September 26, 2005

Too Close to Home

My brother-in-law was the operations manager at Verla International several years back. His replacement, who was fired about a year ago, just shot up the place today before taking his own life, literally just a few hundreds of yard away from my wife's childhood home.

Three people my brother-in-law knew well were victims. Two of the victims are in stable condition, but one is in critical. If you any of you folks is the praying kind, I'm sure it would be appreciated.

9/29 Update: The victim in critical condition has no brain activity and has been removed from life support, and her passing is imminent. Tonight, I grieve for her family.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 26, 2005 05:57 PM | TrackBack

Prayers? Absolutely! Done.

Posted by: Annie at September 26, 2005 06:08 PM

God Bless your brother-in-law, his friends, you and your family(s). I had a niece that faced that awful terror in the Killeen, TX (Fort Hood) Luby's (restaurant) slaying. A gunman came in at lunch and shot 12 (#?) people just for being alive.
The patrons were on their hands and knees; he shot and killed the woman my niece was holding hands with.
Let your brother-in-law and the families of his friends know that there is grief and guilt counseling available. Different people handle situations and events differently.
Sadly, my niece was plagued by and battled this grief and guilt for the rest of her young life.
God bless you all and give you the strength to overcome your loss.

Posted by: C130 Aunt at September 26, 2005 09:09 PM