A reader sends in the following account from Sunday afternoon:
My neighbor, a Chicago police officer, was driving down Montrose around 3 pm on Sunday afternoon when they witnessed several young African American males shooting at another African American teen on Kenmore and Montrose.
They followed the gunmen running down Montrose then north on Clifton. The males escaped through the open gangway at 4428 N. Clifton. This gate is always open and has been broken for months. It's become a busy spot for smoking pot and hanging out on the secluded back porches.
Numerous calls to Metroplex have failed to fix this problem.
The police officer called 911 and filed a report. While the officers were out filing the report, Pamela Barton, came out to rant at the officers. Ms. Barton lives across the street in the CCDC building at 4429 N. Clifton. She screamed profanities at the police officers as they did their job. She later returned to shoot more profanities at the police officer who made the call. Remember Ms. Barton from the earlier posts on UU after the earlier shooting on Sunnyside.
A group of teenage boys, one who lives at 4428 N. Clifton (V of P) building were all on their phones minutes after the gunfire exchange. After the police officers left, the teens walked down the alley past the officer who had filed the report. One of the males started screaming at the police officer, "This is our neighborhood. This is our wicked neighborhood. If you don't like what's going on then move."