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

New York newspaper implicates Rammstein in connection with Baltimore high school shooting

Photo: PA

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.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Karen O: 'The girl group sound shaped my melodic sensibility'
ZZ Top cancel tour due to bass player's tourbus accident
Zola Jesus takes to the forest in 'Dangerous Days' video - watch
Skrillex, Diplo and Kiesza share live version of 'Take U There' - listen
Suede to release 20th anniversary 'Dog Man Star' boxset
Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to possessing illegal assault weapon
The Black Keys' Patrick Carney records theme tune to animated horse comedy starring Aaron Paul
The Weeknd reveals slow-mo video for 'King Of The Fall' – watch
Circa Waves announce new single 'So Long' – listen
Woman killed in bus crash at Burning Man festival
Aphex Twin announces international listening parties for new album 'Syro'
Miley Cyrus' homeless VMA guest hands himself in to police
Flying Lotus contemplating Kasabian's offer for collaboration: 'I've never heard...
Bristol Fleece management deny claims they're encouraging a boycott of Fat White Family
James Murphy to turn data from US Open tennis tournament into 400 hours of new music
David Lynch reveals he turned down directing video for Kanye West due to lack of ideas
Robert Plant criticises Spotify sound quality
Beyoncé's dad says Jay Z and Solange fight was staged to boost sales
New trailer released for 'Led Zeppelin IV' features rare version of 'Black Dog'
Jake Bugg says next album could take five months – or five years
American album sales hit lowest weekly total since records began
John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman: 'I am sorry for being such an idiot'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today