Gunman leaves flatmate PS3 sale checklist
"I'm shooting myself tomorrow, can you sell my PS3 and cancel the milk?"
A US man left his flatmate with instructions for how to sell his PlayStation 3 and how much to ask for it - shortly before randomly opening fire on a group of people and then shooting himself in the head.
Erik Salvador Ayala, aged 24 and from Portland, Oregon, wrote his flatmate a highly detailed note that said his “100 per cent backwards compatible” 60GB PS3 should be sold for up to $500 (£350/€377), according to a local news website’s report.
Ayala also suggested to the unnamed flatmate that he should try and sell the console to their “landlord guy”. He added that if the landlord doesn’t take up the flatmate’s “good deal” then he should format the console’s hard drive, install the latest firmware and flog it online.
Some point after writing the letter, which also contained a goodbye to friends and family, Ayala drove to downtown Portland and shot nine people. Two were killed and seven were left wounded.
The man then turned his 9mm semi-automatic handgun on himself. Ayala somehow survived a direct shot to the head and is now in a critical condition in hospital. ®
I read a while back that a surprising number of people survive self-inflicted head wounds, apparently the bullets can be glance along the curvature of the skull or something. I guess in some cases there just isn't enough grey matter to damage, as in Mr Ayala's case.
You might want your bulletproof skull as well!!!!!!
He survived a direct shot to his head!!!!
In my next life I want to be him - I could rule the world with my lead defying bonce!
Mine's the one with the PS3 that is also worth £350 (seeing as it is a 1st gen with 120gb and officially licenced YDL installed!!)
It just goes to show
That no amount of GTA will help you hit the broad side of a barn. I know, I know - I'll get my bulletproof coat.
If he had only shot himself, this may have raised a smile. However due to the other seven people all I feel is sad.