Shooting At CNN Center In Downtown Atlanta

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  1. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    Shooting At CNN Center In Downtown Atlanta

    POSTED: 1:36 pm EDT April 3, 2007
    UPDATED: 2:07 pm EDT April 3, 2007

    ATLANTA -- There has been a shooting at the CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta.

    CNN reports that a woman was shot in the face.

    A CNN security guard shot and wounded the gunman, according to police.

    Witnesses say they saw a man dragging a woman by the hair just before the shooting.

    The gunman is in custody, according to CNN.

    Steve Coleman, Atlanta police spokesman, said two people, the victim and the suspect, had been shot.

    Officials say both of the shooting victims are in critical condition.

    "There were people screaming and running for cover," said CNN producer Laura Bernadini, who was in the atrium of the massive building at the time of the shooting.

    The CNN.com newsroom has been evacuated. That operation is in the lower level of the CNN Center.

    A CNN producer says paramedics are treating two people at the scene.

    WSB-TV Channel 2 has several crews heading to the scene.

    Check back at wsbtv.com for updates.
     

  2. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    I would guess to say people would consider this area a public gathering possibly?

    Who knows with our wonderful laws.....

    "Witnesses say they saw a man dragging a woman by the hair just before the shooting."

    And I wonder if anybody called for help upon seeing this or just looked and oulled out the camera phones.
     
  3. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    Ah...you beat me to it.
     
  4. Foul

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    Better yet, if he had been confronted by an armed citizen BEFORE he had the chance to fire, there is a possibility that no one would have been hurt and the perp may have taken the eternal celestial dirt nap.
     
  5. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

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    I honked my horn but he just ignored me.
     
  6. Foul

    Foul New Member

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    Extremist...


    :p
     
  7. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    I asked him "Sir....why do you need a gun? Is it because you have small penis?" He got so mad he shot some lady in the face.
     
  8. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    Ramm- You can tell I work hard for a living!! :D work is slow these days....
     
  9. Sharky

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    Update!!

    ATLANTA -- One person is dead after a shooting at the CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta. The gunman is in custody.

    Witnesses said the gunman shot a woman in the face after attacking her on an escalator at the busy complex that houses the worldwide news operation.

    A CNN security guard then shot the gunman, according to police.

    Atlanta police spokesman Officer James Polite describes the shooting as a "domestic situation."

    Witnesses say they saw a man dragging a woman by the hair just before the shooting.

    Officials say both of the shooting victims are in critical condition.

    "There were people screaming and running for cover," said CNN producer Laura Bernadini, who was in the atrium of the massive building at the time of the shooting.

    The CNN.com newsroom has been evacuated. That operation is in the lower level of the CNN Center.

    A CNN producer says paramedics are treating two people at the scene.

    WSB-TV Channel 2 has several crews heading to the scene.

    Check back at wsbtv.com for updates.
     
  10. Rammstein

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    Yeah...back when I used to work for a video store and did the day shift I would bring in my laptop and use the surrounding business' wifi. That and other things I can't mention here.

    We had about 2-4 customers come in during the day. From 10-5, then people started coming in.
     
  11. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    Well in the insurance engineering field things are slow too! We get busy then nothing. Wierd.....
     
  12. Gunstar1

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    How do you engineer insurance?
     
  13. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    We do all the engineering risk survey and inspection work for insurance companies. We look at power plants, manufacturing plants, stuff like that. They call it the "engineering" portion of the insurance provided to the insured.

    I call it the " I kicked everything made of metal and nothing blew up" portion of insurance!
     
  14. Gunstar1

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    Oh, gotcha.

    I have a friend that creates pipe supports for those big pipes in power plants, chemical plants, and sewage treatment plants.

    You have probably kicked a few of his supports. :wink:
     
  15. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    yup I am sure my engineers have one day or another!

    I cant believe all the hype this story is getting. It sounds like a unfortuate domestic issue.
     
  16. Foul

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    A gun is involved. What better way for the left wing media to prove once and for all that "guns are bad, m'kay?".
     
  17. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Because it happened at news headquarters. Reality hits journalists square in the forehead. If this happened down the street a little it would be a minor story.
     
  18. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    yeah you guys got a point there, just sad. Until it happens in their house they are bliss!
     
  19. pro2am

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    I heard one person definitely died...let it be the aggressor and not the woman.

    This is very tragic...but I have to say it....please oh please don't let this guy be a GFL holder. Sure enough, the news would report THAT bit of information. Of course if the tables were turned and someone was SAVED by a GFL holder, it would be withheld.