Disarming the Myths Promoted By the Gun Control Lobby

From Forbes.com, February 21, 2012 by Larry Bell, Contributor

As much as gun control advocates might wish otherwise, their attacks are running out of ammo. With private firearm ownership at an all-time high and violent crime rates plunging, none of the scary scenarios they advanced have materialized. Abuse of responsibility by armed citizens is rare, while successful defensive interventions against assaults on their lives and property are relatively commonplace.

English: BERSA Thunder 380 Concealed CarryNational violent crime rates that soared for 30 years from the early 1960s began to decrease markedly since 1993. Last December the FBI reported that murder and other violent crime rates fell again by 6.4% during the first half of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. A Gallup poll indicates that “Americans’ preference regarding gun laws is generally that the government enforce existing laws more strictly and not pass new laws.”

Caroline Brewer of the anti-gun Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has reported that “The research we’ve seen indicates fewer and fewer people owning more and more guns.” Yet one can only wonder where they are getting that information. In reality, public support for personal gun ownership is growing. According to Steve Sanetti, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade group that represents about 7,000 firearms manufacturers and related companies, in 1959 some 70% of the American public favored handgun bans, whereas today that number has flipped. This support is reflected in the marketplace. Sanetti observes that the $4.1 billion gun industry “has had nineteen months of growth in an otherwise anemic economy.”

Recognizing these positive trends, most states now issue permits allowing qualified law-abiding people to legally carry handguns outside their homes. Unprecedented numbers are becoming licensed to do so, now totaling an estimated 10 million Americans, contributing, in turn, to a dramatic growth in gun sales.

A record of more than 1.5 million background checks for customers looking to purchase a firearm were requested by gun dealers to the National Instant Background Check (NICS) system last December. About one-third of these occurred during the six weeks before Christmas. They had previously recorded a 49% rise in background checks during the week before President Obama was elected in 2008 compared with the same week one year earlier.

The Brady lobby is upset that there has been no progress in leveraging tighter gun control legislation following the shooting January 8, 2010 rampage that killed 6 people and injured 13, including Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords. That tragic incident raised serious questions about background checks after it was determined that the accused shooter, having previously exhibited erratic behavior, legally purchased the weapon he “allegedly” used from a store.

The National Rifle Association clearly agrees that guns should not be sold to individuals found to have serious mental problems, although many states fail to provide mental health records to the federal computerized background check system. According to a November, 2011 report by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), 23 states have shown “major failures” in complying, and four (Alaska, Delaware, Idaho and Rhode Island) submit no records at all. (Although murder has been in decline in New York and other major cities for years, a Pepsi and Honda Super Bowl advertisement spot featured New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston’s Thomas Menino on a couch calling for stricter government measures to curb illegal gun sales.)

Dennis Henigan, the Brady group’s acting president, told Reuters: “Really it is a national disgrace that the only piece of gun-related legislation to come to a vote since Tucson was this legislation that would have enabled dangerous concealed carriers like Jared Loughner to carry their guns across state lines.” Referring to a proposed “National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011″ (H.R. 822) which has passed the House of Representatives but stalled in the Senate, the resolution would require states to recognize one another’s concealed carry permits the same way they recognize one another’s driver’s licenses. The intent is to eliminate confusion and potential legal problems for traveling gun owners.

As pointed out in a recent paper titled “Tough Targets” released by the Cato Institute, “The ostensible purpose of gun control legislation is to reduce firearm deaths and injuries. But authors Clayton E. Cramer and David Burnett believe these restrictions put law-abiding citizens at a distinct disadvantage to criminals who acquire guns from underground markets since it is simply not possible for police officers to get to every scene where intervention is urgently needed. They also document large numbers of crimes…murders, assaults, robberies…that are thwarted each year by ordinary persons with guns.

A widely-known study conducted by Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz in the 1990s found that there were somewhere between 830,000 and 2.45 million U.S. defensive gun uses annually. A National Crime Victimization Study (NCVS) which asked victims if they had used a gun in self-defense found that about 108,000 each year had done so. A big problem with the NCVS line of survey reasoning, however, is that it only includes those uses where a citizen kills a criminal, not when one is only wounded, is held by the intended victim until police arrive, or when brandishing a gun caused a criminal to flee.

