But what happened in our supermarket car park on Wednesday evening was far from mundane.......it was extraordinary.......and almost unbelievable.
DD2 returned from the gym saying
"there's something going on in town.......the road's cordoned off...and there's police and ambulances"
"Oh no" I said "another car crash"
In the morning DD grabbed me
"It wasn't a car crash....it was a shooting at Morrisons"
"WHAT!!!!! A SHOOTING!!!!! IN MORRISONS CAR PARK!!!!!"
Actually it wasn't a single shooting.....6 people got shot with an air rifle over the space of an hour and a half.......by the time DD passed........the whole area was cordoned off by the armed response team [British policemen do not carry guns, and have to call for back-up from an armed response unit]
The teenage perpetrators were caught.......they had spent over an hour randomly shooting at supermarket shoppers from an upstairs window opposite the car park......the police weren't called til a boy was shot in the neck and seriously injured........ they were lucky the police didn't shoot them!!!! What is the world coming to when that is some teenagers' idea of fun!!
A supermarket car park....mundane.....maybe not!!!!!