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SC Soldiers Acting as Good Samaritans at Bar Are Killed

They were shot trying to protect a woman: witnesses

(Newser) - Witnesses say two soldiers were only trying to protect a woman from her attacker when they were fatally shot at a South Carolina bar shortly before midnight on Saturday. Friends and family say they wouldn't have had it any other way. Charles Judge Jr. and Jonathon Prins intervened after... More »

Courthouse Shooter Was 'Terrified' of Prison: Ex-Wife

Inmate Larry Gordon was apparently able to grab gun from officer while handcuffed

(Newser) - The inmate who grabbed a deputy's gun and killed two people inside a Michigan courthouse has been identified by police as 44-year-old Larry Gordon of Coloma. Authorities say a deputy was escorting Gordon from a holding cell inside Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph when Gordon overpowered the officer... More »

Woman Suing Over Flint Water Shot Dead

She leaves behind child she said was poisoned

(Newser) - One of the first people to file a lawsuit alleging her child was poisoned by the water in Flint, Mich., was shot dead this week, reports Michigan Live . Sasha Avonna Bell was found dead in a townhouse in the city on Tuesday along with another female victim, Sacorya Renee Reed.... More »

91 Kids Age 10 or Younger Shot to Death in 2012

'Washington Post' analysis finds total goes way beyond Newtown

(Newser) - The 20 children shot to death inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last year account for only about a fifth of the young kids fatally shot in 2012, according to a Washington Post analysis. The survey finds that 91 children age 10 or younger were killed in deliberate shootings... More »

In 6 Weeks, 8 Kids Under 7 Shot in Chicago

4-year-old girl wounded Sunday night is latest victim

(Newser) - A Chicago Tribune story about a 4-year-old girl wounded in a drive-by shooting Sunday night has this jarring statistic: She is one of eight kids ages 7 or younger who have been shot in the city during the last six weeks. In the Sunday shooting, Shyla Rivera got hit in... More »

Another Bloody Weekend in Chicago

67 shot, 11 killed on July 4 long weekend

(Newser) - It's been another grim weekend in Chicago, with 67 shot and 11 dead since Wednesday afternoon. One drive-by alone saw eight people shot, one fatally, the Chicago Tribune reports. Among those wounded: a 7-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy, who were both shot in parks in separate incidents. The... More »

2 NY Shootings Leave 4 Dead; Police ID Suspect

Kurt Meyers, 64, is sought by police in Herkimer

(Newser) - Six people were shot, four of them fatally, in two shootings this morning in Herkimer County, NY, reports WKTV News . Police believe the same person was responsible for both and have identified the suspect as 64-year-old Kurt Meyers of the town of Mohawk, reports the AP . He remains at large,... More »

Huffington Post Tracks 100+ Shooting Deaths in Week

Website making a point about gun violence

(Newser) - Everyone heard about the Sandy Hook rampage, but not so much about the dozens of individuals across the country who were shot to death in the following week. The Huffington Post tracked gun-related murders and accidents through Google and Nexis searches and came up with more than 100. It's... More »

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