University Health Services Bracing for Ripple Effect From Mass ShootingsAugust 19, 2019 |
by Reginald Stuart
The back-to-school shopping spree in El Paso, Texas, was hundreds of miles from the Richmond area. So were the calm summer bar scene in Dayton, Ohio and the fun-filled garlic fair in Northern California. Yet, the impact of the dramatic turn of events at those gatherings rippled across Virginia in every neighborhood and home.
Those times of jubilation earlier this month instantly turned chaotic and miserable for many as young men went on separate senseless murder rampages in each city, killing more than 30 people and leaving several dozens wounded from gunfire and debris.