|photo from Daily Beast by Brendan Buress|
When the first bomb went off, I assumed something was up in the victim's personal life - that some crazy story would come out about the person killed. It's not just that it occurred in Austin - where we have a low crime rate, our organized crime is low key, and our murder rate very low for a city of this size - it's that it occurred out in the 'burbs up north.
Really, the bombing felt like a freak incident. The local press had nothing to go on, so no one paid much attention. What do you even say when this happens and then... nothing?
Fast forward a week and bombs two and three went off on the same day.