Shooting horrifies Madison personal trainer who grew up in San Bernardino

Shooting horrifies Madison personal trainer who grew up in San Bernardino

A Madison personal trainer, who grew up in San Bernardino, said he is horrified by Wednesday’s mass shooting that left 14 dead and 17 others injured.

“It’s surreal. It’s hard to believe this has happened,” David Davis said. “I think the worst we ever saw there were fistfights. I mean, growing up we didn’t have open gunshots in the street like that.”

To Davis, the city he knows so well, which includes fond memories of competing on sports teams, now looks like a war zone.

“To me it seems like it’s out of control. It really is out of control,” Davis said. “Where people are taking it upon themselves to enact senseless violence against innocent people.”

While past mass shootings have deeply affected the father of three, especially Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, to now see this event in his hometown is different and deeply personal.

“Before it was someplace I was vaguely aware of. Now it’s home. It was home for a long time,” Davis said.

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