Saturday, June 4, 2016

Police Probe Suspected Gunshots Early Saturday

     In what is the closest we could call 'the hood' in Watertown, neighbors report shots rang out in the wee hours and police are reportedly investigating five shell casings found on William Street.
William and State Streets
 
      One busy body neighbor told me he heard the five shots, but there are no reports of injury and no arrests yet.   That somebody was carrying a piece and thought it wise to squeeze off some rounds on a busy street is not reassuring.

8 comments:

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Five shots, shell casings, but no reported injuries - um ... maybe a body (or bodies) already were moved already with the 5 bullet holes therein, you think? Hate to ponder that prospect - but a possibility nevertheless, assuming no blood trails in the area - but what area?

dajeep said...

No bodies? So this won't qualify as an event in the "Pine Box Derby".

Anonymous said...

I love how the idiots on the newzjunky site are commenting on this with a sky is falling attitude,look how terrible watertown is,blahblahblah.Nobody hurt that can be determined,meanwhile,in Chicago,one weekend with 59 shootings and six dead bodies.Yeah,old watertown is a real scary place.

Anonymous said...

Drug dealers take their business serious!

Anonymous said...

this is of of course all 0-Bummer's fault...

Anonymous said...

Anyone ever shot a gun N the air? Yes in the city is stupid. But that looks like the crime. Discharging a weapon in the city. Is anyone going to say they did that? No.

Anonymous said...

LETS NOT JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THIS SHOOTING SAYING THE CITY IS A HOT BED OF CRIME, WE DO NOT WANT PEOPLE ASKING COUNCIL TO HIRE MORE POLICE OFFICERS ON A ALREADY BLOATED CITY BUDGET THAT WE ALREADY CANT AFFORD.

Anonymous said...


A shooting in a high traffic area is certainly a cause for concern. I have lived here my hole life and would have to have my head in the sand to not recognize that we do have some serious problems here that need solutions. A serious drug problem (not limited to Watertown), lack of economic opportunity, neighborhood declines, blight, gangs, and the list goes on.

At the same time the city leadership understaffs our police department, does not give drug enforcement enough funding to the affective, and seeks to cut other areas of public safety. We must not ignore signs of serious problems no matter how convenient that ignorance is. SAFETY FIRST!!!!!