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Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:37 PM

 

Florida State College reports shooting on campus

Source: MSN

The university said on its Twitter feed the shooting occurred in a parking lot on its Palm Bay campus in Cocoa, Florida. The campus is currently on lockdown.


MIAMI Eastern Florida State College said on Thursday that a shooting had been reported on its campus on Florida's east coast.

The university said on its Twitter feed the shooting occurred in a parking lot on its Palm Bay campus in Cocoa, Florida.

"Campus is locked down and people are asked to stay inside with doors locked," the college said.


Read more: http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/florida-state-college-reports-shooting-on-campus



And the beat goes on.

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sked14 Jan 2014 OP
TexasTowelie Jan 2014 #1
sked14 Jan 2014 #3
Post removed Jan 2014 #5
HockeyMom Jan 2014 #2
valerief Jan 2014 #7
onehandle Jan 2014 #4
valerief Jan 2014 #6
sked14 Jan 2014 #8
alp227 Jan 2014 #9
sked14 Jan 2014 #10
alp227 Jan 2014 #11
sked14 Jan 2014 #13
X_Digger Jan 2014 #14
sked14 Jan 2014 #15
X_Digger Jan 2014 #17
sked14 Jan 2014 #18
warrant46 Jan 2014 #20
Dopers_Greed Jan 2014 #12
hack89 Jan 2014 #24
cpwm17 Jan 2014 #16
Aristus Jan 2014 #19
sked14 Jan 2014 #21
Aristus Jan 2014 #22
sked14 Jan 2014 #23

Response to sked14 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:39 PM

1. Does another shooting qualify as late breaking news?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:41 PM

3. As often as this is happening,

 

probably not, but, what the hell, may as well post it here.

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Response to sked14 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:40 PM

2. MORE guns are the solution!!!!!

Right. Maybe they need to issue every student a gun with their enrollment????? NRA would just love that!!

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:58 PM

7. Right. Why pay for birth control when there are so many guns? Gungeoneer logic. nt

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Response to sked14 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:45 PM

4. Guns are part of the anchor pulling America to the bottom. nt

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Response to sked14 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:57 PM

6. Florida. Ground standers. They drink their coffee out of these.

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Response to valerief (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:01 PM

8. Wow, that's pretty wild.

 

I kinda like this one.

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Response to sked14 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:09 PM

9. Headline is sorta ambiguous. This isn't the home of the National Champion football team.

Florida State University is in the state capital Tallahassee. This story is about Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa about 40 miles east of Orlando.

The Orlando Sentinel reports: "Two men apparently came on campus and attacked a man in the parking lot. After the assault, the victim went to their car, grabbed a gun and shot one of his attackers," sourcing the Palm Bay chief of police. Florida Today, based in Melbourne also has more coverage.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:11 PM

10. So this is possibly a case of self defense?

 

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Response to sked14 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:15 PM

11. It doesn't read like a "heat of the moment" shooting.

Rather, it seems like what Marissa Alexander went to jail for because the victim escaped, grabbed a weapon, then attacked.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:18 PM

13. You're right,

 

if the attack was over and the 2 were leaving, he went to his car and got his gun then shot them, I don't see how this is self defense, but, this is FL.

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Response to sked14 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:18 PM

14. Which means that the story will be conveniently forgotten.

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140130/BREAKINGNEWS/140130012/Lockdown-lifted-after-shooting-EFSC-Palm-Bay-campus?nclick_check=1

According to Palm Bay Police Spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez, two men were beating up a third in one of the school's parking lots.

The man who was being beaten retreated to his car, where he grabbed a gun. According to witnesses, he fired his gun, wounding one person, as he was being beaten.

In the parking lot, a pool cue snapped in half lay about 50 feet from a red car with its engine still running.

The shooting comes about six weeks after a state appeals court ruled that students attending public universities can keep weapons in their cars while on campus, according to Reuters.


eta: added bolding

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:22 PM

15. So they were still beating on him,

 

if the facts hold out, then this is a clear case of self defense.

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Response to sked14 (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:06 AM

17. As you can see, once this looked like self-defense, the story dropped like a stone.

Typical for DU.

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:14 AM

18. I wonder why that is?

 

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Response to alp227 (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:38 AM

20. A drug deal gone bad

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Response to sked14 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:17 PM

12. Responsible gun owners

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:19 PM

24. It was self defense. nt

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Response to sked14 (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 05:59 PM

16. It was in Palm Bay, Florida

 

Cocoa is north of Palm Bay

Here's the local paper's report, with video:

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140130/BREAKINGNEWS/140130012/Shooting-EFSC-Palm-Bay-campus-may-been-self-defense?nclick_check=1

Perhaps it was self defense.

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Response to sked14 (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:34 AM

19. It must be Friday...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:47 AM

21. Except this was posted on Thursday.

 

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Response to sked14 (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:49 AM

22. There was probably a shooting then, too.

The Daily Bodycount...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:50 AM

23. There was, the article I posted happened yesterday, but it turns out it was

 

self defense on a college campus.

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