New reports of “wilding” have resurfaced, with large groups of teens on Monday starting at the Red Line Chicago station and spreading out on North Michigan Avenue to wreak havoc. These details were posted on Chicago’s EveryBlock site based on police scanner reports.
Further corroboration of the wilding could be found in comments on Second City Cop. A disturbing part of the EveryBlock report was that police allegedly pushed some of the youths back on to Red Line trains at Chicago:
Toward the end of rush hour several CPD units corralled a large part of the group back toward the red line station on Chicago and State hoping to clear the area from disturbances. Once the train platform filled up with the youths, several fights broke out requiring more units to come in as back up. The police acted quickly and once again very little damage resulted. As one train headed south more trouble ensued.
Mind you now, none of this has been corroborated by police. But if true, that’s a disturbing development.
These reports of violence may be related to the shooting Monday night at the Roosevelt Green and Orange Line station. One teen was injured in the platform shooting. Two other teens are in custody.
Guardian Angels patrol CTA rail lines. Monday’s shooting prompted Chicago’s Guardian Angels to announce it will start patrolling the area around the Roosevelt station. The Guardian Angels said they assisted in arrests of four suspects who beat and robbed a man of his iPhone.