For these reasons, the Cato researchers investigated published news reports which much more often reveal how Americans use guns in self-defense. The data set is derived from a collection of nearly 5,000 randomly selected incidents published between October 2003 and November 2011. Still, the authors also recognize limitations with this approach, since many defensive incidents are never reported by victims, or when they are, never get published. In fact, the overwhelming majority of the successful self-defense outcomes are those where the defendants’ guns are presented but never fired.

Most of the actual self-defense shootings in the Cato study didn’t involve concealed carry licenses, but more typically had to do with responses to residential invasions. Of these, 488 involved home burglaries. In addition, there were 1,227 incidents where intruders were induced to flee the scene by armed inhabitants, circumstances that might otherwise have resulted in injurious assaults including rapes and murders. There were 285 news accounts indicating that the defender had a concealed weapon license, which in the majority of these incidents took place outside a home or place of business. Pizza delivery drivers were common robbery targets.

Whereas gun control proponents often argue that having a gun put people at risk because a criminal will take it away and use it against them, it seems the reality is more often to be the reverse situation. The Cato data contains only 11 stories out of 4,699 where a criminal took a gun away from a defender, but 277 where the intended victim disarmed the bad guy, although the authors acknowledge that these event reports may be printed more frequently due to newsworthiness.

Still, it should also be remembered that the threatened party often has more motivation to fight back than a criminal hoping for an easy score. There were 25 news reports where armed rape attack victims ultimately got the upper hand, and 65 where this occurred in carjacking attempts.

Then there is the argument that more private gun ownership will lead to more accidents because the average citizen isn’t sufficiently trained to use a weapon defensively. While gun accidents do occur, the Cato study indicates that they are the most overstated risks. There were 535 accidental firearms deaths in 2006 within a population of almost 300 million people. Although every lost life is tragic, the proportion is not particularly startling.

On the other hand, Newsweek has reported that law-abiding American citizens using guns in self-defense during 2003 shot and killed two and one-half times as many criminals as police did, and with fewer than one-fifth as many incidents as police where an innocent person mistakenly identified as a criminal (2% versus 11%).

Finally, on the subject of public safety, just how well have gun bans worked in other countries? Take the number of home break-ins while residents are present as an indication. In Canada and Britain, both with tough gun-control laws, nearly half of all burglaries occur when residents are present. But in the U.S. where many households are armed, only about 13% happen when someone is home.

Doesn’t this comparison offer some indication that criminals are getting the message? Don’t you wish those bent on eliminating our Second Amendment rights would also?

Published in: on March 13, 2012 at 10:40 am  Leave a Comment  

Florida Senior Citizen Shoots, Kills ‘Would-Be” Burglar

January 12, 2012, FoxNews.com

A senior citizen in Florida shot dead a would-be burglar at his home early Thursday morning as the suspect was trying to gain entry into the Daytona Beach home, MyFoxOrlando.com reports.

The 82-year-old homeowner woke up at 6 a.m. after hearing someone at his backdoor, the report said. He armed himself with a .45 automatic and fired a single shot through the door, the report said. The suspected burglar was hit in the abdomen and likely died minutes later.

The suspect was described as a white male in a ski mask who was carrying a hammer and screwdriver at the time of the shooting. Police have tentatively identified the suspect as the man wanted for other burglaries in the neighborhood, the report said.

“The 82-year-old resident did something that the criminal justice system couldn’t do,” said Mike Chitwood, the Chief of Daytona Beach Police. “And that’s put this burglar out of business this morning.”

Published in: on March 13, 2012 at 10:26 am  Leave a Comment  

Arsenal Firearms Introduces ‘Double-Barreled’ .45 Pistol

From http://www.geek.com, March 12, 2012

Italian gun manufacturer Arsenal Firearms has created the world’s first double-barreled .45 to commemorate the 100th birthday of the famous Colt 1911-A1.

Depicted in a video you can watch by copying and pasting the following web address into your web-browser: http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/no-need-to-dual-wield-with-this-double-barrel-45-20120312/, instead of having to hold two separate pistols, you can now combine them into a single weapon. Of course we’re not entirely sure how accurate these suckers are, but the manufacturer claims that the gun can deliver to bullets 1-2 inches apart (depending on the distance to the target). Regardless of the ridiculous amount of stopping power, the gun looks excellent, and is at least twice as menacing as a normal pistol.

Double barrell

Born out of an idea from Swiss armorer Vivian Mueller about ten years ago, the AF2011-a1, or “Twenty-Eleven” as it’s nicknamed, took about six-months of hardcore modeling and development before it became a reality. Since the company didn’t just slap together two Colt-style pistols, a lot of the hardware had to be machined by hand to create a working mechanism.

For ammunition, the gun uses two straight-stacked clips that feed directly into each of the dual chambers. Buyers of the weapon can choose how to shoot said ammo by having one solid trigger that fires both rounds at the same time, or two separate and independent levers that allow each chamber to be emptied independently of the other.

There is no word on pricing on the AF2011-a1 at this time, but there is plenty of discussion going on about the accuracy of the weapon.

Arsenal claims that it’s engineered in a way that gives it a pretty accurate spread, but no video of bullets hitting a target is shown. With the recoil of two .45 caliber bullets being fired at the same time, a person would have to be a steady shot to hit their desired target.

Published in: on March 13, 2012 at 9:51 am  Leave a Comment  

Man Arrested After Father Recognizes Son on Newscast

By Benjamin Wood, Deseret News, March 11, 2012

WOODS CROSS, UTAH — While a father and son were watching television together, the father recognized his son in surveillance video from a burglary and encouraged him to turn himself in, police say.

Jeremy Blair, 26, of Kaysville, was arrested Friday and booked into the Davis County Jail for investigation of burglary and criminal mischief after turning himself over to authorities for his involvement in a computer store burglary on March 6, said Woods Cross police detective Adam Osoro.

Jeremy Blair, 26, was arrested for investigation of burglary and criminal mischief after surrendering to authorities. Police say the man’s father recognized his son in surveillance video broadcasted on television. Photo from Davis County Jail.

Blair and his father were in their living room watching a TV newscast Friday when a story about the burglary showed surveillance footage of two suspects, Osoro said. The father apparently recognized his son as the burglar on the screen and, after some persuasion, drove Blair to the jail where he surrendered to authorities.

“This case is very unique for a father to recognize that his son has a problem,” Osoro said. “It’s a hard thing to do, but I think ultimately it’s the best thing for the son and I think the father sees that.”

Police responded to a burglary alarm at Starwest Computers, 1181 S Redwood Road, just after midnight on March 6 and found that approximately $6,500 worth of computer equipment had been stolen as well as $2,500 worth of damage to the store’s door and displays. Surveillance footage showed two Caucasian men committing the burglary and the vehicle they were driving was a dark Audi A4.

“The damage is just so much more than even what they steal,” Josh Holley, owner of Starwest Computers, said. “It takes almost a full day to clean up after them.”

The business has been the victim of a number of burglaries. Holley said this latest incident is the fourth burglary in three years, with two occurring in the past six months.

“It’s extremely frustrating,” he said. “Our insurance company dropped us at the end of the year.”

Holly said security measures were increased following the previous burglaries, including the installation of the security cameras that ultimately led to Blair’s arrest.

The second man has not yet been identified and none of the stolen merchandise has been recovered, Osoro said. Police received several tips following the newscast and are following up on leads.

“The pictures of the second suspect aren’t as good but I think somebody out there knows who he is,” Osoro said.

Blair also had an unrelated outstanding warrant. Since his arrest he has not spoken with police officers.

The detective said Blair’s father seemed surprised and disappointed by his son’s alleged actions. He said the father was adamant that his son take responsibility for what he had allegedly done.

“He’s a very responsible guy,” Osoro said. “I think he’s proud of his actions. I don’t think he’s proud of what his son has done.”

Holly also expressed respect for the difficult but honest decision by the father.

“I think that’s pretty awesome,” he said. “Being a parent myself, that’s what I would do.”

Blair’s family declined to comment Sunday.

Published in: on March 13, 2012 at 9:15 am  Leave a Comment  

One Man Shot, Another Pistol-Whipped in East Charlotte Home Invasion

By NewsChannel 36 Staff, March 12, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a home invasion that left one man shot early Monday morning.

