Double-Parked Driver Gets Shot In The Head
That’s seems to be the moral of the story from an altercation on the South Side around 4 AM Sunday morning.
According to a report in Huffington Post Chicago, a driver was double-parked on a side street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood when another driver approached and tried to drive past.
Although some reports say there was enough room for other cars to pass, the driver of one car got in a heated argument with the double-parked driver and his female passenger.
The gunman shot the driver while he was outside the car. The gunshot victim then ran into an alley before being picked up by an ambulance.
Perhaps, there is a lesson in this story.
That less is: if at all possible don’t double-park. And if do and you’re asked to move your car to let other cars pass, maybe you should take a quick ride around the block instead of arguing.
Many drivers feel they have a right to block traffic and inconvenience others by double-parking. Often, legal parking spots are nearby. Walking a few feet or even a block never hurt anyone.
In a pinch, drivers could pull into the open spaces adjacent to a fire hydrant, if you have to pull over for just a moment.
The good news is, the driver who was shot is expected to recover.
But our guess is he won’t be double-parking any time soon.
Here’s the Huffington Post’s roundup of news accounts covering this story, “Man Double-Parked Shot In Head: Cops Say Dispute Over Parking Sparked Gun Violence.”
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