The following is from local journalist and blogger Zachary Goelman:
"Five to eight gunshots rang out at approximately 9:00 p.m. today. At least one round went through the window at 584 Lincoln. No one was hurt. A woman at the scene told police her son had been in an argument with another man outside. She ushered her son inside, then the bullets came, one into their front room. The police watchtower which went up about two weeks ago after another shooting came down today. I think it will be back up soon."
I wouldn't be surprised if the Skywatch returns either, though I don't know how many of these they have or how often they're deployed. I'm surprised that it took only a day for something like this to happen after it sat a block away for over a week, accompanied by beefed-up street patrols. I used to be more ambivalent about Skywatch and things of that ilk, what with the police-state feel they can impart and the general wariness I have of spending taxpayer dollars on gadgetry, but my recent conversations with a lot of local folks from a lot of backgrounds have tended to unite around a single sentiment, which is that if Skywatch means fewer shootings on Franklin Avenue, then we're not complaining.
Thanks to Mr. Goelman for the tip, and be sure to check out his blog, Epichorus.
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