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DISGUSTING Veteran Hater Blasts a Dead War Hero ‘F*ck Chris Kyle’

A person by the name of Abby Martin, who is the founder of a very small social media following used her Facebook page to attack a dead war hero. Not just any dead hero, but Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

Maybe it makes her feel strong and bigger than life to target a person who has died because he can’t fight back to defend himself.

However, its the very freedom that Chris Kyle fought for that grants her the vile hatred that she spews online.

Abby Martin designed a t-shirt that says “F*ck Chris Kyle’.

Here’s the post that Abby Martin has on her Facebook page:

Abby Martin blasts dead war hero with vile hatred

At first glance, many people I know thought she was just wishing she could have Chris Kyle and took it literally. However, this is not the case. Abby Martin makes her disdain known for Chris Kyle and her follower’s do as well.

We live in wild times where American citizen’s who live in the bubble that is protected by our brave soldiers utilize the very freedoms that they take for granted to attack those who protect it.

It’s these people who have no understanding of the dangers in our world, and are blinded by the political agenda’s that certain group’s push on people.

Chris Kyle is an American hero who is an easy target because he is no longer alive. Abbey Martin is just a coward hiding behind the freedoms that our military has granted her when she was born on this great land that we call the United States of America.

Chris Kyle cannot fight back, but I’m alive and so are you and we must ensure to stand up for him as he has kept our families safe from the evil people who would like to kill every last one of us Americans.

Chris Kyle is a hero.


 

MUST WATCH!!! Video Of Rancher Killed By Feds Shows Why He Was Angry – BLM Stole His Water

No matter what you think about the standoff in Oregon, this video shows rancher LaVoy Finicum was a man who was just trying to get by. All he wanted to do was feed and water his cows, and to take care of his family. It is stunningly heartbreaking that a man who merely wanted to keep his livestock fed and watered was shot down in a dispute over the federal government’s totalitarian control of public land.

If you know the story of the “Oregon Standoff,” this video will make you cry. A good man, who just wanted to feed his cattle, was gunned down in Oregon, standing up to a government that stole water meant for his livestock. He was so angry with a government that made his already hard life, harder, he took a stand. This is the plight of ranchers across America who are barely subsisting under the Obama administration.

Share this video liberally. Our government killed a good man. A man who was just trying to get by, and who was just trying to take care of his family.

Rest in peace, LaVoy, rest in peace.

 


 

BOMBSHELL: Rancher LaVoy Finicum Shot and Killed by Feds While he was laying face down in the street

BURNS – Oregon standoff spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was killed and other top leaders of the wildlife refuge occupation were arrested Tuesday after law enforcement officials stopped vehicles about 15 miles north of Burns.

Authorities did not release the name of the person who died at the highway stop, but two sources told The Oregonian/Oregonlive that it was Finicum, 55, of Cane Beds, Arizona, one of the cowboy-hat-wearing faces of the takeover.

audio statement from witness:

State police later confirmed that troopers were involved in a shooting about 4:30 p.m. along U.S. 395 about 20 miles north of Burns.

Ryan Bundy, 43, of Bunkerville, Nev., suffered a minor gunshot wound in the confrontation and was arrested.

Also arrested were his brother, Ammon Bundy, 40, of Emmett, Idaho, Ryan W. Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Mont., Brian Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada, and Shawna J. Cox, 59, of Kanab, Utah. They were charged with conspiracy to impede federal officers, a felony.

Finchum’s daughter said her father was to be part of the entourage going to John Day.

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said that Ammon Bundy called his wife, Lisa Bundy, from the back of a police car on Tuesday night.

Fiore, a vocal supporter of the Bundy family, said that Ammon Bundy told his wife that Finicum was cooperating with police and had put his hands up. Then, Fiore said, Bundy told his wife that he watched police shoot Finicum three times. She said that Ammon Bundy also said Finicum was on the ground when he was shot.

Finicum on Monday said in a radio blog interview that he sensed heightened activity from federal law enforcement.


