|A man from Columbus, Ohio was killed in front of his family. He went to a local restaurant and was mugged by the gunman. The gunman put slugs in him. The law and feds are seeking information.|
Gun violence happens everyday. I don't have the opportunity to cover every tragedy in the world.
I admit that I am pretty selective in how I address these stories. I tend to a left-of-center opinion on most issues. I don't consider myself a liberal or progressive. I consider myself a rationalist.
I am a supporter of gun rights. But also I am a rationalist. I believe that we should have reasonable gun control. Too many people are dying in senseless tragedies and we've become numb to this.
We're seeing a rise in anti-Muslim violence. Thanks to that right wing network and the many agitators in the conservative media, Muslims are often harassed and killed because of their religion.
A man from Columbus, Ohio was gunned down in front of his six children and wife. He was on a dinner outing at a local Golden Corral restaurant.
The gunman ambushed them at the door and demanded money. The gunman didn't give a fuck and bucked him in the leg and then the chest.
The gunman would take his wallet and phone. The suspect got away and the Columbus Metro police and the feds are hoping the suspect makes a mistake.
Shueyb Abukar, 40 was the name of the victim.
Police Sgt. Christ Holzhauser said that Abukar was a Columbus resident. Voters’ registration and county auditor’s records show a man of that name and age owning a home on Minerva Avenue on the Northeast Side.
|Columbus Police and the feds are looking to witnesses. A father of six was gunned down after a robbery.|
It’s unclear exactly what happened next, but Abukar was shot in front of his family for what Holzhauser said “appears to be a random robbery.” He said police don’t believe the shooter knew the man. Holzhauser couldn’t say whether the shooter got away with any money.
All of the children, Holzhauser said, saw their father shot. The oldest child is around 9 or 10 years old.
Holzhauser, a supervisor of the second-shift homicide squad who deals with slayings all of the time, was visibly shaken as he talked about the shooting.
“For some measly mother f----- to shoot a man in front of his whole family, that’s f------ sick,” Holzhauser said.
The shooter, Holzhauser said, jumped into a tan car with a second person at the wheel and sped away. The car is described as possibly a Toyota Corolla or a Ford Taurus. It’s unclear whether the getaway driver was a man or a woman.
The shooter is described as a black man who is about 6 feet tall and 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a red Ohio State hoodie and pajama bottoms with OSU insignias on them.
Breanne George heard the shooting and saw people run from the Golden Corral parking lot as she and her mother walked into the Ruby Tuesday restaurant right next door.
“I’d never heard a noise like that,” George said. “It was so close and so loud. I thought it was a car backfiring.”
But George said she then saw people run from the Golden Corral parking lot and heard screaming and yelling.
She quickly guided her mother, who is blind, into the Ruby Tuesday. Her mother, she said, was certain it was gunfire because her father had been a police officer.
George, 32, said there were three or four gunshots total.
She said she didn’t know exactly what had happened until she later read media accounts. She finds it all “very unnerving” because she was here from Chicago to sign a lease on a new Dublin apartment — not far from where the shooting occurred. She’s taking a job here.
“It was all just unbelievable,” George said.
World News Today send our condolences to the family of Shueyb Abukar and every victim of gun violence.