Posted tagged ‘Shooting’

Remember the Victims in Newtown, Connecticut

December 17, 2012

As a father, I still have no words for the unspeakable crime which took place last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

I’ve used Facebook and Twitter as an avenue for letting my feelings be known about the shooter, the media coverage and the members of Westboro Baptist Church. I’ve also seen the arguments for and against gun control.

For now, I hope that we can just remember the victims, including the children who were brutally murdered along with the heroic teachers, principal Dawn Hochsprung and psychologist Mary Sherlach.

That’s all I have to say for now. My emotions are still too strong to come up with any rational thoughts that I can put into words.



Bullets Hit Pentagon, No Injuries Reported

October 19, 2010

A gunman fired shots at the Pentagon early this morning, but it appears that no one has been injured.

News broadcasts are reporting that this the first incident like this since a gunman shot and wounded two security officers near the Pentagon entrance earlier this year.

From CNN:

Pentagon police spokesman Chris Layman said it’s not known who fired the shots. Pentagon police officers heard at least five shots around 4:50 a.m., Layman added.

According to another Pentagon Force Protection Agency spokesman, Terry Sutherland, two bullets hit the Pentagon on the south side of the building — one striking a window and the other hitting the building itself. This is an unoccupied part of the building that is being renovated.

Sutherland said a fragment of one of the bullets is lodged in the window. The windows, which are bullet-proof, did not shatter.

Doctor Shot at Johns Hopkins Hospital

September 16, 2010

UPDATE: Baltimore police say a man who shot a doctor at Johns Hopkins hospital fatally shot a relative and then killed himself during a standoff with police.

A doctor has been critically injured at Johns Hopkins Hospital this morning. There are currently conflicting reports whether the suspect has been disarmed or not.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the suspect is believed to still be barricaded in a room with a relative.

From the Associated Press:

Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the gunman has barricaded himself in a room.

Guglielmi says the hospital is being evacuated.

He said he doesn’t know the doctor’s condition.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Portions of the Nelson Building, a thoracic center on Hopkins’ sprawling East Baltimore campus, were placed on lockdown and other sections evacuated. Police have shut down numerous roads in the area of Broadway, East Monument and North Wolfe streets. South of Monument and Wolfe was sealed off with trucks, cars and tape. Many units are on the scene, including police, fire and SWAT teams. Snipers are set up outside the building.

Skyline College on Lockdown After Shooting on Campus

September 2, 2009

A man was shot at Skyline College in San Bruno, California this afternoon at about 1:30 p.m. The campus has been locked down while police investigate the scene.

From Fox News:

The campus Web site posted the following “Emergency Notification” for students and faculty: “We have had a shooting on campus and are now in lockdown. Please shelter in place, away from windows, with doors shut until further notice. We are sending an emergency text message to all students.”

“We are trying to get everyone safe on campus,” wrote Lori Adrian, Vice President of Student Services, in a statement to The Skyline View.

Skyline College officials ordered a lockdown this afternoon after a student was shot in the buttocks in a parking lot there, officials told the San Francisco Chronicle. The wounded student is being treated in a nearby hospital.

The shooting happened in the parking lot campus in San Bruno, near the community college’s science building, the paper reported.

The shooter was believed to be at large on the campus Wednesday afternoon. San Bruno police were systematically clearing the school’s classrooms this afternoon, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Shots Fired…In My Driveway

August 15, 2009

Well, usually I get to pass along the stories I read about, whether it be Casey and Caylee Anthony, the economy, or just something funny, to each of you.

Tonight, I got to be part of a story.

We just walked home from my in laws house here in San Jose, California, and took the kids inside to get ready for bed. As we were brushing the kids teeth, all of a sudden four shots rang out. It turns out that  a man and a woman were running from a shooter and the four shots were fired from our driveway! The police arrived less than ten minutes later and found two bullets in an SVU in front of our house, a shell casing in the neighbors yard, and a casing in our driveway.

It appears that the two people who ran from the shooter ended up in the apartment complex up the street and the shooter ran back the way he came.

Frankly, I’m getting tired of things like this in the neighborhood. It seems like every couple of days, there is a police helicopter flying around and police checking out the area. Everyone is safe here, just a little shaken.

If I hear any more information, or see any news articles, I’ll be sure to post them!

Wesleyan University Gunman Targeting Jews and School

May 7, 2009

Police have announced that the suspect in a shooting that killed a Wesleyan University student may be targeting the university and the Jewish community.

From NBC:

Officials said they launched a nationwide manhunt for 29-year-old Stephen Morgan and ordered students, faculty and staff to stay home.

Middletown Police Chief Lynn Baldoni said investigators uncovered a connection between him and the victim, Johanna Justin-Jinich, and said the shooting was not a random act.

“Evidence uncovered overnight suggests that Mr. Morgan may be focused on the Wesleyan University campus as well as the Jewish community,” Baldoni said at a news conference. “Investigators have been in contact with Wesleyan University and leaders of the Jewish community, urging both to be extra vigilant.”

She would not elaborate and did not take questions.

4 Shot, 1 Dead at California Retreat

April 8, 2009

A gunman opened fire at a Korean Christian retreat center last night, leaving one person dead and at least three other people injured.

From NBC News:

Authorities were first called to the rural area about 7 p.m. after receiving reports about a man shooting his wife, California Highway Patrol spokesman Mario Lopez said.

But investigators were still trying to learn the circumstances of the shootings, and were hindered by a language barrier in trying to sort out the facts, Riverside County Sheriff’s spokesman Dennis Gutierrez said.

“We have some nuns that are very distraught,” he said.

NBC News reported that the suspected shooter was believed to be aged in his 70s. The identity of the dead victim were being withheld until relatives were notified.