Good evening, everyone. I have received word that there was a shooting in the community today. It was just before 6:00am, in the Avondale area, at Kedzie and George. According to Chicago Breaking News (which incorrectly reported this as being in Logan Square), two men in their 20s were shot. One man is 24 years of age, the other 29. The 29 year old was the initial victim, and was struck in the upper chest. He was getting out of a car when a dark-colored sports utility car pulled up and someone fired off gunshots at the victim. The second victim, the 24 year old, was struck in the right shoulder as he got out of his car coming to the aid of the first victim. Someone inside of the two victims' car attempted to take the two to Illinois Masonic, but two ambulances caught up to them and took them instead. The first victim is in "guarded" condition, while the second one is in fair condition. Chicago Police currently do not have the motive for the shooting, nor is anyone in custody.
Did anyone see this shooting, or anything like that? Add your insights and eyewitness accounts here or to my e-mail.
Update, 3/23/11: A commenter said they saw the police action heading towards the crime. "I happened to by headed towards the California Blue Line around that time and I did notice a whole bunch of squad cars headed northbound up Milwaukee at that time,".