Police in Berks County are investigating a shooting that left a person dead and wounded six others.
Reading police said officers were called to an illegal speakeasy in the 500 block of Schuylkill Avenue just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired and several people running from the scene.
When officers arrived, they found one man lying on the floor shot to death. Five others were taken by private vehicles to Reading Hospital with gunshot wounds and another person showed up at St. Joseph's Hospital, police said.
Did they call this place "an illegal speakeasy?" I thought they went out with the roaring twenties. What do you suppose it is an after-hours club or something like that?
I've been to Reading PA. It didn't seem anything like Newark or Camden, at least the section I visited. What do you think could have been behind a shooting like this? Has the gun culture become such a part of American life that we no longer find shock and surprise in these reports? Is your solution to continually arm more people based on that tired old argument that armed victims would put the shooter out of action before he does so much damage?
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