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Monday, September 20, 2004

State Capitol Shooting

About 1:30 this afternoon an unknown man shot a security guard in the chest at the north entrance to the Illinois State Capitol. The guard is in serious condition at the hospital. About an hour before that, a man was shot at a local sporting goods store, possibly by the same shooter. A week ago tomorrow, an employee was opening the same store for the day when a man plowed past him, jumped the counter, and stole a $500 Remington 1100 "semi-automatic" 12 gauge shotgun.

UPDATE: The radio is reporting that the security guard has passed away.

SECOND UPDATE: They're reporting that sporting goods employee that was shot today was shot by a fellow-employee who was trying to shoot the shooter who had come in the store demanding a high powered rifle.

THIRD UPDATE: Google News search for Illinois Capitol Shooting

Posted by Marie at September 20, 2004 3:51 PM