Unfortunately, Mass Murder is becoming increasingly rampant, a clear pointer to the degree of decay in society (and job for the Church – Mat 5:13). Below is listed some headline catching mass murders this year! The list is for the US alone and does not include terrorist suicide bombers (say in the Middle East) or homicide cases as the young man who beat his father to death at Ntak Inyang, Uyo, in November.
>Feb 12, 2007: Sulejman Taloviæ entered a shopping mall at Trolley Square, Salk Lake City, Utah (US) and shot five people dead as well as wounding four others before being fatally shot by police.
>April 16: Seung-Hui Cho opened fire in a Virginia Tech university dormitory and classroom building, in Blacksburg, Virginia, killing 32 and wounding many, before committing suicide. (http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3048108)
>Oct 7: Forest County Deputy Sheriff Tyler Peterson opened fire with an AR-15 assault rifle during a homecoming party, killing six people--including his ex-girlfriend--and wounding one before committing suicide. At Crandon, Wisconsin (http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/10/09/wisconsin.shooting/)
> Dec. 5, 2007: Robert A. Hawkins opened fire with a rifle at the Von Maur department store in Omaha, Nebraska, killing eight people before taking his own life. Five more people were wounded, two critically. (edition.cnn.com/2007/US/12/05/mall.shooting/index.html)