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Mall shooting - And I'm stumped

  1. Nov 23, 2008 #1
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081123/ap_on_re_us/mall_shooting [Broken]

    Reads that the mall was shut down so the police could look for the gunman. Personally, I'd be a bit pissed if I was locked in a mall with a killer on the loose. I know it's important to find the shooter, but there are other ways they can do that besides locking a thousand people in the building.
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  3. Nov 23, 2008 #2


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    Apparently they thought he wouldn't be a danger to the public. But I wonder how quickly you can make such an assessment and how quickly you can close a mall after such an incident, wouldn't the shooter have plenty of time to get out?
  4. Nov 23, 2008 #3
    I thought the same. I wouldn't expect a shooter to stick around. Though, some characters certainly might. I suppose he may have had some shopping left.

    My biggest concern is for unsupervised kids that parents frequently drop off. I doubt most would know exactly what to do. It's hard enough for adults to know.
  5. Nov 23, 2008 #4
    Maybe they saw a bunch of dead bodies and figured he ran out of bullets.
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