independent and unofficial
Prince fan community
Forum jump
Forums > Politics & Religion > 5 shot dead in Texas after gunman allegedly fired at officer then fled:
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 1 of 8 12345678>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 08/31/19 4:55pm

JoeyC

avatar

5 shot dead in Texas after gunman allegedly fired at officer then fled:

It's never going to end. Positive thoughts to the victims and their families. disbelief sigh

https://www.yahoo.com/gma...ories.html

EMILY SHAPIRO,ABC News 14 minutes ago

"Five people have been shot and killed by a gunman who opened fire in a series of shootings near Odessa in western Texas, according to authorities.

The suspect has been shot and killed, Midland Police officials said.

Police said there were 21 shooting victims.

The shooting began with a traffic stop by a Texas Department of Public Safety officer, authorities said. It was not clear what led to the traffic stop.


The suspect fired at the officer and fled, then started to shoot at people in multiple locations, police said..."

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 08/31/19 5:24pm

Ugot2shakesumt
hin

I want to ask why? But ultimately we all know it’s just senseless.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 08/31/19 5:37pm

cborgman

avatar

This is my hometown. Sadly, i knew something like this would happen there at some point
bye felicia!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 08/31/19 6:45pm

OnlyNDaUsa

avatar

The fact that this is making big news tells us how rare it is in Texas... this happens every weekend in Chicago and Detroit and NYC!

Yo! Sam 'Who's the Boss?'
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 08/31/19 7:20pm

IanRG

OnlyNDaUsa said:

The fact that this is making big news tells us how rare it is in Texas... this happens every weekend in Chicago and Detroit and NYC!

.

Gun Murders and Murder rates per 100,000 people:

.

New York 383 for 1.9 per 100,000

Texas 906 for 3.3 per 100,000

Illinios 404 for 3.4 per 100,000

Michigan 389 for 3.9 per 100,000

.

Not so distinctly different. Texas is the highest in total and not that much better than Illinios and Michigan in proportion to population.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 08/31/19 7:23pm

JoeyC

avatar

OnlyNDaUsa said:

The fact that this is making big news tells us how rare it is in Texas... this happens every weekend in Chicago and Detroit and NYC!


Only, stop it. Quit with the BS. At least on this thread.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 08/31/19 7:26pm

JoeyC

avatar

cborgman said:

This is my hometown. Sadly, i knew something like this would happen there at some point



Sad. My condolences to all the people of the Odessa Texas area.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 08/31/19 7:58pm

Ugot2shakesumt
hin

IanRG said:



OnlyNDaUsa said:


The fact that this is making big news tells us how rare it is in Texas... this happens every weekend in Chicago and Detroit and NYC!



.


Gun Murders and Murder rates per 100,000 people:


.


New York 383 for 1.9 per 100,000


Texas 906 for 3.3 per 100,000


Illinios 404 for 3.4 per 100,000


Michigan 389 for 3.9 per 100,000


.


Not so distinctly different. Texas is the highest in total and not that much better than Illinios and Michigan in proportion to population.




I think he was insinuating about race in a round about way..as usual
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 08/31/19 8:09pm

cborgman

avatar

JoeyC said:



cborgman said:


This is my hometown. Sadly, i knew something like this would happen there at some point



Sad. My condolences to all the people of the Odessa Texas area.


Waiting to hear names, but heard from a lot of friends, and i think everyone i know is ok
bye felicia!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 09/01/19 1:39am

cborgman

avatar

Waaaaay too close to home. Having read the reports, and intimately knowing the locations mentioned is unnerving, to say the least.

Sadly, i expected it to happen there at some point. El paso was close, this is where i went to HS.

Odessa is and always will be deep red. Its ted cruz land, and everyone has a gun. They use them as decoration. Im not surprised it happened, it was only a question of when.

But having to check on my mother, other immediate family, extended family, and old friends... too too much.

I view the next few days as names are released with a stomach churned by dread.




.
[Edited 9/1/19 2:18am]
bye felicia!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 09/01/19 2:16am

cborgman

avatar

Also, knowing that shooter was white and in his 30s, and very likely a resident based on the places he chose to shoot... i am really really hoping its not someone i knew and grew up with. Immediately based on the description, but no name released, you think of people you went to HS with who it could easily be.
bye felicia!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 09/01/19 4:19am

maplenpg

avatar

cborgman said:

Waaaaaaay too close to home. Having read the reports, and intimately knowing the locations mentioned is unnerving, to say the least. Sadly, i expected it to happen there at some point. El paso was close, this is where i went to HS. Odessa is and always will be deep red. Its ted cruz land, and everyone has a gun. They use them as decoration. Im not surprised it happened, it was only a question of when. But having to check on my mother, other immediate family, extended family, and old friends... too too much. I view the next few days as names are released with a stomach churned by dread. . [Edited 9/1/19 2:18am]

Genuinely, I cannot imagine all the things that must run through someone's head when they hear a random shooting has occured close to where they live. Thanks for your honesty about it. It sends shivers down me, it really does, and I'm the other side of the pond!

