Skip to comments.Student, 23, shot dead at point blank rage in 'totally random attack' outside McDonalds (UK)
Posted on 12/26/2011 7:43:58 AM PST by expat1000
A student was shot was shot dead today at point blank range in a random attack outside a McDonalds, police said.
Armed response units were scrambled to the scene in Salford, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of the morning after the 23-year-old was attacked.
The Indian victim, who was studying at Lancaster University, was taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead. Murder probe: Police cordon off the scene following the random shooting in the early hours of the morning
Murder probe: Police cordon off the scene following the random shooting in the early hours of the morning
He was part of a group of nine male and female students, all Indian, who were staying in a nearby hotel for a break in Manchester over the Christmas holidays.
He was out with two friends and heading towards the city centre when the gunman approached and engaged the victim in a 'very short' conversation at around 1.30am this morning.
A moment later the killer pulled out the handgun and shot the student in the side of the head, police said. He collapsed to the ground as his killer ran off.
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Comments section is the usual handwringing but limp wrists. They actually described the shooter as “white”, I guess the forgot to add the adjective “trash.”
The local constabulary has demanded that the gunman immediately surrender himself to authorities.
It wasn't a Big Mac eaten into the shape of a hand gun that was used in this deadly crime was it?
Can’t be true, there are no guns in the UK.
post a picture of the suspect. We’ll find out how “random” it was.
I was gonna say -- how is that even possible? Aren't guns illegal in the UK?
Interesting, that they described the ethnicity and race of the victim and perp. Not sure if this is general policy of this paper or because the perp fit the “liberal” narrative about white racism.
With “reporting” from the Corrupt Liberal Media in the USA, the race/ethnicity of both perp/victim are rarely given, and many times when the perp is black and even when he is still at large, his race, a major identifying factor is censored from the reader in the name of “political correctness”.
Shot at point- blank range does not suggest a random attack. Seems like there was a history here between shooter and victim.
How do the police know it was random? Because the victim’s 1:00 a.m. friends said so, instead of, “He owed the guy a lot of money for drugs, and they’d decided to make an example of him.”?
I was interested in the comments about how the criminals are the only ones with guns. The one British poster that commented that it was like the United States was interesting also, for the reason that I can’t remember when the rather large Indian community in my metro area ever got one of their number killed. Perhaps the knowledge that people can shoot you in the United States makes a difference, the cards are always on the table over here. It is hard to predict random violence anywhere in the world but if you know the worst might happen you might respond differently. I often can’t explain my thoughts properly so I am not sure if those last two sentences make any sense. There might be more to the story that the police have not revealed.
Described as Indian????
I guess “Indian” has replaced “Asian” as code for “Pakistani”?
Shut them down now before more people are killed or hurt
An armed society is a polite society...
Lies!~ we all know that guns are forbidden in England!!
Wait this cant happen there are no guns allowed in the UK. THis story must be false...
Random unprovoked attacks are common in the UK. A man that lived on my street died last Thursday, 2 weeks after being beat down in the street by some thugs, at random for no reason. Also in the last year 2 of my work mates have been cut up by thugs with knives, again.. At random, for no reason
The victim didn't even live there. They were visiting for the holidays...................
or in other words, a “yob”
I'll guess it more likely that "Indian"="Hindu from India" and Muslim from either India or Pakistan = "Asian". I'm going to guess it likely that it was Muslim-on-Hindu violence.
Impossible, there are No Guns in the UK, so this couldn’t possibly have happened. (sarcasm)
The Alexs of the world,being a thug for just the sake of being a thug.
You: “A man that lived on my street died last Thursday, 2 weeks after being beat down in the street by some thugs, at random for no reason.”
Me: So sorry about your neighbor. It sounds like something, I was reading the other day. Supposedly, there is a new “game” the gangs are playing called “knockout”. It involves choosing a gang “game” leader from the members and then choosing a random victim, who will be charged at by the leader and his followers and then hit on the head until the victim is knocked out. And if the victim doesn’t become immediately unconscious, they savagely beat, punch and kick the victim until the victim loses consciousness. The only intention seems to be to see how quickly they can knock someone out. Such a sickness...or should call it what it really and truthfully is? Evil. And thus we are back to liberalism which does not acknowledge that evil exists thus cruelty is a symptom of social illness not an actual state of immorality. Bah Humbug to that way of thinking...
How’s that gun ban working out for ya?
Have you considered coming home?
It is because the perp was identified as ‘white’ that this is a crime. Had this been an ‘asian’, ‘swarthy youth’, or ‘immigrant’, it would be a misdemeanor.
Me, yes. The wife and kids no
It happened in the UK.
Harry Brown is the man you're looking for:
When Britons talk of "Asians", they mean people from the Indian subcontinent. There are about equal numbers of ex-Pakistanis and ex-Indians in the UK, so they use Asian to mean either of them.
That would be my guess, else they're letting a yob know he didn't get a Paki.
Yes, congratulations - you are now the fifth person in less than twenty posts to come out with this meme. Repetition stops it from being funny, clever or even sarcastic. It makes you all seem like Pavlov’s dogs, same stimulus, same response. I mean, come on guys - a living breathing Human being actually DIED here. If you don’t have something original to post it’s really hardly worthwhile doing.
Yes, “Asian” means Desi...
I agree - there is an increasing amount of what seems to be random violence in the UK. I think its a very bad sign. There are a large number of people in a kind of underclass who just have no respect, no hope, no work ethic, no future and no loyalty to the culture whatsoever. Its bad enough when criminals beat people up to get their money, or because they are the wrong race, but you can kind of understand that (if not approve of it) But there are people now whose main motivation to violence is simple boredom. That really is the sign of a sick society.
Yeah, you could move to Detroit or Washington, or Dearborn, or downtown Los Angeles. Far safer places, especially since you could pack some heat.
I lived in New Orleans, 3rd ward, in 1993, 94. N O was the murder capital of the world then. Sunderland England makes New Orleans look like Mr Rodgers neighbourhood, and the thugs aren’t packing here.
Why are you there, again?
My wife is English, and so are my kids. That’s why I live here. I can’t convince them to move to the USA, so I’m outvoted 3 to 1
I have to admit, i’ve only been to Sunderland twice, once for the football (at the Stadium of Sh*te!) and once to visit a mate at uni.
My overall impression are that’s it’s pretty bloody grim. Newcastle seems much nicer
Time to ditch the democracy and reincorporate as a benevolent dictatorship, I’d say...