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Several Shot At Bridgeville Gym, Officials Say
The Pittsburgh Channel ^ | UPDATED: 9:14 pm EDT August 4, 2009 | WTAE Channel 4

Posted on 08/04/2009 6:31:05 PM PDT by Vigilanteman

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. -- Several people were reported shot at the LA Fitness gym in Bridgeville, emergency officials confirmed for WTAE Channel 4 Action News.

The reports came in shortly after 8:15 p.m. that authorities were called to the gym at the Great Southern Shopping Center at 1155 Washington Pike. Emergency officials said as many as 15 people may have been involved, but their conditions were not immediately known.

Witnesses told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that the victims shot in the gym were in a class in the aerobics center at the time of the shooting.

Former WTAE Channel 4 Action News photographer Gary O'Data said at 9:10 p.m. that the entire shopping center was shut down. He reported seeing as many as 15 ambulances and at least 20 police cars.

Clerks at neighboring stores told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that they locked their doors as a precaution.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; bridgeville; crime; domesticviolence; georgesodini; gymn; mass; massshooting; murder; pittsburgh; shooting; shootingspree; sodini; spree
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There are at least 4 confirmed fatalities according to initial reports. Prayers for all!
1 posted on 08/04/2009 6:31:06 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman

this is just the beginning. desperate people do desperate things... and obamanation has CREATED desperation....


2 posted on 08/04/2009 6:32:16 PM PDT by bareford101 (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: Vigilanteman

When I was a kid I used to hear the old farts say “that never hapenned in my day.”

Well, I’ll tell you what...THAT NEVER HAPPENED IN MT DAY!


3 posted on 08/04/2009 6:33:05 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Vigilanteman

When I was a kid I used to hear the old farts say “that never hapenned in my day.”

Well, I’ll tell you what...THAT NEVER HAPPENED IN MY DAY!


4 posted on 08/04/2009 6:33:27 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Vigilanteman

Prayers for the innocent and the injured.


5 posted on 08/04/2009 6:33:43 PM PDT by SeminoleSoldier
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To: All

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/20283352/detail.html

Several Shot At Bridgeville Gym, Officials Say

“Shooting Reported At Gym In Great Southern Shopping Center”

POSTED: 8:21 pm EDT August 4, 2009
UPDATED: 9:26 pm EDT August 4, 2009

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. —
SNIPPET: “Witnesses told WTAE Channel 4 Action News that a man unrecognized by the gym’s staff turned off lights and shot people in a class in the aerobics center at the time of the shooting.”


6 posted on 08/04/2009 6:33:52 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Vigilanteman

Woah. Any hint of perp or motive yet?


7 posted on 08/04/2009 6:34:37 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Can you impart a bit of background on Bridgeville for us flyover types?


8 posted on 08/04/2009 6:36:09 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I have relatives in Bridgeville. None of them would be hanging out in a gym though!

Prayers for all involved.


9 posted on 08/04/2009 6:38:34 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: Cindy

Who shoots up an aerobics class?


10 posted on 08/04/2009 6:38:39 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius

jealousy maybe? Love triangle maybe? Who knows these days. God rest the souls of those deceased and help everyone else get through it. HOpe they caught the perp and hope he gets his just desserts unless he already has.


11 posted on 08/04/2009 6:40:33 PM PDT by cubreporter
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12 posted on 08/04/2009 6:40:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Ramius
Woah. Any hint of perp or motive yet?

Either a total fruitloop, or his estranged wife was in the class ... or both.

13 posted on 08/04/2009 6:42:19 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Ramius

“Who shoots up an aerobics class?”

#

100% Speculation-Opinion:

Someone who doesn’t approve of gymns, someone with a personal grudge, someone going for one target but making it seem random by shooting up a room full of targets, a shooting spree psycho...etc.


14 posted on 08/04/2009 6:42:18 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Vigilanteman

well, doggone.. I hope there are no serious injuries..


15 posted on 08/04/2009 6:43:32 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!you)
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To: bareford101

We never had shootings when W was president. /s


16 posted on 08/04/2009 6:43:42 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Roid rage?


17 posted on 08/04/2009 6:44:28 PM PDT by kenth
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To: Vigilanteman

My guess is a jealous ‘fill in the blanks’.

One station has 9 dead, one has 4.
I’ve been to that strip mall. Before LA Fitness got there though.


18 posted on 08/04/2009 6:44:30 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it*s the new black.)
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To: Vigilanteman

KDKA reporting four dead in the shooting at the gym.


