4 Shot in Burbank Thursday Morning

Four people were shot outside a home in Burbank early Thursday morning, Chicago Breaking News reported. An Oak Lawn Patch reader who went to the scene also shares her report.


Chicago Breaking News reported that four people were shot in the early morning hours outside a Burbank home on Thursday morning.

The shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. Thursday at 85th Place and Narragansett Avenue and appears to be gang-related Burbank cops said.

All four victims were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Oak Lawn Patch reader Bethany Jessie-Roche said she received a 5-part “Crime Alert for Burbank, IL” text message that read:

Apparently, there is a report of shots fired at 6401 W. 86th Street in Burbank, IL. Burbank police responded to 6401 W 86th St in regards to a 'shots fired' call. Upon arrival, officers encountered four persons who had been shot in an apparent gang motivated shooting.  None of the injuries are life-threatening.  No offenders have been identified however police believe this was an intended target and not random. The investigation is ongoing to identify/apprehend responsible parties.  Any person with information on this event should contact the Burbank police detectives at 708-924-7300.”

Roche went to the crime scene, took some photos, and gave us this report: 

“Upon arriving, I saw that there was crime tape, and several neighbors were outside. After I took a couple pictures, one of the teenage girls standing outside agreed to speak to me. She said that she was outside when it happened, and that there was blood all over the driveway. 

According to the girl, the four victims allegedly are members of a street gang who live at the residence that was targeted. Allegedly, an occupant of an address across the street from the home is a member of rival gang, Roche reported.

The home is across the street from Tobin Elementary School in Burbank.

