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New details in Landry shooting (UPDATE)

Posted on: March 18, 2009 7:34 pm
Edited on: March 19, 2009 11:47 am
 

Getting shot is scary. Carl Landry can attest to that.

"I was really scared when the bullets were flying," Landry said in an interview on KILT radio in Houston. "And I’m just glad it hit me in a place where I could continue to run and get away.”

Evidently, the people in the car that sideswiped Landry's car early Tuesday were looking for someone. They thought Landry was the guy. Landry tried to tell them he wasn't. They shot him anyway. Thankfully, the Rockets' forward sustained only a flesh wound to the leg and will be out 1-3 weeks.

“I knew something was going on like they were looking for somebody," Landry said. "Both of the guys got out of the car, I tried to plead my case saying that I’m not the guy they were looking for. But immediately they started shooting. Two shots were fired and the second shot hit me in the left calf.”

Click here for the rest.

UPDATE: Even more chilling details from Thursday's Houston Chronicle. After Landry was shot, he said one of his attackers chased him for about a block. He hid between a house and a fence, then started knocking on doors for help. Gotta be kidding me.

“I ran about six blocks," Landry said. "After they fired two shots, one of the guys chased me for about a block. I was able to outrun the shooter, and I hid in between a house and a fence. I was so frightened, so I started to knock; I was ringing doorbells like crazy.

"One person came down and said he was going to call the police. He said he was going to call 911. I saw a cop car drive by about 20 minutes after he said that. I went up to the cop car, and they helped me."

Check out the rest of Jonathan Feigen's story, plus a map of where Landry was shot -- not far from the Toyota Center.

 

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Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2009 3:17 pm
 

New details in Landry shooting (UPDATE)

Again....What he did to provoke being shot at does not matter.

NOTHING HE DID JUSTIFIES GETTING SHOT....I don't care how many holes the story has...I don't care if it was a drug deal gone bad....THE OTHER DUDE ATTEMPTED TO KILL HIM....."F" the finer details...I don't need to piece the story together....JUST ARREST AND PROSECUTE anyone who feels the need to attempt to kill someone else so that a$$h0ie does not try to sideswipe and shoot ME!!!!!!!  

That's all I'm saying....




Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: March 19, 2009 10:54 pm
 

Likely scenario

 It's gotta be the gangster ex-boyfriend of the hoo-er (Goodfellas) Landry was squiring about town.  He got out of the joint sooner than Carl expected and wanted to reunite with his true love.  This whole story seems ridiculous and there seems to be a hole you could drive a truck through right in the middle.  Check the chick's cell phone records detectives...




Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: March 19, 2009 8:09 pm
 

New details in Landry shooting (UPDATE)

 

 Absolutely. Landry was in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, if it is true thjat he turned around and

they tangled autos again after the initial altercation, then he was more than stupid. Overall he was very very lucky.

 

But, yea, to dump on him for being at fault, hey, like, he didn't shoot that is attempted murder against the other guys.\

Duh..




Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: March 19, 2009 8:06 pm
 

New details in Landry shooting (UPDATE)

 

 Stupid comment. Yea Nash likes his beer like the rest, but Nash is a pro of

serious consequences and understands his role. Landry is a kid by comparison and

though he seems like a nice kid, who knows what was really goin gon. Nash would

likely NOT be caught in that type of situation though, these days, who knows for sure.




Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: March 19, 2009 7:56 pm
 

New details in Landry shooting (UPDATE)

 so much is said about this crime, he had the luck of the irish to just get away with just a gun shot wound to the leg. the shooter is trying to kill him if the report is true that he was chasing him on foot.maybe he should get a new home where he can be more safer.now about the state of the houston rockets it is no big news another player INJURED! for the simple fact that the rockets are used to playing a depleted lineup.so this won't hinder their chances of winning games or vice versa.it will just add more playing time for shane and luis and hayes. and hopefully no more injury to ming so they can at least advance to the playoffs...

 




Since: Dec 26, 2007
Posted on: March 19, 2009 2:47 pm
 

New details in Landry shooting (UPDATE)

No one is negating the fact that he was shot and that's a terrible thing.  I've read no one here say that he deserved anything, and I would be truly surprised if anyone felt that way.  Right now, people are just trying to piece together the story to find out what happened and why someone would do such an atrocious thing.  The problem is, the story isn't fitting together. 

There's a big difference between moving your car out of the way of oncoming traffic and making a U-Turn.  You have to admit there is something odd about him trying to make a U-Turn as opposed to just pulling over to the side of the road. 




Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2009 2:44 pm
 

New details in Landry shooting (UPDATE)

 WOW!!!!!

You guys are kidding....right????

I was involved in an accident a few years ago.  After the initial impact both cars were not completely damaged so we moved our cars out of the way of possible oncoming traffic.  NOT ABNORMAL FOLKS...

Get a grip!!!!   The dude was shot at....even if he had some words with the driver of the other vehicle....WHO CARES!!!!  He was shot at.  THE OTHER GUY IS AT FAULT AT THIS POINT!!!!  I don't care if he F'ed the other guys mom.  That does not mean he should be shot.

Any facts that are missing do not negate the fact that he was shot. 




Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: March 19, 2009 2:32 pm
 

New details in Landry shooting (UPDATE)

In any criminal investigation, you may never know the complete details.  If Landry was shot, he was also likely in shock and if a minute detail is off, I can understand.  The best part about this coming out is that everyone should now stop lumping him in with Pacman and all the bar and strip club shootings.  Carl Landry was having a great year for the Rockets and I wish him the speediest of recoveries.  When will people realize that this happens all the time but when its an athlete it is his fault for whatever reason. People called Landry an idiot for being out late.  They had a game and then the media.  It takes them awhile to get out.  Did Landry take  the bullets or deliver them?  People can always be skeptical but thats sad for Landry that people have stereotyped all athletes,especially NBA players.  Why would anyone have a reason not to believe him? They don't.  Until then, Landry is a victim.  I know people dont like to ever call a millionaire a victim but he was.

 

 




Since: Dec 26, 2007
Posted on: March 19, 2009 2:27 pm
 

Interesting detail from the Houston Chronicle

 Reading the original report in the Houston Chronicle, there's one important detail that seems to be being overlooked:

 

"Houston police said Landry was driving his sport utility vehicle southbound on a city street, when a northbound car swerved into his path and collided with his vehicle. Landry and the driver of the other vehicle made U-turns and the vehicles collided again and Landry's SUV hit a utility pole."

It says that BOTH Landry and the other vehicle made U-Turns after the initial hit.  If he had no idea people were after him, and this is supposed to be as innocent as he claims (and I would like it to be), then why did he make a U-Turn after being hit the first time?  Isn't the normal procedure when you're involved in a car accident to get out of the vehicle?  Instead he, as the victim, was trying to drive away?  His race has absolutely nothing to do with it; my suspicions are raised solely because of his actions.  I'd like to believe his story, but it's pretty hard to swallow.




Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: March 19, 2009 12:35 pm
 

New details in Landry shooting (UPDATE)

 

 Nash is a bad example. He is a good Canadian that enjoys his beer like the rest of us up here. i could totally see Steve grabbin a pint at that hour. (Ref: Nash / Nowitzki pics from a dfew years ago when they were hammered).



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