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Michael James Holt, 26, was arrested two years ago in September after authorities received a Crime Stoppers call that he had expressed a desire to commit an “indiscriminate public place shooting.” The searches of the three residences he was drifting between revealed he had the means to do so, as he had stockpiled several homemade weapons, which included imitation pistols. His intended target was the Australian shopping center Westfield Tuggerah in New South Wales, but he had also told a college friend he dreamed of walking through the school shooting teachers and students. Holt described himself as “anti-system, anti-religion, anti-politics, pro-gun,” as well as being a professed neo-Nazi. He recently plead guilty to several charges of manufacturing  and possession of firearms, and he is scheduled for sentencing in March.

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On 27 April, 2009, 32-year-old chief of the police department of ‘Tsaritsyno’ district (Moscow) Denis Evsyukov stormed into local shopping mall and started shooting at customers. During rampage that lasted for half an hour Evsyukov (who was very drunk) killed two people and injured seven. After his arrest, Denis showed no remorse, saying that it’s pity that he didn’t have a shotgun because «it would be more fun». Denis Evsyukov has a long history of mental health problems. He was committed to a psychiatric hospital when he was just eleven years old. On 19t February, 2010, Denis Evsyukov was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Westroads Mall Shooting

On the 5th of December 2007 in Nebraska, 19 year old Robert Hawkins entered the Von Maur department store at Westroads Mall and proceeded to the third floor. Within six minutes of opening fire, 8 people died with many more injured.

This was the deadliest mass murder in Nebraska since the rampage of Charles Starkweather

Hawkins was described as a troubled boy with a history of mental health issues. By the age of 14 he was placed in a mental health care centre by his parents and later became a ward of the state.

An hour prior to the shooting, Hawkins mother gave the police a suicide note he had left stating, “I just want to take a few pieces of shit with me… just think tho, I’m gonna be fuckin famous”

Robert Hawkins committed suicide at the scene

There were traces of the drug Valium in his system

The weapons that were left behind by Tristan van der Vlis (24), perpetrator of the mass shooting in the Ridderhof mall of Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

On the 9th of April, 2011 at 12:01pm, Tristan entered a mall in Alphen aan den Rijn and started shooting. Six people were killed and 17 other people were wounded but survived. The shooting lasted for about 20 minutes and ended with Tristan committing suicide by shooting himself in the head. 

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Sello Mall Shooting

On New Year’s Eve 2009 in Finland, Ibrahim Shkupolli went to the home of his ex girlfriend and shot her dead. Afterwards, Shkupolli went to the Sello Mall and entered the Prisma supermarket, pulled out a handgun and shot 4 people dead before going on the run.

The motive was believed to be that the ex girlfriend who worked at Prisma began dating another colleague. The boyfriend was one of the four killed at the store.

Ibrahim Shkupolli committed suicide at his apartment. 

All that he had was a mattress, guns and a framed photo of his ex

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Security footage of Columbia Mall Shooter, Darion Aguilar who shot and killed 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson. Aguilar killed himself soon after the shootings. Aguilar appeared obsessed with mass murder and may have had a fascination with the 1999 Columbine High School Shooting, dressing as one of the shooters and having is attack take place around the same time of day as the Columbine Shooting.

5:15 a.m. Aguilar leaves his home in College Park
6:19 a.m. Visits a PNC bank in Beltsville
7:31 a.m. Boards a Washington area Metro bus (bus route ended in Burtonsville)
9:50 a.m. Gets a cab from a Burtonsville McDonald’s
10:10 a.m. Dropped off at Columbia Mall
10:16 a.m. Enters the mall near the carousel
10:18 a.m. Goes downstairs via escalator near the food court
11:01 a.m. Enters the Zumiez skate store
11:14 a.m. Takes photo of himself with assembled gun in Zumiez dressing room, uploads it to (now-deactivated) Tumblr account with this text:

“I had to do this. Today is the day. On previous days I tried this I woke up with anxiety, regret and hope for a better future this day I didn’t, I woke up felt no emotions no empathy no sympathy. I will have freedom or maybe not. I could care less.”

