There were two mass shootings this weekend that should be national news, but won’t be.
First up in Detroit where one person was killed and 9 wounded after gunfire erupted at a local block party at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday:
Detroit Police Chief James Craig went as far as to call the shooter(s) “urban terrorists”:
“This is a passionate plea for the neighborhood to say something and step up,” Craig said, standing a few feet from a small child’s chair and a table. “These are urban terrorists … We are fortunate we don’t have any young children recovering from a gunshot wound.”
And in Philadelphia, gunfire at block party sent 10 people to the hospital:
3 children were among the victims:
From CBS 3 in Philadelphia:
Ten people were wounded, including a toddler and two other children after a shooting Saturday night at a West Philadelphia block party.
The party along the 4100 block of Ogden Street ended with chaos after there were at least two blasts from a shotgun around 10 p.m., police say.
Lieutenant John Walker says an 18-month-old girl was hit in the neck, an 11-year-old boy was shot in the leg and back and a 12-year-old-boy was struck in the chest.
Seven adults were wounded as well and Walker says all the victims are stable.
This violence, police say, may have been due to an ongoing feud between two groups:
“Neighbors were out there, trying to do the right thing- getting together, having a good time. That quiet and peaceful event was shattered by some people who are trying to deal with something that happened a few weeks ago.”
Why aren’t these getting as much coverage as what happened in Charleston?