Update on July 4th Airman Shooting
We have an update on Senior Airman Jonathan Schrieken, shot on July 4th by a suicidal young moonbat who wanted to make a “statement:” Schrieken is recovering, thankfully.
And for some reason, authorities and media are doing their best to downplay and cover up the shooter’s motivation.
A Reynoldsburg High School alumnus serving in the U.S. Air Force is recovering after he was shot in New Jersey on July 4.
Senior Airman Jonathan Schrieken, 22, said from a hospital bed tonight that he’s still too tired to discuss the shooting, in which he was targeted, apparently at random, by a suicidal gunman, authorities said. But Schrieken said he was recuperating and resting with relatives from Ohio at his side.
He was in serious but stable condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J., said Senior Airman Danielle Johnson, a spokeswoman at McGuire Air Force Base. Johnson refused to elaborate. He was critically injured in the shooting, which occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Independence Day in Willingboro Township, N.J., about 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia.
Schrieken had walked out of his house to get something out of his car when a man approached and shot him once in the chest with a small-caliber handgun and then turned the gun on himself, said First Assistant Prosecutor Raymond Milavsky of Burlington County, N.J. The shooter, identified as Matthew Marren, 22, of Pennsauken, N.J., was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital that night.
Investigators have no clear-cut motive for Schrieken’s shooting, despite two suicide notes left behind by the gunman, Milavsky said. They have no evidence that Schrieken knew his assailant, he said. “The shooter was a troubled and disturbed individual,” Milavsky said. “We will not release the content of these notes.”
Marren’s parents temporarily disconnected their home phone in New Jersey. An aunt told the Burlington County Times that the suicide notes described Marren’s anger at the government and a desire to demonstrate that anger on a national holiday.
Milavsky wouldn’t confirm that.
(Hat tip: LGF readers.)
Previously at LGF:
Deranged Moonbat Shoots Airman on Fourth of July