1 deadly day: names and lives behind gunshot stats

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In Greensboro, N.C., Matthew Obrian Norris, 28, was shot multiple times after attacking a friend who’d asked him to leave. The 3:28 a.m. shooting was ruled a justifiable homicide.

>At the University of Idaho, Jason David Monson, an 18-year-old freshman and talented horseman who won trophies for cowboy mounted shooting, fatally shot himself in his dorm room.

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Around 12:20 p.m., gunshots erupted at the Bay Area Rapid Transit station in San Leandro, Calif. Ken Seets was waiting there for a bus, heading home after work.

One bullet struck the 50-year-old Seets in the chest, and he died within minutes in the arms of a bus driver who tried to aid him. Police said it was crossfire between members of rival gangs, and they are seeking an 18-year-old suspect.

Seets, who didn’t own a car, delivered dry cleaning supplies for nearly 20 years. “I never saw him mad,” said his boss and good friend, Cynthia Perez.

Raised on a farm in Georgia, Seets joined the Army after high school, met his longtime girlfriend, Doleen Stevenson, after she divorced another soldier, and followed her to the Bay Area. She said he was a loving surrogate father to her daughter.

He also forged a close relationship with Tammy Scott and her son, Malcolm, coaching him in sports, urging him to work hard at school.

“When Ken first came to California, he was a stranger,” Scott said. “At his memorial service, there was a line out the door… Once he found you, you had a friend to the end.”

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Around 1:40 p.m., Leslie Stubblefield, 43, was found dead of a gunshot wound in Kansas City, Kan.

In California’s Humboldt County, the body of Jacob Allen Green, 24, of Newport, Ore., was found in his vehicle. Police say Green shot himself a day after killing a 16-year-old girl, Kayla Ann Hendrickson, near Tillamook, Ore.

 

 

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