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Shooter kills 12 in South Alabama

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by three_bags_full, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    http://www.wtvynews4.com/home/headlines/41047492.html

    www.dothaneagle.com

    www.rickeystokesnews.com If you can get to this one. It's getting hit pretty hard.

    Just happened a couple of hours ago. Samson is a community near my house, where my instructor pilot lives. Fortunately, he's OK, but he thinks a relative and a friend are among the dead.

    No solid reports out yet, and those that are out are sketchy. Some others were apparently killed in Geneva, just down the road from Samson and about 10 miles from my house.

    The police apparently killed the shooter.

    Surreal situation.

    Edit: to add Dothan's Web site and update the number killed. I'll report more when I hear it.
     
  2. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Re: Shooter kills eight in South Alabama

    Dothan Eagle now reporting nine dead.
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Re: Shooter kills eight in South Alabama

    d_b: http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/67609/

    Oh, wait, NOT a d_b. Just another nutball going nuts.
     
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Re: Shooter kills eight in South Alabama

    Seems like you need a scorecard to keep track of them all these days.
     
  5. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Re: Shooter kills eight in South Alabama

    TBF, who is Rickey Stokes?
     
  6. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Re: Shooter kills eight in South Alabama

    Dothan Eagle now says 10 dead, including wife of sheriff deputy and child.
     
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Re: Shooter kills eight in South Alabama

    Ok, so this wasn't all that random.
     
  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Re: Shooter kills eight in South Alabama

    Main story:

    http://www.dothaneagle.com/dea/news/local/article/at_least_five_dead_in_geneva_county_shooting_spree/63155/

    A lady said she witnessed six of the deaths and found a baby covered in its mom's blood:

    http://www.dothaneagle.com/dea/news/local/article/baby_covered_in_mothers_blood_after_shooting/63168/
     
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Re: Shooter kills eight in South Alabama

    Rickey Stokes is a local media type who tried, recently, to take over one of the local TV stations. I think he's got something to do with one of the smaller papers around. He also owns a bail bonds place. He runs a small, somewhat rumor-based news site.
     
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Local news just reported the killer drove to his girlfriend's house and killed her and her mother, then burned the house.

    Drove to another house and killed four there.

    Drove to Geneva (just down the road), killed one more and then to Sampson and killed five more. 12 now reported killed.

    Apparently had just been laid of from the store where he was killed, maybe by police, maybe self-inflicted. That's still murky.
     
  11. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    AP's story has it being his own mother's house that he burned down. Their death toll remains at 10. I'm sure it'll take a while to get all the final numbers.
     
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Yikes...why does it always end with a suicide?
    Good Lord, do yourself first, save a lot of heartache because thought you had to kill innocent people.
     
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