UPDATE——-One person was killed and four others wounded in a June 27 shooting at this house on the 100 block of Picton Road in Roselle.
In their first substantial statement since the shooting, Roselle police on Tuesday said more than 60 shots were fired in the fracas.
More than 60 gunshots were fired during a fracas at a rented house June 27 in Roselle in which one man was killed and four people were wounded, Roselle police said Tuesday.
Responding officers “were met with resistance” as they approached the home and tried to aid those who were shot, police said in a statement. No Roselle officers fired their weapons.
The police statement is the first substantial release of information since the day of the shootings, which occurred at a rented house in the first block of Picton Road.
Police gave the name of the man killed as James Elm of Maywood, though DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen previously identified him as 29-year-old Jamez Elem.
Police said the first shots came around 1:30 a.m. when someone opened fire with a handgun inside the house.
“It further appears that several other people at the incident also began firing handguns within the home. In total, over 60 gunshots were fired leaving one dead and four injured. No guns were fired by Roselle police officers,” the statement said.
The statement said many at the party left after the initial gunshots. “Few, if any, of the partygoers or victims are cooperating with the police or investigators in this case,” the statement said.
The statement did not indicate whether anyone is in custody. Roselle detectives, investigators from the MERIT major crimes task force, forensic unit investigators and the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office are working on the case.
Anyone with information was asked to contact police.
“In the days of social media, we see many rumors being passed along about this case. The Roselle Police Department needs to assemble as much valid information on this case as possible, we need to protect those victims in this case and bring those responsible to justice,” the statement said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Robert Gates at (630) 671-4027 or email him at email@example.com.
ORIGINAL POST——Chicago residents from Chicago Police District 11 rented a party house in Roselle . The news media is missing the growing problem in the Chicago suburbs. Everyone is distracted by the horrific numbers in the City and missing this migration of the problems to the suburbs where police are not experienced with Chicago style street gangs.
- Multiple people were shot and one was killed in a shooting in west suburban Roselle early Saturday morning, police said.
Roselle police responded about 1:30 a.m. June 27th to a report of multiple shots fired in the area of Picton and Roselle roads.
When officers arrived, they found multiple people had been shot and one was killed. Police did not immediately provide an exact number of shooting victims.
This has only been covered by a few small news outlets in the suburbs.
One dead and six wounded it turns out. Kind of an odd occurrence for suburban Roselle (87% white, median income $82,000). But then an e-mailer told us that it is home to a couple of those AirBnb’s and this shooting happened at one that rents for a few thousand dollars per weekend. It’s seems 200 guests showed up for a birthday party, all from the 011 District, and the usual 011 mayhem followed them to the leafy streets of Roselle.
Until the morning of the 27th of June, 2020:
Roselle is a suburb of Chicago and is a village located in both DuPage County and Cook in Illinois, United States. Located in the northeastern part of the state, Roselle was first incorporated in 1922 and is a bedroom community, with residents generally commuting to Chicago or nearby suburbs for their jobs. As of the 2010 census, the village’s population was 22,763. Roselle is a western suburb of Chicago and is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.
According to the data crunched by Movoto, Roselle is home to the 13th lowest violent crime in the places they reviewed. Low total crime scores make Roselle a secure place for Residents, who have only a 1 in 72 chance of being the victim of a crime.
See below for the activities of CPD District 11
- Friday, September 1, 2017 – CPD COMMUNITY ALERT – Wanted for Hit & Run (JA403381) 11th Dist
- Saturday, August 19, 2017 – CPD COMMUNITY ALERT – Armed Robberies (P17-N-182) 11th Dist
- Sunday, June 11, 2017 – CPD COMMUNITY ALERT – Armed Robberies (P17-N-138) 011th Dist
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – CPD COMMUNITY ALERT – Wanted for Leaving the Scene of TC (608-17-002) MAIU
- Monday, July 18, 2016 – CPD COMMUNITY ALERT – Wanted for Attempt Child Luring (HZ344255) 11th District
- Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – CPD COMMUNITY ALERT- Seeking to Identify for Homicide 011th District
- Saturday, June 25, 2016 – CPD COMMUNITY ALERT – Wanted for Attempt Child Luring (HZ317909) 11th District
- Friday, June 17, 2016 – CPD BUSINESS ALERT – Commercial Burg (P16-N-121) 11th District
- Friday, January 1, 2016 – CPD COMMUNITY ALERT – Agg Veh Hijack (P15-N-293) 11th Dist
- Friday, January 1, 2016 – CPD COMMUNITY ALERT – Burglaries (P15-N-292) 11th Dist
We guess that’s one way to keep the shootings down in the city – rent suburban party houses.
