I saw this story on social media but have seen no mention of it on UK news but I believe it to be true, in this day and age, who knows what is true and what is not?
It appears that “individuals on foot” started shooting in southwest Minneapolis on 21st June 12.37am American time, which to me in the UK is yesterday.
I imagine this must have been a random attack as there are reports of twelve people with gunshot wounds one of which has died, the Police believe there was more than one shooter.
The incident took place near Landmark’s Uptown Theatre where there are several bars and restaurants, although one report said, there were lots of shots and it sounded like groups of people shooting at each other.
The report was a little vague as to exactly where this neighbourhood is but as someone who lives in the UK, I imagine this is not the part of town that has been damaged and looted.
There were no specific details of the ethnicity of those shooting or of those who were shot and there was no mention as to whether it might have been gang or drug related, so I’m none the wiser as to the cause of this shooting.
I have no more information that I can add to this, except to perhaps add the comment; Isn’t it nice to be getting back to normal.
I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent.
Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work.
I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise.
I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013.
My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie.
I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes.
I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage.
My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
The incident happened outside a Korean BBQ restaurant. People were waiting in line when other people started shooting at them. An exchange of gunfire followed. It’s like the wild west up north. The city council has voted to disband the police force. Really smart people these elected officials are. More of these shootings will come out of having no police, and the criminals who don’t want police are going to discover that police actually act with restraint. Angry armed citizens don’t.
I live in the real wild west about 1500 miles southwest of Minneapolis. Most everyone is armed in my neck of the woods. But we don’t have a lot of people in New Mexico. Total population in New Mexico is 2 million. The state is large (5th largest in the USA) covering 121,590 square miles (314,917 km2). England has 50,337 square miles (130,373 Km2). The Minneapolis St. Paul metro area has around 3.4 million people. The state of Minnesota has 79,637 square miles. I don’t think it’s a good idea to disband the police force with that kind of population density.
I was rather wondering myself why people would want to disband the Police but I suppose the carnage that follows will give me something else to write about.!
I wouldn’t be surprised if these politicos who support criminals and are working to eliminate police departments get voted out of office.