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 Post subject: "No news. The meeting was canceled after the shootings."
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:01 am 
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It was my first Ross Township board meeting. I had gone earlier Monday to the township hall to check on the agenda.

The clerk there gave me an earful about how the previous reporter would call the day after the meetings to get caught up, so I decided that, as the new West End reporter, I would show up to Monday's meeting.

There were about 15 people in the rectangular room seated on padded folding chairs.

The thing that got my attention: plaster flying out, blowing out through the walls. Witnesses would later tell me they saw pictures exploding away from the walls.

I heard more than 10 shots.

It was automatic, like a string of firecrackers. That's what everyone said.

There were real heroes here. People who did not consider their own lives in protecting others.

I crawled out to a hallway and then got outside. There is nothing in reality you can compare it to. It just was not in reality. All I could think was: It wasn't happening to me.

I went outside to the parking lot. There was a girl there calling 911. I was taking cover behind a truck, an SUV. I was about 50 yards away.

The gunman was this guy wearing a blue Hawaiian shirt. I saw him go back out to his car — a silver Impala — and get another gun.

I saw him get something out of his car.

I didn't see blood when I left.

It wasn't real to me until I went back inside and saw people bleeding.
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