Four women were killed and three other women wounded when a gunman in a Miami restaurant opened fire Sunday night, CNN.com reports.
The incident began when the shooter argued in the parking lot of Yoyito restaurant, police say, with a woman he had a relationship with. After that conversation ended, the gunman went into a restaurant, had a confrontation with someone else he knew personally, and then he started shooting.
Police Chief Mark Overton believes theÂ encounter stemmed from a domestic dispute and that some of the victims "may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time."
As so many of these situations often end, the shooterÂ turned the gun on himself. He left the restaurant in a car belonging to one of the victims, CNN reports, and was later found dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
These situations are always terrifying, but we hear about them all too often. Could domestic problems have caused someone to go off the deep end like this?
Experts do say that people who experience the perfect storm of life trauma, personality traits, and at least one recent stressor can often act out in ways like this. So it's possible that this man's domestic issues were the "stressor" that officials look for when someone turns to murder.
It's also noteworthy that the gunman targeted only women. There were almost certainly men and women in the restaurant but he choose to shoot seven women. Experts say that suggests that the person in his life who he was seeking to harm was a woman.
So sad. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. Of the three victims who lived, two are in critical condition, says CNN, and one sustained life-threatening injuries.