Originally Posted by MontyB
I don't recall any pitched gun battles I just recall gun fire for all I know they were firing in the air or shooting cats, rats or the next door neighbour, this was a neighbourhood that happily fired guns in the air for new years so as I said it was a pretty eclectic bunch.
As far as going for a stroll while it was going on, no I didn't but that was primarily because it was 2-3am and I was asleep, I did run into a few people wandering the streets during the day (one Mexican guy wandering down to a seven eleven with a shotgun scared the crap out friends but I didn't see him myself so that might be all BS but the guy refused to come back and visit ever again) and they seemed reasonably calm.
But I am sure you would get a better description of the area from AZ than I could ever give.
Well that's a bit different from hearing gunshots and screaming afterwards isn't it?
In your case, you just heard gunshots, which wouldn't be too out of place in a place with a lot of guns. What I meant with incidents like mine was shooting to kill or incidents where others were willing to kill and a gun for self defense would have been useful. Or else I would have also talked about the time I was taking a stroll out in the woods to hear some kind of sound that sounded a bit like gunfire. Turned out someone was shooting an air rifle at targets.
Or this other time when I heard some gunshots (though muffled a bit) coming from a building only to find out that it was a shooting club for people using .22 rifles for competitive shooting. The building had an open area like a large garden.