And guess what? Shots were fired and shell casings were recovered today after an early morning North Center incident that police believe is tied to the gang rivals.
Latin Eagle gang member Max Vallejo was shot as he sat in a tow truck at Addison and Ashland around 3:40AM on May 9, 2012. He died just after midnight on May 10.
Latin Eagles who gathered at Addison and Ashland one year ago to remember Vallejo came under fire from rival Latin King gang members. One of those shots ricocheted and struck an innocent bystander in the eye as he stood outside of a local bar.
|Red areas went without police patrols overnight.|
Yellow areas were assigned to paddy wagons, which
are actually tied up transporting arrestees and prisoners.
At 5 o'clock this morning, a man called 911 and screamed for police to come to the 3300 block of Claremont before his call got disconnected. Moments later, a resident on Claremont reported seeing 20 people fighting outside. Then, shots rang out and residents from around the area called for police.
The district managed to scrape together a dangerously lean response. Officers found two spent casings on the west side of Claremont and one spent casing and a live round on the east side of the street.
Two vehicles were seen fleeing the area which has seen a number of skirmishes between rival gangs, including Latin Kings, in recent weeks.
No one was found injured at the scene, but police were waiting to hear about "walk-ins" to area hospitals.