Saturday, June 19, 2010

Innocent people killed and wounded in a shooting at a restaurant ...... again


I should know better but this is just never going to stop is it?

Innocent people gunned down while having lunch.  Children shot and one killed before they have really began to enjoy life.

My heart goes out to the victims and to the surviving victims I pray for a full and speedy recovery.

Man shoots 4 people, self at fast food restaurant

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – A man carrying two guns walked inside a Southern California fast food restaurant and shot four people who were eating lunch together, killing two — including an 8-year-old boy — before turning the gun on himself, police said Saturday.

The 56-year-old man arrived at the Del Taco restaurant in San Bernardino on a bike at about 1 p.m., walked over to a table and shot a man, a 29-year-old woman, a 5-year-old boy and the 8-year-old boy, San Bernardino police Lt. Jarrod Burguan said.

The man eating with the group was declared dead at the restaurant and the 8-year-old was declared dead at a hospital, San Bernardino Fire Department spokesman Steve Tracey said.

The woman, the 5-year-old boy and the gunman were hospitalized in critical condition, Tracey said. The names of the victims and the shooter weren't released and their relationships weren't immediately clear.

Owners of nearby businesses said horrified patrons streamed out of the restaurant after the shots were fired.

"I saw some people yelling and all of a sudden I heard 'boom, boom, boom, boom'," Jorge Garcia, who works at a recycling trailer in the same parking lot as the restaurant, told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. "I saw two employees run out of the employee door and then I saw 8 or 10 people run out of the restaurant and across the street."