Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Man shot in dispute over parking space

Police in Boston say a man shot another man on Monday during a dispute over a parking space. The incident took place on Nightingale Street in the Dorchester neighbourhood.



According to police, the gunman pulled up and complained that he had shovelled out the space where another car was parked. Police said the owner of a Toyota Camry was going to move, but didn't move fast enough.



The two argued and that man was shot from close range. Police Commissioner William Evans said it is clear there is a problem. "I think it goes to the point all the time there's way too many guns," he said.


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"People are shooting over a parking spot we've got a problem." Police are searching for a 27-year-old suspect in a black BMW. The 34-year-old victim was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the individual in this scenario is not responsible for his actions why is the gun?

Anonymous said...

Sad but true situation where some one looses their life.I think it is way past time for common sense parking spot reform. This person would be alive if there weren't any parking spots.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me who feel very uncomfortable with those 2 comments

Amy said...

"If the individual in this scenario is not responsible for his actions why is the gun?"

Who said he isn't? I suspect you are trying to say that guns aren't the problem. And they wouldn't be if we weren't human. But we are (and have shown that as a group we're not ready for so many weapons -- see below for one example) and it's time to greatly reduce the number of guns we have in this country.

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2012/120326WittPerception.html

Barbwire said...

Gun defenders really have to stretch in some circumstances, but they won't ever blame the fact that the angry guy had a gun.

mom mie said...

i'm wondering how many of these commenters have ever shoveled out a whole parking space full of two feet of snow.....

it's not an easy thing to do.....and once you've finished, you will likely go inside for a rest and a nice warm cup of coffee.....

then, when you come back outside, and you find some bernie supporter has taken advantage of your work, as they are wont to do, i believe you have every right to be angry.....

it's not clear in the article that it was a bernie supporter who took the space.....that's because it's not necessary to notice that people who don't want to work will take advantage of people who HAVE to work.....this is not news to anyone.....

because we made a very smart move way back in the 70s, we don't have to worry about "neighbors" parking on our piece of street....we live on a private road, way out on the undiscovered fringes of nowhere, which is somewhat more remote than "middle of nowhere".....

we have shoveled two feet of snow out of our parking AREA, which will accommodate three or four vehicles.... our neighbors are welcome to park in our driveway, when their vehicles can't make it up the hill to their own houses...it's an almost easy walk through our yard to their homes, whereas the road is frequently frozen over and impassable......

everyone around here is quite well armed......but no one is going to shoot anyone over a "parking space"....

so who's civilized?....all you city people, or us and our neighbors?