Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Gunfire at Wendy's

A terrible thing happened here yesterday. A man dressed in a business suit and baseball cap entered a Wendy's restaurant, pulled out a gun and started shooting. By the time he was through one man was dead and four people were wounded. The murdered man, Ray Vazquez, was a Royal Palm Beach firefighter. In town for a training seminar, he seized the chance to have lunch with his wife and their four year old son. He was at the counter, exchanging a toy that came in hs son's kiddie meal, when he was shot at point blank rage.

The four people wounded were an elderly couple, a teenage girl and a visiting airline pilot. The girl's mother was injured in the subsequent stampede. The killer shot himself after fumbling for more ammunition. Medical helicopters rushed the injured to local medical centers. They're expected to survive.

We're sickened by this. It's soo, so sad.

11 comments:

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

That's horrible, we're purrin' for efurryone affected by this.

Artsy Catsy said...

We heard about this on the news. So very sad.

Rocky & staff

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

We had something similar earlier this week, except it was a Taco Bell and only the manager got shot. But they said that even shouldn't have happened because they knew something was going to go down at the store and the police were already there when it happened. Stupid, just stupid.

Princess said...

This is a terrible tragedy.
I am very sad about this .
guns don't kill people, people kill people!!

The Meezers said...

that is so very sad. sometimes we just want to hid our heads in the blankets and sleep all day.

William said...

We just don't understand the world.

Byrning Bunny said...

It seems like it's never ending, doesn't it. Too much sadness to go around. What is prompting people to do this crazy stuff?!!

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Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we heard about this. it is terrible. we sent up a prayer to them. evil people are terrible and scary.

The Furry Fighter said...

i am so glad we have gun laws in the UK - this is horrid :(

unfortunately despite the laws i guess sickos can still get hold of them if they really want....

Halloween said...

Hi mindi. This is very sad news. The beans have to learn to get along with each other. Many purrs to you and your family.

Halloween

Irishcoda said...

Oh how horrible. I feel so sad and sickened after every time something like this happens. What is happening to us as a civilized nation? I'd come to visit and say thanks for commenting on our blogs, my husband TB and me and also to say I'm so glad to hear that you like to adopt adult cats too. They have a lot of love and lives left in them for sure! :)