Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Five People Dead in Pittsburgh Shooting

Last night, in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA there was a shooting that has left 5 people dead including the shooter. This was not at a high school, or at a museum, but at a fitness center, where people were simply exercising.

Last night at a little past 8:00 in the evening a gunman came into the L.A. Fitness in Bridgeville, PA and just started shooting.

"A witness tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper she was in an exercise class when a man came in a back door and started shooting. Ashley Ogordowski says a friend of hers was among the wounded."
"Gym member Lauren Dooley tells the Post-Gazette she heard 12 to 15 shots."

According to KDKA News in Pittsburgh, the shooter's website has some insight into his plan. The shooter, George Sodini, had a blog that has since been taken down, but Shabooty has some of his latest postings recorded in his diary.
" The final entry of the diary was from Tuesday. In it, Sodini says that he spoke with a neighbor who was upbeat, but that full concentration was necessary for him to complete his task."
"Maybe soon, I will see God and Jesus. At least that is what I was told. Eternal life does not depend on works. If it did, we will all be in hell… I was reading the Bible and The Integrity of God beginning yesterday, because soon I will see them."

What a psycho!! and What a Sicko :(

One of the people that was shot and killed was a woman who just happened to be pregnant and this was to be her last night working at L.A. Fitness. This is just pure nonsense!! I am thankful that this violent individual is now permanently off the streets. I don't know whether committing both multiple murders and suicide sends you straight to HELL, but in any case I think there is a very heated place reserved for this criminal in the afterlife.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the greatest Hell is reserved for the families and loved ones left behind.

Eman said...

There is no way to know when people like this will snap. Nickie Goomba is very right in that these people will be asking "Why" and "What if.." for a very long time. My heart and prayers go out to those who lost so much. My prayers also go out to the injured that they be restored. Their confidence must be forever shaken and their lives changed in ways yet to be manifest. Suicide is so moronic and selfish, but even more extreme when others are taken by those intent on destruction. Nothing is so bad that we can't face it with faith and reconciliation

Teresa said...

Your right. The families left behind are going to go through Hell, an undeserved one that no innocent person should have to go through. It is sad when something so senseless like this happens.

Teresa said...

I do agree for the most part there is no way to know when someone like this will snap. Although, there were some signs in his diary in January that he was snapping. But, there was no person that had knowledge of his diary and his thoughts in his diary online were covered by freedom of speech. You are correct about the "what if" questions. I have been through some traumatic events in my life and I know that I asked "What if" questions. But then a very kind person told me that hindsight is 20/20. You are right about suicide. I don't think that there is anything so bad that it is worth taking your own life.

I really feel for all of the family members and will be keeping the victims and their families in my thoughts and prayers.

WomanHonorThyself said...

aw tragic story hun..............

Teresa said...

Yes it is so sad
and tragic....

Anonymous said...

While this is a great tragidy,and I will pray for those families that lost somebody,and for the injured to recover quickly.

This just goes to show, no place is safe. Thus, where I can legally can, I shall be armed.

Dr. Dave said...

It's such a sad thing when something like this happens. I'm praying for those who were left behind.

Ray said...

Good post Teresa and I agree with this statement from Scalawag..

"This just goes to show, no place is safe"

Absolutely correct! and we all have to be extra diligent as the enemy within is growing exponentially under this near communist rule we're falling under/

Teresa said...

Yes. This is very sad.

Yes. I agree that no place is safe anymore. I hope that we can help to make that change. We definitely have to be vigilant in these tumultuous times.