Last night this happened. A man was shot and killed two streets away from my neighborhood. I live on the other side of the neighborhood from where this happened, but I am freaked out. This particular intersection is a dead end street, so I haven't run down it...but I do run on the next street over. If I had gone to the gym last night like I originally intended, I would've been driving home right past this intersection when it happened.
Unfortunately, shootings happen in Evansville more frequently than you'd think. It is the third largest city in Indiana, afterall. Shootings, and crime in general can happen anywhere, from a large city to the middle of nowhere. That doesn't mean that this is a little to close to home, literally, for comfort. I live in a good neighborhood, somewhere where you wouldn't think something like this would happen.
I don't know if others are as freaked out as I am, but let's just say that I'm glad it's super hot and I've been running at the gym. Let's just say that I will be continuing that for awhile.
I like to think that I am a savvy person and remain aware of my surroundings. But, I'm taking this as a reminder to always be vigilant of where you are and those around you because you never know.
You should too.