This really sucks:


    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A man whose daughter was hit with a snowball by a group of girls returned to the scene and opened fire with a gun, critically wounding a 10-year-old youngster, police said.

    Joseph Best, 32, was arrested Monday and jailed on charges including attempted murder.

    The victim was in critical condition with a head wound.

    Best's daughter was hit with a snowball as she and her friends walked past a group of girls having a "friendly snowball fight" Sunday, police Capt. Charles Bloom said.

    A scuffle then broke out among the dozen or so girls, who ranged in age from 10 to 15. The groups soon parted ways, but Best returned with an older daughter and another brawl erupted, this time between adult relatives of both groups, Bloom said.

    Police broke up that fight, but said Best came back again hours later, leaned out the passenger side of a moving car and fired at least five shots into the group of children still playing on the street. Authorities were trying to determine who was driving.

    Police said the girl who was shot had been inside during the scuffles.

    "This little girl had nothing to do with anything. She wasn't involved in the fight," Bloom said. "He just seemed to be randomly shooting into the crowd."

    It could not be immediately determined Wednesday if Best had a lawyer.
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    OH gee thanks for sharing that story. Made my day....NOT. UGH is all I am gonna say now.
  4. by   howie122832
    What the H*ll is this world coming to????????????/
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Well you said it in your post, Geri. Hell. That would be apt.
  6. by   delirium
    I heard about this on my way to clinical this morning. Disgusting.
  7. by   Lausana
  8. by   deespoohbear
    Geesh...what a nutcase...hope they throw the book at him...makes you wonder what kind of kids he will raise....
  9. by   kittyw
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    We don't need to fight any terrorists except for those here at home.
  11. by   emily_mom
    Amen, Rusty!
  12. by   CraftyLPN
    I think my jaw dropped to the floor when I read it in the newspaper tonite.TERRIBLE!!!
  13. by   Hidi74
    Geez that is very disturbing!!!!!!!!!
  14. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    We don't need to fight any terrorists except for those here at home.
    Agree with Rusty.

    I am a fan of Law & Order and one of the funniest lines I ever heard on that show applies to this case....

    "not a foreigner, but a homegrown nut." Det. Lenny Briscoe