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Pregnant Teen Shot in the Eye in Road Rage Attack

Police say occupant of passed SUV opened fire on couple

(Newser) - A pregnant teen is in critical condition after an unprovoked road-rage shooting in Reedley, Calif., police say. The 18-year-old victim, who hasn't been named, was riding in an SUV driven by her husband, 26, on Sunday night when he passed a slow-moving vehicle, reports NBC News . Described as a... More »

NJ Trooper Shot at Teens Who Knocked on Wrong Door

He says he thought they were trying to break in; they say they were looking for pal

(Newser) - Three teens who say they were looking for a friend's house in Sparta, NJ, early Sunday morning went to a neighbor's house by mistake—and apparently freaked out the owner, an off-duty state trooper, enough to get him to start shooting at them, officials tell the AP . The... More »

Suspect in Mont. Shooting: Victim Laughed at Me

And injured victim doesn't know her parents died in the shooting

(Newser) - An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing yesterday. Jason Shane, 51, and Tana Shane, 47, died in the Wednesday shooting in the... More »

Theater Gunman Did Twisted Things to Own Home

And apparently had big issues with his daughter's wedding

(Newser) - In 2014, facing eviction from his Alabama home, John Russell Houser set out to make sure no one else could ever live in that house. He poured concrete down the drains and cemented the fuse box shut. He splattered paint and human waste all over the walls. The new owners... More »

Theater Victims: Promising Student and 'Creative Force'

Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33, died in Lafayette, La., attack

(Newser) - One was a popular student studying to be a radiology technician, while the other was an outgoing artist who ran retail boutiques in two Louisiana cities. The two people slain by a gunman who opened fire yesterday in a Louisiana movie theater, Jillian Johnson and Mayci Breaux, had promising careers... More »

Wife of Theater Shooter Got Protective Order

Filing shows she moved all weapons from their marital residence

(Newser) - The wife of Louisiana shooter John Russel Houser sought a protective order against him in 2008 after he "exhibited extreme erratic behavior" and "made ominous as well as disturbing statements," according to court documents cited by the AP . The filing for the order, which was at least... More »

Cops: Theater Shooter Had Wigs, Disguises at Motel

'Drifter' John Russel Houser, 59, was from Alabama

(Newser) - The 59-year-old man who opened fire at a Lafayette, La., movie theater last night, killing two and injuring nine before killing himself, has been identified as John Russel Houser, police said at a news conference this morning, per ABC News . Details are still emerging, but police say Houser, from Phenix... More »

3 Dead, 7 Wounded in Theater Shooting

Gunman kills self in Louisiana

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire inside a multiplex movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, tonight, killing two people and himself, and injuring seven more, reports NBC News . A witness tells the Daily Advertiser that she heard gunshots about 20 minutes into a showing of Trainwreck. She describes seeing "an older white... More »

Cops: Husband Kills 3, Calls His Mother, Kills Self

Husband shoots wife, her two boys, and her father

(Newser) - Four people, including two children, are dead outside Atlanta in an apparent murder-suicide. Police in Forsyth County say Matthew Fields, 32, fatally shot his wife and her two sons before killing himself, reports MyFox Atlanta . The victims are Rebecca Manning, 37, and Jared and Jacob Smith, ages 8 and 9.... More »

Chattanooga Suspect Texted Koran Verse Before Attack

Friend tells Reuters he was angry at the US

(Newser) - Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez sent a text message to a friend hours before the attack in Chattanooga that suggests he wanted revenge on the US for its role in the Middle East, reports Reuters . The message links to a verse in the Koran that reads in part, "Whosoever shows enmity... More »

Cops: NJ Man Killed 7 in 'Horrific' Spree Over 7 Weeks

Shootings occurred in New Jersey, Pennsylvania over 7 weeks

(Newser) - A man killed seven people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a seven-week period during shooting rampages in which at least some victims may have been targeted at random, authorities say. The killings began in Elizabeth, NJ, on May 18 and ended 70 miles away in Pennsylvania on Sunday, when... More »

Assailant Hid Gun in Umbrella Before Beach Massacre

37 dead in Tunisia; one of 3 terror attacks

(Newser) - A young man unfurled an umbrella and pulled out a Kalashnikov, opening fire on European sunbathers and killing at least 37 at a Tunisian beach resort—one of three deadly attacks today from Europe to the Middle East that followed a call to violence by ISIS extremists. The killings in... More »

Mom Gets Shot, Loses 3rd Child to Chicago Violence

James Jones of Chicago was targeted in apparent gang attack

(Newser) - A young Chicago drug dealer shielded his mother from gunfire yesterday and died in the process—leaving her with only one child who hasn't died from violence. Three out of four have now lost their lives, her sister tells the Chicago Sun-Times . In the latest killing, Alicia Jones' son,... More »

Guest Accidentally Shoots Up Waldorf

4 wounded as gun goes off in wedding guest's pocket

(Newser) - A police source says a wedding guest's gun went off accidentally at New York's swanky Waldorf Astoria Hotel and four people suffered minor injuries from debris. The incident happened at 7:25pm last night in the Park Avenue hotel's lobby. A police official with knowledge of the... More »

Curious Guy Shoots Own Foot

Colorado man wanted to know what it felt like

(Newser) - Being incredibly stupid is not a crime in Colorado—but reckless endangerment is, and a man named Adam Hirtle was charged with it after telling cops he shot himself in the foot to find out what it felt like. A police spokesman tells the Denver Post that when officers went... More »

Argument Over Beer Pong Rules Ends in Teen's Death

Witness says disagreement led to fight, then gunshots in Texas

(Newser) - A 19-year-old woman in Texas lost her life over a dispute about beer pong, a witness tells the Eagle of College Station. The fatal shooting of Lacie LaRose took place last month at a graduation party, when about two dozen people were playing beer pong in a garage about 1am.... More »

DC Reporter Killed After Texting Mom: 'On My Way Home'

Police say Charnice Milton wasn't the intended victim

(Newser) - Charnice Milton, a DC reporter, had just finished an assignment at a local meeting Wednesday night and was walking to a bus stop on her way home when she was shot and killed. The 27-year-old was simply in the "wrong place, wrong time," DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier... More »

Police: 'Clueless' Pair Rode to Walmart With Gunman

They had no idea what Marcell Willis, 21, was about to do

(Newser) - Two people who were in the car with a US airman when he drove to a North Dakota Walmart and opened fire inside the store in an apparently random shooting had no idea what he was about to do, police said yesterday. Marcell Willis, 21, made up a reason to... More »

2 Dead in 1am Shooting at ND Walmart

Grand Forks Air Force Base says airman was involved

(Newser) - A 24-hour Walmart Supercenter in Grand Forks, ND, was rattled by a shooting in the wee hours this morning that left two people, including the gunman, dead. Though police did not provide information about the gunman or victims, Grand Forks Air Force Base issued a statement saying an airman was... More »

Woman Snapping Selfie Shoots Self in Head

Russian police are investigating how she got the handgun

(Newser) - A Russian woman posing for a selfie with (what else?) a loaded gun pointed at her head accidentally pulled the trigger and shot herself in the temple, reports AFP via the Hindustan Times . The 21-year-old office worker was apparently using a 9mm handgun that a security guard had left behind.... More »

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