Thursday, 12 August 2010

"I think they must have been mucking around and it went wrong."

No, no. I think it went very, very right:
A teenager who was shot in the groin this morning may have been fired on accidentally by a friend.
*chuckle*
Domenico Melito, 41, witnessed the aftermath.

He said: “I was in my home when I heard a loud single 'pop' sound. I came out of my house and I saw one man lying on the ground and another standing over him shouting 'what the f***?' over and over again.

“At first I thought it was a mugging or something. I went back inside to get my friend and we came out together again straight away but they were gone.

I didn't see their faces but they were two young black teenagers, not very old. They must have escaped back inside the doorway and then run off together out of another entrance.

10 comments:

Pavlov's Cat said...

Bad, bad, bad Waltham Forest Guardian did you not get the memo?

When any suggestion of gangs & firearms is mentioned in the MSM. The assailants and/or victims ethnicity must not be mentioned.(unless they are white)

The quote should read

“I didn't see their faces".

"They must have escaped back inside the doorway and then run off together out of another entrance."

There that's better.

Jiks said...

No, no, it's fine to describe these two as they are just innocent, well behaved lads having a bit harmless fun. With a gun.

Nothing criminal in discharging a firearm in public/into your friend is there? Oh, I suppose there is, technically.

Quiet_Man said...

One for the Darwin awards I suppose :-D

Henry Crun said...

And no one heard the young chap who pulled the trigger say "I'm gonna pop a cap in yo ass"?

Hollywood has lied yet again.

Henry Crun said...

I did like this quote:

“The PCSOs walk around but it's like they're on a parade. They're just here to be seen, but when it comes to arresting anyone or dealing with the problems forget it.”

Another unsuspecting MOP who thinks PCSO = policeman, rather than council employee in hi-vis jacket.

DJ said...

Police state they are urgently seeking the youths involved in this incident: 'they'll be perfect for our firearms unit, just as long as they remember to keep the ammo in the right biscuit tin'.

allcoppedout said...

Two guns might just have been better than one here.

Angry Exile said...

I'm with Pavlov - shocked that this isn't a 'youths of no appearance' story. And since it's a gunshot to the joy department I can just imagine this being self inflicted. He wouldn't be the first Hollywood influenced fuckwit who thinks the waistband of your trousers is the ideal place to keep a gun, but if he managed to blow both his nuts off at least that's one less example of the stupid gene that can be passed on.

JuliaM said...

"Bad, bad, bad Waltham Forest Guardian did you not get the memo?"

Indeed. I was quite surprised to read that.

"Hollywood has lied yet again."

Well, maybe in a good way, as AE points out... ;)

"Police state they are urgently seeking the youths involved in this incident: 'they'll be perfect for our firearms unit, just as long as they remember to keep the ammo in the right biscuit tin'."

Hah!

"...if he managed to blow both his nuts off at least that's one less example of the stupid gene that can be passed on"

Sadly, knowing that area, the chances are good that he's already seeded the ground for his replacement, as it were.

James Higham said...

There is this natural, self-actualizing culling process, isn't there?