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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Flowers and a Wait for a Press Conference

Posted by on March 25 at 11:54 AM

The Stranger’s Thomas Francis is at the scene of the shooting, waiting for a police press conference that is set to happen soon. We’ll post again as soon as the press conference finishes.

There’s a lot of police tape around, Thomas says, as well as the beginnings of a makeshift memorial. It was started by Brigham Stevens, who lives a few blocks away. He heard about the shooting on the radio this morning and came by to offer sympathy for the victims by laying flowers at the crime scene, but the police tape kept him well away from the house. So Stevens picked the nearest spot that wasn’t taped off: A traffic circle at the intersection of 21st and Republican.

“It’s just unbelievable this could happen here,” Stevens said.