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Re: Spree-Killings Master Thread

Postby elfismiles » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:43 pm

Thanks for the headsup DK - I've forwarded the info to Loren Coleman.

Dradin Kastell wrote:There was a shooting in Finland on May 25th our other Finnish members have not mentioned yet:

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The Superpesis Finnish-rules baseball league has agreed to a two-week break for Hyvinkään Tahko before they resume their season on 10 June. The club lost one player in the shooting, and two others were injured.

Sources: Yle

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I bolded the last part due to

Toronto Mall Shooting Near Miss For Blue Jays Player
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Re: Spree-Killings Master Thread

Postby temp-monitor » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:15 pm

Topic: Seattle's Cafe Racer shootings of May 2012.

It turns out that the shooter, Ian Stawicki, was not only ex-military, but receiving psych treatment at Fort Lewis & claimed he was part of a "covert operation".

Nobody believed him.

The media narrative is that he was mentally ill, and had been refused service at the café.

None of the media coverage mentioned his ex-military status except the following article, which includes this nugget:

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/a-ci ... d=13860956

"He mentioned going to Fort Lewis for a [psychiatric] evaluation," Moore says. "But in the next breath, he was talking about a covert military operation he'd finished." So she told him he should consider the possibility that what he was thinking wasn't true. "It was the nicest way I could think of to tell him, 'Dude, you're totally off your rocker.'"

Stawicki listened. You could see him considering it, she says, before he simply shut the conversation down. It was heartbreaking, Moore says... "


Food for thought: After it has come to light that Ted Kaczynski was a test subject for the CIA's early MK Ultra LSD experiments, who would've believed Ted's story?

Apparently, the stories of the mentally ill are safely and fortuitously disregarded.
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Re: Spree-Killings Master Thread

Postby Project Willow » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:33 am

^^ I missed that article. Thank you.

Which is why it's painful for Stawicki's friends and loved ones to reconcile their memories with the man who, about five years ago, began living a life of conspiracy theories, telling people that the government was forcing him to complete covert operations. The man who was arrested for domestic violence in 2008 and for a weapons charge in 2009. The man who on May 30 did the unthinkable.


It could be grist for the MacGowan mill, to which I can subscribe, as explained in another recent thread about freelancing on behalf of MC created assasins. When one of these spree shooters finally targets vics I know well, that will seal it.

Eventually, writers like those at The Stranger will need our stories to make their stories make some other plausible kind of sense.
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Re: Spree-Killings Master Thread

Postby elfismiles » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:01 pm

O.C. shooting suspect identified as college student with no record
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Re: Spree-Killings Master Thread

Postby elfismiles » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:16 am

elfismiles wrote:Past RI Threads on this subject:

Seattle Massacre - circa March 2006
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William Walter Sargant, yet another MKULTRA programmer
Kyle Huff's vandalizing moose hunt
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Re: Spree-Killings Master Thread

Postby elfismiles » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:24 am

Connecticut Elementary School Massacre
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Former LAPD Officer's Manifesto & Shooting
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"I AM THE SHOOTER"
Shooting Rampage At Portland Oregon Mall
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Phoenix Shooting: 3 Dead & the Other James Holmes
http://copycateffect.blogspot.com/2013/ ... olmes.html

Albuquerque Shootings Kill Five
http://copycateffect.blogspot.com/2013/ ... erque.html

Orion Protocol: William Cooper’s 1992 book ‘Behold a Pale Horse’ on MK-Mass-Shootings
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Postby elfismiles » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:37 am

Ira Attebury Shooting at 1979 Battle of Flowers Parade
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Postby elfismiles » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:42 pm

another school shooting, Ohio
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..A year after high school mass shooting, Ohio town still grieves (Video) ..By Jeff Stacklin
.Posts .By Jeff Stacklin | The Lookout – 2 hrs 11 mins ago....

Chardon High School remembersChardon, Ohio—A few red ribbons, tattered by the elements, still hang on trees along the streets of Chardon, Ohio. To some people in town, the ribbons are a necessary reminder of a shooting spree at Chardon High School a year ago that left three students dead and three others injured.

On Tuesday, just a day shy of the one-year mark of the tragedy, T.J. Lane pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges in the Chardon shooting. Prosecutors say Lane fired 10 shots from a .22-caliber pistol at students milling in the school cafeteria the morning of Feb. 27, 2012.

After a year in which even deadlier mass shootings like those in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., grabbed headlines, it could be easy to overlook the tragedy that shook Chardon, a middle-class community of 5,000 residents about 30 miles east of Cleveland.


If there are lessons to be learned from the students at the high school and the broader community, it’s that the emotional damage leaves lasting scars and heavy hearts do not heal quickly.

Four adults have committed suicide in Chardon, and there have been more than a dozen attempted suicides among students since the shootings, a school official said. Counseling sessions and lessons on detecting warning signs that friends, classmates and colleagues might be suffering have become part of classroom curriculum.

Chardon High School principal Andy Fetchik tried to put an upbeat face on a grim year during a press conference last week.

“I can assure you, we’re getting better,” Fetchik said. “There’s a lot to be done. We have a strong and compassionate community surrounding us, and we’re getting better every day.”

One-year mark

What began as a typical winter day in Chardon turned into a deadly rampage when shots rang out around 8 a.m. Lane, then a 17-year-old junior, aimed his gun at randomly targeted students, authorities said.

Students Vincent "Danny" Parmertor, Demetrius C. Hewlin and Russell D. King Jr. were killed in the attack. Students Nick Walczak, Joy Rickers and Nate Mueller were wounded.

Police captured Lane in a neighborhood near the high school. Under questioning, he reportedly admitted to shooting the students. Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. Because he was a minor when the attack occurred, the death penalty was not a consideration.


T.J. Lane enters court.
With his grandparents and family members of the victims in court on Tuesday, Lane changed his plea from not guilty by reason of insanity to guilty. Dressed in a green open-collared shirt with close-cropped hair, Lane answered "yes" or "yes, your honor" to questions from the judge about the plea agreement. After a background review is completed, Lane will return to court on March 19, when Geauga County Judge David Fuhry is scheduled to sentence him.

Lane's attorney, Ian Friedman, said the teen had undergone psychiatric evaluation, but last week declined to discuss his client's emotional state and how he might reflect on the one-year mark.

“It’s a very delicate matter,” Friedman said. “I don’t think it would be appropriate to comment on anything beyond where the case is procedurally.”

Geauga County Prosecutor James Flaiz did not return messages seeking comment on the case.

While a public trial could have shed light on the shooter’s motives, some community members say such details could have done greater emotional harm.

“There are very good lawyers in this case representing Lane and the prosecutor,” said Carmen Naso, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. “And, ultimately, the judge is going to decide what happens to this kid.”

No celebration

During a media briefing last week, reporters were asked to refrain from referring to Feb. 27 as the “anniversary” of the tragedy, which could imply a sort of celebration. Reporters were asked instead to refer to the day as a “one-year mark.”

Chardon High School students and faculty planned to observe the day by embarking on service projects. Some were making care blankets, like those distributed by volunteers after the tragedy. Others were crafting leashes for comfort dogs, like those brought to the school in the days after the incident.

Students also planned to take a memorial walk from the high school to the village square and host a candlelight vigil and concert.

“Danny, Demetrius and Russell were our classmates,” said Chardon High School senior Will Porter. “For a lot of us, they were our friends. They’ll never be forgotten, and we hope to honor them through this day.”

Senior Jessie Mysyk said the tragedy has inspired a strong sense of unity at the school.

“There's never a time when a student would feel alone,” she said. “Within the school, we are a community. We're all friends. We are a family. ... We are together."

Senior Jill Allenby said the killings had pushed students to move beyond typical teenage grievances.

“We don’t have the normal kind of drama or high school cliques that everyone sees,” Allenby said. “When you walk through the halls, you see everyone and everyone says hello.”


A memorial created for the boys killed in the attack on Feb. 27. 2012. (AP)
Must love kids, not guns

After the slaughter of 20 first-graders and six faculty members at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December, the National Rifle Association suggested placing armed guards at schools and possibly training teachers to shoot as the best way to avert such a tragedy in the future.

While the idea of arming teachers has some support in Chardon, school superintendent Joseph Bergant II says it won't happen.

Bergant said it was fine for teachers to learn to use weapons in their private time. But permitting a teacher to carry a concealed gun, which is legal in Ohio, will not happen in Chardon, he said.

“That defeats our purpose,” Bergant said. “Our purpose is to educate children in a safe, caring environment. … We are not going to put bars on the school buildings. We are not going to put an iron dome over the top.”

Fetchik, the high school principal, agreed. The school now has an armed “resource officer”—a police officer whose salary is paid with funds from the local government and donations to the community after the shooting.

