August 29, 2012 14:08
New York newspaper implicates Rammstein in connection with Baltimore high school shooting
15-year-old Bobby Gladden was reportedly obsessed with the German metallers and the Manson family
German industrial metallers Rammstein have been implicated in a recent high-school shooting in Baltimore by the New York Daily News, who revealed that the perpetrator was a fan of the band.
Bobby Gladden, who is 15 years old, has been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault for critically wounding a classmate with a gun blast on Tuesday (August 28). He is currently being held on remand.
According to a report in the paper, Gladden is described as "a misfit obsessed with a German metal band and the murderous Charles Manson Family". They researched the information from the teenager's Facebook page, which featured a picture of Rammstein singer Till Lindemann.
During the assault, Gladden fired two shots, with one bullet critically injuring 17-year-old Daniel Borowy, who is currently in hospital with a bullet in his back. Gladden was then restrained by school guidance counselor Jesse Wasmer until police arrived to arrest him.
Gladden's parents have issued a statement via a relative about the shooting, saying: "We are horrified. We did not see this coming and our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and the victim's family."
Rammstein have not commented on the story.
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