A deadly reception

A local woman was shot by her newlywed husband yesterday evening.

Yesterday, around 5pm Laurette Brunson was shot by her husband, Richard Brunson at their wedding reception. 

Laurette Bronson’s three children were in the home at the time of the incident, and are un-harmed. 

            “I feel so bad that the kids had to see this”

The shooting occurred at 617 Black Street at 5pm yesterday evening. 

“I heard the sound of the shot, or I think I did. There’s kind of a pop, pop, pop. And the son came out yelling she’s been shot and can’t breathe.”

Laurette Brunson is currently in good condition at St. Luke’s hospital after being shot in the abdomen. Her new husband, Richard Brunson’s whereabouts are still unknown after fleeing the scene of the crime. 

One thought on “A deadly reception

  1. OK on the lead. I would put the last graf higher. I would put it ahead of other details, just so people know she’s OK.

    You need to introduce and identify the soundbites. Who is talking? Is that just a matter of putting the quotes in after writing the story?

    I’ve always been partial to “colon” introductions, rather than leaving the sentence hanging for a second:

    Officer Mann described the scene:

    Neighbor Michael Martin had this to say:

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