North, Niles West and Mather High School in Chicago met at Emerson Park in Skokie to partake in a fight. 

In that instance, a Niles North student was stabbed and transported to two different hospitals to treat his injuries. 

A few days later, however, Skokie police charged a Chicago teen in connection with the stabbing. 

Skokiegal December 04, 2012 at 01:46 PM
What took you so long to post this since it happened 10 days ago.
kevin December 06, 2012 at 03:12 AM
isint that all section 8?
agold December 07, 2012 at 08:00 PM
maybe its time to have more police patrol at all skokie parks since they seem to be a hang out place. Also the village is taking its time in passing the landlord act. Making them responsible for the tenants they allow into these apartments. Its time for new government at the village hall.
Nancy Murphy December 08, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Actually, according to the Morton Grove Champion, the "several teens" involved in the gang brawl in Skokie were at least 29 - that many were charged. Skokie's police blotter is beginning to look like Englewood's. But why shouldn't it? Gail Schecter and her Suburban Interfaith Housing outfit (lately renamed) after having failed to dupe Winnetka into taking low income Section 8 tenants, have targeted Skokie and Evanston into becoming the repository for the old CHA crowd. They're actually holding seminars to coach Sec. 8 tenants into getting into apts. here. Backed by the liberal Skokie "diversity" enthusiasts, they've pretty well succeeded. Anyone remember Skokie's vehicle sticker celebrating our "diversity"? Well here it is -- right on the ever more violent police blotter.


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