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For Concertgoers, Hitting the Ground May Have Made Things Worse

Shooter's high vantage point made a difference

(Newser) - One of the many jarring videos to emerge from the Sunday night mass shooting in Las Vegas shows a defiant man standing and taunting the gunman while most of those around him were on the ground or trying to find cover. You can see the video here , but note that... More »

Person in Zorro Getup Detained During LAX 'Gunshots' Panic

But it's not clear if 'Zorro' incident was related to 'gunshots'—and reports of gunfire turned out to be false

(Newser) - Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays, the AP reports. A search through terminals brought no evidence of a gunman or shots fired, LAPD... More »

Gunman Shoots Up Compton Home, Kills 1-Year-Old

Her death was likely gang-related: cops

(Newser) - A toddler who celebrated her first birthday last week saw her life cut short by a gunman who opened fire outside her family's home in Compton, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. Officials say Autumn Johnson was in her crib (though neighbors tell NBC Los Angeles she was in... More »

Suspect in Home Invasions, Rapes Killed in Gunfight

Charlie Christopher Bates accused of break-ins, assaults last night

(Newser) - Police shot and killed a 24-year-old man yesterday after a dramatic chase and shootout following an even more dramatic crime spree. Charlie Christopher Bates allegedly broke into several homes last night, Fox 13 reports. In the first, police say he tied up a group of men who were watching the... More »

3 Dead, 3 Hurt in Vegas Strip Shooting

5 cars in accident, as taxi burns 'like fireball'

(Newser) - A shootout and resulting multicar accident in the early hours on the Las Vegas Strip has killed three people and injured at least three more, reports KTNV News . The gunfight was first reported at 4:20am, as people in a Maserati and an SUV exchanged fire, before the Maserati ran... More »

Moviegoer Accidentally Shoots Self ... in Butt

He apologizes, skedaddles during 'Bourne Legacy' showing

(Newser) - A Nevada audience watching The Bourne Legacy last night experienced a chilling moment when a gun went off—but it turned out it was just some guy accidentally shooting himself in the butt. The 56-year-old "was adjusting himself in his seat" when "his gun fell out of his... More »

1 Dead, 5 Hurt in Afghan Protests Against Karzai, US

Police 'warning shots' hit crowd of protesters

(Newser) - Afghan police today fired into a crowd of rock-hurling anti-American demonstrators chanting "Death to America," "Death to Christians," and "Death to Karzai" in Kabul today. One was killed and at least five injured, two from gunshots. The US Koran-burning controversy has stirred days of outrage... More »

Shot Fired at Dobbs' Home

Bullet struck siding but didn't penetrate

(Newser) - A gun was fired at CNN commentator Lou Dobbs’ home while his wife and chauffeur talked outside earlier this month, New Jersey state police said today. Dobbs said the shot came after “weeks and weeks” of threatening phone calls—which he had not reported to police because of their... More »

Gun Collector Fatally Shoots Wife, Cats, Self

'It was an accident,' Staten Island plumber tells 911

(Newser) - A New York man called 911 yesterday and admitted to shooting his wife and cat—and then shot himself in the head minutes before police arrived. "I shot my wife," John Pizon told emergency services. "Yeah, it was an accident. And I shot the cats, too.... More »

Pa. Trooper Dies After Chase, Shootout

Suspect kidnapped his own son, was killed at the scene

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured during a police chase and shootout in the Poconos has died, the Express-Times reports. The incident began last night with a custody dispute. When police arrived at a home in Nazareth, Pa., the 31-year-old suspect fled, taking his 9-year-old son with him. The... More »

Gun Battle in Vienna Temple Wounds 6

Shooters stormed into temple with knives, gun

(Newser) - A mid-afternoon shootout between members of two families at an Indian religious temple in Vienna left nine people seriously injured, Reuters reports. Authorities arrested six men who barged into the Sikh temple with knives and a gun. The men, who number among the wounded, apparently were extremists who opposed the... More »

Jerusalem Bulldozer Attack Ends With Palestinian Dead

(Newser) - A Palestinian driver rammed a construction vehicle into a bus and police car on an Israeli highway today, wounding two officers before he was shot dead. It was the third bulldozer attack in Jerusalem in the past eight months. Witnesses described a yellow front-loader speeding along Begin Highway, dragging the... More »

Mumbai Death Toll Climbs to 80

Foreigners may be hostage as Indian authorities battle terrorists in coordinated attacks

(Newser) - A coordinated attack by men armed with machine guns and grenades has killed 80 and injured 250 in Mumbai, the Times of India reports. The violence started at a major rail hub, and included bombings of hotels and near a hospital. Indian officials are calling the attack a “terror... More »

Georgia Prez Charges Russians Fired on Motorcade

Shots fired as Georgian leader travels with Polish president to refugee camp

(Newser) - Shots were fired close to a motorcade ferrying Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili and Polish President Lech Kaczynski  to a refugee camp in Georgia near the border with the breakaway region of South Ossetia, officials said. Saakashvili blamed Russian troops at a border checkpoint for the gunfire, reports Voice of America.... More »

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