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    This was supposed to be a beautiful day..

    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.

    Phil

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    Oh my god... That's horrible. I'm sorry you witnessed that. It's a crazy world we live in where 18 year olds are targets for violence.... I hope you're alright, and I hope the victim's killers are brought to swift justice.

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    Wow Phil... That must have been traumatizing... I don't know what to say besides I'm sorry that any of that happened. There's just not a single thing that's right about it. I'm glad that you and your kids and coworker didn't get sucked in to the violence.
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    That's a bad image for sure. A pal of mine had the same thing happen in Minneapolis. He called the cops several times before they came to pick up the body. I think he said it was 45 minutes or an hour before they finally showed up!

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    that sucks Phil......stuff like that is rougher than hell on a person......hope your doing better..........
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    That is pretty bold for anyone to do. Some areas have more some less. But it really doesn't matter where violence occurs, peopel still need to have a sense of value to life. Was this in the area where you live or is your job in a different place ? I can't imagine being a parent dropping off their child either. What must be going through their head ?
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    I am so sorry you had to witness that! How horrible! I'm sure it will take some time for you to feel better, because this is a traumatic experience. How sad
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    Hey folks-

    Many thanks for your thoughts. After a marginal good night's sleep I feel a bit better...but I'm still afraid to go to work. LOL. I know this was just a random act of violence but being so close to it is what frightens me the most. I work in a different town from where I live and unfortunately, as I was telling another friend just a while ago...the crime in that town,(Gilroy, CA), has risen over 300% from last year. The cops say they don't know if this was gang related. All they know is that the victim was recently released from jail only a week ago and was trying to steer his life in a better direction.

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