Mass Shootings and Appalachian Gun Culture

Dec 4, 2015

Jody Hunt killed his ex-girlfriend Sharon Berkshire and three others in a shooting spree in northern West Virginia.

Jody Lee Hunt gunned down his ex-girlfriend, two of her lovers and his main competitor in one day. The 2014 slayings near Morgantown are just one example of mass shootings in America.

But are mass shootings more common in gun-rich Appalachia? And are we more likely to target strangers or the people we know and love?

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