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MELBOURNE, Australia - Attacker opens fire at university, killing two people and wounding two others
APNewsAlert | October 20, 2002

Posted on 10/20/2002 7:21:26 PM PDT by HAL9000

APNewsAlert

Oct 20, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- MELBOURNE, Australia - Attacker opens fire at university, killing two people and wounding two others, officials say.

Copyright 2002 Associated Press, All rights reserved



TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; melbourne
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1 posted on 10/20/2002 7:21:27 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
Sad, Time to put another Terrorist on the Barbie........
2 posted on 10/20/2002 7:23:11 PM PDT by cmsgop
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To: HAL9000
Australian Broadcasting Corp. -

Two dead in Melbourne shooting

Two people have been shot dead and another two have been wounded, after an incident at Monash University.

Police have a person in custody.

The injured are to be flown to the Alfred hospital.


3 posted on 10/20/2002 7:24:03 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: cmsgop
Oh Lord in Heaven... lots of prayers for our Aussie mates. Does anyone think the attacks happening in Australia, Indonesia, and the Philipines are being done with hopes that these countries will abandon the US in the war on terror?
4 posted on 10/20/2002 7:25:02 PM PDT by rintense
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To: HAL9000
Hopefully, it was a Moslem shooting up a class on diversity.
5 posted on 10/20/2002 7:25:12 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry
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To: HAL9000
Bump! and thanks Hal
6 posted on 10/20/2002 7:25:31 PM PDT by cmsgop
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To: rintense
God bless our Australian allies. May they be safe as we fight our common enemy together.
7 posted on 10/20/2002 7:25:47 PM PDT by tomahawk
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To: HAL9000
No way. Guns are completely banned there.
8 posted on 10/20/2002 7:26:01 PM PDT by Chaos
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To: HAL9000
Apparently, not everyone turned in their guns. God bless the Aussies - it's been a rough month.
9 posted on 10/20/2002 7:26:29 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: cmsgop; HAL9000
Time to put another Terrorist on the Barbie

No, it's probably some white angry American militant. /sarcasm

Seriously, though, very sad.....prayers going up for the families and that no one else is hurt or killed.

10 posted on 10/20/2002 7:26:33 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: cmsgop
Maybe they will take the war on terror a bit more seriously now. Prayers for the dead and injured. Let this be a lesson...Al Qaeda is really taking it to the Aussies in the last few weeks. But all of these countries almost need a lesson of their own to see...it is not just an American problem.
11 posted on 10/20/2002 7:28:22 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: Chaos
Yep... and as we know, if you make laws banning guns, then there can't be any more crimes commited using guns... not sure how this happened... perhaps we could ask people in the UK...
12 posted on 10/20/2002 7:29:24 PM PDT by TexasGunLover
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To: HAL9000
Two shot dead at Monash uni campus October 21 2002

Two people were shot dead and two others seriously injured at Monash University's Clayton campus in outer eastern-Melbourne, an ambulance spokeswoman said today.

Emergency services were called to the Menzies Building at the campus just before 11.30am.

An ambulance spokeswoman said one person was shot in the chest and one in the leg.

Police have reportedly detained a person.

A woman who works at the nearby by union building said she had seen two injured people.

``I've seen two people with blood on them come through to our medical centre,'' she told Melbourne radio 3AW.

She said a former policeman rushed into the shop to call police just before 11.30am.

``It's shocking that it could happen this close,'' she said.

A police media spokeswoman later said she had unconfirmed reports of two dead and two injured in the Monash University shooting.

``Shots were fired at about twenty past 11,'' she told AAP.

``We have unconfirmed reports of two dead and two injured and one person in police custody''. Further information was not immediately available.
13 posted on 10/20/2002 7:29:47 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: July 4th
Monash University: Clayton Campus
14 posted on 10/20/2002 7:32:17 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: July 4th
Very sad news indeed.
15 posted on 10/20/2002 7:33:09 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: HAL9000
"Two people have been shot dead and another two have been wounded, after an incident at Monash University"

Right out of the Al-Qaeda play book.

