LMA Entry: Best Use of Social Media

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  1. The initial call came in just after 10 p.m., Jan. 15. Our first breaking news post happened at 10:14 p.m.
  2. The one with the gas station?
  3. Yes; the one with the gas station.
  4. I heard the shooter was still inside
  5. As we updated the news stories on our website, we also kept readers informed on Facebook. 
  6. Around 10 p.m. last night, an unidentified man armed with a knife and a gun entered an Elkhart Martin's Super Market and killed two women – an employee and a shopper.   Shortly afterwards, the man was shot and killed by Elkhart police. Read the story here: http://bit.ly/1dcIqyX  Here are yesterday's other top stories: http://bit.ly/LiylaI
    Around 10 p.m. last night, an unidentified man armed with a knife and a gun entered an Elkhart Martin's Super Market and killed two women – an employee and a shopper. Shortly afterwards, the man was shot and killed by Elkhart police. Read the story here: bit.ly/1dcIqyX Here are yesterday's other top stories: bit.ly/LiylaI
  7. Readers understandably reacted with shock, but they also used our page to check on neighbors they feared were involved.
  8. Prayers for all families involved in this tragic incident.
  9. Jim Crise. Did you get my message about this story. It was a while ago. About 10:45 or so
  10. Ok. I glad to know you're ok. I called Todd and he is fine too. So sad.
  11. We updated social media from the time of the initial call until about 3 a.m.
  12. And picked up where we left off started at 7 a.m.
  13. TawannaHickman MichaelLa Lone, the names haven't been released yet. However, the Indiana State Police are holding a press conference at 10:30 a.m., during which more information will become available.
  14. We started engaging our readers while we worked to confirm details on the shooting. 
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