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Tons o’ guns are in the streets nowadays

May 3, 2009

This is completely true.

Yesterday afternoon I went for a bike ride on the route I was planning on running this morning.  This was part of my x-training and the reason I was doing the same route was to plant my bottles of fluid and gels for the 32km Sunday run.  I was also doing a new route which gets off the trails and runs a little more on the roads. 

While going along Powerline road I was supposed to make a right onto Paddy Greene Ln, but somehow I missed Paddy Greene and by the time I realized this I was about 600m down the road and in front of the Headwaters trail (Dundas Valley Conservation Area).  I contemplated going back but because I was on my mountain bike I decided to go on the trails.  I was kind of regretting going into the trails because I was supposed to drop a bottle off on Paddy Greene Ln and now I was going to have to drive out there after my ride to plant my last bottle.  In the trails I heard gun shots and didn’t think much of it.

I got home and grabbed a bit to eat and a shower and took off in the car with the last bottles to drop off.  When I got to Paddy Greene Ln the road was blocked off by a cop and there was a media truck there.  I told the police officer I just needed to drop a bottle here for tomorrow morning.  He told me that the road was likely going to be closed tomorrow as well due to a pending investigation.  The media guy told me that they found two bodies and it was obvious that a crime took place.  I then talked to another police officer about what I heard approximately an hour and a half earlier.

The craziest part of the story is that I stopped in front of the trail-head at the end of Powerline Rd and thought I should head back to Paddy Greene like planned, it was only 600m away and I was on a bike.  From when I got onto Powerline Rd from Slote Rd, Paddy Greene Ln is the only road off of Powerline and I really don’t know how I went by it (see picture below).  Paddy Greene Ln is only 2km long and looking back at my GPS data if I had gone back I would of seen the two people right before the shots were fired,(if they were visible from the road of course).

The chances are I would have planted my bottle and not seen a thing, still heard some shots and kept riding. And then this morning I would have set out on my run and would of been unable to run the loop.

Needless to say I had to pick a new route for today.  I felt good doing 33km in under 2hours this morning, the last run over 30km until Ottawa in three weeks.


Paddy Greene Ln off of Jerseyville Rd.  in the pic below:

Names of Jerseyville dead expected today


May 03, 2009


JERSEYVILLE – The names of the two people found dead in a Jerseyville field are expected to be released by police Sunday.

Hamilton’s homicide unit is investigating the deaths of the pair, a man and a woman, who were found dead underneath a cell phone tower in a rural area.

Police were called to a field on Paddy Greene Road, near Jerseyville Road, around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after a report of shots being fired.

Staff Sergeant Ian Matthews, of the homicide unit, said a person riding on horseback in the area heard shots being fired and contacted police.

“There were two weapons that were recovered at the scene and they have been seized,” he said. “So we’re not looking for any weapons, we’re not looking for any suspects in this investigation.”

Two guns were found at the scene, but police would not specify which kind.

Matthews said that if next-of-kin were notified overnight then police would be in a position to release the identities of the duo after the autopsies, which were scheduled for Sunday.

The man and the woman, who Matthews described as adults, are believed to be known to each other but police do not think the pair is married. Each had one wound.

Matthews said the hometowns of the pair is not being released until next-of-kin has been notified.

When asked if this looks like a murder-suicide, Matthews said: “At this point we aren’t sure, but we’re not looking for any other suspects, that’s for sure.”


  1. Skuj permalink
    May 3, 2009 1:14 pm


    Good run!!!

  2. May 5, 2009 9:39 pm

    Glad you’re okay!

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