Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-07-131
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1 1 i TLG The TV rogram u IGNPO See page 4 WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY OGDEN, UTAH In By JENNIFER KING Signpost arts editor Weber County Sheriff's detectives are looking at documentation, not hearsay, in theshooting Thursday that left three people wounded and another man dead. Det. Earl Cherry said the sheriff's department is looking at hard evidence to find out what exactly happened, step by step, at the grievance hearing with Mark Duong and Tuan Nguyen and his wife, Hanh. Any reports of ha rassment by ei ther side are irrelevant to the shooting, Cherry said. "We want to know why. We know there were problems going on between the two. But whatever happened to make him go off did not justify him pulling a gun," Cherry said. Documents from other police departments and reports from family indicate that the motive for the shooting was a love relationship gone awry. Duong, 28, of Ogden, opened fire with a handgun during the grievance hearing in the Shepherd Union Building. About 9:30 a.m., Duong stood up and fired a .22-caliber handgun grazing Tuan Nguyen in the head, then turned and shot Weber State University police officer Sgt. Kent Kiernan in the nose,--said Weber County Sheriff Craig Dearden. As Kiernan returned fire, Duong shot the officer again in the hand. Duong raised up and began pointing the gun at others in the room and was shot several times by Kiernan, Dearden said. University attorney Richard G. Hill was 4 caught in the crossfire as he tried to restrain Duong, Dearden said. (See Shooting page 2) Several help behind scenes after shooting By JENNIFER KING Signpost arts editor As paramedics and policear-rived, Weber State University employees rushed to help where they could following the shooting Thursday in the Shepherd Union Building.Joe Bramble, a WSU custo- ' ' - - - ' Mark Duong fires at Tuan Nguyen, grazing his head. Duong shoots officer Kent Kiernan in the nose. Kiernan returns fire as Duong drops to the ground. He tells Duong to drop his gun. Duong aims at other people in the room. Kiernan fires at Duong five times. Attorney Richard Hill is shot in both arms sometime during the crossfire. Lee Peters, dean of student life, removes gun from Duong. dian, was responsible for keeping the and leading medical teams into the room to care for those who were wounded. Bramble said his initial reaction was shock which turned to sickness when he entered the c nnvstigili' staotiirig Room 352 of the Shepherd Union Building lay in shambles for various occurrences during the shooting in which four conference room and saw the victims. "You would have to : be abnormal not to feel sick," he said. "I t doesn' t ma tter who wa s harassing who when a gun is pulled." Bramble said WSU is normally a peaceful campus and he thinks when Mark Duong pulled a gun in a conference room during a grievance hearing. Weber State police science major Robert Keone, who works at the bowling alley, said hewentupstairsafter theshooting and assisted with first aid (See Help page 2) Rumors take wing after UB incident By JEFF HANEY Signpost editor in chief Amidst the confusion of the happenings Thursday morning, many bewildered Weber State University students, faculty and staff heard various recounts somewhat true, almost true and some that were totally false. Many rumors circulated concerning the death of one WSU student and the shooting of four others in a grievance hearing conducted on allegations of a student harassing a married couple several times on campus. JaNae Francis of WSU public communications said she heard thatasniperwasonthebell tower striking victims from above. Still others contended that Mark Duong, who was killed in the shooting spree, raced from the hearing in the Shepherd Union Building killing those in his path. WSU student Jennette Scott said that she heard from a friend Ml STEVE CONLINTHf SIGNPOST after the shooting. Police officers marked and numbered locations people, including one WSU officer, were wounded. that a man who was apparently distraught about a grade a professor had given him, marched straight to his office and shot him. She also said her friends told her that radio station KISN initially reported that the gunman was female. Some WSU students heard an interesting tale of a man that reportedly took a few shots at a group of students then killed himself with a gunshot to the head. Other versions had the gunman in the Union Building hearing. An English literature class taught by Priti Kumar discussed some of the rumors. Students in the class announced the various versions they had heard. Among stories of suicide and snipers was one rumor that the gunman was loose and still firing at people throughout the campus.This, along with most of the other rumors, emerged directly after the incident. HP ODAY'S iL EWS Utah Musical Theater presents 'Pump Boys and Dinettes.' See page 5 VOKK U Rico Washington, former WSU basketball player, 28, dies of stroke. See Page 7.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1993-07-13, Vol. , No.|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State University|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|