I get all my knowledge of the USA from television, so I know that cowboy dueling is the most important part of USA culture, and that “dueling banjos” are found in Tennessee.
Strangely, an actual gunfight in Tennessee happened WITHOUT any mention of a banjo soundtrack.
This confuses my tremendously erudite, television-based understanding of the USA.
I can only conclude that Nashville is filled with banjo music at all times, and thus the news reports did not mention what must have seemed obvious to Nashville residents.
USA media reported:
An unnamed person inside a Nashville (TN) sneaker shop went John Wick on three armed robbers last after they made the mistake of charging into the store with guns blazing.
A man died after he was injured during a shootout at a Bordeaux shop late Thursday night.
It happened inside retailer Hot Kicks, located in a strip mall at 3101 Clarksville Pike, around 11 p.m.
Metro police told News 2 a group of people were inside the store when at least three armed suspects came in through an unlocked back door and began firing.
One of the people in the store returned fire, while others took off running, according to police.
Metro police said officers found one man near the back door with several gunshot wounds.
None of the customers or staff of the store were injured in the exchange of gunfire. One of the three robbers was found critically injured outside the back door of the shop by police, and died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The other two suspects arrived at TriStar Centennial Medical Center leaking from fresh holes, and one of those two robbers is now in critical condition.
We have to read between the lines on this a little bit since we’re looking at preliminary reports, but what this suggests is pretty amazing.