Police Arrested a Suspect for Random Vehicle Shootings

Police arrested a possible suspect yesterday for a string of vehicle shootings in Kansas City. The shootings have been going on for the past couple of weeks and have been taking place in Grandview, where seven highways intersect and where six of the reported shootings have taken place. For awhile the police had been struggling to get enough evidence in order to get a warrant, but after the series of patterns, that could be linked to one person, were found, it was enough to bring the suspect in. The suspect will soon be charged for the injuries they caused to three people, although none were deemed life-threatening. Nothing is really known about the court-date but it will be soon. No idea how the courts will approach this situation.

When stories like this come up, there’s no real way to explain. I’m not sure it has that much to do with hate but has more to do with insanity. On one hand, we don’t know enough information about the suspect to make a clear assumption, but on the other hand we can gather enough information from the situation to tell us that he was both insane and somewhat and at something. It’s quite simple to relate this to some type of hate, however based on the minuscule amount information given, I don’t feel quite comfortable trying to analyze this anymore than what is there. All I can say is that the suspect is hateful about something, we just don’t know what and why. Later info will have to be shown in order to make a better assessment.

I’d relate this story to “First They Killed My Father” because of the perspective it puts the reader in. In the book, the main character, Loung, was sure what was going on most of the time, and because it was first person, the reader could only make vague assumptions on the event happening. This is what makes the  two relatable. We don’t know enough information on the suspect or the situation itself to make a clear prediction. It could all work out or it could be a Red Haring.


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