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Message board post preceded NRV mall shooting(shoots two, calls the shot first)
Roanoke Times ^

Posted on 04/12/2013 5:38:30 PM PDT by AppyPappy

Crews were called to the mall minutes after a user identifying himself as MacInnis posted a message on the Internet board 4chan.org implying that he was about to fire a shotgun inside the mall. The user posted a picture of the New River Valley Mall entrance near New River Community College on the board at 1:52 p.m, saying “It’s time,” along with a link to the local police scanner feed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: shooting; virginia
Pattern. He's trying to make a name for himself, calling the shoot before he makes it. My bet: Autism spectrum and he formatted his computer before the crime to hide any complicity. No word on the condition of the victims but local gossip said one is very bad.
1 posted on 04/12/2013 5:38:30 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy

The mall is closed until tomorrow. The community college has a campus in the mall (former movie theater). This happened a few miles from Virginia Tech.


2 posted on 04/12/2013 5:39:31 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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This is what happens in a consequence free environment. Examples need to be made. fear of consequences needs to be instilled.


3 posted on 04/12/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: AppyPappy

Sounds like a quite normal twenty-something with the gene array for schizophrenia. He’ll get worse ~ but they’ll trank him.


4 posted on 04/12/2013 5:42:05 PM PDT by muawiyah
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18 years old. Just finished the Police Citizens Academy.


5 posted on 04/12/2013 5:43:36 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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He’s charged with two counts of malicious wounding, what the hell does it take there to be charged with attempted murder?


6 posted on 04/12/2013 5:46:21 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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My wife told me that he shot out some windows. This may not have been a targeted attack. He may have just gone in and started shooting.


7 posted on 04/12/2013 5:50:13 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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The area he entered is the food court of the Mall. Big wide open space.


8 posted on 04/12/2013 5:50:48 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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Well, the “media” is out there saying that if you start shooting people up, they’ll make you a big star and household name. More and more idiots are demanding their “15 minutes” and they “want them NOW!”


9 posted on 04/12/2013 5:53:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: muawiyah

At the lower end of the noral curve, but still in range.


10 posted on 04/12/2013 5:54:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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I think there is a reason why these guys wipe their hard drives. There is a group somewhere dedicated to this type of thing.


11 posted on 04/12/2013 5:56:15 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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Highschool ~ that's where they learn to do it ~ doesn't even need a nefarious shadow group ~ so they do it too.

TV shows advocate that when you get prepared to do anything wrong you need to wipe your hard-drive. Saw that in two different shows today.

12 posted on 04/12/2013 5:59:08 PM PDT by muawiyah
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Nah, these things are done for glory. You want your hard drive there for people to see your awesomeness.

They are hiding something.
I checked his facebook page. We have tons of mutual friends. Ugh.


13 posted on 04/12/2013 6:05:37 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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Shotgun....the nutcase was using Biden’s weapon of choice.


14 posted on 04/12/2013 6:12:23 PM PDT by True Grit
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...implying that he was about to fire a shotgun inside the mall.

Courtesy of Crazy Joe Biden!

15 posted on 04/12/2013 6:14:41 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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Me, too. I can’t figure out how that could be though...weird.


16 posted on 04/12/2013 6:26:32 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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When you plan ahead, premeditate, and go to an establishment with a lot of people with the intent of shooting someone and shoot people, in my book that is attempted murder. To me malicious wounding would be firing into an area without the intent to kill but in a reckless manner. yes I know not legal definitions, but still it appears his plan was to get famous by killing.


17 posted on 04/12/2013 6:28:50 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Thankfully that isn’t correct....we have no mutual FB friends. If you put his name into FB search it gives you a list of friends you may know. That list has nothing to do with the person you are searching. Carry on, FRiends.


18 posted on 04/12/2013 6:34:51 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: AppyPappy

Then, don’t trust your instincts ~ he’s a headcase, pure and simple. They always are.


19 posted on 04/12/2013 7:33:55 PM PDT by muawiyah
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He did plan ahead. The New River Valley Mall code of conduct:

“8. The carrying of any weapon, other than by an authorized law enforcement or security officer, is not permitted.”

He didn’t fear meeting up with a concealed carry permit holder, as is the case in most mass shootings.

There are several malls here in Virginia that I refuse to go to.


20 posted on 04/12/2013 9:51:40 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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Re: “He linked the local police scanner feed to his online message board.”

Well, that's creative.

Expect new tragic variations on this psychopathic P.R. gimmick every week or so.

21 posted on 04/12/2013 9:58:15 PM PDT by zeestephen
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Re: “I think there is a reason why these guys wipe their hard drives.”

Yeah, it’s called teenage fear of having the intimate details of your sad, pointless, lonely life exposed on national television.


22 posted on 04/12/2013 10:07:35 PM PDT by zeestephen
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Website where he posted is known for this type of thing
http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/1852504-12/4chan-is-known-for-various-platforms.html


23 posted on 04/13/2013 4:24:19 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: VanShuyten

Very good point ~ but at 17 is he actually active in Democrat politics ~ like was he out there pushing Kaine materials under doors or something? (NOTE: no registration by party in Virginia).


24 posted on 04/13/2013 4:28:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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Interesting that he came out in the open early ~ but Jarred did that, and there've been others ~ Holmes comes to mind. They didn't give a place and time but they all suggest that WE are their problem.

Brent Kimberlin, a bomb tosser, became a big buddy of Algore's with his promise to tie George Bush to mariuana use ~ some Democrats tried to turn Brent into a major spokesman for maor Democrat party positions!

They do that. They are crazy. Being a Democrat is a mental illness

25 posted on 04/13/2013 4:32:31 AM PDT by muawiyah
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