The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says
Three men were injured Saturday night in St. Louis as gunfire broke out during a candlelight vigil for an 18-year-old fatally shot by a St. Louis police officer two years earlier.These are all minor injuries—violence is common in urban St. Louis, marksmanship is not. You have to go to rural Missouri to find marksmen.
The men, all in their 20s, were shot as they attended a memorial service for VonDerrit Myers Jr. in the 4200 block of Shaw Boulevard near the Missouri Botanical Garden, according to St. Louis police.
Dozens of people who had gathered for the vigil scattered as the shots were fired, according to a witness.
3 injured as gunfire breaks out at St. Louis vigil for VonDerrit Myers Jr., October 9th, 2016
Kevin McGrane, a deacon at St. John Episcopal Church on Arsenal Street, walked to the prayer vigil held for Myers Jr., who was fatally shot by St. Louis police Officer Jason Flanery on Oct. 8, 2014.
Investigations by police and prosecutors found that Flanery, who was in uniform but working private security that night, had returned fire after Myers had run from and fired at him.What that means is that before the embarrassing shooting scrape they were holding a "vigil" for a gunman who tried to murder a police officer. Not an "unarmed" teen, trying to beat someone to death while sitting on his chest, not an unarmed "youth" trying to run someone over with an enormous car, not an unarmed "child" terrorizing passersby and police alike with an exact replica of a firearm.
They were holding a "vigil" for a gunman who tried to kill a policeman with his gun.A eyewitness report from the official report on the shooting[PDF]
The witness was afraid to have his/her name recorded by police, because it might be released to the media, and in St. Louis, that could mean rioters on your own doorstep, or even death.
We did a post about this case two years ago: Jared Taylor On Ferguson, Vonderrit Myers, And His Nine Millimeter Sandwich: “Do the Facts Even Matter?”(The gunman was alleged to be holding a sandwich rather than a gun when shot.)
Here's what Jared had to say at the time:
Apparently Black Lives Matter, but facts don't.