Chaos once again broke out overnight in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by police on August 9. Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol noted that the night had begun with calm and orderly protests. Bottles were later thrown and police came under “heavy gunfire” according to a report from NBC News.
The LA Times reported that the Missouri State Highway Patrol officer in charge of law enforcement in this St. Louis suburb said 31 people had been arrested as of 2 a.m. Tuesday, some from as far away as California and New York.
Brietbart News noted in a report that while all the rioting and other criminal acts are going on, that several others have been killed, and even more wounded.
Between Friday evening and Sunday night, seven were killed, most in the sort of gang violence often fueled by the drug trade controlled by the Mexican cartels. Twenty-nine were injured.
Among those killed, one 26-year-old was found dead on the sidewalk with a gunshot to the head when police arrived. Two more were killed as they sat in a car in the Logan Square neighborhood. Another, a 16-year-old, was shot and killed as well.
Two were killed in an incident of domestic violence in the Roseland community when a man shot and killed his wife then turned the gun on himself. The enraged husband also shot his sister-in-law, but she was not killed.
The weekend ushered in Friday evening was preceded by shootings Thursday in which nine were shot and one killed.