NOVEMBER 10 2009 13:10h
In a small town located in South Carolina a family home was attacked. The attacker allegedly fired from a black BMW.
U.S. federal authorities announced that three people were killed and five wounded in a shooting that happened in the small town of Walterboro, west of Charleston.
According to the media reports, the shooting took place in the family home and among victims was a 20 month old child. The new information reveals that the shooting occurred about 10 P.M. at the intersection of Girardau and McDanniel Street. Some media says that the attacker fired from a black BMW.
The child was urgently transported to the local hospital where it was immediately declared dead; while a seriously injured man was transferred to a nearby medical center.
Remember, such random shootings in which civilians often die are becoming almost a daily occurrence in the US. Two most recent shooting sprees took lives of 14 people.
Almost a week ago, a military psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, opened fire on colleagues at the Fort Hood military base, killing 13 people. Federal officials have said that Hasan was a citizen of the United States of Jordanian origin. Military documents show that he was born in Arlington, Virginia, that he enlisted in the Army immediately after high school, and that he was never deployed outside the United States. Hasan was supposed to be deployed to Iraq on November 28 and it seems that he was “very upset” because of this. It is believed that he shot the base employees in an attempt to avoid his transfer.