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Pennsylvania Gunman Found Dead in Woods

Bradley Stone accused of killing ex-wife and 5 of her family members

(Newser) - The hunt for a 35-year-old man accused of killing his ex-wife and five others in her family is over in Pennsylvania: Authorities found the body of Bradley Stone in the woods near his house in Pennsburg, reports NBC Philadelphia . Stone had "self-inflicted cutting wounds to the center of his... More »

Pa. Gunman on the Loose After 6 Killed

Police warn that Bradley William Stone is armed and dangerous

(Newser) - Details are coming to light in yesterday's shooting spree north of Philadelphia, as police search for the suspect and communities in Montgomery and Bucks counties hunker down. Bradley William Stone, a 35-year-old former Marine reservist who spent a few months in Iraq and is said to have PTSD, is... More »

5 Shot Dead in West Virginia, Including Gunman

Jody Hunt believed to have killed ex-girlfriend, 3 others, himself

(Newser) - A man believed to have killed four people in three separate shootings in West Virginia today is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Jody Lee Hunt, 39, was found in his truck after an hours-long manhunt. The victims appear to have been deliberately targeted. One has been identified as Sharon... More »

Police Knew of Rodger's 'Disturbing' Videos in April

Did not find cause to watch them after 10-minute welfare check

(Newser) - Police are now confirming they were aware as early as late April that Elliot Rodger posted "disturbing" videos online, but didn't watch them, even after a visit to Rodger's apartment weeks before the Isla Vista shooting. Four deputies, a UC Santa Barbara police officer, and a dispatcher... More »

Joe the Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Rights'

Victim's dad counters that one's rights don't negate one's responsibilities

(Newser) - Samuel Wurzelbacher, perhaps better known as Joe the Plumber, watched Richard Martinez sobbing over the shooting death of his only son in the Isla Vista rampage, and responded thusly in an open letter on Barbwire.com : "I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and... More »

Shooter's Parents Sped to Try to Stop Him

All 6 of Elliot Rodger's victims now identified

(Newser) - When Elliot Rodger's parents realized just how dangerous their disturbed son was, they made a desperate attempt to try to stop him. They received a copy of his 141-page manifesto and saw a YouTube video outlining his plans for his "Day of Retribution" on Friday night and called... More »

Dark Details Emerge in Calif. Massacre

Rodger left 141-page manifesto, ranted about women who shunned him

(Newser) - Elliot Rodger stabbed three men to death in his apartment before going on a shooting rampage that devastated Isla Vista, Calif. Those murders appear in line with a 141-page manifesto, reports the LA Times , in which he wrote, "On the day before the Day of Retribution, I will start... More »

Victim's Dad Slams 'Craven' Pols, NRA for Gun 'Insanity'

Richard Martinez 'lost and broken' after son killed in Calif. shooting spree

(Newser) - Richard Martinez lost his son in Elliot Rodger's shooting spree, and yesterday publicly lashed out at those he holds responsible for Chris Martinez's murder: "Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights. What about Chris' right... More »

Cops: Video Promising 'Slaughter' Likely Tied to Shooting

Santa Barbara police analyzing post before rampage

(Newser) - Police say a video made by a 22-year-old man vowing to kill as many people as he can "appears to be connected" to last night's deadly shooting spree near UC Santa Barbara, reports the LA Times . In the video, titled "Elliot Rodger's Retribution Video," the... More »

Man Accused of Cross-Town Killing Spree

At least 5 dead in Texas

(Newser) - At least five people are dead in what police are calling a killing spree in north Texas last night. Police say the shooting rampage began around 5pm, when a woman was found dead in a home with a gunshot wound to the head. Less than 30 minutes later, another body... More »

Man Kills Boss, Co-Worker, Himself in Shooting Spree

Was the step-grandfather of Buffalo Bills' CJ Spiller

(Newser) - A Florida man went on a shooting spree at his former workplace today, killing two, injuring two others, and finally killing himself, CNN reports . According to local authorities, Hubert Allen Jr., 72—the step-grandfather of Buffalo Bills running back CJ Spiller—fatally shot his former boss, Marvin Pritchett, 80, and... More »

Cops ID Florida Gunman Who Killed 6

42-Year-Old Pedro Vargas

(Newser) - Police have identified the now-dead gunman they say was behind the death of six people in a South Florida shooting spree as Pedro Vargas, 42, reports NBC Miami . At a press conference today, authorities also named five of the six victims: Italo Pisciotti, 79, Camira Pisciotti, 69, Carlos Javier Gavilanes,... More »

Before Murder, Marine's Wife Surprised Him With NC Visit

Esteban Smith's mom has no idea what prompted killings

(Newser) - Esteban Smith, the Marine accused of going on a random shooting spree in Texas on Sunday after killing his wife, had just married Rubi Estefania Smith in December. She recently traveled from their California hometown to North Carolina, where he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, to surprise him, Smith's... More »

Texas Shooting Spree Suspect IDed: He's a Marine

Estaban Smith also connected to wife's murder

(Newser) - Police have identified the man they believe went on a random shooting spree in Texas on Sunday—and he turns out to be Esteban Smith, 23, an active-duty Marine who has also been connected to a murder in North Carolina, the New York Daily News reports. The victim in that... More »

California Freeway Shooter ID'd as Student, 20

4 dead, including suspect Ali Syed; 2 others wounded

(Newser) - Police have identified the suspect in this morning's shooting spree in California as a 20-year-old Ali Syed, described as an unemployed, part-time student, reports AP . The spree reportedly began when Syed shot and killed a woman in her 20s inside her home, though police haven't said yet whether... More »

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