At least 3 people were shot dead overnight in Yakima, Washington, according to Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray.
Murray said that the suspect is still at large, adding that he is a dangerous person and there is a danger to society, pointing out that his motives are still unknown.
He also explained, while speaking to the media Tuesday, that at approximately 3:30 a.m. local time, the suspect went to a Circle K store on Nob Hill Blvd and began shooting, apparently at random.
He also added that when the officers arrived, there were 3 dead at Circle K and there was a second shooting at another store, according to CNN.
The suspect then shot and stole a car while its driver, who moved into the passenger seat, was still in it.
A fourth victim?
And Murray added that the person whose car was stolen may be a fourth victim, but there is no information yet.-
While he stressed: “We will do everything in our power to locate and arrest this person and keep the public informed.”--
US President Joe Biden reportedly urged Congress Tuesday to move “quickly” to ban assault weapons after two shootings in California that left people dead within 48 hours.
“We recognize that the scourge of gun violence across the United States requires stronger action,” he said in a statement released by the White House. “I once again urge both houses of Congress to move quickly and bring the Assault Weapons Ban (Act) to my desk, and take action to preserve communities, schools, and venues.” America’s work and homes are safe.”
On Monday, a number of senators again introduced a federal law banning assault weapons and legislation raising the legal age for gun purchases to 21.
The alleged perpetrator of the shooting that killed 7 people was arrested at an agricultural site in Northern California, two days after the shooting at a Lunar New Year celebration near Los Angeles.
It is noteworthy that the effects of a law banning assault weapons expired in 2004, and Congress has repeatedly failed to renew it, despite the indiscriminate shooting incidents in the country. Many Republicans oppose a ban, citing the constitutional right to own guns.