Saturday, September 27, 2008

SALEMTOWN CRIME ALERT: TEEN SHOT IN GANG RELATED INCIDENT

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.

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