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In Houston Shooter's Porsche: 2,500 Rounds of Ammo

(Newser) - The disgruntled lawyer killed by police in Houston after randomly shooting six drivers outside a condo complex Monday morning definitely had a thing for the Nazis, but police aren't sure whether that was his motive. Capt. DW Ready, head of the police homicide division, says the shooter—identified by... More »

Neighbor: Mall Shooting Suspect Was 'Creepy'

Arcan Cetin had many run-ins with the law

(Newser) - The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor in Oak Harbor, Wash., as so "creepy, rude, and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door. He also had a string of run-ins with... More »

5th Person Dies After Wash. Mall Shooting

Cops still searching for shooter

(Newser) - Authorities say a fifth person has died following a Friday night shooting at a shopping mall north of Seattle. The unidentified male victim died early Saturday at a Seattle hospital, the AP reports. Authorities had previously announced the deaths of four females. No other details about the victims were provided,... More »

4 Women Shot Dead in Seattle-Area Mall

Suspect at large after Burlington shooting

(Newser) - Four women were fatally shot at a mall north of Seattle Friday night and one man was critically injured, police say. Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis says police are searching for a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a "hunting-type" rifle who was last seen walking... More »

Cops: Teen Used New AR-15 to Kill 'Dream Girl'

Allen Ivanov had to read the manual just before shootings

(Newser) - The teenager accused of killing three people at a house party near Seattle bought his AR-15-style rifle so recently he had to study the instruction manual before the rampage, police say. According to court documents, 19-year-old Allen Ivanov has told police that he bought the Ruger firearm just a week... More »

50 Years After 'First Mass Shooting,' a New Law in Texas

Charles Whitman's rampage still echoes today

(Newser) - It's now referred to as "America's first mass shooting," and those who remember it say it certainly felt like the start of something new, strange, and horrible when Charles Whitman started shooting people at random from the University of Texas clock tower on Aug. 1, 1966.... More »

Fort Myers PD: Club Shooting 'Not an Act of Terror'

Investigation ongoing in attack that wounded 17 and killed 2, including teen basketball star

(Newser) - Authorities are now saying that a shooting early Monday at a Florida nightclub that killed two and wounded 17 wasn't an act of terror, but they're not yet saying what exactly prompted it, the AP reports. Officials at a Fort Myers hospital, just a few miles from where... More »

2 Dead, Up to 14 Hurt in Florida Nightclub Shooting

Cops searching for suspects in Fort Myers

(Newser) - Police in Fort Myers, Florida, are searching for suspects after at least two people were killed and about 14 hurt in a shooting outside a nightclub hosting an event for teenagers. Police responding to reports of shots fired in the parking lot of Club Blu around 12:30am found victims... More »

'You Don't Wanna Look': Bodycam Video From Pulse Shooting

Graphic footage from deputy's body camera shows chaos, confusion

(Newser) - No one wants to imagine what went on inside Orlando's Pulse nightclub in the early morning hours of June 12, but now you can see some of it. The Orange County Sheriff's Office has released a deputy's bodycam video that offers a glimpse into the bloody chaos... More »

Suspect in German Theater Dead; No Serious Injuries

Police shot him; injuries to others attributed to tear gas

(Newser) - Officials say a suspect in an incident at a movie theater in southwest Germany is dead, reports AP . The dpa news agency quotes Interior Minister Peter Beuth as saying the man was shot dead. Police earlier said there was a "threat situation" at the Kinopolis movie theater in the... More »

AR-15 Inventor's Family: He'd Be 'Sickened' by Mass Shootings

Eugene Stoner's kids, grandkids say he designed the rifle for military use only, not civilians

(Newser) - When Eugene Stoner designed "America's gun" (aka the AR-15) in the late 1950s, which was adopted for use by the Army as the M16, his goal was to create the "most efficient and superior" rifles for military use and give them a leg up over the Soviets'... More »

Shooter Ranted on Facebook Hours Before Slaughter

Gunman even searched for posts about Pulse as shooting was underway

(Newser) - Omar Mateen used Facebook before—and even during—the Orlando mass shooting, ranting against the West and searching for posts on the massacre, according to a lawmaker's letter to Mark Zuckerberg. Sen. Ron Johnson, GOP chair of the Homeland Security Committee, quotes posts including: "The real muslims will... More »

Survivor: Orlando Shooter Wanted to Spare Black Victims

Patience Carter describes 'the worst night of our lives'

(Newser) - In the waning minutes of the massacre at Pulse in Orlando, Omar Mateen stopped shooting to ask, "Are there any black people in here?" 20-year-old survivor Patience Carter tells CBS News . He reportedly added: "I don't have a problem with black people…You guys suffered enough."... More »

Gunman Was a Familiar Face at LGBT Club

Surviving customers say Mateen was a regular, used gay dating apps

(Newser) - The night that Omar Mateen carried out the deadliest mass shooting in US history was far from his first visit to Orlando's Pulse nightclub, surviving customers say. The Orlando Sentinel spoke to at least four customers who recalled seeing Mateen in the LGBT club. Ty Smith says he had... More »

Teen Kalamazoo Survivor Suffers Major Setback

Infection has put Abbie Kopf 'back to square one'

(Newser) - "When it rains, it pours," Abigail Kopf's family says in an update on the recovery of the 14-year-old survivor of the Kalamazoo shooting rampage . The family announced on the Abbie Kopf's Recovery Facebook page Monday that a severe infection has set in around a surgical incision,... More »

Survivors: Gunman Laughed During Orlando Massacre

A mother of 11 died protecting her son

(Newser) - People who made it out of Orlando's Pulse nightclub alive are sharing stories of their horrific experiences. Norman Casiano, 25, tells the New York Times that he huddled in a crammed bathroom stall after shooting erupted. He says gunman Omar Mateen laughed after he entered the room and opened... More »

JetBlue: Orlando Victims' Families Fly for Free

'Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones'

(Newser) - JetBlue says it stands with the victims of the Orlando mass shooting —and it's doing what it can to help their families. The airline is offering free flights to and from Orlando for the immediate family members and domestic partners of victims, and it has waived change fees... More »

Why 1 in 3 People at Pulse Were Shot

Also: Orlando newspaper has memorable front page

(Newser) - Authorities in Orlando Monday clarified the death toll from the Pulse nightclub shooting: The current total of 50 includes the gunman, Omar Mateen, reports the AP . Of those, 39 were dead at the scene. A surgeon at Orlando Regional Medical Center says the death toll is expected to rise given... More »

Inside the History of Orlando's Pulse Nightclub

Co-owner Barbara Poma wanted to commemorate her brother

(Newser) - The nightclub devastated by America's worst-ever mass shooting was inspired by love, USA Today reports. One of the owners of Pulse—the Orlando, Fla., club where gunman Omar Mateen killed at least 50 and wounded 53 on Sunday—opened the venue to commemorate her older brother and help people... More »

Trump: Orlando Proved Me Right on Terrorism

Critics bash his response as 'self-congratulations'

(Newser) - While President Obama deemed the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando an "act of terror and an act of hate," the man looking to fill his shoes took a different approach. "Really bad shooting in Orlando. Police investigating possible terrorism," Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, shortly before... More »

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