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Grandma shootout!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sisco, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. Sisco

    Sisco Well-Known Member

  2. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    Grandmothers involved in shootout

    By Chanda Brown
    WICHITA Kansas USA - A shootout in north Wichita has neighbors talking. That's because the alleged shooters are both grandmothers.

    The scene played out in the 2600 block of North Holyoke.

    "She come out with her black gun.She didn't know I had my little .25 automatic," said Ann Gartner.

    "She pulled out a pistol and it was like the wild, wild West at the old folks home," said neighbor Gary Potts.

    "I stepped around the right side of the car and 'pow,'" said Gartner. "I nearly hit her in the shoulder."

    It's normally quiet in the 2600 block of North Holyoke except for Thursday.

    Fifty-three year old Bertha Criner was on the front porch. 82-year-old Ann had driven up to Criner's home and the two got into a verbal argument which escalated into gunfire.

    The shots are still evident with one bullet hole in the house and two more on the front window screen.What's even more alarming is that kids were inside the house, just feet from the door.

    "My granddaddy got the kids and put them in the backroom," said Latasha Jones.

    "She shot at me first and that was self defense," said Gartner.

    "She's 82, but she's a bad woman. She might look 82 but that don't mean
    nothing," said Jones.

    "If the police department's looking for an officer, they ought to look up that old lady, because she knows how to shoot a gun, that's for sure," said Jones.

    When the bullets stopped flying, no one was injured and police say Ann was shooting in self defense.

    Police arrested 53-year-old Bertha Criner.

    Yeah right :barf: SHE MISSED!
    Oh yeah she'd make the perfect Police Officer. :uhoh: (BTW, isn't the window part of the house?)
    Nearly don't count Dearie! :rolleyes:

    Does it strike anyone else but me as odd that one woman takes a gun, over to another woman's house and an argument ensues, yet the homeowner is the only one arrested?
    Something ain't right with this story. There's a lot we ain't being told.
  3. Sisco

    Sisco Well-Known Member

    I re-read the article, the website doesn't report it the same as the news show did last night. According to it, the older lady was at home, the younger gal pulled up and started shooting. Police ruled it self defense. All interviews were with a woman who looked to be in her 80's.
  4. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member


    First thing that came to mind.
  5. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member


    As someone born and raised in Wichita ... and lived there for over 30 years, the 2600 block of North Holyoke is in Da Hood ... its only about 5 or 6 blocks north and 5 or 6 blocks east of the highest crime section of the city.

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