Thursday, September 19, 2013

Too Young To Die

The shooting at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard was horrific.  We may never know the complete  motives of the gunman.  It seems evident that he was deeply disturbed and mentally ill.

In all, 12 people were killed and eight were wounded.

What I found interesting was that there was not one person killed that was under the age of 46.  Most were in their 50's. The average age of the victims was 56.  I could find no information on the ages of those wounded.

This seems very unusual.  You would normally think there would be a variety of ages in a workforce including young, middle-age and older.  You would also think the victim's ages would have been similarly distributed.

Is this due to the advanced age of the federal government work force that I recently wrote about?

Is it because the shooter targeted the older workers and ignored those younger?

Did those younger run faster?

Is it just a coincidence?

Unanswered questions.

My prayers go out to the families of the victims.  They all died too young.

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