The shooting happened at 9:20 Eastern Time and resulted in two SWAT teams being called in. Authorities were able to identify the suspect as Richard Shoop, alas the chase continued late into the night and the suspect is still not apprehended.
Shootings happen on a daily bases all around the world; they are horrendous crimes and someone or something has got to take the blame. Why not pin it on the video-game industry, again?
The incident came hours before the midnight release of “Call of Duty: Ghost,” the latest version of the intensely popular first-person shooter game. GameStop, which planned a special 12 a.m. event, has a store at the mall.
Cliffviewpilot reported a shooting at Garden State Plaza, New Jersey, that allegedly happened a few hours after the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts -- and they were quick to make that connection. Well, it might be because Richard Shoop, the suspect, is fortunately a terrible shot. No casualties have since been reported.
It is time for the main-stream media to stop accusing video-games of violence and start really looking into what the cause actually might be.