Friday, April 18, 2008
It can happen anywhere...
I walked out of my house yesterday evening to go meet a friend and as I went towards my car I heard BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM.
The guys that were cutting my neighbor’s grass yelled at me to “hit the ground” I did not need to be asked twice. Then my neighbor from the other side came out to see what had happened and they yelled at her, hit the ground. We then heard a squeal of tires.
The gardener said, “I know what that was it had to be an automatic weapon because it sounded just like what we were using in Iraq.” He then went on to say he was sorry that he had told us to get down, but wherever the gun shots had come from was so close that is was possible that the bullets might have traveled.
Marion and I did not have a problem, as both of us initially thought that is was a worker having a problem with his tools – don’t know what sort of tool would make that sound, but I have never heard anything that loud in succession before. It was kind of scary.
Anyway, this is the story, and yes it did happen 1.5 blocks from my house. Not good for the neighborhood, and really bad for the guy that was murdered.