What a horrific time we live in. Innocent people are murdered every day in the U.S. and guns seem to be the method of choice to settle domestic disputes.
The news is sickening and all too familiar. As funerals continue today in Newtown, Connecticut, news outlets in Colorado are reporting that at least four people, including the shooter, are dead in a murder-suicide in Longmont.
Jeff Satur, spokesman for the Longmont Police Department, told 7News that the crime happened in the Longview Estates subdivision near Weld County Road 3 1/2 and Highway 119.
Police received an emergency call shortly after 4 a.m. Early reports indicated that all victims were adults and that the suspected weapon is a handgun.
A 7NEWS reporter, who posted a photo of the house on Twitter, tweeted reports from neighbors saying, “We heard bang, bang, bang and a scream.”
For some perspective:
- About 25 people are killed in a gun homicide everyday in the U.S., according to 2009 statistics.
- Approximately 5.5 children (0-19 years old) are killed in a gun homicide every day, according to 1999 statistics.
- Gun accidents and suicides drive these numbers much higher.
The question remains: When will we take meaningful action to protect our children and increase our domestic security?
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