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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

2 lethal Walmart shootings in 2 days

A gunman shot 4 folks final evening at a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio, sooner or later after two folks had been shot and killed at a Walmart in Alaska. And a minimum of 120 different folks have been shot to demise at Walmart throughout the nation lately, however the “heartbroken” gun-and-grocery retailer continues to promote weapons and again GOP, NRA-owned politicians who oppose gun management.

The victims of final evening’s capturing — at the very same Walmart the place an harmless man was shot and killed by police almost ten years in the past — had been rushed to the hospital. Three of victims are in important situation, whereas the fourth particular person sustained non-life-threatening accidents, in line with CNN. The Ohio suspect, whose identify hasn’t been disclosed, died from a self-inflicted gunshot. From The Guardian:

Monday’s capturing in Ohio was reported at about 8.30pm on the Walmart in Beavercreek, a city of about 50,000 within the Dayton metropolitan space. The entire wounded victims had been taken to hospitals for remedy, however data on their situations was not instantly launched.

Police stated the shooter died after apparently capturing himself. His identify, a motive for the assault and different particulars additionally weren’t instantly launched. …

The capturing occurred a day after two folks had been shot and killed outdoors a Walmart in south Anchorage, Alaska. Police are nonetheless trying to find a suspect in that case. The shop was evacuated earlier than closing for the day, and officers helped folks attain their autos.

And from an April 2023 USA At the moment article:

I have been an affiliate at Walmart for 22 years now, and one thing that many do not notice is simply what number of gun-involved incidents have taken place at Walmart shops. …

In November, six associates at a Walmart retailer in Virginia had been killed on the job in a mass capturing. Simply two months later, we realized about one other assault at a Walmart in Indiana.

These tragedies don’t stand alone. Between Jan. 1, 2020, and final Nov. 22, there have been a minimum of 363 gun incidents and 112 gun deaths at Walmart, in line with Weapons Down America. Earlier than that, in 2019, the Walmart neighborhood and our nation at giant was devastated by the lack of 23 lives throughout a mass capturing at a retailer in El Paso, Texas – a racist assault that continues to hang-out us immediately.

Within the wake of those incidents, staff like me really feel that Walmart executives, together with CEO Doug McMillon, have didn’t replace retailer security insurance policies, to extend safety, to take heed to staff’ issues or take any the steps vital to guard associates – and prospects – on the job. Firm spokespeople are fast to supply ideas and prayers – after which it is on to the subsequent incident. What number of extra folks should die at Walmart earlier than the corporate makes actual adjustments? 

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