In the midst of the San Bernardino mass shooting that killed at least 14 people and injured at least 14 more, we have reports of another shooting death. This one is at another medical facility, Clinica Hispana, which is a women’s clinic in Houston, Texas. Houston police have confirmed one death but have not confirmed if the dead is a victim or suspect.
Local ABC13 reported that the Houston police are investigating a shooting death outside of Clinica Hispana:
HPD homicide detectives are at the Clinica Hispana at 8410 Fondren. A police source says there was a shooting, and two people have been detained.
Police have set up a large perimeter in the parking lot of the strip center as they investigate.
— Mark Mulligan (@mrkmully) December 2, 2015
Clinica Hispana provides medical services for women, including according to their website, “… complete OB-GYN services including checkups, pregnancy services, and ultrasounds. We also offer contraception and Essure permanent birth control.”
So far this year, there have been more mass shootings than there have been days, according to the Boston Globe’s numbers. There have been “355 mass shooting incidents. There have been 336 days.”
Republicans have refused to even bring any gun law tweaks up for a vote, including a bill to close the loophole that allows us to sell assault weapons to terrorists legally.
It’s just days after the mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado that killed three people.
Edited 7:17 PM EST: A reader brought a second mass shooting that occurred today to my attention. This one happened this morning in Savannah, Georgia and has gotten very little press. One woman was killed and three men were injured according to reports.
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