A reader sends in the following pic and info:
"It was a busy morning for the CPD in the neighborhood…while they were tending to the crime scene on Kenmore, someone shot out the back window of a neighbor’s car in the 4400 block of N. Clifton, too. It’s unclear if they’re connected, but it looks like someone drove through the construction fencing along Truman’s new building, right where Clifton ends and turns onto Sunnyside…crews have been out there repairing bent fence poles and chain link. Apparently the gangbangers need more to keep their idle minds occupied.
In the same vein, ol’ Helen-baby Shiller has been telling the media repeatedly that she doesn’t know what she’s going to do after she leaves office, but she’s going to stay in the neighborhood and keep being an activist. Since she was SO brilliant with her sociology degree to attempt a social engineering experiment by concentrating so many different gangs in such a compact area under the guise of “providing social services”, I have a suggestion for her: use that BRILLIANTLY-trained sociological mind of hers to solve the major problems that are mainly her creation—by resolving the gang wars in Uptown and by eliminating the gang-related crime and violence in Uptown. She certainly must have answers, since she has such a proud record of “achievement”. The residents of CHA and Section 8 housing would be eternally grateful to her if they could live their lives without fear of crime and retaliation, and if their kids could grow up without being intimidated and coerced by one of our prolific gangs. I hope that everyone takes every opportunity to suggest this to Helen…she COULD actually have a legacy if she put as much energy and effort into solving the gang problems she created by her policies (which would be welcomed by her constituents who need SAFE affordable housing!) as she has put over the years into fighting and disrespecting the other half of her ward’s population."
And another reader's account who lives on Clifton:
"We were awakened at 2:45 AM by 4-5 gunshots that sounded like they were coming from our kitchen. Phone rang, it was a neighbor who’s part of our 911 call group, asking if we heard the shots and called 911.
Police came, turned out the bullets were shot into a parked black Chevy Impala at 4430 N. Clifton. All the shots were in close range through the back window, not random gunfire. Car is registered to a tenant in the Voice of the Police building next door. No one answered the buzzer when the police rang; however the intercom is often broken."