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We are working on a commercial project in my home town in a area that is a little rough to say the least. Today I here pop pop pop. I think It sounds like gun fire but not sure. I her some yelling and then some more pop pop pop. I go to the porta john to do my morning business and see a small hole in the side of the porta john just under the toilet paper roller and see a matching hole in the other side. I get out and look at my site trailer that was parked next to the porta john and see a hole in that, look inside and the hole is all the way thru.

I call the cops and just as I hang up five cop cars show up flying all around the neighbor hood. They come on the job site, take photos, dig the slug out and inform us that there was two cars having a gun fight across the street.

if I decided to go in that porta john 5 minutes earlier I would not be writing this, either in the hospital or dead. The bullet hole was lined up directly for a gut shot.

About a week ago my trailer was broken into and robbed. I am seriously considering not working at the site any more, almost done and can't wait to get out.
 

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Lots of rough hoods and can happen in good areas also . Look at all the gun play in schools through out the USA . It's not the gun it's the idiot with the gun . Glad to hear you or anybody else didn't get in the way .
 

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Glad to hear you were not harmed Mac.

I think I'd be looking for a way to finish up early and get the heck out of there.

Maybe get the GC to pay an off duty cop to park his patrol car there during shooting...I mean working hours.
 

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I never take jobs inside the actual city of Chicago anymore for this very reason. It's getting just too damn crazy on the south and west sides, and in the better areas there is no parking. I admire the real contractors that put up with it in the city limits. I'm simply too old for it anymore.
 
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