Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wednesday, Bloody Wednesday

It was a rootin', tootin', shootin' and stabbin' Independence Day in Cleveland, my home town.

The major story is this one:
Three people were killed and two injured during a shooting on Sky Lane Drive in Cleveland at 12:10 a.m.

Police said a Cleveland firefighter was arrested.

Officers said 35-year-old Terrance Hough was a neighbor who had asked the victims to keep the noise down as they were setting off fireworks. When they didn't stop, police said, he took out a gun and opened fire.

I guess that'll teach them a sharp lesson.

The online edition of Cleveland's best and only daily newspaper, The Plain Dealer, reports that there were three other separate shootings, two of which took place at or outside bars, with three victims near death. And as if that wasn't enough, there was also an incident of a woman found stabbed to death inside her apartment.

This year's was the kind of Fourth of July that makes me regard this one with nostalgia.

(Cross-posted at Yazoo Street Scandal.)

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