News of a fatal shooting has rocked Smurf village. Architect Smurf was found slumped over his draft board early yesterday. Detective Smurf was called to the scene by Woodland Smurf who had visited Architect Smurf in order to design his new mushroom house in the Smurf Forest.
Initial suspects were Gargamel and Azrael or Hogatha, but a lack of any cat or wig hair, and with all three having solid alibis, they have been discounted.
Papa Smurf has assembled a team comprising of Brainy Smurf, Spy Smurf, Detective Smurf and Woodland Smurf to track down the culprit and bring him to Smurf justice.
Having watched many episodes of CSI (Crime Smurf Investigations), Brainy Smurf has instigated a scientific approach, and has asked for Grissom Smurf to be brought in from Las Smurf.
"Smurf," Papa Smurf told Reporter Smurf. "Smurf smurf smurf."
Investigations are continuing, and the team are unwilling to speculate further on possible motives, although burglary has been ruled out, due to Smurfs not owning anything.
Reporter Smurf did manage to catch Spy Smurf off guard and prised out of him that a rogue Smurf may have been responsible that has shocked the Smurf community.
"It may have been a drive by smurfing," Report Smurf told the outside world. "A previously unseen Smurf who smurfs by the name of Gangsta Smurf was seen smurfing in the area, and there are plans on Architect Smurf's draft board for a bling covered mushroom."