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Sikh News Montreal College Killer

Jan 6, 2005
Metro-Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Canadian Press

Published: Thursday, September 14, 2006

MONTREAL - Six people remained in critical condition on Thursday, including two in very critical condition, after a trenchcoat-clad gunman entered a downtown college and began mowing down students.

A spokesman for the Montreal General Hospital said it is treating 11 shooting victims - six men and five women - aged between 17 and 48.

"Six of these patients remain in critical condition - two extremely critical in the intensive care unit," Tarek Razek, the hospital's trauma director, told a news conference. "Five patients are in less critical, more stable condition.

"We had two injuries to the head and three to the abdomen that we're dealing with. And two of those patients are in serious condition, one of them to the head."

The gunman and a young female student were killed in Wednesday's tragedy at Dawson College, while about 20 people in all were injured.


Blog of man identified as Dawson College gunman paints dark portrait

Lauren KrugelCanadian Press
Thursday, September 14, 2006


Kimveer Gill, of Laval, north of Montreal is shown in this undated photo taken from a website. Gill is being named as the gunman in the Dawson College shootings by the Montreal La Presse newspaper. A trenchcoat-clad shooter with a scowl and a Mohawk haircut turned a college cafeteria into a combat zone with a commando-style assault that left him and a young woman dead Wednesday. (CP PHOTO)

In an online blog, Kimveer Gill includes a photo of a tombstone with his name printed on it - below it the phrase: "Lived fast died young. Left a mangled corpse."
The blog, posted on an online hub of goth culture, paints a dark portrait of the 25-year-old man published reports have identified as the trenchcoat-wearing gunman who opened fire on students at Montreal's Dawson College Wednesday, killing one and injuring 19 others.

Gill's image gallery, which contains more than 50 photos, depicts the young man in various poses holding a Baretta CX4 Storm semi-automatic rifle and donning a long black trenchcoat and combat boots.

"His name is Trench. you will come to know him as the Angel of Death," he wrote on his vampirefreaks.com profile.
"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."

The last of Gill's six journal entries Wednesday was posted at 10:41 a.m, about two hours before the gunmen was shot dead after the college 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.

It is not clear when the photographs were posted.
The blog's prominent photo shows a close up of Gill curled into the fetal position, his intense brown eyes peering into the camera from between his bent knees.
"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.
"I think I have an obbsetion (sic) with guns . . . muahahaha," is the inscription below another picture of Gill aiming the barrel of the gun at the camera.

"Anger and hatred simmers within me," said another caption below a head shot of Gill grimacing.
The site also has lengthly lists of likes and dislikes. On the "likes" list are: first-person-shooter video games, "Super Psycho Maniacs roaming the streets freely," massacres, trenchcoats, destruction and "crushing my enemies skulls."

He also shows a penchant for semi-automatic handguns, combat shotguns, sawed-off shotguns, assault rifles and myriad other weapons.
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 my rule."

Gill 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.
He likes drinking, owns 300 CDs, prefers Burger King over MacDonalds and says "heavy metal rules."

He writes that he is 6-foot-1, was born in Montreal and is of Indian heritage. His weakness is laziness and he fears nothing. A goal he'd like to achieve by the end of the year is to stay alive.
However, responding to the question, "How do you want to die?" Gill replied "like Romeo and Juliet - or in a hail of gunfire."

© The Canadian Press 2006

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