Sunday, September 21, 2008

Number One With A Bullet

We're hearing from residents that a gunman fired six shots on the 4600 block of Kenmore around 8:45 Saturday evening, then jumped into a waiting car and sped away. This is the same block where, earlier this year, children from a daycare who were walking to the playlot on that block found a gun used in the previous evening's shooting.

Do those who mourned and set up a memorial for Timothy Pittman realize that each shot fired on our streets could mean another friend's life lost? A child's life lost?

How many gunshots and shootings has Uptown experienced this year? We've lost count.


  1. Seriously? Which building on that block? I must be deaf because I was home and I heard nothing of the sort. Six gunshots is a hard thing to miss.

  2. "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta"

    Just when I was falling in to my false sense of security. Thanks UU.

  3. i heard it.
    sounded like it came from over by the aragon...

  4. It was more on the corner of Wilson and Kemore. Right by the building were all the homeless sh&t. We were home,and we ran for cover

  5. A friend who lives near the playlot heard the shots and said it sounded like they were right outside his window.

  6. it's a bit ironic that our Alderman lives in a relatively detached 'bubble' on west Carmen.
    She needs to move into one of her sanctioned section 8's down here, like Mayor Byrne of year's past, and maybe she'll get a clue as to what's going on?

  7. Damned gang bangers.
    All I can say is if you see ANYTHING or ANYONE that looks out of the ordinary call 911 and report it- well wait a minute this is Uptown so that would mean too many calls.....but seriously if we keep reporting the gang bangers etc. perhaps they will move on and out of Uptown.
    I think the 911 dispatcher recognizes my voice now as I've called several times for people selling drugs and sex on Leland. If we do not speak up and speak out against these idiots- then who else will?
    You are either part of the solution or part of the problem.