I arrived home yesterday on the last day of the school year full of excitement - I was about to drive to the airport to collect my sister and her two children. As Max and I drove around the corner from our house we encountered a large crowd and road block - we followed the detour. As we turned another corner we were yelled out by a female police officer who was on what seemed to be point duty - she was screaming at us not to stop and to keep driving? Clearly something major had just occurred. I guessed a shooting of some kind, but continued onto the airport, following all the detours due to the road blocks.
I later discovered that two men were killed and another two were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. All of this had happened at our local grog shop - the one around the corner that Garry is a regular at, ( but isn't safe for me to shop at, so I have never been inside).
The following images show the scenes Max and I encountered yesterday on the way to the airport.
Clearly, this was a very sad day for many people in our neighbourhood. It is a shock that images we normally see in movies or from places far away were taken only on the next block, at a place Garry visits regularly.