There Was Another Mass Shooting Today and Nobody Is Talking About It

December 2nd 2015

Kyle Jaeger

There were two mass shootings in the U.S. on Wednesday. But the first—a shooting in Savannah, Georgia, that left one person dead and three others injured—recieved remarkably little media attention.

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All eyes turned to San Bernardino, California, where multiple gunmen reportedly opened fire at the Inland Regional Center, killing at least 14 people. Two suspects were killed in a shootout with police and a third was detained, officials said at a press conference late Wednesday. The Inland Regional Center is a facility that serves those with developmental disabilities and had just held a holiday party at the location, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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But hours before the shooting, on the other side of the country, a separate mass shooting occurred. The two alleged gunmen have not been arrested, police said in a statement:

"Detectives believe there were at least two shooters in this case. Investigators are working to identify all suspects. Circumstances leading to this shooting remain under investigation."

And until the Washington Post covered it, the shooting had only been covered by one local media organization.

It is all too common that mass shooting go largely unreported by the mainstream media in America. As ATTN: recently wrote, the shooting in San Bernardino marked the 355th mass shooting in the country this year. The Savannah shooting simply failed to garner national attention by media organizations.

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"The big ones, of course, attract the national media, comments from the president, cries of terrorism," the Washington Post reported. "The small ones ... well, they have become just another police report in the United States."