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Cops: Boy, 9, Shoots, Kills Sister Over Game Controller

The Mississippi victim is 13

(Newser) - Police in Mississippi are investigating a shooting with an especially wrenching twist: The victim is a 13-year-old girl, and the suspect is her 9-year-old brother, who was allegedly angry she wouldn't give him a video game controller, reports the Clarion-Ledger . Both WTVA and WCBI report that the girl died... More »

Gunman Shoots 2, Kills Himself at Hospital

Police unsure of Birmingham gunman's motive

(Newser) - One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a gunman opened fire at an Alabama hospital before fatally shooting himself, police say. Birmingham Police Lt. Peter Williston says cops were called to UAB Hospital-Highlands at 6:55pm Wednesday. Officers found two victims along with the gunman, who... More »

Mom Allegedly Checked on Shot Child, Returned to Work

Prosecutor says Alyssa Edwards' son called her at 10am, she was back at work an hour later

(Newser) - A prosecutor says an 8-year-old Ohio boy loaded a rifle, repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister at home, and then informed their mother, who left work to check the girl's injuries, cleaned up a bloody bed cover, and then returned to work, leaving the children alone again. The woman, 27-year-old... More »

A High-Speed Bullet, Then 'Ghastly' Injuries

Trauma surgeons describe the 'haunting' wounds they've seen from assault-style rifles

(Newser) - While the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has caused horror nationwide, only a few have actually seen the damage wrought to victims' bodies by an assault-style rifle. The New York Times talks to five trauma surgeons from all parts of the US, all "haunted by their... More »

Mom Arrested After Son, 8, Shoots His 4-Year-Old Sister

Girl is in stable condition

(Newser) - A woman whose 8-year-old son shot his 4-year-old sister has been arrested, the AP reports. The Mansfield News-Journal reports the Ashland County Sheriff's Office has said the girl was shot multiple times Saturday afternoon at a home in Hayesville, Ohio, about 70 miles southwest of Cleveland. The girl was... More »

Guy Has Teenage Son Shoot Him in the Legs With Shotgun

Shannon Egeland, 43, was facing prison time

(Newser) - A white-collar crook is facing extra prison time for having his son shoot him in the legs with a 20-gauge shotgun, the BBC reports. Shannon Egeland, 43, was already facing 10 years for taking part in a vast mortgage-fraud scheme when he had his 17-year-old son shoot him by a... More »

2 Teens Found Shot in Head in Ohio Woods

Gun was found on scene

(Newser) - Authorities say two teenagers were found shot in a wooded area of Ohio and authorities are trying to determine how they died, the AP reports. Jackson Township police say a Canal Fulton police officer checking on a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy's welfare found them together around 8:30pm... More »

Florida HS Shooting Suspect Is Ex-Student With AR-15

Sheriff says 17 killed

(Newser) - A sheriff says 17 people have died in Wednesday's shooting attack on a South Florida high school, the AP reports. Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County says that 12 of the 17 confirmed deaths were found inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. But he says the... More »

'Numerous Fatalities' in Florida HS Shooting

18-year-old suspect arrested

(Newser) - A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing "numerous" people, sending students running out into the streets and SWAT team members swarming in before authorities took the shooter into custody, the AP reports. Frantic parents rushed to the scene and ambulances converged in front of... More »

YouTube Stars Awake to Terrifying Ordeal

'Disturbed' fan with gun searched Megan Turney and Gavin Free's home while they hid in closet

(Newser) - It's their job to attract viewers. YouTube personalities Megan Turney and boyfriend Gavin Free just never expected one would turn up at their house with a gun. That's precisely what police say happened late last month in Austin, Texas. According to police documents, Turney and Free awoke to... More »

Suspect Claims Victim Hired Him via Craigslist to Kill Her

He says teen placed Craigslist ad for killer

(Newser) - A man in custody in Colorado has confessed to fatally shooting 19-year-old Natalie Bollinger, but he claims her death was still suicide, according to arrest documents seen by NBC News . According to an arrest affidavit, Joseph Michael Lopez, 22, told investigators that he shot the teen after answering a Craigslist... More »

Official: Man Shot 6 Immigrants Out of 'Racial Hatred'

Apparently random shooting spree targets African immigrants in Italy

(Newser) - An Italian gunman with extreme right-wing sympathies shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in Italy during a two-hour drive-by shooting spree, the AP reports. Police photos showed the shooting suspect with a neo-Nazi tattoo prominently on his forehead as he sat in custody and an Italian flag tied around... More »

4 Dead, 1 Hospitalized in Shooting at Car Wash

'No motive, no reason'

(Newser) - Four people are dead and another hospitalized following a shooting early Sunday morning outside a Pennsylvania car wash in what a state trooper tells the Herald-Standard was "a pretty intense scene." The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports two bodies were found lying in the parking lot of Ed's Car... More »

2 Teens Dead, 12 Others Wounded at Kentucky School

Alleged shooter is a 15-year-old boy

(Newser) - Another school shooting is in the news, this time in western Kentucky. Two 15-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were fatally shot Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. Twelve others were injured by gunfire, and another five were otherwise injured in the chaos that ensued, says... More »

Officer Dead, 2 Injured in Pennsylvania Shooting

Man reportedly opened fire at Harrisburg home

(Newser) - A law enforcement officer is dead and two others are wounded after a man reportedly opened fire during the serving of a federal arrest warrant in Pennsylvania on Thursday. The members of a US Marshals task force had arrived at a Harrisburg home to serve a woman with a warrant... More »

Weeks Before Colo. Ambush, a Warning on the Gunman

Campus officers in Wyoming were worried about Matthew Riehl

(Newser) - Colorado authorities were contacted with concerns about the mental health of Matthew Riehl over a month before he shot and killed a deputy and wounded four others . But the 37-year-old man was never held for a mental health evaluation, the AP reports. Authorities say Riehl fired more than 100 rounds... More »

Pregnant Teen Shot Dead, But Baby Survives

Father says son is in critical condition

(Newser) - Police say a pregnant teenager was shot dead while asleep in a southern Arizona home early Saturday, but that doctors were able to deliver her unborn child. 19-year-old Jasmine Vega was found unconscious by officers responding to a 911 call from inside the residence, Fox News reports. Vega was transported... More »

Chicago Boy Shot in 2016 Shoots Himself in Hand

5-year-old found father's illegal gun

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy who was struck in the face last year by a stray bullet fired during a drive-by shooting accidentally shot himself in the hand this week with a gun his father had obtained illegally, Chicago police say. Kavan Collins found the loaded, uncased gun under a mattress in... More »

5-Year-Old Finds Gun in Nightstand, Fatally Shoots Self

Alaska police are investigating

(Newser) - Police in Anchorage, Alaska, say a 5-year-old boy rummaging through a nightstand drawer late at night found a loaded gun and wound up fatally shooting himself, reports KTUU . Christian Johnnson died after midnight Tuesday while his parents were in other rooms of the house, reports the Anchorage Daily News . The... More »

Man Opens Fire From Nevada High-Rise

Gunman shot from building where Paddock once lived

(Newser) - A gunman with a hostage opened fire from the eighth floor of a luxury high-rise condominium in Nevada onto the streets below Tuesday night, authorities say. No injuries were reported. The man died Tuesday after a SWAT team descended on him while he was barricaded at the Montage, Reno police... More »

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