Gun Violence: 2-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured in East Oakland Shooting

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Gun Violence: 2-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured in East Oakland Shooting

WEEKEND GUN VIOLENCE:  A 2-year-old boy was critically injured when a stray bullet hit him in an Oakland shooting in front of his home Friday afternoon.

The shooting occurred in the 9200 block of Sunnyside Street in East Oakland, Calif., police said. He was shot in the upper body and is listed in critical but stable condition at Children’s Hospital.

No suspects are in custody for the shooting. This comes as a 15-year-old girl was shot in Chicago overnight.

 

Fuaed Abdo Ahmed ID’d as Gunman in Tensas State Bank Hostage Situation in Louisiana

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Fuaed Abdo Ahmed ID’d as Gunman in Tensas State Bank Hostage Situation in Louisiana

The gunman in the Tensas State Bank hostage situation has been identified as Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, an American of Yemeni descent. He was killed by SWAT officers after a 12-hour standoff at the bank in St. Joseph, La. One hostage was killed, another critically injured. Bank teller Patricia White was released unarmed after about nine hours, State Police spokesman Albert Paxton said.

Fuaed Abdo Ahmed was described by Paxton as a paranoid schizophrenic. Police were convinced this wasn’t a bank robbery but a planned attack. Notes were found in Ahmed’s apartment indicating his intentions, Paxton said.

Is No-Snitch Mentality Keeping Pastor Tim Kirby’s Murderer on the Streets?

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Is No-Snitch Mentality Keeping Pastor Tim Kirby’s Murderer on the Streets? (Screen grab from WDIV)

SHAMEFUL:  Detroit pastor Tim Kirby was gunned down July 29 after asking neighbors to quiet down. Kirby, a father of four, went outside his Heritage Place apartment to ask neighbors who were having a big party with loud music and people screaming, to quiet down.

Investigators say men at the party became angry and began yelling at Tim Kirby. One man opened fire hitting the community activist three times. He died on the pavement in front of his apartment. 

There are too many savages roaming around in our midst. As of Monday, August 5th, Detroit p0lice said there had been no new updates in Tim Kirby’s murder. Someone knows who the shooter is and should do the decent thing and turn him in.

 

3 People Killed, 3 Wounded in Ross Township Shooting During Supervisor’s Meeting

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3 People Killed, 3 Wounded in Ross Township During Supervisor’s Meeting, Suspect in Custody

ROSS TOWNSHIP SHOOTING: Three people were killed, three wounded in a shooting at the Ross Township supervisor’s meeting in eastern Pennsylvania, shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday. The suspected gunman is in police custody.

The shooting broke out shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET at the Ross Township building in Saylorsburg, about 75 miles north of Philadelphia, Monroe County Emergency Management Director Guy Miller told CNN. A suspected gunman was in custody, and the wounded were being taken to various hospitals nearby, he said.

Ross Township’s three-member Board of Supervisors meets the first Monday night of the month at the township’s municipal building. Monroe County Commissioner Suzanne McCool said it was “the quietest township in Monroe County.”

“They are never in the newspaper,” McCool said. She said she knew of no controversial issues before the supervisors.

“They are the only township in Monroe County that hasn’t had a tax increase in many, many years,” she said. Source:  Fox 59

USA Today reports that a Pocono Record reporter at the Ross Township meeting said the gunman shot through the wall with a pistol outfitted with a scope. The suspect was captured.

[UPDATED] State police are seeking a warrant to search the property of Lehighton resident Rockne Newell, the Pocono Record reports.

Omar Magdy Abouelalla, Wearing Motorcycle Helmet, Killed by Cincinnati Grocery Store Clerk

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Omar Magdy Abouelalla, Wearing Motorcycle Helmet, Killed by Cincinnati Grocery Store Clerk

STAND YOUR GROUND:  Cincinnati police are investigating the murder of unarmed motorcyclist Omar Magdy Abouelalla, 22, who was shot by a store clerk at LM&N Unlimited Supermarket after he wore his helmet into the store late Sunday. The grocery clerk said he shot Abouelalla because he thought he was being robbed.

