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    Authorities identify gunmen

    Desert Sun staff reports • November 29, 2008

    PALM DESERT — Authorities have identified the two men who pulled guns and shot each other to death in a crowded toy store Friday, the first day of the holiday shopping season.

    The victims were Alejandro Moreno, 39, of Desert Hot Springs, and Juan Meza, 28, of Cathedral City. Authorities believe the two knew each other.

    It was a parent's worst nightmare: Gunshots and screams rang through a crowded toy store filled with children during the holiday season.

    Shoppers dropped to the ground. Some hid under shelves with their children. One woman acted as if she was dead and another fed her baby so as not to draw attention to themselves.

    On the busiest shopping day of the year — the day after Thanksgiving — two men were killed in what witnesses and police say began as a dispute between two females inside a crowded Toys R Us at 72-314 Highway 111.

    As reported on mydesert.com, the Palm Desert Police Department received calls of shots fired about 11:30 a.m., Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Gutierrez said.

    When police arrived a minute later, two men were fatally shot inside. No one else was injured, he said.

    “We have recovered two handguns within close proximity of the deceased,” Gutierrez said. “There's a possibility they knew each other.”
    ‘Daddy, wake up'

    Witnesses inside the store told investigators the shooting began shortly before 11:30 a.m., during some kind of argument between two adolescent females.

    The argument escalated when one of the females “pummeled” the other, according to one witness, who said two men — adult males, connected to each of the females — joined the dispute and pulled out guns.

    J. Schmidt, 40, of Desert Hot Springs was one of more than two dozen witnesses questioned by authorities Friday afternoon after the shootings.

    She said she was a few feet from the parties who were arguing and dropped to the floor after she saw one of the men pull out a gun.

    “I got down on the ground and I heard shots,” she said, adding that her husband dragged her behind a DVD display. “It seemed like an eternity. But after just two or three minutes the gunfire ceased, then we ran out the back of the store,” she said.

    In another aisle, at about the same time, Ray Turner, 20, of Palm Springs, was looking for items for his 1-year-old daughter in the store's electronics section when he said he heard indistinct arguing between two females coming from one aisle away.

    Turner said he looked around the corner of the aisle and saw a man fire a handgun into the air and then fire it at someone else.

    “I mean he nailed him,” Turner said of the man. “Next thing you know — it was like rats going crazy — people dropping things, stuff that they bought toys and receipts were scattered everywhere.”

    He said the two suspected shooters appeared to be in their 20s or 30s and one had small children with him.

    Turner said he ran in the opposite direction and went looking for his sister and brother who were inside the store with him. He said he and a number of others took refuge in a stock room and waited for the shooting to stop.

    Once it had ended, Turner said he walked out and saw a small child near the body of one of the men.

    He said he heard the child say: “Daddy, wake up.”
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    Default Re: It's raining gun-toting toy shoppers!

    All these stories are going to cast an unsettling air over my yearly Jingle All The Way marathon.

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    I fucking love that movie and you for loving that movie. Turbo Maaaaaaan*

    *To be done in your best Ahnuld impression
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    I need a Turbo Man doll!! Sinbad and Anakin Skywalker ftw in this movie


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    I would kill for the new Elmo Live doll
    *drink responsibly*

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    sadly i saw that in the theaters
    *drink responsibly*

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    Sinbad kicks so much ass in that movie. And you know who else? Can't forget Phil Hartman(R.I.P.)

    Quote Originally Posted by keep2thestreets View Post
    sadly i saw that in the theaters
    HA! Me too. But I was really young
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    Phil Hartman slayed me with his humor.
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    "Daddy, wake up..." How sad... Too bad it couldn't have been, "Daddy, grow up!" Maybe this wouldn't have happened then...
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    Default Re: It's raining gun-toting toy shoppers!

    "Sergio, clean up in aisle 3"
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbastard View Post
    "Sergio, clean up in aisle 3"
    And bring Hose' with you so we can shampoo the carpet afterwards!
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    At least this story has a happy ending. The world really doesn't need two guys who bring guns to go toy shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keep2thestreets View Post
    sadly i saw that in the theaters
    same here unfortunately
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    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbutt View Post
    same here unfortunately
    i did too sadly enough.
    Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.

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    Default Re: It's raining gun-toting toy shoppers!

    Who the fuck brings a gun shopping?

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    People who have mad beef with one another, clearly.

    "Mang, let's settle this shit at the Toys R Us!"

    Seriously though. People are crazy. In front of kids? Get a life.

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    woah. i am not ashamed i saw jingle all the way in theaters. that movie is solid gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    People who have mad beef with one another, clearly.

    "Mang, let's settle this shit at the Toys R Us!"

    Seriously though. People are crazy. In front of kids? Get a life.
    I don't think they planned to meet there, but that's pretty much how it played out. They showed one of the gals on the news last getting handcuffed, and she was pounding on the trunk of the cop car yelling, "I'm gonna kill you bitch," to the other gal involved. (All after both of their husbands had shot and killed each other!) Now, considering the big picture, just how smart was that act? Be interesting to know how she's gonna explain to her very young son why Daddy isn't waking up...Sad.
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    The media had so many different stories from the start, that people were freaking out. Once the facts came out later in the evening, I was relieved in a sense that it wasn't what I originally expected due to all the reports...Better it was 2 idiots with issues with each other, than 1 nut that just chose to go on a shooting spree in a toy store...
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    That's the saddest story ever ): That kid is going to have the shittiest Christmas ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROKENDOLL View Post
    Be interesting to know how she's gonna explain to her very young son why Daddy isn't waking up.
    Hopefully she won't be allowed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McAwesome View Post
    That kid is going to have the shittiest Christmas ever
    He'll be pulled out of a house full of shitheads and sent to a foster home or grandma's, where he'll be spoiled rotten for a while because everyone will feel sorry for him. In the long run, this will be the best Christmas ever.

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    I wonder who landed up with the Star Wars Legos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbastard View Post
    I wonder who landed up with the Star Wars Legos.
    Just what I was thinking.
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    Expect to see them at your local police auction any day now. That's where the real bargains are anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    People who have mad beef with one another, clearly.

    "Mang, let's settle this shit at the Toys R Us!"

    Seriously though. People are crazy. In front of kids? Get a life.
    Thats going to be tricky for those two.

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    ^ nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbastard View Post
    I wonder who landed up with the Star Wars Legos.
    I made off with them while everyone else was freakin' out. I don't even have kids. I let the dogs chew on them.

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