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Amid Chicago crime wave, 17-year-old shot a block away from President Obama’s house in the Kenwood area

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Chicago has been hit  with a recent surge in violent crime, that in recent weeks has included two  shootings of young men within blocks of the Obama household.


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Since before taking office, access has been restricted on the Chicago street where Barack Obama has a home.


Since before taking office, access has been restricted on the Chicago street  where President Barack Obama has a home.

A teenaged boy and a young man were shot within blocks of President Obama‘s  Chicago home in the past week, police said. The attacks are part of a wave of  violent crime that has recently swept through the Windy City.

The 17-year-old boy was shot twice around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday morning in  Kenwood.

Obama’s closely protected street is mere block east of the scene, reports CBS.

The boy was shot in the leg and posterior. He is currently in critical  condition at a nearby hospital.


He was one of at least seven people who were shot Friday night and Saturday  morning in Chicago, reports the Chicago Tribune.

This incident is disturbing similar to one from earlier in the week. Stephen  Williams, 23, was parked with his girlfriend in the same neighborhood, about  three blocks from the Obama home.



President Barack Obama during a visit to Chicago’s Kenwood  neighborhood on Aug. 12.

Two men approached the car with a handgun and attempted to rob the couple.  After Williams resisted, one man shot him dead.

Violent crime has been escalating in Chicago. Since last Thursday, at least  82 people have been shot in the city, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.


The city’s government plans to work closely with other law enforcement  agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals  Service, to confront this problem.

On Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the Chicago Police Department will extend its violence-reduction  initiative beyond the seventh and 11th districts.


Charles Rex Arbogast/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The home of President Barack Obama rises about the scrubs  and small trees in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago.

“After showing improvements in two districts that historically suffer from a  high crime rate, we are expanding our work with federal agencies to aggressively  grow this initiative,” Emanuel said.

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