Image default
Crime

Fights, shooting, hit&run after party at Masonic Lodge

From a reputable source:

There was a shit show at the Masonic Lodge on 25th and Leigh last night/early Sunday morning…around 2:30 a.m. The worst mess of a party so far in that space. And believe me, there have been a lot over the 10 years I’ve been here. (Including last summer’s inaugural Teen Polo Cake Fight Party.)

This one started as an argument on the sidewalk, lots of yelling between two dudes, then pushing, punches thrown, others jump in. Two dudes in a white car pull up and jump out, immediately throwing punches. Then some dumb ass SHOOTS INTO THE CROWD. One shot.

The guy who was shot stumbled away with two people, and got into a black SUV. There were people running toward them in the street. The SUV pulled away erratically, RUNNING OVER/HITTING A WOMAN. I couldn’t quite tell, which I’m glad for.

I called 911 during the scuffle/pre-shooting and they came pretty damn quick. Of course, the hit-and-run SUV got away. I couldn’t see much at all. No plates, everyone wearing hats/big pants and jackets. Ugh.

I think it’s time for the police to have a long, hard conversation with the Masons. The actual Masons are great. It’s the people they rent the space to who ruin it. I’m sure other neighbors have some stories to share.

Related posts

Fatal shooting in Creighton Court

Gustavo

Arrest Made in Mechanicsville Turnpike Shooting

Gustavo

Suspect apprehended after man found dead in East End store

Gustavo

22 comments

churchhilldenizen 03/02/2014 at 4:24 PM

I used to share the alley behind that building. I would sit on my patio and laugh at the mayhem after the Mason’s parties. Usually some social uproar to some level but on occasion, I ran inside, locked my doors and turned off the lights.

Reply
chpn 03/02/2014 at 4:35 PM

Report from a Most Reputable source that there were shots fired but no one was shot, and that a female was hit by a car.

Reply
----- 03/02/2014 at 6:00 PM

I live right across from this places, my window looks right into the street where all this happened and I saw everything from the beginning. It all happened so fast before the cops showed up. But there were men who got out fast that i wish i could have seen their faces… I do think they need to do something because this isn’t the first time something has gone wrong and its scary knowing a gun went off just a few feet away and that it could have even come in my house.

Reply
craig 03/02/2014 at 6:17 PM

#copstalkinwithhastags….love this neighborhood

Reply
BIG JACOB -U CAN CALL ME ISRAEL 03/03/2014 at 8:49 AM

the masonic building has been there for the longest if u feel scare’ move.

Reply
BIG JACOB -U CAN CALL ME ISRAEL 03/03/2014 at 8:56 AM

the masonic building has been on 25thstreet for the longest, trouble happen everywhere if the bullet was meant to go in any one house it will happen,you cannot blame a place for some one doing.

Reply
BIG JACOB -U CAN CALL ME ISRAEL 03/03/2014 at 9:01 AM

the masonic building has been on 25th street for the longest, you cannot blame a building for a person doing.

Reply
Church Hillian 03/03/2014 at 10:13 AM

#6, I watched the Spike Lee video on gentrification (changes) to his childhood neighborhood in NYC. (It’s worth watching so I posted the link below). I agree with him that if people are moving into a new community, they need to have some respect for the history of a place and everyone needs to make space for different cultures. But he’s not talking about people getting into fights and firing shots. He’s arguing that his father should be able to make jazz music without getting the cops called on him. That’s a big difference.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/02/27/ac-intv-cooper-spike-lee-on-gentrification-rant.cnn.html

Reply
Mary Anne 03/03/2014 at 10:47 AM

Israel, the problem isn’t with the Masons, it’s with the people to whom the Masons are renting out their space for parties. Nobody should have to live in fear of being shot, no matter where you live. If the Masons do a better job of vetting the groups that rent their space the people who feel they must arm themselves to attend parties will have to find another place to go. People who carry weapons to parties aren’t wanted by anyone in any neighborhood. Not in the projects, not in the suburbs, not in the clubs in the bottom. No one should have to worry about being a bystander and being hit by a bullet. No one should have to worry about being shot period but that is a much bigger issue. . .

