Ruby Thomas is 63, too damn old to be dropping to the ground like a soldier in a firefight, too old to crawl in a blind panic across the ground, trying to stay lower than the bullets punching holes in metal and plaster — and, yes, people.
But Thomas had no choice the night of Aug. 16 when three men in a pickup rolled up in front of her daughter’s house on Donna Street and started shooting.
“We were sitting out in the front yard talking, getting ready to go home,” she said.
One man got out of the cab. Two more jumped from the bed of the pickup.