Daily archives: April 2nd, 2010

Are You One Of The Idiots Who Shot 16 — Including Two Fatally — In Span Of About Two Hours?

From the Sun-Times:

At least 16 people were shot — including two men who died and six people who were wounded in one chaotic Englewood incident — in a span of about two hours late Thursday into early Friday.

The first shooting occurred at 10:54 p.m. at 7900 S. Anthony Ave. In that incident, a 28-year-old man was shot in the leg, according to a South Chicago District police officer. The victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

At 11:15 p.m. officers responding to a call of a person shot and found a 30-year-old man shot in the 6400 block of South Paulina Street, according to police. Brian Moore of 720 E. 70th St. was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital Hospital, according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

At 11:50 p.m. a 21-year-old man was standing with a group in a parking lot at 7859 S. Cornell Ave. when a man and a woman approached. Someone in the group made an offensive comment to the woman and her companion shot the 21-year-old, who was struck once in the buttocks and taken to Jackson Park Hospital in “stable” condition, the South Chicago District officer said.

In the Bronzeville neighborhood about 12:15 a.m. ,a man identified by the medical examiner’s office as Jermaine Streeter, 27, was fatally shot. Streeter, of 3812 S. Michigan Ave., was pronounced dead at 1:04 a.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

In the Loop, a woman told police she was sitting in Millennium Park near 201 E. Randolph St. about 12:30 a.m. when two males she did not know approached, according to a police report.

So it goes.

What a country, eh?

It Would Appear There Was No 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake in the North Atlantic – Or Was There?

Was there an earthquake in the North Atlantic, or not?

First there was this from ENEWSPF:

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred this evening in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km, 84 km (52 miles) NE (55 degrees) of Higüey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic; 109 km (68 miles) ENE (73 degrees) of El Seybo, El Seybo, Dominican Republic; 116 km (72 miles) NW (313 degrees) of Rincón, PR; 119 km (74 miles) NE (54 degrees) of La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic; and 209 km (130 miles) ENE (73 degrees) of SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.

And then this, later on:

N.B. This event has been deleted from the USGS Web site. There is no more explanation as to why this event was originally reported.

Was someone at the USGS just having fun when the original email alert was sent?

Why did the USGS report an earthquake, a big one, in the North Atlantic?