Updated, Sep. 15, 2006
Kimveer Gill, Montreal native gunman called himself 'angel of death',
kills One and injuring 20
Montreal, Sep. 14, 2006
NRI, Sikh young man, Kimveer Gill opened fire at a Montreal college,
killing one Anastasia DeSousa, 18, business student girl and injuring
20 others, called himself the Angel of Death on the Internet. He
was editor of an online at the website vampirefreaks.com. He was
dressed in black, mohawk haircut, wearing a trench coat and armed
with a rifle when he arrived at Dawson College on Sep. 13, Wednesday
afternoon. It was lunch time and the school was packed when the
he entered through the main doors and headed to the cafeteria. "He
was shooting randomly. Four victims still in intensive care
More than 10,000 students attend the Dawson junior college, which
offers a two-year pre-university program or a three year technical
program.College is closed until Monday. The students collapsed on
streets as they tried to flee, and some of those lying on the ground
were trampled by others as they ran away.
Montreal police confirmed that the officers exchanged gunfire with
the suspect and he was hit by one officer. Nearby office buildings
and schools were evacuated, surrounding streets were shut down and
Montreal's green subway line, which serves Dawson College, was closed
for several hours. Cellphone networks were jammed because of the
number of people trying to dial out from the area.
Kimveer Gill said he was'ready for action'
- In his profile on vampirefreaks.com, a website devoted to Goth
culture, Gill called himself "Trench," and wrote: "You
will come to know him as the Angel of Death."
- He is not a people person. He has met a handfull (sic) of people
in his life who are decent." But he writes that he finds
the vast majority to be "worthless, no good, kniving, betraying
lieing (sic), deceptive."
- His last six journal entries Wednesday was posted about two
hours before the shooting. In the latest one, Gill extols the
virtues of a morning quaff of whisky. Other posts Wednesday deal
with topics as mundane as dry contact lenses, purple freezies,
and eating eggs and toast for breakfast.
- "Work sucks … School sucks … Life sucks …
What else can I say?" he wrote. "Metal and Goth kick
ass. Life is like a video game, you gotta die sometime."
- He likes drinking, owns 300 CDs, prefers Burger King over MacDonalds
and says "heavy metal rules."
- A photo gallery profile includes pictures of Gill brandishing
a Beretta CX4 Storm semi-automatic rifle. In the last seven photos,
he is wearing a black trench coat and holding the rifle. The caption
below the last photo reads, "Ready for Action."
- He was a shooter and said he was obsessed with weapons, violent
video games and the Goth subculture. It was also reported that
he had threatened violence on his website.
- He wrote in his blog that he hated humanity and wanted to die
"under a hail of bullets."
- "Turn this world into a cemetery. Crush anyone who gets
in the way. Leave a river of blood on your way. Leave a river
of blood in your wake."
- "Lived fast died young. Left a mangled corpse."
- Rock and Roll baby!" reads the caption below another photo,
tongue outstretched, holding up a black semi-automatic weapon
with one hand and making the sign of the devil with another.
- He dislikes: "The world and everything in it."
- "But to be more specific," he continues, he hates
jocks, preps, country music, Hip Hop, "all those who oppose
- He seems to harbour particular disdain for authority, including
police, "all the government on Earth," "bible-thumping
know-it-alls" and God.
- Gills list of favourite music groups is a who's who of heavy
metal: Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Iron Maiden, Danzig and
Metallica, but only the "old stuff."
- His favourite movies list includes mostly gory horror films.
He enjoys violent video games including the controversial "Postal,"
a first-person shooter game, in which the protagonist goes on
a killing spree while completing everyday errands.
- A questionnaire on the blog reveals both banal and disturbing
insights into Gill's life.
- However, responding to the question, "How do you want to
die?" Gill replied "like Romeo and Juliet - or in a
hail of gunfire."
According to La Presse, on the morning of the rampage, Gill made
a new entry in his blog, asking readers to listen to a song by
heavy-metal group Megadeth, whose refrain proclaims in French
"A Tout Le Monde (to everyone)
"A tout mes amis (to all my friends)
"Je vous aime (I love you)
"Je dois partir (I must leave)
"These are the last words
"I'll ever speak
"And they'll set me free"
To a question posted on the website asking how Gill wanted to
die, he wrote "like Romeo and Juliet or in a hail of bullets,"
La Presse reported
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