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Volunteer shot while canvassing for 15th Ward candidate Joseph Williams

A campaign worker was recovering Monday after being shot in the leg while campaigning for 15th Ward aldermanic candidate Joseph Williams on Sunday.

Maxwell Little was going door to door to garner support for Williams when the shooting occurred at about 1:45 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the city’s West Englewood neighbourhood.

Little was on the sidewalk and streaming on Facebook Live when a man wearing a red mask shot him. The video shuts off just as he was shot in the leg.

In a statement Sunday afternoon, 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez called the shooting “the same type of mindless gun violence we have seen in other neighbourhoods,” and said gun violence in the area “must be confronted and addressed directly and without excuses.”

CPD Reportedly Guarding Chicago Alderman

Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News

A Chicago alderman is reportedly under police guard after the Chicago Sun Times reports he received a threat from a street gang.

Southwest Side Alderman Raymond Lopez has been vocal about this opposition to the street gangs suspected in several high profile shootings in his 15th ward.

“The wake-up call has been here and it’s time for us to act. It is time for each and every one of us to start looking at what’s going on on our blocks,” said Ald. Lopez.

Lopez’s comment came after a weekend shooting near a memorial.

Chicago police believe the two people who were shot and killed during a memorial for a man fatally shot earlier that day were all members of the same street gang and were likely killed by a rival gang.

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