Roseholme Cottage is in the South Broad Ripple (or "SoBro") neighborhood, east of Meridian and north of 52nd Street. The range at which I am a member, Marion County Fish & Game, is out west of Speedway, about even with 25th Street. Traveling south-by-southwest to get there takes one past or through some of the rougher neighborhoods in town. The running joke here is when the morning news announces somebody got shot last night, I'll ask aloud "At Thirty-whatth and What?"
Driving home from the range early yesterday afternoon, it was still a gorgeous day on the Near Northside, although ominous clouds had been closing in on the range from the west. I was eastbound on 38th when a cop car, closely followed by two more, went blazing westbound running code and not sparing the horses. A couple blocks later, as I was getting ready to turn left onto Fall Creek Parkway at the Fairgrounds, here came a fourth, headed in the same direction as the first three.
Now, I take second place to nobody in cracking wise on the driving habits of the IMPD, but these cars weren't moving like they were headed to last call, but with that reckless speed that gets reserved for certain radio calls...
...like shots fired in a residential neighborhood.
I'm sure y'all heard about this on the national news, right? Two people gunned down in their car in an alley in broad daylight! That's, like, 66% of a mass shooting when adjusted for inflation, right?
No? Y'all didn't?