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Bug #38578 closed:unresolved

Edmond Post Office Shooting

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This bug appeared in a news report published by Mother Jones on Feb 27, 2013 by Mark Follman. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Simple Factual Error

Sherrill said nothing as he immediately walked up to the shift supervisor, Richard Esser Jr., and shot him in the chest at close

range. Still silent, Sherrill stalked more victims throughout the winding corridors of the Edmond post office. His rampage lasted

for only ten minutes but, during that time, he managed to fire off 50 rounds and murder 14 employees. In a final act of violence,

Sherrill turned one of the guns on himself and committed suicide.


Phyllis Murphree has not contacted Mother Jones

Bug History

Sep 17, 2013 5:52 am Open Phyllis Murphree
Sep 17, 2013 5:57 am Open: Under Discussion Phyllis Murphree
Sep 17, 2013 5:12 pm Open: Responded To Mark Follman
Nov 30, 2013 9:01 am Closed: Unresolved admin

Discussion Leave a comment


I am a first time user and not sure what I did wrong but only intended to submit that the information on the map at the dot showing the facts about the Edmond shooting is incorrect. There were 14 people killed. The information says 15 injured and 6 total victims.

Sep 17, 2013 5:57 am

Phyllis- thanks for your inquiry. Our reporting at Mother Jones on that case shows 15 dead (including the shooter) and 6 injured, for a total of 21 victims. You can see the full data set used in the map here:

Let me know if you have any further questions, thanks!

Sep 17, 2013 5:12 pm

My apologies. I went back and looked at the map and I wasn't reading it correctly. My mistake.

Sep 18, 2013 6:18 am

No problem! Feel free to close out this bug report (as closed: "withdrawn") if you like.

Sep 30, 2013 2:06 pm