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    An 19-year-old female is dead after a shooting on La Crosse's South Side Sunday night

    An 19-year-old female is dead after a shooting on La Crosse's South Side Sunday night. The woman was found shot at 11:11 p.m. in the 3700 block of Elm Drive, according to law enforcement officials. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

    An autopsy is planned later today in Hastings, Minn. The victim's identity has not been released pending notification of family.

    The shooting death comes after a drive-by shooting earlier in the night in the 700 block of Ferry Street. Four to six shots were fired at about 10:27 p.m., with no known injuries in that shooting. La Crosse police are saying the two shootings are related, but they are not saying how.

    La Crosse police are not calling the death a homicide, but foul play has not been ruled out.
    And then they wonder why we carry???

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    you got drive by's in boonie-ville? i thought we had the patent on them. we have an imaginary sign at the edge of town that says Welcome to Racine, now duck!

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    Tragic event indeed. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

    I wonder if this was the a GFSZ.
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    Even if it was not in a school zone, the gun was unloaded and encased wasnt it? Since it was a drive-by...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mlutz View Post
    Even if it was not in a school zone, the gun was unloaded and encased wasnt it? Since it was a drive-by...
    Yup, of course it was unloaded and encased. I don't believe this story...There couldn't have been a drive-by!

    I heard about this story on Z93.3 (La Crosse radio) this morning. The DJ was saying how it's shaken her and was taking callers. The 2nd caller talked about open carry. I didn't catch what exactly he said. A fellow employee at work heard it and thought he said that because of open carry, there will be more incidents like this. But for all the people who are shocked that this could happen in their neighborhood, maybe this can help wake them up. Violent crimes can happen anywhere at anytime!
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    John R. Lott, Jr. makes the point well that violent crimes are less likely to happen where citizens are armed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan View Post
    A fellow employee at work heard it and thought he said that because of open carry, there will be more incidents like this.
    My god...I have a friend from work who thinks this way, too. He wants to ban all guns even though he admits we'll never get all the guns from the criminals. He knows that isn't the solution, but he also firmly believes that "more guns" isn't the answer. I asked him once what he'd do if he was ever attacked by a criminal in some way. His answer - "Die, I guess." Dope.

    I don't know why people can't understand that the people who carry legally aren't the people you need to worry about. Look at the stats about crime rates among open and concealed carriers, or the drops in violent crime once concealed carry is enacted in states. I just don't get how the anti-gun people don't get that.

    And criminals aren't going to open carry just because it's legal, they're going to hide it because they're worried about being harassed by the police just like we are....albeit for vastly different reasons.

    Even my liberal, (formerly hardcore) anti-gun wife understands that.

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    I believe the shooting on the 700 block of Ferry is in the GFSZ, I guess the bad guy didn't get the memo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny amish View Post
    I believe the shooting on the 700 block of Ferry is in the GFSZ, I guess the bad guy didn't get the memo.
    Congress doesn't read the Constitution. Why on earth would criminals read law? Sorry if I am being almost redundant.

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    the worst crime is there is a chance the shooters will get away.

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    Authorities are still investigating the "drive by shooting," but they are reporting the 19-yr-old shot herself.

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    interesting phrase; shot herself. no, the gun shot her, she was just standing in the way....

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