I woke this morning at 4:30 am to quite a commotion just a few doors from my house. Dozens of County Sheriffs cars and local police had my entire street blocked. Yellow tape draped the crime scene from house to house and what could be 50 officers going back and forth. From what I was told it happened at 3:30 am and I slept through the entire shooting that my neighbor's all said, was loud. 5 gunshots and 2 people dead. The woman was murdered in her grandmothers house across the street and the man took his own life on the sidewalk of my friends house, his mother-in-law.
One by one the lights of the homes came on and the residents peeking out of windows and doors. Once I dressed and went out to my front porch a detective came over and asked me if I heard anything. No, I said, but what happened? Since he was not at liberty to tell me all I could ask is, "Tell me it's not my friend who lives in the house your all concentrating on"... all he could say was, "No, not the ones who actually live in that house".
This went on for hours. Neighbors going to each others front yards and talking of what they think happened. Then the man right next door came to me and said, "I saw the whole thing". 3 am a man ran from one house to another and then took his own life on our friends sidewalk. The really sad part is this estranged husband shot his wife right in front of her grandmother and two small children.
What a way to start the day. I had a 7am Dr. appointment but they were not going to let me out of my driveway. You can see the back end of my white car in the drive.
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I was rattled to say the least as I have never been so close to a crime of this size, and my heart hurts for my friend.
The end of a horrible morning... My friends daughter is dead, her two small children do not have a mom or dad. Then, I guess you could call it a blessing in disguise, the skies opened up to a very heavy downpour. The water ran from the front yard into the drain in front of my house, bright red. Ingrid will not have to clean up the mess on her sidewalk....
Then after the rain was over in came the Fire Department and they took out their high powered hose and cleaned the entire front yard.
I may sound nieve but I've never seen a crime scene as large as this or what the authorities go through during an investigation. And the knowledge of what a mess it is when someone takes a high powered rifle to their head.
photo taken from my upstairs window
This news story reaffirms what I have always thought,
"No one needs a gun"
Guns kill people.
If this man used a bat or a knife this woman might have had a chance.
(nuff said on that subject)
Everyone go about your business today but first Hug your children, Kiss your mom and dad because we just don't know what tomorrow will bring.
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