Gunmen wanted in string of carjackings on West Side, Bucktown: police

At least eight carjackings have been reported, mostly in West Garfield Park and West Humboldt Park, police say.

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A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in a July 1 shooting.

Several carjackings were reported on the West and North sides since April.

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Police are warning residents of a pattern of recent carjackings in the West Garfield Park, West Humboldt Park and Bucktown neighborhoods.

A group of armed men, between 15 and 20 years old, are wanted in a series of eight carjackings since late April, Chicago police said in a community alert.

The carjackings happened:

  • about 6:30 p.m. April 28 in the 4000 block of West Washington Boulevard;
  • about 9:50 p.m. April 29 in the 1600 block of West North Avenue;
  • about 6:20 p.m. May 6 in the 300 block of North Keeler Avenue;
  • midnight May 6 in the 3900 block of West End Avenue;
  • about 9:50 p.m. May 6 in the 1100 block of North Kostner Avenue;
  • about 10:40 p.m. May 6 in the 4300 block of West Thomas Street;
  • about 11:35 p.m. May 6 in the 1000 block of North Kedvale Avenue; and
  • about 12:35 p.m. May 9 in the 1600 block of North Wood Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 or 312-744-0570.

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