A shooting at a Halloween party in Greenville, TX killed (so far) two people, and wounded 14. What kind of shooting is this? Well, no names or pictures of the victims have been released, pending notification of their families. (Victims were students at Texas A & M Commerce, which is near Greenville.)
There is no description of the gunman, who apparently entered the party through the back door, and then fled. Greenville is rural enough that flight is possible, and there aren't many cameras around.
There is graphic video posted on social media—although it may be deleted, because people are asking for it to be deleted. Note: It is graphic, if it's still up while you're reading this, but the majority of the people in video seem to be black.
This footage from the Greenville shooting has me shook. I can’t believe this is happening. Be safe out there. pic.twitter.com/wGRLhCwfdT— Bea † . (@Badgirlbea) October 27, 2019
Please report accounts that are posting the video of the shooting in Greenville, TX. #commerce— Silva Surfer (@St4rStuff_) October 27, 2019
Three reasons for believing this a "black nightclub" type shooting, like previous instances of Leaded Law shootings, and very different from Virginia Tech or San Bernardino.
First, the ratio of wounded to killed, as in the Leaded Law proposed by the Ben Kurtz blog in 2016
So here’s a handy rule of thumb when you hear about the next mass shooting and find the press being coy about who did it and why: If the shooters exhibit bad aim (substantially worse than 1 killed for every 3 wounded) then they are Black gangsters settling a score. If they exhibit passable aim (around one fatality for each wounded survivor, or perhaps a little worse) then they are “Irish” “freedom fighters” who have likely pledged allegiance to the “Irish State.” Unless the victims are cops; then a perpetrator with passable aim will likely be a Black man with military training (see Dallas and Baton Rouge).
And finally, of course, when White and East Asian gunmen go on a shooting rampage the ratio is usually far more fatal than what we’ve discussed before...
Second, the fact that the gunman escaped, rather than sticking around to keep shooting people until he was killed himself, as in the white and Asian mass shootings.
Finally, this: Police say witnesses aren't helping them find a gunman who killed two people at a Greenville, Texas party, by Eliott C. McLaughlin and Amanda Watts, CNN, October 27, 2019.
That's not the reaction of white Aggies.
I'll add that I found on Facebook, but am not linking to for privacy reasons, a couple who said that their daughter was at this party, and while mercifully unhurt, had had the terrifying experience of being in the room right next to people who were shot. They're a black couple.
And of course, in any case like this where the police won't name or describe victims or suspect, the MSM journalists present should say "If you can't release their names, then tell us what color they were." But they never do.
Update: Heavy.com has photos of one victim: Kevin Berry AKA Choppaboy Wess.