Two people were killed and three injured in a shooting at an apartment complex in Killeen, Texas near the Fort Hood U. S. Army base.
Law Enforcement found the bodies of two women after responding to reports of gun fire at the Village West apartments. Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez (meer-uh-MOHN’-tez) says the shootings happened before dawn Tuesday at the Village West Apartments.
Still under investigation, it is unclear to what initiated the conflict or as to whether any of the individuals involved even lived at the complex. Law Enforcement is working diligently to find more information to help solve this ongoing investigation.
I will interject this observation for those who believe in the right to keep and bear arms: “Law enforcement can only respond to the scene after the fact. Although many LEOs would love to prevent these types of instances from happening, it is a proven fact that most criminals do not announce their intended activities in time for officers to stop them.”
We may never know what would’ve happened if one of these women had been armed, but we definitely can ascertain what happened when they weren’t. We all should have the right to defend ourselves, by any means necessary.
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams