According to a reader, one of the bullets shot near Jewel went through the window of the home of an older couple, who were home at the time [shown in the photos above].
"The bullet came in through the window on the 8th floor, hit the ceiling, broke into 2 pieces and went their separate ways. One piece was lodged in the wall and the other piece went through the wall, hit the front door and bounced back into the living room. I'm not going to speculate about the bullet being a hollow-pointed one (why else split into 2 pieces, though?), but it was a .45 caliber bullet."
Another reader gives his account of the shooting. "There were at least 50 pedestrians who can rightfully claim to be eyewitness, but here is my account:
I was SB on Broadway, making a left onto EB Montrose. Since that's such a small capacity lane, I was the first car stopped at a red light on Sheridan. That's when I first heard a shot, but was unable to tell the direction. I saw a man heading WB on the NB side of the street, but something about the way he was running suggest to me that he was getting clear of the area.
It was approx. 15 seconds before a shooter materialized, from the S side of Montrose, in front of Jewel/Pensacola. He ran out to the centerline, fired 4 shots East in rapid succession, and although I couldn't see his target, I assumed it was a car. His four shots sounded the same as the first (to my ear) so I'd guess the first was from a similar handgun, or that shot was also his.
I heard no screams or tires squealing, or glass breaking. The shooter returned to the sidewalk S of Montrose, and he headed West. He fled west, but did not run at an all-out clip, and made no attempt to conceal or lose his weapon.
He was a dark complected African-American teen, looking terrified, and wore a black hoody and dark pants, probably black jeans. Clothes were loose-fitting, giving him the appearance of being small framed. I don't know weapons, but the handgun seemed outsized for him, perhaps a .45?
I believe he continued west, but I'm unsure of that.
As I was too smart to hit him with my car, but too dumb to work my phone's camera quickly enough, I hope that one of the countless other witnesses to this crime were able to assist police. I didn't call, as I saw so many other phones in use right afterwards, but when I approached a policewoman later, she politely thanked me, but seemed to have sufficient eyewitnesses already.
I know they were soon busy on 4500 Clifton, and are focusing on 4300 Hazel even now, hours later.
He ran past a panicked woman shielding a stroller, and his gaze was focused N and behind him."
Update: Furthering the "focusing on Clifton and Hazel" part of the account, we received an email from a reader telling us:
"I just got a call from a neighbor saying there were police officers climbing into our backyard. Sure enough, there were three officers scouring our yard. I went down and found out they were looking for several gang members who were shooting off their guns in the neighborhood. The police followed them to the 4426 N. Clifton gangway for the Voice of the People building next door. They got away because the back gate was propped open with a brick, probably from the work crew that was hired with our TIF money to rehab that building. While most of tenants in that building are good neighbors, there are two units on that side that harbor gang members. This is insane!"