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Monday, August 5, 2013

Shooting at Town Meeting

Three killed and four wounded at a town meeting in small eastern Pennsylvania village.  Will check on possibly controversies that might have sparked it, none known so far.  Gunman in custody. Saylorsburg.  Gunman fired through wall, with automatic weapon, then at random people--went out to car to re-load and tackled when returned to kill more. Full account here.

No idea yet if connected but tiny Saylorsburg just last month drew many protesters to home of a controversial Turkish cleric accused of trying to turn Turkey into an Islamist state--and allegedly bring "sharia law" to the U.S. via charter schools connected to the Gulen movement. UPDATE from AP:  "State police in Lehighton confirm three people are dead and say the gunman had an ongoing dispute with township officials over the possible condemnation of his property."

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/05/3544503/2-people-shot-dead-at-pa-municipal.html#storylink=cpy

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