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Everybody look, what’s going down?

The loud bang outside late yesterday afternoon might have been a car backfiring.

Or maybe a transformer blowing.

Then it happened again. And again.

By the time I went out to have a look-see, all sorts of neighbors were already outside looking for an answer.

Turned out it had, in fact, been a pickup backfiring. The truck was pulled over down the road, with its hood up.

 One neighbor said it had sounded like gun shots. Another agreed.

Good to know I live on a street where people will go out and investigate when the shooting starts.


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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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