Following Sandy Hook, gun deaths continue through weekend
By Jo Piazza / current.com / @jopiazza
The families of Sandy Hook, Conn., struggled to cope with the enormous grief of losing 28 of their neighbors, 20 of them children over the weekend.
President Barack Obama pledged to use whatever power the office of the presidency holds to prevent another tragedy like this one.
And elsewhere in the country, people continued to die from gun fire.
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A sheriff's deputy in Missouri was shot in the back and killed while on the scene responding to an emergency medical situation. The patient's son ambushed the officer and shot him at close range in the back.
Authorities investigated the shooting death of a boy in southwest Denver.
A man was shot and killed in Harrisburg, Pa., his body dropped off at a local hospital.
A Nevada man shot and killed himself on Friday after shooting his girlfriend in the face.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, police responded to a murder/suicide. A 76-year-old man shot and killed a 51-year old woman with a rifle in California City, Calif.
A 28-year-old man was shot and killed while standing on a front porch early Sunday on the West Side of Chicago.
A 21-year-old man was shot and killed by someone he knew in Charlotte, N.C..
Two Topeka, Kan., police officers were fatally shot in the head outside a grocery store Sunday responding to a suspicious vehicle report.
The tattoo artist in a Los Angeles tattoo parlor was fatally shot in the early morning hours of Sunday.
Eliot Spitzer's message to Barack Obama on gun control:
These stories represent only a handful of the deaths from gun violence that took place in the 72 hours since Adam Lanza stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg put it best on Friday:
"For every day we wait, 34 more people are murdered with guns."
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