Car pulls up beside them, shots fired, 3 of 3 DRT

This is a discussion on Car pulls up beside them, shots fired, 3 of 3 DRT within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; DRT=dead right there Okay, I understand it was 2:30 a.m. and the victims were leaving a bar, therefore the entire situation was avoidable. But several ...

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Car pulls up beside them, shots fired, 3 of 3 DRT

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array grady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Near St. Louis, Missouri
    Posts
    2,837

    Car pulls up beside them, shots fired, 3 of 3 DRT

    DRT=dead right there

    Okay, I understand it was 2:30 a.m. and the victims were leaving a bar, therefore the entire situation was avoidable. But several things were noteworthy to me, notably the apparent lack of situational awareness by the victims, and the success of the shooters.

    05/08/2009 - Police ID 3 killed after leaving St. Louis nightclub downtown - STLtoday.com

    Police ID 3 killed after leaving St. Louis nightclub downtown
    By Kim Bell
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    05/08/2009

    UPDATED, 4:25 p.m.

    ST. LOUIS -- Three St. Louis men were shot to death in their car between Union Station and the U.S. Post Office in downtown St. Louis after leaving a nightclub in St. Louis early today.

    Police identified the victims this afternoon as Allen Jones, 32, of the 3400 block of Tennessee; Dawon Moore, 27, of the 4500 block of Emerson; and Byron Blassingame, 27, of the 4900 block of Alcott.

    Moore was driving the car at the time.

    Police said that about 2:30 a.m. today, they were leaving a downtown nightclub called Club Society at 326 S. 21st St.

    They were in an SUV, stopped at a stoplight at Market and 18th streets. Another car pulled alongside theirs, and at least two people opened fire on the SUV.

    Their SUV rolled forward, stopping in front of a bus stop. The three men had been shot multiple times and were pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police said it didn't have a good description of the killer's car, said police spokeswoman Erica Van Ross.

    "It does appear to be a targeted incident," Van Ross said. "It certainly appears the suspects were targeting the men who were in that SUV."

    Last night at Club Society, national rapper Yo Gotti performed. The club's website called it a B-Day Bash hosted by Big Terence and DJ Sir Thurl. Club managers did not immediately return phone calls to the Post-Dispatch.

    Club Society's owner used to own Plush, a nightclub at 20th and Market streets in the Union Station complex that closed in 2006 after a man was shot several times and killed on the parking lot behind the club.

    The victim of that murder on Nov. 12, 2006, was Charles Hogans, 22, of Dellwood. Hogans had been kicked out of the club for fighting moments earlier. The day after Hogans' murder, Plush surrendered its liquor license to the city.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.


  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Senior Member Array jeephipwr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Triangle, NC
    Posts
    607
    youare right. If your SA is off, it is hard to react in any way when ambushed like that.

  4. #3
    VIP Member Array ExactlyMyPoint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    2,920
    You know, I do not hear of too many incidents of a car just randomly approaching another and just opening fire. Me thinks something else is going on. I think the killers knew who they were shooting. If you are being ambushed, the shooter has all the advantages. Plus, if you are inebriated, you aren't too aware of your surroundings.
    Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.

  5. #4
    Member Array Longbow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Montana, USA
    Posts
    396
    Sounds like it could be Gang Related to me. JMO
    "Planning to draw and chamber a round after TSHTF is like planning to fasten your seatbelt after you see the other guy run a stopsign..."

    Professional hand engraver.
    To see full picture of knife in Avatar click here

  6. #5
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    43,821
    Bad things can happen anywhere, but if you go to The Bad Things Can Happen Bar...expect it.
    This was not a spur of the moment shooting, it was made ahead of time, for a reason, and with specific targets.
    No one shoots all three occupants in one vehicle for kicks...well, usually.
    There had to be prior involvement with the shooters and the victims.

    Stay armed...stay out of the Bad Place Bar...stay safe!
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  7. #6
    Moderator
    Array Rock and Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Colorado at 35,670'
    Posts
    11,584
    Bad stuff happens after midnight. The clubs sound like bad news too.

    "It does appear to be a targeted incident," Van Ross said. "It certainly appears the suspects were targeting the men who were in that SUV."
    Richard

    NRA Life Member

    "But if they don't exist, how can a man see them?"

    "You may think I'm pompous, but actually I'm pedantic... let me explain the difference."

    "Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything."

  8. #7
    Member Array UW Dawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    87
    I student group I'm part of is going to St. Louis in a couple of weeks. I'm not going. The reason I gave when people asked why I wasn't going? "I don't want to get shot."

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array grady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Near St. Louis, Missouri
    Posts
    2,837
    Quote Originally Posted by UW Dawg View Post
    I student group I'm part of is going to St. Louis in a couple of weeks. I'm not going. The reason I gave when people asked why I wasn't going? "I don't want to get shot."
    Parts of the city are relatively safe, especially during the day. But I understand violence can happen anytime and any place.

    St. Louis has some nice attractions, such as the Arch, the Botanical Gardens, the zoo, etc., which are relatively safe although you probably won't be carrying if you did make the trip.

    OTOH, if the trip is going to include bar-hopping at night, or staying in a cheap hotel located in a questionable part of town, I wouldn't consider it safe.

    Not criticizing your decision, nor do I blame you, just saying not every neighborhood of St. Louis is an ongoing battlefield at this time.

    Ha, listen to me: I avoid St. Louis whenever I can, also.

  10. #9
    Member Array UW Dawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    87
    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    OTOH, if the trip is going to include bar-hopping at night, or staying in a cheap hotel located in a questionable part of town, I wouldn't consider it safe.
    Which, considering it's a group of college students, it will certainly include both.

  11. #10
    Senior Member Array gilraen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    668
    In that case, you made a wise decision. Just remember any city can be dangerous with that kind of behavior.
    "I pledge allegiance to the war banner of the united states of Totalitaria. And to the Republic, which no longer stands, several bankers, who are now god, indivisible, with Bernanke bucks and credit for all."

  12. #11
    VIP Member
    Array Saber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Yuma, Arizona
    Posts
    2,592
    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    You know, I do not hear of too many incidents of a car just randomly approaching another and just opening fire. Me thinks something else is going on. I think the killers knew who they were shooting. If you are being ambushed, the shooter has all the advantages. Plus, if you are inebriated, you aren't too aware of your surroundings.
    Actually, this kind of thing happens fairly often in Los Angeles. Sure, SA may have helped although in this case, the victims were likely impaired with alcohol. As we use to say in the cop shop “nothing good happens after 2:00 a.m.”
    Regards,
    “Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
    ~ Stephen King

  13. #12
    Member Array IssaquahWA19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Issaquah WA
    Posts
    126
    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Actually, this kind of thing happens fairly often in Los Angeles. Sure, SA may have helped although in this case, the victims were likely impaired with alcohol. As we use to say in the cop shop “nothing good happens after 2:00 a.m.”
    Regards,
    Funny I was just thinking the same thing I guess many people have never been to LA or Oakland CA your lucky to not get shot in the middle of the day during rush hour...

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Shots Fired
    By Dale531 in forum Carry & Defensive Scenarios
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: December 23rd, 2010, 01:28 PM
  2. Shots fired
    By Gamisou in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: November 10th, 2010, 06:58 AM
  3. Shots fired at WKU Campus
    By packinnova in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 22nd, 2008, 03:34 PM
  4. Gun shots fired
    By johnbrodie in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: June 6th, 2007, 09:59 PM
  5. Three shots fired
    By .45forme in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: July 31st, 2006, 12:23 PM