Late night gunshots

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    Late night gunshots

    Take notice of the time posted,about 20 minutes ago I was finally in bed after a long night of reading. Not too soon after I shut my eyes I heard a series of pops outside my house that were coming from the northwest approximately 200-300 yards off. Easily 10 rounds were fired. I got dressed and gas'd up the Sig to go outside to see if there was any suspicious traffic in the area. None. Now this is whats really aggravating. It seems that Minneapolis PD, in its infinite wisdom has decided to shutdown its non-emergency line during certain hours, which means I have no way of making an appropriate call to have the area patrolled. Even 15 minutes after I heard the shots, no cars, no sirens, as if it never happened. Ill be interested to wake up and check the news to see if some unfortunate soul got ventilated. Normally, my area of Minneapolis is nice and quite. But this is a wake up call, and the SA is being ratcheted up.
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    Sounds like you should have called 911. Gunshots are serious bidness.

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    I agree with Derrick.

    Gunshots when and where they shoud not be is pretty serious bussines. Probably just some idjit testing a gun... but still may have been a homicide taking place. Gunshots in the middle of the night is NEVER a good thing.

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    I think taking your gun and going outside to investigate wasn't the most prudent route to take. Just my opinion, but had you had to shoot it could be perceived that you went looking for a fight.
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    I agree gunshots late at night. We had a shooting about 3 miles from my house the other night. it turned out to be a domestic disturbance. gf bf in a fight she runs to a neighbors house he fires a pistol in random directions. And has a shotgun out pointing at a neighbor. I dont think anyone got hurt other than the gf She was battered a bit he was taken into custody.

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    Sometimes the good ol boys around here get a little bored and pull out their guns and shoot the road signs as they drive around. I guess they call it target practice. Lots of stop signs with bullet holes!
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    If it's a "non-emergency" it can wait til morning. 911 will do for shots fired.
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    I am not sure that gunning up and going outside was a good idea. If someone else had called 911 and the LEOs drove by your house and saw you with a gun it could have become complicated. Also would would have delayed response to the real area. Just my thoughts after the story was presented. At that hour I might not have been able to find the front door.
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    Sure it wasn't firecrackers......?
    Kids near me sometime do that and on my scanner and I hear the call go to the PD as gunfire...
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    Gunfire anytime anywhere is to be considered an emergency. 911 immediately, let the cops figure out what is going on, that is their job. Going outside, with no immediate need to do so I would have stayed inside. I would observe from an upstairs window and be ready for an emergency. I agree with grabbing a weapon, the key to being prepared is expect the worst, hope for the best.
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    Late night gunshots

    Quote Originally Posted by Taurahe View Post
    Gunfire anytime anywhere is to be considered an emergency. 911 immediately, let the cops figure out what is going on, that is their job. Going outside, with no immediate need to do so I would have stayed inside. I would observe from an upstairs window and be ready for an emergency. I agree with grabbing a weapon, the key to being prepared is expect the worst, hope for the best.
    I and my neighbors shoot all the time (although not usually after dark). I would not call 911 upon hearing a gunshot unless it was in a location where it was illegal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    I and my neighbors shoot all the time (although not usually after dark). I would not call 911 upon hearing a gunshot unless it was in a location where it was illegal.
    Within the city of Minneapolis, MN it is illegal.
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    Unfortunately since you live in a large city the sound of gunfire alone isn't likely to get a speedy response. But anytime you want a response, 911 is the appropriate number to dial. Now, if you lived where I do they would have blanketed the area with 20 patrol cars from 4 different agencies but either way, unless someone gets shot, people tend to disappear pretty quick when someone fires a gun.

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    I haven't heard gunshots around our house since this gun ban crap started and ammo prices spiked. But I wouldn't have grabbed my gun and went outside.

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    Sigma, not saying you were looking for a fight in any sense of the word, but why not call 911? It seems like the most rational, safe and wise thing to do in a time like that. Ready your firearm...sure, but don't head outside.
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