By an edhat reader
Several families awakened at 5:15am this morning to the sound of three gunshots coming from Stevens Park. Voices were heard near the entrance to the park. We called the City police at 7:30am, and by that time several homeowner calls had been received reporting the same incident. Calls from homes on Canon Drive and El Arco Drive. Apparently a cruiser was dispatched at some point — nothing was found.
Homeless people live in that park at times; also, the nearby area on State Street — close to the 7/11 — has gotten rough, and is beginning to feel like Big City unsafe and dirty: Cartel drug busts at some motels, many more severely physically and mentally ill people sleeping on sidewalks than before those motels were used to house homeless folk during the pandemic. One wonders if the Stevens Park gunshots are related.