“A man was shot dead by an accomplice as they tried to break into the home in the 2400 block of West Eastwood Avenue on the North Side shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday,” chicagotribune.com reports. “The intruders encountered residents at the front door, prompting one of them to fire shots at the porch, police said.” Oh well. Leaving the Trib to sound the alarm about, well, . . .
Hey, I agree with you. The Trib should be celebrating the short and unhappy life of
Francis Macomber Luis Antonio Morales, rather than talking about active guns prowling the Windy City neighborhood. But they just. Can’t. Help. Themselves. Like this . . .
Claire Haasl, 36, lives a few homes down from the shooting. She generally considers the neighborhood safe but said she has felt more on edge after summer 2016 when cars parked on the streets were shot up, seemingly at random. No one was reported hurt.
“There’s a heightened awareness because there are guns active in this neighborhood,” said Haasl, who’s lived in the area for about 12 years. “There’s a really solid community here in Lincoln Square, and I think it’s important to be aware that this can happen anywhere. It’s important that we don’t put our heads in the sand.”. . .
“In this neighborhood we watch out for one another,” said the woman, 40. “We call the cops when things go awry.”
Because when seconds count — and the bad guys somehow fail to shoot each other — the police are only minutes away.