Report: 4 dead in Pittsburgh-area health club shooting; witness...

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A Pittsburgh television station says a shooting at a suburban health club has left four people dead, including the shooter.
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thetruth

Danville, IL

#7 Aug 4, 2009
another random killing spree. You know the guy's girlfriend or ex wife was there no doubt. but innocent people died and once again its no bid deal..it didn't even make headlines at msn or yahoo on line. We are so desensitized to it now, we just go on with our lives while the NRA will now say if the exercise class had all been armed this wouldn't have happened, as if bringing more of the things that caused the killings ( guns) solves the problem. Spare me you NRA gun loving idiots who put the poor innocent gun as an innocent thing. GUNS kill people, not people. Lets see, lets give him a knive or a fork or a bat. and lets see how many get killed. SOMEONE, some rep. or senator, GET SOME BALLS,. no one can own a gun unless they go thru 6 months of mental health counseling , with acute background and PRESENT day mental health checks and NO one going thru a divorce or court proceedings of any kind can own a guy till its over. etc., its not that the laws we have are enough, they aren't enforced. we need ONE real law. UNLESS you are law enforcement, you cannot own a gun, PERIOD .. if you don't like it because your view of the 2nd amendment is so warped then move to another country or IDaho where you can still shoot your toys because your )$*& is so small and you need to KILL something, like all hunters.. GUNS KILL.. PERIOD. SOMEONE DO SOMETHING.. please.. before its YOU going to that gym that will be next, or going to the store, or sending your kid to schook or going to CHURCH for gods sake. NO place is safe and we are an aggressive, violent driven, in your face country who has lost it soul long ago.
joe r

Brainerd, MN

#9 Aug 5, 2009
This pattern of senseless shootings are only going to continue. These people are cowards killing innocent people because they are either trying to get even with someone or are depressed and suicidal. This is a sad case of what some people in our society have become, angry, hateful, losers.
MikeC

Chicago Heights, IL

#12 Aug 5, 2009
RoykosLiver wrote:
Chicago still leads the league in shooting's Hey were #1
Daley has petitioned the olympics for
the exhibition sport: "Funeral Drive By" All metro areas run by democrats with large urban populations are cesspools of crime, Come visit hanover park and see the lovely urban types that have set up shop in my town , well its almost chicagoesqe!
You are soooooo wrong. Your Daley hatred is making mush of your little, tiny.......... Brain.
MikeC

Chicago Heights, IL

#13 Aug 5, 2009
PS- Hanover Park May be a dump but MOST (Not all) Of Chicago is very safe for a BIG CITY.

I always said i would not do this but... I will google just a few off cities for crimes before i go to work and post them here. You will be able to tell its random and done here by the times of the posts. I guarantee you will see the same stuff or worse elsewhere and alot of it will be in the MAIN/SAFE areas of some of the big cities.

Ok here goes, I suppose the people who want to will have happy reading.
MikeC

Chicago Heights, IL

#14 Aug 5, 2009
Heres the 1st.

Shootings leave four dead in Philadelphia

Four people were killed yesterday in as many shootings throughout Philadelphia.
According to police, the killings started at 2:15 a.m., when a 28-year-old male was shot in the 3100 block of North Front Street in North Philadelphia. Two minutes later, a 24-year-old man was shot in the 2600 block of Oakdale Street, also in North Philadelphia.

Police said the killings resumed at 4:09 a.m., when a 61-year-old man was gunned down in the 1100 block of West Huntingdon Street in North Philadelphia. At 1 p.m., a man and a woman, both 24, were found shot at 56th Street and Springfield Avenue in the Kingsessing section of Southwest Philadelphia. The man died. The woman was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she is expected to recover, police said. No arrests were made, and the identities of the victims were not released.- Diane Mastrull
MikeC

Chicago Heights, IL

#15 Aug 5, 2009
Heres #2. This is a bad one too.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal...
MikeC

Chicago Heights, IL

#16 Aug 5, 2009
MikeC

Chicago Heights, IL

#17 Aug 5, 2009
#4 I think you are getting the hint. It happens everywhere. These were very randomly googled. minutes is all it took.

http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/local/...
MikeC

Chicago Heights, IL

#18 Aug 5, 2009
MikeC

Chicago Heights, IL

#20 Aug 5, 2009
#6 Last one right now, Have to get to work. I randomly checked around the country for crimes in 2009 and this is a Minute amount of what i had time to post. I am not a sick person or one who likes violence. What i am is sick and tired of the FEW Daley Haters that post here every day on every article and rip This Great City because of Daley. YES Chicago has violent parts of the City. Every City, Town or heck even Podunk has them. Well gotta run......

