Random gunfire seems to be on the rise. No one is safe. There are more guns than people out there in America.
A 4-year-old girl shopping for toys and two women bystanders were shot and injured Saturday in Times Square, the New York Police Department said.
The afternoon shooting occurred at West 45th Street and 7th Avenue in the city’s tourism zone. No suspects were in custody but a person of interest was being sought for questioning, police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a news conference.
“The perpetrators of this senseless violence are being tracked down and the NYPD will bring them to justice,” Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.
Police described the three as unintended targets struck when a dispute between four men nearby erupted in gunfire. An officer who was nearby heard four to five shots, the commissioner said.
A sixth-grade girl brought a gun to her Idaho middle school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian and then was disarmed by a teacher Thursday, authorities said.
The three victims were shot in their limbs and expected to survive, officials said at a news conference. Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson says the girl pulled a handgun from her backpack and fired multiple rounds inside and outside Rigby Middle School in the small city of Rigby, about 95 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Yellowstone National Park.
The right wing is quick speculate whether a mass shooter is a Jihadist. But when it turns out they think like them silence. This individual thought it was cool to wear a MAGA hat. And we need ask Trump supporter why that is. And why are they silent when something like this happens and the shooter is not a Jihadist.
The motive for the Florida school shooting remains unclear, but some of the social media posts of accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz are getting attention, in particular a profile picture with a “MAGA” hat on Instagram. The slogan stands for “Make America Great Again,” which is President Donald Trump’s signature campaign motto.
Another day, another school shooting. How many times has that been said. It happens so often now that we have to consider mass shootings a new sport in America. And the press does the play-by-play. And has happened so many times before, it will be forgotten in a couple of days. The politicians will give plenty of lip service but nothing will be done to prevent similar horrors in the future:
As Republicans begin heaping “thoughts and prayers” on the families of the 17-plus people killed in Wednesday’s deadly shooting at a high school outside Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! made sure to note how much each had taken from the National Rifle Association.