Police said three men broke into a home on Woodthrush Drive near the intersection of  W.T. Harris Boulevard and pistol-whipped one man, a second man in the home chased the suspects off the property but was shot twice.

Six people, including three children, were in the home during the time of the shooting, according to police.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to emergency crews.

Police said they were looking for three black men. Two were wearing camouflage clothing with masks, and the third man was wearing all black, with a black mask.

If anyone has information on this crime they’re asked to call Charlotte-Mecklenburg police at 704-336-7600.

Published in: on March 12, 2012 at 8:54 am  Leave a Comment  

Group Favors Ballantyne Split From Charlotte

From The Charlotte Observer, March 9, 2012

Ballantyne would be its own city, if a group that met Thursday night in southeast Charlotte has its way.

Several dozen people attended a meeting of South Mecklenburg Alliance of Responsible Taxpayers, or SMART, at Raintree Country Club. Members of the group are unhappy with spending policies by the City of Charlotte and are proposing that a portion of southeast Charlotte split away from the city.

SMART has started a Facebook page and plans regular meetings.

According to the group’s posts, members disagree with city spending on the light rail line and other transit issues, plus city support of Time Warner Cable Arena and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. SMART members also are unhappy with what it considers unfair treatment given southeast Mecklenburg residents by county officials during the recent property revaluation.

According to WBTV, members of SMART plan to attend Monday’s meeting of the Matthews town commissioners, to gain their support.

State law requires support from the General Assembly to form a new town or city.

SMART also is supporting a group which wants to split the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools into three districts — North, Central, and South.

Published in: on March 9, 2012 at 8:52 am  Leave a Comment  

Elderly Cleveland, OH Homeowner Wounds Young Intruder Before Gun Jams

From The Cleveland Plain Dealer by James Ewinger, February 24, 2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ted Ziolkowski’s pistol jammed right after the 78-year-old farmer shot someone for the first time in his life late Thursday night.

He left a single hollow-point round in the chest of a 17-year-old Cleveland youth who was later arrested for aggravated burglary, for trying to break into the rental property Ziolkowski owns on Clement Ave., on Cleveland’s southeast side.

“Police told me if I hadn’t dropped him with that that first one, he would have got me,” Ziolkowski said in a telephone interview.

The youth remained in Metrohealth Medical Center under police guard. His mother said late Friday afternoon that “he’s fighting for his life.”

She said her son had been in trouble with the law before. She also said he’d been shot before, when he was 14 and he caught a stray bullet in the leg during a gang shootout in which he was not involved.

This time he was armed, according to police. They did not identify the weapon, but Ziolkowski said investigators told him it was an ancient chrome-plated .32 cal. Smith & Wesson semi-automatic.

The property owner, who now lives on a farm in Ashtabula County, was sleeping on a couch in the kitchen. He had been making repairs to the house where his late mother used to live. Now it contains two rental units, and he hopes to sell it.

He heard the youth trying to break in, and saw the beam of a flashlight through a crack in the kitchen door.

The youth “had a screwdriver and popped out the lock. When he pushed open the door I fired one shot,” Ziolkowski. The intruder slumped against the door, and the old man couldn’t open it so he called 911.

The 11 p.m. break-in was the second one of the day, he said. That morning someone had broken into the upstairs apartment “and the carpet had been cut out.”

Between the two burglaries, intruders “busted out three of my doors, the back door, one to the downstairs apartment and one to the upstairs. They’re the old type and you can’t buy them anymore. So I’ll get steel ones and steel jambs. They want a fortune for those.”

Ziolkowski used a .32 cal. Beretta pistol. “I never shot anybody before, not outside of a deer,” he said. “It was dark there and he looked awful big to me.”

The shooting will be reviewed by the city prosecutor, police said. Ziolkowski said he would drop off his weapon at the 4th District Police Station for ballistics tests as police requested. They promised to return it to him.

Published in: on March 6, 2012 at 11:32 am  Leave a Comment  

Police Still Searching For Man Convicted of Charlotte Murder Mistakenly Released From South Carolina Jail

York Sheriff: Inmate’s Release Was ‘Human Error That We Regret’ 

$5,000 Reward for Tip That Leads to Capture of Convicted Murderer

From The Rock Hill Herald by Jamie Self, March 1, 2012

A record keeping error led staff at the York County Detention Center to release a convicted murderer by mistake Monday afternoon, authorities said Wednesday.

