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Posted By: mc squared, 11/25/2019 9:52:04 AM

Two boys in California were killed early Saturday while sitting inside a van in the parking lot of an elementary school when an unknown number of gunmen opened fire into the vehicle, authorities said. The boys, ages 11 and 14, were shot outside Searles Elementary School in Union City, located about 30 miles southeast of San Francisco, Union City police said in a news release. Multiple residents called 911 and reported hearing gunshots around 1:30 a.m., the East Bay Times reported. Police arrived at the school and found the boys with gunshot wounds.


Don't most pre-teens study to be rocket surgeons in parking lots in the wee hours? Especially if they could drive a van.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger 11/25/2019 10:10:12 AM (No. 245017)
The deep investigative journalism seems to have run into difficulty in providing the first onion skin layer of facts. Probably legal NRA members on their way back from a gun show.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander 11/25/2019 10:11:32 AM (No. 245019)
Rocket surgeons? Anyway, certain boys at those ages are very much into gangs. They weren’t in the school parking lot to get their books.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamboozle 11/25/2019 10:28:40 AM (No. 245038)
What are two young children doing in a car at the parking lot at 1AM?? Guns, drugs, and gangs are involved here somewhere.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird 11/25/2019 10:40:26 AM (No. 245055)
Police opine that it was gang-related or possibly related to an earlier shooting of two men in Union City. Police Lt. Steve Mendez told the Times that there was no sign of a connection between the shooting and the school where it took place. He said people occasionally gather in the relatively secluded parking lot. At 1:30 AM? Kids? Union City boasts of its diversity: The 2010 United States Census[8] reported that Union City had a population of 69,516. The population density was 3,570.6 people per square mile (1,378.6/km²). The racial makeup of Union City was 16,640 (23.9%) White, 4,402 (6.3%) Black, 329 (0.5%) Native American, 35,363 (50.9%) Asian, (20.0% Filipino, 12% Indian, 12% Chinese, 3.7% Vietnamese, 0.9% Korean, 0.6% Japanese, 0.6% Pakistani, 0.4% Burmese, 0.2% Cambodian), 892 (1.3%) Pacific Islander, 7,253 (10.4%) from other races, and 4,637 (6.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15,895 persons (22.9%). I had never heard of this place. The reason? It wasn’t a city until 1959 when three communities that I also hadn’t heard of banded together and formed a city.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 11/25/2019 10:46:58 AM (No. 245064)
And the gun grabbers will count his as another "school shooting".
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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird 11/25/2019 10:51:47 AM (No. 245070)
From local KGO-TV report: "Police said the suspects shot into the victims' car multiple times.” This sounds like a gang killing. They could have been after the parent who owned the vehicle they were in. The posted article is from the New York Post, not Fox News. They got their report from KGO-TV and other local news outlet.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: StrikingViking 11/25/2019 10:57:34 AM (No. 245081)
"Two boys killed in late-night drug deal"
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared 11/25/2019 11:01:38 AM (No. 245091)
The reporter is identified in the NY Post as "By Stephen Sorace, Fox News"
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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird 11/25/2019 11:23:57 AM (No. 245125)
From another source: “All of a sudden, we heard this pop, pop, pop, pop, I mean it just kept going, it almost sounded like a machine gun type, I mean it was just constant,” Gigi Erickson, a neighbor near the school, told CBS San Francisco. “I’m just so heartbroken that these kids had to go through that.” Erickson reportedly said wondered what two young boys were doing out so late and how they ended up in an elementary school parking lot. I say gang-related and mistaken identity.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 11/25/2019 11:36:29 AM (No. 245145)
From the photos which showed where the empty brass was found, multiple shooters dumping multiple magazines into the vehicle. Gang wars. The usual stuff, drugs, "you walked on OUR side of the street" and other horrific infractions for which the only possible response is massed gunfire. Stay away from these 3rd world hellholes.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: secondtimelucky 11/25/2019 11:39:44 AM (No. 245161)
when we lived in the Bay Area Union City was heavily Hispanic. Can't Imagine it's any different now.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MeiDei 11/25/2019 11:46:51 AM (No. 245177)
Where was the driver? Who owns the van? Parents?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: jacksin5 11/25/2019 12:04:17 PM (No. 245209)
Was there anyone else in the van, or did the 11 yr, old or his 14 yr,old companion drive it there?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: kono 11/25/2019 2:07:31 PM (No. 245350)
Tragedy to have this as part of kids' lives, whatever way it got that way. It does seem odd for a school to be K through 5, when statewide norm is K through 8. Also odd is for a school to be named after somebody without a full name even in the description. The omission of a detail ordinarily present makes me suspect something is being swept under the proverbial rug. Wiki lists 4 Searles -- two architects, an author/editor, and a 'pioneer of American psychiatry'. Only one of those seems to make sense for a grade school; but it may be somebody local that doesn't rise to the Wikipedia level. But who, and if they merited having a school named after them, shouldn't they also merit some mention in the school's "about us" page?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/25/2019 3:18:06 PM (No. 245390)
Adult drug dealers recruit minor children to do retail sales, since criminal law is uncommonly lenient with youngsters. Probably motive? A dispute over sales territory.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 11/25/2019 4:33:22 PM (No. 245457)
Nothing good happens after midnight. They were young up-and-comers. I love how the Idiot Media tries to insinuate that this was a school related shooting. It may have been. Whatever beef began at school was settled at 1:30 in the morning.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird 11/25/2019 8:24:59 PM (No. 245581)
Re #14, it seems there is a middle school where kids go Grade 6-8, then on to high school. In olden thymes, our schools in the California city were I gres up, were on a 6-4-4 plan, where kids went K-6, then to junior high for 7-10, and to junior college lower division 11-12. The upper division was the first two years of college on that same junior college campus. High school graduation was not emphasized. Most kids went right on through the upper division and got an Associate of Arts degree (AA). Many were then able to segue into regular universities as juniors without difficulty. Some had full scholarships. Those kids who were not college prep very often took certificate courses in those two years (some of which extended beyond the two years) and became in high demand as nurses, dental hygienists, cosmetologists, auto mechanics, carpenters and other construction trades, various technologies, etc. Although this was an early report, it was clear that this rather remote area (the school parking lot) was a meeting place of sorts. I’m sure we will find out whose vehicle they were in when they were ambushed. It takes a while. We never seem to get used to the time it takes to investigate and to determine what can be released to the media. A Fox News article on a California murder of two young boys, republished in the New York Post, is not apt to be loaded with detail at any time, let alone just after the crime has been committed.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird 11/25/2019 8:26:29 PM (No. 245584)
(hit submit too soon) Also Re #14, a search for Searles Elementary School disclosed that that is its full name. No explanation as to its namesake. Nothing fishy.
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