Omar Magdy Abouelalla, of Mason, collapsed inside the store and was pronounced dead at the scene. He rode his motorcycle to the store and went inside still wearing his helmet, but the visor was raised, police Lt. Michael Savard said. Abouelalla has no criminal history in Hamilton County, Cincinnati.com reports. He has a speeding ticket in 2010.

There are eyewitness reports that state an altercation between Omar Magdy Abouelalla and the store clerk before the shooting. One eyewitness said Abouelalla lunged up to the counter and then the clerk fired a shot. It’s not clear what really transpired between the two men.

 

 

 

13-Year-Old Steven Galindo Diaz Shot and Killed During Armed Robbery in Forest Park GA

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13-Year-Old Steven Galindo Diaz Shot and Killed During Armed Robbery in Forest Park GA

Steven Galindo Diaz, 13, was shot and killed by robbers late Monday night in Forest Park, Ga., while he was putting air in the tire of his sister’s vehicle. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that a red SUV pulled up alongside his sister’s vehicle, two men got out and demanded her keys and other belongings.

One of the suspects fired shots at the brother and sister when they couldn’t start the car. They tried to run away but Steven Galindo was hit, according to the authorities.  He later died at a local hospital.

How many more innocent people, including children, have to lose their lives before something drastic is done to curb the rampant crime?  Steven Galindo loved football and was reportedly set to start football practice Tuesday.

This murder comes as a robbery occurred at the Perry Homes Library on Bolton Road in broad daylight.  WSB-TV reports seven people were inside the library when the two men came in and robbed them at gunpoint. Who robs a library? Wow.

Michelle Obama: Gun Violence Debate Should Also Focus on Helping Kids Grow Up

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Michelle Obama: Gun Violence Debate Should Also Focus on Helping Kids Grow Up

First Lady Michelle Obama is weighing in on gun violence, with a new twist. During a meeting with high school students from a gang-infested Chicago neighborhood, she said the discussion on whether to ban firearms or impose new background checks on people who want to buy guns, should also focus on the country’s obligation to help kids grow up and become adults.

This is a polarizing issue and, while I am not a betting person, the right wing will freak-out over her comments. No matter what she does or say, it’s an enormous problem for her critics.  You will recall the freak-out that erupted during the 2008 presidential campaign when she talked about being ‘proud’ of her country for the first time. You will also recall the freak-out over her Let’s Move anti-childhood obesity campaign.

18-Year-Old Mario Lopez Killed, Two Others Wounded, Outside Brooklyn’s Marcy Houses

GUN VIOLENCE:  Mario Lopez, 18, was fatally shot and two others wounded outside Brooklyn’s Marcy Houses Saturday evening, the NY Daily News reports.

The shooting occurred at 6:30 p.m. on Marcy Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, the NYPD said. The two other victims, ages 13 and 15 were taken to a local hospital, with the younger with a critical wound to the neck. The gunman is still at large.

Laderika Smith Charged with Murder After 5-Year-Old Daughter Dies from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

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Laderika Smith Charged with Murder After 5-Year-Old Daughter Dies from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound (New Orleans Police Department)

Laderika Smith was charged with second degree murder after her five-year-old daughter Brandajah Smith died after she accidentally shot herself with a loaded .38-caliber revolver gun she found in her house.

The Times-Picayune reports Sunday was Laderika Smith’s 28th birthday and she reportedly locked her daughter in their St. Roch home while she went to the store. When she returned, she found her daughter unresponsive, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Smith left the loaded revolver on a bedroom shelf. Family members told WWL-TV that the gun belonged to a friend and the mother was keeping it temporarily.

 

Michael Andrews, Briean Jiles and Antonio Dove Killed in Triple Homicide in Gary IN

Weekend Gun Violence:  Three people were fatally shot in a triple homicide early Sunday in Gary, Indiana. The men have been identified as Briean Jiles, 22; Michael Andrews, 34; and Antonio Dove, 27. Police said the shootings do not appear to be gang-related and could be isolated.

The three men were found dead from multiple gun shot wounds at 5810 E. 13th Place in Gary, the coroner’s office said. The Gary Police Department and the Lake County Crime Scene Investigators are investigating the triple homicide.