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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-16-10 11:49 PM
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1 dead, 1 wounded in restaurant shooting; employee is suspect
Another workplace shooting....

One man is dead and another man wounded following a late morning shooting inside Merge restaurant on Delaware Avenue, authorities confirmed this afternoon. Police had a suspect in custody near the scene almost immediately. The alleged shooter and the two victims were employees of the restaurant.

An initial call reporting a double shooting came in around 11:41 a.m. Three ambulances, a fire truck and about a dozen police vehicles responded, blocking northbound traffic on Delaware between Virginia and Edward streets. An ambulance delivered one victim with non-life threatening injuries to Erie County Medical Center.

Later on, a man who appeared to be in his 20s was rolled out of the restaurant on a gurney and into an ambulance, as an emergency crew worked feverishly to save him. The man appeared to have a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Buffalo General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim appeared to be a man in his 20s.

The victims weren't identified, but a statement posted this afternoon on the restaurant's Web site mentions "the Costner family."

That statement reads: "Our hearts are with the Costner family at this time. We are shocked and saddened by the tragedy that occurred today. It was an isolated incident and a random act of violence. We are accepting charitable donations of any size for the Costner family. Thank you."

A police officer tried to block television and print cameras from taking pictures, even though the cameras were well beyond police tape set up at the scene. Merge, which opened in 2009, specializes in vegetarian cuisine and features original artwork.

The restaurant was scheduled to feature a "Drinks & Drawing/Pints & Painting" afternoon beginning at noon today. The event encouraged artists of any skill level to "come hang out, have a hot cup of tea or a beer and paint/draw."

More: http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/924729.html?imw=Y
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sharesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:02 AM
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1. Guns settle grievances. They are very popular for that.
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:20 AM
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3. So did sword fights. Fencing
is just an elegant organized way of conducting a duel. Generally one person died.
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sharesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:14 PM
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8. With guns it's not a duel. It's an ambush.
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:23 PM
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9. Like the long bow?
Natural progression of technology used in conflict. You could be ambushed by an archer. You are still quite dead.
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sharesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:35 PM
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10. Convenience and efficiency indoors. Pulling a trigger repeatedly. If you miss, shoot again.
An archer in close quarters is in an awkward position. He can be rushed and stopped.
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:30 PM
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11. Like I said. A man equipped with a bow and a sword
could do lots of damage standing against unarmed men. Or armed men. See history - europe.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 12:54 AM
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2. And once again, no point.
Criminals commit criminal acts.

Why should law-abiding citizens lose their rights?

"Crickets. Crickets."
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:27 AM
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4. Gee, I thought vegetarians were supposed to be less violent than meat eaters
:sarcasm:
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east texas lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:03 AM
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6. Just don't get between me and my lettuce, bub. (nt)
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rd_kent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:43 AM
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5. I PROPOSE WE STOP RESPONDING TO ANY MORE POSTS BY THIS OP.
Just let his posts die and fall to the bottom of the page.


I propose this because he always thinks his anecdotal stories he finds somehow change the facts that we always provide to refute the post.




Just ignore his posts.
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east texas lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:19 AM
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7. Now, now take it easy ,RDK. DPK will find something selse to do...
As soon as the next AC/DC or Silverchair CD comes out. Or maybe Quigley Down Under II..The Revenge of The First Ones. Then we can relax a bit. :o
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