As I was listening, the DJ started talking about some "local" shootings, and you could hear the distress in his voice. Little did I know, I'd be driving within 30 yards of the scene of one of the crimes, in about 30 minutes, and be just a few short miles from the other upon arrival at the Holmes.
Convenience store clerks in Humbolt AND Algona were shot and killed last night by robbers. What a horrible and tragic loss of life. Homer told me when I got to his place that the lady killed in Algona had 10 children.
The radio station said the story was making national news and it must have. A buddy of mine in Phoenix had heard about it already. As I drove by the Kum & Go store in Humbolt about 8:30 am, it was all taped off and full of investigators. As I went back by about 4:00 pm, it was still the same way. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and communities involved in this tragedy.
Picture taken as I drove by the crime scene at the Humbolt Kum & Go