Shooting On My Street
Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:02 AM
What happened is around 8:15 yesterday evening my husband and I heard a gunshot through the open window while we were in the bedroom talking. We commented on it... that we hear gunshots fairly commonly from down the street and are they actually shooting a gun off or is it some sort of backfire or fireworks, etc. and whatever it is, it's annoying. About twenty minutes later I heard the fire station (about two blocks away) activate and what sounded like all the engines go out on a run. Again, totally normal and nothing concerning at all. About twenty minutes after that I went outside to make a phone call and have a ciggy and noticed what looked like the reflection of a squad car lightbar on the truck so I walked up into the front yard (around the garage) and there were about 10 police cruisers, an ambulance and a truck that looked suspiciously like the county coroner's vehicle (the coroner's office has a fleet of black Suburbans and black Suburbans are rare around here). While I was on my phone call, a hearse drove by headed for the commotion.
So... someone in my quiet, close-knit neighborhood died last night. Please pray for them that they've made a speedy crossing and please pray for their family in the aftermath (there's one single person on the street and she lives next door to me the other direction... so this person absolutely had a family or was someone's teenage child). I'll let y'all know if I find anything more out.
Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:24 AM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:50 AM
To the waters and the wild
With a fairy hand in hand
For the world's more full of weeping
Than you can understand
Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:38 AM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:50 PM
We will say prayers for the victim as well as their family. J
Thanks to SilentWalker for the great sig
Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:32 AM
I don't know these people at all but my heart is breaking for his widow and any children he's left behind. I'm thinking very hard about leaving a basket of baked goods and a sympathy card on her front doorstep.
Please continue to pray for this broken family and for the individual. A lot of us have dealt with the suicide of one close to us and we know all too well that the wound never entirely heals.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:05 AM
I would definitely take her something, or make her a dinner so she doesn't have to cook and take it over to her.
Our neighbors used to do that, and it was so nice.
It makes you stop for a minute when you think you can be here one minute and gone the next.
Was this the same neighbors that you would hear loud sounds from before?
Posted 14 May 2008 - 12:01 PM
Edited by Weston, 14 May 2008 - 08:44 PM.