Summer is winding down as we careen toward Labor Day weekend, although locally it is crazy hot and getting hotter by the end of the week.
98 plus high humidity means miserable conditions and yes I am aware there are places that are hotter, etc.
Anyway, it was a big weekend for mass shootings, with ten from Friday through Sunday. Here are just a few.
9 shot, none fatally in Milwaukee. Sheer coincidence here….
Victor Huyke said he saw the news and aftermath on Facebook just hours after encouraging the hundreds planning to party in the area Saturday night to be considerate and responsible, at the request of the area’s business owners.
“It basically started out as a carryover from the Puerto Rican festival,” he said. “Every year it got worse and worse and worse. The garbage. The loud music. The burning of the rubber on the street.”
Huyke said he helped organize Puerto Rican Festival in previous years so he is familiar with the event and the community.https://archive.vn/r7YnT
I am sure that is unrelated. Going one state over to Mogadishu-on-the-Mississippi, aka Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Five teenage boys and three adults were injured Sunday in a shooting in south Minneapolis, the neighborhood’s second mass shooting in just nine days.
Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara says it happened just before 6 p.m. near the intersection of East Franklin and Chicago avenues in the Ventura Village neighborhood of the Phillips community.https://archive.vn/kvU8Y
Two mass shootings in one neighborhood in 9 days. Very nice place to hang out. Finally way out West in once lovely Seattle. This one has a few fatalities…
Three people are dead and six others wounded after a shooting Sunday at a hookah lounge in south Seattle, authorities said.
City police didn’t immediately release any information about a possible suspect or suspects in the Sunday’s early morning shooting in the Mount Baker neighborhood.https://www.kktv.com/2023/08/21/3-dead-6-wounded-shooting-hookah-lounge-south-seattle/
Ah the ol’ hookah lounge, those rank right up there with block parties and celebration of life events as mass shooting magnets. It is located in the 2200 block of Rainier Avenue South and the only place I see there is the Rainier Hookah Lounge that seems to sit behind a dry cleaner and Asian fusion restaurant in a shitty neighborhood. It looks like a great place to get shot, pick up an STD or some other highly communicable disease.
26 people shot in just three mass shootings and the stories barely are noted in local media, much less in national news. I wonder why?