The mom with the three month-old apparently was there with her fiance and another one of her children. Her life was saved by a guy who saw her struggling to get out and put himself between her and the shooter. He got shot in the thigh but is okay.
Originally Posted by HWBL
Mike Bloomberg (NY mayor) used the occasion to say that we needed to get our house in order with regard to gun laws. This guy apparently legally acquired all of his stuff - including AR-15 assault rifle, two Glocks, and a shot gun. If he didn't have a felony conviction or some other issue, I'm not sure there would be anything in current code to stop him from those purchases.
I'm also hearing that this guy's place actually IS boobytrapped. And that one of his neighbors saw him walk by with two black bags that he placed in his trunk last night, just hours before the shooting.
Still no word on Alex Sullivan that I can find. The photographer that took the photos of the dad said this:
"He was screaming at the top his lungs, ‘Have you seen my son?’” says Gutierrez, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who has been covering the event for the Associated Press. “It was so gut-wrenching, it rocked me right to my bones. I couldn’t imagine what he was going through.”The photographer also got this shot of a mom hugging her son, an eyewitness who had just given information to the police: