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Mass shooting in Pennsylvania: At least four reported dead

3:57 pm - 12/21/2012
At least four people are reported dead after a shooter opened fire early Friday in Frankstown Township in Central Pennsylvania.

The Altoona Mirror reports that the gunman, whose name has not yet been released, was killed during the shooting. Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio confirms that additionally two other men and a woman are now dead.

According to the Tribune-Review, investigators believe the shooter may have opened fire on random people while riding in a vehicle. Police confirmed that the shooting scene extended over several miles. When the gunman encountered law enforcement, a shootout began.

Two Pennsylvania State Troopers were injured during the shootout the Wheeling News-Register reports shortly after noon local time on Friday. A third officer was injured in a car crash during the ordeal.

chaya 21st-Dec-2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
Pardon me, but

What the fucking goddmamn fuck is going on lately
otana 21st-Dec-2012 09:09 pm (UTC)

All these shootings on top of the Operation Yewtree updates and my roommate's grandmother being in a coma are honestly making this a seriously distressing holiday season.
a_phoenixdragon 21st-Dec-2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
What the holy fuck is going on?! Two Fridays in a row?! What the...I just can't even -
radges 21st-Dec-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
Media coverage always brings more shooters, this always happens after a big shooting is covered.
glo_unit 21st-Dec-2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
i was scared something would happen today. I think many unstable people will do rash things fearing the supposed apocalypse.
bestdaywelived 21st-Dec-2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
I'm mentally stable, and being raised evangelical, I have a huge terror and anxiety relating to the apocalypse. I'm always anxious and stressed when people talk about it because of the mental abuse of my childhood.

tilmon 21st-Dec-2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
I'm waiting for the NRA to announce that what's needed are armed guards on every street corner.
baked_goldfish 21st-Dec-2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
Or that we need armed guards for our armed guards.
korppi_ravn 21st-Dec-2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
Must be Gods fault.
betray802 22nd-Dec-2012 01:21 am (UTC)
The minute I saw 'in a church,' I thought Well, that'll shut 'em up. For an hour or so. Maybe. Until they can pull a new excuse out of their rectums.
evilgmbethy 21st-Dec-2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
what in the fuck?
xballroomblitz 21st-Dec-2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Who wants to come start a moon colony with me?
ahria 22nd-Dec-2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Count me in.
furrygreen 21st-Dec-2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
Ah, you know, I was getting ready for bed and I thought to myself: "boy! a good ol' mass shooting would be the best topper of the day!" and then you post this.

Seriously though. I realize overall violence/shootings isn't rising and all that, but I hope that three mass shootings in a week or two is enough to push politicians into action. I really, really hope.
kitanabychoice 21st-Dec-2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
Obviously this is just a liberal conspiracy to force gun control, guys.
emptysilentlife 21st-Dec-2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
Are you fucking kidding me?
ohmiya_sg 21st-Dec-2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
Christ. If each incident stirs up more people to do the same and go down in infamy, when will it stop?
poetic_pixie_13 22nd-Dec-2012 12:36 am (UTC)

I need a drink. Or ten.

Fucking fuck.
hwoosh 22nd-Dec-2012 01:54 am (UTC)
what is going onnnnn
kitbug 22nd-Dec-2012 02:43 am (UTC)
There were several counties and school districts near my hometown that received shooting threats at the schools for today.

/southeast Pennsylvanian
thremma 22nd-Dec-2012 02:56 am (UTC)
This should really not be the kind of thing about which one says, "What, again?"
lady_borg 22nd-Dec-2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Oh for fuck sake!
cozmic_oceanz 22nd-Dec-2012 04:05 am (UTC)
Just think of how often this stuff (as in, drive by shooting, not school shooting) happens in inner cities though and doesn't get large media attention..
roseofjuly 22nd-Dec-2012 04:14 am (UTC)

I was talking about this the other day with my husband. I hate to be cynical - and it's not that a mass murder at an elementary school is NOT national news - but I checked up Newtown's demographics after the shooting because I had suspicions, and true to my predictions, the town is 95% white with a median household income of nearly $100K per year. Columbine is similar - 95% white, median income about $78K in the 2000 Census. I mean, the stories were also bigger because of the number of people who were killed, but they're also sympathetic because they're white, affluent, presumed to be Christian...they fit the ethos of what people think America is about, and of what the media wants to sell them.
cornhobble 22nd-Dec-2012 04:59 am (UTC)
seriously, what the fucking fuck.
saitheisonfire 22nd-Dec-2012 05:22 am (UTC)
you know what? fuck the 2nd amendment. fuck it. no more guns. let's just take the guns away no more guns we abused that right far too much. let's use our fists damn it. maybe some nice sticks in case we're off to war but fists. drive by fisting
I am so fucking sick of hearing about shootings I've had it if you're gonna hold up a bank or something use a twig you can no longer have guns
I've.... I'm furious
hinoema 22nd-Dec-2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
I'd be happy if second amendment proponents could actually *read* The second amendment clearly says A well regulated militia, which means exactly what it says on the tin- a 'militia' group specifically as a civilian defense force that is WELL REGULATED. The right to bear arms is specifically for the purpose of the existence of this well regulated militia.

Plus, in this day and age, a civilian militia is an archaism and needs to go.
vapor 22nd-Dec-2012 06:04 am (UTC)
You what the NRA thinks could have helped here? MORE GUNS.
tabaqui 22nd-Dec-2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thurs. morning, my daughter goes to school and ten minutes later texts me saying that the whole school is rife with rumors of a shooting/someone bringing a gun to school the next day (Friday).

They have an officer at the school and he spends the day talking to people, tracking down rumors, etc., and then Friday (half day before winter break) they have four or five police and the sheriff at the school, plus the Fort SWAT team on stand-by.

Just...what the fuck. I don't want my daughter going to school with that kind of crap hanging over her head, i don't want to fear for my life when walking into the damn grocery store or whatever.

I'm pretty much to the point of BAN ALL FUCKING GUNS. So sick of this bullshite.
redstar826 22nd-Dec-2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
we had entire districts closed in my area because people thought it would be cute to call in threats.
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