From: Karee Swift (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Dec 26 2000 - 22:49:13 PST
I find it equally interesting, that with exception of only a few (
and mostly the minor incidents less reported) there was a tendency
for shootings to occur as a group in a given month. I"m sure this
won't be the last as someone will see it and realize, they too have
tax problems. Or other problems...
Yay for copycats.
Also, the string I think they were goign after was the multiple
people shot, in this case. I don't know if they were really trying to
attenuate that these were a string or a serial event, by all the
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Matt Jensen <mattj@n...> wrote:
> Hmm... the Reuters headline and angle on this are interesting. This
> first U.S. mass shooting this year, and if it had happened just one
> later, 2000 would have had none at all, which would have resulted
> 2000 - 0
> 1999 - 10
> 1998 - 3
> 1997 - 7
> Is it still a "string" of shootings if the previous event was over
> ago? Debatable, I think.
> -Matt Jensen
> On Tue, 26 Dec 2000, Sally Khudairi wrote:
> > ...
> > Edgewater attack latest in string of US shootings
> > Reuters, 12/26/00
> > WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- The slaying of seven workers Tuesday at the
> > headquarters of Internet consulting firm Edgewater Technology was
> > in a string of shootings in recent years in U.S. workplaces,
> > churches.
> > The shootings, especially the high school massacre that killed 15
> > Littleton, Colorado, in April 1999, have intensified the national
> > over guns, with some Americans calling for tougher gun controls
> > 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
> > a gunman opened fire about 11 a.m. the day after Christmas,
> > co-workers.
> > The following are some of the worst shooting incidents in the
> > since 1997:
> > November 1999 -- A Xerox copier repairman in Honolulu gunned down
> > co-workers before fleeing, triggering one of the biggest manhunts
> > history. He was located and surrendered to police after a five-
> > standoff.
> > September 1999 -- A 47-year-old loner took his own life after
> > people in a Fort Worth, Texas, Baptist church.
> > September 1999 -- A man opened fire at a hospital in Anaheim,
> > killing three people before being subdued.
> > August 1999 -- A man opened fire at an auto parts store in Garden
> > 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
> > August 1999 -- A man shot dead three people at two office
> > Pelham, Alabama.
> > July 1999 -- A day trader killed his wife and two children before
> > nine people to death at two Atlanta brokerages. He then killed
> > July 1999 -- A white supremacist shot and killed himself after
> > men and wounding several others in a string of drive-by shootings
> > Illinois and Indiana.
> > April 1999 -- Two student gunmen killed 12 other students and a
> > Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, before killing
> > April 1999 -- A 70-year-old man with mental problems opened fire
> > genealogical center of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah,
> > 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
> > being shot and captured.
> > March 1998 -- At Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas,
> > aged 13 and 11 pulled a fire alarm and began shooting teachers and
> > classmates as they left the school, killing four students and a
> > March 1998 -- A Connecticut Lottery Corp. worker shot four state
> > executives and then killed himself in Newington, Connecticut.
> > December 1997 -- A postal worker shot and killed a co-worker and
> > supervisor before killing himself at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
> > 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-
> > boy fatally stabbed his mother at home, then went to school and
> > 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
> > friend as they waited in line at the post office where he worked.
> > then killed himself.
> > August 1997 -- A New Hampshire gunman killed four people,
> > part-time judge and a newspaper editor, before being killed at a
> > in a shootout with police.
> > June 1997 -- An employee at a Los Angeles plastics company shot
> > killing two, and later killed himself.
> > June 1997 -- A man fired from a Santa Fe Springs, California,
> > firm shot and wounded his former business partner, then killed
> > partner's sister before fatally shooting himself.
> > ###
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