Thursday, September 14, 2006

Montreal Shooter Identified

The Toronto Star identifies the Montreal shooter as 25 year-old Kimveer Gill:
The last online posting by Kimveer Gill on a website that is a popular gathering place for Goths is eerily time-stamped 10:41 a.m. yesterday — about two hours before Gill was shot dead by Montreal police officers at Dawson College.

In it, Gill describes little of how the events of the day are going to unfold — instead focusing on how whiskey tastes so good in the morning. There's a throwaway footnote that when he calls people "niggahs" in my journals ... it doesn't have to do anything with their skin colour.

"I call white people niggahs too, it's just fun," he writes.

But in a detailed user profile, asked how he wants to die, he wrote in prescient foreshadowing of yesterday's bloody events in Montreal: "Like Romeo and Juliet — or in a hail of gunfire."
Below, Gill's profile page at

News accounts seem to agree now that Gill acted alone, that he killed one person; and that he was killed by a hail of gunfire.