Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mass Shooting At Pool Party Takes One Life And Injures Six



A gunman killed one woman and injured six other people on Sunday when he opened fire on a crowd at a bustling pool party in an upscale San Diego neighborhood, police say.

Peter Selis, 46, started shooting at guests at a birthday party in the La Jolla Crossroads complex at around 6 p.m., hitting women — one of whom died — and three men, the New York Times reports.

Responding officers spotted the man as he attempted to reload, according to the Times. Police fatally shot Selis after he pointed his weapon at them, authorities told the Times.

“It was like a war zone or something,” Amit Godbole, who said he heard the gunfire from inside his apartment, told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “There would be three or four shots, a pause and then more shots. I was trying to count them. I counted 30 or 40.”

One witness said a partygoer offered Selis, food and drink. He declined and continued to sit in a chair by the pool just minutes before opening fire, according to the Union-Tribune.

“This was a truly horrific and disturbing act,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer wrote in a tweet. “We pray for the victims and thank our 1st responders. Our city rejects this senseless violence.”

 

4 comments:

Green Carmen Ghia said...

But...but...but...more guns keep us safe. That's what the NRA and the Republican Party it bought and paid for insist.

david said...

A White man shoots Black people at a pool party.

Police shoot him dead.

Another racist Rests in Peace.

(I wonder: does he get to go to the all white heaven or the all white hell?)

Sd auntie said...

UTC is not a cheap place to live. Beer drinking, gun toting mechanic explodes for no reason. My neighbor was one scary dude and we were so glad when he got evicted!! You never know who you are dealing with. RIP to the victim

dianavonthirstybird said...

African-Americans also offered Dylan Roof food and prayer the night he turned a gun on them and murdered nine of them! This is going to be a summer to remember, I'm afraid. Shades of 1967! Prayers for the victims! Prayers for America! Prayers for my dangerous, out of control neighborhood in NYC!