Yep. The title's right. There was a shooting last night at Diversey and Albany. From the two emails I recieved about it, it happened at about 6:30pm by the store. From what I'm gathering, two gang members were shot. A total of six shots were fired, I'm told. It is not known if the vitcims were just wounded or if they died. It's also not known if the shooting was gang related but I will try to gather information on it.
It seems the non sense of shootings has started up again. This is like the third shooting, I believe, in about three weeks in the neighborhood. It's getting out of hand again. Why are these shootings happening? Gang related stuff, a grudge, boyfriend/girlfriend issues or all of the things listed? I think everything listed, but whatever it is, it has to stop. For crying out loud, the shooting happened on a special holiday. It also took place about two or three blocks from the Blue Line station at Milwaukee and Kedzie, where tons and tons of commuters are at almost every minute of each day. Imagine if this happened at the station. We would've had a major mess on our hands.
I really hope the offenders are caught and arrested. This kind of non sense shouldn't be happening. If you really want to shoot someone, go to a war zone or something and battle it out there.
- Thank you,
UPDATE, at 6:19pm: I'm told that one vitcim was shot in the arm, leg and face and is due for plastic surgery while another vitcim was shot in the head and is in critical condition.
UPDATE, 1/23/09: The incident is confirmed to be gang related. I'm told that this incident did not "start" at Diversey and Albany, but "ended" there after a police chase. Also, the vitcim that was shot in the head is now brain dead.
UPDATE, 11/24/09: I recieved a comment from someone claiming to be a relative of one of the vitcims. They're saying the vitcim wasn't a gangbanger. They allege he was saying "hi" to some of his friends when he was shot.
UPDATE, 1/31/09: Here are the statistics on this shooting:
Date/time: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:38:00
Address: 2800 N ALBANY AVE
UCR code: 041A
Crime Type: AGGRAVATED BATTERY
Secondary - AGGRAVATED: HANDGUN
Domestic related: No