Some view the gym as torture, while others view the gym as place to get aways from the stresses and strains of life. I read this article and was shocked to see that someone actually invaded the gym with multiple guns and shot innocent people. First it was our schools (that was bad enough) now they are killing people in the gym! Slowly but surely, crazy people in our community are taking away all of our “safe” places in society.
Six people were killed in LA Fitness shootingin Bridgeville, Collier Township, Pennsylvania. A lone gunman entered the premises of LA fitness center and opened fire killing instantly five people and wounding 11 others. The number of death is still not fixed yet, in some reports it is said that 5 has died, but in other reports the deaths has risen to 6 already. It is believed that the gunman is among the dead. The victims are mostly women who were there in the gym for their workout.
“I saw people flying off the treadmills, hitting the ground. We crawled through the fire escape, and I sprinted out the back,” Lauren Dooley, one of the witnesses of the shooting says.
Perry Calabro, 53, of Bridgeville was also there when it happened, he says: “It was panic. Then we realized it was gunfire. Once the shooting started, everybody started running (source).”
Evidently, the gun man shot multiple people and then ended up shooting himself as well. Lets hope that this random act of violence stops with this gym. We should all feel safe in our local gyms however, it seems as though this could happen anywhere. Our thoughts go out to the friends and families of these victims.