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Party last night. Shots fired.

There was a party going on at the local football club at Spiegelfeld, Binningen. Whether authorised by the club or not, we don't know.

Lots of loud music, cheering and shouting. I largely slept through it but my daughters were disturbed. Even with the windows shut, it was still very loud. At 1:30am, my daughter had enough enough and called the police. They said officers had already been dispatched.

My kids heard the police turn up, blowing whistles to get the party goers attention and addressing them through a megaphone. The crowd was pretty hostile and sounded very drunk. But reinforcements around and by 2:30am, the crowd had largely dispersed.

There were still some people around and police. At 3am. There was a gunshot, followed by angry shouting to "stop that". There was second gun shot and then silence. No ambulances turned up as far as we know, so looks like no one was hurt.

Anyone else witness/hear this incident? Participate?
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Old 14.08.2021, 09:59
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Re: Party last night. Shots fired.

Was it gunshot, or a firework?
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Was it gunshot, or a firework?
I asked that question. She said it did not sound like a firework, and given the shouting, it seems likely it was a gunshot.

I guess we'll never know for sure, unless arrests are made and it gets reported.
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Old 14.08.2021, 10:36
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I asked that question. She said it did not sound like a firework, and given the shouting, it seems likely it was a gunshot.

I guess we'll never know for sure, unless arrests are made and it gets reported.
I would have thought reporting having heard a gun shot is more important than reporting noise that stops from sleeping?
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Old 14.08.2021, 10:43
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I would have thought reporting having heard a gun shot is more important than reporting noise that stops from sleeping?
depends. the gunshot might have stopped the noise-maker.
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Re: Party last night. Shots fired.

There was a report recently about an apartment fire in Geneva that nobody reported! It was spotted when somebody across the street posted the fire on facebook.

The authorities would much have over-reporting than no reporting.
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Old 14.08.2021, 11:06
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There was a report recently about an apartment fire in Geneva that nobody reported! It was spotted when somebody across the street posted the fire on facebook.

The authorities would much have over-reporting than no reporting.
Seriously?

The day will come when the police likes such a message and demands they keep posting.


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depends. the gunshot might have stopped the noise-maker.
Obviously.
<<There were still some people around and police. At 3am. There was a gunshot, followed by angry shouting to "stop that". There was second gun shot and then silence>>
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Obviously.
<<There were still some people around and police. At 3am. There was a gunshot, followed by angry shouting to "stop that". There was second gun shot and then silence>>
Is this very effective way to stop noise also permitted when someone flushes the toilet after 10pm?
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Old 14.08.2021, 11:20
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I asked that question. She said it did not sound like a firework, and given the shouting, it seems likely it was a gunshot.

I guess we'll never know for sure, unless arrests are made and it gets reported.
It's not that easy to tell the difference, especially from a distance:



I've heard 'fireworks' before when camping abroad on more that one occasion but when I've got out of my tent, it definitely wasn't fireworks.
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Old 14.08.2021, 11:25
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Re: Party last night. Shots fired.

In Switzerland the average citizen would still think of fireworks first. Including me.
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Is this very effective way to stop noise also permitted when someone flushes the toilet after 10pm?
Why?


That poor little toilet did nothing wrong.
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Old 14.08.2021, 14:15
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I would have thought reporting having heard a gun shot is more important than reporting noise that stops from sleeping?
Noise reported.
Cops arrive, and eventually dispersed the crowd.
Some hung around, so did some cops.
Whatever the cause of the bangs, the police were right there.
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Old 14.08.2021, 14:16
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Re: Party last night. Shots fired.

polizei-schweiz.ch reports two incidents in Basel from last night involving fights and knifes - but no gunshots.

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Is this very effective way to stop noise also permitted when someone flushes the toilet after 10pm?
I thought flushes are allowed, what's not allowed is to urinate standing up
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Seriously?

.........>
Yes, seriously. When asked why she hadn't reported the fire, the woman who posted the photo on Facebook said she'd just assumed someone else in the watching crowd had already rung fire brigade. Presumably everyone else there assumed the same...... not an uncommon problem apparently.
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Yes, seriously. When asked why she hadn't reported the fire, the woman who posted the photo on Facebook said she'd just assumed someone else in the watching crowd had already rung fire brigade. Presumably everyone else there assumed the same...... not an uncommon problem apparently.
Okay, post 6 embezzled the part about a watching crowd.
If I walked up to a fire where people are already paying attention to it I would too expect that it is already reported.

Note to self: No normal reactions in society any longer, do ask whether it's been reported or even better take chance and annoy police by calling in.
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Note to self: No normal reactions in society any longer, do ask whether it's been reported or even better take chance and annoy police by calling in.
any longer? the bystander effect was theorized in the 60s. the problem is that humans did not evolve to live in crowded cities like ants.
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Old 14.08.2021, 18:46
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any longer? the bystander effect was theorized in the 60s. the problem is that humans did not evolve to live in crowded cities like ants.
Yes, called "Gaffer" - but at least someone called the cops first, then everybody stopped (preferably on the highway, on the lanes in the other directon ) and gawked.
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I would have thought reporting having heard a gun shot is more important than reporting noise that stops from sleeping?
Such 'shots were heard' reminds me of the old debate, should firearms of any sort be kept by members of the public even if
'fully licensed' to keep a firearm in the house like a Shotgun for Clay Pidgeon shooting.

Of course were all aware of the long running thread 'a shooting occured ** fill in the blanks **' but surely the day will
come when guns 'of any sort' will be removed and banned from any form of civilian or public use.
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Yes, called "Gaffer" - but at least someone called the cops first, then everybody stopped (preferably on the highway, on the lanes in the other directon ) and gawked.
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