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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:13 AM

Three Dead in Delaware Courthouse Shooting in Wilmington


(Bloomberg) A shooting at a Delaware courthouse in Wilmington, home to the state’s Chancery Court, resulted in the deaths of at least three people, including the gunman, in a confrontation police and court officials said stemmed from a custody dispute.

Five people were shot in the incident, state police Sergeant Paul G. Shavack said today in an interview. Police said it was unclear whether the two victims, both women, were shot by the assailant, a man, or by police. One of the women, the wife of the assailant according to the Associated Press, was there to attend a custody hearing, court official David Grimaldi said.

The shooter walked into the courthouse lobby and was confronted by police, sparking the exchange of gunfire, police said. The incident stemmed from a domestic dispute involving the gunman and his wife, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified.

“Our thoughts and prayers right now are with the victims of this senseless violence,” Delaware Governor Jack Markell said in an e-mailed statement. ....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-11/delaware-courthouse-shooting-results-in-at-least-two-people-dead.html



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Reply Three Dead in Delaware Courthouse Shooting in Wilmington (Original post)
marmar Feb 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #1
Light House Feb 2013 #3
HockeyMom Feb 2013 #6
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #9
Light House Feb 2013 #2
earthside Feb 2013 #4
Light House Feb 2013 #8
mainstreetonce Feb 2013 #5
Light House Feb 2013 #7

Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:15 AM

1. This whole country is just the Wild West anymore.

Apparently armed police presence was not a deterrent, either.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:20 AM

3. If someone is determined enough,

 

the presence of cops aren't going to stop them, especially if they're bent on suicide by cop, as what seemed to happen today.

I'd like to know more about the shooter, was there an order of protection against, and if so, why did he still have guns?
Did he threaten his ex previously, and if so, why did he still have his guns?

Just have to wait for more details.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:22 AM

6. This will tell you

how well ending gun free schools will work. Obviously, the gunman KNEW a courthouse would have armed officiers. Hello, NRA?????

Edit: When I was called for Jury Duty in NY, I had to go through a metal detector, in front of an armed officier, before I could get into the courthouse.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:50 AM

9. Yep--I had to do the same thing on jury duty. Everyone knows how heavy the security is.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:16 AM

2. Just another typical day in America.

 

Fuck the NRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Light House (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:21 AM

4. They died for your freedom.

Martyrs for the Second Amendment.



Because that is essentially what the NRA and gun fanatics will contend, even if they won't say it out loud.
After all, as the FB image proclaims: "84,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday."

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Response to earthside (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:28 AM

8. I know it's sarcasm,

 

but they didn't die for my freedom, they died because someone had a gun who shouldn't have had a gun, and, there are too many of those fucking things in this country.

Once again, fuck the NRA!

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Response to Light House (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:22 AM

5. I wonder

If he only intended to shoot his wife and other deaths were a result of the crossfire shooting.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:26 AM

7. Maybe, and I'm only guessing here,

 

he was so full of rage that he figured that he'd take as many with him before being killed by police.
He probably went there with the express intent of killing his ex wife and then when engaged by police, he decided to go out with a bang.

Just tragic, the loss of innocent lives.

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