PS3 line hit by drive-by BB shooting

Kentucky TV station says four people hit by pellets; no serious injures reported.

Those who camp out for system launches know ahead of time that they'll have to endure a number of hardships to walk away with a new game console on day one, but being shot probably isn't among them.

A drive-by BB gun shooting hit four people at a Best Buy store in Lexington, Kentucky, last night according to reports from the local CBS affiliate, WKYT. Three of the people hit were camped out in line to buy a PlayStation 3 when it goes on sale Friday morning, while the fourth was a WKYT reporter covering the line for a story.

Two of those hit reportedly packed up and left the line, saying "a PlayStation 3 simply isn't worth it." The third customer remained in line, telling WKYT "I'd do it again, even if I get shot again."

A representative with the Lexington Police Department told GameSpot the shooting happened about 8 p.m., with nobody requiring medical attention, and none of the people hit by the BBs filing a police report. While the police are keeping an eye on the line, he said there have been no more incidents at the Best Buy, and no reports of lines from any other retailers in the area.

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_Sam_
_Sam_

I guess they weren't sony fans :P :?

jojoforpres
jojoforpres

soupboy76 said: No offense... but anyone lining up to buy 500-600+ dollar hardware that will disk read error on you in a few months deserves to be shot. I always laugh when people say stuff like that. "No offense, but (insert something offensive)"... tool.

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Paul_TheGreat Only 360 fanboys would do something like this. You are very intelligent! :|

ragin_massaih
ragin_massaih

DS Lite is outselling ps3 by 2 : 1 in first weeks sales hahaha!

JollyJake
JollyJake

Hahahah. I thought this was kinda funny: Quote: "GTAPsychoFan im gonna shot people at wii launch" End Quote Hahahaha.. Jack Thompson would love that if he got to see it, rotfl. Jolly Jake

Autolycus
Autolycus

Lazy_Marine So what if the Wii is coming? Only ones who'll be waiting in lines for the Wii are little kids with their moms carrying their diaper bags. ------ typical fan boy statement with no understanding or grasp of what is really going to happen. Hate to break this to you, but with 5 times as many consoles available @ launch, compared to the ps3, the Wii is going to sell out just a fast. Nintendo (and 3rd parties) have been release games that are worth playing on all of nintendo's system for some time now and true gamers(not that ones that just believe marketing ads) have known this for some time. If you want a butt load of crummy games, pick up a ps3. their launch titles stink. That and with ever 1 good game they have comes 10 bad games. Sweet just what i want to blow 50 dollars on... oh wait...60dolalrs ... a crappy game. NO thanks. I'll take innovation and gameplay over hype and smoke and mirrors any deay of the century

Lazy_Marine
Lazy_Marine

So what if the Wii is coming? Only ones who'll be waiting in lines for the Wii are little kids with their moms carrying their diaper bags.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

A lot of events involving the PS3 launch. Don't forget the Wii is also coming.

JollyJake
JollyJake

Hahahaha... That is funny. It is just a good thing that they didn't have real guns! Probably a bunch of red neck kids, lol. Hahaha... They should have got an automatic paintball gun with 200 rounds, hahaha. That would have caused some mayhem! Lol. Jolly Jake

Cloud737
Cloud737

LOL, so the method really worked? Note to myself: next time I want to buy a console on launch day, do a night drive-by with some pellet guns and come back and stand in line 5 minutes later. I would surely be the 5th in line, if not the 1st. ;)

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

well, it IS kentucky... they were just looking for some food.

Paul_TheGreat
Paul_TheGreat

Only 360 fanboys would do something like this.

ffmusicdj
ffmusicdj

Thats terrible... Sounds like something a Wii fan would do....

ftjx
ftjx

two guys left the que, so that means it works right.........oh my god think what will happen when the Wii launches. It will be carnage banana carnage!!!

Prince_jeffery
Prince_jeffery

Stupid fools....just let the poor guys buy the thing rather than making them miserable.

soupboy76
soupboy76

No offense... but anyone lining up to buy 500-600+ dollar hardware that will disk read error on you in a few months deserves to be shot.

faizali86
faizali86

launch days just keep getting worse.

snakenamedjoe
snakenamedjoe

Personally, if I were cramped up in that line I'd welcome the excitement. I'd be yelling at them to come back and shoot me some more to break up the monotany. The chances of a BB shot being lethal are lower than the chances of dying from an illness caught waiting in line for a PS3. If you could die from being shot by a BB 1 in 1000 times I'd have been dead 100 times over by the time I was 12. People just like to blow stupid little pranks out of preportion by saying that it could have been lethal. The car ride there could have been lethal. Much higher chance. I'd be more afraid if they were throwing kittens at me.

