In an East Bay Times article, it was reported than a teenage girl was killed by her mother’s boyfriend after an argument about the boyfriend smoking in the house.
On Tuesday night, the teenager confronted her mothers boyfriend about smoking in the house. After the dispute, the mother’s boyfriend retrieved a handgun from his room. The brother of the teenage girl tried to intervene and the boyfriend shot him in the leg. The mother went downstairs to call 9-1-1 and heard another shot, which was the boyfriend out on the deck, shooting the girl. After shooting the girl he then returned back inside and shot his girlfriend’s son in the chest.
The man then turned the gun on himself and shot himself in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene and the two siblings were both pronounced dead later that night at the hospital.
To make matters a little worse, the late husband of the woman had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound three years prior in the same house.
I think this story is relevant due to the relevance of gun safety and gun restraints in the nation right now. Many people are debating the topic of gun control. Also, the awareness to possible mental health issues. These are two hot topics on the news in our world today and I think that is what helps bring this story’s readers in.