SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — If gangs or low death amounts are involved, don’t expect the media to cover the story.
In a likely gang-related incident, an 8-year-old girl and four adults were shot while gathered outside a home for a memorial service in remembrance of a family member who recently died of cancer.
But wait, there’s more.
Neighbors said the shooting took place outside the home of a family who lost a 20-month-old child to gun violence in November 2010.
Police said Rashaad Walker Jr. was sitting in a car seat in a minivan parked in another part of the city when he was hit by gunfire intended for his father, a reputed gang member. A member of a rival gang was later convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Police confirmed that the man being mourned during the memorial service was related to the Walker family.
While police haven’t connected gang violence to this shooting, it seems the likely case. Of the 50 people in attendance, however, it’s not likely that they were all members of gangs. The point of that statement? One legally armed person in the group could have stopped, or at least slowed …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation