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Shooting at Illinois State Capitol Building, Suspect still at large!
WTAX Radio

Posted on 09/20/2004 11:56:21 AM PDT by egarvue

According to local radio station WTAX, there has been a shooting at the Illinois State capitol building in Springfield; a suspect is still at large. Victim's identity and condition is unknown; will post more details when they're available.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; illinois; napalminthemorning; shooting; springfield; statecapitol
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1 posted on 09/20/2004 11:56:22 AM PDT by egarvue
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To: egarvue

Prayers going up for the victim and his family.


2 posted on 09/20/2004 11:57:57 AM PDT by Sunshine55 (Proud member of the Pajama Posse!)
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To: egarvue

How could that be?! Illinois is about as hostile to the Second Amendment as you can get.


3 posted on 09/20/2004 11:59:30 AM PDT by AlaskaErik
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To: egarvue

The shooter is probably a Democrat.


4 posted on 09/20/2004 12:00:03 PM PDT by rcofdayton
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To: AlaskaErik; Squantos; Travis McGee

Who did it, why, and who influenced him? Freepers deploy!


5 posted on 09/20/2004 12:01:21 PM PDT by risk
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To: rcofdayton

C'mon...give it a rest, damn!


6 posted on 09/20/2004 12:01:35 PM PDT by CAfraudPI
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To: egarvue; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
shooting at the Illinois State capitol

inside or outside?

7 posted on 09/20/2004 12:02:08 PM PDT by OXENinFLA (WHO MADE THE CBS MEMOS?!?!?)
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To: rcofdayton

Wait a second. Slow down.


8 posted on 09/20/2004 12:02:16 PM PDT by Musket
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10 posted on 09/20/2004 12:02:32 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: egarvue

According to latest reports from a worker at the scene, suspect entered the capitol building with a shotgun, shot a security guard in the stomach, and then got in a car and fled. Security guard is down, condition unknown. Will update more when I find out.


11 posted on 09/20/2004 12:03:17 PM PDT by egarvue (Martin Sheen is not my president...)
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To: egarvue

Lets go easy on the jokes until we know the circumstances... someone has just been shot.


12 posted on 09/20/2004 12:03:56 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (http://www.drunkenbuffoonery.com/mboards/)
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To: gopwinsin04

That's the nicest outhouse I think I've ever seen......purdy !


13 posted on 09/20/2004 12:04:51 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: egarvue

God help us. Prayers for the family, BTTT for more info...


14 posted on 09/20/2004 12:06:30 PM PDT by t_skoz
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To: egarvue

Chain of events leading up to shooting: at a local gun shop, someone was shot (not fatal), and a white early 20's male made off with a shotgun; all indications are that this suspect then went to the capitol and shot the guard. Only description of perp so far is that he's white, male, with "chains on his pants."


15 posted on 09/20/2004 12:06:54 PM PDT by egarvue (Martin Sheen is not my president...)
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To: egarvue

Sounds either put-up or personal. Why stop with the security guard?


16 posted on 09/20/2004 12:07:09 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (No one is safe! (repeat after me) No one is safe!.....)
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To: egarvue

"shotgun..."

Not an assault rifle.


17 posted on 09/20/2004 12:08:31 PM PDT by mudblood
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To: egarvue

Update: Police might have suspect in custody, captured at 1st and Vine streets, not far from capitol. Workers at capitol are sequestered in offices; other state govt. buildings might be following suit.


18 posted on 09/20/2004 12:10:48 PM PDT by egarvue (Martin Sheen is not my president...)
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To: egarvue
he's white, male, with "chains on his pants."

This guy?

19 posted on 09/20/2004 12:11:50 PM PDT by JennysCool (Funny how militant environmentalists always ruin the lawn)
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To: egarvue

Prayers for those in my home stete. I hope no one was seriously hurt.


