Thanks to the NRA and the GOP politicians who rely on their financial support, mass shootings are a daily occurrence in the U.S. On Sunday, reports of yet another shooting in Baltimore came after a gunman opened fire on a barbecue.
“While initial reports shooting near a church, police activity and evidence markers are centered Buster’s Place Barber Shop on the opposite side of the block.” Numb yet? Two days after Donald is all up in the NRA. We will never see the end of this here.
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) April 28, 2019
The shooting took place across from the Perkins Square Baptist Church. Police say that the suspect, described only as a black male, is still at large. Six victims were transported to a local hospital for medical care and their conditions have not yet been reported. One victim has died.
NBC News reports:
‘Seven people have been shot, including one fatally, in a west Baltimore neighborhood, city police said.’
One person killed and six others wounded in a shooting at a cookout on the west side of Baltimore https://t.co/vCLXMBdUcd
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 28, 2019
Just two days after the current president spoke to a crowd of NRA leaders, shilling for their support on a day in which four Jewish Americans were shot at a synagogue in California, a shooter left more
‘Police said they received a call after 5 p.m. reporting multiple injuries in a shooting at a cookout and confirmed that one person has died.’
Damn… Rest in Power Juan Grant… A close friend of Freddie Gray and co-organizer of many initial #BaltimoreUprising protests, was killed in a shooting earlier tonight in West Baltimore… our thoughts are with his family and friends… #LongLiveJuan pic.twitter.com/VJ2xvDJY2a
— Baltimore BLOC (@BmoreBloc) April 28, 2019
The Baltimore Sun reported that the church was not targeted.
‘Officials said a so-far-unidentified gunman opened fire — shooting indiscriminately — at a cookout at the intersection of Edmondson and Whitmore avenues.
‘One person was found dead near Perkins Square Baptist Church. The remaining six victims — men and women — were taken to area hospitals for treatment. The victims’ conditions were not immediately known.’
#BaltimoreShooting @nickmon1112 "The suspect is described as a white man and 5'8" wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans, according to reports.
It is understood he fled in a white vehicle and police are attempting to track him down." https://t.co/J50WBxq5MG
— TJ (@BeltronToo) April 28, 2019