Car Plows Into Santa Monica Market Killing 6


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RKCheung
July 16, 2003, 05:56 PM
Car Plows Through Crowded Santa Monica Farmers Market
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,92133,00.html

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A car drove several blocks through a crowded farmers market Wednesday afternoon, killing six people and injuring 40 pedestrians, 10 critically.

The market is located near Santa Monica's famous Third Street pedestrian promenade.

Witness Rony Soussan told KCAL-TV the driver was speeding through the area.

"He just plowed through them like it was nothing," Soussan said.

More than a dozen fire trucks and ambulances massed and plastic tarps were laid out to provide treatment areas for the injured.

The Wednesday market occupies two blocks along Arizona Avenue in the oceanside city. It draws 9,000 shoppers.

A red car had damage to its front end and roof. What appeared to be several shoes were on its roof.

Crumpled boxes of produce lay smashed on the ground along the route of destruction.

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I have always said that cars are a much more dangerous weapon than guns. Time to ban cars now?

This seems quite suspicious as the car went "several blocks" through the market. Anyone think it could be a terrorist attack? Seems to fit the low-tech, low-cost, high-impact terrorist M.O.

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cuchulainn
July 16, 2003, 06:11 PM
Someone ought to compile a list of mass killings in which the perp used non-guns.

It would be very useful during the AW ban debates when the antis say the AW ban makes mass killings less likely.

hops
July 16, 2003, 06:11 PM
Get ready for the car ban. Hope you all in the PRK like public transportation.

The nuts are out in force this summer. Guns, knives, car - anything one can dream up to cause the demise of their fellow human being. Sad, Sad, Sad....

TheeBadOne
July 16, 2003, 06:12 PM
8 dead now. Sounds like this guy was pissed about the farmers market taking up 2 blocks and was tired of waiting to get through or find another route, so he mowed 'em down. :(

willyjixx
July 16, 2003, 06:14 PM
good thing i got a preban aftermarket smittybuilt for my truck now:D

seiously this is sad and sick!

Art Eatman
July 16, 2003, 06:42 PM
Tragic, for sure, but better discussed on some other website...

:), Art

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