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Shooting sprees are apparently contagious

Another attempt by someone to go on a shooting spree in the US. Three people dead in Kansas City, and the gunman attempted to take more people out in a shopping mall:

Authorities said the violence began early Sunday afternoon, when they went to a home to check on a woman relatives hadn’t seen for days. The victim was found dead and her car missing, Sanders said. The car was spotted later in the day by an officer, who pulled the driver over and was shot in the arm, police said. The officer, whose wound was not life-threatening, returned fire. The car took off and was seen later at the shopping centre. Police said the man fatally shot two people in the parking lot. Then, he went inside the mall and fired more shots, wounding at least two others, Sanders said.

Fortunately, the police got there fairly quickly, stormed the mall, and shot the guy dead.

I hope for everyone’s sake we’re not going to see a pattern of this throughout the summer of people snapping down there and deciding to go kamikaze on everyone. We’ve often heard about how “vulnerable” the US is to terrorist attacks still, but they appear to be needing to worry more about their own citizens going crazy and shooting up places where people congregate in large numbers. How do you fortify thousands of shopping malls and universities and so on? You can’t.

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