A local man showed up at an area hospital in the wee small hours with a gunshot wound in his leg, telling a familiar tale: "...random bullet...[gas station] parking lot...." It happened around 3:15 this morning.
The news story got about that far when Tam and I were both wondering aloud if, just possibly, the "gunshot wound" might maybe have associated powder burns. No matter what part of town you're in, a bullet in (or through) the leg is more likely to be self-inflicted than random.
No matter how this particular story plays out, today's lesson is: use a holster. Keep your itchy durn fingers off the go-bang lever. Please.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
3 days ago