Someone was shot today near Shenfield station as they emerged from their car. They were shot in the leg so the person with the gun either didn't mean to kill them or is a really lousy shot.
I found out about this soon after it happened because it resulted in a temporary station closure at Shenfield. I started out being interested in the associated disruption to my daughter's journey to school and then started to be curious about the shooting. You see it's not a regular occurrence in this neck of the woods.
Later in the day I saw the incident reported by the Gazette and posted on Facebook. The first and only comment, when I saw it, was from someone who said "No one gets shot for no reason though usually, do they?"
She's absolutely right. It's usually because someone who isn't very nice is holding a gun and pulls the trigger.
But seriously, did she really mean to imply that the victim must have been "asking for it/deserved it"? Really? Without knowing who has been shot or what are the circumstances if you are a victim of a shooting then there must be a reason?
I don't know who was shot. I don't know why they were shot, and I'm not going to guess or assume anything.