And, again, no national news…no conversation…no outrage. It does not have to be inevitable/normal/acceptable that women are injured or killed by men.
By KIM SEVERSON
ATLANTA — A woman was killed and three other people, including a woman believed to be in her 90s and a 4-year-old girl, were wounded on Wednesday afternoon when a man with a gun walked onto the campus of a community college in Opelika, Ala., and began firing, the police said.
The police, who described the shooting as a case of domestic violence, said they arrested a suspect, Thomas Franklin May III, 34, early Wednesday evening.
A 63-year-old woman, who was shot in the upper body, was killed, said Capt. Allen Elkins of the Opelika police.
The child was injured by glass from a van window shattered by bullets, the police said. A woman the police believe to be 93 or 94 was shot in her neck and back. Another woman, 36, was shot in the arm. They were taken to local hospitals, and their conditions were not released. A van on campus had three windows shot out and what appeared to be blood stains on the seats, according to The Opelika-Auburn News. The police said the gunman drove away in a white Jeep.
Opelika, about 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, has a population of about 27,000 and little history of public shootings. “This is very rare and very unbelievable,” said Jan Gunter, a community relations specialist with the city.
The college, Southern Union State Community College, whose students often go on to Auburn University, has strong nursing and other medical programs, Ms. Gunter said.
The shooting happened near the health sciences building, and faculty members ran to help the victims, said the college’s interim president, Amelia Pearson, The Opelika-Auburn News reported.