One of the sons dies.
Courtesy of Yahoo News:
Westminster police say a Colorado Springs man who allegedly shot two boys, their mother and a bystander Thursday afternoon, killing one of the boys, likely acted out of road rage.
Authorities arrested 23-year-old Jeremy John Webster without incident several hours after the shooting, which occurred in a parking lot outside a dental office in the northwestern Denver suburb of Westminster.
As of Friday morning, the woman, identified in a police affidavit as Megan Bigelow, 41, and her surviving son, age 8, were in critical condition at a local hospital, according to Westminster Police. Her other son was 13 years old.
Bigelow had a third son, a 12-year-old, with her at the time of the shooting. He fled and was not injured.
According to a copy of the affidavit obtained by 9News, Webster and Bigelow were involved in an altercation at a nearby intersection and he followed the family’s vehicle into the parking lot.
He shot her and the two children point-blank with a handgun multiple times, walked toward his car, then returned to the 13-year-old and fired again, the affidavit says.
Webster allegedly fired several shots at the bystander, John Gale, 40, from a distance after making eye contact with him as he and his 9-year-old daughter sat in their truck in the parking lot. He is expected to survive. She was unharmed.
There are indeed a handful of times when access to a gun has saved lives, but the vast majority of the time when shots are fired they are fired out of anger, fear, or by accident, and rarely does it make anybody safer.
Guns place lives in danger, and more guns place more lives in danger.
That is simple mathematics.