Saturday, December 02, 2006

OH: Clerk, robber have shootout: "A store clerk involved in a gunfight Monday night fired straighter than a would-be robber, leaving the man wounded and fleeing into the night. Police said a man entered the Express Mart, 3999 Necco Ave., about 9 p.m. armed with a handgun. The clerk behind the counter pulled out a handgun of his own and both men discharged their weapons, Dayton police Sgt. Scott Lawson said. The clerk wasn't hit, but the robber was shot in his shoulder and ran. He turned up a little while later at the residence of an acquaintance near Kings Mill Court, a few blocks east of the mart, and called an ambulance to treat his wound. Police also responded to the call and quickly realized the wounded man was their suspect because he matched the description of the robber - right down to his choice of clothing. After treatment for the non life-threatening injury at a hospital, the suspect was taken to the Montgomery County Jail, Lawson said."

Another triumph for strict antigun laws: "A man was arrested after he stabbed and killed an eight-year-old boy at an elementary school in the Netherlands overnight, police said. Police were investigating the 22-year-old suspect's relationship with the victim. "As far as we know now the suspect and the boy were not relatives," a police spokesman said. The boy died at an elementary school in the southern Dutch town of Hoogerheide after teachers found him with severe wounds to his neck. "A man wearing a hooded top and a long coat was seen leaving the school and a man wearing a hooded top and a long coat was arrested later," the spokesman said, declining to comment on a possible motive for the attack. School killings are rare in the Netherlands, which has strict laws on possession of weapons. In January 2004, a Dutch teacher was shot dead by a student in The Hague, and in the same month a teacher at a school in Amsterdam was seriously wounded in a stabbing."

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