January 28th, 2007

Gun battle in front of my house

My neighborhood is definitely getting worse. I was unloading bikes from my van after practice today, and two or more people started shooting at each other on my street. I hit the garage door closer and moved deep inside the house (and called the cops).

This has happened before down the street, on Newhall and/or 3rd Street. Not on my street.

Unfortunately, I think that this is due to my new neighboor. She's a sweetheart, and her son is nice too. But her son's friends have started standing in front of my house to sell drugs, and they leave their trash on my sidewalk, and they scream and yell and cuss at all hours of the night right in front of my window. I've been meaning to have a word with her, but this has changed the tone of that conversation entirely.
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Can you get it any more wrong?

Okay, so I'm giving Kudos to two sets of people who couldn't possibly get it more wrong.

1. NBC News, who was the first to report the shooting. And showed this map. Yes, they have labeled the same street 3rd at the bottom, and Newcomb at the top. What's that street intersecting it? Oh, uh, Newcomb.

The shooting actually occured 1.5 blocks N/W of 3rd street on Newcomb, that really long block right before Newcomb ends.

2. The idiots who started this gun battle. I heard at least 30 shots. Someone got killed, right? Nope. Someone got hurt? Nope. The worst damage was one kid got grazed along his leg, and tore up some brand new pants. When I emerged from my house, my neighbor's son was giving the WTF treatment to his friend, for getting shot at while wearing pants he borrowed from my neighbor...

Now, I'm glad that nobody got hurt. But I want to smack the idiot who can fire a dozen or more shots and not even hit a human-sized target.

I have joked with my neighbors that if someone around here starts shooting, Stand Still! 'cause these idiots can't hit squat. Not funny to be proved so right.
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