Micaela Velez Obituary, Death– On Monday afternoon, a man’s body was discovered shot to death on the Lower West Side, along with the bodies of two other individuals who had been killed down in separate attacks. The alderperson for the neighborhood stated that these shootings may have been connected to an ongoing gang struggle. There was only a 45-minute gap between each of the three shootings that took place. Your Everyday Kind of Ald. The representative for the 25th ward, Byron Sigcho-Lopez, was quoted in the Sun-Times as saying that an initial investigation by the police found “there may be a connection” between the double homicide and the earlier murder. The statement was made in reference to the fact that the police found “there may be a connection” between the two crimes.
According to Sigcho-Lopez, it appears that the two shootings are connected to an ongoing gang battle that has finally come to a climax. The conflict between the two gangs has now reached a critical point. He continued by saying, “There is always concern of revenge, and now [it has] escalated,” while pointing out that the second gunshot was captured on film by a nearby police surveillance camera. “There is always concern of retaliation,” he said. He stated that there was always the possibility of reprisal.
According to the information provided by the Chicago Police Department, the initial incident involved a man of the same age who had been shot many times on the 2200 block of South Bell Avenue. After being found on the 2200 block of West Cermak Road, which is located just around the corner, he was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the facility. Over the past weekend, Sigcho-Lopez was quoted as saying that officials were maintaining a heightened level of vigilance in that area due to the possibility that there could be violent activity there.
At around 1:45 p.m., a man and a woman were both shot while they were driving east in the 2400 block of West 21st Street. This incident took place only a few blocks away from the earlier shooting. The police claim that the vehicle came to a stop after colliding with another vehicle in the block that followed. According to the police, a man in his 30s and a woman in her late 20s were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident after being involved in what looks to have been a disturbance with bystanders. Additionally, an officer sustained injuries during this incident. The identification of Micaela Castaneda as the person who had passed away was made public by the office of the medical examiner in Cook County.
The officer was “maintaining control of the scene” when she suffered an injury to her leg, as stated in the report that was filed by the police department. Three persons have been arrested and brought into custody in connection with the event; they are currently being questioned there. The police blocked off two vehicles: a green Jeep on the west side of Western Boulevard with a half dozen evidence markers nearby and a black Honda with front-end damage on the east side of Western Boulevard. Both of these vehicles were in the middle of Western Boulevard. During the course of the inquiry, the officers located a woman who was in the area and was crying. “I recently had to say goodbye to my sister,” she observed. Others from the families of the victims and friends of the victims arrived at Mount Sinai, but they declined the reporter from the Sun-Times’ offer to talk with them.