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Dimebag Darrel killed in Columbus!

EdgeBuck said:
On stage. Five others , more info later

Formerly of Pantera?

Edit: Holy shit, I guess so. Unreal. :sad:


At Least 5 Dead, 2 Wounded In Nightclub Shooting
Witnesses: Alleged Gunman Went Onto Stage, Fired Shots

POSTED: 10:32 pm EST December 8, 2004
UPDATED: 12:25 am EST December 9, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At least five people died and two others were wounded after a shooting at a Columbus nightclub on Wednesday night, NBC 4 reported.

The shooting took place shortly after 10 p.m. at Alrosa Villa, located at 5055 Sinclair Road.

Two members of the heavy metal band Damageplan were reportedly shot and killed, including Dimebag Darrell, formerly with the band Pantera, NBC 4's David Wayne reported. The other band member's name was not released. The alleged gunman also died at the scene, Wayne reported.

Shortly after the band began playing its first song, a man reportedly ran onto the stage and began shooting, according to a witness who identified himself as Sean. Some members of the audience reportedly thought the man running onto the stage with a gun was part of the band's act, NBC 4's Erin Tate reported.

Witnesses said that several shots were fired at the band. Witnesses said that a bouncer at the club tackled the alleged gunman before that person was shot and killed. It was unclear as to whom shot the alleged gunman.

NBC 4 reported that of the surviving victims, one person was in critical condition while the other was in fair condition. Several others were treated at the scene, suffering from various injuries.

Alrosa Villa is a popular north Columbus nightspot for young adults, featuring rock and heavy metal bands, NBC 4 reported.

According to the band's Web site, Damageplan was touring nationally. It performed in Buffalo, N.Y., on Tuesday night and had a concert scheduled in Flint, Mich., on Thursday.

Damageplan featured former Pantera artists Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul. The pair were joined by vocalist Patrick Lachman and bassist Bobzilla, according to their Web site.

Watch NBC 4 and refresh nbc4i.com for additional information.
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Holy shit.
What a crazy ass mofo. Thats sickening.
I wonder how many artists this will keep from coming to cbus.
Hell I wonder what this might do to ALL live acts.
What is someone had shot up Van Halen after Roth left?
What the hell is wrong with people anymore??
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CleveBucks said:
Damn... every concert I've been to you get a good patdown before you can enter. How does someone sneak a gun in?
what i do is tuck my gun right up against my balls. then find some guy "patter-downer". he wont go anywhere near that.

er, i mean, if i were to do something like that :p
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People still get them past airport security once in a while... I imagine it ain't too hard to get it past the Al Rosa Door Guy...
Some of my best friends were in a band that used to frequently play the Alrosa, it's yet another thing to be paranoid about in modern day society. I don't know what drives a person to this type of action, but it sure makes you a little more tolerant of the elevated security when you see a report like this.
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