Where'd They Get Their Guns?
An Analysis of the Firearms Used in High-Profile Shootings, 1963 to 2001
Date: January 25, 1993
Location: Outside Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters, Langley, Virginia
Alleged Shooter: Mir Aimal Kansi
People Killed: Two
People Injured: Three
Firearm(s): Chinese-made AK-47 assault rifle
Kansi, a 28-year-old Pakistani living in Virginia, opened fire on cars waiting to enter the grounds of Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He killed two people, both employees of the agency, and wounded three others. He then fled to Pakistan, where he was captured in 1997.
Kansi legally purchased the gun from David Condon Inc., a dealer in Chantilly, Virginia just three days before the shooting. He produced identification to prove his Virginia residency and passed a Virginia State Police computerized background check.
All contents � 2001 Violence Policy Center
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