Monday-An early morning shooting at a court-house in Wilmington, Delaware resulted in three deaths.
Two police officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries and two women received fatal gunshot wounds in the attack. The gunman is also dead. The gunman began shooting in the lobby of the New Castle Count Court, reports the BBC. Police exchanged fire with the armed gunman. One of the dead women was the gunman's estranged wife, according to Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams. Police Sgt Shavack said this has not been confirmed.
A long custody battle appears to have led up to the shooting.
At time of writing, who was responsible for the deaths is not known. Was it the gunman or were those killed caught in the cross-fire?
A witness reports hearing at least two gunshots before fleeing the scene. Three more shots rang out.
Police investigations continue but early indications are that the gunman aimed and shot at the two women as they entered the lobby.
Those who continue to claim that people not guns kill need to take a long hard look at gun incidents, such as this one.
Long custody battles happen. The use of a gun to win such a battle may be nothing new in the USA. It should however be shocking news.
As citizens and politicians in the USA struggle to reach a compromise on gun laws and gun ownership, the killing continues.
When will they decide enough is enough?
In the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre US citizens finally had the will to tighten gun laws. That soon waned and excuses followed.
Another day, another gun crime in the USA. Is that what people want to read?