One of my neighbors' teenagers was shot in the alley between 5th Avenue, 6th Avenue, Hume, and Garfield tonight just before midnight. Several of us who were outside heard a single shot, watched as police cruisers descended on Salemtown, and saw our neighbor drive by at a high rate of speed with his injured son in the back of his truck.
Reportedly, this shooting was gang-related and perpetrated by Cheatham Crips. The police have been given the name of a suspect.
The incident actually started at a party on Buchanan between 5th and 6th, where under-aged drinking and drug-use were occurring. Reportedly the Crips brandished firearms and started going after other kids. I am told that the victim's injuries are not serious; reportedly he was hit by buckshot instead of slugs.
None of this information has been verified by police. Once we get a report, I'll follow up.