Young men on bicycles sought after shooting at 50th and Florence

October 20, 2011

A 21-year-old man was in stable condition this morning after he was shot on the steps of a home near 50th and Florence last night.

The unidentified man told police he was standing in a doorway at 900 S. 50th Street at about 11 p.m. when two or three young men approached him on bicycles. One man pulled out a shot gun and fired once, striking the man on the porch once in the left arm. Police found the victim in the kitchen of the home running water over the wound.

Police said the alleged assailants fled west on Springfield Avenue on bicycles.

The victim described the attackers as black males wearing black clothing.

3 Comments For This Post

  1. stephanie Says:

    immediately registered gunshot (always do), but then dismissed it as a car backfiring – it was a single, very loud CLAP – because there were no sirens or other urgent sounds following.

  2. Suzanne Says:

    i live about 3 blocks from there and never heard a sound. *shudders*

  3. Jonathan Says:

    WTF? was this completely random? or is there any hint of motive?

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