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Post time 2008-7-14 14:54:15 |Display all floors
Father Breaks Silence About Weleetka Murders
Last Update: 7/09 10:57 pm

It’s been one month since the shocking discovery of the two little girls killed just down the road from their homes.

Now the community of Weleetka is struggling to come to terms with what happened and why no one has been arrested.

For the families of Skyla Whitaker and Taylor Paschal-Placker not knowing who killed their little girls is upsetting and frustrating.

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Post time 2008-7-28 20:46:43 |Display all floors
Gunman opens fire in Tennessee church, 2 killed

A gunman opened fire at a church youth performance Sunday and killed two people, including a man who witnesses called a hero for shielding others from a shotgun blast.

Seven adults were also injured but no children were harmed at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. Church members said they dove under pews or ran from the building when the shooting started.

The gunman was tackled by congregants and eventually taken into police custody.


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Post time 2008-7-28 20:49:23 |Display all floors
Gunfire at CNN Atlanta complex kills one
Updated: 2007-04-04 08:40

ATLANTA - A domestic dispute erupted in gunfire at CNN's headquarters complex Tuesday, killing a woman and critically wounding the ex-boyfriend who pulled a gun on her, authorities said. The man and woman were arguing near the main entrance of the complex when the man shot her, police officer James Polite said. The armed man was then shot by a CNN security guard.

The woman was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital, authorities said. The man was in critical condition.


A man who was wounded during a shooting at the building complex that houses CNN's headquarters is transported by an emergency worker, Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in Atlanta. [AP]
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Post time 2008-9-21 22:13:18 |Display all floors
Police: Suspect In Deadly Deputy Shooting A War Veteran
Authorities Continue Manhunt For Gunman


More than 50 officers and SWAT team members are searching for a gunman who shot two deputies late Friday night. One of those deputies died after what police are calling an ambush.

Two deputies were shot in Caldwell County Friday night. Eyewitness News has learned that one of those deputies died.

Authorities said it started at around 9:15 p.m. Adam Klutz and Lt. Chris Martin responded to a 911 hang-up call from the Oak Hill community east of Lenoir.

Once the deputies arrived at the home on Fox Winkler Road, shots rang out in what authorities described as an ambush. Authorities said Klutz was getting out of the patrol car when he was shot. Klutz sustained a head injury. Martin was shot three times in the chest, but was saved by his bullet-proof vest.

Klutz died at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Martin was treated and released from Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

Authorities said they believe the shooter is Skip Brinkley, an Iraq War veteran. More than 50 officers, including SWAT teams from Catawba County and Burke County, are searching the area for the Brinkley. Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities are telling people living in the area in Caldwell County to be wary until Brinkley is captured.


It seems as if these Iraq war vets will kill when they are let loose on American streets!
Its a sad side effect of the illegal Iraq war.

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Post time 2008-9-21 22:24:48 |Display all floors
They won't take him alive as he was a sniper in Iraq!

Originally posted by buddy35 at 2008-9-21 22:13
Authorities said they believe the shooter is Skip Brinkley, an Iraq War veteran. More than 50 officers, including SWAT teams from Catawba County and Burke County, are searching the area for the Brinkley. Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities are telling people living in the area in Caldwell County to be wary until Brinkley is captured.

There are many who have served in Iraq and come home with their minds all screwed up.
They come home and kill like they did as if they were still at war.

I wonder what he did there that has pushed his mind over the edge?
No, on the other hand, I don't want to think about it as it will make me sick!

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Post time 2008-10-28 01:02:02 |Display all floors
Shooting at US university kills 2, wounds 1


Police officers patrolled the University of Central Arkansas campus Monday and classes were canceled after a shooting in an alleyway left two students dead and a third person wounded.

Shots were fired in the heart of the campus Sunday night near a male dormitory and behind the campus police station. No arrests had been made by 7 am Monday.

"This is just an awful tragedy. It's the worst thing that can happen on a college campus," interim university president Tom Courtway said. "We have start looking at everything."

After the shooting, one man fell to the sidewalk along a narrow alley between the dormitory and a fine arts center and died. Police said the two others rushed into the dorm, where paramedics later found them.
University police spokeswoman Lt. Rhonda Swindle had no explanation for the shooting, though she said police questioned one "person of interest" into the early morning hours. She said detectives believed four people were involved in the attack, though no arrest or search warrants had been issued in the case.

"We have really good leads we're following up on right now and we feel the campus is safe," Swindle said.

Swindle declined to identify the victims, saying officers were trying to reach their families.

The campus was quiet Monday morning. Police cruisers circled its quiet streets and officers roaming the grounds in flak jackets and blue jeans.

"The UCA campus itself is not locked down, although officers are posted at every campus entrance, and access to campus is limited to residents and authorized personnel," UCA spokesman Warwick Sabin said in an e-mail early Monday.

Courtway canceled classes Monday at the university, which has 12,500 students. He said every precaution was being taken to ensure the safety of the students who remained in their dormitory rooms.

"It doesn't matter where this happens in the country -- it's awful," Courtway said.

Police used crime scene tape to keep people out of a large area around where the shootings occurred. Firefighters' foam sprayed over the alleyway to clean away traces of the attack congealed with the blood, turning to an orange froth.

Student Aprille Hanson, 20, of Mountain Home said the shooting was "definitely an eye-opener" in the quiet city of Conway, about 26 miles north of Little Rock.

"This campus is very safe. I've never felt afraid on this campus," Hanson said. "Everyone's going to be a little more tense."

Faculty and students received phone calls and e-mails through an automated system shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday warning them of the shooting and encouraging them to stay inside behind locked doors. Sabin said it was the first use of the university's new emergency e-mail and phone call system, purchased last year after the Virginia Tech massacre.

Swindle said video captured by surveillance cameras also installed at the campus after the massacre would be examined.

Sunday's shooting is the second at an Arkansas college this year. On Feb. 27, a man was shot and wounded at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Two suspects were charged. The victim, James Earl Matthews, was hospitalized and had surgery before being released.

Courtway said he thought police officers and the university's emergency alert system performed well in the minutes after the shooting. However, he promised to conduct a thorough examination of shooting to ensure students' safety in the future.

Map locates Conway, Ark., where a shooting at a university killed at least two; 1c x 1 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 38.1 mm. [Agencies]
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Post time 2008-11-4 07:47:58 |Display all floors
5 found fatally shot in SoCal homeless encampment
By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press Writer


Five people were found shot to death Sunday in a homeless encampment obscured by heavy brush in the shadow of a Long Beach freeway, police said.

Officers received an anonymous call Sunday morning and went to an area between several commercial buildings and freeway ramps off Interstate 405. They found two women and three men, all gunshot victims, Long Beach Deputy Police Chief Robert Luna said.

Detectives have not determined a motive or identified a suspect. Coroner's investigators were sent to the scene to identify the victims and determine how long they had been dead, Luna said.

Some of the victims had been shot more than once, said Ed Winter, assistant chief in the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Dozens of detectives combed the area for evidence.

"Because of the rains last night and the heavy foliage in the area where the crime occurred, the investigative process will be slow and methodical," Luna said.

Police initially described the victims as homeless but now say they haven't confirmed that. Officials also were also trying to track down the person who tipped police.

"That's a piece of the puzzle that we're trying to figure out," Luna said. "We're hoping that person comes forward and tells us, 'This is what I saw or heard.'"

"The way they were situated, it was perfect in that no one can find the crime scene or see it," he added.

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