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Woman Snapping Selfie Shoots Self in Head

Russian police are investigating how she got the handgun

(Newser) - A Russian woman posing for a selfie with (what else?) a loaded gun pointed at her head accidentally pulled the trigger and shot herself in the temple, reports AFP via the Hindustan Times . The 21-year-old office worker was apparently using a 9mm handgun that a security guard had left behind.... More »

9 Dead in Biker-Gang Shootout

Motorcycle gangs turn restaurant into 'shooting gallery'

(Newser) - A motorcycle-gang shootout in Waco, Texas, left nine people dead and 17 injured today when gangs opened fire in a restaurant and its parking lot, KWTX reports. Cops and sheriff's deputies surrounded the Twin Peaks Restaurant this afternoon after reports of shots fired, and were securing the parking lot... More »

Alleged Shooting at Zimmerman Was Self-Defense: Lawyer

Police recover guns from Matthew Apperson and George Zimmerman

(Newser) - After recent reports that Matthew Apperson shot at George Zimmerman near Orlando, Apperson's lawyer says his client did nothing illegal: It was "a good, old-fashioned self-defense case," attorney Mark NeJame says, as the AP reports. He holds that Zimmerman waved a gun at Apperson; he notes that... More »

George Zimmerman Shot at—by Guy He Threatened Last Year?

Matthew Apperson described as other person involved in shooting

(Newser) - George Zimmerman is embroiled in another shooting: Police in Lake Mary, Fla., say he was part of a shooting incident this afternoon. Details are scant, but though WESH initially reported Zimmerman suffered a minor gunshot wound, police say Zimmerman was only sprayed with glass and debris that hit his windshield,... More »

2nd Muhammad Cartoon Shooter Identified

Nadir Soofi, 34, was apparently roommates with Elton Simpson

(Newser) - Law enforcement officials have identified the second shooter at the "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, yesterday but say they don't know too much about him, CNN reports. Unlike the first identified shooter— 30-year-old Elton Simpson —Nadir Soofi, 34, hadn't already attracted the FBI's... More »

Shooting Suspect IDed, Linked to #TexasAttack Tweet

Elton Simpson may have foreshadowed shootout over Muhammad exhibit

(Newser) - One of the gunmen killed in the attack last night on the "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, has been identified as 30-year-old Elton Simpson, an Arizona man convicted in 2010 of lying to the FBI, ABC News reports; the agency feared he was headed to Africa to... More »

4 Dead in 'Random' Bridge Shooting

Alleged gunman dead after Wisconsin attack

(Newser) - Four people are dead and another person is injured after a shooting on a bridge in eastern Wisconsin that a police chief says appears to be a "random act." The Menasha Police Department said in a statement that the shooting happened around 7:30pm last night on the... More »

Lil Wayne's Tour Buses Shot Up

No one injured in overnight shooting

(Newser) - Things got real overnight for Lil Wayne, who performed last night at a club in Atlanta and then had his tour buses shot soon after. Police tell the Journal-Constitution they were called to a hotel around 3:30am today about "someone shooting at a bus that Lil Wayne was... More »

Pregnant Woman Uses Last Words to Save Baby

Kimberly Richardson makes chilling 911 call after being shot

(Newser) - A dying woman who had just been shot called 911 on Saturday night in Raleigh, NC, and said just enough to save her unborn baby, WNCN reports. Kimberly Richardson, 25, who was six months pregnant, made the chilling call behind the Triangle Town Center where she worked: "Help,"... More »

Crossbow-Wielding Boy in Spain Kills Teacher: Reports

4 others reported injured; details still hazy

(Newser) - A teen armed with a crossbow killed a teacher this morning in a rare attack in Spain, according to reports. The teen, who has been arrested, is said to be 13 years old, reports the BBC , which notes that the age of criminal responsibility in Spain is 14. It's... More »

Police Chief Who Shot Ex-Wife Could Get 1 Year

William McCollom faces misdemeanor reckless-conduct charge

(Newser) - A Georgia police chief who said he accidentally shot his ex-wife while they slept was indicted yesterday on a misdemeanor reckless-conduct charge. Peachtree City Chief William McCollom called 911 early New Year's Day to report inadvertently shooting his ex-wife, Margaret, as they slept in their suburban Atlanta home. The... More »

Gunshot Hits Armadillo, but Also Shooter's Mother-in-Law

She was inside house, relaxing on recliner

(Newser) - A Georgia man might be in the dog house after a bullet he fired, meant for an armadillo, managed to find his mother-in-law. Larry McElroy, 54, decided to do away with a pesky armadillo while standing outside about 100 yards from his mother-in-law's mobile home in Lee County on... More »

1-Year-Old Shot Dead by Brother, 3

Cleveland toddler found a loaded gun in home

(Newser) - Someone left a loaded gun inside a Cleveland home unattended yesterday afternoon, a 3-year-old boy found it, and now a 1-year-old boy is dead. The gun went off when the 3-year-old picked it up, police say, and the bullet hit 1-year-old Braylon Robinson in the face. He was pronounced dead... More »

Man Charged in Murder of 3 Muslims to Face Death

Prosecutor says Craig Stephen Hicks described killing of 3 Muslim students

(Newser) - The man charged with killing three Muslim college students will face a death penalty trial after prosecutors told a judge they had strong and incriminating evidence that includes blood from one of the victims found on the accused shooter's pants. After a brief hearing yesterday, the judge ruled that... More »

Wrong Exit May Have Led to Deadly NSA Encounter

Reportedly stolen car and cross-dressing men add to the mystery

(Newser) - More pieces of the puzzle are coming together as to why two men reportedly dressed as women rammed an NSA gate yesterday morning, resulting in gunfire and the death of one of the suspects. Police are now speculating that the driver of the stolen Ford Escape may have made a... More »

7 Shot at Florida Spring Break Party

Including 3 Alabama A&M University students

(Newser) - Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire yesterday at a spring house break party in Panama City Beach, Florida. Multiple 911 calls flooded in just before 1am reporting the shootings at the three-story, vacation-rental home located several blocks off the beach. Deputies found a sprawling... More »

Lawyer: Inmate Was Cuffed When Guard Killed Him

2 Nevada inmates had hands behind back when guard shot them

(Newser) - A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when he was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who says her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived. Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. was slain with his hands cuffed behind his back, attorney Alexis Plunkett says.... More »

San Jose Cop Killed by Suicidal Gunman: Police

Michael Johnson was first officer killed in line of duty in the city since 2001

(Newser) - A San Jose cop died last night, apparently at the hands of a suicidal gunman, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, in the California city's first fatal shooting of an officer in 14 years. Michael Johnson, a field training officer reportedly engaged to be married, was responding to a call... More »

Father Shoots Son After They Run Out of Orange Juice: Cops

Eldridge Dukes booked on attempted manslaughter count

(Newser) - Police in Baton Rouge, La., say a man is facing a charge of attempted manslaughter after he confessed to shooting his 18-year-old son during an argument over orange juice. Police tell the Advocate 58-year-old Eldridge Dukes and his son were fighting yesterday morning about the lack of orange juice. Investigators... More »

After Skirmish, US Agent Kills Man at Canadian Border

Agent shot man in head after pepper spray attack: officials

(Newser) - A US border agent fatally shot a man in the head yesterday afternoon during an apparent confrontation at a border crossing in Sumas, Wash. An officer reported shots fired about 1,000 feet from the US-Canada border around 2:45pm local time, the Bellingham Herald reports. US Customs and Border... More »

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