This is not a mass shooting—it's possible the killer didn't know how to shoot. It's a mass stabbing involving Eritreans in Columbus, OH.
Columbus police kill suspect after stabbings leave 3 dead, 1 hurt
April 30, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A suspect in stabbings that left three dead and one injured was shot and killed by a responding police officer.
Columbus Police responded to an apartment complex on Walford Street on a report of a stabbing just after 9 a.m.
According to Columbus police, three women were stabbed inside an apartment.
Two women were transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital and both died from their injuries. A third woman was taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and remains in critical condition.
Officers located a male suspect in the yard of the apartment complex. Columbus Police say the officers tased and shot the suspect. He was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Two babies were in the home at the time of the stabbings, according to police. They were unharmed in the attack.
Police found a male victim near the scene on Fitzroy Drive with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at 1:34 p.m.
Investigators have not released the names of any of the people involved today or their relationships to each other.
Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) tells us some of the victims are members of a family who resettled to the United States from the African country of Eritrea just last summer. [More]
I'm assuming that the stabber was also a member of the Eritrean refugee community. Mass stabbing is something that happens in Eritrea (which used to be part of Ethiopia.) It's also something that happens wherever there are Eritreans. For example, the Toronto Star story Accused killer of Eritrean women in Toronto went to Germany between murders, By Amy Dempsey, October 5, 2013 could have been headed "Accused Eritrean killer of women in Toronto". Both victims and alleged attacker were from Eritrea.
In Sweden, an Eritrean asylum seeker went on a stabbing spree, killing two. Here the victims weren't other Eritreans, they were ordinary Ikea shoppers.
Maybe someone should ask Columbus's Community Refugee and Immigration Services why moving people like that to Columbus is a good thing.