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  • Police: Wife shot and killed at New Jersey church

    11/23/2008 4:34:07 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 14 replies · 969+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/23/2008
    CLIFTON, N.J.—A gunman entered a northern New Jersey church during Sunday services and shot three people in the vestibule, killing his estranged wife and injuring the other two before fleeing, authorities said. Police were searching for 27-year-old Joseph M. Pallipurath of Sacramento, Calif., after the shooting at St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church in Clifton. Detective Capt. Robert Rowan told The Star-Ledger of Newark that the victim, 24-year-old Reshma James, had recently moved from California to escape an abusive marriage and had filed a restraining order against Pallipurath. About 200 people were attending services in the sanctuary of the church,...
  • Armed man waving flag shuts down highway [SANTA BARBARA, Calif.]

    11/03/2008 9:32:07 AM PST · by Hadean · 108 replies · 4,617+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Monday, Nov. 03, 2008
    A masked man waving an American flag and holding a handgun on a Santa Barbara freeway overpass has shut down Highway 101 for nearly two hours. Police Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte says the man is on the La Cumbre Avenue overpass wearing a ski mask and brown fatigues. He's waving an American flag in one hand and a handgun in the other. No shots have been fired. The freeway has been shut down in both directions...The police special weapons team and a crisis negotiation team is on the scene.
  • Police: Gunman wounds 3 outside SoCal church (isolated incident, domestic-violence dispute)

    05/17/2008 1:49:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 168+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/08 | Robert Jablon - ap
    LOS ANGELES - A man with a semiautomatic rifle opened fire at a church festival Saturday, wounding his ex-wife and two bystanders before festival-goers grabbed him and held him for police, authorities and a church official said. Gunfire rang out on a grassy field where the festival was being set up at the St. John Baptist de la Salle Roman Catholic parish shortly before 11 a.m., said police Capt. Steven Ruiz. "We believe this is an isolated incident, a domestic-violence dispute," he said. Father Robert Milbauer, the parish's pastor, said a woman injured in the attack was the gunman's ex-wife....
  • Police investigating possible gunman at Alfred University

    04/08/2008 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 13 replies · 306+ views
    Updated: April 8, 2008 05:26 PM EDT ALFRED, N.Y. (WIVB) - - Alfred University has cancelled all classes and closed the library per police request. ALFRED, N.Y. (WIVB) - - Police are on campus at Alfred University, investigating a report of a Hispanic male, possibly carrying a gun. He is described as wearing a green hoodie sweatshirt and carrying a back pack. Faculty and students are being advised to remain inside where they are, not to go outside. Update: The following email has been sent out to the campus: Alfred State College has been advised that the description of the...
  • App State on Lockdown After Reports of Masked Gunman

    03/03/2008 2:42:15 PM PST · by Hatteras · 40 replies · 329+ views
    WRAL News ^ | 03-03-08 | WRAL
    Boone, N.C. — Appalachian State University has put all campus buildings on lockdown and is urging students and staff to stay away from an area near campus after reports of a masked gunman.
  • And so it begins....Fox News says NIU gunman, like VTech gunman "bought guns on the internet".

    02/15/2008 1:51:19 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 74 replies · 455+ views
    Cavuto on Fox | 15 FEB 08 | dcbryan1
    Sometimes I think my teenage neice is a better researcher, journalist, and patriot than news commentators. I just heard Neil Cavuto "confirm" that new updates were coming in that the NIU gunman had "legally bought his weapons and accessories from the internet". In addition , Cavuto specifically mentioned high-capacity "clips" (NOTE: THEY ARE CALLED MAGAZINES) and a "glock holster" from the same online retail gun dealer that the nut at V Tech used. However, with 5 minutes of searching on the internet, or even a phone call to a local gunstore (with an FFL) any "journalist" can find that:...
  • 6th victim alive, sources say