On 26 September 2012 this man with a gun entered a shopping mall in Kiev, Ukraine. Between 2.54 p.m. and 3 p.m. he shot and killed three security guards. Another man was injured. Then the perpetrator fled the crime scene. Police released surveillance camera video and numerous people recognized the shooter. It was 39 years old Yaroslav Mazurok who disappeared from his home on 27 September 2012. On 7 November 2012 his body was found in one of local parks. His death was ruled a suicide.

The Victims of the Aurora Shooting

On July 20, 2012, a deadly shooting transpired at a Cinema 16 theatre in Aurora, Colorado. This tragedy happened during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. A devastating total of 82 casualties were reported. 58 people received non-fatal injuries from gunfire, 4 from tear gas, and an additional 8 people were injured whilst fleeing the theatre. 12 people were killed. This post is a tribute to the fallen victims. 

Jonathan Blunk, 26, pictured with his daughter. Jonathan Blunk was a father of two, as well as a Navy veteran. Between 2004 and 2009, Blunk had served three tours in the Persian Gulf and North Arabian Sea. Blunk was killed while protecting his girlfriend, Chantel, pushing her beneath the theater seats.  According to family and friends, Blunk had wanted, if able to choose, to die as a hero. And indeed he did. 

Alexander Boik, 18. Boik’s dream was to become an art teacher. He had been accepted at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, where he would have attended classes in the fall of 2012. Boik enjoyed baseball, music, and making pottery. His family had said that Boik was dating a young woman who was also present at the shooting. She fortunately survived. Boik’s family specified that Alexander was “loved by all who knew him”, and that he was “a wonderful, handsome, and loving 18-year-old young man, with a warm and loving heart”. 

Jesse Childress, 29. Described by Air Force Captain Andrew Williams as knowledgeable, experienced, and respectful, Childress had been an Air Force cyber-systems operator. Childress had been based at the Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado. Tech Sergeant Alejandro Sanchez, a co-worker and bowling teammate of Childress, said “He would help anyone and always was great for our Air Force Unit”. Ashley Wassinger, another co-worker, said that Childress “was a great person, fun to be with, always positive and laughing. Really just an amazing person, and I am so lucky to have been his friend”. 

Gordon Cowden, 51. Cowden, a “true Texas gentleman”, was with his two teenage children the night of the Aurora tragedy. Thankfully his children survived the shooting, ultimately escaping unharmed. Cowden had his own business and also loved the outdoors. He was, as described by his family, “a quick witted world traveler with a keen sense of humor”. Cowden’s family went on to say that he “will be remembered for his devotion to his children and for always trying to do the right thing, no matter the obstacle”. Cowden was the eldest victim of the Aurora shooting. 

Jessica Ghawi, 24. Jessica Ghawi, also known as Jessica Redfield, had only just prior to the shooting, written about surviving a mall shooting in Toronto. The beloved sports writer’s death came as an absolute shock to her brother, Jordan Ghawi. Jessica has been described by friends and colleagues as smart, outgoing, and witty. Hockey player Jay Meloff, Ghawi’s boyfriend, was hit very hard by her death. “140 characters could never do you justice nor could all the words in this world. Never wanted to fall asleep because it meant missing time with you”. Meloff had tweeted the previous words shortly after Ghawi’s death. 

John Larimer, 27. Larimer was a Navy petty officer and the youngest of five siblings. When the shooting began, Larimer immediately rushed to shield his girlfriend, Julia Vojtsek, his life being taken soon thereafter. He had once told his brother Noel that the best way to die was in the process of saving someone else’s life. John Larimer had immense pride for his country and will continue to be loved by his girlfriend, friends, and family. Adam Kavalauskas, a former friend and college roommate of Larimer, expressed that Larimer was “never selfish” and was “always serving others”. 

Matt McQuinn, 27. On the night of the shootings, Matt McQuinn was with his girlfriend, Samantha Yowler, and her brother, Nick Yowler. When the shooting commenced, McQuinn and Nick Yowler attempted to shield Samantha with their bodies. The young woman was unfortunately shot in the leg, but was able to escape with her unharmed brother. McQuinn, however, did not survive. His stepfather, David Jackson, stated “I know he’s a hero. He and Sam were very much in love and planning their life together. I am sure they were thinking very seriously about getting married soon.” 

