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Man Killed at Mall Was Having His Wedding Ring Cleaned

Jon Murphy was shot while trying to stop a robbery

(Newser) - A man who was shot to death while trying to stop a robbery inside a mall jewelry store was there with his wife to have their wedding rings cleaned. Police say Jon Murphy, 42, was killed at San Antonio's Rolling Oaks Mall during Sunday's robbery of a Kay'... More »

1 Dead, 5 Hurt in Mall Robbery 'Gone Really, Really Bad'

Good Samaritan killed while intervening in San Antonio

(Newser) - One person is dead and five more injured in what San Antonio's police chief calls a mall "robbery gone really, really bad." (The number of casualties was in flux.) Police say it began when two men robbed a Kay's Jewelers in the city's Rolling... More »

Pizzeria Owner Died Saving Worker in Mall Shooting

He tried to grab gun from employee's husband

(Newser) - More details have emerged in Saturday's deadly shooting at a mall in Melbourne, Fla.—and the person fatally shot by gunman Jose Garcia-Rodriguez has emerged as a hero. Police say pizzeria owner Leonardo Coppola was killed trying to save the life of the gunman's wife, who was... More »

DC Mall Shooter Obsessed by Columbine

He timed his shooting to start at the same minute

(Newser) - Police trying to figure out why a Maryland teenager opened fire in a mall earlier this year revealed an awful clue today about his motive: Darion Marcus Aguilar waited until precisely 11:14am to begin shooting, the same time that the Columbine massacre started, reports the Washington Post . It turns... More »

Mall Shooter Wrote of Killing People in Journal

Darion Aguilar also mentioned his 'plan,' but didn't get specific

(Newser) - A journal kept by the teenage gunman who killed two people and himself at a mall in suburban Baltimore reveals a troubled young mind. In a series of tweets from the Howard County Police Department, authorities said 19-year-old Darion Aguilar:
  • Wrote of killing people, but didn't mention specific names
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Cops: Maryland Mall Shooter Didn't Know Victims

Aguilar's journal shows 'unhappiness with life'

(Newser) - The man who opened fire in a Maryland mall over the weekend, killing two skate shop employees before taking his own life, does not appear to have had any relationship with his victims, police say. Investigators aren't sure what Darion Marcus Aguilar's motive for the attack was, but... More »

Cops ID Maryland Mall Shooter

He is 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar

(Newser) - The shooter who killed two workers in a Maryland mall yesterday has been identified as 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar from College Park, police said today. Aguilar apparently arrived at the mall via taxi about an hour before the shooting; police still have no motive and aren't certain whether Aguilar... More »

Mall Victims Were Workers in Their 20s: Police

5 injured in Maryland attack

(Newser) - The two people killed in today's Maryland mall shooting —in addition to the suspected shooter—were workers at a store for skaters, police say. Brianna Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, worked at a store called Zumiez, the Washington Post reports. Five others were injured in the attack,... More »

Kenya President: It's Over, Mall Collapsed

5 terrorists, 6 soldiers, and 61 civilians killed

(Newser) - The siege of the Westgate Mall is over, Kenya's president announced today, after a dramatic final sweep that ended with three floors of the building collapsing. In a televised address, Uhuru Kenyatta said that 11 suspected terrorists had been arrested, and five others killed, NBC News reports. He put... More »

Oregon Mall Shooting Gunman Wore Hockey Mask

Witnesses describe chaotic scene

(Newser) - Hundreds of people ran or took cover during chaotic scenes as a gunman opened fire in an Oregon mall yesterday, killing 2 people before apparently taking his own life. "I heard two shots and got out of the chair. I thought a red suit was a pretty good target,... More »

Gunman Kills 2 in Oregon Mall

Cops: Portland suspect shot himself

(Newser) - A man wielding an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a Portland-area mall tonight, and police say three people are dead, including the gunman, reports the AP . Police say the gunman, who has not been identified, killed himself. The man was wearing camouflage and a mask, and according to the Oregonian... More »

Man Opens Fire With Machine Gun at Dutch Mall

Seven dead, fifteen wounded

(Newser) - At least seven people were killed and another 15 wounded today when a man opened fire with a machine gun at a crowded mall in an Amsterdam suburb, the AP reports. The gunman, who witnesses describe as a blond haired man around 25-years-old, was found lying dead in front of... More »

Chicago Cops Seek Killer of 5

Alleged killer fled after robbing Lane Bryant store

(Newser) - Police are searching for a stocky black man who reportedly shot five women dead in a Chicago mall burglary this morning, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Police surrounded the Tinley Park mall after shots were reported at a Lane Bryant store just before 11 a.m. “There is no question... More »

Omaha Mall Reopens Under Heavy Security

Van Maur store, where the shooter opened fire, remains closed

(Newser) - The Omaha mall where 19-year-old Robert Hawkins unleashed his killing spree re-opened for business today under tighter security, the AP reports. “I came in here and I was wondering how I would feel about it,” the mayor said, “but I feel fine.” The Von Maur store... More »

Omaha Shooter Cased Store, Smuggled Gun

Police say he hid an AK-47 inside balled-up sweatshirt

(Newser) - 19-year-old Robert Hawkins briefly looked around the Von Maur department store yesterday before leaving, only to return six minutes later and open fire with a stolen AK-47 in the Omaha rampage that left nine dead. Upon reentry, Hawkins was "concealing something balled up in a hooded sweatshirt," police... More »

Gunman at Omaha Mall Upset Over Being Fired

Teen who killed 9 just lost fast-food job

(Newser) - The 19-year-old gunman who killed eight people and himself in a busy Omaha shopping mall today had been fired from his job at McDonald's hours earlier after being accused of stealing $17, the Omaha World-Herald reports. Robert A. Hawkins, who opened fire on afternoon shoppers with a rifle, left a... More »

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