The headline of this article is not as uncommon as it seems. The fact that a Manchester Mother and Son were recently shot outside a Gala Bingo hall is certainly worrying for bingo players. The 56-year-old woman was being picked up by her son in the parking lot of the bingo hall when they were blocked in by another car and shot at.
Thankfully both the woman and her son suffered minor gunshot wounds if one can call being shot minor. Police in Manchester believes that this is a targeted instance and not merely a case of targeting a bingo player.
Bingo players in the United States experience this kind of worrying attack more often than the United Kingdom. It seems that robbing Bingo Halls and players are an easy target and due to the differing gun laws in the USA it is far easier to mount this kind of sickening attack.
We recently wrote about a charity bingo worker who was killed in a tragic shoot out with her accomplices after being held up for the second time in the same circumstances.
Charity Bingo games in the USA play an important role in raising funds for a variety of good causes, but the fact that people involved are being targeted by criminal elements must be worrying.
The fact that this is now happening at UK Bingo halls is worrying, we do hope that this is not a growing trend. Manchester Police have a specialist unit involved in tracing the perpetrators of the attack and investigations are ongoing.