JNS blog has received info from a source I can describe as "frequently in the know, in the mix, believed to be reliable and with no reason to lie" that the name of the 2-month-old juvenile shooting victim at 2413 Emerson Ave. N. is James Early. (CORRECTION, SEPTEMBER 9, NAME OF CHILD IS ISAAC EARLY, THE NAME OF THE UNCLE AND SHOOTER IS JAMES EARLY)
The father of the child is believed to have the same surname.
There is a lot of other information in my hands right now--and by information, I mean rumor--but due to the incredibly sensitive nature of the situation I am sitting on that hot info for now. The 17-year-old juvenile involved in the shooting should put down his weapon, call 911, and wait quietly with his hands in the air.
Further, I wish to say...
In the absence of mainstream media that adequately serve our community, that get us the information we need as fast as we actually need it, and refrain from false narratives ("he was just starting to turn his life around, it's shocking, he was a good kid, no gangs, etc.") grassroots media entities like JNS blog must stoop to reporting rumor.
But it will be reported AS rumor, not fact, with all the caveats that entails.