By Gilbert Hoffman
NORTH CHANNEL – Residents of this community are highly alarmed at the number of robberies and shooting fatalities that have occurred within the last month, on a stretch of Uvalde that is only a few blocks long.
The death of a woman on Tuesday whose auto was carjacked by a robbery suspect, is only the latest in this string of bizarre and dangerous crimes. She was dragged to her death as the robber attempted to drive her car to escape.
A week ago, another woman, now identified as Martha Medina, was run over by a purse snatching robber at the McDonald’s only a few blocks from the current crime scene.
And a month before, again a few blocks along Uvalde from the other fatalities, a security guard argued with a Walgreen’s customer, and ended up shooting him to death.