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Gunfire In Bucktown, Concerns About Violence To Be Discussed By Police And Ald. Brian Hopkins Tonight

The 2nd Ward alderman and local police officers will meet with residents at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk St.

An outdoor roll call of officers in the Shakespeare Police District (14th) took place Sunday, April 28 in the 1400 block of North Bosworth Avenue in response to recent shootings in the area.
Jonathan Zuluaga/Provided

WEST TOWN — In response to worries about increased violence in the area, Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) and officers from the Chicago Police Department’s Shakespeare District (14th) will meet neighbors at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk St.

The meeting follows a Beat 1433 outdoor roll call that took place early Sunday evening in the 1400 block of North Bosworth Avenue. (That’s the block where neighbors reporting hearing gunfire on Easter).

Resident Jonathan Zuluaga, who attended Sunday’s roll call and will attend Monday’s meeting, told Block Club Chicago he and his neighbors have recently found shell casings on the ground.

“With so many schools and parks close to Bosworth and Blackhawk, a lot of families are scared about the uptick in violence,” he said.

To contact Hopkins, visit his ward office in person at 1400 N. Ashland Ave., go to his website, call 312-643-2299 or email

To contact the Shakespeare District, visit its headquarters at 2150 N. California Ave., check out the the district’s website, call 312-744-8290, follow @ChicagoCaps14 on Twitter, call 312-744-8290 or email