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Florida shooting claims eight lives
« on: September 19, 2014, 11:31:43 AM »
Florida shooting claims eight lives in Bell, Gilchrist County

A MAN murdered six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in another mass shooting in the US.

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz identified the man as 51-year-old Don C Spirit. He said the children ranged in age from 3 months to 10 years old.

Sheriff Schultz said police received a call at about 4pm local time (7am AEST) and found the bodies of 27-year-old Sarah Spirit and the children at the home in Bell, west of Gainesville in North Florida.

A deputy made contact with Spirit who then committed suicide. Authorities then found the other seven bodies.

Sheriff Schultz said Spirit was the only suspect and that some people were left alive at the home.

Incredibly, it was not the first time Spirit had killed a family member.

In 2001, he pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after he fatally shot his 8-year-old son in the head in a hunting accident, the Orlando Sentinel reported. He was also convicted in 1998 for felony possession of marijuana, was sentenced to three years i

“I haven’t seen anything like this at all,” Sheriff Schultz said.

“This county, this community is going to be devastated from this. It is a small county, we’re all family here.

“There are certain things in life you can explain, there are things in life you can’t. This is one of those things I can’t.”

He would not be drawn on questions about what sort of firearm was used in the incident. We’re asking for prayers for this community and the families involved.”
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.