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Shooting Spree Near Philly Kills 4: Police

Suspect reportedly barricaded in Souderton home after shootings in 3 towns

(Newser) - At least four people are dead and a suspect is barricaded in a home near Philadelphia after shootings in three different Pennsylvania communities today, according to law enforcement sources cited by WPVI . A call about the first shooting took place at 3:55am ET in Lower Salford, where a woman... More »

Police: Arrest in Shooting Death of Auburn Player

14 hours later, arrest made in killing of Jakell Lenard Mitchell

(Newser) - A 22-year-old man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with murder in today's fatal shooting of Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell, police say. The shooting took place at the same off-campus apartment complex where two former football players and a third man were slain in 2012.... More »

Hunter Accidentally Shoots, Kills Himself

Not clear how 79-year-old's gun went off

(Newser) - A coroner says a 79-year-old hunter found dead in the western Pennsylvania woods accidentally shot himself with his own rifle. The body of James Turnbull, of White Township, was discovered by another deer hunter shortly before 5pm yesterday in a wooded area of the township. Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman... More »

1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Department Store Shooting

Chicago police say violence at Nordstrom was a domestic incident

(Newser) - A man is dead and a woman critically injured after a domestic incident flared into a nightmare for Black Friday shoppers inside a busy department store in Chicago, reports the Sun-Times . Police say a 31-year-old man approached a 22-year-old woman, identified as either his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend, and shot her... More »

Boy's Shooting Death Didn't Have to Happen: Family

Police who confronted Tamir Rice 'reacted quickly,' family statement says

(Newser) - Tamir Rice could have, and should have, come home on Saturday after a day in the park. That's the belief of his family, which issued a statement yesterday about his death after a video of the 12-year-old being fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer was made public yesterday,... More »

Cops Save Boy, 10, Who Shot Self in Face

Officer performed CPR after accidental shooting

(Newser) - A 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy who accidentally shot himself in the face with his father's handgun is still alive thanks to two police officers who arrived minutes after a 911 call. The boy "was lifeless at the time we arrived," the chief of police in Darby Township tells... More »

Jose Canseco Shoots Middle Finger Nearly Off

Has surgery after middle finger 'hanging by a string'

(Newser) - There's shooting yourself in the foot, and there's retired baseball slugger Jose Canseco , who has been hospitalized after shooting himself in the left hand, KLAS-TV reports. The accident occurred yesterday afternoon when Canseco was cleaning a .45 caliber handgun at home in Las Vegas. "I heard the... More »

European Student Opens Fire in Classroom

Estonian teen kills 56-year-old teacher

(Newser) - A 15-year-old student shot and killed his teacher during class today in a town in southern Estonia—the first known school shooting in the European nation. Four other students were in the classroom at Paalalinna School in the town of Viljandi, a police spokeswoman says. She adds that the shooter... More »

Deputy Killed 26 Years to the Day His Father Was

Both deputies died in the line of duty

(Newser) - The one-man rampage yesterday that left two California deputies dead has a sad side note: One of the deputies was killed 26 years to the day that his father, also a deputy, died in the line of duty, reports the Los Angeles Times . Placer County detective Michael David Davis Jr.... More »

Ex-Con Shot Minutes After Release From Prison

New York Post says it was a vendetta by someone he snitched on

(Newser) - The New York Post has the bizarre story of an inmate who got released from prison after 15 years only to be shot 15 minutes into his newfound freedom. The 33-year-old identified as Devon Williams is expected to make a full recovery, reports the Poughkeepsie Journal . The Post's sources... More »

Mayor's Wife: I Killed Him to Save Son's Life

19-year-old backs up his mother's claim

(Newser) - The woman who shot to death the mayor of California's Bell Gardens —her husband—has told police that she did so in order to save her son from a fatal beating, reports the Los Angeles Times . And in a move that could make a conviction on criminal charges... More »

Cops: Wife Kills LA-Area Mayor

Daniel Crespo's wife released after questioning

(Newser) - The town of Bell Gardens in Los Angeles County has been stunned by the murder of its mayor, who police say was shot dead by his wife during a domestic dispute that also involved their 19-year-old son. Daniel Crespo, 45, was shot several times by his wife, Levette, after the... More »

Family: Guy Shoots Friend by Mistake, Kills Himself

Two LA-area men are dead after apparent tragedy

(Newser) - A Los Angeles-area man apparently shot and killed a friend at a party by mistake and, grief-stricken, turned the gun on himself, CBS Los Angeles reports. About 10 guys in their 20s were outside a South LA house after midnight on Sunday when one of them, Dominique Barnett, 24, showed... More »

Cops: Guy Unloaded Gun— by Firing at House Next Door

George Byrd says he didn't know how else to unload

(Newser) - Police in Pennsylvania say a convicted felon accused of shooting a bullet through a neighbor's window told a judge he fired the gun because it was the only way he knew how to unload it. Middletown Detective Patrick Nicastro tells the Bucks County Courier Times that 31-year-old George Byrd... More »

How the Secret Service 'Bungled' White House Shooting

Agency didn't even know White House had been hit: investigation

(Newser) - The Secret Service fumbled its response to a 2011 attack on the White House so badly that the president and Michelle Obama were furious with the agency behind closed doors, according to a Washington Post investigation. The Post's article—apparently based on documents, radio transmissions, and interviews with key... More »

Elderly 'Nice Guy' Shot 4 Times Answering Door

72-year-old Utah man had no enemies, neighbor says

(Newser) - An elderly Utah man described as "too nice of a guy" answered a knock at his door Saturday night and was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant, KSL.com reports. His wife apparently saw the dark-clothed gunman running away when she hurried to her 72-year-old husband, whose name... More »

Kid, 11, Among 15 Shot in Miami Club

At least 5 teens among the injured

(Newser) - Fifteen people have been wounded in a shooting that sent terrified patrons scrambling from a Miami nightclub early today, police said, adding the youngest victim is 11 years old. When Miami police and rescue crews arrived at a club called The Spot around 1am, they said they found chaos among... More »

UPS Shooter Sought Prayer, Says Pastor

Kerry Joe Tesney's friends, family recall loving man

(Newser) - The man who shot and killed two former colleagues and himself at an Alabama UPS facility had "asked for prayer" amid a "troubled" period in his life, a pastor at his church tells the AP , adding, "He's just a guy who went through his trials at... More »

Dog Walker Shoots Neighbor's Dog

Man opens fire when other dog jumps fence

(Newser) - A dog walk in suburban Denver is generating attention because it ended with a man shooting to death his neighbor's dog. As the Denver Post reports, the Martinez family of Commerce City were hosting a 5-year-old's birthday party when Clifford, their Labrador mix, jumped a fence. After hearing... More »

Gunman, 2 Others Dead in UPS Shooting: Reports

Birmingham, Ala., shooter was believed to be former employee

(Newser) - Three people, including the gunman, are dead after a shooting this morning at a Birmingham, Ala., UPS facility, a local police lieutenant tells the AP . The shooting, which took place around 9:30am, was at the hands of a man described as being a white male in his late 40s,... More »

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