July 21st, 2012


Final Destination

Однажды в Америке, в течении трёх дней:

Поздней ночью в понедельник, 18 человек ранены в результате расстрела в баре в Алабаме:
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Authorities said Friday the first shooting in a rampage that left 18 people injured in Northport and Tuscaloosa may have been the result of mistaken identity.
Two people at the house have said the gunman used a racial epithet to call out for a black man, but the shooter may have been looking for a person who did not live there, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Sgt. Kip Hart...


В ту же ночь в Торонто, сразу за бугром - на вечеринке в результате престрелки убито двое, ранено 19 человек:
Two killed, 19 wounded in Toronto party shooting
Two people have died and at least 19 others were wounded in a shooting at a block party in the eastern Toronto suburb of Scarborough Monday night, according to Canadian media reports.
An infant was also wounded in the shooting, he told CBC, although the child's injuries were not life threatening.
"I've been a cop for 35 years, this is the worst incidence of gun violence in my memory anywhere in North America," Blair said...


И, наконец, в пригороде Денвера, штат Колорадо, в полночь с четверга на пятницу, 12 убито и 60 ранено:
Gunman turns 'Batman' screening into real-life 'horror film'
The suspect in the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater screening of the new Batman film early Friday had colored his hair red and told police he was "the Joker," according to a federal law enforcement source with detailed knowledge of the investigation.
At least 12 people were killed in the rampage and 58 were injured, one fewer than earlier reported. Of those injured "nearly everyone was shot," Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said Friday night, adding that a handful of people were hurt in the resulting chaos...


И, наконец, злая ирония судьбы: молодая женщина, одна из погибших в Колорадо, незадолго до этого едва ли не чудом уцелела в перестрелке в Торонто (но не вышеупомянутой, а другой, случившейся месяц назад в кафетерии торгового центра Итон:
Woman Who Survived Toronto Shooting is among the Dead in Colorado
Friday, July 20, 2012
A woman killed when a gunman opened fire in a Colorado movie theatre had survived Toronto’s recent Eaton Centre shooting and wrote in a blog that she was “blessed” to have survived the first incident.
Jessica Ghawi was among 12 people shot dead early Friday morning when gunfire erupted at a midnight screening of Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo...