December 10, 2007

Colorado Gunman

Police are now saying that both shootings in Colorado were by the same gunman, who at one time attended the school where the first shootings occurred. The security guard who killed Murray probably saved a lot of lives. I post this because of the interesting "First Person Narrative" of the Omaha mall shooting I posted the other day where the witness wishes he had been carrying a gun... in this case, someone was"
Jeanne Assam, a church member who volunteers as a security guard, shot Murray, who was found with a rifle and two handguns, and over 1000 rounds of ammo, police said.

Assam said she believes God gave her the strength to confront Murray, keeping her calm and focused.

"It seemed like it was me, the gunman and God," she said at a news conference.

The pastor credited her with preventing more bloodshed.

"There could have been a great loss of life yesterday, and she probably saved over 100 lives."

Boyd said the gunman had a lot of ammunition and estimated that 40 rounds had been fired inside the church, leaving what looked like a "war scene."

About 7,000 people were in and around the church the time of the shooting, Boyd said. Security had been beefed up after the shootings hours earlier in Arvada, he said. The church had a total of 15 to 20 volunteer security officers inside at the time of the attack, he said.

I realize I was just slamming the Pacers' Jamaal Tinsley for being out and about with guns, but neither the Omaha nor the Colorado shootings were late-night bar shootings -- they were broad daylight, public place shootings.

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