July 16, 2006
Gunshots on Paulina/Jonquil
Mike Luckenbach made 3 calls to 911 starting at 11:30 PM last night through 3:45AM this morning to complain about the 'activity' going on, drinking, drugging, etc. at the corner of Paulina and Jonquil. Per Luckenbach there was no proactive response and things were allowed to continue, up to the time of the shots being fired.
Sister Cecilia Fandel was leaving her front door at 6:50 AM this morning when she saw one male chasing another male on Jonquil. They turned north on Paulina, the neighbor saw a handgun, ducked back inside the door, and heard two shots. From the door, she saw three moving cars apparently involved in the incident.
1 was driving west on Jonquil
2 was driving north on Paulina
3 was circling the area
She isn’t sure, but she feels the shooter and intended victim jumped in cars #1 and #2.
Some speculate this is an annual ‘celebration’ of the shooting death of Alex Vernon.
Will we all never learn? We heard in the CAPS meeting of the anti-loitering law, however, drinking in the public way and dealing drugs is still illegal.
All concerned neighbors fear it's just a matter of time before an innocent person is caught in these gang games and arguments that are settled by the only way they know - with guns.
Photos courtesy of Mike Luckenbach