Here at the Goldwater, we tend to update our stories best we can. Today we found out that we’re able to provide you with an update on the New Mexico Library shooting which happened two days ago.
You will remember that we’ve updated you yesterday already:
Recap: a 16-year old boy started shooting at the public library of the town of Clovis on Monday, resulting in the loss of life of 2 people.
The two deceased women, 61-year-old Wanda Walters and 48-year-old Christina Carter were both lifelong employees at the library. Four other people, amongst whom a 10 year old boy, are still in hospital.
The father of the teenager accused of this horrible crime has now revealed that he already sensed trouble when discovering two handguns were missing from his home safe.
He immediately notified Clovis police to report that specific information, knowing that his son, who had been suspended from school, was not at home.
Unfortunately, by then the fatal shooting had already occurred.
According to official court documents which have been filed, the troubled teen had hatched a plan to shoot up his high school but went to the library instead.
The teen’s pastor, David Stevens, declared that he had been caught fighting another boy, and was given a two day suspension from Clovis High School on Monday.
The young man admitted to investigators he had wanted to target his high school for a long time because he was “mad at everyone since he got kicked out of school last year.”
Witnesses declared that the gunman fired at random as both parents and children hid as bet they could from the shooter.
The troubled teen, a sophomore, faces charges ranging from first-degree murder, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, child abuse, and aggravated battery.
The US unfortunately has a history with such events. Names like Columbine, Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech are all too well known in our communal memory.