I was greeted by the sight of police tape as I was taking out the trash this evening.
This was not gonna be good.
Apparently the beefin' between young men who live south of us and the young men who stand on the corner of my street and Stony Island reached a violent conclusion a little after 4:00 PM today.
A young man was shot twice in the field behind my home.
I don't know the status of his condition. I can only hope that he survives.
A few neighbors said that he was a part of the Stony clique that hangs out down the street.
They also said that he was 15.
So the young men to the south of us are armed and I'll bet you that the young men from down the street are probably arming themselves now.
The end result is that all of the rest of us will be caught in the middle of a pitched battle.
One with no winners.
God, it's gonna be a long fucking summer.