    02/03/2008 11:14:35 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 26 replies · 99+ views ^ | February 4, 2008 | Tara Malone and David Heinzmann
    Police omitted one salient fact in their public statements following a shooting Saturday that killed five women at a Tinley Park clothing store: There was a sixth woman shot, and she lived, according to sources.
  • Gunman Kills Five Women In Chicago Store

    02/02/2008 7:46:53 PM PST · by blam · 175 replies · 246+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-3-2008 | Tim Shipman
    Gunman kills five women in Chicago store By Tim Shipman in Chicago Last Updated: 2:36am GMT 03/02/2008 Five people were shot dead at a women's clothing store in a Chicago suburb on Saturday. Police evacuated the mall and sealed off the car park after at least five shots were fired The victims, all women, were killed inside the Lane Bryant store at Brookside Marketplace shopping centre at Tinley Park, south of Chicago. Police evacuated the mall and sealed off the car park after at least five shots were fired shortly before noon. It is thought that the shooting occurred after...
  • Maryland Gunman Dead

    01/02/2008 3:39:39 PM PST · by metmom · 21 replies · 348+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 02, 2008 | Catherine Donaldson-Evans, Tom Durante and The Associated Press
    LAUREL, Md. — An inmate who escaped from a Maryland hospital with a guard's gun and shot a driver in the head in a carjacking during his getaway is dead, Prince George's County Police told Kelvin Poke, 45, was shot and killed during his capture, apparently in an exchange of gunfire with officers near Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Md., according to a spokesman for Prince George's County Police Department. Poke was pronounced dead at Prince George's Hospital Center, said Suzanne Almalel, a spokeswoman for Dimensions Healthcare System, which operates the hospital.
  • Security Guard: 'God Guided Me And Protected Me'

    12/10/2007 5:17:49 PM PST · by kellynla · 127 replies · 297+ views ^ | December 10, 2007 | staff
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Jeanne Assam appeared before the news media for the first time Monday and said she "did not think for a minute to run away" when a gunman entered the New Life Church in Colorado Springs and started shooting. There was applause as Assam went before reporters and TV cameras saying "God guided me and protected me." New Life's Senior Pastor Brady Boyd called Assam "a real hero" because Murray "had enough ammunition on him to cause a lot of damage." When asked by a reporter if she felt like a hero, Assam said, "I was given...
  • Police chief says teacher provided safe harbor for suspected gunman

    08/31/2007 6:31:00 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 7 replies · 600+ views ^ | 08/31/07 | Loryll Nicolaisen
    Police Chief Valerie Harris confirmed Friday afternoon that a Placer High art teacher hid a suspected gunman in his classroom during Monday's full-campus lockdown. "Our investigation did reveal that Evangelista was in Mr. Covich's classroom during the lockdown," Harris said Friday. "Information came to our attention after students were being released, and has in fact been a very concerning fact of the incident. Further investigation is being conducted and at this time I need to limit my response on the issue." Ceramics teacher Tobin Covich allegedly hid Francisco Evangelista in his classroom Monday during the lockdown. Officers arrested Evangelista late...
  • Gunman opens fire in Caesars Palace casino, wounds 2 (early Saturday morning,may be gang related)

    08/04/2007 4:34:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 910+ views
    Two people were wounded in a Las Vegas Strip casino Saturday after a man knocked down in a fist fight retrieved a gun and opened fire, police reported. The gunshots rang out soon after a fight involving several people began about 4 a.m. near an elevator leading to a parking garage at the Caesars Palace hotel-casino, said Officer Ramon Denby of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. "Blows were landed, one guy was knocked to the floor," Denby said. "The gentleman who was knocked to the floor got into the elevator, went upstairs and got a firearm." The man returned...
  • No Security at Denver Capitol, Gunman Shot Dead Near Governor's Office

