GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD GONE BAD?
There is nothing quite like a dozen or so gun shots to get you off the sofa at 9:30pm. What was a rather uneventful day in my little neighborhood, turned into quite a media frenzy when Vancouver police responded to a 911 call, finding a suspect out of control and wielding a chain. Two policemen were struck by the chain - one was hit in the head so badly that he was rushed to the hospital. Police were forced to fire upon the suspect, killing him.
A mere half a block away, myself and most of my neighbors made our way to the crime scene - Granville Street between West 15th and West 16th Avenues. Within moments, dozens of police cars and media vehicles were arriving. It was quite a scene. I managed to capture a little snippet of an official police statement with my camera phone. Apologies for the poor quality.
GNGB - Good Neighborhood Gone Bad... It started with my car getting broken into all the time and it has now progressed to the coppers shooting people. Not that the crazy bastard didn’t deserve it or was acting in a way that demanded the police use deadly force, but it just seems out of place for my nice South Granville neighborhood.
You may not want to hear this, but it was a little weird seeing the body lying there covered in a white sheet. Oddly, there didn't seem to be much, if any blood near the body.
I will update this when and if there is any new or interesting information. Until then, rest assurred that Vancouver is still a very safe place to live or visit. It's sunny here all the time too!
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