Thursday, June 09
So, a knife-wielding madman was shot by police at the local shops today.
A mentally ill man who was shot by police at a busy shopping centre was granted day releasefrom a mental health facility, despite allegedly telling his nurses and doctors he wanted to kill police.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, June 09 2016 11:57 PM (+rSRq)
The entire thing was captured on video, with sound, from multiple angles, so unusually for this sort of event we will have unambiguous answers.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, June 10 2016 01:10 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, June 10 2016 02:38 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Mauser at Saturday, June 11 2016 11:29 AM (5Ktpu)
I didn't know this before, but Hornsby Hospital is one of the largest psychiatric care facilities in Sydney. That does explain a few things...
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 11 2016 02:16 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, June 11 2016 02:50 PM (+rSRq)
About the speculation that they were shooting low, that sounds like it was right. Only three shots were fired, and at least two and possibly all three hit the target, but it it looks like one or two passed through, fragmented on the paving, and injured four bystanders. (The news article says three, but there was a fourth who didn't need treatment.)
But if they'd aimed higher and missed, they could easily have killed one of those bystanders, so they probably made the right call.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 11 2016 11:17 PM (PiXy!)
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