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Houston Mayor: Gunman Was Disgruntled Lawyer

Shooter is dead; 9 people injured

(Newser) - The man who opened fire in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning and randomly shot six people has been described as a disgruntled lawyer, reports AP . Mayor Sylvester Turner tells KTRK-TV that the unidentified man was either fired from "or had a bad relationship with this law firm." The... More »

Gunman Wounds 6 in Houston; Suspect 'DOA'

It happened early Monday at a strip mall

(Newser) - Another mass shooting: Six people were shot and wounded at a strip mall in Houston Monday morning, reports the Houston Chronicle . Police shot the gunman, who appears to have been acting alone, they announced via Twitter . "There are no reports of other suspects." The AP is now reporting... More »

Baltimore Gunmen Shoot 8 People, Including 3-Year-Old

Cops say shooting was premeditated act of retaliation for Labor Day weekend shooting

(Newser) - Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, police said, adding the suspects fled and the victims were all expected to survive. The shooting erupted outside some rowhouses about 8:30pm after the three armed men converged on the group... More »

After Ala. Peace Rally, Gunfire Kills 1, Injures 5

Residents in Birmingham community say it was chaos

(Newser) - It was a night that kicked off with peace and ended up in violence. Police in Birmingham, Ala., say one person was killed and five were injured as they stood in the streets of a public housing community after an anti-violence rally Sunday night, AL.com reports. Cops say as... More »

Cops: Man Shot Cousin to See if Bulletproof Vest Worked

It didn't, Tampa man discovered

(Newser) - A Florida man is behind bars after becoming the latest person to realize too late that bulletproof vests shouldn't be tested when people are wearing them. Cops say Alexandro Garibaldi, 24, fatally shot his 23-year-old cousin, Joaquin Mendez, in Tampa on Saturday night after Mendez tried on the vest... More »

Female Shooter Dead, 2 Hurt in Texas School Shooting: Cops

Sheriff says female shooter killed herself at Alpine High School

(Newser) - A female student has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another female student at a high school in the West Texas town of Alpine, the Brewster County sheriff said Thursday, per the AP . "The shooter appears to have shot herself," Brewster County Sheriff... More »

Driver Shot in Head as She Called 911 About Truck Chasing Her

Shots came from white truck with 3 men inside: cops

(Newser) - The woman told a 911 dispatcher she was being chased by three men in a truck while driving in Phoenix. Then came three gunshots, and silence. Police say the woman, who has not been identified, was shot in the head before crashing into a concrete median on State Route 51... More »

Chicago Logs 500th Murder of '16 in Bloody Weekend

65 people shot over Labor Day weekend

(Newser) - After wrapping up its deadliest month in 20 years , Chicago logged its 500th homicide of the year over Labor Day weekend, when 65 people were shot, including 13 fatally. Nine of those deaths and almost half of all shootings resulting in injuries or deaths occurred between 6am Monday and 3am... More »

Dwyane Wade Addresses Trump's Controversial Tweet

He says it appears Trump used his cousin's murder for 'political gain'

(Newser) - NBA player Dwyane Wade spoke out about Donald Trump's controversial tweet about his cousin's murder for the first time Thursday. "I was grateful that it started a conversation, but on the other hand, it just left a bad taste in my mouth because of what my family... More »

August Was Chicago's Deadliest Month in 20 Years

And it's not clear why

(Newser) - Chicago recorded its deadliest month in two decades in August, part of a sharp rise in gun violence in the nation's third-largest city this year, the AP reports. Chicago police said Thursday that 90 people were killed last month, a 66% increase over August 2015. There were 472 shooting... More »

2 Brothers Charged in Murder of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Both had criminal histories, were out on bail at time of shooting

(Newser) - Chicago police say two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school. Authorities say 26-year-old Darwin Sorrells Jr. and 22-year-old Derren Sorrells were charged Sunday in the death of... More »

Trump Accused of Congratulating Himself After Tragedy

Tweets 'VOTE TRUMP!' after shooting of Dwyane Wade's cousin

(Newser) - Donald Trump was criticized Saturday for taking a "self-congratulatory" tone in the wake of tragedy. Again. NBA player Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge was killed when she was hit by a stray bullet while pushing her baby in a stroller Friday in Chicago, CNN reports. On Saturday, Trump... More »

Another Victim Is Shot Dead in Phoenix

Police aren't sure if serial shooter is responsible

(Newser) - Phoenix's Maryvale neighborhood, where a serial killer is on the loose , has suffered another shooting death. Police say a man found dead outside a home Thursday night was likely shot a short distance away then made it to the house and collapsed around 10pm, reports KPHO . Police aren't... More »

Home to Surprise Mom, Chicago Cop's Son Shot Dead

'I wish this senseless killing would stop'

(Newser) - Arshell Dennis III was due to fly back to New York on Sunday after a surprise visit home to Chicago for his sick mother's birthday, reports the Washington Post . Instead, the son of a Chicago police officer was shot dead. Police say Dennis, 19, was sitting on his family’... More »

NYPD Hunts Suspect in Brazen Murder of Imam

Imam, friend were gunned down in broad daylight Saturday as they left prayers

(Newser) - New York City police have released a sketch of the suspect they say fatally shot the leader of a mosque and a friend as they left afternoon prayers. Police say witnesses described the shooter of 55-year-old Imam Maulama Akonjee and 64-year-old Thara Uddin as a man with a medium complexion,... More »

Shoppers Panic as Shots Reported at NC Mall

Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh has been locked down

(Newser) - A North Carolina mall was locked down Saturday afternoon after gunshots were reported from inside, though no suspects or victims have been found, WRAL reports. According to WNCN , reports of gunshots at the Crabtree Valley Mall came in around 2:30pm. The AP says the mall is in an "... More »

Man Shoots Unarmed Ex at Denny's, Claims Self-Defense

Florida's Sean Barnes is the latest to invoke Stand Your Ground law

(Newser) - Sean Barnes admits he followed his ex-girlfriend into a Denny's bathroom, then shot her in the face. But as for the resulting attempted murder charge, Barnes says he acted in self-defense in August 2013 in accordance with Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, reports the Miami Herald . Police... More »

One Officer Dies in Arkansas Police Shooting

Suspect is in custody

(Newser) - An Arkansas deputy died Wednesday after being shot while responding to a call at a house, authorities say. Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper was pronounced dead at a hospital around 1:15pm, Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck said during a news conference. Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells was also shot and suffered... More »

Someone Has Declared Open Season on Cars in San Jose

10 shootings have police stumped

(Newser) - Someone has been shooting at cars along a busy street in San Jose, and police are stumped, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Cars driving on Blossom Hill Road have been fired on a reported 10 times since May. According to the Mercury News , the most recent shootings, which were announced... More »

Man Who Called 911 About 'Hoodlums' Charged With Murder

Cops say he shot black man dead outside his home

(Newser) - A white man who apparently called police to complain about "hoodlums" near his house in Raleigh, NC, was charged with murder after authorities say he shot and killed a black man outside. The shooting happened early Sunday when 39-year-old Chad Cameron Copley fired a shotgun from inside his garage... More »

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