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Next Mass Shooting … In Spokane?

Data suggests Spokane will be the home of America’s next mass shooter, according to a writer for the monthly Atlantic magazine. Using data provided by left-leaning investigative magazine Mother Jones, the Atlantic’s Philip Bump profiles the likely culprit of the next episode in which at least four people will be shot and killed in a public place. According to Bump, the next mass shooter will be a 38-year-old white man who is mentally disturbed. He will open fire in Feb. 12, 2014, killing seven people in Spokane with a gun purchased legally. Bump stressed that the prediction is based on statistical probability, and the specificity of the prediction does not make it more likely the events will come to pass. “There’s almost no way this will all come true,” Bump, who is based in Manhattan, said/Kip Hill, SR. More here.

DFO: Are we getting too accustomed to mass shootings? Will Vegas start placing odds and accepting bets on this kind of insanity? Anyone?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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