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July 2, 2003
Inside Online
More Murder in Uptown
By Jim Sterne, News Editor

A shooting in the 4600 block of N. Broadway left one dead and one wounded at 5:15 a.m., yesterday. The victim was Stanley Grisby, 30, of the 4800 block of N. Kenmore Ave. He was pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wound to the chest. Another man was shot in the right calf and taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The offender was seen firing shots at the two victims who were on the sidewalk. The offender was described as a black male with a light complexion, 35-40, 5'5" to 5'8" and 145 to 165 lb., wearing a black baseball cap, black jacket, and white pants.

A witness at the scene reported a trail of blood on the sidewalk just north of the Red Line El station entrance on Broadway. The trail ended at the victim's body near a restaurant. According to the police report, gang activity is suspected.

Roy Meyer of the Magnolia/Malden Block Club keeps a tally of the crime in this area. "If the shootings are drug and gang related this will be the seventh such murder in Uptown in the last two years," Meyer said.

"We want to know where these offenders live," said James Cappleman, vice president of the Uptown Chicago Coalition. "We want to use the Gang and Drug House Ordinance that makes it possible to fine landlords up to $10,000 per day per offense."

"The community has been aware of these crimes for years. It is vital that the CTA, the Uptown Chamber of Commerce, and Ald. Shiller (46th) take appropriate action to ensure our safety," Cappleman added.

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