 

BREAKING: Muslim Teen Refugee Charged With MURDER For Beating 97-Yr-Old WWII Veteran To Death

From KCCI

DES MOINES, Iowa —A Des Moines man who beat an elderly neighbor to death was sentenced Monday in a Polk County court.

Last month, a judge found Ngor Makuey, 20, guilty of first-degree murder. Makuey broke into the home of Rupert and Harriet Anderson and attacked the couple, killing Rupert with a metal spatula.

Makuey’s attorney used the insanity defense during the trial, but witnesses say they saw no signs of mental illness.

Makuey received a sentence of life in prison plus two years sentence for Count 2 as well as ordered to pay a restitution of $150,000. Count 2 is assault with intent to commit serious injury.

Counts 3 and 4 will run concurrently with Count 1.  Count 3 was the first-degree robbery and Count 4 was the first-degree burglary.

Judge Jeffrey Farrell said Count 2 is to run consecutively to respect that there was a second victim in this case.

Shitbag Parents React

From Whotv.com

DES MOINES, Iowa – Moments before an elderly man was killed and his wife beaten, the 19-year-old accused killer asked his parents for permission to go for a walk. When he came home he had blood on his clothes. Now police are trying to figure out why a teen who has never been in trouble with the law could be accused of such a horrible crime.

In a desperate plea for help, 94-year old Harriet Anderson called 9-1-1 after she and her husband were attacked in their home here on East 46th Street Wednesday evening. “Somebody got in the house and attacked me and my husband and I’m all bloody. And I’m an old woman,” Mrs. Anderson told the dispatcher. “And I’m on the floor and my husband’s been hit in the head.”

But help would come too late. Anderson’s husband, 97-year-old Rupert Anderson died after the attack. Minutes after police arrived, 19-year-old suspected killer Ngor Makuey walked past the police car of one of the responding officers with blood on his sweatshirt. The police car’s dash camera caught a shot of Makuey. It was shown to neighbors and he was arrested.

Police say what makes this case so disturbing, there didn’t seem to be a motive for the attack, and Makuey has no criminal history. “Zero histories. I mean zero. There’s nothing until last night,” said Des Moines Police Sergeant Jason Halifax, “(He) knocked on the door, and I think the initial request was something about a pet. No known connection between him and a pet. We don’t believe he has a pet or had a pet there at any time. She made some comment about what the hours of the business are and then the assault begins.”

Makuey was found at his parents’ home about a block away from the Andersons. He is charged with murder and attempted murder. Makuey is not a US citizen. His parents, who immigrated to the US from Ethiopia 12-years ago, think their son is innocent.

“I have never seen that kid get in trouble with somebody else,” said Makuey’s father, Jinud Ruth. “He’s a very respectful child. And he never disrespects anyone. I’ve never seen him get in a fight with other people.”

Makuey’s parents say the teen enjoys school and ran track for Southeast Polk High School. They say he wanted to grow up to be a rap star. “Even if you come here in the middle of the night you can hear his voice singing in his room. Always came down smiling in the face. I’m very proud of him,” his father said.

As for the blood that was found on Makuey’s sweatshirt, his mother, Mangum Padiet said, “The blood was just a little was on the sweater here,” she said pointing to her wrist, “Not on arm. It just over here. A little thing. And that’s what the police say my son killed a 97-year-old. My son went there and he beat him up and that. That’s what the police tell me. And I say I don’t believe that too.”

Padiet says she is waiting for police to analyze the blood. “I’m waiting for results to see exactly if my son did it. Right now I don’t think so, my son did it.”

Makuey’s parents say he didn’t even know the Andersons and would have no reason to commit such a horrible crime.

“A young man you know invades somebody’s house and just beat them up without any reason,” Ruth said, “That can’t happen.”

Makuey’s parents say the blood on their son’s sweatshirt was dried. They believe it came from lamb he had been cooking. Makuey is being held in the Polk County Jail.