19 posted on 08/04/2009 6:44:57 PM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan, I hope.)
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To: Ramius

Aerobics classes are really annoying, but I wouldn’t say they deserve capital punishment.


20 posted on 08/04/2009 6:46:31 PM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: Vigilanteman
QUESTION #1 in ALL MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS:

What psychotropic drugs, if any, was the shooter on?

21 posted on 08/04/2009 6:47:11 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: Nextrush; All

http://kdka.com/local/LA.fitness.shooting.2.1114954.html

Aug 4, 2009 9:49 pm US/Eastern
“Allegheny County Police: Four Dead After Shooting”
COLLIER TOWNSHIP (KDKA)
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KDKA

SNIPPET: “The shooter is also reportedly dead, according to County Police.”

SNIPPET: “A witness at the center says the shooter reportedly entered the gym through a rear door.

He then reportedly entered the cardio room, turned out the lights and began to fire.”


22 posted on 08/04/2009 6:51:22 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Nextrush

All the victims are women:

At least two people were killed and several others wounded tonight when a gunman walked into a fitness center in the Great Southern Shopping Center in Collier and opened fire.

An Allegheny County policeman said he believes one of the dead was the gunman. Witnesses said they saw two to four wounded women lying outside the back door and two others lying in a parking lot at the side of the LA Fitness center along Washington Pike.

Witnesses said a gunman wearing a black hat walked into an aerobics room filled with women shortly after 8 p.m., turned out the lights and opened fire.

Witnesses reported hearing dozens of gunshots before the shooting stopped.

Police and paramedics from a number of South Hills communities rushed to the scene.

Stay with TRIBLive for updates to come.


23 posted on 08/04/2009 6:52:25 PM PDT by Palladin (Me to Gubmint Healthcare Counselor: "Get your ass out of here or YOU will be in intensive care!")
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To: glock rocks

Bridgeville is considered a fairly nice middle to upper middle class suburb of Pittsburgh. Not exactly the Beverly Hills equivalent to the Los Angeles area, but maybe like Arcadia or Pasadena.


24 posted on 08/04/2009 6:55:09 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Vigilanteman

KDKA reports that Allegheny County Police confirmed the four dead at an L.A. Fitness Center on Tuesday.


25 posted on 08/04/2009 6:56:06 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Vigilanteman

There’s way too much of this awful nonsense going on, and it needs to stop. Maybe we should spend more time and effort on mental health.


26 posted on 08/04/2009 6:56:16 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: popdonnelly
5 dead, 15 injured, per CNN
27 posted on 08/04/2009 7:00:36 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Vigilanteman
Now on Drudge:

GUNMAN OPENS FIRE IN PITTSBURGH GYM...

Walked into aerobics room, turned out lights and opened fire...

CNN: Five dead, 15 wounded...

28 posted on 08/04/2009 7:00:52 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: Vigilanteman

Thanks.

It’s far too early to read much into this, so I’ll offer my prayers.


29 posted on 08/04/2009 7:01:28 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: Vigilanteman

WPXI is outside UPMC Mercy, a number of family members have gathered there. Four victims plus the perp confirmed dead; five total.

Five critical at UPMC Mercy Trauma; four others at Allegheny General Trauma and ‘several’ at St. Clair Hospital ER (one DOA).

Collier Twp. PD will have a news conference soon.

Horrible, horrible evening.


30 posted on 08/04/2009 7:08:48 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!" Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: Palladin

Sounds like a sicko from that description.

He turns out the light and starts shooting women.

This guy must have a pile of porn at his home.


31 posted on 08/04/2009 7:11:07 PM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan, I hope.)
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To: PureSolace

Local News on scene. 4 Dead and 11 injured. Sixteen shots were fired. Unknown man came in screaming and turned out the lights to the aerobics room and began shooting. He reloaded and continued. Women were trapped and unable to escape. Local news claims gunmen turned weapon on self and was listed as one of the dead. Four were sent to local hospital (most like to stabilize them before transporting to primary trauma center) and two were sent to Allegheny Hospital level one trauma center. No reports on the others.


32 posted on 08/04/2009 7:11:54 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Witness on KDKA says one wounded woman said it was her ex-boyfriend.


34 posted on 08/04/2009 7:22:26 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it*s the new black.)
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To: PA Engineer

Still watching WPXI, per Rennee Kominski, it was a ‘Latin Impact’ class. Usually about 30 attendees; Tamyka Artist just updated now 6 fatalities. No confirmation on whether or not there is a child care room at the LA Fitness location.


35 posted on 08/04/2009 7:27:08 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!" Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: Ramius

Domestic dispute?


