The response to yesterday’s mass shooting of seven people brought forth the usual immediate liberal responses: Guns must be confiscated. It’s Trump’s fault.
Now that it’s clear that the shooter was a white male and the victim’s predominantly black, I expect that Twitter will be abuzz with the usual anti-white, anti-male racism.
I specualate that the shooter, Peter Selis, lost his cool over an annoying, noisy black pool party at the apartment complex where he lived. Police have not yet ascribed a motive to the shootings however.
A car mechanic casually held a beer in one hand while shooting seven people – all non-whites – at a San Diego-area apartment complex pool.
An eighth man was injured as he fled the scene.
The mass shooter, who was shot to death by police, was identified as Peter Selis, 49, a white man who lived in the luxury apartment complex. Witnesses said he smirked as he calmly shot people after being invited to join the pool party. He was a service technician at a San Diego-area Ford car dealer whose life was crumbling under financial stress and a mountain of credit card debt.
PETER SELIS. TAKEN DOWN BY COPS.
According to police, the victims included four African-American females, two African-American males, one Hispanic male, and an African-American-male who broke his arm fleeing. Police have not yet labeled the mass shooting a hate crime, however, as they say the motive is under investigation.
Several of the victims were reportedly in critical condition after the April 30 shooting at the University City apartment complex, according to Fox 5 San Diego. It was later reported that one victim, a female, has died. Her name has not yet been released.
Witnesses described a “relaxed” looking gunman who clutched a beer in one hand while opening fire at multiple people with another. When he wasn’t spraying people with gunfire, he was saying to others “You can either leave or you can stay here and die,” reported the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Selis “was reportedly drinking a beer during the gunfire according to a witness who spoke to CBS News 8,” that television station reported. NBC7 interviewed a witness who said, “there’s a view of the pool area where we could see the shooter sitting there with a beer in one hand and the gun in the other. He looked pretty relaxed.”
David Phillips told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the shooting erupted at his best friend’s birthday party and as he was returning from the bathroom. “He said he immediately got on the ground. His best friend was among those shot,” the newspaper reported, quoting Phillips as saying, “It was like the Twilight Zone. I really can’t explain what happened.”
According to the police chief, eight people were transported to the hospital. They were: four African- American females, all shot; two African-American males; 1 Hispanic male; and 1 African-American male who broke his arm “fleeing the gunfire.”
“It is with extremely sad heart that we report that one of the females has passed away,” the chief said.
Police, though, are stopping short of labeling the mass shooting a hate crime, and they say it’s not yet clear whether Selis knew any of the victims.
Police shot the gunman to death when he started firing in their direction.
“The suspect pointed the gun at our officers and three of our officers fired on the suspect and the suspect went down and the suspect is deceased,” San Diego Police chief Shelley Zimmerman said in a news conference.
Selis’ court history shows that he was collapsing under the weight of financial problems, including a mountain of credit card debt.
San Diego court records show a legal separation with minor children in the marriage of Peter Selis and his wife, Michelle Selis, that dates to 2008. There is a 2013 wedding registry at Macy’s for Peter Selis and a woman named Patricia Martinez. Her Facebook page does not carry any mention of him, however. Peter Selis’ own Facebook page appears to have been deleted.
Peter Selis also had a 1998 family court case from Idaho labeled “reciprocal support family law.”
A 2015 Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing exists in the name of Peter Raymond Selis and lists as a joint debtor, his spouse, Patricia Martinez. The filing listed assets of $14,100 and liabilities of $108,028.