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12-09-2004, 12:45 AM #1
Dimebag Darryl shot and killed on stage
Un-fukkin-believable...could there be any more sick, twisted people in this world? RIP dimebag, you provided the soundtrack to my youth and I am ashamed you had to go like this....it is alleged that among the dead are his brother Vinny Paul, though not yet confirmed...
At Least 5 Dead, 2 Wounded In Nightclub Shooting
Witnesses: Alleged Gunman Went Onto Stage, Fired Shots
POSTED: 10:32 pm EST December 8, 2004
UPDATED: 2:27 am EST December 9, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At least five people died and two others were wounded after a shooting at a Columbus nightclub on Wednesday night, NBC 4 reported.
The shooting took place shortly after 10 p.m. at Alrosa Villa, located at 5055 Sinclair Rd.
Two members of the heavy metal band Damageplan were reportedly shot and killed, including Dimebag Darrell, formerly with the band Pantera, NBC 4's David Wayne reported. The other band member's name was not released. The alleged gunman also died at the scene, Wayne reported.
Shortly after the band began playing its first song, a man reportedly ran onto the stage and began shooting, according to a witness who identified himself as Sean. Some members of the audience reportedly thought the man running onto the stage with a gun was part of the band's act, NBC 4's Erin Tate reported.
Witnesses said that several shots were fired at the band before a bouncer tackled the gunman before he was shot and killed.
Columbus police Sgt. Brent Mull said the shooter appeared to be targeting the band members. After opening fire on the stage, the gunman turned on the crowd. At that point, an officer shot the man dead, Mall added. Police said there could have been many more fatalities had the officer not killed the gunman.
NBC 4 reported that of the surviving victims, one person was in critical condition while the other was in fair condition. Several others were treated at the scene, suffering from various injuries.
Alrosa Villa is a popular north Columbus nightspot for young adults, featuring rock and heavy metal bands, NBC 4 reported.
According to the band's Web site, Damageplan was touring nationally. It performed in Buffalo, N.Y., on Tuesday night and had a concert scheduled in Flint, Mich., on Thursday.
Damageplan featured former Pantera artists Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul. The pair were joined by vocalist Patrick Lachman and bassist Bobzilla, according to their Web site.
Watch NBC 4 and refresh nbc4i.com for additional information.
12-09-2004, 12:53 AM #2
alleged eyewitness account, taken from another msg board
Oh my God...
I'm shaking so bad I can hardly type this. THIS IS NO ****ING JOKE!!!
I went to see Damage Plan tonight at The Al Rosa Villa here in Columbus. And I'm afraid I may be the bearer of some VERY TRAGIC news...
Less than a minute into Damage Plan's set, some guy ran onstage, grabbed Dimebag, and just started pumping shots into him!!! I am in total shock right now. I was close to the stage and it was all very confusing. As soon as I realized that the shots were real, I got the **** out of there, along with many screaming and crying others. It's lucky there was not a Station style trampling on the way out the door.
THIS IS SO ****ED UP!!! The breaking news here is that at least 5 people were shot and 3 are confirmed DEAD!!! They have not said if Dimebag is one of them, but I'm serious folks...I don't see how he could still be alive. When I turned to look at the stage the last time, he was still down...
12-09-2004, 12:58 AM #3
Just was reading that also, the report I read said that Vinnie Paul was dead as well. Fucked up.
People are awful.
Curious to see who the shooter was, sounds personal shooting the band members.
Last edited by CaddyDaddy77; 12-09-2004 at 01:22 AM.Skiing, where my mind is even if my body isn't.
12-09-2004, 01:01 AM #4
12-09-2004, 01:02 AM #5
That's fucked up.
12-09-2004, 01:10 AM #6click click boom
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNN) -- A gunman opened fire Wednesday night during a heavy metal concert in Columbus, killing four people -- including at least one member of the band -- and critically wounding at least two others before a police officer shot and killed him, according to Columbus police.
The attacker leapt onstage as the group, Damageplan, performed, and began "targeting members in the band," Sgt. Brent Mull said.
Two others were injured in the incident, although the nature of their injuries was not clear.
According to eyewitness accounts, the gunman initially shot and killed the band's guitarist, Dimebag Darrell. Darrell, 38, and his brother, Vinnie Paul, 40, are former members of Pantera -- a group they formed in the 1980s. Their father is Jerry Abbott, a country and western songwriter and producer.
Police were notified of the shooting at the Alrosa Villa nightclub on the city's north end around 10:18 p.m. ET, Mull said. A uniformed police officer who was in the area slipped into the venue from a back entrance, confronted the gunman during the rampage and killed him.
"If not for the officer who showed up, there would have been more dead," Mull said.
