Binghamton Shooter Oddities
On April 3, Mr. Wong had a 10 a.m. appointment at the employment center. He did not show. Thirty minutes later and less than two blocks away, Mr. Wong walked into the American Civic Association, where he had recently taken an English class with other immigrants. Mr. Wong, 41, returned to his old classroom and, in one of New York State’s deadliest mass shootings, killed 13 former classmates and association employees and wounded four others, firing 98 shots from two handguns in about a minute, before taking his own life, the police said.snip
Last year, Mr. Wong went to one of the local shooting ranges and spent hours practicing on targets 50 feet away. He was using a semiautomatic Beretta pistol equipped with a laser sight, and he had a pile of shot-up targets at his side. Mr. Wong’s style of target practice caught the attention of the man shooting next to him, a few lanes over.Uh, yeah-- someone shooting like that could never hurt anyone... right. How dumb can you get?
“He was basically shooting his shots in rapid succession with virtually no hesitation between shots, very smooth and steady and rapid shooting,” said the man, who asked that his name not be used.
Mr. Wong told the man that he had probably shot 10,000 rounds in about a year’s time. “He was pleasant,” the man recalled. “He was courteous. You would never suspect that he would pose a threat to anyone.”
He had an extensive history of police contacts-- was he being monitored or even controlled?
His sister did not recognize his handwriting in his confession letter.
Not at all clear why he killed people in the English class-- is this some possible homage to Sueng-Hui Ho-- the official Va Tech killer--who also was Asian, and an English student?
The thing that isn't odd is that this shooting took place in April-- these types of mass killings often take place in April, like the Va Tech killings-- and this April there have been a few such events.