Huntsville, Alabama shooting


February 25, 2003, 11:34 AM
4 Dead in Ala. Employment Agency Shooting
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A man opened fire Tuesday during an argument over a CD player at a temporary employment agency, killing four people and wounding a fifth.

The gunman was later believed to be cornered in his apartment, where police said he shot at officers. Authorities evacuated a residential area around the small building, which law officers surrounded.

Three people were dead on the scene at Labor Ready Inc., and a 55-year-old man died during surgery, Huntsville Hospital spokeswoman Terri Bryson said.

Bryson said the wounded man, 46, was expected to be treated and released for what police described as a leg wound.

Police said the shooting occurred about 6:30 a.m. in the lobby of Labor Ready, where as many as 15 people were gathered waiting for work.

"A fight broke out among two groups of men over a CD player," said police spokesman Wendell Johnson. The man that did the shooting was well known both to employees and other laborers, he said.

"People who know him say he is a very unstable individual," said Johnson.

Patricia Johnson, 38, told The Huntsville Times the gunman turned the weapon on her and pulled the trigger, but nothing happened. She ran for cover into a closet, where three or four people already were hiding.

The man left in a car and apparently went to his home, where police Lt. Vince Dauro said at least one shot was fired as officers arrived outside the apartment building.

A police tactical team and dozens of patrol cars surrounded the building, where the man was believed to be alone. Officers saw movement through a window but had no immediate contact with the man, Dauro said.

"Sometimes these things can take awhile," said Dauro.

The Labor Ready office is next to a building that houses law enforcement agencies, including state troopers and investigators with the Madison County sheriff's department.

Based in Tacoma, Wash., Labor Ready describes itself as the nation's largest provider of temporary manual labor for light industry and small businesses.

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February 25, 2003, 12:38 PM
Stupid, stupid, stupid.... :cuss:

February 25, 2003, 01:06 PM
Another disgruntled person lashing out for no reason other than his own short comings.

I am sure we will read articles soon where he was a good man who was pushed over the edge by an unjust society. :rolleyes: :barf:

February 25, 2003, 01:07 PM
what a retard- can't wait to see what the anti's say

February 25, 2003, 01:24 PM
If he was known as an 'unstable' person, why was somebody messing with the CD player?

And how did they fit 5 people into a closet???

February 25, 2003, 01:39 PM
My question is what are we going to do about this? You can bet the liberal media will use this as another call for "gun control", just like they did w/ the Washington Sniper. They'll probably try to ban whatever gun was used also. I hope everyone will use this as an oppurtunity to write your local newspaper and point out that guns are used " six times more often to save a life than to take a life" (Gun Owners of America). Does anyone have any other suggestions? The incredible bias of the media really bothers me.

February 25, 2003, 01:52 PM
My office, where I am currently at, is but a few miles from there. So far as I can tell, around here there will be no outcry for greater gun control.

Most of my co-workers have several guns.

February 25, 2003, 02:18 PM
More senseless killings that can be directly attributed to CD players. Those people would still be alive if no-one owned a CD player. No-one needs to listen to their music on anything smaller than an LP. I knew things would come to this, years ago, when they started selling eight track players to the general public. Will the carnage ever end???

February 25, 2003, 02:29 PM
Merging duplicate threads....

February 25, 2003, 02:32 PM

You got my vote, bro. Ban CD players now. For the children.

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