Man Screaming Bible Verses Shoots Gay Man In Minneapolis LGBT Bar
A deranged man screaming anti-gay Bible verses shot a gay man visiting Minneapolis with a CO2-powered BB gun over the weekend.
The suspect, 43-year old Wayne Steven Odegard, somehow made it past the bouncer of the downtown gay bar, The Saloon. Once inside, Odegard began screaming Bible verses and shooting at patrons with his suped-up BB gun. Bouncer Tyler Erickson managed to tackle Odegard moments after he opened fire, but not before one of the patrons, a gay man visiting the city with his partner, was hit in the leg.
“He told me multiple times that I'm going to go to hell and he's going to bring me with him,” Erickson said. “He recited a biblical passage -- I think it's a Deuteronomy passage," Erickson told KMSP-TV News.
Erickson went on to tell reporters that Odegard was aiming at patrons' heads but missed. Luckily, the one shot that connected only resulted in minor injuries. “Even if the guy was shot with the same CO2 powered bb gun in the face it would've gone right through his cheek."
View a local news report at KMSP-TV