16 posted on 10/20/2002 7:35:15 PM PDT by Kerberos
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To: Chaos
No way. Guns are completely banned there.

Good point! But the Aussies still have their single shot rifles.... expect those to be banned next. As you probably know, a lot of these shootings come at the most opportune time for the gun grabbers. Anyone who thinks that the anti-freedom zealots won't do ANYTHING to disarm us is smoking something. Don't anyone think for a minute that total disarmament is the goal.

17 posted on 10/20/2002 7:38:26 PM PDT by need_a_screen_name
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To: July 4th
``It's shocking that it could happen this close,'' she said.

That's how it was in Bosnia. And Kosovo. And Paris of the East, Beirut. And everywhere else. Got to wonder if Homeland Defense can do anything about this.

18 posted on 10/20/2002 7:45:47 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: HAL9000
Better ban those guns!......oh, yea, forgot, already did that.
19 posted on 10/20/2002 7:47:32 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: July 4th
Monash is a global university with eight campuses including one in Malaysia and one in South Africa. It is an energetic and dynamic university committed to leading the way in higher education and research.
20 posted on 10/20/2002 7:48:24 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: HAL9000
Sorry, but where is this article? I don't see any article.
21 posted on 10/20/2002 7:48:35 PM PDT by Z-28
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To: RightWhale
Yes and no. If the Muslims in America start killing people, a lot of people will die before order is restored. But sooner or later it would lead to more realistic measures controlling the thousands of Muslims who are here illegally or on temporary visas.
22 posted on 10/20/2002 7:50:20 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Z-28
Here is a link. Waiting for a news conf.

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,5328764%255E2,00.html
23 posted on 10/20/2002 7:51:20 PM PDT by luv2ndamend
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To: luv2ndamend
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2002/10/item20021021120337_1.htm

Two dead in Melbourne shooting

Two people have been shot dead and another two have been wounded, after an incident at Melbourne's Monash University.

Police have a person in custody.

The injured are to be flown to the Alfred hospital.
24 posted on 10/20/2002 7:58:10 PM PDT by Lessismore
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To: Cicero
Restoring order in that circumstance would take extraordinary measures. Could get bad and not be resolved for a long time.
25 posted on 10/20/2002 8:03:15 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: Cicero; All
Cicero, naturally we suspect al-Queda, but we've jumped the *gun* before. The suicidal Swiss guy who crashed his plane into an Italian building this year. The angry ex-student who killed 17 people in a German school last April. We all thought originally that those incidents had to be Muslim terrorists. Let's see...
26 posted on 10/20/2002 8:11:53 PM PDT by xJones
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To: xJones
"The suicidal Swiss guy who crashed his plane into an Italian building this year."

On a side note.

I read just this week that this Swiss guy was wearing only his underwear when he crashed into the building.

27 posted on 10/20/2002 8:17:43 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Better than an al Qaeda member with shaved pubes.
29 posted on 10/20/2002 8:19:59 PM PDT by AM2000
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To: The_Quiet_American
So let me get this straight.. you guys have two Melbourne University's? In the same town? Wow.. see, we'd never do something like that here in the States!
30 posted on 10/20/2002 8:21:39 PM PDT by AM2000
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To: blam
Gotcha?
31 posted on 10/20/2002 8:25:18 PM PDT by yianni
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To: Lessismore

Two dead in Melbourne shooting

Two people have been shot dead and eight others injured at the Clayton campus of Monash University in Melbourne.

A man has been arrested and taken to the Glen Waverley police station.

The shooting happened on the sixth floor of the Robert Menzies building, which is home to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Hundreds of students were in the building at the time.

They say the first thing they heard was a woman screaming.

"We heard her screaming, then five minutes later we heard the police helicopter come over," one bystander said.

Police say the Homicide Squad is now investigating.

