[caption id="attachment_75426" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Fans wearing rapper Nipsey Hussle T-shirts await his funeral procession in Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2019 (REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon).[/caption] We often characterize shootings, especially those in inner-city America, as senseless violence. Describing them in this manner fails to capture the gravity of the event. What is worse, it helps us abdicate our public responsibilities in such matters.