 

UNBELIEVABLE: 36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes

From IBD

How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their “fair share” of taxes.

Because how unfair — indeed, un-American — it is for an office worker like, say, Warren Buffet’s secretary to dutifully pay her taxes, while some well-to-do people with better educations and higher incomes end up paying a much smaller tax rate.

Or, worse, skipping their taxes altogether.

A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama’s executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven’t paid any share, let alone their fair share.

Previous reports have shown how well-paid Obama’s White House staff is, with 457 aides pulling down more than $37 million last year. That’s up seven workers and nearly $4 million from the Bush administration’s last year.

Nearly one-third of Obama’s aides make more than $100,000 with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200, each.

The IRS’ 2010 delinquent tax revelations come as part of a required annual agency report on federal employees’ tax compliance. Turns out, an awful lot of folks being paid by taxpayers are not paying their own income taxes.

The report finds that thousands of federal employees owe the country more than $3.4 billion in back taxes. That’s up 3% in the past year.

That scale of delinquency could annoy voters, hard-pressed by their own costs, fears, and stubbornly high unemployment despite Joe Biden’s many promises.

The tax offenders include employees of the U.S. Senate who help write the laws imposed on everyone else. They owe $2.1 million. Workers in the House of Representatives owe $8.5 million, Department of Education employees owe $4.3 million and over at Homeland Security, 4,697 workers owe about $37 million. Active duty military members owe more than $100 million.

The Treasury Department, where Obama nominee Tim Geithner had to pay up $42,000 in his own back taxes before being confirmed as secretary, has 1,181 other employees with delinquent taxes totaling $9.3 million.

As usual, the Postal Service, with more than 600,000 workers, has the most offenders (25,640), who also owe the most — almost $270 million. Veterans Affairs has 11,659 workers owing to the IRS $151 million while the Energy Department that was so quick to dish out more than $500 million to the Solyndra folks has 322 employees owing $5 million.

The country’s chief law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, has 2,069 employees who are nearly $17 million behind in taxes. Like Operation Fast and Furious, Attorney General Eric Holder has apparently missed them too.

As with ordinary people, the IRS attempts to negotiate back-tax payment plans with all delinquents, whose names cannot be released. But according to current federal law, the only federal employees who can be fired for not paying taxes are IRS workers.


 

SHAMEFUL: Helping a Hero Using Donations and Wounded Veterans To Fund Founder’s Lavish Lifestyle

STOP DONATING TO HELPING A HERO UNTIL THEY RELEASE THEIR RECORDS

We’ve been trying hard to show the public what this charity is doing and it’s downright disgusting. How many severely wounded veterans have to speak out before people listen? How many times will Helping a Hero and Meredith Iler try to hide their records? How many more times will they screw over veterans?

Just because you have gotten veterans into homes, it doesn’t mean you have a free pass to spend money that was intended for those veterans. That is NOT how a 501C3 works Meredith Iler, and you deserve to be locked in Federal Prison for the rest of your miserable life, and we wounded veterans will ensure the ‘Helping A Hero’ has all its records turned over so proper adjudication can be made by the State of Texas.

Here’s a list of just a few articles about Helping A hero and their illegal activities:

  • http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/investigates/2015/10/19/more-veterans-take-issue-with-home-building-charity/74242768/
  • http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/investigates/2014/11/06/helping-a-hero-accused-of-misleading-and-exploiting-veterans/18627319/
  • http://montgomerycountypolicereporter.com/helping-a-hero-loses-court-battle-to-hide-records/
  • http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Vets-candidate-call-for-accountability-from-5598568.php
  • http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Questions-raised-about-Houston-charity-that-5385922.php
  • http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Ethics-concerns-dog-socialite-veterans-charity-5432687.php
  • http://www.click2houston.com/news/helping-a-hero-organization-accused-of-nontransparent-finances/26786208
  • http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Veteran-home-building-lawsuit-ends-in-settlement-5803117.php
  • http://www.houstonpress.com/news/charity-that-builds-custom-homes-for-wounded-veterans-once-again-facing-fraud-allegations-6730384

via Dolcefino Consulting: State District Judge Michael Landrum has rejected attempts by the controversial Houston Veteran’s Charity Helping a Hero to conceal 2014 financial records.

