One Confirmed Shot at Arlington Apple Store

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    For those of you in the DC Metro area:

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Police in Arlington are on the scene of a shooting at an Apple Store on Clarendon Boulevard.

    It happened shortly after 10 a.m. at 2700 Clarendon Blvd. One person was shot and transported to a local hospital, police say.

    No other injuries have been confirmed at this time. Police have set up a perimeter in the area as a search for the suspect is underway. No information about the suspect has been released at this time.

    Check back with wjla.com/news8.net for more information as it becomes available.

    http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0709/637285.html
     
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    The shooter was reportedly wearing a "fake beard" how strange. It sounds like this was personal as opposed to random. Especially since it occurred in the back room of the store.
     
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    I'm at the scene. Pretty crazy. Fox is reporting the guy was wearing a fake beard. Bad day for the store to be closed, being a relatively big shopping day. Hope the victim is ok.
     
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    Oh, those crazy Apple haters. Probably a Microsoft employee. :eek:
     
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    or someone who found out that the new iphone stock is out.

    seriously though, that is sad. hope the victim is ok.
     
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    Or an apple consumer who got upset when everyone didn't acknowledge his far superior intellect or mad that they all weren't apple extremists.
     
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    That's not funny at all.
     
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    Why not? I got a smirk out of it.
     
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    Hope they catch the shooter and that the employee is okay.

    Came in through the loading area? Who the ef left that door open.
     
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    Apple Store Employee Shot at Virginia Retail Store

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    The Washington Post reports that an employee at the Apple Store, Clarendon in Arlington, Virginia was shot this morning during what police are currently calling an attempted robbery.
    The store is currently closed while police investigate the incident, and they are expected to release surveillance tape in hopes of identifying the assailant.

    Apple has also released a brief statement about the shooting:
    Article Link: Apple Store Employee Shot at Virginia Retail Store
     
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    That’s terrible and it sounds like the robber was probably after merchandise given he was trying to come in from the back door. I wish the employee a speedy recover and I hope they find this guy and brand his forehead with an apple logo! :apple:
     
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    Sounds like he rang the buzzer so it could have been closed and they opened it at the sound of the buzzer. That's just an assumption though.

    "...two employees in the store heard the buzzer at the back door ring. One went to answer it. Then a loud bang was heard, followed by screams..."

    The article also states the woman who was shot was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries...which is good. Not sure of the robbery motive here. My guess is the local coffee shop has more cash on hand than an Apple Store.

    http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=88078&catid=188
     
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    Headline

    I can see the headline now:
    "Genius" opens armored door for gunman, gets shot.
     
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    what a scary story! too bad it's not a joke, but real!
     
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    Holy cow! This is very disturbing, indeed. I can see why the perp chose that particular Apple store, as it is not located in a big shopping mall so that it is much easier to access on foot. Probably he had a car parked on a nearby street and was able to quickly run to it, or maybe he even caught a bus or jumped on the Metro train.....
     
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    Hope the girl has a speedy recovery, a sad state of affairs really.


    Anyone making lighthearted remarks about this should really be ashamed of themselves.
     
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    Does anyone know the name of the employee? Or a description?
     
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    What in the hell? What's wrong with you people for making jokes to this? I bet if it was your daughter, girlfriend or wife who got shot, you'd SHUT THE HELL UP then.

    Anyways, I'm so glad the woman sustained NON-threatening injuries. I wish her a speedy recovery!
     
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    If they'd let the thief steal an iPhone with a MobileMe GPS tracking system, they'd have caught him by now...
     

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