The Wider World

Suspect “targeted” Blacks

THE SUSPECT in a mass shooting in Buffalo was targeting Black people, according to police (Shutterstock).

The suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York was planning to kill as many Black people as he could, say investigators.

According to The Associated Press, the alleged gunman – identified as Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old white man – had visited the area the day before to “conduct reconnaissance” and prepare his attack.

When a 17-year-old high school student, he had been hospitalized after making violent threats at his school but was not charged with a crime and released shortly thereafter.

At the supermarket, 13 people were shot, 10 of them fatally, according to The New York Times. Eleven of those shot were African Americans. Among the slain was a retired police officer working as a security guard, and an 86-year-old grandmother.

Sports: Angels, Dodger post wins

Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels won their games on Sunday, and continued to be locked in a nip-and-tuck race for their division leads.

The Dodgers rallied from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4. The win allowed the Blue Crew (21-12) to remain in first place in the National League West by just a handful of percentage points (.636 to .629) over the second place San Diego Padres (22-13), who beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3.

Gavin Lux knocked in two runs in the bottom of the ninth with a double to keep the visitors from sweeping the series from the Dodgers.

The Angels combined timely hitting and strong pitching to defeat the A’s in Oakland, 4-1. Shohei Ohtani slammed a two-run home run in the first inning to get the Halos off to fast start. Emerging star Taylor Ward added to his resume with two hits, one of them a triple. He’s now batting .385.

Patrick Sandoval (2-1) went 6.1 innings, giving up four hits and one run. He walked four batters and struck out four as he lowered his ERA to 1.91.

With the win the Angels (24-13) remain in second place in the American League West, a few points behind (.657 to .649) the Houston Astros (23-12) who won 8-0 over the Washington Nationals.

Weather: Some sun, some clouds

Half a loaf is better than none, right? The forecast for West Orange County for the next few days is for partly cloudy skies with daytime highs in the low- to mid-70s. Monday is predicted to have a high of 73 (60 overnight), with Tuesday at 71 (59) and Wednesday at 73 (58). It will still be a bit breezy with winds in the 10 to 11 mile an hour range.

Leave a Reply