Mass shooting in California 5 victims 2 killed Shooter Arrested
A terrible tragedy swept through the school corridors of Santa Clarita High School. A quiet 16-year-old student completely discharged his semi-automatic pistol at the students of the school. Before shooting himself in the head, Nathaniel Berhow cold-bloodedly killed two students and injured three others.
The incident occurred in the early morning, before the start of the main school time, when most of the students had not yet come to school. The police received a signal about the shooting at school around 7:30. According to the official version, Berhow brought weapons in his backpack.
He took out his weapon and for no reason began to fire at the people around him. Obviously, the guy counted the bullets, since the last he released into his own head. The injury was not fatal and now the shooter is in the hospital.
Initially, the police considered him one of the victims, but after examining all the evidence and video from the security cameras, it turned out that he was the attacker. According to camera records, the entire attack lasted no more than 15 seconds. Later, a special forces detachment, together with the police, arrived at the suspect’s house. At that moment, his mother and sister were there, his father died of a heart attack in 2017.
The motive for the crime is currently unclear. Since the shooter had no friends, classmates believe that there is a connection between the crime and the death of his father, but the police have not yet confirmed these suspicions.
It became known that 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were fatally wounded, also two girls 15 and 14 years old and one 14-year-old boy were slightly injured, some were even given first aid by one of the teachers immediately after firing. The names of the victims are not disclosed.
As it turned out later, Nathaniel Berhow opened fire on his 16th birthday.
“I don't even know what to do right now, I am just praying for my son's life,” Berhow's mother, Mami Matasuura said.
This incident not only aroused fear in Americans, but also hatred of politicians. The first blow fell on the Republican Party. The Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was booed on social networks, now it has the #MASSACREMITCH hashtag everywhere. People accuse McConnell of inaction in the laws that control weapons in the state and failed inspections that could prevent the tragedy.
.@senatemajldr has had Background Check Bill (passed by Congress) on his desk since February. Today another life was lost because of a gun! Perhaps this bill would not have save that life, but this bill will save others. #MassacreMitch must be defeated in 2020! #GunControlNow— Del Shores (@DelShores) November 14, 2019
A avalanche of criticism also did not bypass the NRA. Ordinary Americans and politicians in social networks attacked the NRA, calling it the "Terrorist Organization" and adding the corresponding hashtag #NRAISATERRORISTORGANIZATION.
At another point, the NRA does not see its fault in what happened, since the Democrats' continued desire to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens only provoked a wave of sales. After Beto O’Rourke announced the impending confiscations, the electorate immediately threw him out of the presidential race.
As Democrats pushed confiscation, October gun sales jumped 10%.????— NRA (@NRA) November 14, 2019
Last month we crowned Beto "AR-15 salesman of the month." After this massive increase, we think the current Democrats still standing deserve "Gun Salespeople of the Year."
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Most likely, yesterday’s tragedy will remain in the memory and hearts of all Americans, but for politicians it will be for many months more a lever of pressure on people's minds and an engine in lobbying for laws.