May 30, 2021 – A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said police were investigating threats of violence posted on social media against the city of Lakewood in Los Angeles County on Sunday morning (30), according to The patch.
Photo: Threats against Lakewood, Los Angeles County (Source: Thepatch)
In an online post, one user said they would shoot “every minority they see” and targeted members of the City Council. The post also included a photo of the gun.
The poster wrote, “My name is Gaston Aaron Mcwhinnie and I have lived at 5015 Hayter Avenue in Lakewood all my life. I hate this city, I get bullied whenever I go out alone, my dad left when I was very young, my mom kicks me out of the house every now and then, I don’t have a job, I have no meaning in my life. I don’t see any meaning in my life anymore ……
I don’t see a future in my life and I still have cases open on me, let me bring my AR-15 (rifle) and Glock 18 (pistol) on May 30 to end it all. I will shoot any minority I see, I estimate at least 10, but the more the merrier, and my targets will include members of the city council, it will be worth it to have them with me, and I have a 192 page manifesto on my computer to explain why I hate minorities. I’ll see you in hell.”
Police said they were aware of the post and who posted it. The person who posted the post on Reddit is cooperating with the investigation.
Police have not yet released the identity of the post’s author. Lakewood City Councilman Todd Rogers tweeted, “We are aware of the threats posted on social media against the City of Lakewood and the officials involved. Law enforcement does not find them credible, but an investigation is ongoing.”