Sunday, May 18, 2008

Raymond C. Blount, R.I.P.

Dana DeFever of The Flint Journal reports:

"Raymond C. Blount, 47, died Saturday from a gunshot wound.

"Flint police received a call about a shooting and responded at 6:45 a.m. Saturday to 3152 Woodrow. There police found Blount, who was transported to Hurley Medical Center and pronounced dead."

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1 comment:

  1. It's so hard to know how to respond to this, it just makes you feel so helpless - and it is happening ALL THE TIME in Flint! There have been at least four shootings, two of them fatal in just this past week: one on Sunday over by Chevrolet and Paterson, one on the 15th over on Lake Forest Dr./Berger St. (fatal), one near Grand Traverse on the 14th, and not that long ago someone was murdered just across the street from St. John Vianney on Bagley St. I'm sure there have been more incidents than those I have just listed. The person over by Paterson was just walking home from the store! I think of my elderly mother going to the bank, going to Meijer's, going to church, going to the hairdresser - every place she goes on a daily basis has had major, major trouble. It is so dismaying, but when I think about living in particular areas in Flint, it's not a question of if, but of when something will happen to you. I now live in a city of nearly two million people and walk everywhere, even late at night, sometimes even alone at night and there isn't a day that goes buy that I'm not aware of what a luxury that truly is and that it may not last forever. I wish our fine government would pay more attention to its own fraying society rather than focusing on everyone else's in an attempt to secure it's own interests.


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