The church softball team went out for some practice today on a gorgeous sunny afternoon with temps in the mid-80s. Just before we wrapped up at 3:30 pm, a black police helicopter went soaring overhead. A minute letter as I was tossing my last few pitches I could see the copter hovering just a few blocks away. Just as we finished practice, an endless parade of emergency vehicles went flying down the street a block away. As I got in my care to go home, traveling north on Wornall, I had to pull over four times as at least eight more patrol cars came blazing from the opposite direction.
Turning on my radio I learned that there had been a shooting rampage at the Ward Parkway shopping mall six blocks from where we were playing. The Target store there is the one we shop at. At least three people are dead and others are injured. I don’t know much of the specifics but you might keep these victims, families and responders in your prayers tonight.
The story is being followed by the major news channels. Here is a CNN story.