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At least 4 dead in Pittsburgh area fitness center shooting

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http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/08/05/pennsylvania.gym.shooting/

 

 

(CNN) -- A gunman walked into an LA Fitness gym outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, turned off the lights and fired off 50 rounds, killing three women before killing himself Tuesday evening, police said.

 

Authorities are at the scene of a shooting at an LA Fitness gym near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

The man didn't speak but was carrying a gym bag with a note inside it. He was found dead in the gym lying on top of one of his guns near a victim, said Charles Moffatt, Allegheny County police superintendent.

 

At least 10 other people were injured in the barrage of bullets that sent people in the gym ducking for cover, Moffatt said.

 

A law enforcement source identified the gunman as George Sodini, a 48-year-old gym member.

 

Moffatt would not release the name of the victims during a Wednesday news conference.

 

The gunman apparently was on a mission, Moffatt said.

 

"He did what he set out to do, and I think nobody could have stopped him, " he said.

 

Moffatt would not confirm a newspaper report that Sodini's ex-girlfriend was one of the women killed in the shooting.

 

He also did not say what was written on the note that was found in Sodini's gym bag.

 

Sodini entered the fitness center around 8 p.m. Tuesday and went straight to an aerobics classroom, where he opened fire with multiple handguns, Moffatt said.

 

The shooting victims arrived at three major hospitals in the area.

 

A spokeswoman for UPMC Mercy Hospital confirmed five female shooting victims arrived at the facility with multiple gunshot wounds. "All arrived in critical condition," hospital spokeswoman Linda Ross said. "Three of them were upgraded to serious condition overnight."

 

Allegheny General Hospital received two wounded patients at its trauma center, a spokesman said. Both victims are women and were listed in fair condition early Wednesday.

 

A St. Clair Hospital spokesman said three shooting victims arrived there Tuesday night; two were in stable condition and one, who was shot in the chest, died at about 8:55 p.m.

 

Perry Calabro of nearby Bridgeville told CNN he was between racquetball games at the gym when he suddenly heard screaming and multiple gunshots. He said he ran out but didn't see the gunman or others.

 

Other witnesses told CNN affiliate WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh that the lights went out before they saw flashes in dark, later realizing it was gunfire.

 

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I thought the most interesting was the gunman's online diary... and he had been writing his thoughts and talking about the shooting since last year. Had planned it for last summer but wanted to see who won the election. Planned on doing it in January but had second thoughts.

 

Gunman's diary:

 

http://georgesodini.com/20090804.htm

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Well I guess being Physically fit didn't matter when a gunman walked in.

He should have just signed up for twitter his diary is garbage.

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that dude is cool in my book, i hate them bitches in the cardio rooms. Props for not shootin the dudes in the squat rack!

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wonder how different things would have been if he met someone that didn't make him feel as alone as he was writing.

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I don't think you have a shot at landing a female once she discovers your nutjob blog registered to a domain that is your govt name

 

perhaps he should have spent more time spitting game while he was plotting revenge on the other chromosome for a year straight

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isn't it funny a dude goes crazy kills people then himself, and this is the more boring topic talked about today. what im saying is no one even cares. thats funny to me.

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"College girls are hoez. I masturbate. Frequently. "

 

 

wow.....

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"Every daddy know when he sends his little girl to college, she be bangin a bruthr real good. I

saw it. "Not my little girl", daddy says! (Yeah right!!) Black dudes have thier choice of best white hoez. You do the math, there are enough young white so all the brothers can each have one for 3 or 6 months or so."

 

at least this nigga keep it real haha

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why didnt he just get a prostitute.

talk about getting your head all fucked up over

being a no pussy getting mufucker.

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my girl's friends go (went) to that place.. it coulda been my girl if i didnt love a fat ass so much... fuck crazy people, if i dont know you and i can smell agressiveness along with your breath, i'm get'n the first bang out before you decide you're pull'n a nutty or not

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"December 24, 2008:

Moving into Christmas again. No girlfriend since 1984, last Christmas with Pam was in 1983.

No sex since July 1990 either"

 

 

 

 

 

Damn... I'd probably lose it too.

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as a person born and raised in pittsburgh, my heart goes out to them. i have friends that workout there..it could have been anyone.

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