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There goes a Whizzbang....

8:35 PM, I'm out back walking along the Paseo. I hear a gunshot, and a ricochet goes by my left ear.

I'm retired Army, guys. I KNOW what that sounds like.

It came from the paseo entrance near where I enter it from my own home. In that direction, I saw one person in dark clothing, but not carrying any weapon I could see, walking slowly back into the housing area.

In the OTHER direction, I saw the taillights of a car driving away. And get this - it looked like a sheriff car.

I don't know what was being shot at, but at least it wasn't me. The shot that went by me had already hit something as it had a "whizz" to it - meaning the bullet was deformed. And actual near miss sounds very different.

I didn't call the Sheriff's department. Why bother, I'm already jaded like that.

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ruggels July 10th, 2005
Similar event happened Tonight (Saturday) On my street, but it was 5 or 6 shots into a couple of pickups on my street down my block. Didn't do anything about it, but the cops were all over the place like white on rice when I went out, about an hour after the noise to get a snack. Looked like rifle rounds. (Small holes, wide radiating damage and light intermittent crackling of the safety glass, instead of the completely starred window of a blunt impact or the larger hole and smaller radiation of a pistol roung. But I have been hearing shooting mixed in with the fireworks on the days either side of the fourth of July. I think it was different this time as there was property damage.



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