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Two clowns shot dead at circus
Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 22, 2007 | staff writer

Posted on 02/23/2007 4:51:03 AM PST by yankeedame

Two clowns shot dead at circus

Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:19AM EST Two clowns were shot and killed by an unidentified gunman during their performance at a traveling circus in the eastern Colombian town of Cucuta, police said Wednesday.

The gunman burst into the Circo del Sol de Cali Monday night and shot the clowns in front of an audience of 20 to 50 people, local police chief Jose Humberto Henao told Reuters. One of the clowns was killed instantly and the second died the next day in hospital.

"The killings had nothing to do with the show the victims were performing at the time of the incident," Henao said in a telephone interview. "We are investigating the motive."

With an entrance fee of under 50 U.S. cents, Circo del Sol de Cali attracts mostly poor Colombians. It pitched it tents in Cucuta, near the border with Venezuela, earlier this month.

"The clowns came out to give their show and then this guy came out shooting them," one audience member told local television. "It was terrible."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: noclowningaround; third; viaconbozo

1 posted on 02/23/2007 4:51:05 AM PST by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame
Clown Fear Syndrome, thanks Steven King.
2 posted on 02/23/2007 4:53:58 AM PST by bmwcyle (It is time to stop the left at the wall.)
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To: yankeedame

My first reaction: it was a Muslim who thought the clowns were portraying Mohammad.


3 posted on 02/23/2007 4:54:38 AM PST by rbg81 (1)
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To: yankeedame

"Okay, which one of you clowns has been causing trouble?"


4 posted on 02/23/2007 4:58:28 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: yankeedame

5 posted on 02/23/2007 4:58:54 AM PST by condi2008
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To: yankeedame

I hope Mary Richards wasn't in the audience.


6 posted on 02/23/2007 5:02:33 AM PST by Samwise (Go Colts, the Super Bowl Champs!)
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To: yankeedame

It's a start.


7 posted on 02/23/2007 5:05:02 AM PST by wtc911 (You can't get there from here)
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To: Eaker; TheMom; thackney; pax_et_bonum

Shoot All The Clowns ping.


8 posted on 02/23/2007 5:07:07 AM PST by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: yankeedame

Everyone hates clowns.


9 posted on 02/23/2007 5:07:50 AM PST by DungeonMaster (Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”)
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To: yankeedame

I hope they catch the Bozo that committed this awful deed.


10 posted on 02/23/2007 5:08:28 AM PST by 4yearlurker ("Nothing is true,and everything is permitted"--7 th Satanic vow. Sounds like Liberalism!)
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To: yankeedame

Oh, I thought that there was an assassination in congress???

Pray for W and Our Troops


11 posted on 02/23/2007 5:09:52 AM PST by bray (Redeploy to Tehran)
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To: yankeedame

Really?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1788816/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1789175/posts


12 posted on 02/23/2007 5:10:04 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: yankeedame

Maybe they caught a glimpse of the Anna Nicole Smith clown video and were freaked out.


13 posted on 02/23/2007 5:10:34 AM PST by Dante3
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To: yankeedame

A good start. Oh wait, that's lawyers.


14 posted on 02/23/2007 5:12:14 AM PST by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: 4yearlurker
I guess that stopped them from clowning around
15 posted on 02/23/2007 5:16:39 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not a ping


16 posted on 02/23/2007 5:18:48 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (Is human activity causing the warming trend on Mars?)
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To: yankeedame
"We are investigating the motive."

Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck

17 posted on 02/23/2007 5:21:18 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: yankeedame

I once took my 5 year-old daughter to the circus. About halfway through she became sullen and withdrawn, and wouldn't say what the problem was. Later, she told her mother that she had a horrible time because they were "killing the clowns", apparently referring to the act where several of the clowns were shot out of a cannon.


18 posted on 02/23/2007 5:22:27 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: yankeedame

Tough crowd.


19 posted on 02/23/2007 5:25:17 AM PST by Jagman (I drank François Rabelais under the table!)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

It's been said the clowns gave a killer performance. So sad.


20 posted on 02/23/2007 5:26:30 AM PST by 4yearlurker ("Nothing is true,and everything is permitted"--7 th Satanic vow. Sounds like Liberalism!)
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To: bmwcyle

Don't forget Kramer and the clown episode.


21 posted on 02/23/2007 5:27:58 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: yankeedame
"The clowns came out to give their show and then this guy came out shooting them," one audience member told local television. "It was terrible."

What was terrible, the shooting or the show?

22 posted on 02/23/2007 5:27:59 AM PST by kevkrom (WARNING: The above post may contain sarcasm... if unsure, please remember to use all precautions)
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To: bmwcyle

Yeah, I was just going to say it was probably a guy who was afraid of clowns.
Still sad, though.


23 posted on 02/23/2007 5:33:58 AM PST by Chewie84
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To: DungeonMaster
Everyone hates clowns.

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I don't know....my ex married one and my daughters all date them.

24 posted on 02/23/2007 5:35:09 AM PST by wtc911 (You can't get there from here)
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To: yankeedame

Our Congress????????????

Oh never mind.


25 posted on 02/23/2007 5:40:57 AM PST by newcthem (Madison doesn't have residents..........only inmates.)
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To: yankeedame

"You suck you stupid clown!"-Happy Gilmore


26 posted on 02/23/2007 5:47:24 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: bmwcyle

27 posted on 02/23/2007 6:00:36 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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To: yankeedame
The gunman burst into the Circo del Sol de Cali Monday night and shot the clowns...

Shooter: "Oops, wrong gun, my bad."

28 posted on 02/23/2007 6:06:50 AM PST by Condor51 (Rudy makes John Kerry look like a 'Right Wing Extremist'.)
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To: yankeedame

Just wondering if a mime gets shot will anyone hear the noise?


29 posted on 02/23/2007 6:33:02 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Cuttnhorse

Just when I thought it was an announcment of a return visit to the UN by Chavas and Ami-jihad


30 posted on 02/23/2007 6:35:08 AM PST by 19KMikegolf
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To: ClearCase_guy; All
"Okay, which one of you clowns has been causing trouble?"

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31 posted on 02/23/2007 6:36:36 AM PST by musicman
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To: bmwcyle

32 posted on 02/23/2007 6:40:33 AM PST by Bratch
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To: yankeedame

"Nobody laughs at the Joker!"

33 posted on 02/23/2007 7:01:22 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("How'd you get that scar, mister?" "Nicked myself shaving.")
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To: yankeedame

That's not funny


34 posted on 02/23/2007 7:12:51 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. - George Orwell)
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To: yankeedame
"The killings had nothing to do with the show the victims were performing at the time of the incident," Henao said in a telephone interview. "We are investigating the motive."

?

35 posted on 02/23/2007 7:14:22 AM PST by bannie
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To: yankeedame

Gosh, were they THAT bad?


36 posted on 02/23/2007 7:28:50 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: bmwcyle

37 posted on 02/23/2007 2:40:02 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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