Before I begin I must say this: invading people's privacy is not a death warrant, but it does warrant some retaliation. In this case, some gunfire. Fortunately no one was injured or killed, but this hopefully sends a message to tabloid photographers. Your shenanigans won't be tolerated.
A few photographers thought it was a genius idea to sneak some nice photos to make some money. They already had permission to take photos from a certain point far away, but that wasn't good enough.
These geniuses thought it would be a good idea to sneak in to the wedding, after being told by security not to get any closer. So, sh**t goes downhill and the fiasco ends in a few shots and a busted up SUV.
The most infuriating part is the photographer's total ignorance to their wrongdoings. They act like they are completely innocent, when in reality they are the ones at fault.
They were trespassing, which is a CRIME. In Costa Rica, if someone is committing a crime, and if deemed a threat, it is LEGAL to kill that person(s) committing the crime. If anyone was killed it would have been excusable homicide.
"Are they insane?" No. The real question is: Are YOU insane? You invade people's privacy, and make people's lives miserable all in the name of making money. Do you really expect to be treated nicely? Hell, I would have done the same thing, and filled you full of more holes than Swiss cheese if you tried to invade my wedding.
Paparazzi are comparable to crack dealers. It seems outrageous, but they are very similar. They make a lot of money by selling things that are nearly worthless. They make their money at the expense of others.
Add that they don't care whose expense they are making money off of. Unjustifiable and pathetic, sure, there is a market tabloid photos but there is also a market for human trafficking. Does that make it right?
The message is: Wake up, no one is going to put up with your shenanigans anymore, things will only get worse.
The worst part of this is that we all saw it coming. For years we have seen and heard about photographers getting punched, kicked, spit on and cursed out. It was only a matter of time before someone went off the deep end and started shooting people.
"Lensman"? Yeah right, "scumbag" fits the description better.