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Five Mass Shootings This Weekend

Posted on | May 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Five Mass Shootings This Weekend


The two people killed at a mass shooting during a party at a New Jersey home late on Saturday night have been identified by authorities.
Asia Hester, 25, and Kevin Elliott, 30, were shot and killed in what witnesses are saying was a gang-related ‘turf war’ that erupted during a house party that was held in a South Jersey suburb about an hour outside of Philadelphia.
Twelve people were wounded in the shooting. No arrests have been made.
Hester’s sister, Crystal, told the New York Post on Sunday that Asia was a ‘hardworking’ health care professional who became an A student after immigrating to the United States from her native Jamaica. . . .
A witness, 44-year-old Sunshine Carter, said there were at least 30 gunshots.
‘I was sitting on a chair talking to my daughter and a friend. We were laughing. Next thing I knew, I hear shots fired, like 20 shots,’ Carter told the Post.
‘Then it stopped, then 10, 15 more.
‘I didn’t know if they had to reload. I didn’t know if it was two shooters, one shooter.
‘I was running for my dear life.’ . . .
One of the women who attended the party said that the shooting was gang-related.
‘It’s South Side young boys vs. North Side young boys,’ said the guest.
‘This has been going on since the ’60s, and now they’re getting crazier with it.
‘They’re bringing guns.’


A teenage girl is dead, five other young people were wounded and two others injured in a mass shooting late Saturday night at a music party promoted on social media at the amphitheater in Bicentennial Park in Downtown Columbus.
Police and Columbus Fire medics were called at 11:51 p.m. Saturday to a reported shooting at the park along Scioto Mile and found a chaotic scene with several people wounded.
Olivia Kurtz, 16, was transported to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 1:06 a.m., police said. Kurtz was a student at Columbus City Schools’ Fort Hayes Arts and AcademHigh School, the district confirmed.
Three females and two males, ranging in age from 15-19, were wounded. The shooting victims were transported to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
A 16-year-old male transported to OSU Wexner underwent surgery and is reported in stable condition. A 15-year-old girl, two 19-year-old women and a 19-year-old man who were shot were all expected to recover from their injuries, police said.


One suspect is in custody and another is dead, after a a mass shooting in downtown Minneapolis Saturday evening, according to a Minneapolis Police Department spokesman.
Jowan Contrail Carroll, 24, is being held at Hennepin County Adult Detention Center, Minneapolis Police Department public information officer, John Elder, told ABC News. There are currently no charges against Carroll; the department has until noon on Tuesday to issue charges, but police are looking at a probable murder charge, Elder said.
Another suspect is dead, he confirmed. That suspect’s identification will not be released until the medical examiner’s office completes its investigation.
Two people are dead, including one of the suspects. Seven received non-life-threatening injuries and one remains in critical condition.
The Minneapolis Police Department said all 10 shooting victims are adults, five male and five female. The two deceased victims are males.
The shooting involved a dispute between two people who both pulled out guns and started shooting at each other, according to Elder.
The incident took place downtown along the 300 block of North 1st Avenue.


A teenager is dead and 14 people are hurt after a mass shooting during an unauthorized neighborhood event in North Charleston on Saturday, according to North Charleston Police.
A 14-year-old female died of her injuries, police said. . . .
“It’s a sad day that we have to be here today to talk about another death of another young person,” North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess said during the press conference.
Burgess said suspects have not been identified and a motive is not clear, although police suspect it was multiple gunmen that fired shots.
“The individuals were angry at each other and they didn’t care who got hit,” he said. . . .
Authorities said the shooting occurred after a fight broke out near the stage of an unauthorized concert within the neighborhood.


Police are investigating a mass shooting outside a bar on Youngtown’s lower west side where three people died and at least three more were wounded just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
There were dozens of casings in front of the Torch Club Bar & Grill at Salt Springs Road and Elberen Street as well as a parking lot two doors down, where a house was also struck by gunfire.
There was a four-car accident across the street from the bar that came after shots rang out.
A couple of blocks east, at the corner of Salt Springs Road and Greenwood Street, there was a two-car accident where one person died and another person went to the hospital. . . .
Detectives said there was some sort of argument that broke out in the area near the Torch Club and there was “an exchange of gunfire,” that saw three killed and three others wounded. Police investigated multiple scenes earlier with dozens of casings spread out.
They’re still trying to piece together what happened.

A quick tally of the butcher’s bill: Nine dead, 44 wounded.

Don’t expect to see this on CNN. None of these shootings were perpetrated by Republican voters upset about the election results.



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