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    VA - Shooting Rampage, Appomattox, Christopher Speight

    State police have been swarming around a crime scene outside of Appomattox this afternoon where there are multiple fatalities, and where the suspect escaped then fired at, and apparently hit, a state police helicopter searching for him.
    http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11848236

    ETA I need a mod to correct spelling of Appomattox in the title. Sorry.

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    US police have captured a suspect believed to be a lone gunman after "multiple fatalities" were confirmed by officials in central Virginia.
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/wor...-1225821543172

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    <snip>

    At this point, we're not sure of the identities of the victims. Based off of multiple interviews we’ve done with neighbors, they say this was a family. We're also hearing a teenager may be among the victims. For now, police are trying to capture who they think is responsible. “He is currently subdued in the wooded area. He is surrounded. The residents in the area know what's going on. I believe they've contacted," Sgt. Thomas Molner said.

    more here

    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0110/697477.html

    I can't find any updated news that says who the gunman is in custody.

    ETA: CNN tweet says State police spokesman in Virginia won't confirm or deny whether there are 7 dead in Appomattox shootings. Suspect not in custody about 2 hours ago
    Last edited by Texas Mist; 01-19-2010 at 09:52 PM. Reason: more info
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    Thanks, TM. Looks like that news report that the suspect was captured was premature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Mist View Post
    <snip>

    At this point, we're not sure of the identities of the victims. Based off of multiple interviews we’ve done with neighbors, they say this was a family. We're also hearing a teenager may be among the victims. For now, police are trying to capture who they think is responsible. “He is currently subdued in the wooded area. He is surrounded. The residents in the area know what's going on. I believe they've contacted," Sgt. Thomas Molner said.

    more here

    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0110/697477.html

    I can't find any updated news that says who the gunman is in custody.

    ETA: CNN tweet says State police spokesman in Virginia won't confirm or deny whether there are 7 dead in Appomattox shootings. Suspect not in custody about 2 hours ago
    This article was just updated at 8:20 pm and it states they have him surrouded in the woods so they must not have closed in yet and arrested him.

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    OMG! How horrible.

    UPDATE 9 p.m.: AP says eight killed in Appomattox shooting
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    what kind of moon phase are we in??? did the solar eclipse start all this madness??

    WTH?!!!
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    This is sad cant wait to find out more info... that is my hometown... I have family that live there....I pray for my town and all of the world!
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    We do not have a scanner feed for Appomattox Co., VA.

    Prayers for the people there! This is another horror!


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    I have a friend that lives less than two miles from the site. I talked to him about 2 hours ago and he said he's heard sirens going down the road all afternoon and evening.

    I also saw a message from another friend that some of the killings actually occurred on Saturday, members of the suspects family.

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    So far this is the closest scanner link to Appamattox Co. Va that I could find. I have no idea if they are covering any of the search. If I find another link I'll post but if anyone knows of a link please post it!!

    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=3308


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    More info about suspect

    One comment at this link reveals more about the suspect.

    http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/...omattox/75735/

    snip "has extensive tactical training, and lots of weaponry."

    Also concealed weapons permit according to VA Court Case web site. Looks like he slipped through the cracks.
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