“It is possible to be in debt, to be lovelorn, and to be racist. They are not mutually exclusive.”
The recent shooting rampage at the La Jolla Crossroads apartment complex in University City left one person dead and seven persons wounded. This is indisputable.
We also know that the dead victim and wounded were all African Americans and the shooter, who was subsequently shot by the police, was white.
Local news coverage of the event has unsurprisingly focused on the possible motives for San Diego’s scene of American Carnage. While shooter Peter Selis’ troubled financial history and recent break up with his girl friend appear to provide reasonable motivations, the possibility of racial animus has become a contentious issue.