- "I was walking my bike down the Sheridan when 4-5 shots were fired. I couldn't see the shooter, but one man was injured. Cops were called and the first on the scene initially drove by on Sheridan and stopped at Wilson before turning their lights on and coming back to the scene. The injured person was down in front of Midtown Medical Center. Paramedics arrived within 5 minutes of the shooting."
- "I was coming home at Sheridan and Leland when I heard 2 gunshots ring out. I was at 900 Leland and it sounded like the shots were behind me, but the sound richochets between the high-rises and it was actually in front of me and to the south. Got upstairs on the 12th floor and could see the police at Windsor/Sheridan and an ambulance showed up, put a person on the gurney and left. 5 minutes later, another ambulance showed up and took a second person away while the police were putting out the yellow tape."
Until this particular stupid cycle of retaliation ends, make your own safety your highest priority. The very few urban terrorists who think Uptown is the Wild West are out in full force, protecting their "turf" and their gang's "honor" -- at the expense of the many law-abiding residents who live here.
Update: The Tribune reports that the shooting was one of nine tonight across the city: "On the North Side, in the city's Uptown neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was shot near Windsor Avenue and Sheridan Road 5:16 p.m., said police. That man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his leg.
Update: The Sun-Times adds the information that the victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.