Every time another mass shooting happens, the suspects’ photos take over TV screens and newspaper front pages. Their names are on radio shows, in college classrooms, and on people’s minds around the world. They seem to blend together to form a singular mask of evil, indistinguishable from one another.
Except when it’s a name you know.
Elise Bergsten faced that reality on Halloween night, 2015 when 33-year-old Noah Harpham, the son of a family friend, walked down a quiet downtown Colorado Springs sidewalk and went on a killing rampage. Caught in the deadly crosshairs were two mothers and a man riding his bicycle.
Elise struggled to find answers and found herself asking a familiar question: Why?
Instead of an answer, more questions came; just 13 days later, two more tragedies unfolded that stunned the world. In Paris, gunmen opened fire at the Bataclan Theater, killing
Alejandro Hernandez of Rancho Tehama Reserve, is hospitalized with a bullet in his chest, near his underarm, and another bullet wound in his foot. Nov. 15, 2017
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. –
(Debora Villalon/KTVU) Residents of Rancho Tehama Reserve, the witnesses and victims of a mass shooting this week, came together Wednesday night at a vigil expressing community pride, as well as grief and anger.
“Rancho will always be my home,” said one woman tearfully, as a microphone was passed among the crowd of about 100 people.
“We ducked down, he was throwing bullets everywhere and they hit the house,” said another woman, describing her
H-E-B has launched a statewide effort to help the people of Sutherland Springs in the wake of the deadly mass shooting.
H-E-B will donate $150,000 to those impacted in the community.
“When a disaster occurs, H-E-B is dedicated to stand by the communities it serves, which is the cornerstone of our “Helping Here” philosophy,” an H-E-B spokesperson said.
The donation campaign started Monday and involves all H-E-B and Central Market stores across Texas. This gives customers the opportunity to support the victims and their families by making donations at the register for $1, $3, $5, $50 or $100.
All of the money accepted through H-E-B’s campaign will go directly toward the victims and their families in Sutherland Springs.
“H-E-B is committed to providing assistance during times of crisis. Our hearts reach out to all at this tragic, painful time,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs. “It is