Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Noise in the 'hood.

The big news in Indy this morning is that last night a whole bunch of people were at a birthday party on the near Northwest Side (only a couple miles as the crow flies from model mom Fiona Lee's place) when all of a sudden and for no reason at all that anybody can think of, a "silver Chrysler 300" rolled up and Sumdood leaned out the window and emptied a 30-round magazine from a rifle into the crowd, killing two and wounding six.

I'm going to get some early bets in, here. First, I'm going to go 'way out on a limb and say that the shooter and at least one of the shootees were involved in gangs. Second, I'm going to bet that the shooter, should they ever catch him, will have a pretty impressive rap sheet and shouldn't have been running loose.

Meanwhile, important safety tip: If you get invited to the after-dark outdoor birthday cookout of Ice Dog, the #2 rock salesman from the 16th Street Crips, down in the 'hood, you should RSVP with a polite explanation that you need to visit your ailing mother that night after choir practice, and so you have to regretfully decline.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Staying out past 9PM on a work night?

Wait, what am I saying.

Shootin' Buddy

Nathan said...

1200 block of West 32nd Street?

You get what you pay for.

Anonymous said...

Lucky no officers were nearby. They might have had to use force to apprehend the shooter and some wailing momma's "poor little boy who has had some trouble, but was trying to turn his life around" might have gotten bruised while resisting arrest.

Anonymous said...

Sumdood sure gets around! He infiltrated a youth group meeting at a local drinks emporium last week and sabotaged someone's handgun, causing it to go off for no reason when the upstanding youth was showing it to a nice officer.
LittleRed1

Steve Skubinna said...

Come on, we all know who was in the car - it was the NRA and other members of the Gun Lobby!

Oh, and Bush and Cheney too.

Noah D said...

I dunno about choir practice, they don't seem to be doing all that much better.

WV: shter. I, er, kid you not.

JimB said...

We can fix this by banning 30 round magazines... That's how they fixed it in NJ...

Michael said...

I wonder if that's Obama's old ride.

Don said...

What the media won't tell you is that everybody at that party was as innocent as the driven snow; the shooters came around the corner, their headlights caught the picture window and reflected back at them, and they assumed that someone had flashed his brights at them.

At that point, instinct took over . . .

RaspberrySurprise said...

So Ray-Ray empties a 30rd mag and only hits eight targets? Was he even aiming out the right window?

Irishdoh said...

Interestingly, the article mentions that some of the BBQ attendees returned fire. How many of those guns and their owners were unavailable for investigation when police arrived?

Bubblehead Les. said...

Sounds like someone wanted to beat the Cincinnati Bar shooters score from the other night. But I think the Beer Distributer shooting in Connecticut this morning has taken the lead.