The second and third wave of the Spanish flu were far worse than the first wave.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 09/01/19 6:20am

poppys

cborgman said:

Also, knowing that shooter was white and in his 30s, and very likely a resident based on the places he chose to shoot... i am really really hoping its not someone i knew and grew up with. Immediately based on the description, but no name released, you think of people you went to HS with who it could easily be.


I am so sorry for what it must be like to wonder if you knew any of this terrorist's victims in your hometown. To be counting family, friends and aquaintances - and waiting. hug

25th mass shooting in the US in 2019. * Killed Shot a 17 month old.

* edit, still alive, we can hope, thanks cborgman.

[Edited 9/1/19 9:12am]

"if you can't clap on the one, then don't clap at all"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 09/01/19 7:08am

OnlyNDaUsa

avatar

I was kind of confused... Friday Night I head of a shooting at a football game... Then I heard of the one in Odessa or whererver... and I though they were the same one! But no! Weird how the other story fizzled out! I wonder why?



here is the link!


https://www.wkbn.com/news/national-world/17-year-old-arrested-for-alabama-football-game-shooting-charged-with-9-counts-of-attempted-murder/?fbclid=IwAR2id0wIQF7kQzdySr-sOaRf_swXP6A4H74-S25ciOoELZJ1gi0IterB7vs

[Edited 9/1/19 7:08am]

Yo! Sam 'Who's the Boss?'
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 09/01/19 7:35am

13cjk13

avatar

FUCK GUNS AND THE GUNHUMPERS THAT WORSHIP THEM.

"hey if you found out someone gave you a fake $20 would you be mad?"
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 09/01/19 7:41am

KoolEaze

avatar

cborgman said:

Waaaaaaay too close to home. Having read the reports, and intimately knowing the locations mentioned is unnerving, to say the least. Sadly, i expected it to happen there at some point. El paso was close, this is where i went to HS. Odessa is and always will be deep red. Its ted cruz land, and everyone has a gun. They use them as decoration. Im not surprised it happened, it was only a question of when. But having to check on my mother, other immediate family, extended family, and old friends... too too much. I view the next few days as names are released with a stomach churned by dread. . [Edited 9/1/19 2:18am]

You were the first person I thought of when I first heard about it because I remembered that you´re actually from Odessa and then I saw your post on FB in my timeline.

I hope that nobody you know is affected by this. neutral

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




http://kooleasehvac.com/
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #16 posted 09/01/19 7:43am

OnlyNDaUsa

avatar

13cjk13 said:

FUCK GUNS AND THE GUNHUMPERS THAT WORSHIP THEM.

I am glad that you are honest. And I can see your point. It is a shame we have evil people like that 17 year old kid in Alabama that shot up a football game. But until all the bad guys are gone and until their is ZERO threat of crime or attacks foreign or domestic... we need to keep them and keep the right to them. I know it is scary. But It is far better to have dangerous freedom that safe oppression.

Yo! Sam 'Who's the Boss?'
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #17 posted 09/01/19 8:23am

DiminutiveRock
er

avatar

cborgman said:

Also, knowing that shooter was white and in his 30s, and very likely a resident based on the places he chose to shoot... i am really really hoping its not someone i knew and grew up with. Immediately based on the description, but no name released, you think of people you went to HS with who it could easily be.



eek On top of the horror of it all, this must also be surrealistic for you. hug The saddest statement you made is that you expected it would one day happen. What are the elements or circumstances in this community that led to that expectation?

**Misinformation Kills**

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us.” - General Mattis
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #18 posted 09/01/19 8:34am

cborgman

avatar

DiminutiveRocker said:



cborgman said:


Also, knowing that shooter was white and in his 30s, and very likely a resident based on the places he chose to shoot... i am really really hoping its not someone i knew and grew up with. Immediately based on the description, but no name released, you think of people you went to HS with who it could easily be.



eek On top of the horror of it all, this must also be surrealistic for you. hug The saddest statement you made is that you expected it would one day happen. What are the elements or circumstances in this community that led to that expectation?


