The morning after a stray bullet killed an 11-year-old girl as she celebrated Independence Day in her uncle’s backyard, Kansas City homicide detectives canvassed a nearby apartment complex.
Detective Alane Booth stood on the top balcony of the complex clubhouse — about 1,000 feet from where Blair Shanahan Lane was hit — and tried to put herself in the mindset of someone firing a gun for “fun,” as some Kansas City residents do, especially around holidays.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Don't Be Stupid
Always be sure of your backstop when firing a weapon. Never fire into the air, or at a glancing angle that might allow a ricochet. There is no reason for stupidity like this. From the July 14, 2011 Kansas City Star: