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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 04:28 AM
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Seven bodies with gunshot wounds found in Texas flat
Source: BBC

The victims - four women and three men - were discovered in the city of Grapevine, just outside Dallas.

Local police said they believed one person shot the other six before committing suicide, NBC 5 reports. <snip>

"It appears to be they're all related. It appears all the victims are deceased from gunshot wounds," Grapevine police Sgt Robert Eberling was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.

"We are pretty confident that the shooter is among the deceased victims inside the apartment. We are not actively looking for a shooter that we believe is at large," the police officer added.

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The article states that the bodies were all found near a Christmas tree; gifts had been opened.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 05:36 AM
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1. Gruesome...911 call was line...nobody responding...
that must mean they were all murdered within the time it took to dial the 911 call, including the suicide of the shooter.

Three generations wiped out in a matter of seconds.

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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 12:25 PM
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2. still the highest rate of gun violence on the planet - good ol' USA, w'ere no. 1
International/Comparative Statistics

The U.S. has the highest rate of firearm deaths among 25 high-income nations.66 Another study concluded that among 36 high-income and upper-middle-income countries, the U.S. has the highest overall gun mortality rate.67

The overall firearm-related death rate among U.S. children under the age of 15 is nearly 12 times higher than that among children in 25 other industrialized nations combined.68

The firearm-related suicide rate for children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old in the United States is nearly 11 times higher than that in 25 other developed countries.69

Americans own far more civilian firearms particularly handguns than people in other industrialized nations and U.S. gun laws are among the most lax in the world.70
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