We learned about this situation as it was in progress the other night, and speculated whether any of the victims would be brought to our ER. None were. They were all too badly injured -- I have an informal report that one lost an ear -- and were taken to two local trauma centers.
All the members of this family have been ER patients over the last decade. Regardless of their other problems, they were never violent or angry. I wouldn't haven't expected this sort of thing to happen.
But that's what they always say, isn't it? "He was such a nice boy. So polite. I can't imagine why he killed twenty people, performing Dim Mak with a Pez dispenser. What could have come over him?"
The situation strikes me as gothic, almost Faulkneresque. Is 'Faulkneresque' the word I'm looking for? Help me out here.
Is this violent and bloody event:
A raven and a writing desk?
Something even less appropriate which I will describe in the comments