Gang violence is on the rise in Tucson, despite a massive effort by the Tucson Police Department to get the upper hand. Gang related homicides are double what they were this time last year. And in the city's latest gang shooting, police are asking for your help in catching the criminals at large. It's a growing epidemic on the streets of Tucson...gangs. When the wrong groups collide, violence erupts. The latest gang-related incident ending in the death of a young Tucson man. It started at Benson Highway and Campbell. Police say just after three o'clock Sunday morning, people inside two cars were arguing. But the incident quickly escalated. Investigators say the two cars pulled over, just blocks away at Greenway and Honeysuckle. "Some gang signs were exchanged, there was a traffic altercation," explains TPD Officer Dallas Wilson. That's when police say 22-year-old Mario Lona stepped out of the car to confront the four men in the other vehicle. Police say passengers in that car gunned down the young man. "That victim was transported to the hospital by the other people in the car he was in," says Wilson. Lona was pronounced dead later at the hospital.
A Terrible Place To Live
I started this Blog to help travelers and people in tucson see what I have seen over the past 10 years, All I could find on the internet were Pictures of Mt Lemon( which is partially burnt down), The desert Museum, Sabino Canyon, Neighborhoods North of River, and Saguaro National Monument. This only represents 10% of Tucson, The majority of this town is completely run down, crime ridden, and down right disgusting.
I was born and raised here, over the past 10 years I have watched the town I once loved change astronomically, It is a terrible place to live, and an even worse town to try and raise a family.
It is a great place to live if you enjoy carrying a gun in your waist, dealing drugs, and robbing innocent people, if this is the lifestyle you choose to live than you will feel right at home here in Tucson.
The Summers are unbearable it gets to be 120 at times, with very few activities for relief, there are some resort pools to cool off at, if you can get a room, if you do they are discounted so much in the summer that the pool is filled with low life's and drunks.
There is truly no relief from the heat you are a prisoner in your own home during the day time hours, you are forced to go out at night when it is cooler, needless to say this is when the majority of thugs, gang bangers, and drug addicts roam the streets.
We do not have any sports teams to watch, everyone down here makes a huge deal about a college football team (The Wildcats) a total joke! They tailgate down by the U of A before games, it is sad to watch this town try and do it like the big boys (AZ Cardinals) up in PHX.
Tucson has a terrible problem with the homeless population, they are not like trendy homeless kids they are like, scary, drug addict mentally ill homeless people. They flock here due to the dry climate and warm winters, in the dead of summer they move into Psychiatric facilities and shelters, in the winter they roam the streets and stand on traffic islands panhandling.
If you are thinking of moving here "DO NOT DO IT" If you live here and are thinking of leaving, get out before it gets worse, or you end up dead. I will be leaving here real soon and never coming back.