Crazed Shooters Open Fire on Woman and Her Elderly Mother
Maggie Carranza and her 71-year-old mother Emma Hernandez were driving through a neighborhood delivering newspapers when two deranged gunmen unloaded on their truck. The women only sustained non-life threatening injuries thanks to the horrible aim of the nutjobs, whose bullets peppered houses and vehicles throughout the neighborhood.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, the berserk shooters were members of the LAPD:
Residents waking up to the sound of gunfire Thursday say it sounded like a war zone. A number of surrounding vehicles were struck by gunfire in the shooting.
…Friday neighbors were finding bullet holes on cars and on their walls.
“It was close. It sounded terrible. I thought bullets came through into our front room,” said Torrance resident Richard Goo.
Thursday LAPD officers shot numerous rounds into a pickup truck early in the morning. The people inside however were two women delivering newspapers. Emma Hernandez, 71, was shot in the back. Her daughter, 47-year-old Maggie Carranza, was hit in the hand. They both survived.
“They were not the same sex, race, height, weight — anything. They don’t remotely match,” said Christopher Driscoll, attorney for the two women. “The vehicle doesn’t even match. And with that information they thought it was sufficient to open fire on the vehicle, Bonnie-and-Clyde-style.”
Nor were these the only innocent victims in the LAPD’s frantic, uncontrolled rampage through the city in search of murderous ex-cop Christopher Dorner:
Just a block away, Torrance Police officers shot at David Perdue in his pickup truck because it also resembled Dorner’s vehicle. Perdue’s attorney, Todd Thibodo says Perdue was hurt when an officer rammed the truck and opened fire.
“I think he’s the victim of overly fearful and overly aggressive police officers,” said Thibodo.
Cops get particularly worked up when fellow officers or their families are being targeted. I get it; It’s a perfectly natural mentality to protect ones own (not that they can be arsed to protect anyone else). But these are supposed to be trained professionals, and they are acting with all the forethought and deliberation of a small-time street corner gang.
If those officers aren’t charged with attempted murder, it will be a significant injustice.