NL- As I’ve said before the reason I am so interested in this story is because Binghamton was where I was born and raised. When I was there it was a very middle class white blue & white collar town. With the biggest employers being Singer-Link and IBM. Things have changed a lot since then.
There are tons of stories on the killer, the people who were shot and what the city is doing about it on the website of the local newspaper PressConnects.com. Here are some excerpts
Jiverly Wong attended English classes sporadically, had a mediocre command of the English language and never exhibited behavior that made students or teachers afraid of him, his teacher at the American Civic Association said.
The man who opened fire in an immigrant center, killing 13 people before taking his own life, felt he was persecuted by police, couldn’t accept his “poor life” and was intent on killing himself and at least two other people, according to a letter mailed to a television station the day of the massacre
The man who murdered 13 people at the American Civic Association on Friday held a membership to a Kirkwood gun club, but a club official couldn’t say if Jiverly Wong had used the club as a place to practice shooting