Maki Chandra: Good evening, I’m Maki Chandra…
Del Anin: And I’m Del Anin. This is Landru City Nightly News.
MC: Tonight’s top story… Teenage Massacre in Loading Bay 283! Six are dead after a firefight broke out earlier today in the warehouse district of Landru City. Five of deceased were only 18 years or younger. The entire confrontation was captured on one of the warehouse’s security cameras.
DA: I must warn you, the footage you are about to see is both graphic and violent. Viewer discretion is advised.
on the screen
A human looks away from the cargo being loaded and walks toward the edge of the screen blaster drawn. The camera angle changes to show 7 figures dive for cover as blaster fire streams toward them from off screen. The camera changes again. A gand raises his rifle and takes a shot, followed by a bothan and an armored figure raising their weapons and firing. The camera changes to a wider angle that shows the entire warehouse, just as one of the figures stands up from behind cover only to be shot in the chest. Blaster fire destroys the little cover there is and another of the figure’s shoulder explodes in a bloody mess as it’s hit by a slug-thrower. Another figure that looks like a twilek is pelted with more energy bolts and falls limp to the ground. The tallest figure makes a run for one of the cargo speeders and jumps into the driver’s seat. The remaining three figures return fire and make their way to the second cargo speeder trying to stay in cover. The taller figure starts to drive away but an energy bolt hits one of the front repulsors and the front of the speeder falls to the ground and sends the driver spilling out on to the ground. As he tries to stand, the armored figure raises his slug-thrower, and the tall figures head snaps back, gushing blood out the back of its head. The remaining three take off in the cargo speeder amid a shower of blaster fire. A human quickly runs after the speeder and manages to jump on the back of it, firing at the driver and passengers all the while. The driver is hit in the back of the head and slumps forward. As the speeder slows to a stop, one of the passengers is also shot and the remaining one takes off running, narrowly escaping being shot in the back. The aggressors run after in pursuit and the feed ends.
MC: We take you live to Jianna Tavers who is speaking to Theal Hedint, the father of one of the victims. Jianna?
Jianna Tavers: Mr Hedint, can you tell us about what happened today?
Theal Hedint is clearly in shock
Theal Hedint: Five… A group of five came to my door… The big one in armor… He had my Larna…
JT: Larna is your daughter?
TH: They came in and set her down on the table… my little girl… They kept asking me questions about her… said she had been shot… wanted to know about the youth program that she was involved with…
JT: The one run by Denal Kralsh?
TH: THEY KILLED MY LITTLE GIRL AND JUST GAVE ME A CREDIT CHIP FOR MY TROUBLE!!! I WANT THEM ALL DEAD!!!
Theal Hedint breaks down into angry sobs
JT: Mr. Hedint, we are truly sorry for your loss. Maki… Del… back to you.
Juris looks up from his data pad. From his hiding place he can see Verk and the others casing the monastery that serves as Denal Kralsh’s “youth program.” He looks up at B-M0, “Well… This could be trouble…”