Can violent crime be funny? Or am I developing a sick mind?
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
March 12, 2016 10:08pm CST
I heard this one on the radio today and literally laughed out loud. I think I may need therapy. A red SUV pulled up next to a moving "party bus" on the Oakland side of the Bay Bridge at 2:30 this morning. Two gunmen in the red SUV opened fire on the bus, wounding four. All are expected to survive. When the police and ambulances arrived, none of the passengers on the bus would help with the investigation. All refused to give witness statements or provide descriptions of the two shooters. One victim attacked one of the officers, but the officer's injuries were minor. Another victim, this one female, was hit by a ricochet. She attacked the paramedics who were assisting her, forced her way out of an ambulance, and fled the scene. Happily, the Oakland Tribune reports that this is only the eighth freeway shooting in the East Bay (where I live and work) since November, and that it probably wasn't random. That makes me feel a bit safer. Why would shooting victims attack the police and parimedics who were trying to help them? And why would I laugh when I heard this story? Have I finally gone off the deep end?
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13 Mar 16
This is so strange, do the victims know the gunmen? Where is the reason not to cooperate? I think that the police has a lot of questions and no answers for the moment. I do not know what made you laugh about this story, I find this weird.
@TheHorse The only thing I can think of is that the gunmen threatened they would come back and kill them all if they gave them away. It is very weird attacked the paramedics that wanted to help them. It is a strange news story so I would say you are not going off the deep end.
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Mar 16
Funny ga ga. Not funny ha ha. Sort of a laugh to keep from crying laugh. This is America. By the way, that's the Bay Bridge (the bridge they were on), not the Golden Gate. The Golden Gate is usually orange and has only two suspension towers.
• Eugene, Oregon
13 Mar 16
That is a strange and almost unbelievable incident. Why indeed would they behave this way. That bus must have been filled with rival gangbangers and the shooters were out to get them would be my guess. The funny part is the odd behavior of the victims.