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7 Dead in Drive-By Shootings in Santa Barbara

7 others injured near campus; one suspect among dead

(Newser) - Police say seven people are dead and another seven injured after a series of drive-by shootings near UC Santa Barbara last night, reports KEYT-TV . Police are still unraveling what happened during the 10-minute rampage in the Isla Vista neighborhood, but they say the suspect is among the dead. Witnesses reported... More »

Now Hernandez Charged in 2012 Double Murder

2 counts of first-degree murder in 2012 slayings

(Newser) - Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on murder charges in a 2012 double slaying in Boston. Boston police spokeswoman Neva Coakley confirmed the indictment today. Hernandez is already being held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder in the unrelated death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd last... More »

Glasses May Have Saved Girl From Bullet

Alonza Bryant was hit on the spectacles' bridge

(Newser) - Thank goodness for poor eyesight. A drive-by shooting unleashed a wave of bullets on a Seattle home Saturday night, police say, and one managed to hit the bridge of Alonza Bryant's glasses—breaking them but leaving her, amazingly, with just minor injuries. "I fell asleep with my glasses... More »

Drive-By Survivor: Hernandez Shot My Friends

Witness to 2012 shooting IDs football player as gunman

(Newser) - More fuel to the fire of suspicions that Aaron Hernandez was involved in a 2012 drive-by shooting that killed two: another man in the car with the two victims now says he believes Hernandez was the shooter. The witness tells Fox News that he didn't know the alleged gunman... More »

UF Coach May Have Helped Cover Drive-By for Hernandez

Urban Meyer also eyed in failed drug tests

(Newser) - A new investigative report in Rolling Stone reveals that while Urban Meyer was head coach at the University of Florida, Meyer may have helped to cover up a drive-by shooting, an assault, and failed drug tests for Aaron Hernandez . Meyer has long denied that he enabled Hernandez's misbehavior, Fox... More »

Report: Hernandez Eyed in Another Murder Case

Ex-Patriots player denied bail

(Newser) - Aaron Hernandez was denied bail today, with a judge saying that the murder case against him was "circumstantial, to be sure, but very, very strong," reports. And as if that weren't bad enough, reports broke today that police are also investigating the former Patriots tight... More »

13 Hurt in DC Drive-By Shooting

Crowd outside apartment building sprayed with bullets

(Newser) - Thirteen people were injured, one of them critically, when gunmen in a speeding car opened fire on a crowd standing outside an apartment building in northwest Washington, DC, in the early hours yesterday. Surveillance video showed gunshots being fired as two cars sped down the street in rapid succession, while... More »

Rick Ross Shot at in Drive-By Attempt

Rolls-Royce crashes into building, but no one injured

(Newser) - Rapper Rick Ross was shot at dozens of times while in his Rolls-Royce in Fort Lauderdale around 5am today, TMZ reports. The gunshots came from a car that had pulled up alongside, but none of them hit the Rolls-Royce, Ross, or a woman in the car. The car did crash... More »

Motorcycle Gunmen Take Out 'Cocaine Godmother'

Police surprised it didn't happen sooner

(Newser) - Griselda Blanco, the so-called "Godmother of Cocaine" who orchestrated a wave of horrific drug violence in the streets of Miami in the '70s and '80s, was gunned down in Colombia yesterday. Police say the 69-year-old was leaving a butcher shop when a pair of gunmen on motorcycles... More »

Motorbike Passengers Banned in Honduras

Lawmakers try to curb drive-by killings

(Newser) - Honduran lawmakers have banned passengers on motorcycles in an attempt to curb drive-by killings, the BBC reports. With two such murders recently on the books—one of a journalist, the other a former government security adviser—the nation's Congress imposed the 6-month ban, and approved a new wiretapping law... More »

'Dougie' Rapper M-Bone Killed in Drive-by Shooting

California police have no suspects, motives for shooting

(Newser) - M-Bone, a rapper in the hip-hop group Cali Swag District, was killed in a drive-by shooting yesterday while sitting in a car outside an Inglewood, Calif., liquor store, say to police. The 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Mante Ray Talbert, was sitting in the car shortly after 10:30pm... More »

Driver of Van Used in DC Shooting Is 14

Cops think shooting was payback for arrest of shooter's brother

(Newser) - A feud and a quest for revenge among neighborhood crews may be behind the Washington, DC, drive-by that left four dead Tuesday—as well as other shootings. A 14-year-old boy accused of driving the minivan, and two adult men have been charged with first-degree murder. One of the adult suspects,... More »

9 Shot, 3 Killed in DC Drive-By

3 busted, motive unknown

(Newser) - Three people were killed and at least six others injured when a gunman sprayed bullets into a crowd from a car in the nation's capital last night. DC police arrested three people after a chase that left four officers injured, the Washington Post reports. No motive has been established for... More »

Mich. Anti-Abortion Activist Killed in Drive-By

Perp also admits to shooting local business owner; motive unclear

(Newser) - A prominent anti-abortion protester was gunned down this morning outside a Michigan high school, the Detroit Free Press reports. Owosso High School students were among the witnesses to the drive-by shooting, which police say was committed by a 33-year-old man who was arrested at his home and promptly confessed to... More »

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