Monday, 18 June 2007
Melbourne's Flinders Lane Shooting
It is days like this I am glad we live in the country. Since we moved away from living as inner city as you possibly could in Sydney, the city has become a very scary place - so many more violent robberies, car jacking's and shootings including drive by's, which were basically unheard of when we lived in the city 7 years ago.
This morning there was a shooting in Melbourne CBD. Three people were shot, a woman and two men. Apparently the gunman grabbed the woman out of a taxi by the neck and hair when two by standers came to her aid, they along with the woman, were all shot at point blank range. One man, a 43 year old lawyer died at the scene, while the woman and other man were critically injured and underwent surgery today.
Police believe the 24 year old woman knew the gunman and it was a domestic related attack, not random. The gunman is said to have fled the scene up Flinders Street towards the Flinders Street train station. Police cordoned off a number of streets, but if he got on one of those trains at Flinders Street he would have been out of the area in minutes.
I have been reading about it and watching the news a lot today. I know incidents like this one can happen anywhere, but, it just makes me think how lucky we are here to not have to worry so much about things like that when we go down the street here in our quiet little country town... hence today's 'country shots'.
.... Just another day ....