Our community has had it's first shooting of the year, according to reports I'm getting. And I'm sure this certainly won't be the last. So, anyway, at about 8:40pm last night, according to Chicago Breaking News, two men in their early to mid 20s were driving west on Diversey when someone opened fire on them from across the street. According to Chicago News Report, this shooting occurred in front of the K&A Laundromat at 3522 W Diversey, which would place this shooting as officially in Avondale. The younger man was shot in the shoulder, leg and a graze wound to the head. The older guy was hit in the shoulder as well. On top of it, CPD believes it's gang related.
Here we go. Our first shooting. And gang-related, too. Not even five days into 2011. I can only wonder how many shootings I'll be reporting this spring and summer. But, just be assured, if I hear of a shooting, I'll report it.
Update: I received this comment from a reader on the Facebook page: "heard shots outside my door 6 - thought gunshots or fireworks,".