(OffT) Montreal shooter: \/@mpirefreak$<dot>com
- From: "David E. Powell" <David_Powell3006@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 14 Sep 2006 09:58:47 -0700
Apparently a couple other killers had profiles there, too.
Montreal Gunman Wrote of Death, Hatred
Thursday September 14, 2006 5:01 PM
AP Photo CPT106
By PHIL COUVRETTE
Associated Press Writer
MONTREAL (AP) - A man with a black trench coat whose shooting rampage
in a Montreal college killed one person and wounded 19 others before he
was slain by police said on a blog in his name that he liked to play a
role-playing Internet game about the Columbine shootings.
The gunman who opened fire at Dawson College on Wednesday was Kimveer
Gill, 25, of Laval, near Montreal, a police official said Thursday,
speaking on condition of anonymity because authorities were not ready
to announce it publicly yet. He also said police had searched Gill's
Six shooting victims remained in critical condition, including two in
extremely critical condition.
A woman who answered the phone at the Gill's home and said he was her
son described him as ``a good man.''
``Just ask anybody. Ask the neighbors. He was a good son,'' the woman
told The Associated Press. She refused to give her name.
The woman added that police took his computer. ``I don't know what they
found in the computer. They took everything,'' she said.
Quebec provincial police Lt. Francois Dore said authorities were
waiting for autopsy results before officially identifying the killer,
but ``everything leads us to believe that it is, in fact, this Mr.
In postings on a Web site called VampireFreaks.com, blogs in Gill's
name show more than 50 photos depicting the young man in various poses
holding a rifle and donning a black trench coat and combat boots.
One photo has a tombstone with his name printed on it and the epitaph:
``Lived fast died young. Left a mangled corpse.''
The last of six journal entries Wednesday was posted at 10:41 a.m,
about two hours before the gunmen was shot to death at Dawson.
He said on the site that he was drinking whiskey in the morning and
described his mood the night before as ``crazy'' and ``postal.''
He said on the site that he liked to play ``Super Columbine Massacre,''
an Internet-based computer game that simulates the April 20, 1999,
shootings at the Colorado high school by two of its students that left
13 people dead.
``His name is Trench. you will come to know him as the Angel of
Death,'' he wrote on his vampirefreaks.com profile. ``He is not a
people person. He has met a handful of people in his life who are
decent. But he finds the vast majority to be worthless, no good,
conniving, betraying, lying, deceptive.''
He wrote that he hates jocks, preppies, country music and hip-hop.
``Work sucks ... school sucks ... life sucks ... what else can I say?
.... Life is a video game you've got to die sometime,'' he added.
Below a picture of Gill aiming the barrel of a gun at the camera
there's the inscription: ``I think I have an obsession with guns ...
``Anger and hatred simmers within me,'' said another caption below a
picture of Gill grimacing.
He wrote that he is 6-foot-1, was born in Montreal and is of Indian
heritage. He said his weakness is laziness and that he fears nothing.
Responding to the question, ``How do you want to die?'' Gill replied
``like Romeo and Juliet - or in a hail of gunfire.''
Gill wore a black trench coat during the shooting and opened fire in
the cafeteria just as Columbine students Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris
did in 1999. Gill also maintained an online blog, similar to Klebold
and Harris, devoted to Goth culture, heavy metal music such as Marilyn
Manson, guns and journal entries expressing hatred against authority
figures and ``society.''
A neighbor who lives across the street from Gill said he was a loner.
``There were never any friends,'' Louise Leykauf said. ``He kept to
himself. He always wore dark clothing.''
Another neighbor, Mariola Trutschnigg, said she noticed a changed in
appearance in recent months when he ``started wearing a mohawk and
A 23-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl accused in a triple murder in
Medicine Hat, Alberta, earlier this year also had profiles on
Montreal Police Chief Yvan Delorme said the lessons learned from other
mass shootings had taught police to try to stop such assaults as
quickly as possible.
``Before our technique was to establish a perimeter around the place
and wait for the SWAT team. Now the first police officers go right
inside. The way they acted saved lives,'' he said.
Witnesses said Gill started shooting outside the college, then entered
the second-floor cafeteria and opened fire without uttering a word. At
times, he hid behind vending machines before emerging to take aim - at
one point at a teenager who tried to photograph him with his cell
Police dismissed suggestions that terrorism played a role in the
The gunman opened fire haphazardly at no target in particular, until he
saw the police and took aim at them, Delorme said.
Police hid behind a wall as they exchanged fire with the gunman, whose
back was against a vending machine, said student Andrea Barone, who was
in the cafeteria. He said the officers proceeded cautiously because
many students were trapped around the assailant, who yelled ``Get back!
Get back!'' every time an officer tried to move closer.
Eventually, Barone said, the gunman went down in a hail of gunfire.
Delorme said some officers were at the school on an unrelated matter
when the shooting began. He said reinforcements were sent to the scene.
Scores of students fled into the streets when the shooting broke out.
Some had clothes stained with blood; others cried and clung to each
other. Two nearby shopping centers and a daycare center also were
evacuated and subway service was disrupted.
``I was terrified. The guy was shooting at people randomly. He didn't
care, he was just shooting at everybody,'' said student Devansh Smri
Vastava. ``There were cops firing. It was so crazy.''
The gunman had a rapid-fire rifle and two other weapons, police said,
Although they initially suggested the gunman had killed himself,
Delorme said later that ``based on current information, the suspect was
killed by police.''
``Today we have witnessed a cowardly and senseless act of violence
unfold at Montreal's Dawson College,'' Prime Minister Stephen Harper
said. ``Our primary concern right now is to ensure the safety and
recovery of all those who were injured during this tragedy.''
The school was closed until Monday.
Canada's worst mass shooting took place in Montreal when gunman Marc
Lepine, 25, killed 14 women at the Ecole Polytechnic on Dec. 6, 1989,
before shooting himself.
That shooting spurred efforts for new gun laws achieved mainly as the
results of efforts by survivors and relatives of Lepine's victims.
Dawson, with about 10,000 students, was the first English-language
institution in Quebec's network of university preparatory colleges when
it was founded in 1969.
Associated Press writer Rob Gillies contributed to this report from
More stuff on this guy at: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/196688.php (It is
a Political blog, but it features stuff lifted from the guy's web
pages.) Yeah... this dude was messed up for a long time before this.
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