As the world again reels from the devastating shooting this week in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde in Texas, America’s firearm problems were again on show after a passerby was filmed pointing a pistol at a journalist and her camera crew while doing a live report on, ironically, gun violence.
Good Day Chicago journalist Natalie Bomke was doing a live cross in downtown Chicago on Wednesday morning about local gun crime when a man to the rear of the report runs pass waving, what appears to be, a hand gun in their direction.
In a statement, the broadcaster said of the incident: “Around 7am, at the corner of Clark and Hubbard, while our reporter was in the middle of live report about gun violence in Chicago, a man walked up and pointed what appeared to be a firearm at our crew.
“Right now, police are calling this man a person of interest, accused of aggravated assault with a firearm.
“Our reporter and photographer were not injured and they want to say thank you to the viewers who were watching Good Day Chicago and called or emailed to make sure our crew was okay.”
Check out the terrifying ordeal below:
Meanwhile, in yet another “only in America” moment, Texas congressman, Ronny Jackson, has gone on TV to blame the Robb Elementary School shootings on “rap music”.
Jackson told Fox News: “I look back and I think about the horrible stuff they hear when they listen to rap music, the video games that they watch from a really early age with all of this horrible violence and stuff.
“I just think that they have this access to the internet on a regular basis, which is just, you know, it’s not good for kids.”
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