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    CA - Seven killed in Goleta post office shooting, 30 Jan 2006

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,183268,00.html

    GOLETA, Calif. A person opened fire at a postal station on Monday night, killing three people and critically wounding a fourth, authorities said.


    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/31/pos...ing/index.html

    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A female former employee opened fire at a 24-hour postal service sorting facility in Goleta, California, killing six people and critically wounding another, before turning the gun on herself, authorities said early Tuesday.

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    It's six dead and one wounded....

    A female former employee opened fire at a 24-hour postal service sorting facility in Goleta, California, killing six people and critically wounding another, before turning the gun on herself, authorities said early Tuesday.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/31/pos...ing/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by poco
    It's six dead and one wounded....

    A female former employee opened fire at a 24-hour postal service sorting facility in Goleta, California, killing six people and critically wounding another, before turning the gun on herself, authorities said early Tuesday.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/31/pos...ing/index.html
    She killed 6, killed herself and wounded another (7 total dead...one wounded ). How weird....you don't hear of women doing these type of killings often.

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    No, you don't. Google Laurie Dann for the last name of a female workplace shooter that I can recall.

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    my goodness

    it was a former employee...apparently there were other "instances" with her when she worked there...(per fox)

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    my goodness

    it was a former employee...apparently there were other "instances" with her when she worked there...(per fox)
    The profile of a female shooter like this has to be rarely found in the history of crime. Laurie Wasserman Dann (I thought she was a workplace shooter, she was an adult woman who shot up a school), was gravely mentally ill, may have been amped on a particular antidepressant which has given some people psychotic reactions in the past. This woman, so far, sounds like the typical male shooter -- past trouble in the work place, gets fired, fumes for a year, comes back and takes revenge. This is weird and terrible crime. I've got no idea what she could have been like, short of obviously troubled in some way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterallgood
    The profile of a female shooter like this has to be rarely found in the history of crime. Laurie Wasserman Dann (I thought she was a workplace shooter, she was an adult woman who shot up a school), was gravely mentally ill, may have been amped on a particular antidepressant which has given some people psychotic reactions in the past. This woman, so far, sounds like the typical male shooter -- past trouble in the work place, gets fired, fumes for a year, comes back and takes revenge. This is weird and terrible crime. I've got no idea what she could have been like, short of obviously troubled in some way.

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    yeah, this woman HAD to have some mental problems, imo...i think most folks that do things like this do anyway, for the most part....if she had some problems with co-workers in the past, these "problems" festered up over time apparently....this woman wanted to die, & obviously wanted to take others with her...just terrible

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    I haven't read about any "postal" workers in a long time. I know that for a while there was this saying about people going "postal" because it seems there was a rash of people shooting others at post offices. I wonder really how many post office-related shooting sprees there have been over the last few decades, or if that's just an exaggeration?
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    My curiosity got the best of me. I found some research someone did about workplace shootings. They are not just post-office related. Looks pretty extensive...

    http://www.disaster-management.net/workplace_shoot.htm

    Here's just a few:

    Workplace Shootings

    1986 August 20th. - USA, Oklahoma, Edmond: A postal worker who was about to be fired, opened fire at a post office, killing 14 people before fatally wounding himself.

    1988 February 16th. - USA, California, Sunnyvale: a 40-year-old man, angry that a former co-worker at ESL Corp. had rejected his advances, stormed into the company and killed 7 people with a shotgun before surrendering.

    1989 September 14th. - USA, Kentucky, Louisville: a 47-year-old man, on disability for mental illness, killed 8 people and injured 12 others at a printing plant, before killing himself.


    1990 June 18th. - USA, Florida: A shooting spree in a General Motors office in Florida; 11 people died, including the assailant, four others were wounded

    1993 July 1st. - USA, California, San Francisco: a 55-year-old mentally disturbed man with a grudge against lawyers opened fire in a law office, killing 8 people and then himself.


    ...

    It goes up through 2004
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    I have to admit that I was taken by surprise that this was a woman shooter... How sad this is..


    This post is my opinion only, and is subject to making me look totally confused


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    6 postal workers shot 5 dead woman shots herself

    GOLETA, Calif. More than 80 postal employees were working at the mail distribution center outside Santa Barbara, California last night at the time six employees were shot, five fatally.

    The female ex-employee who carried out the attack killed herself.



    The facility, which is not open to the public, is fenced but had no guards. Postal officials say employees use a key card to enter the parking lot, which is behind the fence, and must also use a key card to enter the building.



    Two of the dead were found in the parking lot. Two other victims, one who survived, were found on either side of the door to the building.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/31/pos....ap/index.html

    Postal facility was fenced, and required key cards, but had no guards
    http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=4436003

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    I hate to use the cliche going postal but it was. The unusual aspect is that it was a woman with a gun. Not something we see regularly. The dissatisfaction and aggressiveness is disarming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson
    I hate to use the cliche going postal but it was. The unusual aspect is that it was a woman with a gun. Not something we see regularly. The dissatisfaction and aggressiveness is disarming.
    Even though the news link says that they do not know why the woman was let go,she first placed on medical leave for psychological problems.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,183417,00.html

    Cops: Postal Shooter May Have Killed Neighbor

    GOLETA, Calif. The woman who gunned down six people inside a mail processing plant also may have killed a former neighbor a few hours before the attack, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Belief
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,183417,00.html

    Cops: Postal Shooter May Have Killed Neighbor

    GOLETA, Calif. The woman who gunned down six people inside a mail processing plant also may have killed a former neighbor a few hours before the attack, sheriff's officials said Wednesday.
    Wow, that is sad

    Thanks for posting this article. It had some interesting facts posted in there, too.

    • "It was the deadliest shooting at any workplace since 2003, when 48-year-old Doug Williams gunned down 14 co-workers, killing six, at a Lockheed Martin aircraft parts plant in Meridian, Miss., before turning the gun on himself.
    • "It was the first lethal shooting at a postal installation in nearly eight years and one of the deadliest since a string of high-profile cases in the 1980s and '90s including one in which a part-time letter carrier killed 14 people in Edmond, Okla., before taking his own life.
    • "James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University and an expert on homicides, said he believed it might be the deadliest workplace shooting ever carried out by a woman. "Men, more than women, tend to view their self-worth by what they do" at work, Fox said. Men also are more prone to use violence in seeking revenge while "women tend to view murder as a last resort," he said.
    • "According to federal statistics, 12.3 percent of homicides are committed by women. However, Fox said his analysis of 450 workplace shootings over the past 30 years shows that only 7 percent were carried out by women."
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