Monday, August 05, 2002

4 shots fired, cont.

k, cop just came and left... we filled out a report... or rather, I filled out a report since i was the one that saw something.... lord...

ok, here's what happened...

around 10:15 S and i are watching tv, he's on the couch, i'm on the loveseat which is on the wall that the front door is on, under a window... so, we hear "POW POW"... S and i look at each other... i ask him "that was gun shots, wasn't it??" and he said "yes, it sure as hell sounded like gun shots" i tell him to call the cops... he gets up (i thought to call the cops, but he just walks around... i don't know what he was doing)... at this point i'm on the floor in front of the loveseat... trying to hide...

i decide to be brave and look out the window... whew,,, i saw 2 dudes walking from my left (east) to the right (west)... both VERY close together as if one was supporting the other... the dude nearest me was wearing a white tank top and holding a pistol at his side... holy shit, the freaks me out... i run to S who is in the kitchen calling 911... he's talking to the lady and telling her what i saw... just then we hear "POW POW" again... 2 more shots fired... i'm starting to freak out... S gets off the phone... i grab clyde... we stand in the corner... i start crying... we stand there a minute and decide to run upstairs...

we're in the bedroom... there are 2 more windows facing the front... i sit next to the bed, the side facing away from the windows... S goes to the windows and looks out... nothing... we're there a few minutes... still no action and no cops... i get curious and decide to go to the window myself... about a minute later i see one of my neighbors that lives across the street run from the back of the building across the street from me... from the east to the west... and then going into his apartment... so, i'm trying to look as best i can through his mini blinds... but i can't see anything, but i can see that there is a LOT of movement in there... i'm like "hmmm....."

so, 7 minutes go by... and finally the cops show up... 5 squad cars (as best as i could tell) pulled up... as they were pulling up they turned their spotlights on... then they go out of the car... musta seen something behind them... so they started running into the direction they came... interesting...

then about 7 or 8 people came out of the apartment across the street, where the dude ran into... and cops came up to them... and they all started talking at once so i couldn't make anything out... all i could understand was some chick saying "they were on the couch......" then i heard a cop yelling out to other cops "we got another victim in here!!"... a few minutes later i see the dude that just ran into the apartment come out with a gun shot in the arm... i guess he walked around the building to the ambulance that was there (that i couldn't see from my angle)

it seemed really tame to me... didn't get to see any arrests or stretchers or anything like that...

then we saw a fat detective in a tie come and nose around outside with a flashlight... and i heard a cop say "this is now officially a crime scene... no one goes in the apartment!"

few minutes later the media show up (damn those bastards are fast)... news van came up... camera guy popped out with a spot light attached to his camera... walking around...

10 more minutes later a cop knocks on our door to take a statement... i write down what i saw on this form he had... and that was that... he told us that 2 were shot, but not seriously... and that was all he was gonna tell us... :) i knew he wouldn't say much...

anyway, that's about it... it's now 11:19 and all the cops are still here... but we can't see anything that's going on... they must all be inside or out back...

sigh... what a night... lord... i want to move... i know that this is common in a lot of areas... and... i don't know... i don't see how this could NOT be a big deal.. it scared the ever living shit of me... 4 gun shots right in front of my apartment... i thought this was a nice safe neighborhood... i guess no neighborhood is completely safe... not while you have neighbors...

and, ok... these people... i know they deal drugs... i know they're druggies... they get people coming over ALL the damn time.. these people pull up and knock on the door, go inside for like literally a minute and then they leave... i mean, hello?? so obvious... and S's been in their apartment because they are the people we gave our old entertainment center to... he helped the dude (the one that was shot in the arm) carry it into his apartment... S said it smelled to high heaven of pot smoke...

sigh... i'm moving as soon as it's feasible...

i didn't want to live in the country before tonight... no neighbors, living in the middle of nowhere, who wants that?? ME!! ME!! i do!!! i do now... country's looking MIGHTY good.............

*update: 11:34pm... police crime tape all along front of building across street... camera man at corner of building with light on shining at building... unmarked police car in front of building with trunk open... 3 men at car... one uniformed cop... guess they're all detectives poking around....... how very interesting......

9:28 PM CT  :: 

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