Helping a Hero wanted to keep the financial records secret from Dolcefino Consulting, an investigative communications firm in Houston run by longtime television investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino.

Dolcefino Consulting has been probing the financial practices of Helping a Hero since 2013 at the request of several disabled veterans who think the charity cheated them.

“This charity gets millions of dollars in donations and then spends money trying to fight the public’s right to see how they spend the money”, says Wayne Dolcefino. “In my view that forfeits their right solicit donations.”

Helping a Hero has been the target of complaints from veterans across the country.

In April 2014 Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson told the charity to comply with Texas non-profit laws and the charity did release some financial records.

Since December, Dolcefino Consulting has been fighting to see the way donations were spent in 2014 and has now filed a criminal complaint against the charity with the Harris County District Attorney.

“These laws are useless if Ms. Anderson doesn’t vigorously enforce the right of all Harris County taxpayers to see how their money is spent,” says Dolcefino. “These charities are tax exempt as part of a contract with the people of Texas.”

Wounded veterans are being used as a tool to open doors on the hill and in the corporate world. Fundraising and lobbying is quite a lucrative business. Working for free? That’s just mincing words. How much business has Strategic Alliance conducted whilst traveling and conducting business on Helping a Hero dime? Though not illegal it is unethical. How many elected politicians and law enforcement officials have employed the services of Meredith Iler in their campaigning and fundraising? Where are they when their true constituents need them? Who has paid $50,000 to Meredith Iler for a meeting with Secretary Gates? She loves to brag about it along with her ability to graft 20% off of her fundraising ventures.

How much money has she made from Arbonne? How much Arbonne products did she buy with donor money? Did you donate money for Meredith Iler to buy makeup so that she could profit from it? Why not just write your check out to Arbonne? Look how much love she has for wounded veterans as she demonstrates it with her slanderous and defamatory scratching and clawing for survival.

There are plenty of organizations out there that help veterans without any unethical behavior whatsoever. Ask yourself why Meredith Iler is fighting tooth and nail to prevent the latest financials from being released.

Email Harris County TX District Attorney, Devon Anderson, and tell her to bring criminal charges.

Email: da@dao.hctx.net


 

Greek Island Turns Into War Zone as Muslim Migrants Clash (VIDEO)

(BREITBART) The Greek island of Lesbos has been turned into a war zone by rioting migrants, leaving the island’s 85,000 residents in despair. Around 25,000 migrants are currently camped out on the island with hundreds more arriving daily, leading to frequent violent clashes and rioting despite their claim to be fleeing violence.

Located just 6 miles from the Turkish shore, the migrants come over in inflatable boats which they cut up on arrival to prevent being turned back, expecting to be able to quickly travel on by ferry to mainland Europe, German station RTL has reported.

Instead, they are being held on the Island while the police issue emigration documents, a delay which can take days. The wait is causing tension between groups as Afghans accuse Syrians of getting preferential treatment by the authorities, leading to vicious violent clashes.

As rocks, bottles and municipal bins fly, one tearful local woman told RTL “We are in danger, every day, every minute. We need someone to protect us. They come into our houses. I want to go to work, but I can’t. Our children want to go to school, but they can’t. They have stolen our lives!”

Another yells at the migrants flinging rocks as they pass his house: “Go away from here! This is private land! Respect Greece!”

WATCH:

The full video is here.

The main town of Lesbos, Mytilene, now resembles a war zone as the migrants rip apart the infrastructure and use the town as a urinal. Mayor Galinos helpless in the face of such an onslaught is out of ideas, and is calling on the European Union to do something.

“This is a ticking time bomb that will go off soon,” he said. “We have managed to avert some catastrophes, but we need help, more ferries. This island is so small, we can’t solve a worldwide humanitarian crisis by ourselves. The European Union needs to act.”

