LOGAN SQUARE — Local police are holding a community safety meeting with bar owners along Milwaukee Avenue after a recent shooting that is believed to have stemmed from the late-night strip.
About 3:30 a.m. Sunday, a man shot two women he knew, 19 and 22, in the 2400 block of North Sacramento Avenue before fleeing, police said.
The women were shot in their legs and were taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where they were listed in good condition, police said.
The 14th Police District is hosting a “Logan Square business corridor safety discussion” after the shooting, which appears to be connected to one of the bars along Milwaukee Avenue.
The meeting is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at district headquarters, 2150 N. California Ave. It’s only for owners of late-night bars and restaurants in the 2300-2600 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.
Ald. Daniel La Spata’s 1st Ward office is putting on the meeting with local police to promote safety along the Milwaukee Avenue stretch and surrounding area, which has become a late-night bar and restaurant district in recent years. Some establishments are open until 3 a.m. on weekends.
“Alderman La Spata and the 1st Ward Office have had some successful meetings with 14th District and area businesses in the past, and the alderman supports efforts to ensure that our businesses and residents can thrive in a safe environment,” a La Spata staffer said in a statement.
It’s unclear which bar was involved. Police declined to answer further questions, citing an ongoing investigation. La Spata’s office couldn’t provide more information.
For more information about the meeting, email police directly at CAPS.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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