Early Sunday morning, a 19-year-old man was found shot near Carr St. and Denison Ave. That afternoon, Carr was still closed while investigators combed through nearby yards looking for clues. At the scene, about 18 little neon green pylons covered bullet casings and other pieces of evidence. We told one of the policeman that, around 2 a.m., we heard kids lighting off fireworks. “That’s what the call went out as,” said the officer. But when police arrived, they found a wounded man in an alleyway. “It wasn’t fireworks, it was about 20 gunshots.” We asked if the victim was okay, and the officer shook his head sadly and said, “We wouldn’t be here if he was.” In fact, CityNews is reporting that the unnamed man is not expected to survive, which would make the incident the city’s 25th homicide of 2007 and the 13th (after Glen Davis) involving guns. So here’s hoping the injured man pulls through because he’s a human being and because these numbers are freaking us out.
Photo by Andrew Kines.