I don't really expect a shootout less than half a mile south of my house.
Two quotes from that article strike me:
"I never thought I'd hear gunshots," a still-shaken Mulcahy said about eights hours after the 12:30 a.m. incident. "I thought that just happens in the big cities."and
"Just after the end of the chase about 10 police cars showed up," [another resident] said. "I didn't think Attleboro had that many cars."
On the one hand, I find myself thinking come on, this is technically a city. But on the other hand, I find myself thinking ... yeah, exactly.
The strangest part to me is that I was almost certainly awake when it happened ... and I didn't know until I read about it the next day. I know I've lived in cities a while now and learned to screen out a lot, but still -- it wasn't that far away. I would have thought I'd have noticed.