“We made a mistake and it was a human error that we regret – we regret more than anybody would ever know,” York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant said Wednesday afternoon outside the Moss Justice Center.

Thomas Aaron Whitlock, 31, was released from the jail at about 3 p.m. Monday and had not been found by Wednesday night. He was serving a 14-year prison term in North Carolina for the shooting death of a Charlotte man.

Whitlock
Whitlock had been in the York County jail since Feb. 8, awaiting a hearing on a pending drug possession charge.

He was mistakenly released, Bryant said, because his file lacked information indicating that he was due back in North Carolina to finish serving his sentence for murder.

The sheriff tied the misstep to the point at which Whitlock entered the York County system, but he did not go into detail about procedures.

The sheriff stressed that he was not suggesting the court made an error.

“The mistake was made because there was no documentation when he was placed in our facility to indicate that he would be returned back to the state of North Carolina,” he said.

At Monday’s hearing, Whitlock pleaded guilty in exchange for a sentence that matched the 19 days he had already served in the York County Detention Center.

Following that hearing, Bryant said, Whitlock was taken to the jail with paperwork “sent down from the courts” indicating his case had ended. With that paperwork in hand, and without the knowledge that Whitlock was serving a sentence in North Carolina, detention officers released him, Bryant said.

A court document, which indicated that Whitlock completed his sentence for the drug charge, did not say he should be returned to North Carolina – nor should it have – said 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett.

The “mechanics” of how a defendant moves from one jurisdiction’s custody to another lies “outside the purview of the court,” he said.

Authorities are conducting an internal investigation to determine what happened and will release details later, Bryant said.

“We will hold accountable those who made the mistake,” he said.

A murder conviction

On June 25, 2009, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to an apartment on Old Concord Road in Charlotte’s University City area. Jamie Quindonte Thompson, 24, had been shot multiple times.

Police later issued warrants for Whitlock’s arrest on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, while Thompson remained in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center.

After Thompson died in August, about two months after the shooting, police charged Whitlock with murder.

Whitlock remained at large until about eight months later, when a tip led federal agents to Dallas, Texas, where they found him hiding underneath a house. He was convicted of second-degree murder and possession of a gun by a felon in May 2011. He was sentenced to 11-14 years, according to the N.C. Department of Correction.

Whitlock’s outstanding York County charge was a third-offense possession of less than one gram of crack cocaine. He could have been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison, said Melissa Inzerillo, the public defender who represented Whitlock in court on Monday.

That charge stems from an April 2009 incident during which police saw Whitlock outside a Clarinda Street house, south of downtown Rock Hill, interacting with someone in a car who was under police surveillance, Inzerillo said.

Whitlock ran into the house, where police found him sitting on a couch. Officers found pieces of crack in the couch and charged him with possession because the drugs were near him, she said.

It was after that hearing that Whitlock was taken back to the jail before being mistakenly released.

Whitlock didn’t alert officers that his release was in error, Bryant said, but there’s no indication he tried to trick anyone into releasing him.

Authorities said they realized he’d been mistakenly released the next day around 1 p.m., as arrangements were being made to return him to Bertie Correctional Institution in eastern North Carolina.

Still on the run

Authorities immediately launched an effort to find Whitlock, but did not inform the public until more than six hours later. Bryant said the delay was to prevent Whitlock from knowing they were looking for him.

The Sheriff’s Office is working with law enforcement agencies locally, in North Carolina, and elsewhere to find Whitlock, sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Mike Baker said.

Authorities said he has relatives in Rock Hill. When he was arrested in 2010, his address was listed as Dallas, Texas.

Neighbors on Rock Hill’s Whitner Street, where Whitlock lived before his arrest on drug and murder charges, said several members of the Whitlock family had lived on the street in the past.

They said they had not seen Whitlock in the neighborhood since he was released Monday.

Some neighbors said police had been on the street looking around since Whitlock was released.

