Joey "Bulldog" Bane
Washed Up Punter
“MURDER IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT!
Blazing gun fires had awoken the Red Light District last night, about a quarter of an hour after midnight. The police had arrived at the scene 5 minutes after the shots were heard only to find the lifeless body of Ranier Blanchard, an obscure interlope figure of our city, lying in a pool of blood with a gunshot wound in his chest. Following the witnesses description the police officers stumbled on the perpetrator two blocks away from the murder scene as he was trying to escape unseen. A short foot chase followed and ended at the docks with the suspect being shot and falling over the rail into the ocean. After a thorough search that lasted until morning the body was not recovered and it is believed to have been dragged out in the ocean by the reflux. The killer left behind the murder weapon and his wallet, which helped the investigators identify him as Joseph Arturo Bane, apparently an unsuccessful American fighter recently turned towards a private investigations line of work. No motives were released to the press regarding the differences between the two. Witnesses state a quarrel had arisen between the victims and soon it ended up into a gun fight. Ranier Blanchard’s body is currently in the city morgue. Joseph Arturo Bane was declared deceased this morning and the case was closed.”
The woman folded the paper and put it on the table, then leaned back on the chair and whispered only for herself: “I have a feeling this will not be the last time I will hear of you, Mr. Bane…”
She picked up the plate with the tea cup and turned her eyes watching over the horizon.