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US Tourist Shot While on Caribbean Vacation

Kevin Newman of Alabama is now hospitalized in Florida

(Newser) - An American tourist vacationing in the Caribbean with his family was medically evacuated to Florida Friday after being shot outside his resort in what police are investigating as an attempted robbery. According to WTVM , Kevin Newman of Alabama was found on a street near his hotel on Providenciales island in... More »

Disturbing Detail Emerges in GOP Baseball Shooting

Virginia shooter carried a list with at least 3 names on it

(Newser) - The Alexandria shooter carried a list bearing the names of some Republican congressmen when he went on his early-morning rampage on Wednesday. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama confirms to CNN that he was on the list as was his office number. Reps. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and Trent Franks... More »

Children Shot at Chicago School as Suspect Opens Fire on Teens

It happened during an elementary school picnic

(Newser) - Investigators say two children were shot at a Chicago playground during a school picnic when someone in a car opened fire on nearby teenagers, the AP reports. Chicago police say a 7-year-old girl was shot in the leg and a 13-year-old girl was shot in the hand outside Warren Elementary... More »

Wounded Officer Throws First Pitch at Congressional Game

Democrats handed trophy to GOP lawmakers

(Newser) - The 25,000-strong crowd at Nationals Park cheered Thursday evening as Capitol Police officer David Bailey threw out the first pitch at the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game, less than 48 hours after he was wounded while protecting lawmakers. Bailey, who is credited with saving lives after gunman James Hodgkinson opened... More »

Teen Shoots Twin in Head While Aiming for Snake

No charges are expected in the fatal shooting

(Newser) - Authorities say a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot his twin brother to death when he fired at a snake Monday in Texas. Liberty County Sheriff's Office says they don't anticipate any charges to be filed in the shooting. Sheriff's officials said the twin who was shot died Tuesday... More »

'You Guys Are Next': Reps Receive Threats After Shooting

'In the past we’ve always sort of just sucked it up'

(Newser) - Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers report an increase in threats following Wednesday's shooting at a GOP baseball practice in Virginia. Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York tells CNN she received an email with the subject line "One down, 216 to go." The body of the email... More »

UPS Employee Kills 3, Self at San Francisco Facility

Shooting started during morning meeting for UPS drivers

(Newser) - A second shooting is making headlines Wednesday, this one across the country from the morning assault near DC. Police in San Francisco say multiple people have been shot and killed at a UPS facility in the city, reports ABC7 . Authorities say a UPS employee opened fire during a morning meeting... More »

Sanders Condemns Shooter Who Volunteered on Campaign

James Hodgkinson was an ardent Sanders supporter

(Newser) - James Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old Illinois man police say shot and wounded multiple people during a GOP congressional baseball practice Wednesday, was a former volunteer for the Bernie Sanders campaign, Politico reports. Sanders condemned the shooting "in the strongest possible terms," calling it a "despicable act." "... More »

Congressman at Shooting: We Were 'Sitting Ducks'

Mike Bishop: 'By the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back'

(Newser) - One of the GOP lawmakers present at Wednesday morning's attack on a congressional baseball practice says he and others were "sitting ducks" for the gunman. Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop says the still-unidentified shooter walked up to a fence surrounding the field and opened fire. "He had a... More »

Congressman Steve Scalise Is Shot in Virginia

House majority whip's injury not life-threatening; 5 shot, including gunman

(Newser) - Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the GOP House majority whip, has been shot while at baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., reports Fox News . He is expected to survive, and the gunman is in custody. Police say a total of five people were wounded, with the other four believed to be... More »

Md. Teens Gunned Down Hours Before Graduation

2 killed as they sat in parked car in Germantown

(Newser) - Honor roll students Shadi Adi Najjar and Artem Ziberov were to walk across the stage at Northwest High School in Germantown, Md., on Tuesday to accept their diplomas. Their absence instead put a solemnity on what should've been a celebration. Hours earlier on Monday night, the teenagers were killed... More »

Sheriff: Man Who Killed Co-Workers 'Had a Plan'

Cops say fired factory worker carefully plotted, executed specific co-workers

(Newser) - A recently fired worker from an awning company in Florida carefully planned to kill his former colleagues, singling out five and methodically shooting them in the head before taking his own life, authorities say. John Robert Neumann Jr., 45, shot and killed himself at the sound of approaching sirens Monday,... More »

NYC Boy Hit by Stray Bullet While Celebrating 5th Birthday

Mayor calls shooting 'absolutely heartbreaking'

(Newser) - A boy who started Monday celebrating his 5th birthday ended the day fighting for his life in the hospital after being hit in the head by a stray bullet. The boy, identified by the New York Daily News as Jaheen Hunter, was hospitalized in critical condition after the shooting in... More »

Cops: 'Disgruntled' Fired Worker Kills 5, Then Himself

Police are investigating in Orlando

(Newser) - Six people are dead, including the gunman, after a former employee opened fire at a business in Orlando, Fla., reports WFTV . Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a briefing Monday that the gunman was a "disgruntled" ex-worker who was fired in April, per the AP . Demings said the... More »

Cops: Neighbor Killed Man Trying to Drown Twin Babies

Cash Freeman fears he may face charges

(Newser) - On a 911 call, a woman told dispatchers that a man was threatening to kill her and her 3-month-old twins. Then came the sound of screaming. Authorities say 27-year-old Leland Foster had forced his way into the home in Ada, Okla., where his estranged wife and twin son and daughter... More »

Teen Fatally Shoots Girlfriend; No Charges Are Expected

Brennan Fields was playing with the gun, a gift from his girlfriend's father

(Newser) - A 19-year-old woman in Tennessee is dead after she was accidentally shot by her boyfriend with a gun her father gave him as a graduation gift, the Commercial Appeal reports. Brennan Fields, 18, had taken apart the pistol and put it back together Thursday night; he didn't realize there... More »

Dad Killed Over Fight Between Kids at Kindergarten Party

A 27-year-old has been charged with homicide

(Newser) - Police say a Pennsylvania man was hosting a kindergarten graduation party for his son and several other children when he was fatally shot, the AP reports. Witnesses tell state police that a fight or rough play between the victim's 6-year-old son and another 6-year-old led to an argument between... More »

Woman Shot in Waiting Room When Suspect Drops Purse

Police say gun inside Debra McQuillen's purse went off when she dropped it

(Newser) - A 59-year-old woman is facing a litany of criminal charges after she allegedly shot another woman—by dropping her purse. WAPT reports the incident happened Thursday morning on the fourth floor of the Lakeland Family Medicine Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Debra McQuillen was in the waiting room of the clinic... More »

Reports: San Bernardino Shooter Died in 'Mist of Blood'

DA's office compiles firsthand accounts of what happened during manhunt, shootout

(Newser) - Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the 2015 San Bernardino attack . The report released by the San Bernardino County district attorney's office includes the accounts of nearly two dozen law enforcement... More »

Police Chief, Nursing Home Employees Killed by Gunman

Suspect then killed himself in Ohio incident

(Newser) - An armed man gunned down a new village police chief on an Ohio street Friday morning and then killed two employees in a nearby nursing home, where he later was found dead, a sheriff said. No nursing home residents were injured. The slain police chief, Steven Eric Disario, had headed... More »

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