|Somewhere down there...|
To steal an old cliche, there are a million stories in the big city. Today, somewhere down there, there's one story, one question, that needs an answer: Who?
Who walked into a mall yesterday, pulled out a gun and opened fire? Police say it was a targeted shooting, but who would do so amid a packed food court? Seven others, including a 13-year-old boy now fighting for his life, were caught in the crossfire. Who is this person (or persons...the police have yet to release descriptions of a suspect or suspects) and where is he (or, admittedly, she) hiding? Somewhere down there, I guess.
I suppose there's another question: Why? Sure, someone may have had a grudge. But this?
The Eaton Centre shooting - add that one to our vernacular - took place mere steps from the Boxing Day shooting in 2005. Jane Creba, 15, got caught in between rival gang members taking shots at each other on a crowded Yonge Street.
It never ends, and it makes you wonder when and where the next one will occur. Because, cynically, we all know this is our new normal.
Your turn: Thoughts?