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October 16, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Scores of mourners descended upon a San Diego-area fitness center Friday, grieving over the four people gunned down by a weightlifter said to be depressed because of a knee injury. "This is home for many of us, a place to meet, to relax and to get rid of the daily stress," said Terrill Caw, 36, a financial planner and a regular at the Family Fitness Center. "We feel like we've been raped in our own home." Nineteen-year-old James M.
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October 16, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Scores of mourners descended upon a San Diego-area fitness center Friday, grieving over the four people gunned down by a weightlifter said to be depressed because of a knee injury. "This is home for many of us, a place to meet, to relax and to get rid of the daily stress," said Terrill Caw, 36, a financial planner and a regular at the Family Fitness Center. "We feel like we've been raped in our own home." Nineteen-year-old James M.
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October 31, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 62-year-old man described as a recluse who hated children repeatedly fired a rifle from his apartment window Saturday, killing two people--including a 9-year-old girl--and injuring five, then apparently set fire to his apartment and committed suicide as police closed in. The shooting occurred less than three weeks after this suburb about 20 miles east of San Diego was jarred by a mass murder at a health club.
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October 17, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A violent, profane short story about a mass killing written by James M. Buquet a month before he gunned down four people at a fitness club appears to support the police contention that the rampage was the act of an unstable teen-ager bent on murder, and not directed at any specific targets. Police said Buquet did not know any of his victims and did not harbor a grudge toward any patron or employee of the Family Fitness Center, which he and his family had recently joined.
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October 15, 1993 | TONY PERRY and MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A weightlifter described as an angry loner dedicated to pumping iron opened fire with a shotgun at his San Diego-area fitness club Thursday, killing four people before returning to his car and killing himself, police said. Two men in a senior citizens group working out at the gym for the first time were wounded in the rampage and were treated and released at a nearby hospital. James M.
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November 1, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tony Mendez, 9, woke up before dawn Sunday, sweating and screaming, his mother said, fearing that the "bad man" was still alive and saving one more bullet just for him. "It was around five in the morning," said a bleary-eyed Cynthia Mendez, 36, Tony's mother. "He couldn't get to sleep until 12:30 and then he wakes up, thinking the bad man is coming after him. The police had to come over and reassure Tony that the bad man is dead." The "bad man" was Gordon H.
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