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Violence Spree Strikes Region: A Man And 4 Youth Fall Prey To Gunman(s) Within 24 Hours, 2 Fatal, And Citys Appear To Be Business As Usual

Young people congregated outside on the stoops of homes during the early morning hours is a familiar scene during summer months, and the normally quiet town of Stratford, Connecticut is not immune to such a youthful pass time. That towns calm was disrupted a few nights ago when a 20 year old man, enjoying the company of his long time girlfriend was slain after gun fire erupted. It is unclear how many gunman were involved in the shooting, the motive, and police have yet to name any suspect(s). The life of another one of our young people has come to a violent, tragic, and abrupt end. Before surrounding communities could grasp the full report about a seemingly senseless tragedy, just a few miles away in the  Northwest portion of the City of Bridgeport more violence emerged. Witness say a large group of kids heading to a “House Party” in the Washington Park section of the City were ambushed by a cowardly gunman who opened fire without warning, causing mass panic as one citizen describes as, “Kids running everywhere” to escape a vicious attack, and when the dust settled 4 teens lie bleeding on the street from  injuries ranging from non life threatening to fatal gunshot wounds. Like the Stratford Town Killing, Police could not immediately determine a motive nor suspect. The most serious injury in that incident resulted in the death of a 17 year old Harding High School Student who was about to enter his Senior Year in the Fall. A Parent familiar with kids victimized in this shooting, went to the aid of one of the youth who was shot in the thigh, held him, comforted him while awaiting responding Emergency Medical Service, and telephoned the child’s Mother to inform her of the alarming news that her son had been shot. Two of the Parents responded to an area Hospital and waited for what they described as what seemed like “an eternity” only for one Mother to be told that her son was in fact deceased. In the hours and days following these tragedies separate shrines emerged as family of the victims, friends, and concerned citizens brought novelties of affection to pay homage to the lives of young people who have fallen prey to an epidemic of violence which is now common place even in small town America.

Shrine erected by mourners of area teen killed while walking with friends to a house party in Washington Park Section of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

 

Mourners trying to cope with senseless tragedy that took the life of an area teen.

Candles formed in a Heart shape at makeshift Memorial for slain teen.

 

A closer look at  novelties of affection at growing shrine for slain teen.

As a Journalist I have written many similar articles, but I must tell their stories, not because it makes good reading, but because as a society we must arrive at a greater resolve to end the carnage that has besieged our children. The established ideology which currently exist within many of our communities that promotes apathy, postures of non empathy, and carefree culturalization remains inefficient now more than ever since the birth of  genocide within  the American youth population. Our children are dieing yet no one seems to care other than  those who knew and loved them. As the Church Choir sings, and the Preacher Man eulogizes  the souls of our dearly departed, outside the rumbling sounds of life will be heard as humanity’s  business presses on. Through the tears and sadness which will soon follow, a new day emerges leaving families to embark upon the disheartening task of moving on without their loved one, only their memory remains, and time will become a laboring chore each day.

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

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Young people congregated outside on the stoops of homes during the early morning hours is a familiar scene during summer months, and the normally quiet town of Stratford, Connecticut is not immune to such a youthful pass time. That towns calm was disrupted a few nights ago when a 20 year old man, enjoying the company of his long time girlfriend was slain after gun fire erupted. It is unclear how many gunman were involved in the shooting, the motive, and police have yet to name any suspect(s). The life of another one of our young people has come to a violent, tragic, and abrupt end. Before surrounding communities could grasp the full report about a seemingly senseless tragedy, just a few miles away in the  Northwest portion of the City of Bridgeport more violence emerged. Witness say a large group of kids heading to a “House Party” in the Washington Park section of the City were ambushed by a cowardly gunman who opened fire without warning, causing mass panic as one citizen describes as, “Kids running everywhere” to escape a vicious attack, and when the dust settled 4 teens lie bleeding on the street from  injuries ranging from non life threatening to fatal gunshot wounds. Like the Stratford Town Killing, Police could not immediately determine a motive nor suspect. The most serious injury in that incident resulted in the death of a 17 year old Harding High School Student who was about to enter his Senior Year in the Fall. A Parent familiar with kids victimized in this shooting, went to the aid of one of the youth who was shot in the thigh, held him, comforted him while awaiting responding Emergency Medical Service, and telephoned the child’s Mother to inform her of the alarming news that her son had been shot. Two of the Parents responded to an area Hospital and waited for what they described as what seemed like “an eternity” only for one Mother to be told that her son was in fact deceased. In the hours and days following these tragedies separate shrines emerged as family of the victims, friends, and concerned citizens brought novelties of affection to pay homage to the lives of young people who have fallen prey to an epidemic of violence which is now common place even in small town America.

Shrine erected by mourners of area teen killed while walking with friends to a house party in Washington Park Section of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

 

Mourners trying to cope with senseless tragedy that took the life of an area teen.

Candles formed in a Heart shape at makeshift Memorial for slain teen.

 

A closer look at  novelties of affection at growing shrine for slain teen.

As a Journalist I have written many similar articles, but I must tell their stories, not because it makes good reading, but because as a society we must arrive at a greater resolve to end the carnage that has besieged our children. The established ideology which currently exist within many of our communities that promotes apathy, postures of non empathy, and carefree culturalization remains inefficient now more than ever since the birth of  genocide within  the American youth population. Our children are dieing yet no one seems to care other than  those who knew and loved them. As the Church Choir sings, and the Preacher Man eulogizes  the souls of our dearly departed, outside the rumbling sounds of life will be heard as humanity’s  business presses on. Through the tears and sadness which will soon follow, a new day emerges leaving families to embark upon the disheartening task of moving on without their loved one, only their memory remains, and time will become a laboring chore each day.

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

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