[Yet Another] Shooting Spree -- IRS Wage Garnish Alleged Trigger

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From: Sally Khudairi (sk@zotgroup.com)
Date: Tue Dec 26 2000 - 20:45:30 PST

Man, this guy takes out 7 coworkers from Edgewater Tech's accounting dep't
because the IRS was going to garnish his wages to pay back
taxes...diabolical. Wakefield PD mugshot follows.

- Sally


Edgewater attack latest in string of US shootings

Reuters, 12/26/00

WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- The slaying of seven workers Tuesday at the corporate
headquarters of Internet consulting firm Edgewater Technology was the latest
in a string of shootings in recent years in U.S. workplaces, schools and

The shootings, especially the high school massacre that killed 15 people in
Littleton, Colorado, in April 1999, have intensified the national debate
over guns, with some Americans calling for tougher gun controls and others
arguing that existing laws should be enforced first.

Police in Wakefield, Massachusetts, said on Tuesday they had taken one man,
an Edgewater Technology employee named Michael McDermott, into custody after
a gunman opened fire about 11 a.m. the day after Christmas, killing seven

The following are some of the worst shooting incidents in the United States
since 1997:

November 1999 -- A Xerox copier repairman in Honolulu gunned down seven
co-workers before fleeing, triggering one of the biggest manhunts in Hawaii
history. He was located and surrendered to police after a five-hour armed

September 1999 -- A 47-year-old loner took his own life after killing seven
people in a Fort Worth, Texas, Baptist church.

September 1999 -- A man opened fire at a hospital in Anaheim, California,
killing three people before being subdued.

August 1999 -- A man opened fire at an auto parts store in Garden Grove,
California, killing two people and injuring four.

August 1999 -- A white supremacist shot and wounded five people at a Los
Angeles Jewish Community Center. He later shot and killed a postal worker.

August 1999 -- A man shot dead three people at two office buildings in
Pelham, Alabama.

July 1999 -- A day trader killed his wife and two children before shooting
nine people to death at two Atlanta brokerages. He then killed himself.

July 1999 -- A white supremacist shot and killed himself after killing two
men and wounding several others in a string of drive-by shootings in
Illinois and Indiana.

April 1999 -- Two student gunmen killed 12 other students and a teacher at
Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, before killing themselves.

April 1999 -- A 70-year-old man with mental problems opened fire in the
genealogical center of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, killing
two people and wounding four before being killed by police.

July 1998 -- A gunman with a history of mental illness blasted his way into
the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, killing two police officers before
being shot and captured.

March 1998 -- At Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, two boys
aged 13 and 11 pulled a fire alarm and began shooting teachers and
classmates as they left the school, killing four students and a teacher.

March 1998 -- A Connecticut Lottery Corp. worker shot four state lottery
executives and then killed himself in Newington, Connecticut. Story

December 1997 -- A postal worker shot and killed a co-worker and wounded a
supervisor before killing himself at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Postal
Service building.

December 1997 -- At Heath High School in West Paducah, Kentucky, a
14-year-old boy killed three students attending a prayer meeting.

October 1997 -- At Pearl High School in Pearl, Mississippi, a 16-year-old
boy fatally stabbed his mother at home, then went to school and shot to
death two students, including his former girlfriend.

September 1997 -- A gunman killed four people and wounded three others in a
shooting spree at an Aiken, South Carolina, manufacturing plant.

September 1997 -- A Miami Beach postal worker shot his ex-wife and her
friend as they waited in line at the post office where he worked. The gunman
then killed himself.

August 1997 -- A New Hampshire gunman killed four people, including a
part-time judge and a newspaper editor, before being killed at a lumber yard
in a shootout with police.

June 1997 -- An employee at a Los Angeles plastics company shot six people,
killing two, and later killed himself.

June 1997 -- A man fired from a Santa Fe Springs, California, embroidery
firm shot and wounded his former business partner, then killed his former
partner's sister before fatally shooting himself.



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