Friday, January 30, 2009

There goes the neighborhood....

...as our quiet little part of town -- quiet except for bikers, buses, trash trucks and lowriders, that is -- had its first shooting in what I'd guess has been five or six years.

This morning, a young woman was driving down an alley just over a block from here when she was shot. Some reports say she was killed, others say she was severely injured. By the time I came back from an errand, the police K-9 unit was sniffing around for the perp in the neighborhood (unsuccessfully), and detectives were "processing" the car, which remains in the alley right now.



While I realize two murders in six years is a stunningly good record for Los Angeles as a whole, it's not especially comforting to have such things happen in your own backyard, so to speak.

6 comments:

Sound Echo said...

Mr S, I know what you mean, except, well I actually DID have something like that happen IN my backyard July 16th 1997.

yea.

I do a repost about it each year on that date. (thats also the day BEFORE my bday)

sure makes you think about your safety more!

Dorrie said...

Echo, I remember you writing about that...

Scribby, is it one of the allee's WE walked down? (now people, don't start getting ideas...)

MrScribbler said...

Dorrie -- That alley runs behind the diner where we had lunch. In fact, it is directly to the left of the area in the photo.

Fin said...

Nothing like a homicide in the neighborhood to tune up your situational awareness. I slept with a gun within reach for weeks after it happened near here.

Joan said...

It does make it personal when it is in your neighborhood. It takes a while to feel okay about things again. Stay safe.

Kimmywoo said...

Scary!