36 posted on 08/04/2009 7:27:42 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Morgana

- sigh -

ten years difference...the sixties snapped us...we are not the same...


37 posted on 08/04/2009 7:29:24 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ReneeLynn

Damn! Why didn’t he just shoot himself, the miserable bastard.


38 posted on 08/04/2009 7:29:34 PM PDT by Palladin (Me to Gubmint Healthcare Counselor: "Get your ass out of here or YOU will be in intensive care!")
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To: Palladin

Or leave the lights on because he apparently only shot her in the leg. She got out of the place and went to where there was a basketball game going on.

Dumb*ss didn’t even get his so-called revenge.


39 posted on 08/04/2009 7:32:31 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it*s the new black.)
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To: PA Engineer

G-d help us. Channel 11 now saying 7 dead.


40 posted on 08/04/2009 7:33:45 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!" Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: ReneeLynn

All eyewitness reports on the news:

1. Gunman went straight to Aerobics Room, looking for particular female person, came in screaming at 8:15pm.

2. Girlfriend at aerobics room had “dumped” gunman boyfriend earlier.

3. Fifteen (15) shot, minimum 5 dead including gunman.

4. Fitness club just down the hill from “The Club at Nevillewood”, a luxury home development of multi-million dollar homes and golf course.

5. Five women, all in Aerobics Room in critical condition.

6. I-Pod wearing people working out could not hear/did not realize what was happening.

7. One woman was carried out, bleeding from the thigh, passed out/bled out after 50 yards being carried out by two other male patrons, saying “he’s going to kill me. I’m going to die.”

8. One of the women shot included the Aerobics Instructor.

9. Gym included Aerobics, Basketball Courts, Pool, Weights.

10. 30 people in aerobics class at the time of the shooting.


41 posted on 08/04/2009 7:34:50 PM PDT by Reagan80 ("Government is not the solution to our problem, Government IS the problem." -RR; 1980 Inaugural)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
They just updated. 6 dead including the gunmen and now ten injured. Wife confirmed most severe were sent to St. Claire to be stabilized and this is where one of them died. Was an ex-boyfriend who entered through the back door with a duffle bag. One of the victims who they thought was the girlfriend stated that he is going to kill me while being carried out. She became unconscious after that.

Gunmen had two guns and also shot the instructor. Witness states there were about 30 people in dance room.
42 posted on 08/04/2009 7:34:58 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Reagan80

LA Fitness club at The Great Southern Shopping Center, Route 50, Collier Township, near Bridgeville.


43 posted on 08/04/2009 7:38:10 PM PDT by Reagan80 ("Government is not the solution to our problem, Government IS the problem." -RR; 1980 Inaugural)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Those poor women....probably some children have been made motherless by a selfish ragefilled reject.


44 posted on 08/04/2009 7:41:03 PM PDT by Palladin (Me to Gubmint Healthcare Counselor: "Get your ass out of here or YOU will be in intensive care!")
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To: Reagan80

And a report that the instructor who was shot was pregnant.


45 posted on 08/04/2009 7:41:53 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it*s the new black.)
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To: PA Engineer

When the man walked in with a black duffle bag; people thought he was a raquetball player. He then turned the lights off and started shooting; the instructor ‘Mary’ was shot...this per a very shaken young woman on wpxi right now. This young woman needs to get some help tonite; she looks/sounds like she is in shock.


46 posted on 08/04/2009 7:42:12 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!" Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: Palladin

I agree. Those poor women. I normally believe that the only way to stop a spree killer is with conceal carry. In this case there is no way to do anything. I wonder what the history was of this monster. I cannot believe this was an isolated violent act on the part of him.


47 posted on 08/04/2009 7:44:44 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Leftist spin: "If all guns were confiscated from law-abiding citizens, tragedies like this wouldn't happen!"

Count on it.

48 posted on 08/04/2009 7:45:22 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Reagan80

1. Gunman was silent while firing. Reloaded, began shooting again.

2. Girls were trapped.

3. Class started at 8:00pm; “Latin Impact Class”.

4. Class was packed, as it was “Mary’s” (Aerobic Instructor) last class.


49 posted on 08/04/2009 7:45:22 PM PDT by Reagan80 ("Government is not the solution to our problem, Government IS the problem." -RR; 1980 Inaugural)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

This girl on right now is in shock; she apparently saw Mary, the instructor shot; and another girl shot as well.

I hope this young girl gets some help. Five girls down in the Latin dance class.


50 posted on 08/04/2009 7:45:42 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win!" Mahatma Ghandi)
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