January 4, 2010, - 4:37 pm
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Not sure what’s up with Las Vegas today, but I wonder if these things are related:
First, there was the shooting, earlier today, at a federal courthouse, which–sadly–killed one federal court security officer and injured a deputy marshal.
And now a dead body has been found at Las Vegas City Hall.
We may never know because, as I’ve noted on this site before, Las Vegas’ mobster lawyer Mayor, Oscar Goodman, has this nasty habit of trying to silence well-sourced tips of terrorist and potential terrorist acts in Vegas.
We still don’t know who the shooter is, but we know he was hiding his weapon under a black trenchcoat. And one eyewitness appears to be saying there might have been a second shooter:
The 65-year-old officer died in a shootout this morning at the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. S. A 48-year-old deputy marshal who was shot remained in serious condition at UMC. . . .
Authorities believe the shooter acted alone, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Roxanna Lea Irwin said. . . .
Jon McGovern, who runs a hot dog stand outside the Courthouse Bar & Grill, said he was setting up the stand around 8 a.m. when he heard two or three “pops” in quick succession that were followed by other shots that “went in cycles.” He said at least 30 to 40 rounds were fired.
“It sounded like a fireworks show,” McGovern said. . . . He didn’t see law enforcement until three to five minutes after the shots were fired.
“It was really bad reaction time, I thought,” McGovern said.
Mario Fenu, a defense attorney, said that about 8 a.m. he was walking on the sidewalk next to the courthouse heading toward the entrance when he heard a “pop.”
He said he thought it might be a gun but didn’t think it was near him because of the way sounds reverberate off the building, so he kept walking.
Five seconds later he heard “five pops” in succession, he said.
He said when he turned the corner he saw a man who didn’t appear to be a police officer in an “attack stance” aiming “a long gun” at the entrance of the building. This shooter was hiding behind a column.
Then he saw another man with what appeared to be a long gun.
As Fenu ran away, he said the barrage intensified, possibly as marshals returned fire from the courthouse.
“I go to gun ranges and don’t hear that much ammo,” Fenu said.
Earlier today, I posted live video of the shooting, and he’s not kidding. It’s more ammo in a few seconds than I hear at the gun range.
So, dead body near the City Council and shooting at the courthouse–related?
Like I said, we may never find out, if certain people in Vegas have their way. Fortunately for us, what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay there. (Just ask Tiger Woods.)
**** UPDATE: Reader Shel writes:
Just as a lark, I punched this into Google search box: “second shooter at Las Vegas courthouse?
The fourth item listed is a blurb from a site called “nowpublic.com” – never heard of it.
However, amazingly it states: Jan 4, 2010…….Two possible shooters were involved in the Las Vegas Courthouse…..Police are trying to catch the second shooter who fled the scene…..
When u click on the site the news story has been altered or updated. Can’t locate full article.
Interestingly, most related stories mention that some local-yokel officials have already come to the conclusion that there was only one shooter and it was NOT terror related. HTF do they know that?
Good question. How do they know and why the cover up on that website?
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