Nico4
Nico4

Drive-By at people camping for the PS3? Now that´s just stupid

monk12345
monk12345

Wow, seriously some fanboys just go too far....This seriously not funny at all, since BB guns can actually be pretty damn dangerous. fbi100 LOLOLOLOL -_-; no dude, just no

Foxtrot493
Foxtrot493

Damn it, some people are too immature and cant even handle a bb gun...im assuming this is a bb gun no..if it was that is dangerous, i personally airsoft, and if it were a airsoft gun that would also be potentially lethal

Khamoon
Khamoon

Ok, the Xbox360 crowd has gone too far now. Shooting at the PS3 crowd like dat, cuz.

razor86
razor86

Wow, glad I decided to avoid buying a PS3. That Best Buy is like 3 miles from here. An employee told me they were only getting like 30 anyways.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

Well good thing i wasn't there...that wasn't good for some other gamers..

hungrybmxer616
hungrybmxer616

that goes to show how far 360 fanboys will go to get people out of buying a ps3! hahaha i wanna know if the assailants were wearing master chief masks!

johnnyv2003
johnnyv2003

lol i'm a best buy employee at that store and i heard nothing about it...but apparently a rapist was caught in our store earlier that day....all kinds of crazy stuff going down that i didnt see...of course i'm too busy telling customers that we're technically sold out of PS3's due to campers

el3fitness
el3fitness

thats a good way to shorten the line to get ur ps3 befor there sold out. ha ha ha haaa ! ( for real the people should get caught and get hit in the head with a hammer ) those dum fools !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

madman_3
madman_3

thats why i carry my pistol every where i go

barulez
barulez

BB GUNS SHOULD BE BURNED!!!!!! RED RYDER OR NO RED RYDER- ALL BB GUNS SHOULD BURNED!

berzerker92
berzerker92

i already posted 1 comment about this and i was kiddin,,, its funny but they seriously could hit someone in the face or something. Use airsoft. ive been hit in the eye and it dosent hurt much....lol this was pretty funny though....

patamon93_basic
patamon93_basic

LMAOI!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm sorry i know this is F**^ed up... but this kind of news does not happen everyday.... someone getting capped with bb's on a line for the ps3... LMAO... its good that they were not hurt

holhardy
holhardy

Dam what is wrong with people

009876543
009876543

even though that was wrong to hurt them it just shows you are better off waiting a few months more. its just a videogame. who cares if your kid has it on christmas. they can wait

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

i am popping caps at them from an open window as i read

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

Jeez, that's just wrong. Why even do anything like that? The weather is already kicking a lot of their asses, and then there's the disappointment for a lot of them when they realize they stood in line for hours and days and can't get a system. I think they've suffered enough without getting shot at...

StumpyTrash
StumpyTrash

What on earth is wrong with people today? Shooting people in a line for something they're excited about? For what? I can't blame the poor people that had to go home. That's just crap. Seriously.

phantas777
phantas777

that's really sad. the best buy that i work at just paid to have a police officer stay overnight with the campers tonight to make sure they're ok. and no it's not really funny people, someone could have been seriously hurt.

RedFuryGamer
RedFuryGamer

I don't think some people grasp the seriousness of this incident. A BB gun can put an eye out!! Its not even remotely funny and the people who were shot should have pressed charges. Its assult and its a serious crime.

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

Wow, i'm surprised that they hasn't been another article, or an update to this one, about anti-violent videogame people speaking on this .

excelx213
excelx213

pnwd! I find it ridiculous funny camping to get a ps3, it isn't free you know... some of these fools lost their jobs because of it? come on. why not just wait? jesus!

FstBrk342
FstBrk342

i kinda feel bad for the people who got shot cuz its humiliating , but honestly thats freakin hilarious, i would probably have been cracking up if i had been theryre. nothing personal its just that picturing it in my mind its so funny XD

estebanhi
estebanhi

NorwegianWinter HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! THAT IS SOOOO DAMN FUNNY! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Posted Nov 16, 2006 4:32 pm PT Man dont be such an ashole, people lives were at stake, that is noy funny.