Maybe Groot can start a GoFundMe page?
Investigators and forensic examiners from the DuPage Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigations Team are assisting Roselle detectives in the case.
CHICAGO UNDER SEIGE
Remember yesterday when I posted that a source said downtown had been destroyed? At the time I didn’t know what that person meant as it was sent in an early morning text. Now we do. Read what one woman says about this weekend in Chicago in an open letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot. She is disgusted and after reading this, you may be as well.
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July 5, 2020
Regarding last night’s attacks on Michigan Ave., the Loop and the Chicago Police Department. I feel the need to speak out about the following events. The Red Line was used to facilitate mass crowds of people heading into the shopping districts and their surrounding areas. Stores and businesses, who have had to replace the glass on their store fronts due to your allowing protesters and terrorists destroy Chicago just a month ago, have had the newly replaced glass smashed again! Also, Chicago Police Officers had numerous things thrown at them, not to mention firecrackers. People out in our city trying to enjoy the 4th of July evening were terrorized. Last, but not least cars, windows, pretty much anything that could be broken or harmed was last night.
Not to mention, last weekend, I believe, there were hordes of people in Boystown without masks roaming the streets and causing chaos. They jumped on a squad with officers in the vehicle. They pounced up and down on the hood and roof of the car, threw stuff at the officers in the car all the while taunting and jeering at them. The officers were the picture of professionalism. They then moved onto a CTA bus, jumped on the from bumper, climbed on the bus and appeared to try and rock the bus back and forth.
Somehow, yet again, you fail to see in our Chicago Police Officers, Fire Fighters, CTA Personnel, Streets & San along with CDOT, all the departments in Chicago, the hardship they endure because you have failed to protect the City of Chicago. You have let it be known that it is okay to come into Chicago and cause chaos, have a melee, do anything you damn well please. It’s known the Mayor and the media don’t care, unless it is a city professional that is trying to do their job, whether protecting lives and property, saving people, making sure people get to where they need be, keep the city clean and repair our roads, and unless that person is offended or injured, by a city employee, you don’t care.
You and the media only care when a city employee can be disparaged. You will notify the media when you feel a city employee has stepped out of line. You will let the media know the most minor infraction and how you are going to handle this and this behavior won’t be tolerated. How about your behavior, Mayor Lightfoot. Explain to me why you let our city burn and harmed so many businesses. Many of which won’t be able to come back. Explain to me why our city is still under attack by these mobs. Explain to me why you hired 50 armed and unarmed security guards to roam the west and south sides that literally participated in foot chases all night. Please explain to me, another child’s death in the city.
Another child killed on the street, another family crushed. Not to mention the other men, women and children killed under your tenure. Families ruined by losses so big they’ll never be the same.
So, when you start work next week, tell the media that officer’s were lined up to keep the compression’s going while administering CPR to the latest victims of gunfire. Tell them that the paramedics and the fire department raced to save the lives of these people. Tell them how seasoned personnel wept at the sight of that poor child and the horror of innocent lives taken to soon.
In closing, the City of Chicago and it’s residents are under great strain and peril. Your lack of leadership and direction is becoming dangerous for all of us. I sincerely hope that you have thought of a strategy to keep us safe. Hopefully it will be much better than what you have done to all of us so far.
Kathie Mahoney Kathie Mahoney@facebook.com