At around 1:30 this afternoon my co-worker Tommy and I were in my office discussing the training schedule for the day. We suddenly heard a series of very loud, multiple gunshots right outside my window that sent us both reeling to the floor in fear. We thought they were coming in through the glass. When we looked out my window...to our horror was the dying body of an 18 year old boy who had just been gunned down by 3 thugs. We called 911 straight away and then ran outside to see if we could help but there was nothing anyone could have done. The boy was already dead.
I closed the gym and came home right away and got piss stinkin drunk. I'm ok now but still shaking and completely terrifed. I work with children..hundreds of them every day..and all my mind can process is one of them being in the vicinity and getting hurt or worse. I consider myself a very strong person, both mentally and physically but right now I feel like a weak, blubbering fool. I just don't understand where this kind of violence can come from and worse still...I only work 1 block from the police station. I don't feel safe now and I'll never be able to forget that immage.
Needless to say a young man's life has abruptly and brutally ended and 3 suspects got away. I'm so thankful my kids weren't hurt.