Friday, February 27, 2015

Murderous Rampage in Missouri

By Douglas V. Gibbs

A man in the small town of Tyrone, Missouri, an unincorporated area in Texas County, just north of the Arkansas State Line in the Ozarks, has killed seven people, all adults.  Before he was stopped, the shooter also took his own life, his lifeless body located in a vehicle in a neighboring county.  An eighth victim as been wounded.  Four of the victims were related to the gunman, identified as 36-year-old Joseph Jesse Aldridge.

The killings were accomplished in a string of homes.  The shooter's mother, 74-year-old Alice Aldridge, was also found dead inside her residence, but it's believed she died of natural causes.  Authorities are assuming it to be a possibility that the shooting spree was an emotional response to the death of the killer's mother.

A teenage girl called the police about the shootings after her parents had been killed, and then she fled the scene in only a night gown.

The deaths have been horrifying in a rural county that normally experiences perhaps one homicide per year.  The deaths from the shooting spanned for miles.

The event will not doubt be used for political purposes once again by those that are courting the demand for gun control in the United States, when in the end the only consideration we should be offering is simply prayer, and sadness, for the senseless killings.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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