Folks, it's as bad as we can ever remember out there tonight. The Uptown Crime Blotter couldn't even keep up with the reports of shots fired. Check back with the Blotter to see what's happened, but as far as we can tell, there were five different shootings, as well as several beatings.
An Uptown Update reader tells us:
"At about 10:15 PM today, about 5 shots were fired on the 900 block of W. Sunnyside Ave. Cops were here in less than a minute. I'm sure they've been sticking around lately because there've been so many shootings. I heard the cops say something about a description of a man in a "red shirt" and I think he said red pants or black pants. Vice Lords were my first thought. There are cops on my corner."
These gangs are seriously out of control. Stay safe.
We encourage all readers to go to your CAPS meetings to see what can be done to stop this violence. It's our home, not gangland "turf." Write or call the Alderman's office and demand to know what steps she's taking to alleviate the violence and make it safe for families and residents to enjoy the summer without the hail of bullets.