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Off Duty Gun Enthusiast Lets Loose at Costco

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Off Duty Gun Enthusiast Lets Loose at Costco

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:22 pm

Police: Off-duty officer shot man who hit him in Costco


CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty police officer opened fire inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store, killing a man and wounding two others, the Corona Police Department said.

Kenneth French, 32, of Riverside assaulted the Los Angeles Police Department officer Friday night while he was holding his young child, the department said in a statement Saturday. The officer fired his gun, hitting French and two of French's relatives, the department said.

French was killed, the department said. The relatives are in critical conditions at hospitals.

The officer, whose identity is being withheld, was treated and released at a nearby hospital, and the officer's child was not injured, the department said.

The officer was the only person who fired shots in the store, the department said.

The shooting prompted a stampede of frightened shoppers to flee the store east of Los Angeles and seek cover inside.

Witnesses said they saw a man with a Mohawk haircut arguing with someone near a freezer section when shots rang out at least six times. The man involved in the argument was killed, Corona police Lt. Jeff Edwards said.

Witnesses said there was an altercation. Shoppers and employees described terror and chaos when shots rang out shortly before 8 p.m. Friday and police swarmed the store.

Shrieks from inside the store were heard on video recorded by shopper Nikki Tate, who had stopped by with her daughter to pick up steaks and lobsters for Father's Day.

Tate said Saturday she was by the meat section when she heard "about six or seven shots." She dropped to the ground and crawled toward her daughter who was at the other end. They huddled until they were able to escape through a side door.

"I saw people and heard shots and my first thought was 'Jesus, is this another mass shooting?'" she said. "I didn't know if this was a random thing or a domestic thing or if this was a mass shooting. Everything was happening so fast, I just wanted to get me and my kid to safety."

In the video, her daughter says, "Mommy, we need to go."

The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement Saturday afternoon that it has launched its own investigation of the incident.

Christina Colis told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that she was in the produce area when she heard six to seven shots and hid with other shoppers in a refrigerated produce room. She said her mother saw people injured on the floor.

"I thought maybe someone dropped a bottle of wine, but then I kept hearing shots," shopper Will Lungo told the Press-Enterprise newspaper. "An employee came in and helped us out through the emergency exit."

Witnesses told KCAL-TV that shoppers and employees rushed to the exits. The station reported that more than 100 people were outside the store at one point. Left behind inside the store were purses, cellphones and backpacks from panicked shoppers, Corona police said.
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/shooting-insi ... 03366.html




Corona is 2100 miles from Niceville.



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Re: Off Duty Gun Enthusiast Lets Loose at Costco

Post by HD74 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:40 am

Gun enthusiast? C'mon man. Fake News.

LL101 gonna be all over this.
And should be.


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Re: Off Duty Gun Enthusiast Lets Loose at Costco

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:53 am

HD74 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:40 am
Gun enthusiast? C'mon man. Fake News.

LL101 gonna be all over this.
And should be.
How is this fake news? Ar you suggesting I made it Up? I posted a link. Is my source fake? Or is it the map? Check it out for yourself.


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Re: Off Duty Gun Enthusiast Lets Loose at Costco

Post by HD74 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:55 pm

Referring to the HEADLINE.
An off duty cop, not a "gun enthusiast"was involved in this shooting.
Although I imagine some cops could be gun enthusiasts, I see no mention of his collection.
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Re: Off Duty Gun Enthusiast Lets Loose at Costco

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:43 pm

One would need to be enthusiastic about one's gun, to use it for its sole intended purpose. That isn't something for the faint of heart.


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