“I don’t want guns in school,” Fetchik said. “I want a trained resource officer. … That gentleman is prepared to deal with using that weapon, (and) not just pointing and pulling the trigger."

About the red ribbons


Red ribbon hangs on a tree in Chardon, Ohio.Gestures like hanging a ribbon on a tree still serve as a haunting reminder to many. Recently, the city has removed the frayed and faded ribbons from all public places and suggested community members follow suit.

The ribbons have been collected by the school district and will be given to the families of the boys who died, Chardon City Manager Randy Sharpe said.

Many people, he acknowledged, wish the ribbons could stay. “But, the ones that are tired and dingy reflect poorly on the community,” Sharpe said.

Officials said the city is looking to create a permanent memorial to honor the victims, the schools and community—a process that may take another one to two years.

Chardon resident Jamie Ward is among those people ready to move on. He and his wife, Sandy, had just moved to town shortly before the tragedy and have since had a son, Peter, now 10 weeks old.

“For me, the one-year mark is hard,” said Ward as he held his young son. “A year later, I don’t want Chardon to always be associated with such a thing."

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Re: Spree-Killings Master Thread

Postby elfismiles » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:20 pm

Shooting at Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Re: Spree-Killings Master Thread

Postby elfismiles » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:22 am


Mar 14, 8:38 AM EDT
Cops kill suspect in deadly NY shooting rampage
By MICHAEL HILL and JOHN KEKIS
Associated Press

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) -- Police in upstate New York stormed an abandoned building Thursday morning where a man suspected of a deadly shooting rampage at a car wash and barbershop had been holed up for hours, killing the man after he fired on a police dog.

Kurt Myers, 64, was killed by police who had surrounded a block of small businesses in the village of Herkimer since Wednesday afternoon.

SWAT teams went into the building around 8 a.m., trooper Jack Keller said. The shootout occurred in the basement.

Keller said police sent in the dog first and Myers shot and killed it.

"He was waiting for us," Keller said. "He kills the dog. They hear shots fired. Our teams returned fire and the suspect gets shot."

No officers were injured, he said.

Police say Myers sauntered into a barbershop Wednesday, coolly asked if the man cutting hair remembered him and then opened fire with a shotgun, the first shots in a burst of violence that would leave four dead, two critically wounded and people in this small village aching to find out what set the gunman off.

John Seymour, one of the men wounded in the attacks told his sister, Mary Hornett, the barbershop attack came out of nowhere.

"He just said that the guys were in the barbershop and this guy comes in and he says, `Hi John, do you remember me?' and my brother said, `Yes, Kurt, how are you?' and then he just started shooting," Hornett said.

Hornett said her brother, who was hospitalized in critical condition, was doing well after being shot in the left hand and right hip.

"My brother couldn't think of any reason why he would do such a thing," she said of Myers, a former customer who hadn't been in the shop for a couple of years.

The shootings shattered the peace and rattled the nerves of Mohawk and Herkimer, two small villages about 170 miles northwest of New York City, separated from each other by the Mohawk River and the New York State Thruway.

Police said Myers' rampage started with a fire in his apartment in the nearby village of Mohawk at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. He then drove to John's Barber Shop around the corner and used a shotgun to kill two customers, D'Amico said, identifying them as Harry Montgomery, 68, and Michael Ransear, 57, a retired corrections officer. In addition to Seymour, the shop's owner, another customer, Dan Haslauer, also was listed in critical condition at a Utica hospital.

The gunman then drove to Gaffy's Fast Lube in nearby Herkimer and used the shotgun to kill Michael Renshaw and Thomas Stefka. Renshaw was a 23-year employee of the state corrections department who worked at Mid-State Correctional Facility near Utica. Stefka worked at Gaffey's and attended Mohawk Reform Church, where he played guitar during services.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a press conference in Herkimer, called it "truly an inexplicable situation."

Neighbors said they barely knew Myers, who rarely spoke, left every morning in his red Jeep and came back.

Traci Randall said the only time she remembers speaking to her next-door neighbor was when he yelled at her son because he thought he had shot an air pellet at his Jeep.

"He would walk by himself. He was kind of a loner. No wife," she said.

Neighbors said he never had visitors or friends. Gary Urich said Myers wouldn't even say much as `Hi' to him when walking by his porch.

"I said, `How are you doing?' No response. He just walked by," he said.

Michele Mlinar, a bartender at Cangee's Bar and Grille in Herkimer, said Myers frequently went in and had a bottle or two of Coors Light and left without speaking to anyone. She said he was always alone and she didn't even know his name until police released his mug shot on Wednesday.

Cangee's owner Candy Rellin called Myers "just an odd little man."

The two villages are about 65 miles east of Syracuse on opposite sides of the Mohawk River - which connects the Erie Canal to the Hudson River and from there, the sea - in a region known as the Mohawk Valley.

Elizabeth Cirelli was shocked by Stefka's slaying. He was a neighbor in Herkimer.

"He was a great guy, a really nice person. This is horrific. We really couldn't believe it," she said.

Herkimer County Community College lifted a lockdown during the afternoon, and schools near the scene released students. D'Amico said most of the three-block neighborhood around the search scene was evacuated.

Herkimer is a village of 7,700 named for the German immigrant family that settled in the western Mohawk Valley in the 1720s. The economically distressed villages are 2 miles away from Ilion, where a 2-century-old Remington Arms gun plant is a major employer.


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Re: Spree-Killings Master Thread

Postby FourthBase » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:47 am

elfismiles wrote:

Mar 14, 8:38 AM EDT
Cops kill suspect in deadly NY shooting rampage
By MICHAEL HILL and JOHN KEKIS
Associated Press

HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) -- Police in upstate New York stormed an abandoned building Thursday morning where a man suspected of a deadly shooting rampage at a car wash and barbershop had been holed up for hours, killing the man after he fired on a police dog.

Kurt Myers, 64, was killed by police who had surrounded a block of small businesses in the village of Herkimer since Wednesday afternoon.

SWAT teams went into the building around 8 a.m., trooper Jack Keller said. The shootout occurred in the basement.

Keller said police sent in the dog first and Myers shot and killed it.

"He was waiting for us," Keller said. "He kills the dog. They hear shots fired. Our teams returned fire and the suspect gets shot."

No officers were injured, he said.

Police say Myers sauntered into a barbershop Wednesday, coolly asked if the man cutting hair remembered him and then opened fire with a shotgun, the first shots in a burst of violence that would leave four dead, two critically wounded and people in this small village aching to find out what set the gunman off.

John Seymour, one of the men wounded in the attacks told his sister, Mary Hornett, the barbershop attack came out of nowhere.

"He just said that the guys were in the barbershop and this guy comes in and he says, `Hi John, do you remember me?' and my brother said, `Yes, Kurt, how are you?' and then he just started shooting," Hornett said.

Hornett said her brother, who was hospitalized in critical condition, was doing well after being shot in the left hand and right hip.

"My brother couldn't think of any reason why he would do such a thing," she said of Myers, a former customer who hadn't been in the shop for a couple of years.

The shootings shattered the peace and rattled the nerves of Mohawk and Herkimer, two small villages about 170 miles northwest of New York City, separated from each other by the Mohawk River and the New York State Thruway.

Police said Myers' rampage started with a fire in his apartment in the nearby village of Mohawk at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. He then drove to John's Barber Shop around the corner and used a shotgun to kill two customers, D'Amico said, identifying them as Harry Montgomery, 68, and Michael Ransear, 57, a retired corrections officer. In addition to Seymour, the shop's owner, another customer, Dan Haslauer, also was listed in critical condition at a Utica hospital.

The gunman then drove to Gaffy's Fast Lube in nearby Herkimer and used the shotgun to kill Michael Renshaw and Thomas Stefka. Renshaw was a 23-year employee of the state corrections department who worked at Mid-State Correctional Facility near Utica. Stefka worked at Gaffey's and attended Mohawk Reform Church, where he played guitar during services.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a press conference in Herkimer, called it "truly an inexplicable situation."

Neighbors said they barely knew Myers, who rarely spoke, left every morning in his red Jeep and came back.

Traci Randall said the only time she remembers speaking to her next-door neighbor was when he yelled at her son because he thought he had shot an air pellet at his Jeep.

"He would walk by himself. He was kind of a loner. No wife," she said.

Neighbors said he never had visitors or friends. Gary Urich said Myers wouldn't even say much as `Hi' to him when walking by his porch.

"I said, `How are you doing?' No response. He just walked by," he said.

Michele Mlinar, a bartender at Cangee's Bar and Grille in Herkimer, said Myers frequently went in and had a bottle or two of Coors Light and left without speaking to anyone. She said he was always alone and she didn't even know his name until police released his mug shot on Wednesday.

