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City Council Shooting

Headline: Gunman Kills Six at City Coucil Meeting

Six people were killed and others wounded after a gunman opened fire at a city council meeting in Kirkwood, Mo., just outside of St. Louis. After first killing a police officer in the parking lot, the gunman proceeded into city hall, shooting another police officer and then entering the meeting room and killing three city officials. There were said to have been 30 people at the meeting, some saying they heard 15 shots, maybe more. Some threw chairs at the gunman in an attempt to subdue him. The gunman, later identified as Charles "Cookie" Thornton, was then shot and killed by police. The spokeswoman for the St. Louis County police said, “We have what we believe to be our suspect. We do feel like we have everyone accounted for.” Thornton was known to have a troubled history with city officials.

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Why is the photo of the murderer, one of him with a big grin. It should be a mug shot, or something similar where he looks miserable. You shouldn't see his picture and accidently mistake him for an innocent victim.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
Wow, what a terrible week. :( This is scary.
oc-sugar oc-sugar 8 years
This scares me so bad!! My Dad is on City Council in the town we live in and there are so many crazy residents...I am always afraid someone is going to go crazy. My Dad even had a council meeting last night, I didn't even want him to go! I was freaked out!!!! I pray for all of the victims and their families, sooooo sad :(
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
What the heck is going on this week?
LibertySugar LibertySugar 8 years
This is crazy! My aunt and uncle live in Kirkwood!
annebreal annebreal 8 years
I saw this on one of the morning shows (whichever one has Meredith Viera on it) sad. I hope the mayor and everyone else that was injured recovers. Also, Meredith mentioned something about the mayor saying before that even though he was too aggressive or whatever in town meetings, he had a right to be there...I wonder if he ever said that or not.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
what the heck is going on here? So many sad/crazy stories! :(
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