Wow, so you can’t even joke about voting for Donald Trump unless you want to be a literal target for the alt-left extremists!
Shaunita Walker told WSB-TV that she and Mitchell Mormon Jr. were outside Church Bar on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta at about 3 a.m. Saturday when her new date got into an argument with another man who pulled a gun.
Walker, 25, said the alleged shooter uttered something disrespectful to her as she went back into the bar, angering Mormon, 32, who confronted the man and began arguing with him. Walker said Mormon jokingly told the man he voted for Trump.
The argument continued and the alleged shooter — identified by Walker as a Hispanic man wearing a white coat — went around a corner, came back with a gun and opened fire.
Police said officers responded to 466 Edgewood Ave. and found both Walker and Mormon shot. Both were taken to Grady Hospital, where Mormon later died. Walker, who was shot in the arm, is recovering out of state, WSB-TV reports.
Investigators released surveillance video depicting several people outside the bar, including two people they hope to identify in connection with the shooting: a man in a white jacket who appears to be Hispanic and a white male in a hooded sweatshirt carrying a backpack. Police are also asking the public for any video of the incident that may have been captured by patrons.
Walker told the station she doesn’t think Mormon’s Trump comment played a role in the shooting, claiming that the gunman was determined to cause trouble from the outset. Still, she is pleading for help to get the suspect off the street.
“Please, if anybody know anything, please, this was so senseless,” she told WSB-TV. “This was so horrible.”
After hearing the first shot and then feeling it enter her arm, Walker said, she began to scream.
“And then I heard two more shots and I saw Mitchell on the ground,” she said. “And I’m just screaming, ‘Somebody please help us. Somebody please help him.’”