2 wounded in california church shooting + video

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  1. michael88

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    http://www.aolnews.com/nation/artic...ens-during-california-church-service/19358505

    RICHMOND, Calif. (Feb. 15) - Police were seeking a hooded gunman who horrified the congregation of a San Francisco Bay area church when he paced the aisles then pulled out a gun and shot two teenagers.

    No arrests had been made or suspects named in the Sunday shooting at New Gethsemane Church of God in Christ in Richmond, police said.

    The gunman flanked by two companions in hooded sweatshirts walked into the church, scanned the pews and fired about five shots, hitting a 14-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man in front of about 100 people, Richmond police Sgt. Bisa French said.


    Embedded video from CNN Video

    Charles Miller, a 64-year-old deacon at the church, said members of the congregation were about to tell the men to take off their hoods when the shooting began.

    "I was listening to the choir and all of a sudden there was a 'pop pop pop pop pop,'" Miller told the San Francisco Chronicle. "Everyone hit the floor. I didn't know the shooting was inside the church at first, until I heard all of the hollering and screaming."

    The 14-year-old was hit in the shoulder and the 19-year-old was struck in the leg, French said. Both victims, whose names haven't been released, were hospitalized and were expected to survive. There were no other injuries.

    "It's terrible when you come to the house of the Lord and start doing this," Miller said. "It's just something you don't do."

    Investigators believe the men were targeting someone in the church but don't know if the two who were hit were the intended targets, French said.

    French said investigators were interviewing witnesses to see if anyone recognized the men.

    A handful of congregants returned to the church after police processed the crime scene and finished the service.

    "We went on and had church anyway," Miller told the Chronicle. "We were giving thanks that nobody was killed. We wanted to go and serve the Lord anyway."

    The small, off-white two-story church is surrounded by a red-and white wrought-iron fence in a residential section of Richmond, a city of 103,000 on the eastern Bay shoreline north of Oakland and Berkeley.

    The city has already seen seven homicides in 2010, and garnered national attention because of the alleged gang rape by as many as 10 people of a 16-year-old girl outside an October homecoming dance at Richmond High School, with as many as 20 bystanders allegedly watching.
     
  2. ScarFace88

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    ...And 20 bucks says it's gang related...
     

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  4. michael88

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    the sad part to me is all the sheeple in california are only going to see guns shooting and then keep on perpetuating the myth that someone else being armed here may have stopped this. they are quite lucky nobody was killed, especially innocents. imagine how closely everyone is packed in church, and from looking at the video they werent very good shots.
     
  5. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Damn the scumbags and their black hearts. :steamed:
     
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    I agree. Apparently with the gun held sideways, accounting for the peripheral hits on the victims:dunno:
     
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    And yet there are still folks who will tell us that it's "paranoid" to carry in church.
     
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    Roering Sorting nuts

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    And I thought people handling snakes during services was strange.
     
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    Word has it they were yelling in "tongues" as they were shooting.
     
  10. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    GT "never talk to the Police" members? :dunno:
     
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    Isn't San Francisco home to another "church"?
     
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    Its always a strange thing when victims don't want to help find the offenders.

    Too bad it happens all too often.
     
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    Hello;

    I bet you these where long standing NRA members, who owned a lot of 'illegal ' weapons, shooting cop killer rounds, with illegal high capacity, assault weapons.

    It could Never be loving mis-understood gangmembers, who are just seeking someone to understand them.

    Ban Guns, Ammo, and every violent looking person in Ca Now!

    hardeyes
     
  14. rick458

    rick458 USS Texas BB-35

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    There are many many churches where that would have ended differently