Tragedy

14 Killed in Upstate NY Shooting

The growing frequency of these reports is disturbing: The Associated Press is reporting that at least 14 people have been killed and 41 people were taken hostage at an immigration services center in Binghamton, New York. The gunman, who was reportedly recently let go from his job at IBM, blocked the back door of the office with his car and entered a citizenship class while firing a weapon. Investigators found him dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and two handguns and a hunting knife were found at the scene. Four of the 41 hostages are currently in critical condition. At a news conference Governor Paterson called the incident "a senseless act of violence."