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Sun May 6, 2018, 04:49 PM

Highway sniper who shot 2 idolized Nikolas Cruz, sheriff says

Source: CNN


By Faith Karimi, CNN

Updated 11:23 AM ET, Sun May 6, 2018

(CNN) - A sniper who targeted cars on a Georgia highway left behind a "hate-filled" document describing the Parkland high school gunman Nikolas Cruz as a hero, a sheriff said.

Authorities identified the sniper as Rex Whitmire Harbour, 26, of Snellville, Georgia. He shot at cars in Gainesville on Friday, leaving three people injured before he shot himself dead, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said in a statement Saturday.

Harbour hid in the woods as he waited for motorists on the side of Georgia 365, Couch said. He fired at least 17 times and hit seven cars, wounding two men in the hip and leg. A third person -- a woman -- was slightly injured by broken glass, authorities said.

The two men suffered injuries that are not life-threatening, and are in stable condition.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/06/us/georgia-sniper-idolized-nikolas-cruz-trnd/index.html

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Reply Highway sniper who shot 2 idolized Nikolas Cruz, sheriff says (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
Scurrilous May 2018 #1
renegade000 May 2018 #2
Eko May 2018 #6
Glorfindel May 2018 #4
Glorfindel May 2018 #3
Ligyron May 2018 #5
mountain grammy May 2018 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:57 PM

1. Well, aim wise, at least he didn't miss himself.

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:32 PM

2. Probably helped that he was shooting at cars using relatively low-power ammo...

Unclear what he was shooting with (the 22lr, 9mm, or 12-gauge), but I would think that a car door would actually provide some protection from those vs. centerfire rifle ammo.

Basically, glad he didn't have an AR-15 or equivalently powered rifle.

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Response to renegade000 (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:13 PM

6. But an AR15 only uses

.22 rounds!

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:35 PM

4. True. That's some comfort, anyhow. Maybe he suffered a bit before dying.

I hate to say I hope so, but, actually, I hope so.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:33 PM

3. Damn...that's TOO CLOSE for comfort, about 40 miles from where I live

What a hideous, horrible, cowardly thing to do.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 05:58 PM

5. Who says we don't need those pesky background checks?

Freedumb!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 06:50 PM

7. And Cruz is a trumper

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