News Dept. of Unsubstantiated Rumors
posted by February 1 at 15:55 PMon
This just in…
There’s some guy wandering around downtown shooting off a gun randomly.
Hey, it’s not a mayoral sex scandal, a la SF, or a city-wide freakout, a la Boston, but it’ll do. Here’s all we got right now, though:
I left Pike Place Market to go up to 15th, I went shopping this morning, a little after noon. And when I was up there waiting to come back I noticed police helicopters in the sky over Capitol Hill. You could see them cruising back and forth. When I got on the bus to come back down, at 1st and Pine, there was a policeman looking around and the bus driver was talking about this guy walking around the streets, shooting at random. They must not have found him yet, the driver said, since they’re still looking for him.
They have a description of the guy. And since I had to walk down through the market to get home, I asked the bus driver for it but he wouldn’t give it to me.
Anybody know anything?
In other “shots fired” news, the PI is reporting that…
Shots fired near Gov. Gregoire in Tacoma
Shots were fired in the vicinity of Gov. Chris Gregoire while she was visiting a Tacoma neighborhood Thursday afternoon, her staff said. “We were never in any danger,” said spokesman Lars Erickson….
No injuries were reported, and there was no indication the shots were related to the governor’s visit, Seattle television station KING reported. The station also said police were searching a nearby wooded area after receiving reports of a man with a rifle.
It could just be a coincidence. I mean, is there anyone in Tacoma that can’t say there were shots fired near them on any given day?