20 posted on 09/20/2004 12:13:41 PM PDT by SaveTheChief ("It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech." - Senator Zell Miller)
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To: mudblood
"shotgun..." Not an assault rifle.Not so hasty now, if it had a pistol grip on the stock it might have been an "assault shotgun".
21 posted on 09/20/2004 12:13:51 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: JennysCool

Fox just mentioned it on their broadcast as well.


22 posted on 09/20/2004 12:14:43 PM PDT by Flamenco Lady
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To: egarvue

I was just in the capitol building last week for a meeting. I stopped and chatted with the guard. I hope it isn't the same guy.


23 posted on 09/20/2004 12:14:46 PM PDT by Endeavor
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To: egarvue
Only description of perp so far is that he's white, male, with "chains on his pants."

Michael Jackson?

24 posted on 09/20/2004 12:15:01 PM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: SaveTheChief
err... stete = state. The short replies always kill you for spelling... lol
25 posted on 09/20/2004 12:15:01 PM PDT by SaveTheChief ("It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech." - Senator Zell Miller)
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To: CAfraudPI
"C'mon...give it a rest, damn!"

The censure office is on the bottom floor, just to the right of the "View Replies" office.

26 posted on 09/20/2004 12:16:59 PM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: coloradan
Michael Jackson?

No, they said "male."

27 posted on 09/20/2004 12:22:45 PM PDT by Sloth ("Rather is TV's real-life Ted Baxter, without Baxter's quiet dignity." -- Ann Coulter)
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To: coloradan

No, that was 'chains on his pants', not 'hand on his pants.'


28 posted on 09/20/2004 12:24:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (US socialist liberalism would be dead without the help of politicians who claim to be conservatives)
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To: egarvue

Update


One shot fired inside captiol with shotgun, one victim, a security guard that was rushed to hospital. Very many police on scene, helmets and all. Suspect fled thru north entrance (there is only 2 entrances to capitol, north and south.) Suspect threw gun in trunk of vehicle and sped off. No indication that there was anyone else in vehicle.
29 posted on 09/20/2004 12:26:39 PM PDT by egarvue (Martin Sheen is not my president...)
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To: egarvue

It is purely coincidental that this happened immediatley after Gov. Blagoevitch & Mayor Daley announced that they will try to get a California style weapons ban thru during the veto session


30 posted on 09/20/2004 12:26:39 PM PDT by Ford Fairlane
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To: egarvue

Thank you so much for these updates - it is as though you are there. The photo above of the Capital Building is spectacular.


31 posted on 09/20/2004 12:30:26 PM PDT by Quilla
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To: Squantos

Did you notice the minaret?


32 posted on 09/20/2004 12:32:43 PM PDT by FreedomFarmer (Less carrot, more STICK!)
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To: egarvue

Yahoo is saying they have no metal detectors at the state capitol and the guards are unarmed. I think that's going to change in a hurry...


33 posted on 09/20/2004 12:36:45 PM PDT by steamboat (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything...)
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Update


Suspect entered in gun shop today WITH shotgun already; shot worker there in the arm. Suspect is white male, age 20, blond hair. Police DO NOT have suspect in custody, repeat DO NOT. Earlier traffic stop of a potential suspect was cleared up. Both shooting incidents MAY BE connected - unknown so far; police say that on Sept. 14th, a shotgun was stolen from the gun shop. Suspect in that crime was in a grey, Honda civic style four door car with a spoiler on back; so far police aren't saying that that is the car involved in today's shootings. Capitol and surrounding gov't buildings are on lockodwn, no one in or out. Condition of victim still unkown. Will update further.
34 posted on 09/20/2004 12:39:35 PM PDT by egarvue (Martin Sheen is not my president...)
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To: Quilla

Thanks, trying my best. Getting info from radio and other sources; I am downtown Springfield, can see capitol grounds from where I am.


35 posted on 09/20/2004 12:41:19 PM PDT by egarvue (Martin Sheen is not my president...)
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To: rcofdayton

"The shooter is probably a Democrat."

.....as will be the victim if he/she succumbs to their injuries.


36 posted on 09/20/2004 12:42:18 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: egarvue

See what happens when the Assault Weapons Ban expires? I'm surprised we haven't heard from Diane Feinswine yet.


