August 6th, 2013
04:58 AM ET

3 killed in Penn. town hall shooting

A man with an ongoing dispute over property rights unleashed a hailstorm of bullets at a Pennsylvania town council meeting, killing three people, police said.

The terror began even before the gunman entered the building.

Police said the suspect marched toward a municipal building in Saylorsburg with a long gun and fired through the windows. Then he walked into the building to unload more bullets, police said.

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  1. Pete Zaria

    A tenther gone kuku!

    August 6, 2013 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    A terror attack indeed. The Aurora theater massacre and other mass shooting horrors are still painfully fresh in the minds of those who lost their near & dear ones or who were there.
    My condolences to the families of the victims.

    August 6, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tom F

    The US population grew from 150 million before World War II to 320 million today – over doubling in size. The rapid growth will continue to an estimated 439 million by 2050. More and more people jammed into the same geography competing for the same resources on obama's part time minimum wage fast food economy. If you think there's problems now ... you ain't seen nothing yet!

    August 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    This story just reinforces the reasons we need more guns in more hands. Just think about it, if everyone had a gun, this incident probably wouldn't have happened.

    August 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Well placed sarcasm. Thanks@bobcat

    August 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Its not just population or 'demand & supply' problem. Its the very culture of violence that is pervasive in these times. Look at the past decade and how that has moulded our mindset.

    August 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Thank you saywhat for picking up on that. It's true, our culture has taken a very violent turn. There have always been murders and other gun related crimes, but the level we are seeing now is unprecedented. I can still remember in my long ago youthful days being able to walk the streets of Detroit, pretty much at any time of the day or night and not worry about the possibility of being shot. Now these shootings are happening in some of the most unlikely places. And some of the reasons given are as stupid as, "I just wanted to see how it felt."

    August 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timmy

      And yet these black on black crimes do no get reported simply because there are too many and the liberal media has an obsession with white crime. Just look at cnns headline about 50 cent. "50cent pleads not guilty to violence charge". Now how many headlines have we seen on here that read "man accused of DOMESTIC violence charge". Straight up bias CNN. Par for the course

      August 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I believe the discussion here was about the change in our culture, from what was a somewhat less violent state to the present. What did that have to do with the purported bias of CNN ?

      August 6, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timmy

      U talk about what u want to talk about and I'll talk about what I want to. Sound familiar bobcat?

      August 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Why would that sound familiar "Timmy" ?

      August 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And while you're at it "Timmy" you might want to call for Lassie. "Timmy".

      August 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timmy

      U have a very short memory bobcat. I remember a short time ago someone was speaking ill of your jokes. You sir replied EXACTLY what I said above. I have nothing against older folks but when you remember a tv show character from sixty years ago and can't remember what u said five months ago. Damn. Lol. Have a good day sir and I look forward to your next joke

      August 7, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. rupert

    Yep. What do u expect. He was financially strapped, had everyone against him and the local government just decided to take the only thing he had and leave him in the streets.
    Is anyone really surprised?
    Give the guy a little understanding.

    August 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rupert

    @ timmy. Black on black is boring as white on white.mix the races in a crime and u have something worth watching baby doll.

    August 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rupert

    Ewwww bc. Timmy told u off. U gonna let him talk that way to u?

    August 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rascal Rabble

    poor man...he echoed the same battle cry of the native american indians...what is a retired 64 year old guy on limited income to do???he was between a rock and a hard place and decided to come out shootin...he should be let off on temporary insanity and provocation...

    August 6, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      they should write on the tombstone of the perp-victims: "no justice no peace"

      August 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Educate yourself

      Sure thing, Marshall Dillon.

      August 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    You do know @ bobcat that timmy is just you know who right? And hes just trying to provoke you.

    August 7, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      You mean "IT" is back ? It akes a lot more than that to ruffle my feathers.

      How are you feeling my friend ?

      August 7, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Getting better @ bobcat, thanks for asking. Im finally able to speak again and im "almost" getting used to the cast on my foot lmao! And i should be since its the 7th time ive worn one on this foot.

    August 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |