What a insane, horrible, and tragic turn of events.
Pantera were one of the few "metal" bands I've really enjoyed and respected over the last decade or so.
Dimebag was an incredible musician.
Such a waste...
I also have to say that the cop who finally killed this deranged assailant is a true hero. He apparantly was on patrol nearby, heard the shooting and ruckus, and rushed into the club, found Gale (the lunatic assailant)still firing while holding a hostage in a head-lock
. The officer had the training and the cajones to take aim and put an end to this massacre. If anyone knows this officer's name please post it. Through his resolve and dedication, he most likely prevented an even greater tragedy. He deserves recognition.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all
the victims families and friends.