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Ash UK/US Jul 8th 2011 6:53 am

Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 
Not sure how many of you know that I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Today they was a mass shooting in the city, 7 people in total have died.

I did not know any of the people involved although it happened only a few miles away, the guy fled on highway I drive to work on.

It is very bizarre and very tragic.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/08/...ngs/index.html

Squirrel Jul 8th 2011 10:57 am

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 
Oh Gosh how terrible, not a lot you can say but poor victimes, esp the children.

Egg and Cress Jul 8th 2011 12:37 pm

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 

Originally Posted by Ash UK/US (Post 9482591)
Not sure how many of you know that I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Today they was a mass shooting in the city, 7 people in total have died.

I did not know any of the people involved although it happened only a few miles away, the guy fled on highway I drive to work on.

It is very bizarre and very tragic.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/08/...ngs/index.html

This has to be very unnerving, having it happen so close. In my mind, this is the last thing I would imagine happening in a place like Grand Rapids, MI. One always thinks of this kind of thing happening in a big city. Don't stress too much, though - this doesn't sound like a crime wave - but a man gone mad long enough to do some serious damage. Hope the children didn't suffer. :(

Dorothy Jul 8th 2011 12:41 pm

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 

Originally Posted by Ash UK/US (Post 9482591)
Not sure how many of you know that I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Today they was a mass shooting in the city, 7 people in total have died.

I did not know any of the people involved although it happened only a few miles away, the guy fled on highway I drive to work on.

It is very bizarre and very tragic.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/08/...ngs/index.html

How awful. Even though you didn't know any of the people it must still be very upsetting. Hope you're ok. :)

DavidLemon Jul 8th 2011 2:11 pm

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 

Originally Posted by Ash UK/US (Post 9482591)
Not sure how many of you know that I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Today they was a mass shooting in the city, 7 people in total have died.

I did not know any of the people involved although it happened only a few miles away, the guy fled on highway I drive to work on.

It is very bizarre and very tragic.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/08/...ngs/index.html

My wife is born and bred in Grand Rapids, and we are there frequently, and must say that this is the first time i have heard of anything this shocking happening there.

Wifey is very upset at the news and was up most of the night following it hoping that no one she knows is affected.

Very Tragic.

Poppy girl Jul 8th 2011 3:51 pm

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 

Originally Posted by Ash UK/US (Post 9482591)
Not sure how many of you know that I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Today they was a mass shooting in the city, 7 people in total have died.

I did not know any of the people involved although it happened only a few miles away, the guy fled on highway I drive to work on.

It is very bizarre and very tragic.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/08/...ngs/index.html

Don't move to Modesto then its a regular accurance :(

Egg and Cress Jul 8th 2011 4:03 pm

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 

Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 9483334)
Don't move to Modesto then its a regular accurance :(

Unfortunately, it's becoming a regular occurrence in a lot of places. Had a few here in Memphis area, though not with so many casualties. Usually just (just?) 2 or 3 - with exception of the family massacre here a few years ago. We keep waiting for someone who's lost health care to go postal on behalf of their child or other relative, kind of like Denzel Washington in the movie he did (can't remember the name of it). :(

No offense - but I'm gonna go find a happier topic to contribute to.....:)

Poppy girl Jul 8th 2011 4:04 pm

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 

Originally Posted by Egg and Cress (Post 9483361)
Unfortunately, it's becoming a regular occurrence in a lot of places. Had a few here in Memphis area, though not with so many casualties. Usually just (just?) 2 or 3 - with exception of the family massacre here a few years ago. We keep waiting for someone who's lost health care to go postal on behalf of their child or other relative, kind of like Denzel Washington in the movie he did (can't remember the name of it). :(

No offense - but I'm gonna go find a happier topic to contribute to.....:)

Agreed :)

Bob Jul 8th 2011 5:00 pm

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 
I read about that too....very surreal when something like this happens.

There was a murder nearby where we used to live a couple days ago which did the news rounds, very weird having lived a 3 min drive away from where it happened.

Brat1 Jul 8th 2011 9:37 pm

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 
It is a horrible feeling happening so close to where you live. Such an awful, tragic event and my thoughts go out to the families of those who died :(

Bill_S Jul 8th 2011 10:19 pm

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 9483476)
I read about that too....very surreal when something like this happens.

There was a murder nearby where we used to live a couple days ago which did the news rounds, very weird having lived a 3 min drive away from where it happened.

Suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell is now on trial in Cleveland. He's accused of killing at least 11 women in his house on Imperial Avenue.

http://www.cleveland.com/anthony-sow...ny_sowell.html

That house is maybe 3 miles from mine :ohmy:

Scouse Express Jul 9th 2011 3:58 am

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 
Cowardice rears its ugly head in many forms.

Jim.

Ash UK/US Jul 9th 2011 6:14 am

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 
I just heard that Betty Ford died today, I wonder if she will be buried in GR with her husband, President Ford is buried 2 miles from my house... lots going on in our city right now.

Michelmas Jul 9th 2011 3:33 pm

Re: Not sure how to describe it... it just feels weird!
 
While I obviously have sympathy for those who have lost loved ones, it pays not to dwell on the issue.

I live 30 minutes from Grand Rapids and have many friends there. I have to say I am not that surprised this happened there.

Back in the early nineties, I also lived a few miles away from Fred West and later learned that my mom had met him for drinks with other friends a few times.

You just can't escape it. It follows you where ever you go. It knows....


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