NY Giant Nat Berhe Mourns The Loss Of Cousin In San Bernardino Shooting - The Shade Room

NY Giant Nat Berhe Mourns The Loss Of Cousin In San Bernardino Shooting

Married couple Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik entered a party and opened fire at the Inland Regional Center, leaving 14 people dead and 21 wounded on Wednesday. We are all gathering our thoughts and prayers for the families of the slain victims in the tragedy and while many of us are not directly affected by the tragedy, strong safety for the Giants, Nat Berhe, is publicly mourning the loss of a family member. 

He just found out yesterday that his cousin was one of the 14 victims. “I’m so sick right now,” he said. There seems to be a rise in [*publicizing] senseless killings in this country and Berhe spoke out about it on Twitter. “The true terror is that this keeps happening,” he tweeted. “I still can’t believe it. Take a moment to think of the families hurting right now.” This event literally hit the NFL player close to home, because he grew up in the suburbs surrounding San Bernardino. His parents happen to have an office building just down the street from the IRC, so he could have lost more than just a cousin on Wednesday, but thank God he didn’t! 
According to the LA Times, the shooters had two assault rifles, two handguns and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunitions when they entered the party. They report, “Police said there was some degree of planning. The suspects were heavily armed and wearing tactical attire, and they had an arsenal of ammunition and pipe bombs in their Redlands home.” Allegedly, Tashfeen Malik had pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State in a Facebook post, but it has been taken down. Malik and his wife have since been killed by police. 
This massacre marks the 355th mass shooting this year! How are there almost as many shootings as there are days in the year? I don’t know what’s really going on, but #staywoke. Make sure you read and question everything! Always be aware of your surroundings and don’t take this life for granted. 

Source Cited: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nat-berhe-cousin-san-bernardino-shooting_5660a062e4b08e945fee90c9, http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-bernardino-shooting-live-updates-htmlstory.html

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