(FOX 11) - They are planning protests over the shooting death of 9-year-old Travon Williams in San Bernardino, and they should.
Maybe they should for all the Travon Wililams' out there, children cut down by gunfire, killers aiming at adults for their own twisted reasons, murdering children as collateral damage without apparent concern of conscious.
Last week, a 4-year-old gunned down as he was on the porch of his house with an adult family friend in Altadena. The latest outrage happened Friday night in San Bernardino -- a city rapidly gaining a reputation for violence above all else.
So far in 2016, there have been 38 homicides, which is on pace to far surpass last year's grim total.
Travon Williams, 9, was with his father and another man outside a liquor store when a gunman shot at all three of them. The child was killed along with his father, Travon Lamar Williams, 26, and Samathy Mahan, 25, police said.
It would be hard to not know you were shooting at a child as he's so much smaller than the other two, an investigator told me.
Of course, there was anger and outrage and sadness, but it almost got overshadowed by the 'Black Lives Matter' protesters, who also took to the streets in this very same San Bernardino this weekend.
There's certainly enough justifiable outrage to go around, not just in San Bernardino, but nationwide. However, when innocent kids are involved -- it seems like there should be even more.
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