Burbank HomeOwner August 04, 2012 at 06:25 PM
@Amy&J I agree people need to stop playing the blame game and grow up. Also how many of us at that age didn't sneak alcohol at parties. The issue at that house was that there was no noise and they were actually just having a good time. Were they wrong for drinking of course they are minors, but that was not the reason for the shooting. Unfortunitly society does a good job teaching people to play the blame game. One of the people that keeps posting dumb comments happens to have one of those white trash daughters that is a slut. I do pray that everything gets better at that house. The MOTHER is a hard working woman who is working hard to keep her and her children financially stable, and this just really has affected her. I WONDER WHY THIS ARTICLE NEVER STATED THAT ONE OF THE PEOPLE THERE WAS A 23 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO WAS ARRESTED FOR CONTRIBUTING ALCOHOL TO A MINOR FOR CONSUMPTION. His mother as well was arrested but again we as parents can try hard not to allow our kids to drink but can not control what their friends bring. (in my day they were called BEER RUNS)
Burbank HomeOwner August 04, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Seize this lady's house for real.. Are you STUPID??? Grow up.. I bet if your daughter gets caught up and the police find out she called the group that did the shooting you will be the first IDIOT crying how they forced her to make the call..
Burbank HomeOwner August 04, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Seize this lady's house for real.. Are you STUPID??? Grow up.. I bet if your daughter gets caught up and the police find out she called the group that did the shooting you will be the first IDIOT crying how they forced her to make the call..
Burbank HomeOwner August 04, 2012 at 07:12 PM
POLICE & FIRELorraine SwansonYesterday An 18-year-old, Frankfort man was charged with possession of cannabis, drug equipment and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a traffic… In this Article: Village of Oak Lawn Police Department And he isn't Mexican, or Arab, or Black
concerned August 04, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Thank you Linda! my kids went to Tobin and graduated from Reavis then things started to change from the kids hanging just for fun other people were purchasing houses to get away from the gangs in the city, well those people brought the problems and the gangs with them because their kids were already involved in gangs before moving to our peaceful community.
concerned August 04, 2012 at 09:36 PM
that's exactly how I feel - another town of Cicero. what used to be a single family home are being converted into illegal multi- family units so 3 families can benefit from what Burbank has to offer. they have children from 3 families going to school and guess who has to pay we do. My parents are retired and on a fixed income yet property taxes went up so we can accommodate these individual's that take advantage of the system.
Daniel Joseph August 04, 2012 at 11:26 PM
burbank home owner OPEN UR PINCHE OHOS! Quit belly achin about eatin beans and potatos. Properly spelled POTATOS. Nobody gave me a check to move here with disregard if I was able to pay it back.I have 4 homes on the block which are now vacant.If they ate POTATOS and beans thats their choice. Nobody forced them here. You want benefits here ?? LEARN ENGLISH. We didnt have these problems 10 years ago further more Im sure the home owner pays taxes they just have 15 people living with them!! Perhaps u should shut ur mouth
Daniel Joseph August 05, 2012 at 01:45 AM
You claim you drive your kids everywhere. Do you not feel they are safe to walk? Didn't have this problem years ago. You claim we "hate mexicans" then why do you choose to live here?? Perhaps you'd be more comfortable living in little village. I moved here to flee the trash that over took marquette park however the undesireables are trickling in. I agree with confiscating their home and evictions, hell half the neigborhoods already vacant
KittyKat August 05, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Correctly spelled it's "potatoes" --- I'm Mexican and I speak fluent Spanish. I speak Spanish at home to my mom and grandmother and dad (before he passed away). I also speak Spanish to my 14 year old son as well. I also speak Spanish to my mom when she goes to the Stickney Health Clinic (on Central) because she sometimes does not understand the questions the doctor asked her. She does speak English but people like YOU have made her feel doesn't speak it well enough that she needs me as her interpreter. But for you to say she has no right to receive the benefits of the clinic because she speaks Spanish is ridiculous! We've lived in Burbank since 1981 so if anything as a senior citizen she paid into those benefits. To say that people should just "LEARN ENGLISH" is incredibly ignorant. English is one of the hardest languages to learn to read, write, and speak. English is NOT phonetic like most other languages and has many words that sound the same but are spelled differently (these words are called homophones) and can be very confusing. (Interesting, for someone that wants others to "LEARN ENGLISH," your posts are filled with spelling/grammar errors --- perhaps you need to take some lessons yourself!!) One thing I love about the USA is my right to speak any language I want to speak. Interestingly, I don't see you making comments about the Polish speaking families that also go to the Clinic to "use the benefits" equally as you.
KittyKat August 05, 2012 at 04:30 AM
I've been here since 1981 granted I was a child when we moved here. My parents chose to live here because the loved the house they bought. It was different back in the 1980s. I could ride my bike everywhere and not be afraid. Child abductions were rarely heard of back then. I pay taxes just like everyone else. I am happy here and do not need to move anywhere.
KittyKat August 05, 2012 at 04:35 AM
I don't think people would want me owing a gun.
KittyKat August 05, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Who are "these people" that turn Burbank upside down? Is it just this one family that lives on your block or all of us? Because when you say "these people" you are grouping a whole bunch of people into one group. I've lived here since 1981, graduated from Burbank School and Reavis, attended MVCC, then UIC, then NEIU. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in Education. So I know I'm not one of "these people" you are talking about. I actually make it possible for your kids and grandkids to choose a college.
Tiffany August 05, 2012 at 09:05 AM
