The crowd was buzzing this morning at 7th and Montana in the wake of last night's widely-reported shooting near Palisades Park. Apparently, an Unknown Assailant fired a handgun at three women who were standing near 105 San Vicente Blvd. (pictured above) at 9:30 p.m. Two of the women were rushed to the hospital, one in critical condition, and the third was unharmed. "What did you make of all the helicopters and police?" asked Bob, eager for the scoop. "What helicopters and police?," I asked, naively. "The ones that were hovering around your condo last night," he replied, "We thought you'd be on the scene in the crowd we saw on TV." Granted, in the past I've responded to tips suggesting I cover such local happenings as last year's robbery at Wachovia Bank and the more recent discovery of a corpse sitting at Starbucks but, for the record, I have my limits. I draw the line when it comes to Armed Assailants. Besides, I was lucky enough this morning to stumble across a large group of witnesses at 7th and Montana. Jehovah's Witnesses, that is ...!