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.