Micayla Medek, 23. Medek was out with a group of about ten friends to see “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20. She was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and loved to hang out with friends. Medek’s aunt, Jenny Zakovich, described her as an independent-minded and sweet girl who rarely asked her family for anything. “This shouldn’t have happened to somebody like her,” Zakovich said. Anita Bush, the cousin of Medek’s father, has said that she hopes “this evil act…doesn’t shake people’s faith in God”. 

Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6. Veronica was the youngest victim of the Aurora shooting. “She was excited about life as she should be. She’s a 6-year-old girl,” said her great-aunt. Veronica, an only child, tragically died on the operating table at a local hospital. 

Alex Sullivan, 27. Sullivan was celebrating his 27th birthday with friends on the night of the shooting. His first wedding anniversary with his wife Cassie would have been just two days later. Sullivan was cherished by his family and friends, and was described as “just a big teddy bear” who gave great hugs. He was smart and funny, with a great smile, according to his loved ones. Sullivan was an enormous movie fan and a comic book geek, as well as a fan of the New York Mets. “He was a very, very good young man,” said Joe Loewenguth, Sullivan’s uncle. 

Alexander Teves, 24. “Alex was a very wonderful, kind, caring person,” said Teves’ aunt, Barbara Slivinske, “He had a great sense of humor. At one point he grew his hair ten or twelve inches long so that he could cut it off and donate it to Locks of Love”. Teves died while protecting his girlfriend as the gunman attacked several movie-goers. He had a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Denver and was aspiring to become a psychiatrist. Alexander Teves is survived in part by his two younger brothers, ages 16 and 17. 

Rebecca Wingo, 31. Wingo was working towards an associates of arts degree at the Community College of Aurora. She had joined the Air Force after graduating from high school. Wingo became fluent in Mandarin Chinese and served as a translator. Her father, Steve Hernandez, posted a FaceBook post saying, “I lost my daughter yesterday to a mad man. My grief right now is inconsolable. I hear she died instantly, without pain, however the pain is unbearable”. A friend of Wingo, Hal Wallace, said that she had “the sweetest smile you’ve ever seen. She got prettier as she grew older”. 


Other victims who survived, but received extensive lifelong injuries. 

Ashley Moser, the mother of Veronica Moser-Sullivan, suffered a miscarriage not long after the shooting. She also lost her ability to walk as a result of many critical gunshot wounds. Moser will remain in a wheelchair for the remainder of her life. 

Caleb Medley has serious brain damage as well as an eye injury due to a shotgun wound to the head. He requires a feeding tube and has severely impaired movement. Medley can no longer speak. After the completion of three brain surgeries, he was the last victim of the Aurora shooting to be discharged from the hospital. 


The Community First Foundation collected over $5 million for a fund for the Aurora victims and their families. The Aurora Victim Relief Fund announced on November 16, 2012, that each claimant would recieve $220,000. On July 25, 2012, three out of the five hospitals treating Aurora victims announced that they would either limit medical bills or forgive them entirely. 

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How about child gajeel D7

I tried to change the style a little so now it looks more like a pre-teen than a child. Oh well.

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In September 2002, when he was 14-years-old, Robert Hawkins became a ward of the State of Nebraska through Sarpy County Juvenile Court. Previously, he had been placed in a Missouri treatment facility for making threats against his stepmother’s life. When his father’s insurance would no longer cover his stay at the facility, they found it best to seek State care, as it was determined Robert would continue to be a threat if he returned home.

Hawkins attempted suicide in January 2006 by swallowing 30 pills of Tylenol and told the social worker that he wanted to die after waking up in the emergency room. He also told her he never wanted to go through something like that again. Later that year on August 21, he was allowed to walk away from state-mandated care. Three days before his release, his father wrote in an e-mail: “I think the only thing that will work is for him to learn it the hard way. He will have to stand or fall on his own to learn these lessons about life. It is beyond my ability and I have to release him to God, praying that He will make sure that nothing happens to him that cannot be undone.”

After learning Robert was responsible for the murder of eight people before committing suicide at Westroads Mall, a juvenile Sarpy County prosecutor said this about his treatment and release: “There was really nothing more that we could offer him that he was willing to participate in.” An attorney for the same county also said: “They invested a lot of time and effort and determined he’s not going to respond. I suspect, maybe pessimistically many people in the case thought at the time ‘we’ll see him again.’ I hate to say that, but we do that everyday.”