About those Gatewood-area booms

From the “fireworks or gunshots?” file, several explosions heard in Gatewood a short time ago were definitely fireworks. At least one person called them in to 911 as gunshots, but they were close to our HQ and we heard them. In addition, a nearby resident said she found “tubes” from the fireworks – apparently placed/tossed by someone in a vehicle – along SW Thistle.

4 Replies to "About those Gatewood-area booms"

  • Lfauntleroy August 31, 2019 (2:21 am)

    Thanks for posting!!  I can go back to sleep now. 

  • Mike Flynn August 31, 2019 (2:24 am)

    I called 911. Would have sworn it was from the south end of Fauntleroy Park (I’m northeast of there by a couple of blocks). That’s if it was the boom I heard at 1:57 am that I feared might have been an explosion. If it was fireworks, who’s shooting them off at 1:57 AM?

    • They grown August 31, 2019 (3:58 am)

      Probably parents celebrating the end of summer vacation!

  • Jim P. August 31, 2019 (12:41 pm)

    “who’s shooting them off at 1:57 AM?”Friday night/early Saturday morning around the time the bars close and you have to ask? :) Drunken louts of course, by the carload.

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