I had a great time at the Abbot Kinney Street Festival yesterday but woke up to an email asking “why all the helicopters” from Keri and a link to this story in the LA Times from another friend. People make no sense sometimes and this is one of them. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims.
From the LA Times …
Man killed, woman critically injured in Venice shooting
Witnesses said the gunman ‘just walked up and started shooting.’
By Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 29, 2008
A 30-year-old man was killed and a 25-year-old woman was critically injured in Venice Sunday night as a street fair was winding down for the evening, authorities said.
Witnesses said a gunman dressed in black “just walked up and started shooting,” said Officer Karen Smith, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman.
The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. as the victims were standing near the intersection of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and California Avenue.
There were preliminary indications that the two were shot after a dispute among people who had been attending a fair called the California Festival, said Cecil Manresa, a Fire Department spokesman.