...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.
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