Working overnights is not easy, and Chris Darby deserves a lot of credit for his hard work.
So, this is not a slam on Chris, but rather, an illustration of how TV-speak and Cop-speak intersect and give us moments like this.
Chris' first tweet:
Quick, concise, basic details and a promise to follow up. Good.
His second tweet:
Added details, personal observation of the scene. Again, a good report.
Chris' third tweet:
OK. Here's what's confusing. In the first tweet, it's a shooting. Not an alleged shooting, not an apparent shooting. The second tweet indicates bullet holes in the car and a man taken to a hospital.
Yet the third tweet says it's an apparent shooting. It walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but WANE TV, for reasons unknown, tell us it's an APPARENT duck.
Well, at least they didn't say it was an ALLEDED duck, er, shooting.