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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 »

Cops: Santa Fe Suspect 'Spared' Those He Liked

Parkland students offer their support, plus a heartbreaking clip from one of the survivors

(Newser) - Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the 17-year-old suspect in the shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School on Friday that took the lives of 10 and wounded several others, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault of a public servant, CNN reports. Pagourtzis, who once played football on the school's... More »

School Shooter Identified as 17-Year-Old Student

At least 10 are dead at Santa Fe High School in Texas

(Newser) - Ten people are dead and 10 more wounded after Friday morning's shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, says Gov. Greg Abbott. No IDs have been released, but earlier Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said most victims were students at Santa Fe High School. USA Today reports... More »

Housekeeper: Paddock Acted Strangely Days Before Shooting

She says he wouldn't stop staring at her

(Newser) - Days before he carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Stephen Paddock's odd behavior disturbed a housekeeper at the Mandalay Bay hotel. The housekeeper, whose account was among 1,200 pages of witness statements released by Las Vegas police Wednesday, says that when she cleaned his... More »

Congressional Baseball Attack: Everything Went 'Exactly Right'

BuzzFeed recounts how a 'series of miracles' prevented a much larger tragedy that day

(Newser) - On June 14, 2017, a gunman with a semiautomatic opened fire on congressional Republicans and staffers practicing for a baseball game. The shooting, which injured Rep. Steve Scalise and four others, has been well covered, but a report at BuzzFeed provides what is perhaps the most in-depth account so far... More »

Rare Australia Shooting Puts Focus on Famous Gun Laws

7 dead in apparent murder-suicide on farm

(Newser) - Australia is dealing with a rarity in that country—a mass shooting in which seven people are dead . The Australian Broadcast Network reports that the dead are believed to be three generations of the same family: Peter and Cynda Miles, who owned the farm in the southwestern town of Osmington... More »

Australia Suffers Worst Mass Shooting in 22 Years

7 found dead on rural property

(Newser) - A tragic day in Australia: Police say four children and three adults were found dead from gunshot wounds Friday in what is believed to be the country's deadliest mass shooting since 1996. Western Australia state Police Commissioner Chris Dawson told reporters the "horrific incident" happened at a rural... More »

Waffle House Hero to Get Big Reward

Crowdfunding campaign raises $166K for James Shaw Jr.

(Newser) - Survivors of Sunday's shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House have another reason to thank the man who disarmed suspected shooter Travis Reinking. A GoFundMe page launched by James Shaw Jr. has raised more than $155,000 for families of victims, including the four people killed before Shaw was able... More »

Waffle House Suspect Wearing a 'Suicide Smock'

As the AP reports Travis Reinking's dad gave him his guns back

(Newser) - The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she'd urged federal officials to keep Travis Reinking in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year. Reinking's former boss says he had... More »

Waffle House Suspect Told Cops Taylor Swift Stalked Him

Travis Reinking claimed he confronted pop star at Dairy Queen

(Newser) - Alleged Waffle House mass shooter Travis Reinking was still at large early Monday, and Nashville officials say schools will be in "lock-out" mode if he isn't found by the time classes begin, with guests and visitors not allowed into buildings, the AP reports. The 29-year-old, accused of killing... More »

Waffle House Hero Wrested Gun Away From Shooter

'I figured if I was going to die, he was going to have to work for it'

(Newser) - James Shaw Jr. says he isn't a hero, but a lot of people—including police and survivors of Sunday morning's mass shooting at a Nashville-area Waffle House—disagree. Shaw hid in a restroom when alleged gunman Travis Reinking opened fire, then rushed him when there was a pause... More »

Father: YouTube Shooter 'Hated' Company's Policies

He says he warned police about Nasim Aghdam

(Newser) - The vegan activist believed to have opened fire at YouTube's headquarters Tuesday "hated" the company because it had stopped paying her for videos, her father says. Ismail Aghdam, father of Nasim Aghdam, tells the Bay Area News Group that he reported his daughter missing on Monday and warned... More »

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