Gun shots heard near money gram soccer complex

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Gun shots heard near money gram soccer complex

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Post by Richbirdhunter » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:40 am

Last night while we were at my daughters soccer practice we heard 6 gun shots near the fields. We had the girls get down flat on the ground and while we were on the phone with 911 we heard 4 more shots. One of our dads is a police officer and he got after me for having all the girls huddled together. After the fact it made sense to spread the girls out. After about 15 minuets of no shooting people started to leave.
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Post by ELB » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:11 am

Is this the MoneyGram Soccer Park at Elm Fork?

If it is, Google maps shows Elm Fork shooting ranges are less than a mile to the west of it.

Could you have heard something from there, maybe with a wind shift brought the sound over?
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Post by Bruin98 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:17 am

ELB wrote:Is this the MoneyGram Soccer Park at Elm Fork?

If it is, Google maps shows Elm Fork shooting ranges are less than a mile to the west of it.

Could you have heard something from there, maybe with a wind shift brought the sound over?
This is the case at a few parks in Grand Prairie too. You'll hear gun shots all day long. It's kind of funny to watch the reactions of first timers.

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Post by mojo84 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:31 am

Being a bird hunter, you understand one can do much more damage to a covey of birds than singles flying by. Quickly moving to their vehicles to gain cover and exit the location may have been a better option if you believed there was a real and credible threat. ;-)


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Post by Richbirdhunter » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:32 am

mojo84 wrote:Being a bird hunter, you understand one can do much more damage to a covey of birds than singles flying by. Quickly moving to their vehicles to gain cover and exit the location may have been a better option if you believed there was a real and credible threat. ;-)
There was a lot of wisdom in what he said and I appreciated the lesson.
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Post by Tex1961 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:36 am

Richbirdhunter wrote:
mojo84 wrote:Being a bird hunter, you understand one can do much more damage to a covey of birds than singles flying by. Quickly moving to their vehicles to gain cover and exit the location may have been a better option if you believed there was a real and credible threat. ;-)
There was a lot of wisdom in what he said and I appreciated the lesson.
While I agree with everything said, I'm still going to give the OP Kudos.. Most people will stand around like Sheeples.. He took action, in a quick way under the potential threat of a real life dangerous situation. But if anything good from this is a new lesson learned (for all of us).
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Post by Richbirdhunter » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:45 am

ELB wrote:Is this the MoneyGram Soccer Park at Elm Fork?

If it is, Google maps shows Elm Fork shooting ranges are less than a mile to the west of it.

Could you have heard something from there, maybe with a wind shift brought the sound over?
It happened about 8:45 last night the shooting came from the opposite side of the field away from the gun range.
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Post by mojo84 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:46 am

Just to be clear. My comment wasn't intended as critism. I used the word "may" since I wasn't there and my suggestion may not have been the best course of action. Just a suggestion based upon some expert advice ice received over the last few years.

I applaud him For being in tune to what may have been a very bad situation. Every situation or event is a learning opportunity.


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Post by Richbirdhunter » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:27 am

mojo84 wrote:Just to be clear. My comment wasn't intended as critism. I used the word "may" since I wasn't there and my suggestion may not have been the best course of action. Just a suggestion based upon some expert advice ice received over the last few years.

I applaud him For being in tune to what may have been a very bad situation. Every situation or event is a learning opportunity.

No offense was taken. I want people to talk about this and exchange ideas.
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