There was something on the 4800 block of Magnolia per the scanner. I turned it on too late to find out what. The sirens from 4500 Magnolia were the cops from the earlier shooting responding.
not sure what was going on, but I was walking down wilson when a fire truck from the Wilson firehouse pulled out and onto the 4500 block of Magnolia. Seconds later, police followed. About a minute after that an ambulance followed. They were all congregated around the building right next to the mini mall on the 4500 block of Magnolia. I couldn't tell what was happening (nor did I care to stick around), but there was quite a presence of police/ firemen/ medics...
that building next to the mini mart is notorious for gang bangers, so sadly it's probably another gang-related event.Pretty miserable lately in our hood.
Does anyone actually know which gangs are involved specifically and what the nature of this ongoing war is? I feel like it all kicked into high gear after the shooting death on magnolia in July of a P Stone. Maybe they don't even know what the issues are anymore. But 2 shootings in less than a week? WTF is it?
I have noticed the media outlets have been picking up on the violence in our area. This is getting out of hand. Maybe the media attention will be a good thing & they will pull in officiers from nearby districts.
Isn't it hilarious that Weis is diverting resources away from our little Baghdad?
fitnillinistev, per the scanner it was a suicide attempt. Someone took a bottle of pills.
thanks for the update, sam45man.
The P-sTones (from uptown)and Latin Kings (from elsewhere) have been warring and now apparently the gangster disciples are getting into it as well as the Conservative Vice Lords (who hang around hazel and sunnyside/clarendon park). Mind you, this is jumbled info I got from a local kid in our skateshop, but Im sure its pretty accurate. So there you have it, it's all the gangs!
Thanks ChiTownPhilly! I would now love to know what is so fundamentally important to these idiots that shooting each other with no regard for "collateral damage" is escalating. That collateral damage could be anyone. I know this is stating the obvious, but I'm a little shaken up as this last shooting was directly in front of my building. About a year and a half ago, our neighbors 20 ft away got a bullet through their window. Based on that former cop's comment in another thread, I really don't see how the CHA could actually enforce any measures designed to keep criminals out of their buildings. He is absolutely right. Just because we have laws on the books doesn't mean they are enforceable. Depressing.