I certainly don't mean to be defeatist in my attitude, I just want and expect better from people. I'm just at a loss as to how we reach that expectation.
The woman in the center of the picture above is the mother of one of the victims.
I couldn't tell you how many vigils I've covered at this point. I never bothered to keep track. You just don't recognize the significance of their quantity until you've been to a couple dozen (or more).
We stayed through our scheduled 10:00pm liveshot. It's not an easy thing to stand out on the street where people have recently died. There might have been a motive in the murders. It might also have been a completely random act (though doubtful).
We don't know and we might never know.
It's not always easy or fun doing what I do for a living. As always, I'm just doing my job and hoping the random violence doesn't reach out to me.