I realize I am a day late with this, but honestly I was expecting more coverage and information to bubble up... which it seems to have not.
Did anyone catch last night's late night news coverage of the shooting in North Toledo?
Here is WTOL's story from yesterday: http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=12238430
"A man opened fire on a group of teens on Bronson near Chestnut in north Toledo and then ran away.
It happened around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night.
Witnesses say an older man in his 30s with a colorful shirt on just walked up to about 10 teens listening to music on a sidewalk.
They say he didn't say a word, just started shooting, hitting Chris Williams, 19, in the back of the head.
"The guy just came down the alley and started shooting with a rifle and he shot like four times and next thing you know everybody started running and one guy ended up getting shot," said Rachelle DeDeaux, a witness.
Williams was able to walk across the street and some friends drove him to Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center.
No word on the teen's condition.
Witnesses say the shooter hopped into a dark colored, four-door car."
Seems kind of bizarre that such a story didn't hit the blade don't you think? Anyone have any more information on this?
Sadly, it seems like every story that sounds like this turns out later to be false or stretched. This may be a true story, but it sounds like something's missin. If I were a betting man, I'd bet there is more to this story than first reported.
What do you mean " every story that sounds like this "?
What do you think happened?
The short clip I saw in the news yesterday showed shotgun shells at the scene - maybe a .20 guage, I couldn't tell.
I too was surprised about the lack of reporting yesterday.
I haven't seen anything about it either.
It might have been the result of a noise complaint. I've been tempted on more than one occasion to quiet the natives down with a few ounces of number nine shot.
Sadly, I think that shootings are so commonplace that they don't always make a big news story any more.
I used to assume that shootings would always be big news. Until a co-worker's family member got shot by an intruder in his own home last fall. He was shot multiple times (at least 8, if I recall correctly), and required several hours of surgery to save his life.
I kept watching the news, thinking that a man getting shot in his own home would be a big story, especially since it was a miracle that he survived at all. (If any one of the bullets had been off by a few centimeters, he would have died.) But the situation never got media coverage, which shocked me at the time.
Now I wonder how many shootings don't end up getting mentioned in the news at all. Sad to think of that shootings might be considered so commonplace that they don't always warrant major press coverage. Yikes!
I'd just bet that drugs were involved. Let's see if the news ever reports on that and if I'm vindicated.
It didn't make the Toledo Blade's Metro Toledo Crime Map Google maps mashup. Maybe next week.
The Blade Blotter, published exclusively on toledoblade.com every Friday, plots the approximate location of the latest serious crimes committed in the metro Toledo area. It does not include all crimes. The information is compiled each week by The Blade newsroom staff from reports filed with police. To use the map ...
On the rare occasions that I watch local TV news, the producers fill their short news program with meaningless stories from other parts of the country or world. I'm guessing they don't have the resources to fill their news program with all local news. It's easy to grab filler news off the wire. When you add in sports and weather, it seems only about five minutes is dedicated to local news.
reply-I do not know exactly what happened. It could be exactly as reported, but as I said, I bet there is more here than meets the eye.
I hope that it wasn't just a random "drive by" shooting.