On Sunday night, several residents in an apartment complex on the east side San Bernardino were shot during a dice game. As reported by CNN, ten people were shot, and three the victims are currently in critical condition. San Bernardino Police Captain Richard Lawhead told the news outlet that police received panicked calls reporting gunfire on Sunday at 10:45 PM PT. Once ficers arrived, they found “at least 10 victims down,” Lawhead noted.
“We believe that there was an exchange gunfire,” the Police Captain continued. “I can tell you multiple shots were fired, I don’t want to guess how many. We do have some people that have been transported to the station for investigative purposes so we hope that they will yield information for us.” Lawhead didn’t exclusively state that gangs were involved, but he hinted at their involvement.
“My brother-in-law could hear bullets flying past our house,” stated witness Alysa Marie. She told CNN that she heard 15-20 gunshots. “He was outside at the time the shooting,” Marie continued. “About five minutes later, the helicopter was circling around our street, talking on the loudspeaker saying to put down the weapons, for the people who were on the ground to get up and get to safety and to let the law enforcement do their job.”
New Orleans police are currently on the hunt for two suspects who opened fired on a crowd people miles from the French Quarter. According to CNN, the two suspects were dressed in hooded sweatshirts and one fired a long rifle and the other used a handgun to slaughter three people on Saturday night. Police Chief Michael Harrison gave a statement regarding the shooting, and he pleaded with residents to come forward if they know anything. “This was a large crowd and we know that people saw something, heard something,” Harrison stated. “We need them to know that they can trust us and come to us.”
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell also released a statement where she pledged that, “every resource necessary to ending this horror and seeing justice done.” “There is no place in New Orleans for this kind violence,” she stated. “I speak for everyone in our city when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, and we have had more than enough. Three more lives — gone. It has to end. This happened near my neighborhood, on the edge Broadmoor. It’s unacceptable anywhere.” Two men and one woman were murdered at the scene the crime. Another five men and two women were taken to hospitals and are in various conditions.
The National Rally for #MarchForOurLives has taken center stage today with the hip hop community making their presence felt among the many in attendance. On one hand there’s a call for gun violence to end, there is also a practical need for the NRA’s stranglehold over lawmaking to be upended on Capitol Hill. Instead trying to counter the gun lobbyists by playing on their terms, people have decided to make a bold statement on the ground, nationwide. Here’s a look at our hip hop faithful lending their support.
Here’s a video the march seen through the eyes Ty Dolla $ign in Virginia Beach. “We Deserve Better” can be audibly heard. The group assembled takes over the streets and the sidelines, dragging forward a banner with the movement’s slogan.
Mariah Carey drops a little love for the Stoneman Douglas students showing great courage in their return to school.
Tinashe posts a picture a monument depicting a revolver with a warped barrel end, an image that is pretty straightforward.
Snoop Dogg has a message for the kids.
Clicking on the #MarchForOurLives hashtag reveals a who’s who hip hop patronage. Of course the issue gun violence is intrinsically linked to hip hop. It would be irresponsible for rappers not to show up in protest in some shape or form.