Reply
Monique Bridges 03/03/2014 at 12:18 PM

WELL WHILE U AT THE BUILDIN WITH THE HIT ND RUN IT WEAS TOO WHITE GUYS ON 33RD STREET DRUNK ASS FUCK MESSIN WITH PPL !!NOW WHEN I COME HOME FROM WORK I BE SARED CAUSE THESE DRUNK ASS KIDS BE FUCKIN WITH PPL I NO FOR A FACT THAT THERE PARNETS DNT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL TO BE DRUNKS ND DRUG USER THEY SEND THEM HERE TO LEARN BUT U DNT SEE ME POSTIN SHIT SO I FEEL FOR EVERBAD POST U PUT ON THERE ABOUT BLACK PPL WE COMIN BACK TO POST THE STUPID STUFF WHITE PPL DO!!!! THIS IS OUR HOOD UR MOVIN IN WE BEEN TAKIN CARE OF OUR SELF LIKE FOREVER NOW THAT WHITE PPL MOVE IN ALL KINDS OF PROTECTION

Reply
Monique Bridges 03/03/2014 at 12:19 PM

U DNT LIKE IT MOVE!!!

Reply
edg 03/03/2014 at 12:54 PM

Big Jacob, I think you are missing the point. No one is upset about the Masons, only the parties that they have been renting the hall to. No matter how long an establishment has been around, if it is threat to the safety and security of the community, the neighbors have a right to complain. And, if it is deemed a public nuisance, it can be closed down. There is no excuse for the type of behavior described by this post.

Reply
km 03/04/2014 at 7:56 AM

To the giant all caps / misspelled hunk of whatever I just read by Monique

Two things
1. Learn to formulate a readable paragraph
2. Stop being a racist

That was not the point anyone was trying to make.

Reply
Karen 03/04/2014 at 9:59 AM

@ km – I second that!

Reply
Lee 03/04/2014 at 1:56 PM

Monique: I think you were trying to say that people scream and fight on your street and that they are white and it isn’t fair that no one does anything about it, but that the media does report on incidents like this one.

But the story makes no mention of anyone’s race.

Have you, or has anyone else, tried calling the police about the people in your neighborhood/near your house? If not, then you really need to get off your high horse. No one cares because YOU aren’t doing anything to make them care.

As for “this is our hood” – No, actually, the neighborhood as a whole doesn’t belong to anyone in particular. If you don’t like living in a neighborhood where people get upset over gunfire in the street, perhaps YOU SHOULD MOVE!

Reply
Nearby neighbor 03/05/2014 at 10:21 AM

I personally don’t want to get shot. Where do I get a sign to put in my front yard (but off of City property) that says, “I don’t support shooting other people.”

Reply
Zookeeper 03/05/2014 at 3:17 PM

BIG JACOB-

” ‘IF’ a bullet was meant to go in any one house it will happen” . Why or why would a bullet be meant to go anywhere? Why have a gun period? Why shoot a gun where there are innocent people? Why should anyone need to move because they can’t live safely in their own home?

Reply
iliveheretoo 03/10/2014 at 11:27 PM

the usual intolerance of various backgrounds and forms of communication courtesy of CHPN comments!

Reply
jean mcdaniel 03/11/2014 at 9:12 AM

If you “livetheretoo” are you saying that bullets flying and the comments on this subject are intolerant?

I don’t understand why a certain faction of human society thinks it is acceptable behaviour to shoot, stab, run over, beat up, throw chemicals and perform other acts of violence against each other.

You may be comfortable and happy living in such an environment. You may think this is acceptable behavior for various backgrounds. As for me, I am highly intolerent of such behavior and see NOTHING WRONG with any of the comments courtesy of CHPN.

Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.