Shooting Outside Philly

[Content Note: Guns; domestic violence; murder.]

There has been a shooting with multiple sites in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County outside Philadelphia:
New details are emerging about multiple shootings in Montgomery County that happened early Monday.

The first shooting happened Monday morning around 4 a.m. in Lower Salford at 150 Main Street. A woman was reported dead in an apartment complex there. The second shooting happened in Lansdale and the third in Souderton on the 100 block of Penn Avenue.

A woman, who witnessed parts of the incident in Lower Salford, spoke to CBS3's Steve Patterson about what she saw.

"I heard four gunshots, and I heard the kids screaming, 'Mommy, no! We want Mom!' the woman recalled. "And I ran into my son's room and looked out the window, and he was actually taking the kids in the car and leaving."

The woman says at that point, she opened her window and asked the suspect if everything was okay.

"He looked at me and just said, 'She's hurt, she's hurt pretty bad. We gotta go, we gotta go.' And he just left."

The woman also says the suspect took the kids with him and that they were in their pajamas and were not wearing coats.

...Police are also looking into a fourth scene in Pennsburg, reportedly at 4th and Dotts Street, but would not release any further information.

SWAT teams could be seen entering the home in Souderton around 10 a.m., where police say they could see movement inside the home where the shooter may have barricaded himself. Negotiations are currently in place with the suspected shooter. There is a shelter in place order in Souderton and some residents have reportedly been evacuated.
I am seeing reports that all of the people killed, four or more, are members of the male shooter's family. Police are referring to it as a "domestic dispute."

I am so desperately sad and angry for this family, especially for the children, who, as far as I can tell, are still in the possession of the shooter. Who seems to be their father.

Will we talk this time about a culture of violent male entitlement? Or will we continue to pretend that every single one of these incidents that follows the same goddamn script exists in a vacuum, and refer to this, too, as an "isolated incident" without a trace of fucking irony?

I will update the post as additional information becomes available. Please feel welcome and leave updates in comments, and, as always, let's keep this an image-free thread.

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