The CNN alert on my phone didn’t really get a reaction out of me. I was in the middle of something, and read over the headline quickly. “3 dead in Louisiana theater shooting”, it read. But no, I didn’t really give a reaction. We are numb to this news. We aren’t surprised when we turn on the news and the headline is about a shooter, how many victims dead, mental illness, gun control; it never stops. When is enough, enough?
Tonight, 3 are dead and 7 injured at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. The shooter, a 58 year old white man, a patron of the theater he attacked, is dead due to a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
There isn’t much for me to say on the topic. I am disgusted that this is the world we live in. The rest of the world must look down on us for how pathetic we are at handling our own massive problem. But no words are enough. No solution will be implemented. This is the norm.
Rest in peace to the victims of the shooting tonight. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy in Lafayette, Louisiana.