The shooting happened Monday afternoon at the Big Bear grocery store along Candler Road, across the street from South DeKalb Mall…
…The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the cashier told Victor Lee Tucker, Jr., 30, of Palmetto, to put on a mask and that’s when the chaos unfolded.
“Tucker left the store without making his purchase, but immediately returned inside. Tucker walked directly back to the cashier, pulled out a handgun and shot her,” the GBI said in a news release.
The cashier was killed, the store security guard shot Tucker, who shot him back. So, final score: 1 dead, 2 injured in hospital (and a third person was treated on the spot); so in an instant 4 lives changed.
During the Trump-Virus restrictions, sheltering in place and whatnot, gun violence was down and now it’s back. We thought that working in retail during the worst of the Pandemic was worthy of hazard pay, but the job seems even more dangerous now that red-state Republicans in their wisdom are removing all gun restrictions.
It’s all random. You cannot predict when/where/why some dude will decide to shoot someone. They do it because they can, and it is apparently the policy of the United States to let it happen, and there is no political will to put an end to the madness.
(H/T Scissorhead Beckymaenot)