From Pine View Farm

“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Lessons in politeness on this Eastertide:

Give children the opportunity to experience politeness . . .

The shocking death of a 4-year-old girl — shot dead with a handgun inside a car outside her grandparent’s home — zeroed in on two issues Sunday:

How did the gun that apparently killed little Rahquel Carr get into the hands of a group of children? And who owned the weapon?

A 6-year-old was found holding the weapon after the shooting. Police would not confirm if he fired the fatal bullet.

. . . extend a polite hand to your neighbors . . .

Residents of the Windsor Forest subdivision struggled Sunday to understand why, in this neighborhood of friendly people and community events, one of their neighbors would fatally shoot two other residents.

Police offered no new details Sunday about the shooting, and many questions remained unanswered. Cabarrus County Sgt. Dennis Gray said Sunday the office had no further information about the investigation.

Police said Anthony Charles Hardy shot and killed his neighbors on either side of his two-story brick home at 7795 Coachman Court on Friday.

. . . and to those you care about.

A man prohibited from possessing a gun was arrested by Mesa police and accused of manslaughter after he accidentally shot and killed his 18-year-old girlfriend.

Matthew Walsh, 23, purchased the .38 caliber handgun in a casino parking lot and was showing the gun to his girlfriend on March 13 when he accidentally shot her in the hip, according to a court document.


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