I knew the couple that lived in this house on Oakdale. I made a point to talk to the wife about her garden when I passed her coming from my community garden. She had wonderful roses and a dry-stone creek that ran to the sidewalk. The husband did woodwork and tuned pianos. He lost his craft and tools. These were the nicest neighbors one could hope for. You could tell they were retired liberals living in harmony. They will spend the rest of their life wondering;
I talked to Lieutenant McKee of the Springfield Police about the shooter and his mental state. He told me the next of kin have not been notified. This tells me he lived alone. I told him I wanted to do a follow up and find out what his mental state – was! McGee said that is what remains – motive!
The gentleman in the video below was working at Riverbend when he got a call from his hysterical wife who were huddled in a backroom as the shooter when up and down the street with a rifle. She thought he had come in their backyard. He rushed home!