Unfortunately, this is a much less positive post than my last one. Emails have started to go around concerning an incident in the 500 block of McKinley last night (Friday).
I had this email forwarded to me that originally came from Councilwoman Paula Lantz and I'm sure it's probably the most up-to-date info at the moment. (portions of the email that were not relevant have been edited out).
There was a homicide in the 500 block of McKinley. I don’t know the address. The victim was sitting on his front porch and was shot several times. I don’t know if it was a drive-by, or something up-close-and-personal. Like you [referring to the person who sent me the email], I heard the shots about 11 p.m. then the sirens and helicopter. At last report there were no suspects in custody, but it was considered gang related.
I was by this morning, thinking there would still be yellow tape somewhere, but there wasn’t. If occupants of that home appear to be “bangers,” that is also something to mention at Monday’s meeting. I have alerted our new CSO, Carlos Hernandez, that there will be lots of questions about last night. I just don’t know what they will be able to share at that point. If you want to put this on the e-hotline, you are welcome to.
I hope that the reference to e-hotline also gives me permission to put the information up here as well.
The meeting referenced is a Neighborhood Watch Block Captain's meeting which will be held Monday evening . If anyone has more information about this, please feel free to comment below.