Courtesy of EBONY.com
On Thursday, a man reportedly dressed in body armor ran into a crowded room and opened fire with a high-powered assault-style rifle, killing three and injuring six. But television stations didnâ€™t cut away to report on the horrific event. In fact, itâ€™s likely this is the first youâ€™re hearing about it. What makes this shooting different? Several things.
First, it happened in Detroit, a city with a staggeringly high murder rate. Second, the reported gunman had a criminal history, and may have had a longstanding feud with some of the victims. And, third, it happened in a space where many people canâ€™t imagine themselves: a gambling session in the back room of a barber shop. But the quotes coming out of the shooting at Alâ€™s Place Barber Shop are as heartbreaking as those youâ€™d hear anywhere.