Friday, February 15, 2008

Another Senseless and Tragic Shooting

The Patriots want to extend our deepest sympathies to the families of those who were either murdered or wounded during the latest tragic shooting at North Illinois University.

Unfortunately, we predicted that this would happen again because the media continues to sensationalize and give maniac shooters the notoriety they crave. Something needs to be done immediately to try to prevent another mass murder spree..

DeKALB, Ill. — With minutes left in a class in ocean sciences at Northern Illinois University on Thursday afternoon, a tall skinny man dressed all in black stepped out from behind a curtain on the stage of the lecture hall, said nothing, and opened fire with a shotgun, the
authorities and witnesses said.

The man shot again and again, witnesses said, perhaps 20 times or more. Students in the large lecture hall, stunned and screaming, dropped to the floor. They crouched behind anything they could find, even an overhead projector. They scattered, the blood of victims
spattering, some said, on those who escaped injury.

On Friday morning, the coroners office of DeKalb County, Ill., added another person to the death toll, which now stands at six, all of them students. Fifteen others were wounded, at least one of them critically. Hospital officials said at least 13 males and five females between the ages of 18 and 27 had been shot, several of them in the head.

NY Times: Suspect in Campus Attack Is Identified

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