Monday night saw fresh clashes as 2,500 surged towards a government chartered ferry bound for Athens. Just a dozen police and coastguards, armed with batons, struggled to control the crowd by shouting “keep back”.

Junior interior minister Yiannis Mouzalas told local radio “the situation is on the verge of explosion.” It is a scene being replicated on islands all along Greece’s coastline.

Evangelos Meimarakis, leader of Greece’s right wing New Democracy party which could retake power this month, said the country should strengthen its borders to as to dispel “the message that ‘it’s good over here, come over’”.


 

TSA Workers Fired for Rigging Body Scanner so they Could Grope Attractive Passengers [VIDEO]

(Controversial Times) A pair of TSA agents was fired after a plot to grope attractive passengers was uncovered.

Yasmeen Shafi, 22, was told by her colleague, Ty Spicha, 27, whenever a man he found attractive walked up to the security checkpoint at Denver International Airport in Colorado.

A Denver Police Department report describes Shafi and Spicha’s plot”

When a male he [Spicha] finds attractive comes to be screened by the scanning machine, he will alert another TSA screener to indicate to the scanning computer that the party being screened is female.

When the screener does this, the scanning machine will indicate an anomaly in the genital area.


A TSA spokesman said: “These alleged acts are egregious and intolerable. TSA has removed the two officers from the agency. All allegations of misconduct are thoroughly investigated by the agency. And when substantiated, employees are held accountable.”

Because no victims have been identified yet, no criminal charges have been filed.


 

‘COPS ARE RACIST & ISLAMOPHOBIC’: For Shooting Muslim Who Plotted to Behead Them

Up is down and down is up now in Obamaland.

Usaama Rahim, 26, man authorities said was under round-the-clock surveillance, was shot and killed when the officer and agent confronted him, according to the Globe.

“He was someone we were watching for quite a time. The level of alarm brought us to question him today. I don’t think anybody expected the reaction we got out of him,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said Tuesday.

Following the arrest of another man, David Wright, in connection with the case Tuesday night, a law enforcement source told the Globe the investigation was related to a plot to kill a law enforcement officer.

Wednesday police sources told the Boston Globe they had to act quickly.

“We believe the intent was to behead a police officer,” a source said. “We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday.”

But that didn’t stop the Black Lives Matter crowd and the usual “Islamophobia” suspects from making their groundless accusations.

(Bizpac Review)

He “lunged at the police with the knife” but was shot in the back by them? Was he lunging backward?! Not buying it. #UsaamaRahim

— Aisha❥ (@Misss_Aisha) June 3, 2015

Pray4 my younger brother Usaama Rahim shot 3 X in his back by Boston Police then dying His last words I can’t breathe pic.twitter.com/XcZWeiigtg

— Ibrahim Rahim (@rahim_imam) June 2, 2015


 

#BlackLivesMatter: 30 Shot In Chicago Since Friday- Gun Control Success!

(Weasel Zippers) The article linked below only covers the Saturday shootings. This one covers the Friday shootings, including of an 81-year-old grandmother. “This is the genocide that happens in our backyard,” said one neighbor.

But #BlackLivesMatter, right?

From the Chicago Tribune

Two women shot during a chaotic exchange of gunfire happened upon by a police supervisor were among 18 people wounded by gunfire since late Saturday morning, according to police.

The most recent shooting happened about 3:20 a.m. on the 6100 block of South Martin Luther King Drive in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The victim, a 31-year-old man, was shot in the leg, police said. No other details were immediately available.

Earlier, at 2:50 a.m. in the 900 block of West 52nd Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a supervisor patrolling the area heard gunfire and saw a car fleeing the scene, police said. As the supervisor approached 52nd Street, the shooting continued, and the supervisor called for more police and ambulances.

“They’re still shooting over there,” the dispatcher said after the supervisor repeated a call for help. “Get some cars over there with him, (he’s) on scene.”

