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Cops: Man Kills 6 Grandkids, Daughter

Florida police say 51-year-old Don Spirit then killed himself

(Newser) - Florida police are investigating a horrific murder-suicide in which a 51-year-old man shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren yesterday, reports CNN . The kids ranged in age from an infant to 11 years. The shootings took place in the rural town of Bell, about 35 miles west of Gainesville.... More »

Guy Re-enacts Tombstone Stunt, Kills Sister

He was hosting her birthday party when he dropped his gun and it fired

(Newser) - Some things are best left to the experts—or Hollywood stuntmen. A Florida man learned this the hard way when he attempted to re-enact an elaborate gunplay scene from the 1993 movie Tombstone and dropped his gun; it fired, the stray bullet struck his sister Renee Chaires in the neck,... More »

Survivalist Sought in Trooper's Murder

Eric Frein accused in ambush of two Pennsylvania troopers

(Newser) - Police in Pennsylvania are hunting for a 31-year-old survivalist and expert marksman accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another . The suspect is Eric Frein, who lives with his parents in Canadensis, about 20 miles from where the troopers were shot outside their barracks in Blooming Grove, reports USA ... More »

Gun Instructor's Kids Make Video for Girl Who Shot Him

Charlie Vacca's children say they hope to meet her

(Newser) - The family of a gun instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old has a video message for the girl, Mediaite reports: "Our dad would want you to know that you should move forward with your life," says Charlie Vacca's 15-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. "You should not let this... More »

Shot Pennsylvania State Troopers IDed

No one in custody in attack

(Newser) - Pennsylvania state police have identified two troopers who were shot last night : Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed, while trooper Alex Douglass is currently in critical but stable condition in the hospital, the AP reports. No suspects are currently in custody, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports. Police have interviewed a person of... More »

Shooter Ambushes, Kills Pennsylvania State Trooper

Another trooper injured; man is being questioned

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania state trooper was killed and another wounded in ambush attack outside their barracks last night, authorities say. A "person of interest" is being questioned, but no charges have been filed against the man, reports the Times-Tribune of Scranton. The troopers were shot outside their barracks in Blooming... More »

Uzi Instructor's Family: We Feel 'Sorry' for the Girl

Family of Charles Vacca is sending prayers to unidentified girl

(Newser) - The family of a gun instructor shot dead by a 9-year-old girl this week feels "sorry" for her and hopes she can learn to move on, the AP reports. "That's truly how we feel," said Anamarie Vacca, ex-wife of instructor Charles Vacca. "I know we'... More »

Girl, 9, With Uzi Kills Shooting Instructor

She accidentally shot him as weapon recoiled

(Newser) - A shooting range instructor in Arizona is dead after letting a 9-year-old girl fire an Uzi set to fully automatic. Police, who have released a video of the girl taking her first shots, say she safely fired the weapon in "single-shot" mode, but she lost control of the weapon... More »

Army: Enraged Soldier Shot Herself at Va. Base

Fort Lee was locked down during incident

(Newser) - An enraged soldier barricaded herself in a building at Virginia's Fort Lee Army base yesterday, threw objects around the office, and then fatally shot herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, authorities say. The heavily trafficked base went on lockdown while the soldier... More »

Va.'s Fort Lee Issues All-Clear After Shooter Reported

Female soldier reportedly attempted suicide; condition unknown

(Newser) - Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia was on lockdown after an active shooter was reported at the base this morning, the AP reports, but officials have now issued an all-clear. "The law enforcement event is over," reads the latest Facebook post. The initial post said that "... More »

3 Die in 'Random' LA Shootings; Suspect Held

Police warn locals to 'get away'

(Newser) - Shootings early yesterday left three dead in attacks that the Los Angeles Times calls "seemingly random." Four were wounded in the San Fernando Valley shootings in the Los Angeles area. Police have detained a suspect; as to witness reports that multiple attackers were involved, "I can't... More »

Suge Knight Shot at Chris Brown's VMA Party

Rap impresario reportedly walks out of club, underwent surgery

(Newser) - Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was shot multiple times at a pre-VMAs party early today hosted by Chris Brown, reports TMZ . The rap impresario reportedly walked out of the West Hollywood club on his own—reportedly bearing gunshots to the stomach, arm, and elsewhere—and was rushed to the... More »

Man Killed Backstage at Wiz Khalifa Show

Victim in Mountain View, Calif., shooting not yet identified

(Newser) - A man was shot and killed backstage following a Wiz Khalifa concert in Mountain View, Calif., last night, police say. Family and friends identify the victim as one Eric Johnson, ABC 7 reports. Police say he was 38 years old and received multiple gunshot wounds, KRON notes. The suspect is... More »

Best Friend Kills Boy, 12, With Pellet Gun

Justin Ingle and best friend were playing when accident occurred

(Newser) - A night of fun between two best friends at a sleepover turned deadly when one allegedly accidentally shot the other in the head with a pellet gun, McAlester News-Capital reports. Justin Ingle, 12, died Saturday at a Tulsa, Okla., hospital of head trauma, reports the Raw Story . The incident happened... More »

Deputy Shoots Daughter After Mistaking Her for Intruder

Crashes car taking her to hospital

(Newser) - A veteran Virginia deputy shot his teenage daughter after mistaking her for an intruder, then crashed his car rushing her to the hospital himself, reports WHAG . The 16-year-old girl is in stable condition with a bullet wound to her torso. The bizarre chain of events unfolded about 3:30am Tuesday,... More »

US General's Killer Hid in Bathroom Before Attack

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene got shot in the back, reports NBC

(Newser) - When an Afghan soldier identified as Mohammad Rafiqullah returned from patrol yesterday, he didn’t turn in his NATO-issued machine gun like his fellow soldiers. Instead, Rafiqullah hid in a bathroom with it at Camp Qargha, then opened fire from a window when generals came into view, an Afghan official... More »

Firearms Instructor Shoots Himself During Gun Lesson

11-year police veteran was teaching family members

(Newser) - If making mistakes is best way to learn, Texas firearms instructor Sgt. Heath Vanek gave his family members a great lesson last month. The Hewitt Police Department officer was teaching them to shoot, and while showing them how to clear the chamber of a jammed semi-automatic … he shot himself... More »

Gunman Dead in NYC Firefight, 3 Officers Shot

They were reportedly trying to apprehend fugitive when he shot

(Newser) - A gunman is dead after a firefight inside a Greenwich Village smoke shop today, the New York Post reports. Two US Marshals and an NYPD detective, all of whom were working as part of a fugitive task force, were shot as they tried to apprehend a fugitive behind the counter... More »

Pregnant Woman Shot Dead by Friend Showing Off Gun

5-month-old fetus could also not be saved

(Newser) - Last night, Katherine Hoover and her husband went to visit friends in Brooksville, Florida, but the evening took a tragic turn around 6:45pm, when, police say, William DeHayes decided to show the Hoovers his guns. The .22 caliber revolver he was showing them allegedly accidentally fired, hitting 25-year-old Katherine... More »

Man Sells Gun, Then Is Killed With It

Suspect was banned from owning firearms

(Newser) - An Arizona teenager who illegally sold a gun to a man barred from owning firearms ended up getting shot dead with it during what police believe was an argument over another gun. Police say Tyrone Moore, 24, killed 18-year-old Elijah Williams in Glendale with a gun he had recently bought... More »

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