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It's been more than a month since Ian L. Stawicki opened fire inside Cafe Racer, beginning his shooting rampage that would leave six

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Google Maps' 'Eerie' Cafe Racer Shot

Inside Cafe Racer Mug.jpg
Google Maps
It's been more than a month since Ian L. Stawicki opened fire inside Cafe Racer, beginning his shooting rampage that would leave six people, including himself, dead. The small hangout has yet to re-open, and all the victims have been put to rest.

But in one virtual reality, life goes on as if nothing happened: Google Maps.

As first noted late last week by a Seattle user on the social news site Reddit, a Google Maps program rolled out last fall allows users to walk through Cafe Racer's doors and see four customers - including a man who appears to be Drew Keriakedes, one of Stawicki's victims.

In his Reddit post, user ThaddeusMaximus called the shot "nothing short of eerie."

I know that Drew was there a lot, but wow i have never had Google Maps allow me access to a building before and there he is, one of the victims of the shooting. Len, the cook who survived the shooting, is in the background also.

According to PCWorld.com, Google began accepting businesses' requests for interior shots in select cities (Seattle not included) in 2010, and began posting them in late 2011.

To address privacy concerns, Google blurs out the faces of people photographed by its roving Street View cameras (not all privacy advocates are satisfied), but as ThaddeusMaximus - who did not provide his real name - says in a followup email to Seattle Weekly, the man in the shot is "pretty obviously Drew."

Keriakedes, a member of the band God's Favorite Beefcake and the "neo-cabaret troupe" Circus Contraption, stood out in the crowd.

"His style is pretty unmistakeable ... You can click almost right up to him and his bald head, beard and septum piercing are visible," ThaddeusMaximus wrote.

On Reddit, the post garnered a fair amount of attention, prompting comment threads about gun control and mental health services in the United States.

Other than a commenter offering to take photos of business interiors to be included on Google, of little discussion was Google Maps' relatively new ability to show people a picture in time at businesses across the country.

"If this is something you would like to have done for your business," the message reads, "... send me a (personal message) and I will send you the details."

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