Man shot/killed over July 4th weekend while out wheeling with his kid

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    Man shot/killed over July 4th weekend while out wheeling with his kid

    Didn't see this here -

    Last Friday, a dad was out wheeling with his teen son in their new Jeep, somewhere near Downieville CA.
    A random fuckwad decided to go out there hunting humans that day and the kid got to see his dad shot and killed in front of him.
    Kid escaped, called the cops and spent 30hrs hiding from gunman before the search team found him...and later the gunman they caught after chasing him down on his ATV.
    ....apparently the asshole also shot two other people (who survived) in separate attacks in the same area that day!

    Cake topper is the kid's mom was at home suffering from chemo for her cancer.

    WTF is wrong with people? Can't say being killed by a random crazy person when I'm out wheeling on public land ever crossed my mind. Stay safe out there.

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/...e-15390090.php

    https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/ar...1-15390331.php


    #2
    ALWAYS have a pistol on me when anywhere in the mountains for a variety of reasons. This is one
    Long Days and Pleasant Nights

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      #3
      dam. That's pretty fucked. My guess is that the shooter is a minor since they haven't released the name.

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        #4
        Originally posted by dntsdad View Post
        ALWAYS have a pistol on me when anywhere in the mountains for a variety of reasons. This is one
        honestly with a guy sniping with a long gun like that, the pistol isn't going to do much for you.

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          #5
          Depending on the kind of pistol.

          Something chambered in .223 or .308 would give one an edge over a standard pistol.

          Originally posted by junkytj View Post

          honestly with a guy sniping with a long gun like that, the pistol isn't going to do much for you.
          Last edited by PAE; 07-08-2020, 04:36 PM.

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            #6
            Downieville is so mellow, can’t believe this happened. Way too close to home.
            Last edited by Etyler2; 07-08-2020, 07:18 PM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by junkytj View Post

              honestly with a guy sniping with a long gun like that, the pistol isn't going to do much for you.
              Exactly my thought. I'm usually focusing on enjoying myself and not rolling my rig or getting stuck, not really thinking about being sniped by someone hiding in the brush

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                #8
                Originally posted by dntsdad View Post
                ALWAYS have a pistol on me when anywhere in the mountains for a variety of reasons. This is one
                Originally posted by junkytj View Post

                honestly with a guy sniping with a long gun like that, the pistol isn't going to do much for you.
                Originally posted by PAE View Post
                Depending on the kind of pistol.

                Something chambered in .223 or .308 would give one an edge.

                It doesn't matter what it's chambered in

                And you might as well have a rifle anyway.

                And if you did have a rifle, what good is it going to do you? Are you going to examine every bit of terrain at all time to make sure there's not a sniper?

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                  #9
                  Sierra Club members shooting wheelers now?
                  Safety Third!

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                    #10
                    Where did it say he sniped by a rifle?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by PAE View Post
                      Depending on the kind of pistol.

                      Something chambered in .223 or .308 would give one an edge.

                      Chamber your pistol in whatever you want. Not any details yet other than rolling and dad shot and kid runs, they find the cocksucker on an ATV running away. Coupled with the no release of name I'm assuming minor who has been sniping on COD and decided to go live. I'm picturing someone like me who plays with precision shooting and get out there pretty reliable at 500 yds. My equipment is capable out to 1,000, and I can do it if conditions are right. I doubt this is that extreme, but it could be. It could be as simple as the guy was waiting behind a bush and shot them from 5 ft. Either way, ambush or sniped, you're dead regardless of chamber. That said, I carry all the time, but it's because of bullshit like this. Random crazy is random crazy.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Fullsize80cherokee View Post
                        Where did it say he sniped by a rifle?
                        Run in with two other people that survived, no altercation mentioned from any of them. No other details, so I'm making shit up in irate form.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by evernoob View Post





                          It doesn't matter what it's chambered in

                          And you might as well have a rifle anyway.

                          And if you did have a rifle, what good is it going to do you? Are you going to examine every bit of terrain at all time to make sure there's not a sniper?
                          Too bad you can't.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by junkytj View Post
                            dam. That's pretty fucked. My guess is that the shooter is a minor since they haven't released the name.
                            huh, thought i saw a mugshot of a dude on another article

                            The suspect's identity was not released, and the sheriff's office stated it anticipated releasing more information "in the coming days."
                            this is a pretty shitfucked story though


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                              #15
                              The suspect has been identified as John Thomas Conway, age 40, Oroville.
                              https://www.facebook.com/sierracoshe...487?__tn__=K-R

                              fucking shit ass oroville tweakers


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