And were off!
Multiple callers report the sound of a single gunshot on the Southside
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 16, 2013 - 10:16pm
Dispatchers report several callers say they heard the sound of a gunshot, possibly a shotgun, somewhere on the Southside of Batavia.
Calls have come in from Watson, Maple, Thorpe, Liberty and Otis streets.
Police officers are converging on the area.
UPDATE 12:05 a.m.: There's been nothing new to report on this.
Sounded more like a cherry bomb to me....totally different sound. I think people are getting a little "gun" shy....
I am on liberty and it didn't really sound like a gun.
I heard the noise but I don't know what a gunshot sounds like.
Billy, the difference between a gunshot and a firecracker, or fireworks, is a gunshot will have two distinct sounds, the first sound is the blast of the shot, and the second is the round, or bullet, breaking the sound barrier.
A firecracker, or fireworks, has one explosive sound from the black powder exploding all at once.
Last Christmas eve, I could hear gunshots from West Webster, while outside talking to my neighbor on the patio. You could hear the two sounds I described, clearly.