Shootings

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Shootings

Post by Lou on Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:40 pm

I can't believe what's happened in West Cumbria. We were up there today and went through just about the time it was happening, but obviously didn't know anything about it. Its awful to think that you can just go out to do your shopping and never come back.

RIP to all those who died. Sad

_________________
"The Universe is so big, and we are so small. The only thing we can truly control is whether we are good or evil."

My Review Blog

Sam's Story
avatar
Lou
Wise Sage
Wise Sage

Number of posts : 5869
Location : Cumbria
Registration date : 2008-07-20

View user profile http://www.lcphotos.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Shootings

Post by lulu on Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:56 pm

I know this part of the country really well, and today's events have been truly shocking. How awful for all those involved. My thoughts are with the families of those who have died.
avatar
lulu
Elder Council
Elder Council

Number of posts : 1897
Registration date : 2008-10-04

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Shootings

Post by Bob on Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:31 pm

It brought back some sad memories for me. I was brought up near Hungerford and can still vividly remember the same thing happening there all those years ago. I knew some of the people who were shot and it is something that a community never completely gets over.

I can't imagine what went through the guy's head to even contemplate doing what he did........

_________________
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
avatar
Bob
Member
Member

Number of posts : 67
Age : 51
Location : France
Registration date : 2008-07-21

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Shootings

Post by lulu on Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:26 pm

I feel so sorry for this man's mother. Her sons were born on the same day and one shot the other and himself, and so they both died on the same day. How awful.
avatar
lulu
Elder Council
Elder Council

Number of posts : 1897
Registration date : 2008-10-04

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Shootings

Post by HiJo on Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:46 pm

It's appalling, how disturbed was this man to simply take potshots at people he didn't even know? I'm so sorry for his family and for the families of the dead and injured.

As Bob says, echoes of Hungerford and also Dunblane. Crying or Very sad
avatar
HiJo
Wise Sage
Wise Sage

Number of posts : 3997
Registration date : 2008-07-21

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Shootings

Post by Lou on Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:29 pm

I think it's awful that the papers are printing pictures of his sons. Their lives have been destroyed as well, and one of them is only 16. It's bad enough their father did what he did, without the papers splashing their pictures around.

Gosh Bob, I can't imagine knowing someone who was shot. Such an awful thing to happen.

_________________
"The Universe is so big, and we are so small. The only thing we can truly control is whether we are good or evil."

My Review Blog

Sam's Story
avatar
Lou
Wise Sage
Wise Sage

Number of posts : 5869
Location : Cumbria
Registration date : 2008-07-20

View user profile http://www.lcphotos.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Shootings

Post by Sally on Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:11 am

I could hardly believe it when I saw the news. Lou, do you live anywhere near Whitehaven or Seascale? How terrifying to have this on your doorstep. Crying or Very sad
avatar
Sally
Elder Council
Elder Council

Number of posts : 1215
Registration date : 2008-08-09

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Shootings

Post by Lou on Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:43 am

Luckily we're not too close, the nearest he came was about 30 mins away. But that day we were up in Maryport which is close by, and we were actually going through Whitehaven at the time of the shooting (but obviously didn't know it was happening).

_________________
"The Universe is so big, and we are so small. The only thing we can truly control is whether we are good or evil."

My Review Blog

Sam's Story
avatar
Lou
Wise Sage
Wise Sage

Number of posts : 5869
Location : Cumbria
Registration date : 2008-07-20

View user profile http://www.lcphotos.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Shootings

Post by Sally on Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:03 am

You could so easily have been caught up in this, Lou. Your guardian angel must be working hard. Smile

I watched the memorial service on the news, so sad. A lot of the faces just looked stunned.
avatar
Sally
Elder Council
Elder Council

Number of posts : 1215
Registration date : 2008-08-09

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Shootings

Post by Lou on Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:02 pm

I know Sally, it's awful to think he was just a mile away. I'm so glad I didn't know about it until I got home.

_________________
"The Universe is so big, and we are so small. The only thing we can truly control is whether we are good or evil."

My Review Blog

Sam's Story
avatar
Lou
Wise Sage
Wise Sage

Number of posts : 5869
Location : Cumbria
Registration date : 2008-07-20

View user profile http://www.lcphotos.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Shootings

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum