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Boston Surgeon in Hospital Shooting Dies

Cops think shooter 'had some issue' with dead mom's treatment

(Newser) - The Brigham and Women's Hospital cardiovascular surgeon shot twice yesterday by a lone gunman who police believe was upset by his mother's death has succumbed to his injuries, reports the Boston Globe . Dr. Michael Davidson died late yesterday, roughly 12 hours after police say 55-year-old Stephen Pasceri walked... More »

Surgeon Shot at Boston Hospital; Suspect Dead

Reportedly of self-inflicted gunshot wound at Brigham and Women's

(Newser) - A male cardiac surgeon is in critical condition after a shooting this morning at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, reports CBS . The hospital confirmed the incident via Facebook post , saying, "There has been a shooting in the Shapiro building, and the suspect has been apprehended. The Shapiro... More »

5-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Baby Brother

Accidental death occurred after boy found gun: reports

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy shot and killed his infant brother in what authorities say was an accident, KCTV reports. The older boy found the loaded gun while the 9-month-old was in a playpen yesterday morning, says Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White of the events in the small town of Elmo, Mo.... More »

5 Shot During Chris Brown Nightclub Appearance

Brown was onstage when shots rang out

(Newser) - Chris Brown was performing at a crowded San Jose nightclub early yesterday when gunshots rang out inside, causing the crowd—and Brown, TMZ reports—to panic. Five people were injured, all of whom are expected to survive, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Brown was at the Fiesta as part... More »

Dad Accidentally Shoots Self, Kid at Physical Therapy

Corrections officer's gun went off as he was putting it in pocket

(Newser) - A father-daughter pair in Fairbanks left physical therapy a little worse for the wear after the dad's gun accidentally discharged as he was taking it out of a holster and putting it in a jacket pocket. The man, a corrections officer not being named by the News Miner , was... More »

Wife Shoots Husband Surprising Her With Breakfast

He set off the alarm returning to the house, say police

(Newser) - A North Carolina man tried to surprise his wife with breakfast in bed, but he wound up surprising her so much that she shot him, reports WTVR . Police say that Zia Segule, 28, left their Fayetteville home about 10am yesterday, picked up some breakfast, and then returned. In doing so,... More »

1 of 3 Paris Suspects Surrenders

7 arrests made as manhunt for Kouachi brothers continues

(Newser) - One of three suspects being hunted in the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris has turned himself in to authorities more than 100 miles away near the border with Belgium, authorities in France say. A police spokeswoman says Hamyd Mourad, 18, went to a police station, "introduced himself, and... More »

Amid Manhunt, Paris Policewoman Shot Dead

It's not clear whether shooting related to Charlie Hebdo attack

(Newser) - Amid a huge manhunt for two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo attack , a policewoman has been shot dead in southern Paris. Heavily armed police have surrounded a building in the area, but it's not clear whether the incident is connected to the terrorist attack on the magazine, CNN reports.... More »

VA Clinic Shooter Was Iraq Vet

Jerry Serrato worked as clerk at El Paso clinic

(Newser) - An Army veteran who fatally shot a psychologist at a West Texas veterans' hospital before killing himself was a former clerk at the clinic and had threatened the doctor in 2013, the FBI says. The gunman has been identified as Jerry Serrato, a 48-year-old who was medically discharged from the... More »

Slain Charlie Hebdo Editor in 2012: 'I'm Not Going to Hide'

Charb was added to al-Qaeda's most wanted list in 2013

(Newser) - Four beloved French cartoonists are among the dead in today's attack on the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Among them: Editor Stephane Charbonnier, or Charb. BuzzFeed reports the 47-year-old has had police protection since 2011 and was two years later added to al-Qaeda's most wanted list.... More »

Gunmen Kill 12 at Paris Satirical Magazine

Masked men storm 'Charlie Hebdo' office, open fire

(Newser) - Twelve people have been killed in an attack on the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in central Paris, per a police rep; the toll includes 10 journalists and two police officers. A witness to today's attack tells the iTele network that he saw two men armed with... More »

Gunman Kills Doctor, Self at VA Hospital

FBI investigating El Paso shooting

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire at the El Paso VA Health Care System in Texas yesterday afternoon, with a Pentagon official telling CNN that he killed a doctor and then himself. Authorities confirmed that the shooter and one other person were dead, but they provided no details, nor did they speculate... More »

Ga. Police Chief's Wife: He Shot Me by Accident

Margaret McCollom interviewed in hospital

(Newser) - Margaret McCollom, who was shot by her police chief husband on New Year's Day, is standing by her man, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says in a press release. Chief William McCollom has insisted that he shot his wife by accident in the middle of the night, and Margaret... More »

Cops: Son Shot Hedge-Fund Dad Over Allowance Cut

Thomas Gilbert Jr. allegedly tried to make death look like suicide

(Newser) - "Spoiled" barely covers it: Thomas Gilbert Jr., who allegedly shot his hedge-fund founder father dead on Sunday, did so because his father had threatened to cut his $400-per-week allowance by $100, police say. Thomas Gilbert Sr. had also discussed stopping paying his son's rent in a Manhattan building... More »

Son Arrested in Hedge Fund Founder's Shooting

Thomas Gilbert shot dead in Manhattan home

(Newser) - The son of a hedge fund founder was arrested last night, hours after 70-year-old Thomas Gilbert was shot dead in his Manhattan home. Thomas Gilbert Jr., who may have slipped past security at his father's luxury East Side apartment building before the shooting, was believed to have fled the... More »

Kidnapped Calif. Baby Found Dead

3-week-old's body was in strip-mall dumpster

(Newser) - Police in Southern California have confirmed that a body found yesterday is that of a 3-week-old baby girl who was abducted from a Long Beach home after a shooting. The identification of Eliza Delacruz came after detectives from Long Beach traveled to San Diego County to help authorities investigate the... More »

Infant Missing From Home Where Mom, 2 Men Shot

Southern California police searching for child, unnamed suspect

(Newser) - Police are searching for a man suspected of shooting three people who were found inside a Southern California home and taking a 3-week-old baby. The Long Beach Police Department says officers responding to a call of a shooting just before 6pm yesterday found two men and one woman, the baby'... More »

Celebratory Bullet Kills Guy Watching New Year's Fireworks

He dropped dead at his wife's side in their front yard

(Newser) - A Houston man was standing outside his home watching New Year's fireworks just after midnight when he fell to the ground at his wife's side, dead of a bullet wound to the head, KTRK reports. "They'd come out from their home where they'd had a... More »

Mom's Fatal Shooting by Toddler Was 'Perfect Storm'

But don't blame guns for Veronica Rutledge's death at Walmart, father-in-law fumes

(Newser) - Terry Rutledge, father-in-law of the 29-year-old Idaho woman accidentally shot to death by her 2-year-old son in Walmart yesterday, is angry—at anyone railing against gun rights. "They are painting Veronica as irresponsible, and that is not the case," he tells the Washington Post . She "was a... More »

Cops: Man Drove 1K Miles to Shoot Girlfriend's Family

Boyfriend shoots girlfriend's stepmom, dad on Christmas morning

(Newser) - Stephen Pollard still can't digest what happened: His 23-year-old son Preston drove more than 1,000 miles from Texas to Florida and allegedly shot his girlfriend's stepmother and her dad before killing himself in his car, WFAA reports. "I know my son," Stephen says of the... More »

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