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Vancouver man shot in fight over mall parking spot

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by satinwood, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. satinwood

    satinwood Portland Member

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    Interesting media SPIN on the title. Looks like an A.D. but the reporter makes it sound as if some crazy gun owner pulled out a gun and shot a guy over a parking spot.

    http://www.kgw.com/home/Vancouver-man-shot-in-fight-over-mall-parking-spot-87705237.html
    by David Krough

    Posted on March 15, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Updated today at 5:13 PM

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    VANCOUVER, Wash. -- One man was hurt in a shooting in a fight over a parking spot at Vancouver Mall Monday, according to police.

    Vancouver Police said it happened after noon near the Outback restaurant when two men got into an altercation over a parking spot and one pulled a gun.

    Police said a man parking his motorcycle in a handicapped spot to talk to somebody. He was there only a few minutes

    But then another man, who happened to be disabled, took offense to this and started to hit the man with a cane. That's when things got even crazier. The disabled man then accidentally shot himself in the leg.

    "It's unknown at this time whether the gun was used or if it was on the person," Vancouver Police Commander George Delgado said. "We tend to believe the latter, the gun was on the person and when they hit the ground, the gun went off."

    The injured man was taken to Southwest Washington medical Center for a non-life threatning would. No other details were released.

    (KGW Reporter Mike Benner contributed to this story)
     
  2. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    being one who needs those handicapped spaces, "I'm only going to be here a minute" is a real pisser offer. BE A MINUTE SOMEWHERE ELSE. and quit leaving your shopping cart in the middle of the handicapped space.
     
  3. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Is it me, or is the headline a bit misleading? I mean, yes, it's technically true in that one man was shot during a fight over a parking spot. But it is phrased in a way that suggests one man shot the other, as opposed to one man accidentally shot HIMSELF in the leg.
     
  4. satinwood

    satinwood Portland Member

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    That was exactly my point.
     
  5. Rapid1

    Rapid1 Eugene Member

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    they just took a cluster**** and put their twist on it.

    I don't know if you can call that news...
     
  6. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like now...he might really need that handicaped space.
     
  7. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I really hope the guy who shot himself wasnt a concealed-carry permit holder...the last thing we need is a loose cannon making the rest of us look bad.
     
  8. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Only have seen this on the news 3 times today:( The guy was not even parked in the actual spot his bike was in the striped area along the side of the parking spot. Old guy could have still parked in the spot and been fine. Moral of the story guy maybe should not have had a gun or maybe should learn when to take it out.

    Next thing you know we will have armed seniors patroling the mall looking for people violating the parking laws:paranoid:
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Am I supposed to believe the gun just went off when he fell? That it was holstered and simply discharged from impact? I have trouble buying that.
     
  10. mattg521

    mattg521 portland.,or Member

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    What he said.
     
  11. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    News should have read:

    "Vantuckey man shoots himself in leg after parking spot altercation."

    That would have been more accurate and truthful if you were just browsing headlines.
     
  12. xstayfrostyx

    xstayfrostyx PDX Member

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    Badum-ching! :D

    If it bleeds, it leads... most people only glance at the headlines anyway these days. Shameless slanting of the information to sell a couple extra papers, or get a tiny bump in web traffic for a day, imo.
     
  13. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    never know the whole story but last night on the 10 oclock news they said the handicapped guy actually pulled the gun on the biker and it went off when they were struggling over the gun. Supposedly it just happened to be pointed at the handicapped guy when the trigger was activated. I am all for enforcing the laws but shooting someone over a parking space is truly stupid. Some folks, even the handicapped, just take stuff way too far. I sure hope the guy losses the gun and permit if he had one cause it doesn't sound like he makes good decisions for carrying.
     
  14. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Health dose of dumb edit here! They both should lose some free time to the state.!!! What part of no parking here is cloudy? Probably a Harly rider thinking he's a badedit. Most are lawyers, accountants, or Some Jr. executive thinking he's an outlaw. Greydog.
     
  15. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Nice stereotyping of Harley riders (of which I am not one). And we complain as a firearms community when people stereotype gun owners as careless rednecks.
     
  16. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    The handicapped guy should have moved on and called the police. Never escalate a situation, an adult that has the option to move on should, the bullet in his leg proves this.
     
  17. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Sorry about the last post. Language is inexcuseable. Reguarding the profiling, having been a rider for 45 years, and having known several outlaw bikers, and knowing several current v twin riders, (pardon the run on sentence) the attitude in general is valid. Greydog.
     
  18. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Nice. My wife rides her own Harley. So do I.

    We need to all learn to stay out of fights. Just walk away unless life or limb is in immediate danger and self defense is absolutely required. There are armed idiots out there. Also, if we're packing, we have a far greater responsibility. If we have a temper problem, we should reconsider carrying.

    $.02
     
  19. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    There are definitely better ways to handle someone stopping next to a handicap spot. If the guy started the altercation by hitting the biker with his cane, he's obviously got a chip on his shoulder that goes beyond a parking spot.
     
  20. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Wow, coming from a guy that lives in "peoples repubilik of Oregon", parking in a handicap spot deserves jail time?:confused: