Yesterday afternoon Dale called to ask if I could come over to his and Ray’s apartment to visit. They were upset and wanted company. Their neighbor downstairs had been murdered the night before. Bizarre incident. He was a young guy, 29 years old— That afternoon the super’s brother had been working in his apartment fixing plumbing. He returned about 4 in the morning with two friends and under a retext of having to do something further with the plumbing— got inside. He shot the neighbor with a sawed-off shotgun— and killed a friend who was spending the night. A third person was there, a roommate,managed to survive by not being seen in the loft bed. At some point— I’m not sure if the killers were still there— he ran screaming out of the apartment to the bar across the street for help. Ray and Dale were awakened by the gunshots and the screaming of a man saying “they’re going to kill me!” Ray stepped into the hallway and saw the killer calmly leaving the building. “What’s going on” Ray asked. “Someone’s been hurt outside” he replied.