    07/16/2007 2:53:08 PM PDT · by · 10 replies · 1,158+ views
    Fox 31 News (Denver) | 7/16/7 | RedFox
    A crazed gunman was shot dead near Governor "plea bargain" Bill Ritter's office in Denver's City Capitol around 2:10pm today. The man brandished a handgun and said, "I am the emperor, I am here to take control of city government." As the man lay dead on the floor, tours of the building continued for nearly forty minutes; many tourists and children saw the body. "It was like business as usual," said reporter. The building was not evacuated immediately, in fact many lawmakers were not escorted to their vehicles for an hour. There is no metal detector in the State Capitol...
  • Va. governor closes loophole that armed Tech gunman

    04/30/2007 10:08:12 AM PDT · by bedolido · 50 replies · 1,486+ views
    dailypress ^ | 04-30-2007 | BOB LEWIS
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia's governor said Monday he has closed the loophole that allowed a mentally disturbed Virginia Tech student to acquire the guns he used to kill 32 classmates and faculty on April 16 in Blacksburg. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said he issued an executive order requiring immediately that the names of persons found dangerous and ordered to undergo involuntary mental health treatment be entered in a database barring the sale of firearms.
  • New York Police Search for Gunman Who Shot 2 N.Y. State Troopers, One Fatally

    04/25/2007 10:55:08 AM PDT · by TampaDude · 9 replies · 754+ views ^ | 04/25/2007 | Associated Press
    MARGARETVILLE, N.Y. — A state trooper was shot to death and another was wounded in this Catskill Mountains town Wednesday as police chased a suspect in the shooting of a third trooper hours earlier, authorities said.
  • Va. Tech shooter was picked on in school

    04/19/2007 2:41:41 PM PDT · by alcenoo · 100 replies · 1,986+ views
    yahoo ^ | 4/19/07 | Matt Apuzzo
    Long before he boiled over, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui was pushed around and laughed at as a schoolboy in suburban Washington because of his shyness and the strange, mumbly way he talked, former classmates say. Chris Davids, a Virginia Tech senior who graduated from Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va., with Cho in 2003, recalled that the South Korean immigrant almost never opened his mouth and would ignore attempts to strike up a conversation. Once, in English class, the teacher had the students read aloud, and when it was Cho's turn, he just looked down in silence, Davids recalled....
  • Was gunman crazed over Emily?

    04/17/2007 12:45:42 PM PDT · by bedolido · 171 replies · 6,026+ views ^ | April 18, 2007 12:00 | David Williams and Stefanie Balogh
    THIS is the face of the girl who may have sparked the worst school shooting in US history. Eighteen-year-old Emily Jane Hilscher was one of the first two victims to be identified in the Virginia Tech massacre, along with 22-year-old Ryan Clark. The pair were neighbours in rooms 4040 and 4042 on the fourth floor of the West Ambler Johnston Hall dormitory where a gunman began the first of 33 campus shootings on Monday morning just after 7am, US time.
  • Ishmael's Axe

    One possible source of the gunman's reference to "Ismail Ax" on inside of his arm is... James Fenimore Cooper's The Prairie. Character Ishmael Bush had an axe. "And the axe, which created and transformed through destruction, clears the figurative way for the deflowering of the New World." The axe is apparently both literal and symbolic, and references are made about the character's having moved from the east to the west, creating change through the destruction (using the axe), and the like. Just a possibility, esp. for someone who was an English major?
  • Illinois gunman felt cheated over invention

    12/10/2006 8:37:11 AM PST · by Soothesayer · 12 replies · 860+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    HICAGO - The gunman who went on a deadly shooting spree in a downtown high-rise law office went to the building in search of an attorney because he felt cheated over an invention, authorities said Saturday. ADVERTISEMENT Joe Jackson, 59, made at least one other attempt Friday to enter the offices of the intellectual property law firm Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer, but was turned away because he didn't have an appointment, said Chicago Police Superintendent Phil Cline. The next time he returned, Jackson had a revolver, knife and hammer hidden in a manila envelope, Cline said. He forced...
  • School district teaches students to fight back

    10/10/2006 9:55:15 AM PDT · by Kimmers · 21 replies · 854+ views
    11 49 am School district teaches students to fight back 10/6/2006 2:52 PM By: Associated Press BURLESON, Texas -- With school defense in mind, the Burleson school district is training students and teachers to fight back with everything from books to scissors. Officials say the “critical incident response'' training for teachers and students instructs them to disrupt attackers by barraging them with classrooms supplies. Dallas-Fort Worth television station KTVT reports that about 600 teachers in the Burleson Independent School District have been trained in response tactics. The district recently received a $95,000 federal grant to continue the training. Lisa Crane,...
  • Amish mourn gunman in school rampage (offer heartfelt forgiveness at Roberts funeral)

    10/07/2006 1:19:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 145 replies · 4,344+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 7, 2006 | MARK SCOLFORO
    Dozens of Amish neighbors came out Saturday to mourn the quiet milkman who killed five of their young girls and wounded five more in a brief, unfathomable rampage.Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, was buried in his wife's family plot behind a small Methodist church, a few miles from the one-room schoolhouse he stormed Monday.His wife, Marie, and their three small children looked on as Roberts was buried beside the pink, heart-shaped grave of the infant daughter whose death nine years ago apparently haunted him.About half of perhaps 75 mourners on hand were Amish."It's the love, the forgiveness, the heartfelt forgiveness...
  • Gunman chose Amish school because it was easy target

    10/03/2006 10:27:26 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 686+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 02-Oct-2006 | Jon Hurdle
    NICKEL MINES, Penn. (Reuters) - The 32-year-old dairy truck driver who stormed a one-room school and killed five girls apparently chose the schoolhouse because it was an easy target rather than because he had a grudge against the Amish, police said. Pennsylvania police said the man lost a child of his own three years ago, and they were investigating suicide notes that he left as well as statements he made to his wife that he was seeking revenge for something that occurred 20 years ago. Two girls died overnight, bringing to five the number of students killed, police said on...
  • Gunman in Colorado siege sexually assaulted hostages: polic

    09/28/2006 10:14:09 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 323 replies · 9,069+ views
    Yahoo New and AFP ^ | 28 Sep 06 | None
    DENVER, United States (AFP) - The gunman at the center of a Colorado school siege sexually assaulted his hostages before fatally wounding one of the captives and killing himself, police said. The gunman, identified for the first time as 54-year-old Duane Morrison, took six female hostages at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, around 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Denver, after entering the building around lunchtime on Wednesday. Four hostages were released before the bloody end to the siege, which took place after police SWAT teams decided to storm the second-floor classroom where Morrison was barricaded inside. Park County...
  • Troops capture terrorists, gunman in Tikrit

    01/23/2006 3:01:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 328+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 23, 2006
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 23, 2006) – Five suspected terrorists were detained, four suspected bombers and a gunman were captured in northern Iraq Jan. 19-22. Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division were recovering a vehicle damaged by an improvised explosive device near Hawijah Thursday morning when they began taking small arms fire. The Soldiers returned fire, forcing the gunman to flee. A patrol that was en route to the site chased and stopped the suspect’s vehicle and a search revealed a sniper rifle and a rocket propelled grenade launcher with a warhead. Four terrorists...
  • Mosque Attacked; U.S. Forces Capture Gunman, Weapons

    01/23/2006 2:58:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 276+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq and Task Force Band of Brothers news releases
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2006 – Enemy fighters attacked a Baghdad mosque, and U.S. forces detained a gunman with possible links to an improvised explosive device they were securing in separate incidents yesterday. U.S. troops also discovered a weapons cache Jan. 20. Terrorists fired mortars at a mosque in north-central Baghdad at about 6:40 p.m. yesterday. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, accompanied by coalition forces, observed at least five mortar rounds impact near a mosque in the Adhamiyah neighborhood. All rounds appear to have impacted near the mosque with none impacting the mosque directly. Local...
  • Mall Shooting Victim Pulled Weapon, Family Says

    11/22/2005 3:58:50 PM PST · by JimRic54 · 31 replies · 2,513+ views ^ | 2:12 pm PST November 22, 2005 |
    Mall Shooting Victim Pulled Weapon, Family Says POSTED: 10:37 am PST November 22, 2005 UPDATED: 2:12 pm PST November 22, 2005 TACOMA, Wash. -- The family of the most seriously wounded victim in the Tacoma Mall shooting says he pulled his own weapon and confronted the gunman. Brendan "Dan" McKown was shot Sunday before he could fire at Dominick Sergio Maldonado, family members said at a news conference Tuesday. Roger and Beverly McKown of Yelm said their son is a hero who likely saved other people at the mall by confronting the gunman.
  • Gunman sought in deaths of two store workers, teenage girl

    09/19/2005 10:38:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies · 325+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 09-20-2005 | AP
    REMINGTON, Ind. (AP) A gunman shot and killed two women working at a northern Indiana convenience store Monday, and police were seeking a man who also was suspected of killing a teenage girl in Ohio. Melvin M. Keeling, 43, was identified from images captured by a camera inside the store after the shooting was reported shortly after 10 a.m., authorities said. Keeling, of Deerfield Township, Ohio, also was wanted for questioning in the shooting death about 3{ hours earlier of Katelind Caudill, 13, at her grandmother's house about 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati, authorities said. Keeling was wanted on charges...
  • California gunman kills three, then self

    05/31/2005 9:48:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies · 600+ views ^ | 06/01/2005 | Associated Press
    Wednesday June 01, 2005 SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) Three people were killed and five hurt in a series of shootings, pistol whippings and carjackings that ended Tuesday when the suspect killed himself with a shot to the head inside a Wal-Mart, authorities said. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department identified the gunman as Toby Welchel, 38, whose last known address was in Indiana. The violence began Monday when three people were shot in the front yard of a home in Thousand Oaks. A woman identified as Jan Heyne, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Steve Mazin, a 52-year-old attorney,...
  • Fla. Gunman Puts Car "Out of Its Misery"

    04/20/2005 10:42:15 AM PDT · by beezdotcom · 53 replies · 1,447+ views
    Yahoo & AP ^ | April 20, 2005
    LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. - A man with car trouble is in trouble after shooting five rounds into the hood of his Chrysler "to put my car out of its misery." John McGivney, 64, shot his 1994 LeBaron with a .380-caliber semiautomatic, Broward County sheriff's deputies said. When the property manager at his apartment complex asked what he was doing, McGivney said, "I'm putting my car out of its misery." He tucked his gun in a pocket and went back inside.
  • Girl Being Held Hostage in New Brunswick, N.J.

    03/22/2005 10:52:37 AM PST · by CitizenM · 80 replies · 3,020+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 22, 2005
    EW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- A teenage girl was being held hostage by two men in a house here Tuesday, and authorities had the building surrounded, police said. Police Sgt. Thomas Keefe said police believe two armed men were holding a 14-year-old girl hostage. County hostage negotiators were on the scene and Keefe said authorities were communicating with the men.
  • Church Shooter Said Upset Over Sermon

    03/13/2005 3:52:24 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 128 replies · 2,677+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 03/13/2005 | AP
    Sunday March 13, 2005 10:46 PM By JULIET WILLIAMS and RYAN NAKASHIMA Associated Press Writers BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) - The man who fatally shot seven people during a quiet church service before turning the gun on himself was on the verge of losing his job and upset over a sermon he heard two weeks ago, investigators said Sunday. Terry Ratzmann left no suicide note and gave no explanation for the killings during Saturday's weekly meeting at a suburban Milwaukee hotel. It was unclear what specifically upset him, but Ratzmann was a member of the Living Church of God, a denomination...
  • Gunman Kills ex-wife, bystander in Texas ( carry permit holder dies saving others)

    02/25/2005 7:44:25 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 93 replies · 2,887+ views
    star ^ | 2-25-05 | ANABELLE GARAY (AP)
    TYLER, Texas (AP) -- A man angry about being sued for unpaid child support opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle outside a courthouse, killing his ex-wife and a man trying to help the couple's adult son. The gunman, 43-year-old David Hernandez Arroyo Sr., was killed Thursday afternoon in a gun battle with officers a few miles away after wounding his son and three law enforcement officers, one critically. The son had been acting as a mediator between his parents, police said. Police estimated that Arroyo, who had a history of spousal abuse and weapons violations, shot 50 rounds in...
  • Uli Derickson, 60, Who Helped Airline Hostages, Dies

    02/24/2005 2:57:28 PM PST · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 426+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 02-24-05 11:01 EST | By JENNIFER BAYOT
    (Feb. 24) - Uli Derickson, the Trans World Airlines flight attendant honored for saving passengers' lives in 1985 by both confronting and mollifying terrorist hijackers, died on Friday at her home in Tucson. She was 60. Courage in a Terrifying Moment Ms. Derickson was still working as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines when she received a diagnosis of cancer in 2003, her son, Matthew Derickson, said in announcing her death. On June 14, 1985, when a pair of Lebanese gunmen commandeered a T.W.A. flight from Athens to Rome, Ms. Derickson took the lead in protecting the 152 passengers...
  • Palestinian gunman killed after wounding settler

    08/14/2004 7:30:35 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 239+ views
    Swissinfo ^ | August 14 2004 | Reuters
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian gunman has been shot dead by Israeli soldiers after he opened fire at the entrance of a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, wounding one settler, an army spokeswoman says. In a phone call to Reuters, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed group within Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility for the ambush outside the settlement of Itamar. The Israeli army spokeswoman said the settler was shot in the back and seriously wounded by the gunman in an ambush at the rear entrance of Itamar, which is situated on a hill overlooking the...
  • Gunman Ambushes Detroit Armored Car Crew (1 dead, 1 critical)

    02/18/2004 5:33:18 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 242+ views
    Gunman Ambushes Detroit Armored Car Crew Thursday February 19, 2004 1:01 AM DETROIT (AP) - A gunman in a black ski mask ambushed the crew of an armored car as they loaded cash from a bank ATM Wednesday, killing one guard and critically wounding another. The gunman apparently fled without any money, police said. The gunman walked around a corner of the Comerica Bank branch where three guards had parked their truck and opened fire with a rifle, said police spokesman Derek Jones. He fled in a white van, Jones said. Police later found the van and an empty money...
  • Assailant had issued prior threats...

    10/31/2003 3:51:26 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies · 169+ views
    OCTOBER 31--The California man arrested today for shooting an attorney outside a Van Nuys courthouse was embroiled in such a contentious probate matter that a court-appointed trustee asked to be removed from the case due to recent death threats made by the gunman. In an October 17 court filing, a copy of which you'll find below, trustee Evelyn Murphy stated that she felt "physically threatened" by William Strier and claimed that he called her in late-August and warned, "I'm going to kill you. I'm going to strap you down and hurt you." While details of the probate matter are sketchy,...
  • Police Shoot Classroom Gunman

    09/22/2003 9:20:49 PM PDT · by FLcitizen · 2 replies · 226+ views
    CNN ^ | 09/22/2003 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Police shot and wounded an apparently distraught 17-year-old student Monday about an hour after he holed up with a gun in a classroom of Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington
  • Gunman, Second Person Dead in Ohio Plant Shooting

    08/19/2003 9:04:12 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 15 replies · 284+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 8/19/03 | Unknown/AP
    <p>ANDOVER, Ohio — A man opened fire at an auto supplies (search) plant Tuesday, killing at least one person before he was killed, authorities said.</p> <p>The shootings happened about 8:20 a.m. at Andover Industries in the northeast Ohio village, according to news reports.</p>
  • Palestinian gunmen shoot man in Ramallah street

    08/07/2003 8:09:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Three masked gunmen have executed a Palestinian man in the centre of the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday after accusing him of being a collaborator, witnesses and security sources said. The three said they were from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, an armed offshoot of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, witnesses said. "The guy had a mask on and had his hands tied behind his back," one witness told AFP. "Before they shot him, they took off his mask. They then said he was a collaborator and we sentence him to death." The trio fired around 10 bullets...
  • Palestinian Gunman Kills One Israeli

    01/12/2003 10:04:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 250+ views
    AP ^ | Jan. 12, 2003 | AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) - A Palestinian gunman infiltrated an Israeli village near the line with the West Bank on Sunday, shooting and killing an Israeli, the military and rescue service said. The infiltration in Gadish was the second this month in the area, considered vulnerable because it is close to the West Bank. Residents have begun building a fence there. At the scene, paramedic Yossi Pahima said, "As far as we know, a number of terrorists infiltrated the village, police and army forces are dealing with the incident." Area police commander Yossi Borovski told Israel TV that the infiltrator had fled...
  • Gunmen Fire Rocket at U.S. Afghan Base

    11/27/2002 3:21:51 PM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 173+ views
    Pakistan Daily ^ | November 27 2002 | AP
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen fired a rocket into a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan, then fled over the Pakistani border with helicopters in pursuit, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The rocket was launched from a truck on Tuesday near the town of Lwara, said Capt. Alayne Cramer, a spokeswoman at the U.S. military headquarters at Bagram Air Base. At least three men were seen fleeing in the vehicle and were pursued by U.S. attack helicopters until the truck crossed the border into Pakistan, Cramer said. U.S. forces did not pursue the men into Pakistan. Cramer didn't know if the...
  • Murder suspect thought Main was Alaska (HOLD MAH MAP AND BEER ALERT!)

    10/22/2002 12:35:16 PM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 4 replies · 253+ views
    Portland (Maine) Press Herald ^ | 10/22/02 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Two Bronx livery cab drivers were shot dead by a gunman who was under the delusion that he was going to visit his girlfriend in Alaska, police said Monday. Roberto Carlos Mayen's deadly trip to see the apparently nonexistent woman ended Sunday morning after he entered Canada in a stolen car, lost his bearings and turned back into Maine, where he was arrested, said Joseph Reznick, the chief of Bronx detectives. Mayen, 26, was charged Monday with transporting a stolen car across state lines. He remained in federal custody in Maine awaiting possible extradition to New York...
  • Australian university gunman kills two

    10/20/2002 10:16:26 PM PDT · by Imal · 32 replies · 266+ views ^ | October 21, 2002 | CNN Staff and wires
    <p>MELBOURNE, Australia -- A gunman has killed two people and wounded eight others on a university campus in Melbourne, before being captured by police.</p> <p>The shooting occurred on the sixth-floor of the Menzies building on the Clayton campus of Monash University in the city's south.</p>
  • Wife of Los Angeles airport gunman says husband innocent

    07/08/2002 6:22:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies · 318+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7-8-02 | NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD
    <p>CAIRO, Egypt (AP) --  The wife of an Egyptian gunman who shot and killed two people at Los Angeles International Airport before he was killed by a security officer said Hesham Hadayet called her hours before the shooting.</p> <p>Hala Mohammed Sadeq El-Awadly said Monday that Hadayet gave no hint he was planning any violent act, instead speaking about how their two sons should spend their summer holiday in their homeland.</p>
  • Freeper Report from LA Gunman's Residence in Irvine, California

    07/06/2002 6:59:08 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 109 replies · 1,052+ views
    Me | July 6, 2002 | AuntieMame
    Today I went to the residence of the man who gunned down the two innocent citizens at LAX on July 4, 2002 to see what kind of story I could bring back to Free Republic. This is my story. Hesham Mohamed Hadayet lived in a newer, tree-lined, well-maintained, family-friendly but very quiet apartment complex in Irvine, California. His apartment is on the ground floor, on the corner of the building, near the entrance to the complex. There is an apartment on top of his unit, to the side of his unit, and to the back of his unit. There was...
  • Israelis: LAX Gunman an Arab, Say Witnesses

    07/04/2002 7:36:11 PM PDT · by kattracks · 102 replies · 346+ views ^ | 7/04/02 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Thursday, July 4, 2002 9:22 p.m. EDTIsraelis: LAX Gunman an Arab, Say WitnessesCiting eyewitnesses who saw the man who sprayed gunfire into a line of passengers waiting at an El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday, Israel's Consul-General in Los Angeles, Yuval Rotem, said the shooter appeared to be an Arab. "He said that discussions he had with Israeli security personnel at the terminal after the attack corroborated media reports saying the shooter was identified as an Arab, or Middle Eastern, male," the Jerusalem Post reported early Friday, Israeli time. But FBI spokesman Rich Garcia...

    06/14/2002 6:46:47 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 21 replies · 594+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2002 | John W. Gonzalez
    A personal-injury lawyer was shot to death in his Beaumont office Thursday, and a 79-year-old Vidor man -- described as a disgruntled would-be client claiming asbestos injuries -- was arrested on a murder charge. Police said senior partner Cris Edward Quinn was slain with a shotgun blast to the upper body at 8:45 a.m. inside his office at the firm of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn at 801 Laurel. When police arrived a few minutes later, the accused assailant, Richard Joseph Gerzine, was being restrained by lawyer Trent Bond, who was unharmed. Gerzine, who turns 80 next week, was taken to...
  • Battle of the Boims (Their fight against terrorism)

    06/09/2002 4:57:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 206+ views
    National Post ^ | June 09 2002
    The war against terrorism has many fronts. One of them is the courtroom, where two ordinary American parents -- Stanley and Joyce Boim -- just scored a major victory. On May 13, 1996, two Palestinian terrorists gunned down the Boims' 17-year-old son while he was standing at a bus stop in the West Bank. So the Boims went to court, taking advantage of a U.S. law that permits terrorism victims to sue their attackers for civil damages. But the Boims' lawyers didn't just go after terrorists. They went after the people who bankroll the terrorists. In April, 1996, just a...

    05/28/2002 9:53:14 PM PDT · by dubyaweluvya · 8 replies · 266+ views
    Reuters | 5/28/02
    UPDATE 1-Gunman storms L.A. CBS-TV studio, holds off police Tue May 28, 9:22 PM ET (adds details, quotes) LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A gunman stormed into the CBS Television Center in Los Angeles Tuesday and tried to open fire, forcing hundreds of people to flee the sprawling media complex as his gun jammed, police and local media reports said. A man who was in the building's lobby when the gunman entered told KABC-TV that the suspect aimed his weapon at a mail supervisor and tried to fire twice, only to have the weapon apparently misfire. "I looked again and he...
  • Tow truck driver shot, attacker killed, freeway snarled [Marine Base, California]

    05/01/2002 11:54:58 AM PDT · by Shermy · 48 replies · 627+ views
    CAMP PENDLETON – A man shot and wounded a tow truck driver then fled onto a military base, where he was killed by law enforcement officers Wednesday. The confrontation along the edge of Camp Pendleton caused morning traffic to back up for nearly four miles on southbound lanes of Interstate 5, the only freeway in the coastal area 35 miles north of San Diego. The unidentified gunman shot a freeway service patrol driver about 7:30 a.m. The reason for the shooting was not known, California Highway Patrol spokesman Larry Landeros said. The suspect then walked away making "hand gestures to...