Chicago alderman living outside in Englewood to draw attention to violence; gunfire caught on video

Ald. David Moore says he plans to stay until police offer clear strategy for ending drug dealing in area

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Ald. camps out to draw attention to violence; gunfire caught on video
Chicago Alderman David Moore is living outside on 73rd Place in Englewood to draw attention to violence in the area. Gunfire was caught on video.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago alderman is calling attention to the violence and drug problem in the city's Englewood neighborhood by living outside.

Alderman David Moore, with the 17th Ward, has been on 73rd Place since Friday.

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Moore has described the block as an open air drug market.

He chronicled his stay on a Facebook Live, which was interrupted by gunfire over the weekend.

Several rounds of gunfire could be heard on the video.

Moore said he plans to remain on that block until police offer a clear strategy for ending the drug dealing there.

Over 70 were shot, nine fatally, from Friday to Monday in Chicago.

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