Shooting at Hotel in Springfield MO Wounds 9


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Jeff White
January 17, 2006, 04:10 AM
Just a couple of observations...If this had happened on either coast it would have been a national news story and the cable networks would be providing minute by minute coverage.

I wonder if the shooter had a CCW permit?
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/missouristatenews/story/2709B5E8BD38A09F862570F9001C995B?OpenDocument
Shooting at hotel in Springfield wounds 9
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
01/17/2006

SPRINGFIELD, MO.

Nine people were wounded early Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire at a birthday party at a hotel in Springfield, but none of the injuries appeared life-threatening, police said.

Five men and four women were hit by bullets, police spokesman Matt Brown said, but eight of the victims were released from a hospital on Sunday. The ninth underwent surgery, but no information on that person's condition was available.

The hotel's banquet room had been reserved from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. and had more than 120 guests inside at the time of the shooting, hotel manager Nelson Bin said. He said that he had checked on the party several times during the evening and that there had been no problems.

But at 3:02 a.m., the shooting began, reportedly after an argument, Brown said. He did not know what had caused the argument or whether the shooter knew the victims.

"Somebody just got in there and started shooting," Bin said. "When I came down the hall, people were just running."

Bin said he entered the banquet room with an officer after police arrived, where they found one woman lying on the floor bleeding from a gunshot wound to the knee. One woman had been shot in the foot, and another had been grazed in the chin.

Police did not release a description of the weapon, though they said they had a good idea of what kind of gun it was.

"The actual shooting itself was continual," Brown said. "He fired all the rounds, struck the victims and then left."

Police were looking for a "person of interest."

Bin said the shooting had nothing to do with the hotel.

"It could have happened anywhere, not just here," he said. "But this is where it happened."

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Cosmoline
January 17, 2006, 04:14 AM
Sounds like a gangland disputation with one or more of the guests. Small caliber semi. Poor shooting. Gold teeth.

beerslurpy
January 17, 2006, 04:22 AM
Sounds like a gangland disputation with one or more of the guests. Small caliber semi. Poor shooting. Gold teeth.
I hate to admit it, but you are probably 100%.

carebear
January 17, 2006, 04:50 AM
Sounds like a gangland disputation with one or more of the guests. Small caliber semi. Poor shooting. Gold teeth.

Sounds more to me like someone refused to "Show me" when asked. :evil:

grimjaw
January 17, 2006, 05:33 AM
Since when did Springfield, home of the largest Bass Pro shop I've ever seen, become gangland central?

OTOH, what kind of party at a hotel gets a room reserved until 4AM?

Something fishy this way swims.

jmm

NyeKass
January 17, 2006, 12:46 PM
Springfield MO is my home town. We are starting to see this sort of thing more and more on the north side of town. Intersate 44 runs right along the edge of town and makes a great get away route. The gang activity is low compared to some large cities but is still here. You are right though, I would have thought it would have got a little more national attention.

Henry Bowman
January 17, 2006, 01:59 PM
Police did not release a description of the weapon, though they said they had a good idea of what kind of gun it was.A witness reports that immediately prior to the shots being fired the shooter stated, "I'm the only person in this room professional enough, that I know of, to handle a Glock Foty." :uhoh:

El Tejon
January 17, 2006, 02:29 PM
Henry, what's RastaNarc doing in Missouri?:D

Justin
January 17, 2006, 02:42 PM
El T, RastaNarc has become the Leroy Jenkins of the gun world.

El Tejon
January 17, 2006, 02:51 PM
Who's Leroy and where did he have his ND?

Henry Bowman
January 17, 2006, 03:13 PM
RastaNarc is franchising his persona. The shooter may not always be him, but you can rest assured that any franchisee has been personally trained and that quality will be monitored and maintained.

As shown in the above case, it helps to accurately identify in advance the make and caliber of a firearm used foolishly.

