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2-Year-Old in Backseat Shoots, Kills Mom

Gun reportedly belonged to security guard boyfriend

(Newser) - A young mother of three was fatally shot while driving with her kids on Tuesday. But this was no road-rage shooting, and the bullet came from the seat behind her. Patrice Price, 26, was driving her boyfriend's car on Highway 175 in Milwaukee around 10:30am when she suffered... More »

Charges Dismissed Against Accused Freeway Shooter

Prosecutors can refile charges at a later date

(Newser) - A judge has dismissed a criminal case against a man who had been accused of carrying out freeway shootings in Phoenix last summer that put drivers on edge, the AP reports. The ruling came Monday after prosecutors had asked for charges against Leslie Merritt Jr. to be dismissed amid undisclosed... More »

Man Shot Dead While Talking to Pa. Candidate

Hours later, a Philly teen was killed in a revenge attack

(Newser) - A 21-year-old man was shot dead in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon while talking to a candidate for the Pennsylvania House, officials say. The man was shot twice in the head while speaking to Democratic candidate Chris Rabb and a campaign volunteer about the state's upcoming primary, the AP reports. "... More »

2 Injured in Wisconsin Prom Shooting; Gunman Killed

Shooter's identity, motive remain unknown

(Newser) - An 18-year-old gunman opened fire outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fatally shot him, authorities said Sunday. The attack happened late Saturday outside the Antigo High School prom, said Eric Roller, the chief of... More »

8 Dead in 'Execution Style' Shootings in Ohio

The shooter or shooters are possibly still out there and 'extremely dangerous'

(Newser) - Eight people are dead after "execution-style" shootings in rural southern Ohio on Friday, reports WBNS . According to WCPO , the victims in the rampage in Peebles are all members of the Rhoden family. One of the dead is a 16-year-old boy, the AP reports. Multiple homes were involved in what... More »

Judge: Kalamazoo Rampage Suspect Fit to Stand Trial

Jason Dalton declared mentally competent

(Newser) - The former Uber driver accused of killing six people during a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo has been cleared to stand trial. A judge ruled Friday that Jason Dalton is mentally competent after she received the results of a psychological exam that found he understands the charges and can assist with... More »

Woman Suing Over Flint Water Shot Dead

She leaves behind child she said was poisoned

(Newser) - One of the first people to file a lawsuit alleging her child was poisoned by the water in Flint, Mich., was shot dead this week, reports Michigan Live . Sasha Avonna Bell was found dead in a townhouse in the city on Tuesday along with another female victim, Sacorya Renee Reed.... More »

Suspect in Arizona Freeway Shootings to Be Released

Leslie Merritt Jr. will be electronically monitored at home

(Newser) - A judge on Tuesday allowed a man charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year to be released from jail amid questions about evidence authorities say links him to the crimes. The judge overseeing the case of Leslie Merritt Jr. reduced his bond to zero and said he can... More »

Texas Girl Shot With Real Gun at Water Gun Fight

It appears to have been an accident

(Newser) - Police are sorting through what they're calling conflicting stories regarding an incident at a family gathering in a Houston suburb Saturday, but a 40-something man appears to have accidentally shot a 15-year-old girl during a water gun fight—except with an actual 9mm handgun, KTRK reports. Deputy constables say... More »

Video: Hit-and-Run Moments Before Road-Rage Shooting

There may have been another car accident before the one that led to Will Smith's death

(Newser) - A man has been charged with murder in the road rage shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, but surveillance video from shortly before the shooting raises questions about what actually started the incident. Police say Cardell Hayes' Hummer rear-ended Smith's Mercedes SUV (which in turn... More »

Texas Air Force Base Shooter Was Airman, FBI Veteran

It appears he killed a commanding officer in a murder-suicide

(Newser) - The man responsible for Friday's fatal shooting at an Air Force base in Texas was not only an enlisted airman but an FBI veteran, the Washington Post reports. Officials have identified the shooter as 41-year-old Tech. Sgt. Steven Bellino, who joined the Air Force last June and was training... More »

2 Dead in Shooting at Texas Air Force Base

Signs point to murder-suicide

(Newser) - A fatal shooting of two people at an Air Force base in Texas on Friday appears to be a murder-suicide, the AP reports. Two bodies were found inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, says Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith. "It's... More »

Police Have a Suspect in Pittsburgh Cookout Massacre

Though details are still vague

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh man arrested a third time on drug and weapons charges stemming from a police search three years ago is a suspect in a cookout ambush last month that killed five adults and an unborn child, a detective testified Thursday. Allegheny County Detective Steve Hitchings testified at a bond... More »

Woman Shot 4 Times in 'Extreme Case of Road Rage'

'Stop the violence ... put down the guns'

(Newser) - A woman was shot four times in what police are calling an "extreme case of road rage" Tuesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota Public Radio reports. The 39-year-old victim is expected to recover. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press , the victim honked at a tan Jeep Cherokee with tinted windows... More »

Doctor Shot, Killed Trying to Help Wounded Neighbors

Police believe the deadly shooting started as a domestic dispute

(Newser) - A beloved doctor was killed when he rushed to help two women injured in a shooting Monday in Centennial, Colorado, KDVR reports. According to the Denver Post , 65-year-old Kenneth Atkinson was shot in the head and torso as he ran out of his house to help the women, who had... More »

Ex: Man Who Killed Trooper Hated Police

Trooper may have been trying to make small talk at Greyhound station

(Newser) - More information is emerging about the shooter and Virginia state trooper killed in Thursday's violence at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond. The AP reports 37-year-old Chad Dermyer, a former Marine, was participating in a counterterrorism exercise at the bus station with a dozen or so other troopers. Part... More »

Chicago Man Shot While Live-Streaming on Facebook

He was hit several times

(Newser) - A man is fighting for his life after he was gunned down in Chicago while live-streaming video on Facebook, reports Fox 6 . The video shows the unidentified male standing outside a store in the West Englewood neighborhood with at least one person nearby. Suddenly, shots are fired and the man... More »

Trooper, Gunman Dead in Bus Station Shooting

It took place at a Greyhound station in Richmond, Virginia

(Newser) - A gunman fatally shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were also shot but were expected to recover, reports AP . It's unclear what motivated the attack,... More »

Kenya Rangers Cause Lion's 'Heinous' Death

Mohawk the lion howled in pain after being shot by team that didn't have tranquilizers

(Newser) - An escaped lion, a taunting crowd, and an ill-prepared first-response team came together in Kenya to cause what some are saying was the unnecessary, senseless death of the lion, the country's Star reports. Mohawk, a 13-year-old lion who was one of Nairobi National Park's most well-known creatures due... More »

Boy in Anti-Violence PSA Shot in Chicago

Zarriel Trotter, 13, hit by a stray bullet on Friday

(Newser) - "I don't want to live around my community where I got to keep on hearing and hearing people keep on getting shot, people keep on getting killed," Zarriel Trotter said in a PSA filmed at Chicago's Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School last year. He is currently... More »

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