Shooting in Binghampton, NY. At least 12 dead.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/hostage_shooting
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – A gunman opened fire on a room where immigrants were taking a citizenship exam in downtown Binghamton on Friday, killing as many as 13 people before committing suicide, officials said.

Gov. David Paterson said at a news conference that 12 or 13 people had been killed. The suspected gunman carried identification with the name of 42-year-old Jiverly Voong of nearby Johnson City, N.Y., a law enforcement official said.

The suspect's body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an office of the American Civic Association building, said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and was talking on condition of anonymity.

The gunman barricaded the rear door of the building with his car before entering through the front door, firing his weapon, the official said.

Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at an event in New York, told the crowd that someone entered a room where an examination was being given from immigrants to become U.S. citizens, then shot and killed 12 or 13 people.

The Binghamton SWAT team responded, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was also sending agents to Binghamton.

The American Civic Association helps immigrants in the Binghamton area with naturalization applications, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The association describes itself as helping immigrants and refugees with counseling, resettlement, citizenship, family reunification and translators.

The association's president, Angela Leach, "is very upset right now," said Mike Chanecka, a friend who answered a call at her home as Leach wept in the background.

"She doesn't know anything; she's as shocked as anyone," Chanecka said. "For some reason, she had the day off today. And she's very worried about her secretary."

Two women and a man suffering gunshot wounds were being treated at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, said hospital spokeswoman Christina Boyd. One was stable, one was serious and one was critical. Their ages ranged from 20s to 50s, she said.

Linda Miller, a spokeswoman at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, said a student from Binghamton University was being treated there.

The shooting occurred in a mixed neighborhood of homes and small businesses in the center of Binghamton, a city of about 47,000 located 140 miles northwest of New York City.

College student Leslie Shrager told the AP that she and her five housemates were sleeping when police pounded on the front door of their house next door to the shooting scene.

Officers escorted the six Binghamton University students outside, she said, and that's when they learned of the shooting.

"One of our housemates thought they heard banging of some kind. But when you're living in downtown Binghamton, it's always noisy," said Shrager, of Slingerlands, an Albany suburb. "Literally two minutes later the cops came and got us out."

At the junction of the Susquehanna and the Chenango rivers, the Binghamton area was the home to Endicott-Johnson shoe company and the birthplace of IBM, which between them employed tens of thousands of workers before the shoe company closed a decade ago and IBM downsized in recent years.

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Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers George M. Walsh and Chris Carola in Albany and Devlin Barrett in Washington.

I heard this on the radio on my way back from errands today.
41 year-old man parked his car to block the rear exit of a Community Center who reached out to help immigrants with citizenship and settlement issues.
40 people hostage. Two in cuffs leaving out.
They gave a suspect name, which I forgot after hearing only once in the report.
Shooter is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot.

It's still getting pieced together.

Wow... Just... Wow.
 

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sad that this kinda thing barely gets a response anymore

wtf is wrong w/ people these days :oh_no:

oh yeah, we live in a country full of pussies who think the world owes them a Hollywood lifestyle, and they've started losing their shit now that things have turned and they have to work for it
 

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America wouldn't be America without rampage shooting followed by suicide/suicide by cop.

Tragic, and probably won't be the last one this year due to the mounting economic casualties.
 

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My brother works in the HS next door...

He was on Lockdown all day...

Sucked
 

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wtf is wrong w/ people these days :oh_no:
Stop committing suicide and be a man about it--that's what's wrong. Buncha fucking pansies, I say, but then again, the number of people who agree with prison being a "punishment" rather than "rehabilitation," and think "lock him up and throw away the key" is a great answer (yet is a horrible waste of money) is growing as well. So in the end, they'd be dead to society anyway, so suicide makes sense.
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Why do these spree shooters always go out via suicide ?

You might as well wait for the SWAT team to storm in and go out in a hail of bullets.
 

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Why do these spree shooters always go out via suicide ?

You might as well wait for the SWAT team to storm in and go out in a hail of bullets.

No guarantee of death that way.

I bet it's about control also. This is probably some poor slob who lost his job or failed his own citizenship test, making him feel like he has no control over his life. These gunmen kill people to feel in control, and then they kill themselves to maintain control.

Saving the last bullet for himself only makes him more of a pussy.
 

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Why do these spree shooters always go out via suicide ?

You might as well wait for the SWAT team to storm in and go out in a hail of bullets.

What thirdkind said.

Because suicide is the goal.

The spree shooters don't always feel 100% confident that a suicide by cop scenario will unfold.
 

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Maybe he was one of those vehemently anti-immigration types. You never know.

And it hardly gets a reaction because people are jaded. I certainly am. It's hardly worth getting worked up over a few deaths several hundred miles north of me. It sucks (primarily for the families), but the simple fact is, there's nothing I can do. My anxiety and concern can't accomplish anything to help the survivors, much less the victims.

With our nation inching its way toward another economic depression, most people are too busy trying to keep their own lives in some semblance of order to feel particularly philanthropic about the lives of others.
 

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Why cant these shooters go to the getto and do some shooting there. They always pick easy targets like schools, churches, etc.


JS
 

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like bok said there alot more where that come from with the unemployment rate @ almost 9%, but seriously it all started with the columbine thing the news/media and all the movies just bring all the wackos together:rolleyes:
 

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Why do these spree shooters always go out via suicide ?

If there's anything I've learned, it's that you shouldn't try and find a rational reason for crazy peoples' actions.

This guy was obviously a psycho. Who knows why he would do this...

And yeah, like galfordo said, it's pretty fucked up that people are used to this sort of thing, for lack of a better word.
 

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Why do these spree shooters always go out via suicide ?

You might as well wait for the SWAT team to storm in and go out in a hail of bullets.

Cause there fucking pussy shits! I don't see the point of Killing random people then killing yourself! just kill yourself first to fucking not cause heart ache to the familys.
 

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Not to make light of a tragic situation, but on my break at work this morning they had sporadic coverage on Good Morning America, and the on-location newsman looked, sounded and acted exactly like Christian Bale. Seriously, he was like a twin...kinda weird to have the Batman tell me about a mass shooting.

And yes, this fucker was a complete pussy who couldn't deal with his life, so he decided to fuck up everyone else's. Burn in hell, coward.
 

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Why cant these shooters go to the getto and do some shooting there. They always pick easy targets like schools, churches, etc.


JS

Because you get nowhere near as many points--or news coverage, or even people who care for that matter--when you shoot up a hood or barrio. In fact, you may be even doing some law enforcement and medical services a favor by such an act.
 
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