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Too close for comfort: Vanc shooting

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by clearconscience, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    http://www.kptv.com/story/29844041/...ing-while-attempting-to-take-man-into-custody


    This is right down the street from my house and around the corner from where 311 tactical was.
    Too dang close for me. I have a friend that lives on the next street over. Thankfully him and the family were out of town.

    I hope this was an isolated incident and we find out more details later.
    Seems like this craziness is happening more and more. I bought in this area to stay away from this stuff:
     
  2. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    Was wondering why the police had the intersection blocked off all day, thanks for the link. After I heard about what had happened I'm suprised I didn't hear any shots as i was outside all day and live very close as well.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm looking forward to hearing who it was and why this may have happened
     
  4. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    I was just glad to hear that there wasn't any collateral injuries/deaths and the situation was contained quickly. I've seen a lot of suspicious folks wandering around at odd hours in the neighborhood for the last couple years.
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah we bought our house 2 years ago. The neighborhood is nice and quiet, but there are a lot of rentals that are good and bad. That apt complex off 1st doesn't look the best.
    And I do see some people walking through that I wonder where they came from
     
  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nowhere is really safe! Nice neighborhood or ghetto.
    I'm glad no one was hurt but the perp.
     
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  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    So where I lived in Lakewood and south Tacoma were about 1/2 mile away.
    In Lakewood I lived in a RV and there was a shooting,a couple of times,at a sports bar about 100 yards away.
    Then I moved to a house around the corner a ways and a 17yo shot a 16yo because he wouldn't fight over a girl.....across the street from my house in a park. Or maybe it was the school grounds right next to my house.
    2 weeks prior there was some random gunfire in the middle of the night.Nothing seemed to be hit but casings everywhere. This was all in about a year's time
     
  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    HAHAHAHAHA.......Seriously? I live in inner NE PDX! We cant get to sleep without gunfire!
     
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  9. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    All true.
    I'm pretty sure something like this happened not too long ago in the manf home park across 164th about a year ago.
    It just doesn't happen as often.
    I've known of a couple murder/suicides too.
    All it takes is drugs or mental instability and a small event to push someone over the edge.
     
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  10. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    So in the comments someone said the police were called because this guy was chasing a car leaving the 76 station and was pulling his gun out.
    Been checking daily. Waiting on the details for this one
     
  11. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    Silver lining on this (for me) is that it lit a fire under my wife to carry concealed and become more proficient at shooting. Headed down to the courthouse this week for her permit and planning on stopping into the english pit.
     
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  12. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you all need Charles Bronson in your neighborhoods. Lots of people like
    him.
     
  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess anytime your in a neighborhood you need a Charles Bronson.
    Or chuck Norris.
    Or Bruce Leeroy
     
  14. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    Sho 'Nuff!
     
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  15. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Just cause you live in a nice neighborhood doesn't mean people don't have problems. No one is immune to that. I'm east of 164th but still too close for any of this. The good thing is that there is a very strong police presence in our area and it seems that it was handled quickly and no bystanders were hurt.
    Several years ago someone shot someone in their garage about 4 blocks away. Keeps me armed. Situational awareness is still your best friend, see trouble before it sees you and beat feet.
    Best I figure on any of it is an underlying theme of drug use and there is nowhere you can get away from that
     
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  16. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow.
    That could have happened in anyone of our neighborhood. Except for the folks who live off the beaten path.

    This is why I always have at least 1 loaded weapon in arms reach at any time. When I'm away from the house, I make sure my wife has one near her. When i'm home...there's at least 2-3 within arms reach and many more if i have time to get to the safe.
     
  17. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The article in the link above is really funny. Residents say they heard pop,pop,pop and then down lower it says the perp shot himself and they are still determing whether the police fired any shots. What, he shot himself 3 times, excellent reporting, Funny.
     
  18. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Shooting yourself 3 times would require amazing trigger control. I'm guessing it would be hard to practice much
     
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  19. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    One of the articles said a female cop also fired at least one round. Maybe she fired in response to him firing. Who knows.
     
  20. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Practice makes perfect misterarman, lol