October 25, 2004

Laundry and Homicide

Somebody was shot tonight at the bus stop around the corner while I was doing laundry.

Monday nights are laundry nights. Our landlord technically provides a laundry room, but it's a long walk down our steep driveway, a couple houses over, up a flight of steps, around the back, and down a flight of steps. Oh, and then you have to remember the combo lock sequence to get in. Aaannnd sometimes the machines don't work.

All this to explain why I throw our laundry in the car and take it to the 24-hour laundromat a mile away, where I can take advantage of the parallel processing power of multiple machines and get several loads done in a couple of hours.

Anyway, I don't know the details. I heard the cop cars go by. Then the rumor waves started rolling through the laundromat:

  1. Somebody was shot dead.
  2. A hispanic man was shot. Not sure if he's dead.
  3. Not sure if the man was hispanic. A hispanic woman witnessed the shooting and yelled at the gunman not to shoot.
  4. It was a woman who was shot.
  5. It was the second of two shootings, beginning with a shooting in a cemetary at Adelphi.
  6. Both victims were women. One's dead and one's at the hospital.

Being without TV, I'm looking for news online, but don't see any.

Posted October 25, 2004 11:02 PM


Posted by: Jen Lemen at October 26, 2004 2:10 AM

Shooting in the cemetery-heard on the news this morning it may be gang related.

Posted by: Tom at October 26, 2004 6:44 AM

found this and it is another shooting that happened nights before -

Posted by: Laura at November 1, 2004 8:16 AM