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    Three shot dead by US gym gunman

    BBC NEWS | Americas | Three shot dead by US gym gunman

    A man has killed at least three women at a gymnasium in the US state of Pennsylvania, before shooting himself.

    Another 10 people were injured by gunfire in the town of Bridgeville near Pittsburgh, after the incident at the LA Fitness Center.

    An eyewitness told a local TV station that a man entered an all-female dance class, turned off the lights, took two guns out of a bag and began firing.
    "People everywhere were screaming. It was horrible," said the witness.
    It is not known whether the gunman had any specific reason for targeting anyone at the gym.

    "He did not say anything. He walked right into the room where the shootings occurred as if he knew exactly where he was going," said Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt.
    'Flashes in the dark'

    One witness said there were about 30 women in the dance class when the shooting took place.

    She said there were "flashes in the dark" as the gunman began firing into the group.

    Others said they saw several women bleeding from bullet wounds to the legs, back and shoulder.

    Loretta Moss said she tried to help one woman who was shot in the leg.
    "She was screaming, 'It's burning, just please call the ambulance'," Ms Moss said.
    The gym management said in a statement: "Each of us in the LA Fitness family are shocked and saddened by the senseless acts of violence that took place."
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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
    "Each of us in the LA Fitness family are shocked and saddened by the senseless acts of violence that took place."
    I'm sure they are.

    However US society in general seems to becoming somewhat inured to this sort of thing, unfortunately.

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    Yanks.

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    He felt lonely, said he hadn't had a girlfriend since 1984. He said his father didn't love him. And he detailed plans to kill young women.

    And he kept a diary-

    In diary, shooting suspect shares despair, intent to kill - CNN.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    He felt lonely, said he hadn't had a girlfriend since 1984. He said his father didn't love him. And he detailed plans to kill young women.
    and now this,...................

    leaves behind a long history of right-wing anti-government militancy.

    In political rants on the Internet, going back to the early days of the Web, Sodini showed a consistently anti-government attitude. In the mid-1990s, Sodini posted to a newsgroup titled misc.activism.militia, where right-wing libertarians and survivalists compared notes on the state of politics, and made plans for upending the “socialist” policies of the Clinton White House. Sodini appeared to support a violent overthrow of the US government in order to return the country to its “Constitutional order.”

    link: Raw Story » AP, other news outlets omit killer’s racist diary rants
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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    He felt lonely, said he hadn't had a girlfriend since 1984. He said his father didn't love him. And he detailed plans to kill young women.
    and now this,...................

    leaves behind a long history of right-wing anti-government militancy.

    In political rants on the Internet, going back to the early days of the Web, Sodini showed a consistently anti-government attitude. In the mid-1990s, Sodini posted to a newsgroup titled misc.activism.militia, where right-wing libertarians and survivalists compared notes on the state of politics, and made plans for upending the “socialist” policies of the Clinton White House. Sodini appeared to support a violent overthrow of the US government in order to return the country to its “Constitutional order.”

    link: Raw Story » AP, other news outlets omit killer’s racist diary rants
    A few trips to Thailand would've averted this disaster. How much do you want to bet that he was on some kind of anti-psychotic medication?
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    Only 3?

    Others are going to have to put more of an effort in if the US is to keep it's position in the list of gun related murders per population.

    Guns are not dangerous; Americans are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot
    "She was screaming, 'It's burning, just please call the ambulance',"
    Understandable....Get the Fu*k off me you're not a Doctor....I'm bleeding!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    And he kept a diary-
    How nice of him....very civilised....

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