Possible shooting - prayers needed

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Possible shooting - prayers needed

Postby quidni » Sat May 26, 2007 8:31 pm

No details on what actually happened yet. Our son (Thane) was driving past Kirk's Gun Shop earlier this afternoon while on a delivery & saw "lots of police cars, a couple of ambulances, and what looked like a body covered by a sheet laying outside the store."

Nothing on the local news yet.

Kirks was recently purchased by a very nice young couple when the original Mr. Kirk decided to retire last November. They kept the original staff, and they've been working hard to make the store something that will continue strongly for a number of years. Please keep the folks at the store & their families in your prayers. One of us will update when we have details.
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Postby Skiprr » Sat May 26, 2007 8:48 pm

Thank you for letting us know, Quidni. Prayers sent. We all hope El Paso isn't rocked by a gun-store shooting, and we very much hope the new owners of Kirk's are okay...continuing a gun store into new generations is a noble undertaking in my book.
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Postby carlson1 » Sat May 26, 2007 8:52 pm

We will send prayers and certainly hope no one was seriously hurt.


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Postby longtooth » Sat May 26, 2007 9:55 pm

I will pray for them & for Thane also. Our younger generation has a hard job ahead of them after we are unable to carry the load.
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Postby Texasdoc » Sat May 26, 2007 10:02 pm

Prayers on there way and will add them to our list in the morning.

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Postby Thane » Sat May 26, 2007 11:30 pm

Update:

It wasn't a "shooting," per se, but a suicide. A patron purchased a pistol and ammunition, walked outside to their car, loaded the gun, and shot themself right there in the parking lot.

Physically, the staff of Kirk's are fine. Mentally... they're pretty shook up (and that's a bit of an understatement).

Thanks for the prayers for them, folks; I think they're gonna need them just as much, albeit in different circumstances. Also the family of the patron who committed suicide; they're also gonna have a lot to deal with.

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Postby carlson1 » Sun May 27, 2007 12:13 am

Prayers sent for everyone involved. Thanks for the update.


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Postby longtooth » Sun May 27, 2007 6:48 am

Yes & from here too. The gun shop owners will need our prayers too. That is an awful way to open a gun shop.
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Postby chewy555 » Sun May 27, 2007 12:17 pm

Prayers sent for the employees and the family. This is one that will be hard to get past.
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Postby quidni » Sun May 27, 2007 5:13 pm

Because this was a public suicide, there's been very little reported in the news other than a brief newsblip to explain the confusion at the shopping center. (The entire strip center was closed briefly by the police.) It's almost a relief that the media here chooses to not make this kind of situation into a headline.

Thank you all for the prayers... please continue to keep the owners and staff in your thoughts for this next week. I don't know if the person who committed suicide had any family or friends, but if so, they'll need prayers as well to make it through the "Why?" in the next few months.
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Postby 308nato » Sun May 27, 2007 9:30 pm

Prayers sent for the shop owners and the other persons family to get through this.

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Postby RPBrown » Mon May 28, 2007 10:36 am

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Postby RPBrown » Mon May 28, 2007 10:36 am

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