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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:14 AM

BREAKING: Shots fired inside Wilmington DE courthouse; several injured (update: shooter killed)

Shots fired inside Wilmington courthouse; several injured
Updated at 09:01 AM today

WILMINGTON, Del. - February 11, 2013 (WPVI) -- There are reports of several injuries after gunfire erupted inside the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas in Wilmington, Delaware Monday morning.

The shooting happened at approximately 8:15 a.m. at the court house, located at 500 N King Street.

Initial reports indicate that several people have been injured, however, the severity of those injuries have not been released.

Action News has learned that at least one person was transported to Christana Hospital.

The courthouse is being evacuated and officers are conducting a search of the building.
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8988226

Edit to add : Suspect in custody
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Shooting-Inside-Wilmington-Courthouse-190666741.html

Edit to add : shooter killed
http://www.delawareonline.com/front

sigh......

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Reply BREAKING: Shots fired inside Wilmington DE courthouse; several injured (update: shooter killed) (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 OP
longship Feb 2013 #1
spanone Feb 2013 #2
Recursion Feb 2013 #3
spanone Feb 2013 #4
Light House Feb 2013 #6
spanone Feb 2013 #21
Light House Feb 2013 #24
malaise Feb 2013 #14
farminator3000 Feb 2013 #9
Recursion Feb 2013 #10
farminator3000 Feb 2013 #25
tblue Feb 2013 #28
farminator3000 Feb 2013 #35
Dreamer Tatum Feb 2013 #5
SidDithers Feb 2013 #7
Paladin Feb 2013 #8
seabeyond Feb 2013 #11
kelliekat44 Feb 2013 #13
HappyMe Feb 2013 #15
slackmaster Feb 2013 #17
ktest Feb 2013 #22
FSogol Feb 2013 #23
Sheldon Cooper Feb 2013 #12
SQUEE Feb 2013 #16
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #26
HappyMe Feb 2013 #27
SQUEE Feb 2013 #34
Beaverhausen Feb 2013 #18
malaise Feb 2013 #20
malaise Feb 2013 #19
boston bean Feb 2013 #29
Light House Feb 2013 #30
boston bean Feb 2013 #32
Light House Feb 2013 #33
malaise Feb 2013 #36
HockeyMom Feb 2013 #31

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:21 AM

1. Here we go yet again.

R&K

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:23 AM

2. we just need a few good guys with guns to go in there and take care of it...

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:24 AM

3. Errr... I doubt the cops went in unarmed

Don't you?

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Response to Recursion (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:31 AM

4. gunz, gunz, gunz....

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:43 AM

6. Don't understand what your saying here?

 

Should the Capital Police have gone in without any weapons? It was the good guys with firearms that killed the bad guy.

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Response to Light House (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:52 AM

21. too many gunz...

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Response to spanone (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:12 AM

24. Too many guns in the hands of civilians?

 

Or too many in the hands of police?
My take is that there are too many guns period.

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Response to spanone (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:20 AM

14. This is madness

The NRA is more powerful than human life.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:08 AM

9. you either missed your coffee or the sarcasm...

good morning!

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:09 AM

10. The former



My Keurig is broken, alas

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Response to Recursion (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:25 AM

25. if you're looking for a coffeemaker, check this out

http://www.toddycafe.com/
Toddy's exclusive cold-water brewing process extracts the natural, delicious flavors of coffee and tea yet leaves behind undesirable bitter acids and oils. The result: A bold, super-smooth taste that's easier on the stomach. Toddy can be made one cup at a time - served steaming hot or iced cold, and at the strength you prefer.

pretty cool once you get the ratios down, you make coffee concentrate, keep in fridge, and add water.

it doesn't taste funny heated @ the microwave like reg. joe

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:39 AM

28. Oooh! Thanks!

Had not heard of that.

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Response to tblue (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:02 PM

35. esp. for iced coffee!

if you're into that kind of thing.

i found the amount of water:coffee was a bit low (use less coffee/more water, i forget the numbers, but 10:1 instead of 6:1 or something)

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:41 AM

5. Before we condemn the shooter

Let us first check for a manifesto and determine if their feelings were ever hurt.

Then we need to examine their employer to see if they are to blame.

We may not have a shooter...they could merely be a victim.

That's the new standard, after all.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:43 AM

7. Well done...



Sid

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:45 AM

8. +1 (nt)

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:10 AM

11. my mind goes back to the 20 kids... i had stayed out of threads and found myself in one

last night.

fuckin' floored with what i was hearing.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:12 AM

13. I believe this is scarcasim with a sincere message...but my message is this...

As long as people have easy access to guns, more and more people who either KNOW or BELIEVE that they have been victimized in any way by anyone, these kinds of killings and incidents are going to be repeated multiple times, daily. It is really sad.

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:25 AM

15. Well said.




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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:46 AM

17. I see what you did there

 

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Response to Dreamer Tatum (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:03 AM

23. You forgot to propose a theory that Obama might be behind it.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:11 AM

12. How did a gun ever get through the courthouse security screening?

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:45 AM

16. Looks like he was in the lobby area before the scanners and check ID area.

Gun Free Zone.. anyone seeing a pattern? They tend to attract this kind of thing, odd that.

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Response to SQUEE (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:31 AM

26. So, you propose that people be allowed to have guns inside the

courthouse???

Oh, yeah, nothing could possible go wrong THERE......

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:35 AM

27. I don't see where anyone proposed that.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:59 AM

34. No not at all.

I have put forth many ideas for gun safety.
The facts are that bad people will do bad things, sadly they will pick soft targets to do these bad things.
I think we are seeing the loss of hope, and an overall societal decline as we begin to feel more and more enslaved and dehumanized. A sick mind will lash out, and try to cause as much pain and mayhem as possible. What better place than a gun free zone.
Fortunately in this case it was not entirely gun free as the security there put him down before he could kill/ injure more.

Gun free zones are just a beacon to a person intent on damage and carnage.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:48 AM

18. Just heard that another victim died. A security guard?

Wayne Lapierre can fuck himself.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:51 AM

20. More likely police officer

since two were shot

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:50 AM

19. Fugger killed his wife and another woman

The suspected shooter at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, Del. killed his wife, another woman and wounded two police officers before he was shot dead by police in the lobby of the courthouse.

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Response to malaise (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:42 AM

29. DV. Something that rarely gets spoken about in the current gun conversation. nt

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Response to boston bean (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:48 AM

30. I'd like to know more about the shooter.

 

Did this guy have an order of protection against him, and if so, why did he still have a gun?
Has he threatened his ex wife before, and if so, why did he still have a gun?

Just another day in America.

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Response to Light House (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:49 AM

32. about 3 women per day are killed in domestic violence.

much of the time they are shot to death.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:54 AM

33. This is scandalous,

 

and, in my mind, unacceptable. This nation needs a massive overhaul of it gun laws coupled with a massive overhaul of the mental health system.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:16 PM

36. So right

About time.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:48 AM

31. Metal Detectors

When I was called for Jury Duty in NY, there was an armed officier at the entrance to the courthouse. He was standing right next to the Metal Dectector that everyone had to pass through to get inside. All the attorneys and judges, too, had to pass through it. I saw a few of them give their guns to the officier to keep (locked up) while they were in the building. There were armed deptuties in the waiting rooms, court rooms, etc, but civilians was allowed to carry in the building.

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