Cangee's owner Candy Rellin called Myers "just an odd little man."

The two villages are about 65 miles east of Syracuse on opposite sides of the Mohawk River - which connects the Erie Canal to the Hudson River and from there, the sea - in a region known as the Mohawk Valley.

Elizabeth Cirelli was shocked by Stefka's slaying. He was a neighbor in Herkimer.

"He was a great guy, a really nice person. This is horrific. We really couldn't believe it," she said.

Herkimer County Community College lifted a lockdown during the afternoon, and schools near the scene released students. D'Amico said most of the three-block neighborhood around the search scene was evacuated.

Herkimer is a village of 7,700 named for the German immigrant family that settled in the western Mohawk Valley in the 1720s. The economically distressed villages are 2 miles away from Ilion, where a 2-century-old Remington Arms gun plant is a major employer.


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... _SHOOTINGS



So, he was either:

A - A criminally insane mass murderer with no discernible motive
B - A criminally insane mass murderer with some discernible motive

Is it that common for an AP story to be so concerned thematically with the motive in such a case?
Is it the kind of town where half the people are prison employees, or is there a suggestion of a pattern?
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KWHJ?

Postby crikkett » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:51 pm

3rd Google listing on Kurt Meyers: @kurtsquirks << twitter account of a teenager.
I looked, just to see what could be there. A photo captioned with a joke I don't understand saw somewhere around 450 retweets - which is a big deal for someone with less than 400 followers.

2:39 PM - Mar 13, 2013: https://twitter.com/KurtsQuirks/status/ ... 1023620096

2:43 PM - Mar 13, 2013: https://twitter.com/KurtsQuirks/status/ ... 8291772417
My last tweet already has 164 retweets #winning


7:17 PM - Mar 13, 2013 https://twitter.com/KurtsQuirks/status/ ... 5329884160
410 retweets and 107 favorites on one tweet today. I'll say it was a successful day


The times coincided with the story about the shooting. It may be an interesting accidental keyword hijack
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Re: Spree-Killings Master Thread

Postby elfismiles » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:59 pm

Massacre Thwarted at University of Central Florida (Video)
http://abcnews.go.com/US/university-cen ... d=18754748

Ohio School Shooter TJ Lane Gives Victims' Families the Finger at Sentencing (Video)
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Postby elfismiles » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:57 am

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chiggerbit wrote:See link for entire article:

http://tinyurl.com/2zs9zy

"The Centreville man responsible for Monday's shooting rampage at Virginia Tech was questioned by police twice in 2005 after female students complained he was harassing them and was briefly hospitalized after he was reported to be suicidal, the campus police chief said this morning.

Cho Seung Hui, then 21, was taken to a hospital in nearby Christiansburg, Va. on the night of Dec. 13, 2005. But, after a doctor reported that Cho denied having suicidal thoughts, a court magistrate ordered him released for outpatient treatment, court documents show........"

Palast on VATECH shootings
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2 victims in Christiansburg mall shootings in stable condition
New River college site gunman pretended to be police, witness says
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A police officer stood guard Friday afternoon outside the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg. Two women were shot there.

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CHRISTIANSBURG — Two women who were shot by a gunman at a community college branch in a mall in Southwest Virginia, causing students and shoppers to flee in a panic, were reported to be in stable condition Saturday.

Both women were being treated at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, said Christiansburg Police Department spokeswoman Becky Wilburn. The women’s names and additional information on their injuries were not released.

The shootings occurred Friday afternoon in a section of the New River Valley Mall that had been converted to classrooms for a satellite campus of New River Community College.

Neil Allan MacInnis, an 18-year-old student at the college, has been charged with two counts each of malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Authorities said Friday that they do not know what motivated the shootings and have not said what type of gun was used.

A student who hid as the gunfire rang out said the shooter attempted to lure more students out of hiding by pretending he was a police officer.

Clara Keller said she was working in a computer lab when she heard a gunshot. As more sounded and a woman screamed, she and four friends huddled under a desk.

Keller said the shooter called out, “Help, help!” as he walked, apparently feigning to be a victim, then yelled, “It’s the police!’