Its one of the most gun loving places ive ever seen. It also swings wildly from a very poor to a very rich to a very poor place every 10 or 12 years, based on oil. As such, alcoholism and other addictions, abuse, and violence run high there

Back in 1983 and again in 2015, it was named the most dangerous city in america, and stays on that list most years. They have a very large violent crime level.
[Edited 9/1/19 8:43am]
bye felicia!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #19 posted 09/01/19 8:42am

cborgman

avatar

Sadly, it has now changed to 7 dead, 19 injured
bye felicia!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #20 posted 09/01/19 8:46am

DiminutiveRock
er

avatar

cborgman said:

Sadly, it has now changed to 7 dead, 19 injured

sad pray I hate this.

**Misinformation Kills**

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us.” - General Mattis
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #21 posted 09/01/19 9:03am

cborgman

avatar

Through various people i know, i have heard the names of a few of the dead. Thankfully, i dont know any of them.

The 17 month old who was shot in the face will hopefully live, but she is the saddest part of this.

I cant even begin to imagine how awful it is to be in odessa today.
bye felicia!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #22 posted 09/01/19 10:28am

2freaky4church
1

avatar

Something is spiritually wrong with Texas. Right wingers just worship guns. At least with inner city violence that is caused by our drug war, as is the violence in Mexico. End the drug war and crickets would dominate in Chicago.

Only, you need to walk the bigoted stuff man.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #23 posted 09/01/19 11:06am

ThatWhiteDude

avatar

cborgman said:

Waaaaaaay too close to home. Having read the reports, and intimately knowing the locations mentioned is unnerving, to say the least. Sadly, i expected it to happen there at some point. El paso was close, this is where i went to HS. Odessa is and always will be deep red. Its ted cruz land, and everyone has a gun. They use them as decoration. Im not surprised it happened, it was only a question of when. But having to check on my mother, other immediate family, extended family, and old friends... too too much. I view the next few days as names are released with a stomach churned by dread. . [Edited 9/1/19 2:18am]

I'm sorry to hear this, I can't even imagine what's going through your head right now.

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


"Extra cheese, extra HAM, extra bullshit" -DiminutiveRocker
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #24 posted 09/01/19 11:07am

RodeoSchro

YOU ARE EITHER WITH THE SHOOTERS OR YOU'RE WITH THE VICTIMS.

THE NRA IS WITH THE SHOOTERS.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #25 posted 09/01/19 11:07am

ThatWhiteDude

avatar

cborgman said:

Through various people i know, i have heard the names of a few of the dead. Thankfully, i dont know any of them. The 17 month old who was shot in the face will hopefully live, but she is the saddest part of this. I cant even begin to imagine how awful it is to be in odessa today.

cry cry cry oh my god

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


"Extra cheese, extra HAM, extra bullshit" -DiminutiveRocker
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #26 posted 09/01/19 11:08am

RodeoSchro

OnlyNDaUsa said:

The fact that this is making big news tells us how rare it is in Texas... this happens every weekend in Chicago and Detroit and NYC!



You are a fucking idiot.

Make the world a better place - delete your account and never, ever come back.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #27 posted 09/01/19 11:10am

RodeoSchro

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I was kind of confused... Friday Night I head of a shooting at a football game... Then I heard of the one in Odessa or whererver... and I though they were the same one! But no! Weird how the other story fizzled out! I wonder why?



here is the link!


https://www.wkbn.com/news/national-world/17-year-old-arrested-for-alabama-football-game-shooting-charged-with-9-counts-of-attempted-murder/?fbclid=IwAR2id0wIQF7kQzdySr-sOaRf_swXP6A4H74-S25ciOoELZJ1gi0IterB7vs

[Edited 9/1/19 7:08am]



Alabama is not Texas. You didn't get confused. Even you aren't that stupid.

Leave. Never come back. Get help.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #28 posted 09/01/19 11:18am

ThatWhiteDude

avatar

So Texas is a state where everybody can carrie a gun, right? Then where was the good guy with a gun?

[Edited 9/1/19 11:20am]

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


"Extra cheese, extra HAM, extra bullshit" -DiminutiveRocker
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #29 posted 09/01/19 11:22am

RodeoSchro

ThatWhiteDude said:

So Texas is a state were everybody can carrie a gun, right? Then where was the good guy with a gun?



The "good guy with a gun" is just more NRA bullshit.

Texas is set to relax a whole bunch of gun laws September 1, including giving pencil dick gun-nuts the right to bring their guns to church. I'm sure Jesus would approve.

Our governor said he's sick of people dying, but he's part of the reason people are dying. He's a radical - and I do mean radical - right-wing Republican who sucks the NRA's dick like it gives out a cure for his broken legs and spine. HINT: It doesn't. Our governor is a Repubilcan, which is to say he's a moron.

.

[Edited 9/1/19 11:23am]

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 1 of 8 12345678>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Politics & Religion > 5 shot dead in Texas after gunman allegedly fired at officer then fled: