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.

9 comments:

billy pilgrim said...

i'll bet you're glad that it wasn't a random shooting.

Raspootin said...

yes - as selfish as that may sound.

Kalibitch said...

holy shit. that must've been scary.
that whole story was kinda sad - with the drummer getting killed coming to pick his kid up from that party/hangout.

If it was a gangster hit related to the trial it doesn't make sense because the kid that got killed said he didn't see anything. Very confusing. Not that gangs make sense.

Woozie said...

I don't have any shooting stories, but this one time at the range a shell hit me in the eye :/

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wishin said...

well you have to be careful in this town. people are nuts lately. must be in the water..

Liquid said...

Oh, don't get me started on "the water", round here.

Yep.

Every morning I put one teaspoon of gunpowder into my rum, just in case.

lol

Hey, this IS a sensitive and scary story. But hell, were used to it down here, now aren't we?