Are you urban homesteading next a crack house? If in a residential neighborhood with detached homes you're hearing clear gunshots twice a week, I figure you'd be missing some due to watching tv, running errands, etc., so let's say 4-6 shootings a week, roughly 240-300 shootings a year, within a few blocks of where you live.
It isn't exactly "urban" either. That possum was in my back yard. Just too many damn guns. Glad that they rarely hit anything/anyone on my immediate area. The shots (2) last night were probably almost a half mile away. Someone gets shot somewhere in town probably once a week, killed maybe once a month. Even the police chief is vulnerable. His gun, all his training, and all his back up didn't help him last year, he was just lucky. He did opt to not return fire thankfully not risking more strays and potential innocent bystanders getting hit.
Note that this was at 2PM, not some late night drunken party incident.
1 man shot, Durham police chief's car shot in crossfire
RALEIGH – Durham police are investigating a shooting that caught Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez in the crossfire.
Durham police say one man was shot as the occupants of two vehicles fired at each other near Roxboro and Dillard streets at about 2 p.m. As one car drove off, someone inside fired a shot at Lopez's unmarked police car.
The shot hit the front windshield of the patrol car. Lopez wasn't hit by the bullet and police don't believe he was the target.
The driver who was shot was taken to Duke University Hospital.
No charges have been filed. If you have any information about the incident, call Crime Stoppers at (919) 683-1200.