Public Safety Update: April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019
Dear Neighbor:

Last night, following a verbal altercation between two women visiting our community from other parts of the city, a shooting occurred on the 5000 block of Winthrop Ave. The women involved are believed by police to know each other. One woman was shot in the leg and is expected to recover fully from her injuries. 

Thank you to the 20th District Police Officers who responded to this incident. If you have additional information regarding this case, please contact Area North Detectives at 312-744-8263. I will share more information about this incident with neighbors as it becomes available.

The 20th District has increased police presence in the Argyle area and I am working to have a new light and security camera installed mid-block on the 5000 block of Winthrop. 

At this time I would also like to extend my sorrow and sympathy toward those affected by the shooting at a synagogue in San Diego this weekend. The senseless gun violence that continues to take place our city and country can feel overwhelming. It is important that we come together to build bridges and understanding across communities.
 Sincerely,

Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th Ward