Why Was This June 2022 School Shooting Barely Mentioned by Media?

Just weeks after an 18-year-old in Uvalde, Texas killed 19 students and two teachers in a school shooting, police were called to Dallas area school fieldhouse to respond to an active shooter.

But for some reason national mainstream media virtually downplayed or failed to report the shooting.

For the second time since 2019, police were called to the Duncanville Fieldhouse for a shooting with many children in attendance. This time it was the Best Of South Sports summer camp on June 14, 2022.

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🔹Police indicated the first 911 emergency calls began at 8:43 a.m. Reports were that a man had fired shots at the fieldhouse, where a summer camp with over 100 children were housed.

🔹Two minutes later, officers arrived at the scene and neutralized the shooter after a camp counselor engaged with the shooter in the lobby as children were being placed in a secure safety lock down zone.

Duncanville Assistant Police Chief Matthew Stogner told local media that the shooter “did fire one round inside the classroom where there were children inside. Fortunately, no one was injured.”

”We’ve had active shooter training that’s conducted by our police staff and surveillance cameras that we’ve installed and I’ve personally done an assessment of the facility several years ago,” Robert Brown, former Duncanville Police Chief said.

Assistant Chief Stogner identified Brandon Keith Ned, 42, as the man who tried to enter one classroom with children inside but was unable to do so because the door was locked. He said that Ned shot at the classroom door.

When officers arrived, Ned had moved to the gymnasium where children were present. At that time, officers exchanged fire with Ned and neutralized him. He was taken to the hospital with injuries where he later died. 

Brandon Keith Ned

“Our officers did not hesitate,” Duncanville Mayor Barry Gordon said. “They did what they were trained to do and saved lives.”

No children, staff or police were injured in the incident.

A haunting question in the hearts and minds of the Duncanville community and beyond, is why wasn’t this shooting not given much airtime or covered nationally?

“Only a few (mainstream media) covered it, but it was barely mentioned outside of local news,” Burton Swain, the father of a child there said. “Is it because the shooter was Black and it goes against what the news people want to report? Hell, the shooter was Black! That’s not the narrative is it? We just want truth, not fake or hidden news.”

In 2011, Ned was sentenced to two years behind bars for intoxicated manslaughter after a deadly car crash. He had also been arrested for passing cocaine.

According to court documents, in the 2011 intoxication manslaughter charge, his blood alcohol level was .126. The affidavit states “[h]e knowingly operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated at a high rate of speed causing a collision…” 

The passenger in his car was killed. 

Ned’s family told local news that Ned had a history of mental health issues and was having an episode at the time. 

“My husband was bipolar. He was having an episode,” said LaQuitha Ned.

Mrs. Ned and his siblings said her husband began exhibiting signs of mental distress in the days prior to the shooting. She said she had even called out of work Monday due to his behavior, and planned to take him to a clinic for help. It was her gun he used.

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