This morning I found out that around 9:30 p.m. there was a shooting outside one of the local bars that ended with one man killed and a woman seriously injured. Not sure yet what the story is, but initial eyewitnesses fear it might be gang-related. Venice historically had a huge gang problem that by all accounts has been cleaned up in recent years. Needless to say that if gangs are ready to start shooting people on my street (at 9:30 at night!), that would be not good news at all. We shall see.
Meanwhile, I'll be keeping up with the news and gossip on my favorite Venice blog: Yo! Venice!