I came across this; and couldn't help but notice that either this was a case of two shooting victims from a legally owned firearm by a previously legally acting firearm owner, who experienced 'poor impulse control', OR it is a shooting by a person who is already a criminal, who acquired a previously legally owned firearm - most likely from a family or friend.
What seems clear is that a firearm carried by the victims would have been effectively useless against an assailant firing from cover in the dark.
What seems clear is that all those firearms in this country which are supposedly purchased for personal protection do far more harm than they do protecting.
From KING 5 news in the Seattle area:
Two people shot near fast food restaurantPosted on January 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM
SEATTLE -- Police say a man in dark clothing opened fire on two people outside a South Seattle Subway restaurant late Tuesday.
Seattle Police spokesperson Mark Jamieson said the incident happened around 10pm near the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South. Police say the two people, a woman and man in their 20's, were both wounded.
The woman was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, with life threatening injuries, according to Jamieson. The man, stumbled across Rainier, to a McDonalds restaurant and collapsed. He was also taken to the hospital. Jamieson said at last check, the woman was in surgery.
Police searched a nearby wooded area, and homes, but could not locate the suspect.
It's unclear what prompted the incident.