Now Montreal police are saying that there was only one gunman at the Dawson College shooting but are still being tight-lipped with other details…
MONTREAL (CP) – An armed man dressed in black and sporting a Mohawk haircut entered a Montreal college on Wednesday and went on a shooting rampage, wounding 20 people and causing widespread panic.
Montreal police Chief Yvan Delorme said the gunman died and that the 20 injured included three people in serious condition. Police said there was only one gunman. Earlier unconfirmed reports indicated there may have been several suspects.
“For now, I am limiting it to one suspect who died after a police intervention on site,” Delorme told a news conference.
He did not say whether the man killed himself or was shot by police.
Asked whether all the victims were female, Delorme said he did not know the gender of the victims.
He also dismissed suggestions that race or terrorism played a role.
“There’s no information that leads us to believe that it’s something other than what happened at the scene.”
I assume the Canadian reporters were asking about the gender of the victims because of what every article has mentioned so far, the shooting spree of Marc Lepine at École Polytechnique.
Shortly after 5 p.m., Lépine entered the École Polytechnique, an engineering school affiliated with the Université de Montréal. He had applied for admission into the engineering school but was rejected. He blamed it on affirmative action which kept him out in place of a woman. He first went into a mechanical engineering class, separated the men from the women, forced out the men at gunpoint, began to scream about how he hated feminists, and then opened fire. Lépine continued his rampage in other parts of the building, opening fire on other women he encountered. He killed 14 women (13 students and one employee of the university) and injured thirteen others before committing suicide.
I don’t think this is a copycat of that. Just something deep in my soul tells me this is a Columbine copycat.
I hope I’m wrong.