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27 April 2002

Associated Press

SUHL, Germany — German rifle clubs abandoned a nationwide meet Saturday after an expelled student fatally shot 16 people and himself in a high school, but members insisted their sport should not be blamed for breeding a killer. Organizers called off a day of target shooting and a parade in this east German city, located just 30 miles from Erfurt, where a 19-year-old went on a rampage Friday. We couldn't go on here while people in Erfurt are mourning, said... (

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