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Gingersnap
07-05-2011, 11:54 AM
Rapture ribbing may have led to shooting at Eugene workplace
Posted: Jun 28, 2011 7:55 AM MDT Updated: Jun 28, 2011 12:26 PM MDT
By Staff and AP reports


The motive in a workplace shooting in Eugene may be the ribbing one employee took from a co-worker after the predicted May 21 rapture failed to occur.

The mother of the victim told The Register Guard that her son said Dale O'Callaghan took it personally when he was needled about his belief that he would be taken to heaven by the return of Jesus Christ.

Eugene police say O'Callaghan shot Jerry Andrews on Friday morning at LHM Hydraulics, where they worked. Andrews suffered a fractured shoulder.

Police say O'Callaghan was still at the business when they arrived just before 7 a.m.

His mother, Robin O'Brien, says her son didn't want to speak with a reporter about the shooting, but she said O'Callaghan had expected to be taken up in the rapture.

KPTV (http://www.kptv.com/story/14988967/rapture-ribbing-led-to-shooting-at-eugene-workplace)

linda22003
07-05-2011, 11:57 AM
That might hurt his chances in the future.

djones520
07-05-2011, 12:00 PM
That might hurt his chances in the future.

That's just what I was thinking.

fettpett
07-05-2011, 12:21 PM
That might hurt his chances in the future.

depends on if he aspires to "once saved always saved" belief

djones520
07-05-2011, 12:23 PM
depends on if he aspires to "once saved always saved" belief

The Ten Commandments don't have anything about not shooting your neighbor in the shoulder as well do they?

Apache
07-05-2011, 12:24 PM
depends on if he aspires to "once saved always saved" belief

Sounds more like he didn't know his scriptures, and let someone else do his thinking...

fettpett
07-05-2011, 12:25 PM
Sounds more like he didn't know his scriptures, and let someone else do his thinking...

pretty much