In the United States of America, mass shooting is no longer a surprise because this year there had been too many mass shootings; and at least three in December alone.
And about a week after the Connecticut’s mass shooting, there was another shooting in a different state which killed at least 4 people including the gunman.
A woman was shot at Juniata Valley Gospel Church, one man was shot at a residence, and the other man was shot at a crash site where the gunman used his truck and crashed the victim’s vehicle.
Three policemen were injured when they were shot by a gunman before he was killed during an exchange of gunfire near Canoe Creek State Park in Pennsylvania.
Authorities did not release the names of the victims or the shooter, though they did say the man lived in Blair County.
The shooting began in Frankstown Township, in central Pennsylvania, at about 9 a.m., and investigators were processing five crime scenes within about a 1.5-mile radius, authorities said at a news briefing Friday afternoon as reported by AP.
Police identified the five crime scenes as the church; a home and ground around the home; a crash site where another victim was killed; the point in the road where the gunman opened fire on the troopers; and where the final encounter occurred after the truck collided with the police cruiser.
This is a ‘man made disaster’!
Something that is not right and the American government must do something to solve this problem now.
May be it is because in the United States people can own guns freely.
People are fighting for human rights and there is too much freedom that some people may think that it is their rights to not obey the laws.
On December 14, 2012, there was another mass shooting in the United States of America.
This disaster happened just three days after masked gunman Jacob Roberts opened fire in a busy Oregon mall, killing two before turning the gun on himself.
Twenty children and six adult died in the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Eighteen children died in the school while another two students died later in a hospital.
The shooter was identified as a 20 years old man named Adam Lanza.
He first killed his mother, Nancy Lanza (who was a teacher teaching in the school) at their house before he drove to Sandy Hook Elementary.
He left his house armed with at least two semi automatic handguns, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, and a semi automatic rifle and wearing a bullet proof vest
After the incident happen, all the schools in the state were lock down.
It is the second worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
The worst was the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 when 32 were killed before the shooter turned the gun on himself.
I wonder why there are too much mass shooting in the United States.
And I wonder why people did this kind of thing because the shooters won’t be gaining anything good from killing other people.
I think the U.S. should have better security for their people especially the children and the government can’t let people buy guns freely any more because this could happen again and again when guns are easily available.
It is sad because there had been lots of mass shootings in U.S. schools before.
I’m so sad and sorry to the victims and their families.
Superstorm Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. just south of Atlantic City, about 120 miles southwest of Manhattan which was already mostly under water while its world-famous Boardwalk was washed away earlier in the day.
It slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City.
At least 10 U.S. deaths and one death in Canada were blamed on the storm.
It was a very big storm that an AccuWeather meteorologist said Sandy “is unfolding as the Northeast’s Katrina”.
Authorities reported a record surge more than 13 feet high at the Battery at the southern tip of Manhattan, from the storm and high tide combined.
The center the storm, a combination of Sandy, a wintry system from the West and cold air streaming from the Arctic, threatened to knock out the underground network of power, phone and high-speed Internet lines that are the lifeblood of America’s financial capital.
The New York Daily News reported that water was six feet deep outside its offices in lower Manhattan.
City officials evacuated neighbors of a 90-story super luxury apartment building under construction after its crane partially collapsed in high winds, prompting fears the entire rig could crash to the ground.
Serious flooding was also reported miles north in Greenwich Village and Chelsea.
The facade of a four-story Manhattan building in the Chelsea neighborhood crumbled and collapsed suddenly, leaving the lights, couches, cabinets and desks inside visible from the street.
No one was hurt, although some of the falling debris hit a car.