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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 »

Psychiatric Patient Opens Fire, Is Shot by Doctor

Patient killed his caseworker before being shot at facility near Philadelphia

(Newser) - Police near Philadelphia say a psychiatric patient opened fire inside his doctor's office today, killing his caseworker and injuring the doctor—but the doctor then pulled a gun of his own and shot the patient three times, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . The patient was in critical condition, while the... More »

Guy Kills Buddy Wearing Bulletproof Vest

Mark Ramiro, 30, faces first-degree murder charge

(Newser) - Ready, aim—shoot and kill a friend who's wearing a bullet-proof vest. Police say that very tragedy unfolded in Baltimore on Wednesday when Mark Ramiro, 30, shot Darnell Mitchell, 28, with a .22-caliber bullet, Reuters reports. A third friend apparently recorded Mitchell on video boasting that he was going... More »

Texas Shooting Survivor: Angels Protected Me

Plus: Alleged attacker was homecoming king

(Newser) - The only survivor of a mass shooting near Houston, now out of the hospital , is offering a message of hope after the slaying of her family. Speaking at a public memorial today, Cassidy Stay told listeners that she's "on a straightforward path to a full recovery," KHOU... More »

Teen Shoots Dog During Burglary, Gets 23 Years

Ivins Rosier was sentenced as an adult

(Newser) - It's no small prison term: An 18-year-old boy was sentenced Friday to 23 years for a burglary in 2012 during which he shot a retired police dog, the Sun-Sentinel reports. At age 16, Ivins Rosier confessed to breaking into the home of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody in... More »

Texas Man Shot Kids Execution-Style

Cop says Haskell came to home 'under guise of FedEx driver'

(Newser) - The details emerging from yesterday's shooting in a Houston suburb are jarring: Prosecutors this morning alleged that Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, shot his seven victims execution-style in the head after tying them up; four children and two adults are dead, with a 15-year-old survivor having sustained a skull fracture.... More »

Cops: Texas Man Kills 4 Kids

Death toll at 6; suspect surrenders after 3-hour standoff

(Newser) - Police say a man killed six people—four of them children—at a suburban Houston home last night. He also critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, authorities say. She was apparently able to call 911 to tell police what kind of car he was driving, and where he was headed next,... More »

Cops: NC Man Shoots Son, Is Shot Dead by Grandson

Boy, 11, now in juvenile custody

(Newser) - A family fight in a small town in North Carolina ended with 84-year-old Lloyd Woodlief dead, his 49-year-old son Lloyd Peyton Woodlief hospitalized with a gunshot wound, and his 11-year-old grandson in custody. Police in Kittrell say a preliminary investigation suggests the grandfather shot and wounded his son with a... More »

21 People Shot Last Night in Chicago

Weekend's total: 36

(Newser) - A major spate of gun violence has taken Chicago this weekend, with 36 people shot so far, the Chicago Tribune reports. In just 11 hours last night, 21 people were shot, with attacks focused in the South and West sides. Several shooting victims were in serious condition; CBS Chicago reports... More »

NJ Cheerleader Shot Execution-Style on Street

Newark's new mayor pledges to stop wave of violence

(Newser) - Cheyanne Bond wanted to be a nurse, but the money her family had saved for the 17-year-old's college tuition is now being spent on her funeral. The cheerleader, who graduated from high school just two weeks ago, was shot dead in Newark Sunday night, and police haven't identified... More »

Man Doesn't Get Job, Shoots Up Shop

At least 2 injured in Brooklyn incident

(Newser) - A man applying at a Brooklyn iron shop today was denied the job—and his reaction was to open fire, police sources and witnesses tell the New York Post . The unidentified man pulled a gun out of his bag around 11am, a C&A Iron Works employee says, and immediately... More »

Woman Shot During Gun Show Demo

Pennsylvania vendor was demonstrating a holster at the time

(Newser) - A vendor demonstrating a concealed carry holster at a Pennsylvania gun show used a real gun instead of a plastic model on Saturday—and things went about as wrong as they possibly could. The semi-automatic .380 didn't have a magazine attached, but there was a round in the chamber,... More »

1 Dead After Shooting, Stabbing at BET Parties

4 others wounded when bullets fly at pre-awards show fete

(Newser) - Police say one person was killed and four injured after a shooting at a party ahead of the BET Awards in Los Angeles. LAPD officer Drake Madison said shots were reported at a Vermont Avenue venue shortly after 5am this morning, killing one person and wounding four others. Madison says... More »

Angry Driver Shoots 10-Year-Old in the Face

Road rage incident in Louisiana leads to shots being fired, police say

(Newser) - A Louisiana driver got so angry on Saturday that he allegedly fired three or four shots into a Chevrolet pickup truck, grazing a 10-year-old boy in the face, the Times-Picayune reports. It all started on I-10 near New Orleans, where a 50-year-old man was driving the Chevy with his girlfriend'... More »

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