As much as I like Facebook forums and appreciate their role in Northside neighborhood revitalization, sometimes I read something in a forum and I think, "This information is just going to waste and needs to be preserved in the more visible part of the internet."
Well, a report that somebody shot up 3515 Girard Ave. N. about a week ago is exactly the kind of info that needs to be in the public record...
Reportedly, there were 11 shots detected by a shot spotter device, and also 11 holes in the front door. Mention of the gunshots appears on the 4th Precinct Care Force website, click here, and nails the date down to August 20 at about 1 a.m.
If somebody had been killed at that house, the mainstream media would be all over it. In the absence of the kind of attention something like this DESERVES, it falls to this blogger to dig more deeply.
The owner of the house is listed on Minneapolis City Property Records (which are frequently out of date) as Iserve Servicing of 222 W Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, Texas. The owner is listed as Home Solutions Partners Iii. (Sic) According to information on Zillow, the home sold recently for $16,463. This is not reflected in city property records, which shows the last sale in 2004 at $180,000.
If anybody has further information about 3515 Girard Ave. N., in the next red hot second or even years from now, here's a place to comment...a very PUBLIC place, accessible to search engines and archived deeply in the Googlebot-infested catacombs of the internet; not lost in the ether like the smell of yesterday's gunfire.