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Female Shooter Was a Temporary Employee

26-year-old kills 3 and herself, wounds others, at Rite Aid distribution center outside Baltimore

(Newser) - News that a shooting left multiple people dead may sound depressingly familiar, but the one outside Baltimore on Thursday is unique in at least one way: The shooter was female. Police say the 26-year-old woman, who has not been identified, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Harford... More »

Multiple Victims Dead in Shooting Near Baltimore

The AP reports 3 fatalities; suspected shooter is in critical condition

(Newser) - Multiple people are dead and others wounded after a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center outside Baltimore, reports the Baltimore Sun . The AP says three are dead, but authorities have not confirmed. Police say the shooter is in custody and has been taken to a local hospital in critical... More »

Gunman Kills 5, Self in California Rampage

Suspect's wife is among the victims, police say

(Newser) - A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities say. There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in Bakersfield, Calif., some 90... More »

Comfort Dog Helped Family Heal After Vegas. Then, a Shooting

'He was such a blessing'

(Newser) - A Washington state family that survived the mass shooting last year at a Las Vegas concert says a neighbor shot and killed the dog they got to deal with stress and anxiety from the attack. The neighbor was cited by police for recklessly firing a gun. Lona and Joseph Johnson... More »

Florida Shooter Had Psychiatric Issues as a Teen

David Katz was hospitalized, though his parents disagreed about his problems

(Newser) - The gamers competing at the tournament where a mass shooting took place over the weekend in Florida were vying to advance to a championship tournament in Las Vegas in the fall. Now that competition is in limbo. EA Sports, maker of the "Madden NFL" game used in the tournaments,... More »

Before Shooting, Gunman Was Eliminated in Tournament

But police are not speculating about a motive in Florida killings

(Newser) - Police have identified the shooter at a gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, Sunday as 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore. What they don't know is what prompted Katz to open fire in the "Madden 19" qualifying tournament, fatally shooting two fellow competitors and wounding nine others before killing himself.... More »

Before Shooting at Gaming Tournament, a Chilling Sight

Red laser dot appeared on competitor before gunfire began; 3 dead, including gunman

(Newser) - The details from Sunday's mass shooting at a gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., have begun to settle: Police say a gunman killed two people and himself during the video game competition within a riverfront entertainment venue called the Jacksonville Landing, reports the New York Times . At least nine others... More »

Dark Knight Killer's Shrink: Here's Why He Did It

Psychiatrist William Reid gives his insights into mass killer James Holmes

(Newser) - A psychiatrist who spent hours talking with mass murderer James Holmes says that what led Holmes to open fire in a crowded Colorado movie theater was a one-of-a-kind vortex of his mental illness, his personality, and his circumstances—and some other, unknown currents that will probably never be uncovered, the... More »

3 Dead After New Orleans Gunmen Fire Into Crowd

7 wounded in shooting outside strip mall

(Newser) - Two armed individuals walked up to a crowd gathered Saturday evening outside a strip mall in New Orleans and opened fire, killing three people and wounding seven more, the police chief said. The shooting happened on a busy thoroughfare about three miles from the French Quarter, police say. Police chief... More »

Toronto Shooter IDed; Girls Ages 10, 18 Are Dead

Family of shooter Faisal Hussain, 29, says he battled psychosis

(Newser) - One of the two people killed in Sunday night's mass shooting on popular Danforth Avenue in Toronto was a 10-year-old girl. The other wasn't much older: an 18-year-old recent high school graduate named Reese Fallon, who was attending a birthday party at a restaurant, reports the Toronto Globe ... More »

'Despicable Act' in Toronto: Gunman Shoots 14, Killing 2

The unidentified gunman is also dead

(Newser) - Terror struck the Greektown neighborhood of Toronto on Sunday, when a gunman walking the street shot 14 people, killing two . The Globe & Mail reports the unidentified 29-year-old gunman struck along Danforth Avenue, where he fired at both pedestrians and restaurant patrons with a handgun around 10pm. He died in... More »

Trump Won't Lower Flags to Honor Capital Gazette Victims

Annapolis mayor says he's 'disappointed'

(Newser) - Mayor Gavin Buckley says he put in a request over the weekend for President Trump to lower American flags in Annapolis to honor the five people killed in the Capital Gazette mass shooting —and he's "obviously" disappointed that it was turned down. The AP reports Maryland Rep.... More »

Mass Shooting: Harassment Victim Recalls Scary Threats

Woman recalls abuse from Jarrod Ramos years ago that was covered by newspaper

(Newser) - Last week's fatal shooting in a Maryland newsroom has been blamed on the suspect's long-simmering anger with the Capital Gazette over its coverage of a harassment complaint against him years ago. Now the woman who lodged that complaint has given an interview to NBC News , saying that she... More »

Newspaper Shooting Suspect's Ire Started With Classmate

Police say they found Jarrod Ramos hiding under a desk

(Newser) - Police on Friday revealed several new grim details about the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, among them that the gunman barricaded the building's rear doors. Officials speculate that was either to prevent would-be victims a path out or to prevent police from getting... More »

Newspaper's Blank Page Speaks Volumes

Police say 'Capital Gazette' shooter tried to kill as many people as possible

(Newser) - One of the chilling details to emerge Friday about the mass shooting that killed five people in a Maryland newspaper office: Police say suspect Jarrod Ramos barricaded the exit doors of the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis to prevent escape, reports the Baltimore Sun . "The fellow was there to... More »

'We're Putting Out a Damn Paper,' Says Newspaper After Shooting

Attack was deadliest on US journalists since 9/11

(Newser) - After a gunman killed five people in its newsroom Thursday, Maryland's Capital Gazette made a promise: "Yes, we're putting out a damn paper tomorrow," the Annapolis newspaper tweeted defiantly. Despite the loss of three editors and a staff writer—and the fact that their newsroom is... More »

Carl Hiaasen's Brother Among 5 Killed in Newsroom Shooting

Suspect had longstanding grudge against newspaper

(Newser) - The five people killed in a horrific mass shooting in a Maryland newsroom Thursday have been identified, including Rob Hiaasen, brother of Florida novelist and columnist Carl Hiaasen. Rob "was the most remarkable person. So gifted and talented and dedicated to journalism," Carl Hiaasen tells the AP. The... More »

NJ Arts Festival Turns Deadly

Trenton shooting ends with 1 suspect dead, 20 people injured

(Newser) - Shooting broke out at an all-night art festival early Sunday in Trenton, NJ, sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and 20 people injured, a local prosecutor said. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri told a news conference Sunday that 16 of the 20 injured were treated... More »

'You're All Going to Die,' Cruz Laughs in Chilling Video

He discusses shooting plan, motives in 3 videos out Wednesday

(Newser) - "Hello. My name is Nik and I'm going to be the next school shooter of 2018." So begins one of three short cellphone videos recorded by Nikolas Cruz at some point before he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb.... More »

Petition Demands Cancellation of School Mass Shooter Game

'Active Shooter' may allow users to play as a school shooter

(Newser) - More than 120,000 people so far have signed a petition calling for a game that simulates a mass shooting inside a school to be pulled from release. Active Shooter allows players to play as either the shooter or a SWAT responder and is due out June 6 on digital... More »

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