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Woman Killed by Police After Killing Daughters

Texas police say the shooting was the result of a 'family argument'

(Newser) - A Texas mother shot and killed her two daughters Friday afternoon in a “comfortable, middle-class subdivision" near Katy, the Houston Chronicle reports. According to CNN , she was then shot and killed by a police officer after refusing to drop the gun. KPRC identifies the women as 42-year-old Christy Sheats,... More »

4-Year-Old Shot, Killed While Riding in Car

Kansas City sees uptick of 'neighborhood wars'

(Newser) - A 4-year-old boy in Kansas City, Mo., is dead after he was shot early Monday morning while sitting in the backseat of a car, FOX 4 reports. Police say the car Mahsaan Kelley-Wilson was riding in around 2am got caught between two other vehicles, the occupants of which were engaged... More »

Singer on Mexico's The Voice Dies in Chicago Shooting

'Jano' Fuentes competed in 2011, was celebrating his birthday when gunned down

(Newser) - A Chicago singer who appeared on the Mexican version of The Voice in 2011 has died after he was shot in an ambush while celebrating his birthday with friends. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed that 45-year-old Alejandro "Jano" Fuentes died on Saturday. He was shot three... More »

Cops: Gang Member Films Own Shooting on Facebook Video

The last image is of blood-spattered grass

(Newser) - Chicago police say they're investigating the killing of a gang member who appears to have captured his own fatal shooting in a real-time video post on Facebook, the AP reports. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as 28-year-old Antonio Perkins. He was shot Wednesday. Police... More »

Brit MP Dies After She's Shot, Stabbed in Street Attack

Jo Cox was assaulted in Leeds

(Newser) - A British Labour MP has died after being shot and stabbed in an apparently targeted attack on Thursday, reports the BBC . Jo Cox—who was airlifted to a Leeds hospital, per the Yorkshire Post —was leaving a drop-in session for constituents at a library in Birstall around 1pm when... More »

Survivor: Orlando Shooter Wanted to Spare Black Victims

Patience Carter describes 'the worst night of our lives'

(Newser) - In the waning minutes of the massacre at Pulse in Orlando, Omar Mateen stopped shooting to ask, "Are there any black people in here?" 20-year-old survivor Patience Carter tells CBS News . He reportedly added: "I don't have a problem with black people…You guys suffered enough."... More »

Cops Identify Man Who Killed Christina Grimmie

He drove to Orlando with two handguns and a hunting knife

(Newser) - Police have identified the man who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie after a concert Friday night in Orlando as 27-year-old Kevin Loibl, the AP reports. Police chief John Mina says Loibl drove from another city in Florida with two handguns, two loaded magazines, and a hunting knife to confront... More »

The Voice Singer Shot Dead After Concert

Florida gunman killed himself during struggle

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire at a Florida concert venue as singer Christina Grimmie signed autographs for fans after a show, killing the onetime star of The Voice before shooting and killing himself, officials said Saturday. A publicist for Grimmie, Heather Walsh, said in an email early Saturday that "we... More »

Israel Halts Ramadan Travel After Tel Aviv Attack

Hamas says more 'surprises' are on the way

(Newser) - Israel on Thursday suspended most special permits for Palestinians to visit Israel during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as well as beefed up police patrols in Tel Aviv, after two Palestinians carried out a shooting in Tel Aviv Wednesday night that killed four Israelis. COGAT, an Israeli defense body,... More »

Palestinian Shooters Kill 4 at Crowded Israeli Market

'He was just shooting point blank at people sitting down'

(Newser) - Four people were killed when two Palestinian men opened fire outside a popular market Wednesday night in Tel Aviv, NBC News reports. The BBC quotes the city's police chief, who calls the attack a "pretty serious terrorist incident." A handful of other people were injured—some very... More »

Teen's Gunshot Death Likely a Selfie Gone Wrong

Police say no adults were home when 15-year-old DaMontez Jones shot himself

(Newser) - An attempt at a selfie gone horribly wrong apparently killed a St. Louis-area 15-year-old who fatally shot himself in the chest last week. Local police say DaMontez Jones likely found the loaded and unlocked gun on a top shelf of a bedroom closet, and that it went off on Friday... More »

UCLA Shooter's Slain Wife Was a Med Student

Cops believe Mainak Sarkar killed her before driving to LA

(Newser) - The woman on the "kill list" of UCLA gunman Mainak Sarkar was his estranged wife, who was apparently shot to death in her Minnesota home before Sarkar traveled to California, authorities say. Jean Johnson, grandmother of 31-year-old University of Minnesota medical student Ashley Hasti, tells the Star Tribune that... More »

UCLA Gunman Had 'Kill List,' Woman on It Is Dead

Police say shooter Mainak Sardar killed twice

(Newser) - The gunman who shot a professor at UCLA on Wednesday is also suspected of killing a woman in Minnesota who was on what police are calling a "kill list," reports the Los Angeles Times . Police have identified the shooter as former PhD student Mainak Sarkar, 38. He had... More »

UCLA Students Had to Engineer Door Locks During Shooting

Slain professor remembered as brilliant, kind

(Newser) - The victim in Wednesday's murder-suicide at UCLA has been identified as mechanical engineering professor William Klug—and he may have been killed by one of his own students. The gunman has not been identified, but a KNX reporter tweeted that a law enforcement source told her the gunman was... More »

Deadly UCLA Shooting Was Murder-Suicide

A student and professor are dead

(Newser) - Two men were shot and killed at UCLA in a murder-suicide that had police swarming the campus Wednesday morning, authorities said. The AP reports the shooting happened in a small office in an engineering building called Boelter Hall, and a gun was found along with what might be a suicide... More »

Dad: Houston Gunman May Have Had PTSD

Disturbed vet had anti-government beliefs

(Newser) - The gunman behind Sunday's deadly rampage in Houston has been identified as Afghanistan veteran Dionisio Garza III by ABC13 , which found a bag containing bullets and his personal papers at the scene. The bag, which held the 25-year-old's birth certificate and military discharge record, was turned over to... More »

Police Helicopter Was Hit in Houston Shooting

Cops now unsure about 2nd suspect

(Newser) - A man came into a Houston auto detail shop and began shooting, killing a man known to be a customer and putting a neighborhood on lockdown Sunday before being killed by a SWAT officer , police say. A total of eight people were shot, with the aforementioned two being the only... More »

2 Dead After Gunmen Open Fire With AR-15s

Houston neighborhood sees gunfire break out

(Newser) - A gunman and at least one other person were killed Sunday, authorities say, as many shots were fired in a Houston neighborhood where police had urged people to remain in their homes. Police spokesman John Cannon says there were two armed suspects involved, one of whom was killed and one... More »

Cops: NBA Player Killed While Breaking Into Apartment

Bryce Dejean-Jones played 14 games with the New Orleans Pelicans this season

(Newser) - A 23-year-old NBA player is dead after apparently breaking into a Dallas apartment early Saturday, the Des Moines Register reports. Police responded to a shooting at an apartment around 3:20 am and found Bryce Dejean-Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans wounded with a gunshot. He died at the hospital.... More »

Rapper Arrested After Deadly Concert Shooting

NYPD commissioner blames 'crazy world of so-called rap artists'

(Newser) - Police investigating a deadly shooting at a packed hip-hop concert arrested a rap artist Thursday, saying surveillance footage showed him stalking through the venue firing a gun. Roland Collins, who's from Brooklyn and goes by the stage name Troy Ave, will face attempted murder and weapons charges, a police... More »

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