"We're at the very early stages of what will be a quite a protracted and large investigation," a police spokesman said.

Two of the injured have been rushed into the Alfred Hospital's trauma unit.

Their condition is not yet known.

Hospital staff are preparing for the possibility of more casualties arriving soon.

32 posted on 10/20/2002 8:26:50 PM PDT by Lessismore
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To: The_Quiet_American
I may live here now, but I am DISGUSTED at the lack of knowledge or even AWARENESS that a great majority of the US public (and, it seems, even journalists!!!) show towards the rest of the world.

Don't take it too hard...I'm disgusted at the lack of knowledge and awareness that most of the public and journalists show toward their OWN country.

Have you ever seen Jaywalking on The Tonight Show?

33 posted on 10/20/2002 8:29:13 PM PDT by Dakotabound
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To: Chaos
Guns are completely banned there.

,,, wrong.

34 posted on 10/20/2002 8:30:58 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: The_Quiet_American
wow Mate take it easy.

the stuff you say about american press is the same stuff we say about Australian press (living in Australia).

wogs in australia have different view of Australian press and american press and rest of the world press.
35 posted on 10/20/2002 8:31:00 PM PDT by bobi
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To: The_Quiet_American
"Grow up YANKS - you're not the only "developed nation" in the world, and in fact there was a time when Australia was richer than the US."

Where's Australia??? Isn't somewhere south of Cleveland??

Grow up mate...Australia isn't richer, Australia has it's share of ignorant people and media too. As for "growing up", it appears that your short's are the one's in a wad, MATE....

NeverGore :^)
37 posted on 10/20/2002 8:34:53 PM PDT by nevergore
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To: Chaos
'No way. Guns are completely banned there.'

Wrong.Guns are not banned in Australia.

This incident has nothing to do with gun laws.



38 posted on 10/20/2002 8:35:04 PM PDT by smpc
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To: The_Quiet_American
Wait. Is Melbourne a metropolis or a University? Yeesh, like make up your mind, dude! And what in the world is Monash again? Actually, don't tell me... I'm an insular Yank who doesn't give a rat's ass.
39 posted on 10/20/2002 8:38:53 PM PDT by AM2000
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To: HAL9000
This can't be! There are no guns allowed in the 'land down under'! Why are you lying to us? < sarcasm/>
41 posted on 10/20/2002 8:39:13 PM PDT by lawdude
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You on quite a rant because the CNN talking heads didn't get it right. So you rant about all Americans. I live in Kansas City, Missouri I can't tell you the number of times on the national news we have been referred to as being in Kansas. We just laugh it off here. I think the bigger issue here maybe the world wide spread of attacks on civilians by radical muslims.
43 posted on 10/20/2002 8:43:14 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: The_Quiet_American
You're so excitable you can't even tell when you're being baited. This has been amusing. Thanks.
45 posted on 10/20/2002 8:43:39 PM PDT by AM2000
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To: The_Quiet_American
Could you clear something up for me? Why call yourself an American when it is apparent that you don't think to highly of 'insular' Americans?
46 posted on 10/20/2002 8:43:46 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: lawdude
There are no guns allowed in the 'land down under'!

Wrong.

But your false statement is beside the point. We have guns here in America....yet the sniper just hit his 12th victim today. Hmm......

47 posted on 10/20/2002 8:43:52 PM PDT by HennepinPrisoner
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To: AM2000
I'm an insular Yank who doesn't give a rat's ass.

,,, more likely, you're a rat's ass that's having a yank.

48 posted on 10/20/2002 8:43:56 PM PDT by shaggy eel
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To: nevergore
LOL!!
49 posted on 10/20/2002 8:43:59 PM PDT by crazykatz
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To: KSCITYBOY
You on quite a rant because the CNN talking heads didn't get it right. So you rant about all Americans.

If she didn't say she was Ozzie, I'd think she was French ;-) whine, whine, whine. How tedious.

50 posted on 10/20/2002 8:45:27 PM PDT by AM2000
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