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Uzi Instructor's Family: We Feel 'Sorry' for the Girl

Family of Charles Vacca is sending prayers to unidentified girl

(Newser) - The family of a gun instructor shot dead by a 9-year-old girl this week feels "sorry" for her and hopes she can learn to move on, the AP reports. "That's truly how we feel," said Anamarie Vacca, ex-wife of instructor Charles Vacca. "I know we'... More »

Girl, 9, With Uzi Kills Shooting Instructor

She accidentally shot him as weapon recoiled

(Newser) - A shooting range instructor in Arizona is dead after letting a 9-year-old girl fire an Uzi set to fully automatic. Police, who have released a video of the girl taking her first shots, say she safely fired the weapon in "single-shot" mode, but she lost control of the weapon... More »

Army: Enraged Soldier Shot Herself at Va. Base

Fort Lee was locked down during incident

(Newser) - An enraged soldier barricaded herself in a building at Virginia's Fort Lee Army base yesterday, threw objects around the office, and then fatally shot herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, authorities say. The heavily trafficked base went on lockdown while the soldier... More »

Va.'s Fort Lee Issues All-Clear After Shooter Reported

Female soldier reportedly attempted suicide; condition unknown

(Newser) - Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia was on lockdown after an active shooter was reported at the base this morning, the AP reports, but officials have now issued an all-clear. "The law enforcement event is over," reads the latest Facebook post. The initial post said that "... More »

3 Die in 'Random' LA Shootings; Suspect Held

Police warn locals to 'get away'

(Newser) - Shootings early yesterday left three dead in attacks that the Los Angeles Times calls "seemingly random." Four were wounded in the San Fernando Valley shootings in the Los Angeles area. Police have detained a suspect; as to witness reports that multiple attackers were involved, "I can't... More »

Suge Knight Shot at Chris Brown's VMA Party

Rap impresario reportedly walks out of club, underwent surgery

(Newser) - Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight was shot multiple times at a pre-VMAs party early today hosted by Chris Brown, reports TMZ . The rap impresario reportedly walked out of the West Hollywood club on his own—reportedly bearing gunshots to the stomach, arm, and elsewhere—and was rushed to the... More »

Man Killed Backstage at Wiz Khalifa Show

Victim in Mountain View, Calif., shooting not yet identified

(Newser) - A man was shot and killed backstage following a Wiz Khalifa concert in Mountain View, Calif., last night, police say. Family and friends identify the victim as one Eric Johnson, ABC 7 reports. Police say he was 38 years old and received multiple gunshot wounds, KRON notes. The suspect is... More »

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 »

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