Friday, June 16, 2006

Baltimore theater shooting update

The Baltimore Sun has an update on the "random" movie theater shooting. This one will get interesting, I'm sure.

According to the article, the motive for the shooting remains "elusive", but offers this:
According to charging documents, Jabbar told police that he had planned to kill someone for several months.
The article also reports that Jabbar was a 2005 graduate of Loyola College, with a degree in biology. And here's something odd:

Neighbors said they believe the Jabbar family is originally from Texas and owns at least one gas station in the area. They say the family moved into the neighborhood about a year and a half ago, shortly after their house was built.

The house -- just under 8,000 square feet, according to tax records -- has a circular driveway, wooden double doors, large vertical windows and, in the back, a section that appears to house an indoor pool. The home is valued at $1.6 million.

Now I realize that gas has gotten pretty expensive, but I don't know of too many owners of even two or three gas stations owning homes with value in excess of $1.5 million.

This is starting to sound oddly similar to the case of the jihadi in North Carolina who attempted vehicular mass murder in the name of Allah.

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