A local pastor in Salemtown called me tonight to say that the owner of a small single-serve beer market at the corner of 7th Avenue, North and Garfield Street was shot at the store tonight. He told me that victim was in bad shape. Initial reports indicate that it happened between 6:30 and 7:20. No word on whether a suspect is in custody. I'll post more details as they come in.
This is a store that gets mentioned regularly at our neighborhood association meetings as place where crime is more likely to occur in Salemtown. For those of you who remember the Nile Market (torn down now) over by the old John Henry Hale projects and MLK Academic Magnet High School, this market was in my mind becoming a comparable crime magnet.
UPDATE: Freddie O'Connell confirmed with Metro Police that a suspect was not yet in custody, although they did tell him that they have a description of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle.