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    Two killed in shooting near Texas campus

    Two killed in shooting near Texas campus





    A gunman has shot and killed a police officer and a civilian near a university in the US state of Texas.

    Several others have been admitted to hospital after being wounded in the shooting in College Station city.

    The attack happened within two streets of Texas A&M University at about 12:45 local time (17:45 GMT).

    Police said the gunman was shot and killed. It is not yet known if he was a student at the university, and no motive has been given for the attack.

    The policeman who died was serving an eviction notice when the suspect opened fire, according to US media reports

    'Senseless attack'

    The officer has been identified as Constable Brian Bachmann. A 65-year-old man was also killed along with the 35-year-old gunman, according to the Houston Chronicle. Their names are not yet known.

    Hospital officials told local media five people had been admitted to the College Station Medical Center emergency room, including three people with gunshot wounds.

    Three police officers were injured as well as a woman, who was undergoing surgery at a local hospital.

    Assistant chief of police Scott McCollum said in a news conference that the gunman was shot before being taken into custody.

    Texas Governor Rick Perry, who studied at Texas A&M University, said in a tweet: "Thoughts & prayers are with those impacted by shootings near A&M. Ever thankful for officers who daily sacrifice to keep us from harm."

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said in a statement: "Senseless attacks by violent criminals have no place in the state of Texas."

    The authorities have yet to establish a motive for the shooting.

    A Texas A&M Univeristy spokeswoman told the Associated Press news agency that most students were not on campus on Monday, as the autumn term does not begin until later this month.

    "It appeared to be fairly quiet," Sherylon Carroll said. "It didn't appear to be a lot of people out and about at that particular time."

    Monday's shooting comes on the heels of an attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that killed six people and a mass shooting at a cinema in Colorado in which 12 people died.

    In the wake of the Wisconsin shooting, President Barack Obama said the US needed "soul-searching" on the issues of gun violence.

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    Three dead now, according to CNN.

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    ^Not a case of domestic terrorism as the culprit doesn't appear to have been a teabagger, just some other kind of nutter.

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    Sensationalist article attempting to tie this crime to recent, horrific random shootings. It had absolutely nothing to do with the University other than it was a few blocks away from one. Cop served an eviction notice on a scumbag who opened fire. Doubt there's a household in Texas without some guns inside. A tragedy, no question. But I do get really sick of the fucking press trying to sell more papers off of shit like this. Journalists are parasitic scum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Journalists are parasitic scum.
    This from Oscar Wilde (1891):

    "In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it is the only estate. It has eaten up the other three. The Lords Temporal say nothing, the Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it. We are dominated by Journalism."

    How little has changed in 110 years.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Sensationalist article attempting to tie this crime to recent, horrific random shootings. It had absolutely nothing to do with the University other than it was a few blocks away from one. Cop served an eviction notice on a scumbag who opened fire. Doubt there's a household in Texas without some guns inside. A tragedy, no question. But I do get really sick of the fucking press trying to sell more papers off of shit like this. Journalists are parasitic scum.
    In the context of yet more needless deaths due to a mentally unstable person owning firearms, it's a perfectly valid comparison.

    What is the NRA mantra? "I'd rather tens of thousands of innocent victims died, rather than have one qualifying person be told he can't own a gun"?

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    They're getting worse, these Patriots. Only 7 the other week and now only 2 or 3. I can remember the heady days when they'd knock off at least 20 to show how truly Merkin they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Journalists are parasitic scum.
    This from Oscar Wilde (1891):

    "In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. That is an improvement certainly. But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralizing. Somebody was it Burke? called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it is the only estate. It has eaten up the other three. The Lords Temporal say nothing, the Lords Spiritual have nothing to say, and the House of Commons has nothing to say and says it. We are dominated by Journalism."

    How little has changed in 110 years.
    Brilliant.
    Mr. Wilde - less we forget.

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    Fails to mention that 9/10 were shot by police......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    They're getting worse, these Patriots. Only 7 the other week and now only 2 or 3. I can remember the heady days when they'd knock off at least 20 to show how truly Merkin they were.
    What's worse is that no one is paying attention to the growing frustration and disenchantment. It appears through all the sorted political camps.

    Come the revolution.
    And it will be very ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Fails to mention that 9/10 were shot by police......
    innocent folks slaughtered by firearms .

    That be the message Davis .

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    Seppos shooting Seppos.
    Getting fairly regular in the news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Fails to mention that 9/10 were shot by police......
    innocent folks slaughtered by firearms .

    That be the message Davis .
    Yes, having all those guns certainly helps "protect people".

    UPDATED 08/26/12 10:19 a.m.
    CHICAGO (CBS) It has been a terrifying and deadly weekend in Chicago, with at least seven people dead and at least 24 more wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon.
    "Something for the weekend, sir?" used to mean something entirely different when I was a kid.

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