Police arrested MacInnis minutes later. He was being held without bail Saturday at the Montgomery County Jail.
http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state ... ae2cd.html


Weapons, Ammo Used in Va. Community College Attack May Have Been Posted Online By Shooter

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PHOTO: Neil Allan MacInnis, of Christiansburg, Va. is shown in this photo provided by the Christianburg Police Department.
Neil Allan MacInnis, of Christiansburg, Va. is shown in this photo provided by the Christianburg Police Department. (Christiansburg Police Department/AP Photo)

By ALEXIS SHAW
April 13, 2013

An 18-year-old college student may have posted messages online that detailed the weapons and ammunition he planned to use before allegedly shooting two women at a Virginia community college on Friday.

"I'm nervous because I've never really handled a shotgun but a few times with the Christiansburg police," Neil MacInnis, of Christiansburg, Va., reportedly posted just minutes before he opened fire at the satellite campus of New River Community College at New River Valley Mall, police said.

"Stevens 320 shotgun. Buck shots and slugs," MacInnis reportedly posted before the attack.

Investigators could not confirm if the information in the post matched Friday's attack.

RELATED: Student Charged in Va. Mall Shootings; 2 Wounded Christiansburg Police Chief Mark Sisson said MacInnis had participated in the town's Police Department Citizens Academy program in 2012.
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The 12-week course allowed participants to ride along with police officers, tour the officers' training facility, as well as practice with firearms at the firing range, the Associated Press reported.

The type of weapon, how it was obtained and how many shots were fired during the incident were not being released due to the ongoing investigation, Sisson said, the AP reported.

MacInnis was charged with two counts each of malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is being held without bail in Montgomery County Jail.

MacInnis, who is currently a student at the community college, wounded a student and a school employee in the attack. One woman was airlifted to the hospital for medical attention, while the other was taken by ambulance, the AP reported.

MacInnis was subdued by an off-duty security guard less than 10 minutes after the shooting began on Friday.

Authorities have not yet revealed the shooter's motive.

The community college was closed following the attack Friday afternoon, and Saturday classes were canceled as well, according to the AP.

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Neil MacInnis, Virginia mall shooting suspect, reportedly tried to lure victims out of hiding: witness
A student at the New River Community College claimed that MacInnis pretended to be a police officer before shooting two women inside the campus. Cops say the suspect allegedly practiced firing guns with Christiansburg police.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:31 PM

Neil Allen MacInnis of Christiansburg, Virginia is a community college student who graduated from a police department "citizen academy" program last year. He was charged on Friday with shooting and wounding two women at a shopping mall-based campus in southwestern Virginia, police said.

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — A student who hid from a gunman as he shot two women at a southwest Virginia community college said he attempted to lure more students out of hiding by pretending he was a police officer.

Clara Keller said she was working in a computer lab Friday at New River Community College's satellite campus in a Christiansburg mall when she heard a gunshot. As more sounded and a woman screamed, she and four friends huddled under a desk.

Keller said the shooter called out, "Help, help!" as he walked, apparently feigning to be a victim, then yelled, "It's the police!'

But Keller said she and her friends didn't take the bait.

"The guy's a terrible actor," Keller told The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/110I7yo). "I knew it was just a matter of holding still as long as possible until the real police got there."

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Police arrested a suspect minutes later. Neil Allan MacInnis, 18, was being held without bail Saturday at Montgomery County Jail. A jail employee said he did not have an attorney. A telephone listing for a family member was busy.

MacInnis is charged with two counts each of of malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

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A police officer, left, stands guard next to people on a curb outside the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg, Va. Officials say two women were shot at the community college section of the mall. Authorities did not identify the victims.

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A police officer, left, stands guard next to people on a curb outside the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg, Va. Officials say two women were shot at the community college section of the mall. Authorities did not identify the victims.

Both women injured in the shootings were being treated at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. A spokesman said Saturday that the hospital was not releasing any information on the women's conditions.

The shootings occurred in a section of the New River Valley Mall that had been converted to classrooms for the community college. Students and shoppers fled the mall in a panic as the shootings began shortly before 2 p.m. Friday.

Christiansburg officials, who did not respond to telephone messages and emails Saturday, have not said what type of weapon was used in the shootings or how it was obtained.

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Police Chief Mark Sisson said at a news conference late Friday that investigators were attempting to establish a motive.

He said that authorities are investigating online postings reportedly made by MacInnis before the shooting but that he was unable to confirm whether those postings were legitimate.

The police chief also said MacInnis participated in the Christiansburg Police Department Citizens Academy program in 2012. The 12-week course gives civilians an idea of what happens at the department on a typical day, according to a news release seeking participants for the free program. The program puts civilians in patrol cars with police officers and provides other activities related to police work.

Christiansburg is a town of about 21,000 in southwest Virginia, less than 10 miles from Blacksburg, home to Virginia Tech.

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Gunman kills three at Ross Township meeting
By Chris Reber
also by Andrew Scott

Pocono Record Writers
August 06, 2013

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Rockne Newell is the suspect in a shooting at the Ross Township Municipal Building Monday night that killed three people.

Three people died Monday night when a gunman opened fire on a Ross Township municipal meeting, indiscriminately shooting into the building, authorities said.

Eyewitnesses at the scene and state police identified the gunman as Rockne Newell, a self-proclaimed junk collector who has had a long-simmering feud with the township for keeping a junkyard on his property.

Monday night state police were seeking a search warrant from a district judge for Newell's property, according to Trooper First Class Michael Sniscak.

As of 11 p.m., however, there was a delay in returning to his property, authorities said. Fearful that his property might be booby-trapped, police said that they might bring in bomb-sniffing dogs as a precaution.

A meeting attendee tackled Newell, who was shot with his own gun, according to witnesses.

Pocono Record reporter Chris Reber, who was attending a Ross Township meeting for the first time, described hearing at least 10 shots. He described plaster flying out, blowing out through the walls. Witnesses would later tell him they saw pictures exploding away from the wall.

Resident Betty Broad said, "First we jumped up. Patricia was pushing on me. I was starting to turn to see what was going on when someone took the big round table and protected us. Nothing can prepare you "»"

Secretary Treasurer Doris Price said, "No one wanted to move. Everyone was hiding."

Reber, who had escaped the meeting room to take cover behind an SUV in the parking lot, said the gunman emptied his first weapon and that he saw the gunman go to his car to retrieve a second weapon.

Police said Monday night that Newell had two weapons.

Newell was outside, firing into the meeting room, where about 15 people had gathered.

"I had view of Rockne coming in. I saw Bernie (Kozen) struggling with him. Bernie got the gun and shot him in the leg twice," Ross Township Supervisor Tina Drake said.

West End Park and Open Space Commission Executive Director Bernie Kozen was sitting on the side of the room.

He described his actions to subdue the shooter: "When he came back in, he didn't see me. I guess he was hellbent on "»"

His voice trailed off.

"I was working on Dave Fleetwood and he walked by me into the meeting room, I guess to shoot more people," Kozen said. "That's when I came up behind him and wrestled the gun from him with the help of Mr. Kresh."

Drake said Kresh helped to hold the shooter down. She said she was behind Solicitor John Dunn, two women and three men.

Cleoria Campodonico was also at the meeting.

"I'll never get those images out of my head. Those poor, innocent people," she said. "David Fleetwood pushed me out of the way and got shot twice in the belly."

Township supervisor Howard Beers' daughter, Alissa Rutt, got a call from her dad.
He said, "Just listen to what I have to say. No matter what you hear, I'm ok."

She then called her sister, who was on her way to the scene. Her girlfriends had gotten news alerts on their cell phones. She spotted her dad and was allowed past the barricade. They hugged each other.

The identities of the victims was not available at 11 p.m. Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen described the fatalities as three men. Two were dead on the scene and one died after being taken by a medical helicopter, Allen said.

One remained in surgery at 11:30 p.m., according to state police.

The man identified by witnesses and police as the gunman — Rockne Newell — has had a long-running feud with the township.

He got a building permit from the township to have a storage structure on the property, but then built a dwelling without first getting a zoning permit or certificate of occupancy from the township.

Over the years, authorities have responded to Newell's property as a result of neighbor complaints and on one occasion in 2009 found human fecal matter in buckets there, according to previous reports in the Pocono Record. The township determined he was improperly disposing of sewage with no septic system or permit for one.

In a previous article, Newell said he couldn't afford septic hookup fees.

"If I lose this property, I have nowhere else to go," Newell told the Pocono Record in June. "What they're doing to me, what they've been doing to me for so long, it's wrong."

The outbreak of violence in this West End Monroe County community stands in stark contrast to its quiet, rural character. The meeting was winding down at 7:23 p.m. when the shooting broke out.

Witnesses described a scene of carnage and chaos following the shooting at the Anchorage Road building.

"There were real heroes here," Reber said. "People who did not consider their own lives in protecting others."



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