Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Another Tragedy in the USA

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Today, Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, members of our Congress were practicing for a charity baseball game that was scheduled for Thursday the 15th. It was a beautiful morning, sunny and hot just like any other summer day. Out of nowhere, shots were fired at the Congressmen and other participants of the ball game. Congressman Steve Scalise R-Louisianna is one of the people who was shot and or injured. According to CBS News, five people were taken to the hospital, two in critical condition, and the others were expected to make a full recovery.

A disturbing turn in the case for me is the lone assailant is from none other than Illinois. I was surprised to hear this as well. He is from Belleville, IL and apparently, has had some issues with gun charges in the past. He also has some issues with the Trump election, his winning, and the administration in place, which he has made public on his Facebook account. James T. Hodgkins was 66 and died during a shoot out with police today. We can only speculate his motive was political, but no one really is for sure. Now we will never know.

I am so sad that another tragic shooting has taken place. My thoughts are with all the victims and their families that were involved in this horrible event. We wish everyone a speedy recovery with little pain. I can't imagine how deeply wounded they all are, and coming back from something so shocking will be difficult, to say the least.


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