By Dave Begel Contributing Writer Published May 01, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Another shock when a 4-year-old boy was shot while playing in front of his home near 40th and Chambers Tuesday night.

He was playing with his siblings when someone fired the shots that hit the little boy, who, fortunately, is going to be okay.

But the real shock is not so much that a little kid got shot but that it took place about 10:30 at night. What in the world was a 4-year-old doing playing outside at 10:30 on a Tuesday night?

I’m not jumping to conclusions about parenting skills or whether the kid was being putting in harm's way. But I can say that the idea of letting a kid that age play outside at 10:30 on a school night makes me almost crazy with unanswered questions.

Dave Begel Contributing Writer

With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.