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...
Rennae Ott

Baltimore, MD

#23 Aug 5, 2009
My little brother was there right before this all happened, I live at the beach so I had a hard time finding out information. For the NRA guy, do not talk out of your ass I am a Parole officer, about 75% of people that do these things do not even own the gun that they are using, most of these crimes are commited with non-registered weapons:)
MikeC

Chicago Heights, IL

#24 Aug 5, 2009
Oh look a Brand new one. This is Horrible!! There are some sick people all over this world and No matter how far you "Run" It wont make a difference. Move to Wisconsin Dells and you may not here about crime NEARLY as much but because of the size and the amount of people your chances of a crime happening to you are just as much.

Move to England, London Lets say, Good luck. They may not have all the gun violence but they are very good at crushing skulls with Pipes and bats there.

You can say a similar thing about everywhere, Bombs, Pipes, Knives, Swords, GUNS, Cars, Busses, Planes etc. These people are getting sick! Let our Police do their jobs. Quit whining Police Brutality or "Bad Shooting" everytime something happens.

http://news.aol.com/article/la-fitness-shooti...
Edward

Chicago, IL

#25 Aug 5, 2009
Any bets on whether the perp was taking SSRIs?
Saul Alinsky

Lake Zurich, IL

#27 Aug 5, 2009
This sicko was stoppable. The girlfriend knew this guy was a sicko,
Someone always knows the sicko. Whack jobs need to be looked after.

Since: Jul 09

Chicago, IL

#28 Aug 5, 2009
joe r wrote:
thetruth is people kill people and guns are just another tool. We all know the bad guys are the ones with the guns and the honest citizen cannot carry in some states such as Il. No matter what restrictions the law puts on gun ownership they will not stop the bad guy from carrying a gun. Just like dope and gangs they are with us for life, and we can only hope to control them, but rest assure we will never stop it. The honest citizen is not the idiot carrying guns, its the bad guy idiot carrying a gun, and using it the wrong way. Another massacre committed by a disgruntle shooter who may come to your area next!
We'll see how valid your points are when we know if this guy was an honest citizen and gun owner immediately before the shootings.

If the guy had been armed with a bat he would not have been able to so easily kill himself, and take the coward's was out.

Since: Jul 09

Chicago, IL

#30 Aug 5, 2009
Bryan wrote:
<quoted text>
Better watch out guns have grown legs and are walking around on their own shooting randomly.
Guns are a tool and have been a part of America since it's beginning. In the early part of the 1900's it wasn't unusual for children to have guns and to use them unsupervised in Rural America. Grown Men still carried firearms on a regular basis. During this time you never read about mass shootings.
Today's shootings are a symptom of the Moral breakdown of the country. Where death and killing are glorified. Where other people feel helpless and turn to a life in gangs. Where nobody elses life is more important than your own.
If you listen to "TheTruth" all we will do is remove the tool and our country will still be sick.
Really, people didn't gun each other down 100-150 years ago.

That's right, we were a regular 'law and order' society back then. No crime, no political corruption, nothing. No wild, wild West, right.

Not easy to re-write history when someone is watching.
MikeC

Chicago Heights, IL

#31 Aug 5, 2009
Alg Palin wrote:
<quoted text>
We'll see how valid your points are when we know if this guy was an honest citizen and gun owner immediately before the shootings.
If the guy had been armed with a bat he would not have been able to so easily kill himself, and take the coward's was out.
Maybe not but a Homemade Bomb?? Poison?? A Car?? All are easy to get and use. Heck there was a guy who walked in somewhere in Japan and Killed like 8-10 people with a Knife. If people want to Kill they will.
Colin

Chicago, IL

#32 Aug 5, 2009
"The county established a police command post at a nearby Bob Evans restaurant"

hahahha jeeez. couldn't they have used a library?
jna

Hometown, IL

#33 Aug 5, 2009
Is L.A. Fitness going to do anything about security such as a weapons check at the front desk or metal detectors?
Sigh

Highland, IN

#34 Aug 5, 2009
RoykosLiver wrote:
Chicago still leads the league in shooting's Hey were #1
Daley has petitioned the olympics for
the exhibition sport: "Funeral Drive By" All metro areas run by democrats with large urban populations are cesspools of crime, Come visit hanover park and see the lovely urban types that have set up shop in my town , well its almost chicagoesqe!
HA! I love it! White person (as per usual) commits a mass murder and someone has to cloud the issue or ignore it completely by blaming minorities for something.

Dude, just comment on this situation and save your hatred and bigotry for a story where a black or Mexican commits a crime. There are several to choose from.

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