Shooting at 23rd and South Van Ness
Pop pop pop. Pop.
“I think I heard gunshots at South Van Ness and 23rd.”
“Two or three and then one more. Then I heard a car speed away.”
“What did it look like?”
“White, I think. Four-door sedan. Old-looking and geometric. Angular.”
“Did you hear anyone in distress?”
“No. I don’t think so.”
Flicker, flicker. One light on. Then another. Then another. Voices outside of homes.
A car with shattered windows across the street. A man laying on someone’s porch, surrounded by others.
Police cars. An ambulance. Yellow crime scene tape. Paramedics lifting the man off the ground and onto a stretcher. The man, his legs shaking uncontrollably under the stretcher’s blanket.
Flashlights as police search the area. For what? Blood? Bullet casings? Clues?
Who did this?