37 posted on 09/20/2004 12:42:42 PM PDT by Euro-American Scum (A poverty-stricken middle class must be a disarmed middle class)
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To: steamboat

Kind of ironic, since today airport security is steped up.


38 posted on 09/20/2004 12:46:47 PM PDT by snapperjk (If you are a terror to many, then beware of many.)
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To: steamboat
Last time i was in the capitol office building they had metal detectors & Secretary of State police with the security guards

Anyone the guards knew were supposed to work there went around the detectors though

39 posted on 09/20/2004 12:48:52 PM PDT by Ford Fairlane
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To: steamboat

It never ceases to amaze me why security guards would be unarmed...especially in these times. What is he supposed to do when facing down an armed intruder? SPITBALLS?

Ya think the suspect would have escaped had the guards been armed? Maybe the incident wouldn't have happened at all?


40 posted on 09/20/2004 12:48:56 PM PDT by mesoman7
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To: egarvue

Update (small)


Gun in question is a 12 gauge shotgun, suspect is wearing a blue shirt, jeans, blond hair, white male. There are only 2 entrances open to public in capitol building; metal detectors were in place post 9/11/2001, but have been removed in recent years. No metal detectors were present today. North entrance is main public entrance facing Monroe street.
41 posted on 09/20/2004 12:51:41 PM PDT by egarvue (Martin Sheen is not my president...)
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To: SittinYonder

ping to shooting with perp at large in Springfield IL!!


42 posted on 09/20/2004 12:52:50 PM PDT by eyespysomething (I'm typing up lottery tickets. I mean, as long as the content is true the rest doesn't matter.)
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metal detectors were in place post 9/11/2001, but have been removed in recent years. No metal detectors were present today.

*sigh* words fail me.

43 posted on 09/20/2004 12:53:43 PM PDT by null and void (Two lines that Terry Kerry will be famous for: Get naked and Shove it...)
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Update

Schools in vincinity of capitol building have been locked down; its dismissal time now, some schools are holding students who walk home, parents are free to pick their students up. Police at at least one school are escorting students home. School locked down are Butler, Lawrence, Graham, Springfield H.S., Douglas, Lee & Southern View. Other schools have voluntarily locked themselves down.

Capitol building employees are allowed to come and go now, but are being required to sign in and out (usual procedure is to just flash ID to guards). Guards at capitol are unarmed.
44 posted on 09/20/2004 1:01:32 PM PDT by egarvue (Martin Sheen is not my president...)
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To: egarvue
"Guards at capitol are unarmed."

See how well that works. IL Ds want everyone to be vulnerable.

45 posted on 09/20/2004 1:06:31 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: null and void
metal detectors were in place post 9/11/2001, but have been removed in recent years. No metal detectors were present today. *sigh* words fail me. I agree that metal detectors are a necessary thing but what good are they against an assault rifle or shotgun. Like in real estate; Location, Location, Location. Here we have; Range/Kill Factor, Range/Kill Factor, Range/Kill Factor.
46 posted on 09/20/2004 1:06:33 PM PDT by snapperjk (If you are a terror to many, then beware of many.)
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To: snapperjk

Still, no point in making it easy...


47 posted on 09/20/2004 1:07:27 PM PDT by null and void (Two lines that Terry Kerry will be famous for: Get naked and Shove it...)
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To: null and void
Has to have something to do with Obama or Keyes.
48 posted on 09/20/2004 1:11:48 PM PDT by snapperjk (If you are a terror to many, then beware of many.)
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To: snapperjk

If the security guard had been armed, he could have defended himself?!


49 posted on 09/20/2004 1:14:11 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace (Michael <a href = "http://www.michaelmoore.com/" title="Miserable Failure">"Miserable Failure"</a>)
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To: SaveTheChief
Prayers for those in my home stete. I hope no one was seriously hurt.

Ditto.

50 posted on 09/20/2004 1:15:24 PM PDT by ncdrumr
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