Police have roped off a huge area of the nightclub's parking lot, as 60 detectives question hundreds of witnesses. Police have brought in buses to keep the witnesses warm as they wait to be questioned.
Calvin Bota said he saw the shooting from the mosh pit right in front of the stage, shortly after the band began playing.
"Somebody came -- I don't know where they came from, out of the audience or whatnot -- but they come onto (the) stage and ... he shot the guitarist at first, fired a couple of other shots and then he hid behind the stage a little bit," Bota told WSYX.
"Everybody started scattering, you know, there's mayhem everywhere. And then a police officer came into the building, you know, came in professional with his gun raised and then he proceeded to shoot the guy."
Gerald Caudill told WSYX the gunman shot the guitarist at least four times.
"I was up close to the stage and I just saw some guy run up on the side of the stage and I heard some shots and I saw (drummer) Vinnie Paul and somebody jumped on top of Vinnie, and the guy just stayed around the stage and started shooting other people," Caudill said.
"I saw wounded people all over the place, out in the parking lot, inside," he said. "It just didn't sound like gunshots or anything, it didn't occur to me that something like that was happening."
CNN Producer Steve Brusk in Columbus contributed to this report.
12-09-2004, 02:31 AM #7
this news is absolutely sickening. RIP dimebagsmoke crack and worship satan
12-09-2004, 03:43 AM #8Originally Posted by CaddyDaddy77
12-09-2004, 06:59 AM #9
Very, very messed up."Steve McQueen's got nothing on me" - Clutch
12-09-2004, 08:04 AM #10
pantera kicked ass - RIP guys
12-09-2004, 08:07 AM #11
Didn't I post this - like - an hour ago? Multi-threading on the same subject, ok . . .
see "Pantera/Damageplan attacked" post. This one has pix though - cool.
Sad day for us metalheadz.
12-09-2004, 08:09 AM #12Originally Posted by HyRUPz
i've said it here before, and its still true.
human nature = evil
12-09-2004, 09:12 AM #13
I'm off for a tribute jam to Pantera. If only I could play like him.
12-09-2004, 09:14 AM #14Originally Posted by Ripzalot
TR, please....'cause I can't imagine what this would look like. And RIP, Dimebag. "Walk" rocked me before races in HS."All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."
12-09-2004, 09:22 AM #15
Someone puts a bomb in their shoe and gets on a plane = now we have to take our shoes off in the airport.
Some asshole shoots this guy on stage = lots of metal detectors and frisking at concerts. (which will only be strange for people who don't live in detroit)Buy nice things here.
12-09-2004, 09:32 AM #16
What the fuck is wrong with people? Sickening.A gay-rage full of toys. You can guess em.
12-09-2004, 09:53 AM #17Donkey Puncher
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RIP Darrell. You fucking rocked and rocked hard.
What the fuck is wrong with people.
12-09-2004, 10:01 AM #18Originally Posted by Keoni
12-09-2004, 10:24 AM #19The trumpet scatters its awful sound Over the graves of all lands Summoning all before the throne
Death and mankind shall be stunned When Nature arises To give account before the Judge
12-09-2004, 10:49 AM #20
I was just at Al Rosa a couple of weeks ago......
Good thing there was an officer close."Hurry up and finish your wine so we can go get us some milkshakes"
12-09-2004, 11:02 AM #21
RIP to one of metal's best guitarists....he was damn fuckin fast.
12-09-2004, 11:19 AM #22
This is the first i've heard of this.............that is so sad. Pantera is actually one of my favorite bands of all time. I have Far Beyond Driven in my trucks CD player right now (before I heard about this). What the fuck?Looking California, feeling Minnesota.
12-09-2004, 11:53 AM #23
Even more creepy is that I have an autograhed vinyl copy of "Vulgar Display" with his name on it...
...it will be played tonight ...the least I could do.
12-09-2004, 12:03 PM #24
I remember the first time I heard Pantera in a surf movie when I was 13. Never in my life has my jaw dropped as low as the day when I heard 'Slaughtered' being blarred on top of Liam Mcnarma, Pancho and some other dude, charging heavy, fucking huge, Pipe. (the surf spot)
I think a lot of angst and will to get gnarly comes from putting head phones on at 14 and falling asleep to "Far Beyond Driven " being blasted into my dreams.
RIP- Vinne and Dimebag.
12-09-2004, 12:31 PM #25
The more I hear about this, the more it pisses me off. I just saw some cnn coverage of this and they totally downplayed the tragedy of his death just to hype the officer who shot the gunman. I mean kudos to hte cop for making some heroic decisions last night but christ, they spent fifteen seconds talking about darrell and another minute on the cop.
that cop shoulda pistol whipped that fool and thrown him into the crowd........let them deal with himBuy nice things here.