Police in Columbus, Ohio, are looking for the motive of 25-year-old gunman Nathan Gale who killed four people at a nightclub, including Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell, before police shot and killed him. Watch Drew Levinson’s report via CBSNews.com below.
A source tells Blabbermouth.net that none of the other Damageplan bandmembers were hurt in the Columbus, Ohio shooting incident that resulted in the death of the group’s guitarist, Dimebag Darrell. Meanwhile, several people that have had conversations with Dimebag’s former Pantera bandmate, singer Philip Anselmo (currently in Superjoint Ritual), early this morning are reporting that the frontman is “devastated” by the news of Dimebag’s death. Read more.
CNN has more details on the shooting in Columbus, Ohio last night, where Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered onstage. After being notified of the shooting at the Alrosa Villa nightclub, a uniformed police officer who was in the area slipped into the venue from a back entrance, confronted the gunman during the rampage and killed him. “If not for the officer who showed up, there would have been more dead,” Sgt. Brent Mull said. Read more.
A posting at Damageplan’s forum at Elektra.com indicates a possible motive for the on-stage murder of Dimebag Darrell at the band’s concert in Columbus, Ohio last night. 1damage1 writes, “I was up close to the stage on the side where DBD was playing…. Then I saw the guy jump out of the crowd onto the stage… He was yelling something about how ‘You broke up Pantera… you ruined my life… what about phil? he needs heroin money…’ or something like that. Then I saw the gun and he shot DBD right in the head… When DBD went down he kept shooting… Then he turned around for Bobzilla then Vinnie… The whole time I thought it was part of the show… I had blood on me I was so close… I’m still freakin’ out here…”
NBC4 reports that at least five people died and two others were wounded after a shooting at a Columbus, Ohio nightclub where Damageplan was performing on Wednesday night, including Damageplan’s Dimebag Darrell, formerly of Pantera, and other reports suggest another band member was killed. The shooting took place shortly after 10 p.m. at Alrosa Villa.
Damageplan are out with the video to their new single ‘Save Me’. Watch it online below.