For Navy Victim's Family, Tragedy Struck Twice

Widow of Arthur Daniels buried their son 4 years ago after a DC shooting
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2013 11:40 AM CDT
For Navy Victim's Family, Tragedy Struck Twice
Across the street from the Washington Navy Yard, a child's drawing, the U.S. and D.C. flags, and a bouquet of flowers are taped to a post in a makeshift memorial.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Washington Post zeroes in on one of the Navy Yard shooting victims, and the fact that the death of Arthur Daniels is the second such tragedy for his family in just a few years. The 51-year-old Daniels was working at the facility that day as a handyman, and he got shot in the back as he ran from his shooter. Four years ago, his 14-year-old son was killed the same way on a DC street. “I can’t believe this is happening again,” says his wife, Priscilla, who recalls trying to get her husband to stay home in bed on Monday. “But he said, ‘Bills to pay, I gotta go in.'" Click for the full story. (Read more US Navy Yard stories.)

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