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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:46 PM

9-year-old boy killed, 2 wounded by man randomly shooting at cars

A woman who asked not to be named said that she was driving home when a man walking in road the began riddling her car with bullets.

“He was just walking diagonally down the middle of the street. Then he turned toward me and just started firing,” the woman said. “He was just walking, not even running… It was crazy.”

A second woman managed to stop her car in the Rainbow store parking lot after the back window and rear tires of her mini van were shot. She was shot in the arm and her 9-year-old son was shot in the head. Initial reports indicated that the boy had been 10.

Oakdale Police Chief Bill Sullivan said that the boy later died at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. The mother was expected to recover from the wounds to her arm.

The suspect was also thought to have emptied six rounds into a 68-year-old woman’s car, hitting both her finger and her leg. Her granddaughter told the Pioneer Press that the woman’s finger had to be amputated by doctors at Regions Hospital.


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Reply 9-year-old boy killed, 2 wounded by man randomly shooting at cars (Original post)
ashling Feb 2013 OP
Little Star Feb 2013 #1
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #2
Light House Feb 2013 #3
Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2013 #4
Cali_Democrat Feb 2013 #5
snagglepuss Feb 2013 #10
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #11
ashling Feb 2013 #12
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #6
SheilaT Feb 2013 #7
Chorophyll Feb 2013 #8
AlinPA Feb 2013 #9

Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:51 PM

1. OMG, how awful.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:53 PM

2. What the hell is going on?

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:56 PM

3. R.I.P. to the 9 yo.

 

and deepest sympathies to the families affected by this gun nut.
Not trying to sound callous, but it's just another typical day in gun crazy America.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:56 PM

4. Freeeeeeeeedommmmmm!

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:57 PM

5. Just Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights

The NRA will now call for all motorists to be armed.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:10 PM

10. I think the anonymity of the internet is partly to blame.

I think the internet has allowed people to unleash pent-up hostility as a matter of course. Given that people can easily connect with like- minded people unleashed aggression and hostility rarely meet with social disapproval, in fact its encouraged and/or laughed off. As a result people feel disnhibited and I think that disinhibition leeks out to other areas.

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:23 PM

11. that is a really good point

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:09 PM

12. I think you are on to something

I think blame is a dangerous concept, however. But it is certainly a strong link in the chain.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:01 PM

6. A new candidate for the LAPD, where such things are not a crime (nt)

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:23 PM

7. The logical outcome of no controls

over who gets guns.

How sad, and yet how predictable.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:26 PM

8. Good grief, this is beyond horrible.

Anyone gonna come in here yelling about their 2nd Amendment rights? Anyone at all? Open-carry? Concealed-carry? What kind of armed super-American-patriot-hero could have kept this from happening?

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:39 PM

9. Why? Target practice? This country has gone crazy with guns.

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