Thursday, February 14, 2008

When is it going to stop?

This time it hits close to home.

DEKALB, Ill. — A man dressed in black opened fire with a shotgun and two handguns from the stage of a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University on Thursday, killing five students and injuring 16 others before committing suicide, authorities said.

The gunman fatally shot four women and a man in a "brief, rapid-fire assault" that sent terrified students running for cover, university President John Peters said. Four of the six total dead died at the scene, and the other two died at a hospital, he said.

My heart hurts.

I don't know what else to say. Except these families need to be blanketed with our prayers.

And, I'm glad Joe and Dave are ok.

EDIT: I saw a picture of the shooter's dad today. It broke my heart. We need to remember him in our thoughts and prayers too. I can't even imagine how difficult this is for him.

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