Vermont Guy
January 17, 2006, 03:20 PM
Was the business posted?

ozarkhillbilly
January 17, 2006, 10:01 PM
From the local reports it seems that most of the guest were from out of town actualy from out of state. It was also reported that it was a wedding party not a birthday party also no one was seriously hurt only minnor stuff. Also from talking to local LEOs they are a little suspect of the whole thing because nobody there saw anything and most have now left state.

springmom
January 17, 2006, 10:04 PM
Just a couple of observations...If this had happened on either coast it would have been a national news story and the cable networks would be providing minute by minute coverage.

I wonder if the shooter had a CCW permit?
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/missouristatenews/story/2709B5E8BD38A09F862570F9001C995B?OpenDocument

Gotta call my dad tonight anyway, it's his 80th birthday. I'll ask him about it.

Springmom

ozarkhillbilly
January 17, 2006, 10:04 PM
Was the business posted?

I really doubt it, the only business I have ever seen posted in Springfield is the local mall.

springmom
January 17, 2006, 10:11 PM
Here's the latest on the shooting:

http://www.springfieldnews-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060117/BREAKING01/60117005

Apparently it was a wild party, not one you'd take your granny to, let's put it that way...

Springmom

ozarkhillbilly
January 17, 2006, 10:25 PM
I guess it was a birthday party, the local tv station got it wrong. I still had a couple of local LEOs say that most of the guest were from out of town. The TV station interviewed whole families with little kids at this thing.

gc70
January 18, 2006, 01:48 AM
by Cosmoline, January 17, 2006, 3:14AM
Sounds like a gangland disputation with one or more of the guests. Small caliber semi. Poor shooting. Gold teeth.
Wow!
Springfield News-Leader, January 17, 2006, 11:59AM
Sharp is described as a light-skinned black male, 6’1”, 165 pounds, with a goatee, cornrow hair, thin build and gold-capped teeth.

taliv
January 18, 2006, 01:57 AM
jeff, why'd you wonder if they had a ccw?

DogWithGun
January 18, 2006, 02:04 AM
Deleted..... I just remembered my mother taught me if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything....

beerslurpy
January 18, 2006, 02:47 AM
Who's Leroy and where did he have his ND?
Leeroy Jenkins is a player in world of warcraft (online role playing game) that had a video made of him by another player. He spends a few minutes listening to a lengthy plan for a group of players to attack large group of monsters but instead gets bored and charges in. The monsters chase him around and everyone gets killed. Someone criticizes him for being a dumbass and he says "at least I aint chicken."

I think Leeroy Jenkins generally refers to anyone that is stupid enough to be dangerous to those around him.

lbmii
January 18, 2006, 03:33 AM
http://vh10175.moc.gbahn.net/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=DO&Date=20060117&Category=BREAKING01&ArtNo=60117005&Ref=AR&MaxW=500&MaxH=400&title=1

Yeah a Wedding or birthday party. The media can't report the real nature due to PC issues.

Boy Springfield of all places. Time to crack down.

KenpoTex
January 18, 2006, 06:00 AM
There is a lot more to this story. A friend of mine works at the hospital where the victims were treated. In addition to talking with many of the people who had been at the party, he got the "inside scoop" from the police officers, detectives, and deputies who responded.

The story, as he related it to me, was that the majority of the people at this party were gang-members/gang-affiliated who were from both from St. Louis, or Dallas, Tx (the two groups met in Springfield). At some point a fight broke out at which point, several people opened fire. There was obviously more than one shooter because the 9 victims were not all shot with the same weapon.

My only guess as to why the situation was "downplayed" in this manner is to avoid alarming the residents of a town that is normally very quiet and uneventful.

carebear
January 18, 2006, 06:03 AM
Or to keep the Springfield NRA chapter from patrolling the streets.

"Listen up yutz! Guns aren't for hotel parties...."

KenpoTex
January 18, 2006, 06:05 AM
Or to keep the Springfield NRA chapter from patrolling the streets.

"Listen up yutz! Guns aren't for hotel parties...."Quite possibly :D

LAK
January 18, 2006, 07:19 AM
(picture) ... Yeah a Wedding or birthday party. The media can't report the real nature due to PC issues.

Boy Springfield of all places. Time to crack down.
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