Officers found a 25-year-old woman who had been grazed in the neck and another woman, 25, with leg and buttocks wounds. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital and both are expected to survive, police said.

One of the women was in the back of an ambulance with paramedics tending to her as police combed the scene for evidence. A woman opened the door and spoke for a couple of minutes with the paramedic. When an officer walked up, hands tucked into his vest, she walked away.

Police taped off 52nd Street between Sangamon and Peoria while officers searched nearby vacant lots with flashlights. Most of the lots are overgrown with grass that’s waist-high or taller. Plastic cups and boxes that held liquor bottles littered the street.

“The one with the …” an officer yelled toward another officer as he pointed to his neck.

“She went to County,” another officer said, referring to Stroger Hospital by its former name.

About 90 minutes after the shooting, someone fired at least a dozen shots south of the scene. A small crowd yelled for the police.

The supervisor who first responded to the shooting sped away, toward the gunfire. The tape tied to his car broke as he drove away.

The attacks bring to at least 40 the number of people shot, one of them fatally, since Friday afternoon in Chicago.

In other shootings:

• A 31-year-old man was shot in a domestic-related incident at 12:30 a.m. Sunday on the 5300 block of South Campbell Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. The man suffered a through-and-through gunshot wound in the cheek, police said. He was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

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• A 33-year-old woman walked into Norwegian American Hospital with a gunshot wound to her arm about 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the West Side. She was transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said. The shooting happened in the 900 block of North Harding Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

• Someone shot a 48-year-old man in the leg about 1:35 a.m. Sunday in the 8200 block of South Kimbark Avenue in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in stable condition. He was sitting on his porch when someone opened fire from a passing sedan, police said.

• Another woman, 25, was shot in the back about 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of West 62nd Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said. She and others were in the backyard of a house on that block when someone fired shots from across the Southwest Side alley, hitting the woman. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

• A 30-year-old man driving a black Maserati pulled up to the Deering District station about 1:15 a.m. Sunday to tell police he had been shot in the wrist. The man was driving south on Wentworth Avenue near 37th Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side when someone shot at his car, police said. The man was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in good condition.

• A 52-year-old man walked into Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park with a gunshot wound to the leg after someone shot him about 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of West 116th Place in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The man was walking when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle, police said.
• A 35-year-old man was wounded in Little Village in a shooting in the 2500 block of South Harding Avenue, police said. That happened about 9:05 p.m. Saturday He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with leg and abdomen wounds, police said. Additional details about that shooting weren’t immediately available.

Police closed a portion of Harding — a one-way street — in that Southwest Side neighborhood because officers found shell casings next to a car. An officer yelled at two men in Spanish who walked under the crime scene tape. Neither responded except for a grin when they turned away after the officer was done yelling.

• About 9:05 p.m. Saturday in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, a 28-year-old man sitting in a car was shot in the 4600 block of North Malden Avenue. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had been stabilized, police said.

• About 4 p.m. Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, a 46-year old was shot in the leg in the 1500 block of South Kolin Avenue, police said. He was taken Mount Sinai, where his condition stabilized. A person of interest was in custody and being questioned in connection with the shooting, police said.

• About 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the North Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side, a 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the 4300 block of South Oakenwald Avenue and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

• Around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 7400 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The man was in fair condition after going to St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center for treatment, Sweeney said.

• About noon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 15-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man were attacked in the 1400 block of North Springfield Avenue, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman.

Both victims were in serious condition at Norwegian American Hospital, with the boy suffering three gunshot wounds to the groin and the man shot in the abdomen, leg and hip, Sedevic said. Police were not immediately releasing any details regarding the shooting.

• Earlier, in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, a 17-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man were shot about 10:55 a.m. near Pershing Road and Calumet Avenue, Sedevic said. The two were walking in the area when someone came up and fired shots, Sedevic said.

The 25-year-old was shot in the hand and back and was in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, she said. The 17-year-old fled and went to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment, where he was in good condition with a graze wound to the torso.