In the past few months, the USA has had to go through a lot of grief as mass shootings have been happening around the country. Since July this year, the US had already gone through four massive mass shootings.
“If you look at the numbers, we’re looking at an active shooter every other week in this country, an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area”
Christopher Combs, special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Antonio division says with an interview with CNN reporters. Populated areas include schools, church, temples, workplaces and other public spaces normally filled with people.
Active Shooters Are a Threat to Everyone
Just this Saturday another shooting incident in West Texas has left many injured, including a 17-month-old girl. Sadly, the incident also left seven dead.
The FBI, Odessa police and Texas Rangers are currently working together in investigating and processing the crime scenes, there are 15 crime scenes in total.
When interviewers asked Combs about how he reacted when he heard about the shooting, he replied:
“I can’t answer that one, yeah, I can’t do it.”
Combs was visibly tearing up when he gave this answer.
In the same interview, Combs says that in a study the FBI had conducted between 2000 and 2018 about active shooters say that the numbers keep increasing as time went on.
For the problem to be properly addressed, Combs says that the public needs to be able to really and properly understand the nature of the problem.
“There isn’t one problem, there isn’t one thing that’s going to fix this, but I wish we could have honest conversation with each other about all the facets that go into this,”