Everyone is aware of the violence plaguing the streets of Chicago, nowadays. The rampant shootings and warlike in neighborhoods in the “Windy City” have brought about the nickname “Chiraq.” Such problems cannot be expected to be contained within city limits. While nobody was killed, gunshots brought out police in Matteson, a neighboring suburb of Chicago in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
According to FOX 32 Chicago, police officers were called to the 900 block of Princeton Ave. in Matteson. Residents of the neighborhood complained of gunshots being fired nearby. Matteson police found 30 to 40 shell casings outside of a rental property where a house party was being held. Party-goers told police that the shooters fled the scene in a black Dodge Charger, but, at first, 15 to 20 people were arrested and taken into custody.
Police located the black Charger and two of its occupants were taken into custody after police found handguns on them. However, back at the house party, two more guns were discovered on the scene. Police negotiated for three hours with “numerous individuals were still inside of the the residence refusing to peacefully exit.” A few people surrendered to police, but the majority “adamantly refused” to turn themselves in. Eventually, police used an armored truck from the South Suburban Emergency Response Team as a battering ram on the front of the house to expel those “barricaded” inside. The house is now deemed “uninhabitable.”
In total 36 people people were arrested that night and taken into custody. The charges have not been released, but if the officers were there for the shooting and the guns, it seems that some folks’ rights may have been violated. No injuries. More people were arrested than shell casings found on the ground. All of them weren’t shooting. We will see what comes of this.