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The Mean Streets

I was with my family, driving home from Louisville, Kentucky where we had attended a lovely wedding and family reunion, when we encountered a closed freeway in southwest Detroit due to a "police situation." As dark fell, we were navigating grimy, scary Fort Street to get around the closure. If we had been a little faster on the roads, though, we might've been too close to this: Ecorse official's son shot, killed: Police: 20-year-old was on I-75 when van pulled next to him, fired 3-4 times.
The 20-year-old son of an Ecorse councilwoman was killed after he was shot in the head driving northbound on Interstate 75 just past Springwells at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, Michigan State Police said.
He was killed after he was shot in the head? I would've thought being shot in the head was traumatic enough an injury. Detroit is one tough town.

(Seriously, that's a goofily-written lead, to me.)

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jjfmi
Apr. 23rd, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
Could be the same tagline writer who came up with "It's not the bullet that kills you - it's the HOLE".

(Hey, it's about as logical as anything related to gun violence...)
ferndalealex
Apr. 23rd, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
While it does sound like a goofy sentence, it is possible to survive a gunshot wound to the head. ex: James Brady (is that his name?).
songdogmi
Apr. 23rd, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
That's true, and I thought of that. But it then begs the question, by what method was he killed after he was shot in the head? That would be pretty newsworthy. "He was shot in the head, then a pack of wild hyenas descended upon him. Or a piano, or something."

I don't mean to make light of the tragedy, just of the lousy writing.
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