What is wrong with some of you people on here? I am not a racist or bigot. There are good and bad in every race white, black, Mexican, Arab, etc. And how dare any of you say that any kind of race doesnt belong here. It's called America. So if Mexicans belong in Mexico and Chinese belong in china etc..then if your white where do you belong? You must have a nationality white just ain't white so then we can say if your German then you belong in germany and if your polish you belong in poland and the list goes on. Being white doesn't make you any better to live in America than anyone else. And No I am not Mexican either if that's what you think I am White but I am not a racist like some of you posting comments on here. And fyi when you are 20 years of age you don't have a curfew so you can go out of your house at anytime to go to work, a store, a persons house etc.no matter if it was 330 am or 330 pm. And to Rick you narrow minded piece of crap my niece that got shot is not a chick and is not a loser she works a full time job and a lot of overtime and is not a gang member so unless you know the facts I suggest you shut your pie hole your probably one of the ones sitting on unemployment checks for 99 weeks while me and my family members work hard to pay into the system that pays you out to sit on your butt at home. Oh and sorry our health care is not free unlike yours we have good size premiums taken from our paychecks to have good health coverage every paycheck. You're a Loser.
Tiffany August 05, 2012 at 09:22 AM
@ Lorraine Swanson I will be contacting you as your request about fixing the information posted in the first story that was wrong info given and I am glad that you and your paper will do a follow up on this article with the correct info on my relative. Thank You. And the Burbank Police dept Now have the correct info after they came to the hospital and have all the evidence and statements to prosecute whoever did this and the police know that my relative was not a gang member nor ever was.
#1 Disgusted Resident August 06, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Who posted it, and where do you see others on this blog using the "HATE MEXICAN" speech? Where are the words?. Oh.. and posting "THE WHITE GIRL" also tells a lot.
#1 Disgusted Resident August 06, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Kitty Kat "these people" = gangbangers!
Outraged August 07, 2012 at 06:44 PM
That is the most absurd statement I have ever heard. When children grow up and enter H.S. and college, they meet a diverse group of people. Are you seriously going to tell me that you or someone you knew, did not have a friend who did things you did not agree with? Everyone crossed paths with the "kid who did drugs", the one who ran with the wrong crowd, that does not make you equivalent to that person.That in no way makes you part of a gang, or part of anything else any other friend was associated with!. People need to come off of their high horses here, and realize that you don't always know your friend's friends are, and their life's choices aren't always the same as yours. On a sidenote, people who are claiming others are in denial, look in the mirror. I love how the underage drinking is factoring in this situation. Granted they were not the legal age of 21, but at 19, I'm sure your kid is at some college doing the exact same thing! Just because they are confined in the walls of higher education, does not make them any better. At the end of the day, just because you are an innocent person sitting next to someone who is not,that does not entitle someone to shoot you. If that is the case, I feel sorry for anyone standing in line at the grocery store, in a mall, going to a movie, or sitting in a desk at school.That ignorance would mean we are always in danger, and people have the right to harm us as they see fit. Sounds ridiculous, right? Yes, just like the above comments!!!
QC August 07, 2012 at 07:29 PM
KittyKat Sounds like the people that you are ripping on, are also the same people who made it possible for you and your family to get the Education That You Have, the medical assistance and free schooling etc. Correct?
Ann Last August 07, 2012 at 07:30 PM
All this arguing is pointless. It's not a matter of who is more "right" or who is offended. The problem needs to be addressed by the authorities as well as by strong village ordinances and laws. We must participate in city council meetings and create such strong laws that gang bangers and other ne'er do wells feel the need to move elsewhere. Property seizure is one way to do this. If the city seized vehicles of unlicensed, revoked license and suspended license drivers (which they seem to pull over frequently) half these people wouldn't even drive through Burbank, let alone move here. We could auction the vehicles and hire more cops or fund schools.
QC August 07, 2012 at 08:02 PM
@Burbank HomeOwner "This may be the case in regards to the homeowner's son, however lets not sit an judge. " Let's not sit and judge??? All you've done is judge anyone who's posted on here! LOL
QC August 07, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Attn: Editor A LOT of swearing and off-color remarks on this Blog. Just FYI.
KittyKat August 07, 2012 at 11:54 PM
To QC -- "Sounds like the people that you are ripping on, are also the same people who made it possible for you and your family to get the Education That You Have, the medical assistance and free schooling etc. Correct?" Who made it possible for me to attend school? The residents in Burbank? I thought it was property taxes that my parents paid that provided me with the services that as a resident (and US citizen) of Burbank has rights to. I'm not ripping on anyone, I am trying to make a point that not all MEXICANS are gangbangers, not are all here illegally, not all are here maladjusted hoodlums. Sadly, I didn't qualify for financial aid until I was 24 years old because my parents made "too much" money. I'm still paying off my graduate college loans. I now pay property taxes that make it possible for my son to attend district 111 schools.
zippo August 16, 2012 at 02:43 AM
We need conceal and carry passed in Illinois. An armed society is a polite society. I carry a Utah cc permit that allows me to carry in 30 states but not in Illinois. Citizens that have weapons need to know how to use them. Join a range and shoot. Get instruction. Be informed if you decide to use a weapon to stop an intruder. You will be in a world of s h t if you kill someone with your weapon. Vote for our second amendment rights.justice, liberty and freedom for all.
moby dick August 16, 2012 at 06:20 AM
the girls that were there were gonna get a train ran on them thats why they were there at 3:30 in the am they wanted some sex and they wanted more than one guy thats why they were invited thats the truth amd if u dont like it then hide your kids hide your wife the gangbangers out here trying to run trains on them lmao
mel September 09, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Lets be real here people ........first off bad things happen but its over with lets just hope everyone comes out alive ....and secondly coming from a younger female 2 years out of highschool ( shying away from the "nightlife" from other girls disgusting mortifiying stories) lets just say they're not playing board games...nothing good goes on past midnight and in a teenage guys mind thats deff a booty call...
Lorraine Swanson (Editor) September 29, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Phyllis, you are welcome to repost without the profanity, which is a violation of Patch's terms of use. Please review, oaklawn.patch.com/terms.
Lorraine Swanson (Editor) September 29, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Thanks for commenting. The board is now closed.
south sider j August 24, 2013 at 03:52 PM
south sider j August 24, 2013 at 03:53 PM
the community should pool together and bring this house down and the people charged!! cmon!
south sider j August 24, 2013 at 03:53 PM
It's terrorism!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something