This is the tactic now with the police and news media…They claim to have no idea what made a Muslim man arm himself with three powerful weapons and just go after random police officer…No, it couldn’t be an act of terror, they say. They Have “no idea what the motivation is at this point”…
SHOOTING SPREEE: “TOO MANY TO COUNT”
Authorities in Harrisburg, Pa., were wondering Friday what drove a 51-year-old man to go on an afternoon shooting spree in which he apparently targeted police officers.
Police eventually shot and killed the gunman, whom authorities later identified as Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty.
One Pennsylvania state trooper was shot during the spree, but she was expected to make a full recovery, authorities said.
The suspect had chased the trooper during one of three shootings that began at around 4 p.m., PennLive reported.
By around 7 p.m., the suspect was dead.
Ed Marsico, Dauphin County district attorney, said police were deliberately targeted, and that El-Mofty was slain as he fired at officers while carrying two rifles and a shotgun, PennLive.com reported.
Marsico told WGAL-TV that officials had “no idea what the motivation is at this point.”
“IT WAS JUST SHOCKING”
The intersection… was just flooded with cops,” said Katie Pates, an employee at Little Amps at the corner of Second and State, right between the first two shooting scenes.
“It was just shocking, seeing all the rifles being pulled out, and no idea what’s going on. You just want to know.”
Down the street and around the corner, kind of backing up on the mayhem, at Der Harrisburg Maennerchor social club, some patrons reported being told to get off the streets and shelter inside by responding police.
“People started coming in, and they were like: ‘Oh my God. What’s going on in the street?'” said club member Erik Veronikis, a former PennLive reporter. “It just seemed like people were on edge not knowing what was going on, and they weren’t getting ready to leave anytime soon.”
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Marsico said the FBI was assisting in the investigation to determine if it was a planned act of terrorism, the station reported.
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