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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Explore the data on U.S. mass killings since 2006

Prophecy Sign:  Perilous times;  Increase in violence

Once again we wish to pass along our sincerest condolences and heartfelt prayers to the families that have lost a loved one in the most recent America mass killing event.  And it is not only America which has had its fill of violent mass killings, as every day we see news reports from all over the world, (especially in the Islamic world), of many people killed in some form of violence or other.

It would seem that our world has become what the days of Noah were;  A time of much carnage and violence.  Jesus in fact warned that the days prior to his coming would be just like that of the pre-flood world.

Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence.  Genesis 6:11 NIV
Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. Luke 17:26 NIV

Explore the data on U.S. mass killings since 2006
Mass killings -- defined by the FBI as four or more victims, not including the killer -- have occurred across the U.S. at the rate of about one every two weeks since 2006. Explore mass killings by location, type and method: (follow link).

Washington Navy Yard shooting kills at least 12: Gunman dead, two suspects at large
As many as three gunmen opened fire Monday inside one of the Navy’s oldest buildings, attacking office workers at a heavily guarded military facility in the heart of the nation’s capital. At least 12 people were killed, D.C.’s police chief said shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. One of the gunmen was dead, and police were searching for two other men believed to have joined in the attack at the Washington Navy Yard. The suspects were reportedly dressed in military-style clothing, including one who had on a beret. “The big concern for us right now is that we potentially have two other shooters we have not located,” Lanier said at a midday news conference from the scene.

At least 12 fatalities incl gunman in DC Navy Yard shooting, 1 more shooter may be at large
One of the two shooters, who went on a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast DC, may be still at large, police said, adding that one gunman has been killed. At least 11 other people have died in the attack. “The big concern for us right now is that we have potentially two other shooters that we have not located at this point,” DC Police Chief, Cathy Lanier, said. The police are still looking for a white male between 40 and 50 years with a hand gun, with another being an African-American man of the same age armed with a long gun. Both suspected shooters were wearing “military style uniforms” during the rampage, the DC police spokesman said. As the manhunt goes on, the people are advised to asked “to say in their homes and avoid area around the Navy Yard”. Lanier said 12 people, including the shooter, have died in the attack. Some people were also injured, including several police officers, but only one of them being wounded by gunfire.   

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