Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Pop! Pop! Fireworks or gun shots?
Last Wednesday night, I was working late in my home office and heard a muffled "pop! pop!" sound coming from somewhere nearby. Our dog Marley immediately went to my bathroom--as he usually does when there's fireworks or thunder or any threatening noise. I thought it was fireworks and went back to working. What I didn't know was that those were actually gun shots. A 17 year old alleged gang member was killed by another alleged gang member on the 2900 block of W. Palmer, which is just one street over from our home. I don't know quite what to say, other than to say it sucks. I think this was the first time I actually heard gun shots other than on a shooting range.