But to the residents who were much-too-close to the shooting, who have to wash blood off the rear of their sport utility vehicle, this incident will be remembered for (most likely) the rest of their lives. The shooting happened like this, according to an eye witness. There were shots--probably three shots from a handgun--and two black males were seen running to a green Blazer-like vehicle on 27th Ave. N, between Morgan and Newton. Another black male, who was approximately age 30 and dressed in a red sweatshirt...
...was observed to half-run, half-stagger away from the green Blazer, which took off. This black male was seen to collapse near 2700 Morgan Ave. N., the infamous "salmon house" which was the scene of so much prostitution and drug dealing before getting shut down and boarded, then shut down and boarded AGAIN, and maybe this happened three or four times but the FINAL time it stuck and the accursed house remains boarded to this day. In any case, the black male collapsed, but got to his feet again and managed to get to a driveway near Logan Ave. N. He collapsed again near the sport utility vehicle of a resident, getting blood on the back windshield and tail light.
(See second image from top, above. The blood is on the windshield, and shaped like the letter "V")
There in the driveway, he cried out to bystanders (there were many by this time, mostly hookers, drug dealers, no-accounts who hang out in the area and ran to the excitiement)to call the police, and to please call his mama. This man was shot in the back, bleeding but not as profusely as one might assume, the bullet still inside of him and not making any exit wound out the front. So, well, police came and there was crime scene tape and so forth, and the bleeding man was taken away in an ambulance. Other witnesses at the scene--dealers and hookers and no-accounts who had been close to the incident, hanging around on the street--agreed it was the green Blazer-like vehicle and the two running men who had been involved in the shooting.
So now let me say a bit about the residents in this area. They have big, beautiful houses into which they have poured money. They vote. They know their city officials on a first name basis. And they have little children. So when somebody was gunned down on the street near 2700 Morgan Ave. N., and staggered to a driveway, and got blood on the resident's parked SUV, these residents FIRST called 911 and SECOND called City Council Member Don Samuels.
Residents in the area lay the blame for this incident squarely on the "brown house" located at 2651 Logan Ave. N. Despite being boarded, and repeatedly raided by police, the house continues to be a gathering point for (suspected) drug and prostitution traffic in the area. All the street problems in this part of the neighborhood appear to pass in and out of 2651 Logan Ave. N., and when this shooting happened the first observation of residents was how the low-lifes who gathered around the victim were known to be denizens of "the brown house."
Councilman Samuels (who has been re-elected in everything but final, official word) promised to get to the heart of the problem, and some hours ago was talking about a meeting between fed-up residents and city officials over the problems in this part of Ward 5. Samuels pointed out there are more problem areas than just this one, and attention needs to be focused on the problem areas until the problems are solved.
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