Local news reports
A 30-year-old Seattle man was killed and another man wounded in a shooting at a crowded suburban bar early Monday, police said.This story illustrates the need for a couple of our favorite common sense gun control laws.
Police issued an arrest warrant Monday evening for a 19-year-old man in connection with the shooting.
The shooting broke out just after 1 a.m. at Munchbar at Bellevue Square, an upscale shopping center about 10 miles east of Seattle, said Carla Iafrate, a spokeswoman for the Bellevue Police Department.
More than 600 people were inside the venue at the time of the shooting. "It was a very complicated scene," Iafrate said.
Iafrate said the suspect police are seeking, Ja'mari Alexander Alan Jones, was convicted as a juvenile in the high-profile 2008 beating death of a Seattle street performer. Jones was sentenced to less than a year in juvenile detention on a first-degree manslaughter charge in that case.
1. No guns in bars.
2. May issue licensing for gun ownership which would allow the local authorities to deny guns to someone with a violent juvenile past.
In addition to calling out for those reforms, this story also makes one wonder if the dead or wounded person was the result of collateral damage done by a concealed carry permit holder. Whenever there is gun play in a crowded place this is a possibility. In the confusion it may easily go undetected.
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