Monday, September 9, 2013

Mass Shooting #10

This is a found poem, sourced here

Three people are now confirmed dead,
according to Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen.

 And at least three are in critical condition
following the shooting at tonight's
Ross Township municipal meeting.

Two men died at the scene
 and one who was helicoptered out
 later died.

The first account from
a reporter at the
scene is disturbing

All I saw
was the holes
go through the hall.

I saw smoke
 and plaster flying out,
blowing out through the walls.

I ran out
after the first round
of shooting.

I dropped to the floor.
 That's what everyone did.

It was automatic,
like a string of firecrackers.
That's what everyone said.

Then it stopped
and I crawled out the side door.

Someone crawled out behind him.
Everyone got behind a table.
A woman ran to the door and opened it
and he was standing there.

A man pushed her aside and was shot.
People were shot inside the room.

(The shooter) went back out to his car.
 The parking lot was adjacent to the building.
 He brought another weapon back to the building.

(West End Open Space Commission Executive Director ) Bernie Kozen
was there tending to the man
 and he (the shooter) didn't see them.

Bernie bearhugged him
and took him down.

 He shot
(the shooter)
with his own gun.

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