A while later, I noticed a helicopter flying around and at first I thought nothing of it. I live near several hospitals, as well as in the airspace of Buckley Air Force Base, so helicopters in the sky are not an uncommon sight. Usually, though, they're hauling ass to some destination, the tiny red ones toward the hospital, the big bulky green ones toward the base.
This one was black. It was in no hurry to go anywhere. Indeed, it flew in a lazy circle for a while, not really hovering but also not sticking to any established flight plan. Sometime between when I saw it circling and when it took off, I thought, "Huh, the police must be looking for someone."
It didn't occur to me to connect the sounds I heard with the helicopter until I read about this:
Aurora police are looking for two teenage boys in connection to a shooting that wounded one person in Aurora Monday afternoon.That's one block down and two blocks over from the, appropriately named, Ghetto Garden.
The shooting occurred near East 16th Avenue and Lansing Street.