The shooting is where?
Peter, if this was west of Broadway, as the story indicates, the shooting was not in Upper Fells Point, which begins EAST of Broadway. The neighborhood was either Fells Point proper (if this was in the 1600 block of Gough, most likely) or Perkins Homes if in the 1500 or 1400 block.
I thought some earlier blogs by not only myself but the Baltimore Sun's copy desk chief, John McIntyre, author of You Don't Say, written after a reader took Elizabeth Large of Dining@Large to task over putting a restaurant in the wrong neighborhood, would be the end of this discussion.
But sensitivities are hard to suppress.
First off, I want to say that does it really matter if someone gets killed in Fells Point or Upper Fells Point or in neighboring Perkins Homes? Are you really that much safer? It's not like there are fences around our communities. If you live on Broadway and Gough in Upper Fells Point and someone gets shot on Gough Street in Perkins Homes, you are at best two blocks away! That's too close in my book. But I also understand that a shooting at Gough and Broadway in Upper Fells Point seems a world away from a shooting at Lancaster Street in lower Fells Point, which is where the tourists go.
But we at this newspaper need to be correct. And both the map the reader provided and the city neighborhood map we use in the newsroom show that Broadway at Gough Street is not the boundary separating Upper Fells Point from Perkins Homes (public housing). It's actually a block further to the west, Bethel Street, and that puts Sunday's shooting on Gough Street near Broadway in Upper Fells Point.