• October 11Contact: [email protected]

Filed under National News, Showcase

Recent multiple shootings and standoffs lead to violent deaths

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






SAN DIEGO — A man opened fire on seven people at a birthday party at an apartment complex pool near the University of California, San Diego, killing one woman before officers fatally shot him, witnesses and authorities said.

The suspect, Peter Selis, 49, shot four black women, two black men and one Latino man Sunday, police said.

Investigators don’t yet know why Selis, who was white, started shooting, Chief Shelley Zimmerman told reporters.

Recently, in Middleton, Delaware, a man who killed a state trooper outside a convenience store was shot to death at his home Thursday, August 27, 2017,  after an all-night standoff with police who used explosives to blow open his door and windows.

Burton Sealy Jr., 26, was killed by Middleton law enforcement about 20 hours after he fatally shot the trooper, said the state police superintendent, Col. Nathaniel McQueen.

This is a very sad day,” Carney said. “I stand before you with an aching heart, a heart that aches for Cpl. Ballard, his wife, his daughter, his family, a heart that aches for the Delaware State Police who served with him””

April 30, 2017, the Topeka, Kansas police say four men are dead — including the suspected gunman — after a shooting at a home that is part of a private business providing in-home care for people with special needs.

Police Lt. Colleen Stuart tells the Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2pyvFgg ) that dispatchers received a report about the shooting late Sunday afternoon from a call from the home. Stuart said the four men were pronounced dead at the scene and another male victim was taken to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Stuart says the suspected gunman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. None of the names of the deceased were identified pending notification of kin. Stuart said the shooter and all the victims were associated with the home but declined to elaborate.

And….

In Detroit, police officers responded to a call about a domestic dispute call. One officer was critically injured when the man answering the door shot him in the head. The officer and his partner fired at the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police Chief James Craig said the officer, a 14-year veteran of the department, was in surgery early Monday with a single bullet wound. The police department’s Twitter page reported that the officer was in “very critical condition but is alive.”

It is difficult to ascertain whether these four examples are representative of an increase in violence or if they are representative of an increase in the reporting of officer involved violence and large group violence. What is clear is  – it is happening daily. 

And the questions begs – why?

The San Diego Police Chief made a point of mentioning the race of the victims. When asked if detectives were investigating the shooting as a potential hate crime, Zimmerman said they were exploring all possible motives.

It is the randomness that makes it so difficult to defend and prepare to prevent.

 

However, standoffs between a lone gunman and the police are becoming more and more common with the gunman ending up dead at the end of the event. 

With the standoff ending with a dead gunman, there is no trial, and therefore no research into the truth of why such events occur.

In the Delaware situation, Sealy fled in a car and holed up inside his home, and refused to surround, despite being surrounded by tactical police.

He was finally shot when he emerged from the home armed Thursday morning and “engaged police,” McQueen said.

He declined to say if Sealy fired a gun at that time.

More details also emerged about Sealy’s encounter with Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard in the parking lot of a Wawa convenience store near Bear on Wednesday.

“This is a very sad day,” Carney said. “I stand before you with an aching heart, a heart that aches for Cpl. Ballard, his wife, his daughter, his family, a heart that aches for the Delaware State Police who served with him.”

For those more interested in gun violence – there is a data base below

LAST 72 HOURS OF GUN VIOLENCE

 

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Recent multiple shootings and standoffs lead to violent deaths

    Nashville News

    Eaves gets shootout winner, Ducks rally past Predators 4-3

  • Nashville News

    3 Tornadoes Confirmed in Middle Tennessee

  • Recent multiple shootings and standoffs lead to violent deaths

    Nashville News

    Succor’s winning field goal gives Titans 19-17 win over former team

  • Recent multiple shootings and standoffs lead to violent deaths

    Football

    Tennessee Titans turn fans into believers

  • Recent multiple shootings and standoffs lead to violent deaths

    Nashville News

    Ottawa Senators and Predators honor Mike Fisher for 1000th game

The Student News Site of John Overton High School
Recent multiple shootings and standoffs lead to violent deaths