State Law Enforcement Division said Whitlock was charged and convicted between 1997 and 2009 of several offenses, including assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, burglary, robbery, failure to stop for a blue light, and various drug charges.

While in Dallas, Whitlock was convicted of reckless driving, evading arrest and marijuana possession.

How Whitlock, a convicted murderer in prison in North Carolina, came to be in York County is a routine matter, Brackett said.

Prosecutors can request a chance to prosecute defendants currently serving time elsewhere. And an inmate, seeking resolution to outstanding charges in order to have fewer restrictions while in jail, can ask for resolution, which Whitlock did, Brackett said.

Once either happens, authorities have about six months to bring the defendant to the county and resolve the case or dismiss charges.

Chris Epting, the assistant solicitor prosecuting Whitlock, said he decided to pursue a conviction instead of dismissing the drug charge because Whitlock is still young and “a potential criminal threat in York County.”

That he didn’t serve a lot of time for the conviction doesn’t matter, he said.

If Whitlock returns to York County after he serves out his North Carolina prison sentence and engages in drug-related criminal activity, Epting said, any sentence he receives in York County would be more severe because of his conviction this week.

A defendant’s proximity to York County and potential for future criminal activity are big factors in whether to prosecute a case, Brackett said.

Brackett said he encourages solicitors to take “an aggressive posture for career criminals.”

Contributing: Andrew Dys of The Herald, Domingo Ramirez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Marion Paynter and Meghan Cooke of the Charlotte Observer.

Have you seen him?

Authorities Wednesday were looking for Thomas Aaron Whitlock, 31. He is African-American, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 144 pounds.

The York County Sheriff’s Office said anyone who sees Whitlock should not approach him.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 803-628-3059 or Crime Stoppers at 877-409-4321.

Published in: on March 1, 2012 at 11:18 am  Leave a Comment  

IDs Now Needed for Certain Pain Killers in North Carolina

From The Charlotte Observer by April Bethea, March 1, 2012

Pharmacists are now required to check IDs before dispensing certain pain killers under a new state law that goes into effect today.

Attorney General Roy Cooper said the new law is designed to try to rein in prescription drug fraud and abuse of drugs such as Oxycontin, morphine, methadone, fentanyl and Vicodin. In a news release, Cooper said the State Bureau of Investigation has seen a 400 percent increase over five years in prescription drug related cases.

The new law – which can be read by clicking here – requires photo identification for anyone trying to fill a prescription for any Schedule II drug and certain Schedule III drugs. Pharmacies must also keep records on any one seeking the prescriptions for three years.

In a news release Wednesday, Cooper’s office said he is considering additional changes to try to strop prescription drug abuse. Among the possible changes: stronger penalties for tampering with drugs and illegally obtaining prescriptions.

About 1,000 people died prescription drug overdoses in North Carolina, according to preliminary data from the N.C. Division of Public Health. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control also says fatal overdoses are now the primary cause of death due to unintentional injury in the nation.

Published in: on March 1, 2012 at 11:04 am  Leave a Comment  

3 Men Questioned in Charlotte Regarding Triple Homicide in Georgia

From http://www.wsoctv.com, March 1, 2012

Three men were detained after a traffic stop in Charlotte Thursday morning.

Possible homicide suspects caught in Charlotte photo
Police said three men are thought to be the suspects wanted for killing three people at a home outside Atlanta.

Police said the men are being questioned after three people were killed at a home outside Atlanta.

Police said the men are associates of one of the victims, but are not considered suspects in the triple homicide.

Police pulled over a tan SUV with Virginia license plates, which matched a vehicle discription Georgia police were looking for, on Interstate 85 near Mallard Creek Church Road around 1 a.m.

State troopers told Channel 9 at least two of the men in the car match identifications and the descriptions of two people being sought for questioning in Gwinnett County.

 

WSB-TV is reporting that Gwinnett County police are investigating a triple homicide in Lawrenceville, Ga., inside a home on Cannonball Court where three men were found dead around 7 p.m. from apparent gunshot wounds.

SLIDESHOW: Scene of triple homicide in Georgia

Police said a neighbor found one of the men shot in the hallway, before finding the other two victims inside the home.

Police have not said what the motive might be in the shootings.

 

Published in: on March 1, 2012 at 11:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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