Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Gettin' western on the Northeast Side

I've heard of arguments leading to gunfire, but it usually doesn't involve almost a dozen people. In a dispute over a cell phone.

Witnesses in the Glens neighborhood said the incident started with an argument between two people that escalated to a fight involving more than a dozen.

Herman Williams told KENS 5 his friend, the alleged shooter, had no other option but to open fire on the crowd. He said there were nearly a dozen men with guns at his door threatening to hurt him.

Two people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Williams said it all began as an argument over a cell phone, an insult directed towards a girlfriend, and a threat.

(from KENS-5)

Doesn't it always, though?


Pam said...

The Glens is a scary neighborhood. Lots of shoes hanging over the phone lines and creepy characters.

Dave said...

I did a make-ready on a rental property there several years ago when I was between contracts and spent about a week appreciating the ambiance of The Glen.

I was outside one day when the mailman came by and he asked me what I was doing there. I explained and he told me I best be gone by 5PM. Pretty wise advice, I thought.

In the end, never did have any problems, but the entire neighborhood seemed like a third world country to me. This story simply doesn't shock me in the least.

Sabra said...

Yeah, I told Erik today "Damn, we moved just in time."

We lived, thankfully, just outside that neighborhood. The Glen is where the BCSO told my ex-husband and I to not go after dark.

The bus route that goes through there, the 632, is site of endless...interesting things. It was on that route that a driver parked the bus at the end of the line (Wal-Mart at FM78 & Crestway) & walked off the job after being assaulted by the passenger. Hell, fights are routine on that route.

I regularly rode the bus with a woman whose husband escorted her to and from the bus stop (hopefully while well-armed) to keep her safe. She was known as a troublemaker for reporting things like burglaries to the BCSO--well, until they told her to stop because they couldn't do anything about it.

Oh, and if the online maps are to be believed, Glen Mist is pretty much filled with sex offenders of one sort or another.

All of this is just a long way of saying: the only thing that surprises me about this is that it actually made the news.

Albatross said...

I bet Alan has some good water meter stories from that neighborhood!