One coffee drinker after another sat next to the bullet-damaged window, never once raising an eyebrow.**********
It was like this horror scene was not there at all. How could they miss it? Has this city become desensitized to gangland murder, shootings and constant violence?
UPDATE: Oops, there goes another...
One person is in custody after a fatal stabbing in the city's west end early this morning. Area residents talking about the stabbing out front of a neighbourhood sports bar said both the victim, a Brazil native, and suspect lived in the rooming house.*
The otherwise quiet neighbourhood has attracted some "shady" characters, said local photographer George Pimentel, who recently had some construction equipment stolen from his place. "When I got robbed, everyone pointed to that place (where the man was stabbed)," he said.
Residents discussing the stabbing seemed convinced that it stemmed from a drug dispute, leaving few shocked by the homicide.