Our friends with police scanners are reporting that there was a shooting at 4752 N Magnolia around 7pm. Witnesses report that a male was shot in the back by someone on a bicycle. The victim is alert and cooperating with the police. The shooter is described as a male black, skinny, 18-20 years old, wearing a green sweater. He fled the scene by cycling east on Lawrence.
Update: A few minutes later, shots were fired on Malden, again by a man on a bike. Witnesses are reporting he was wearing a grey hoodie. No one seems to be sure if it's the same person.
Remember, these are scanner reports and information is given hurriedly. Please leave an additional information in the comments.
We have to say, we're really sick of this repeated insanity. We wonder if the alderman's response will again be that "stuff happens" and that it's politically motivated. Because it's getting really scary out there, and we're sick of being told we're just over-reacting to the violence on our streets.
Update: The Chicago Tribune's "Breaking News" is reporting no one is in custody as of 8pm.
Update 2: Lake Effect News has an in-depth story: "Shooting At Lawrence and Magnolia," which includes "An Area 3 gang tactical officer said the shooting 'was not a random incident.'"