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(2,613 posts)
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 02:29 PM Dec 2023

4-year-old shot dead in front of parents in 'unimaginable' road rage crime

A 4-year-old boy was fatally shot in front of his parents in what Southern California authorities described as an "unimaginable" road rage incident involving two suspects who allegedly chased down the victim's family and unleashed a barrage of gunfire on their vehicle.

The fatal shooting occurred Friday night in Los Angeles County after the assailants allegedly cut off the family's car on a highway in Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.


"It's unimaginable. This could have been any of our families. It could have been any of us," Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris told Los Angeles ABC station KABC.

A 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were arrested and booked at the Los Angeles County Jail on suspicion of murder, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement to ABC News on Sunday. The suspects' names were not immediately released.


At least 284 children 11 years old or younger have been killed in shootings this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.


Has this even been posted here yet?

Are we so focused on the conflict in gaza or are so desensitized by gun violence that we are seemingly oblivious to what's going on around us?

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(11,094 posts)
4. The GOP is too focused on abortion to see the much bigger issue of gun violence
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 03:29 PM
Dec 2023

If the AMA invested in the GOP more than the NRA has, Roe would still be settled law.


(55,292 posts)
6. The GOP will always be against abortion, and aligned with the gun lobby.
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 03:49 PM
Dec 2023

Those are two constants. Changing that won't happen, but they can be defeated by out voting them. It won't happen immediately but just as it took them 50 years to rescind Roe, it happened.

I hope it won't take that long to reinstate Roe and also to install saner gun laws.


(13,465 posts)
2. It happened in Lancaster........................
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 02:43 PM
Dec 2023

family told me this morning. I'm going there for Xmas.


(112,208 posts)
10. It's not the rage or the stupidity, it's the GUNS
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 04:03 PM
Dec 2023

Likely without the guns the family would have been forced to the side of the road and the car windows smashed and the car dented up but everybody would have lived, although with cuts from flying glass.

Take the guns away, people live.

Guns just make slaughter too easy.


(3,480 posts)
11. I know it would be horrible for families, but crime scene photos should be released to the public
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 04:06 PM
Dec 2023

when guns are used. Let people see what they really do. Let the repukes try and justify this shit.

My first career in nursing, with time spent in Emergency Rooms, supplied me with enough evidence of gun violence to last 1000 lifetimes


(11,023 posts)
13. Dead children are just one of many sacrifices Americans have to make on the altar of the 2nd Amendment.
Mon Dec 18, 2023, 04:08 PM
Dec 2023

The high priests of the NRA will tell us no price is too high to pay, we just have to resign ourselves to these tragedies.

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