Birthday parties are not safe any more

Birthday parties are not safe any more

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    Birthday parties are not safe any more

    Blow out the candles AND the bad guys;

    Man shot at Singer Island park identified

    By CHRISTINA DeNARDO and ALLYSON BIRD

    Palm Beach Post Staff Writers

    Saturday, May 31, 2008

    RIVIERA BEACH A man was shot at Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island Saturday night in front of dozens of people, including children attending a birthday party, according to Palm Beach County sheriff's officials.

    The man, whom sheriff's officials identified this morning as 37-year-old Joseph Dubar, was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Shot once in the upper left side of his back, Dubar's injuries do not appear life threatening.

    A fight broke out at the busy park at around 7:30 p.m. after a group of men walked past a birthday party and began insulting the guests, said sheriff's office spokesman Eric Davis. When the argument began, the party's guests, including families with young children, ran to their cars.

    About 15 minutes later, someone fired several shots in the parking lot. Authorities think the attack might be gang-related.

    Authorities say about 200 people were in the park during the incident. "It could have turned out to be a tragic situation with so many people in the park," Davis said.

    Anyone with information should call sheriff's investigators at (561) 688-3400.


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    OK, a few things...

    A) Seriously, who has 200 people at a birthday party?

    B) Some of the party guests obviously "picked up the rope" by replying to the passerby's insults. Ignoring the verbal attack probably would have avoided the whole situation.

    C) It makes me wonder if this was a gang initiation kind of thing, or a dare among some particularly dumb gang members, etc...

    Glad nobody was killed.

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    I like your "B" PZ...yep, sounds like some were trolling...

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    I honestly try to avoid large groups of people it just seems like something always happens
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    A 'birthday party' in a public park at 7:30P?
    With young children there too?
    Aren't "young children" generally working on their bedtime routine if not in bed asleep by 7:30P?
    Also isn't the sun going down at 7:30P?

    Not to say the attendees are to blame but the situation seems, to me, to be strange and avoidable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socuban View Post
    "It could have turned out to be a tragic situation with so many people in the park," Davis said.
    I guess the guy who got shot in the back would agree that it wasn't tragic. Really, since when is getting shot a cause to celebrate?!!!

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    Birthday parties are not safe any more
    They never were. Anything can happen.
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    when you have too many people in one place you have problems....unfortunately.
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