The media was waiting with bated breath on Sunday to learn the ethnicity of the mass shooter who shot five churchgoers in Laguna Woods so they could decide whether it was reflective of a society-wide problem or just an isolated incident of little note.
On Sunday night, the deputy managing editor at the Los Angeles Times, Shelby Grad, revealed the alleged shooter is “a 68-year-old Asian man.”
“A law enforcement source said officials believe the suspect was a 68-year-old Asian man who is originally from Las Vegas,” Grad reported. “No other details were available.”
A law enforcement source said officials believe the suspect was a 68-year-old Asian man who is originally from Las Vegas. No other details were available.
— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) May 15, 2022
His tweet got just 7 retweets and 7 likes after about 4 hours, which is less than two retweets an hour.
As the alleged shooter is reportedly not white, this mass shooting can safely be thrown down the memory hole along with the hundreds of others which happen every year now and garner next to no headlines.
From The Los Angeles Times:
The victims, four men and one woman ages 66 to 92, were described by officials as mostly Asian of Taiwanese descent. All five of the wounded were shot and four sustained critical injuries, officials said.
The Sheriff’s Department detained the suspect — an Asian man in his 60s who is not likely from the area — and recovered two commercially available handguns from the scene, officials said.
A motive remains unclear, and officials said they don’t know whether the incident was hate-related.