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Police are investigating a shocking incident in Chicago, Illinois after a man pointed a gun at a news crew during their live broadcast.
Appearing on the local outlet WFLD-TV, Joanie Lum reported from the corner of Clark and Hubbard at about 7 a.m.
Walking passed the camera, he points the weapon at the camera from behind her back. Video footage captures him dancing and waving the gun at other nearby objects.
Police are searching for this individual and they have identified him as a person of interest. He faces charges related to aggravated assault with a firearm. Here’s the video clip:
Lum was “understandably shaken” by the incident, according to news anchor Anita Padilla.
“The gun was one foot from her head as he pointed at the camera or cameraman Gary,” Padilla said. “Thank God she is okay.”
The suspect was also seen walking with cups of coffee in his hands.
“I saw the incident with the man brandishing a gun on camera . my friend please take caution i pray for your protection,” one person said.
“Thank you. Very upsetting,” responded Lum.
Many Americans believe the root cause of violent crime in the U.S. isn’t gun rights and the Second Amendment, but rather a broken culture and destruction of family structure.
Most of the guns available today were also available many decades ago, but the country did not suffer the horrific and deadly consequences of mass shootings.
As evidence, numerous think tanks and research groups point to the fact that violent teenage crime and high-crime neighborhoods are characterized by high concentrations of families abandoned by fathers.