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Posted on 12/26/2011 12:32:47 PM PST by americanophile
LOS ANGELES -- A soldier on leave from Afghanistan was shot and seriously injured Friday night in San Bernardino, Calif., during a welcome home party in his honor, police said. Christopher Sullivan, 22, was on leave from the Army for the holidays and attending a party when his brother and another man began arguing over football a little before midnight, San Bernardino Police Lt. Gwendolyn Waters said. The gunman, a man in his 20s, punched Sullivan's brother, Waters said. Sullivan stepped in and the other man pulled a gun from his waistband and fired at least three shots. Two shots hit Sullivan, one in the neck and the other in the buttocks.
Between 30 and 40 people attended the party, which was held at the home of one of Sullivan's friends, Waters said. The shooting happened outside, in the side yard. Sullivan is in very serious condition, though he is expected to survive. The shooter fled the party on foot and has not been located or identified. The San Bernardino Sun reported that Sullivan sustained a cracked collar bone and brain damage last December in Afghanistan in a suicide bombing. He was recovering at a base in Kentucky. Sullivan was awarded the Purple Heart for his injuries, the paper reported. Police told KTBC-TV that Sullivan may be paralyzed as a result of the shooting. "We're not sure if he's going to be paraplegic or quadriplegic,"
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Why invite a POS gang member to your homecoming party?
The suspect, currently being sought by police:
It’s horrible. The poor man and his family.
Because in a neighborhood like that, almost everyone you know is involved. Clearly this kid tried to get out. I’m really feeling that phrase “You can’t go home again.”
Who knows who invited the shooter? Maybe he wasn’t even invited, but simply crashed it, or came with other friends who has been invited.
Try expressing some sympathy for the brave young soldier who now lies in the hospital. It’s the season for compassion.
Stories like this make me wish there were real-life “Dexters” strategically placed in communities all over the fruited plain.
Somebody add a bullseye to that sacl of $hit perp’s photo.
So apprently the perp alredy has a record and is probably illegal too. Let’s just San Bernardino is an economically challenged place.
Fox News said the suspect is in custody now.
Easy, Action. I’m just thinking out loud.
...when his brother and another man began arguing over football... The gunman, a man in his 20s, punched Sullivan's brother... [then] pulled a gun from his waistband and fired at least three shots... The shooter fled the party on foot and has not been located or identified.I hope he's identified by the coroner.