Here's an update from Mike Luckenbach's blog. (click headline) I heard one shot a little after 12:30 AM. I thought it was a gunshot but for a poor neighborhood, there's ample money for illegal cherry bombs. In this place one can become numbed by the constant noises of the hood. Loud cars blasting stereos, people yelling instead of using doorbells, sirens all hours of the day and night as firetrucks also respond to certain 911 calls.
Sadly, the shooting comes as no surprise to the few of us who have complained to the powers that be about the many problem buildings with problem tenants. Do I need to re-post the addresses? 1549, 1542, 1546 W. Jonquil, 7700 N Marshfield, and the Howard Theatre building for starters. Just click on any link over the years and years of posts and you will probably find that very little has changed. Howard Street has nearly disintegrated. But the willingness to continue a failed social experiment is still strong and supported by people who don't live in this area.
I would urge the ward office to start Follow Me Any Night Walks on Jonquil and other core streets and have a real eye-opener. Hopefully the non-resident owners and supporters will be invited to attend.