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Colo. missionary center shooting kills 2

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ARVADA, Colo. - A gunman walked into a training center dormitory for young Christian missionaries early Sunday and opened fire, killing two of the center's staff members and wounding two others. No arrests had been made by late morning. The shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. at the Youth With a Mission center, police spokeswoman Susan Medina said. About 45 people were evacuated from the dormitory in this Denver suburb.
A man and a woman in their mid-20s died, and two men ages 22 and 23 were wounded, Medina said. One of the injured men was in critical condition, said Paul Filidis, a Colorado Springs-based spokesman with Youth With a Mission.
All four of the victims were staff members, Filidis said.
Witnesses told police that the gunman was a 20-year-old white male, wearing a dark jacket and skull cap. He may have glasses or a beard.
"There's no blueprint for this, we're just going to be honest and pray for one another, cry with one another," center director Peter Warren told KUSA-TV. "Who knows what was going on in this young man's life."
Police with several dogs searched the area through the night, and residents of nearby homes were notified by reverse 911 to be on the lookout. Medina said residents were asked to look out their windows to see if the snow had been disturbed during the night. About 4 inches of snow had fallen in the area in the past day.
Mimi Martin, who lives near the center, said she received the warning call at about 9 a.m. warning neighbors to keep their doors and windows locked.
"Why would anybody want to hurt those kids?" Martin said. "I just pray for their families."
The dormitory is on the campus of the Faith Bible Chapel. People bundled up against freezing cold arrived for Sunday services at the sanctuary, about 300 yards from the dormitory.
Darv Smith, director of a Youth With a Mission center in Boulder, said people ranging from their late teens to their 70s undergo a 12-week discipleship course that prepares them to be missionaries.
He said the center trains about 300 people a year.
Youth With a Mission was started in 1960 and now has 1,100 locations with 16,000 full-time staff, Smith said. The Arvada center was founded in 1984.

By GEORGE MERRITT, Associated Press Writer
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What the hell is wrong with people?! Is there something in the water? Is it the chip the govt puts in your head when you're born? Are we approaching Armageddon? Who knows.

This is a sad story. I bet it doesn't get too much media though. Only two dead,and the shooter didn't off himself (which is too bad). :mad:
It seems this time of year brings out the worst in some people then the better. May they RIP. Zero the media loves that sort of stuff. I rather him die in prison then off himself he has to suffer longer GRRRR
I will never understand what goes on in some peoples minds.....it's just sad.

What's worse is all the media people who will say that we need more gun control because of incidents like this.
Flippin fruitcakes of this world just fry me. I hadn`t seen anything on this prior to reading this post, but I`ve been busy working on a work project. I`m sure the evening news will have more on it as far as mad gunmen. I just truly wish that people culd get their heads out of the sand and realize that there are evil people out there, and we must be prepared to protect ourselves. But....I guess that`s wishful thinking.:mad:
Sorry Vic,but prison costs money.

An eye for an eye,and a life for a life...I hope they catch this guy.
Years ago I visited that center to visit one of our best friends who was training there. Good folks. There was another shooting in front of a church in Denver this morning. They don't know if there's a connection yet and there's no suspects in either shooting.

Keep your eyes open out there folks, the looneys are out.....
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