Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My Hood (Literally)

This is somewhat disconcerting considering it is roughly 3 blocks from my house.

At about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, a 19-year-old Kansas City Art Institute student left his job at the Loose Mansion to walk home to his apartment. He was walking south on Warwick from Armour Boulevard. Just south of 39th Street, a black male came down from the front steps of a house and approached the 19-year-old victim. The man complained of society keeping him down and then asked the victim if he wanted to buy drugs. The victim said, “no,” and kept walking. When the victim got to 40th and McGee streets, he felt a blast to his head. The victim said he never saw a gun. He was shot eight times in his head and legs. He lost his left eye in the attack but survived.
The art kids walk the streets in my neighborhood all the time. I hope this one recovers as soon as possible, and they find the jackass responsible.

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