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2 killed, gunman dead after North Florida shooting spree
« on: August 24, 2013, 07:57:47 PM »
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2 killed, gunman dead after North Florida shooting spreeThree people are dead and two others were critically injured after a disgruntled former employee of a trucking company went on a shooting spree Saturday in a rural North Florida county southwest of Jacksonville.
The suspected gunman in Union County was 72-year-old Hubert Allen, Jr., reportedly the step-grandfather of Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller. He killed himself after the shootings, which happened more than two hours north of Orlando.
Allen went to the Pritchett Trucking, Inc. where he was a longtime employee at 9 a.m. Saturday, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say Allen no longer worked for the trucking company but they didn't have details about when or under what circumstances.
Allen encountered a former coworker, 28-year-old Ronaldo Gonzales-Delgado. He shot and killed the man before tracking down the 80-year-old owner of the company, Marvin Pritchett, and killing him as well.
After the shooting, Allen left the trucking company and confronted another former coworker who was driving a farm tractor along County Road 18A in Union County. Allen pulled over and after a brief conversation with 66-year-old Lewis Mabrey, Jr., Allen shot him as well, deputies said.
Mabrey was shot in his left arm and side with a shotgun. He was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He is in stable condition, officials said.
Allen then moved on to another Pritchett Trucking location near Lake Butler, also in Union County, to continue his crime spree, deputies said.
There he shot yet another former co-worker, 44-year-old David Griffis.
Griffis was shot in the stomach and is in critical condition. He was also taken to Shands Hospital.
After that shooting, deputies say, Allen went back to his home near the Lake Butler crime scene and killed himself. Investigators have not been able to say what set Allen off on his shooting spree.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and several other agencies are assisting with the investigation. or 407-420-5447
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Re: 2 killed, gunman dead after North Florida shooting spree
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 09:03:18 AM »

I would LOVE for idiots like Bloomberg to tell me WHICH gun control law would have stopped this man from his murderous shooting spree. Background checks would not have prevented this. He could have obtained his gun(s) in the black market much more easily than buying from a licensed dealer and submitting to a background check.

Criminals by definition do NOT obey the law, ANY LAW, as evidenced by committing murder, which has always been against the law.

The only thing that could have prevented any of these killings would have been if the victims had been armed and able to defend themselves.

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