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Cops: Gunman Kills 7 at Texas House Party

Plano shooter was fatally shot by police

(Newser) - A Dallas Cowboys watch party at a Texas home turned into a bloodbath Sunday night after a gunman opened fire, killing seven people and wounding two, police say. The gunman was fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about shots fired at the home in Plano, north... More »

Gender-Reveal Party Shooting Takes Strange Twist

Cops say victim wasn't pregnant

(Newser) - A bizarre twist in the mass shooting at a gender-reveal party near Cincinnati earlier this month: Police say that Cheyanne Willis, the woman hosting the party to disclose the gender of her unborn child, wasn't pregnant at the time. Willis, 21, was shot in the leg and claimed she... More »

9 Shot at Gender-Reveal Party; 1 Person Dead

Woman is killed, 3 kids among the wounded

(Newser) - A mass shooting near Cincinnati Saturday night left a woman dead and eight others wounded, including three children. The shooting took place about 11:20pm in Colerain Township inside a home where a gender-reveal party for a baby-to-be had been held earlier that day, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer . Based on... More »

Cops: 25 Shot Overnight in Little Rock Nightclub

All are alive, and police say it wasn't a terror attack

(Newser) - Police in Little Rock, Arkansas, say 25 people were shot inside a nightclub early Saturday—but all have survived, the AP reports. Details on what happened aren't clear, but police say the shooting appears to have been set off by a dispute inside the Power Lounge about 2:30am.... More »

Cops: 'Disgruntled' Fired Worker Kills 5, Then Himself

Police are investigating in Orlando

(Newser) - Six people are dead, including the gunman, after a former employee opened fire at a business in Orlando, Fla., reports WFTV . Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a briefing Monday that the gunman was a "disgruntled" ex-worker who was fired in April, per the AP . Demings said the... More »

She Survived Pulse Shooting, Is Killed in Accident

Jahqui Sevilla helped injured friend escape

(Newser) - Sad news from Orlando: Jahqui Sevilla, a 20-year-old woman who survived last year's Pulse nightclub massacre , has been killed in a head-on collision less than two weeks before the anniversary. Troopers say Sevilla was driving south on State Road 417 around 12:30am Monday when her Mitsubushi Lancer crossed... More »

8 Killed in Miss. Shootings, Including Sheriff's Deputy

Suspect in custody after shootings at 3 different homes

(Newser) - A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff's deputy, per the AP . "I ain't fit to live, not after what I done,"... More »

Reports: San Bernardino Shooter Died in 'Mist of Blood'

DA's office compiles firsthand accounts of what happened during manhunt, shootout

(Newser) - Authorities released a report Thursday detailing the manhunt and shootout with a husband and wife who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the 2015 San Bernardino attack . The report released by the San Bernardino County district attorney's office includes the accounts of nearly two dozen law enforcement... More »

He Sat Quietly by the Pool. Then He Opened Fire

California gunman shoots 7 in San Diego before being killed by police

(Newser) - A man who shot at least seven people at a pool party in San Diego on Sunday evening opened fire so suddenly that he didn't even put his beer down, witnesses say. A suspect identified as 49-year-old Pete Selis—or Solis, in some reports—was shot dead by police... More »

Mosque Shooting Suspect Is College Student, 27

Alexandre Bissonnette is charged with six counts of murder

(Newser) - Authorities in Canada think Sunday night's mosque shooting that left six people dead is a "lone wolf situation," reports Reuters , and they think they've got their shooter: Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, appeared in court Monday and was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts... More »

6 Killed in 'Terrorist Attack' on Canada Mosque

8 hurt in Quebec City shooting; 2 men arrested, but only 1 now considered a suspect

(Newser) - In what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called "a terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge," six people were killed and at least eight others injured in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday night. Police initially arrested two men—Alexandre Bissonnette... More »

Girl Gets Back Teddy Bear Lost in Airport Shooting

10-year-old dropped special bear as family fled

(Newser) - Yards from where workers finished the cleanup from the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, a girl was reunited Tuesday with the teddy bear she left behind while fleeing. Courtney Gelinas, 10, smiled as Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport spokesman Greg Meyer opened the trunk of his SUV to reveal Rufus, the teddy... More »

Saddam Interrogator Leading Fort Lauderdale Investigation

George Piro met with Saddam daily, worked to gain his trust

(Newser) - The FBI agent who interrogated Saddam Hussein alone for months after the former Iraqi leader's capture is now leading the investigation into the Florida airport shooting rampage blamed on an Iraq war veteran. George Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami field office, was Saddam's... More »

Lauderdale Shooting Suspect Charged, Could Face Death

Esteban Santiago is charged as authorities try to figure out motive

(Newser) - While investigators try to figure out the motive of an Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy airport in Florida, the suspected gunman was charged and could face the death penalty, reports the AP . Esteban Santiago, 26, was charged with an act... More »

FBI Hasn't Ruled Out Terrorism in Airport Shooting

Suspect was a 'changed man' after Iraq service

(Newser) - The FBI hasn't ruled out any motive—including terrorism—in Friday's mass shooting at a Florida airport . George L. Piro, special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami office, says the agency will track the movements of alleged gunman Esteban Santiago, 26, in what is expected toe... More »

First Terror Attack of 2017 Hits Turkey, Killing 39 at Club

Gunman said to have been dressed as Santa also wounded 70 at Istanbul nightclub Reina: reports

(Newser) - Heavily armed police have been blocking the snowy street in front of Istanbul's Reina nightclub, where a gunman said to have been dressed as Santa killed at least 39 people and wounded almost 70 during New Year's Eve celebrations, the AP reports. Istanbul's governor says the attacker,... More »

Roof: No Witnesses, Evidence in My Defense

Judge tells 22-year-old 'it's a bad idea' to go with that plan for penalty phase of trial

(Newser) - The sentencing phase of Dylann Roof's federal hate-crimes trial, in which he could be given the death penalty, begins Tuesday, and the 22-year-old who killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, SC, in 2015 told a judge Wednesday at a pretrial hearing that he still intends to serve as his... More »

Roof's Confession Tape: Felt 'Bad' When He Found Out Death Toll

Accused Charleston church shooter also admitted he was 'white supremacist'

(Newser) - During a week in which his mom already suffered a heart attack after hearing the case against him, more shock arrived Friday in the federal trial of Dylann Roof, 22, accused of a church shooting in Charleston, SC, that killed nine black worshippers. He's facing 33 federal charges for... More »

Dylann Roof: Witness Called Me 'Evil,' I Want Mistrial

Judge denies the motion

(Newser) - Dylann Roof's defense team started the second day of his trial by asking for a mistrial, a request the judge promptly denied. A survivor of the 2015 church massacre in Charleston, SC, testified on the first day of the trial about watching her son die and, during her testimony,... More »

Dylann Roof Trial Opens With Heartbreaking Testimony

'He is evil. There is no place for him but the pit of hell'

(Newser) - Wednesday was the first day of Dylann Roof's federal death penalty trial, and the first witness delivered testimony so harrowing that many in the courtroom were in tears. Survivor Felicia Sanders told the court that the young white man sat with black parishioners in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal... More »

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