Jump to content
BANGKOK 18 March 2019 20:30
rooster59

Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'

Recommended Posts

Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'

 

800x800 (13).jpg

An aerial photo of police and emergency vehicles parked in a lot adjacent to a warehouse at the scene of a mass shooting involving multiply casualties in Aurora, Illinois, U.S., February 15, 2019. Bev Horne/Daily Herald/via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - When Gary Martin came to work at the Henry Pratt valve manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, he was told he was being terminated from his job. Shortly thereafter, Martin pulled out his Smith & Wesson revolver and opened fire.

 

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said Martin shot six fellow employees, five of them fatally, at the sprawling warehouse where he had worked for 15 years, and wounded five police officers before he was slain by police 90 minutes later.

 

She said police had yet to determine whether the shooting was an impulsive act or premeditated, and that investigators had not immediately ascertained why he had been fired.

 

She said police were executed a search warrant at his residence to further their investigation of what she called a "workplace shooting."

 

Jeremy Sherman, a neighbor of Martin's at Acorn Woods Condominium Complex in Aurora, about 40 miles west of Chicago, told Newsweek's Daily Beast website that Martin could often be found outside playing with his remote-control toy cars and drones.

 

Sherman described his neighbor as a loner with whom he sometimes chatted without ever learning anything about Martin's work life or his past. Sherman said he never saw Martin with weapons - or with guests.

 

"He kept to himself a lot, and he was always on his porch," he told the Daily Beast. "Even when he wasn't doing nothing, he'd be out there sitting. I'd be out there, sometimes one, two [o'clock] in the morning and he'd be there just sitting all in the dark, [in the] shadows."

 

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

 

Martin's mother told the Chicago Sun-Times that her son had been "way too stressed out" recently.

 

Public records showed Martin had a criminal past, a 1995 conviction for aggravated assault in Marshall County, Mississippi.

 

Aurora Police Chief Ziman said authorities did not know if he had legally purchased the gun he used. Convicted felons are barred from buying firearms.

 

A fellow employee and eyewitness John Probst told CNN that Martin fired his pistol with a green laser sight at fellow workers. "What I saw was the guy running down the aisle with a pistol with a laser on it," he said.

 

The shooting came a day after the one-year anniversary of the massacre of 17 people by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

 

reuters_logo.jpg

-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-02-17

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Tug said:

Now there IS a national emergency for real give the cops the power to take the guns away from the nut cases it’s tragic that Donald can wip up hatred against immigrants but ignore this epidemic of gun violence

"We have met the nutcases and they are us."

 

The real dream..

 

 

Edited by Odysseus123

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mass shootings in US is hardly news anymore.

It is like seeing dog <deleted> on someones lawn.

So common.

And most US citizens see it as something you need to get used to. Like flies or mosquitoes.

They cannot sense that anyone may still be able to own a weapon After proper checks are done to determine sanity and needs.

Ask any other person from a country that has gun laws and little gun violence.

But it is a form of expensive population control. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Illinois has some of the most draconian gun laws of any of the United States States. Gun laws don't work. 

  • Confused 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really....??

Screenshot_20190217-175117.png

Edited by Scott
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, IAMHERE said:

Illinois has some of the most draconian gun laws of any of the United States States. Gun laws don't work. 

I think we have a different definition of draconian. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...