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Posted: 9/7/2004 10:55:54 AM EST
Man Wounds Three With Rifle in Ohio Town

By JOE MILICIA
Associated Press Writer

GENEVA, Ohio (AP) -- A man opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle on the town's main thoroughfare as residents headed to work Tuesday, wounding three people. The gunman was killed.

Police Chief Dan Dudick would not confirm the man killed himself but said no one else, including police, had fired any shots.

The shootings took place about 500 feet from an elementary school. Several children were on their way to class, but none were hurt.

Michael J. Harwood, 32, of nearby Madison fired about 50 shots from a .223-caliber semiautomatic rifle fitted with a telescopic sight, the police chief said.

Dudick would not discuss a possible motive but said Harwood was aiming at a specific car, whose driver was wounded and in guarded condition at a hospital. A second motorist was wounded and was listed in satisfactory condition. A pedestrian was treated for a gunshot wound and was released.

The man opened fire while walking down a sidewalk at about 8 a.m., said mechanic Bob Hill, who ducked behind cars for safety.

Milt Berry, who was working on a telephone cable, and a co-worker jumped into the hole they had dug, called 911 on a cell phone and stayed there until police arrived.

Geneva is a town of about 6,500 residents some 45 miles northeast of Cleveland.

We always talk about timing...... Doubt this will have any impact for the demos.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 10:57:21 AM EST
MD, DC, & VA survived the Sniper shootings with ZERO new legislation. If that can happen, the sunset can happen too...
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 10:58:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 11:00:53 AM EST by Kaliburz]
oh joy.....


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Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
MD, DC, & VA survived the Sniper shootings with ZERO new legislation. If that can happen, the sunset can happen too...




Very true......
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 10:58:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
MD, DC, & VA survived the Sniper shootings with ZERO new legislation. If that can happen, the sunset can happen too...



No, it WILL happen
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 10:58:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 10:59:07 AM EST
Well its about damn time... I have been waiting for this for months.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 10:59:18 AM EST
That's nothing. We had a gunman who killed 2 people including a Detroit Police Cadet with an AK-47 assault rifle over the weekend.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 10:59:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 11:01:07 AM EST by Sierra_Hombre]
don't worry, 50 shots from a .223 probably wasn't an AR. shit.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:01:49 AM EST
In a radio report this morning, I heard that it was a handgun.

When the shooter finished, he tried putting the gun in his mouth but it was too hot. He then put it to the side of his head and put himself out of our misery.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:01:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sierra_Hombre:
.223, probably wasn't an ar.





Your powers of deduction need a little fine tuning.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:02:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sierra_Hombre:
don't worry, 50 shots from a .223 probably wasn't an AR. shit.



Squeeze me? Baking powder?
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:02:20 AM EST
Fired 50 shots and only wounded three people? Not much of an arguement to ban AWs if you ask me.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:06:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:07:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By Sierra_Hombre:
don't worry, 50 shots from a .223 probably wasn't an AR. shit.



Squeeze me? Baking powder?



Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:08:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:10:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hellhound:


Milt Berry, who was working on a telephone cable, and a co-worker jumped into the hole they had dug, called 911 on a cell phone and stayed there until police arrived]






My HEROES!


They were trained well.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:17:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:18:16 AM EST
Just funny how the article seems to imply this is the right course of action, hiding and calling 911
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:18:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By Sierra_Hombre:
.223, probably wasn't an ar.





Your powers of deduction need a little fine tuning.



fool.
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