This story doesn’t say it, because it hasn’t been widely reported yet, but this shooting took place in a town about 30 miles from where I am and where friends live. I was talking to one of them who lives in town there and the man who was killed is a locally well-known opponent of abortion.
The man who was shot in Owosso, Michigan (the high school nearby is currently on lockdown because the shooter is still at large) is known as “the abortion sign guy” (I don’t know his name, but I’m sure it’ll be reported soon. He’s had numerous complaints against him because he stands on street corners holding up signs with pictures of aborted babies.
The crazy flows both ways. I only wonder if the national media will report this with as much vigor as they do when the murder victim is pro-abortion and the killer is an anti-abortion wack-job — though it’s important to note that the killer’s motive isn’t yet known.
Update: Reports here are now that two people are dead, but this is unconfirmed.
Update II: The gunman has been arrested. More from the Owosso Argus Press:
Witnesses identified the victim at OHS as long-time abortion protester Jim Pouillon of Owosso. Pouillon was killed.
The second man also is believed to be dead. Police had not confirmed that man’s identity.
Here’s the story updated, with the second victim’s identity.