U.S. Halloween night shootings kill one, injure about 20
Thirty-eight-year-old Srour was born in the Bronx but her family comes from Beit Nuba village in Palestine and later lived in Qalandia refugee camp near occupied Jerusalem after leaving their village in 1948 . She holds a bachelor's degree in criminology and a master's in forensic psychology.
She joins a number of American-Arabs who have recently been chosen to hold senior positions in government. Earlier this year, newly elected US President Joe Biden appointed Palestinian-American Maher Bitar as the senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council (NSC).
This came after he appointed a Jordanian-American woman, Dna Shubat, as his senior legal affairs adviser. She joined Reema Dodin, a longtime Palestinian-American Capitol Hill aide, who was appointed deputy director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs in late November.
On Halloween night, two separate shooting incidents in the American cities of Kansas City and Chicago resulted in one fatality and roughly 20 injuries, according to police.
According to Kansas City police chief Karl Oakman, between five and seven people were wounded and one was died in a shooting at a residence where between 70 and 100 teenagers were having a party on Monday night.
When they were asked to leave, several people who the homeowners didn’t know opened fire, Oakman told reporters.