Two of the recent high-profile shootings in the city of St. Louis shared a common, tragic thread: immigrant who came here for a better life becoming victims of senseless, random violence.
via Facebook Haris Gogic.
Haris Gogic, a nineteen-year-old Bosnian immigrant was shot and killed inside his convenience store on May 31 right in front of his older brother. That robber was later arrested and charged in the tragic shooting that killed Gogic, injured his brother and earned the suspect about $30 in cash. Just a week later, Mon Rai, a 29-year-old Bhutanese refugee, was killed working the night shift in a St. Louis 7-Eleven. That suspect remains unknown and on the loose, and Rai's widow just gave birth this week to their baby daughter who will grow up in St. Louis without a father.
Members of the local Bosnian community in St. Louis are speaking out against the violence that some worry will encourage immigrants to leave the city -- or discourage them from moving here in the first place.More »