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Gunfire Erupts at Raptors Rally

4 people were injured in the shooting

(Newser) - Shots rang out Monday at a massive rally celebrating the Toronto Raptors' NBA championship victory, the Toronto Star reports. In a crowd outside Toronto's city hall—where team members spoke from a stage—police say four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, three were arrested, and two firearms were recovered. Many... More »

Parkland Survivor Who Made Racist Remarks Gets Bad News

Kyle Kashuv won't be going to Harvard after all

(Newser) - A Parkland shooting survivor says Harvard has rescinded his acceptance over racist remarks he made a couple of years ago, the BBC reports. Kyle Kashuv, an 18-year-old Republican and gun-rights advocate, said Tuesday the university took back its offer after discovering his nearly two-year-old texts and comments. In a thirteen-tweet... More »

Costco Victim's Cousin: 'The Truth Will Come Out!'

?Kenneth French had an intellectual disability, his cousin says

(Newser) - The Costco shooting victim was a mentally disabled "gentle giant" unlikely to intimidate anyone, his cousin insists. "I'm not keeping quiet about this! People need to know! This is my family!" writes Rick Shureih on Facebook after Kenneth French, 32, was shot dead Friday at a... More »

Gunman Shot Dead Outside Federal Courthouse

Authorities identify him as Brian Isaack Clyde, 22

(Newser) - A gunman wearing a mask and glasses was killed outside a Dallas courthouse Monday after opening fire with an assault rifle, the Dallas Morning News reports. The FBI identified him as Brian Isaack Clyde, 22, but gave no motive for the attack at the Earle Cabell Federal Building. No officers... More »

1 Killed, 7 Wounded in Graduation Party Shooting

4 teenagers among the injured in Philadelphia

(Newser) - Authorities in Philadelphia say one person was killed and at least seven others were wounded in a shooting at a graduation party Sunday night, the AP reports. CBS Philadelphia reports that the shooting occurred shortly before 10:30pm near South 70th Street and Reed Bird Place in the southwest of... More »

Off-Duty Police Officer Opened Fire at Costco

The officer was treated for minor injuries

(Newser) - An off-duty Los Angeles police officer discharged his firearm during a Costco shootout Friday evening that killed one person and injured three others, the AP reports. It was not immediately clear whether the unidentified officer was the only person who fired shots inside the Southern California store Friday night or... More »

They Were Shopping at Costco. Then, 'Pop, Pop, Pop'

1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at California store

(Newser) - An argument at a Southern California Costco turned deadly Friday evening, with a suspect now in custody. The AP reports one person was killed as a result of the altercation, while a release from the Corona Police Department notes three others were injured from the gunfire, including an off-duty officer... More »

The Price on Ortiz's Head? $7,830

Alleged shooter is now in custody

(Newser) - Police in the Dominican Republic revealed more details of a plot to kill Red Sox great David Ortiz Wednesday—but they declined to discuss possible motives. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said alleged shooter Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, 25, had been arrested, CNN reports. Six people are now... More »

Wounded 'Big Papi' Returns to Boston

Red Sox flew him back for treatment

(Newser) - Beloved Red Sox slugger David Ortiz landed in Boston on Monday night, just 24 hours after he was shot at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic. The former player was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital after arriving on a plane chartered by the team, the Boston Globe reports. The 43-year-old... More »

Key Police Question: Was 'Big Papi' the Target?

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz recuperating from gunshot wound

(Newser) - By all accounts, former Red Sox star David Ortiz is out of imminent danger after being shot in a Dominican Republic bar Sunday night. However, the 43-year-old did suffer serious injuries, including organ damage, and will remain in the ICU for 24 hours, reports the Boston Globe . Citing a person... More »

Red Sox Legend Wounded in Dominican Republic Shooting

David Ortiz expected to make full recovery

(Newser) - Boston Red Sox great David Ortiz is in stable condition after a shooting in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night, police say. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte says the 43-year-old slugger was shot in the back from behind at near point-blank range at a nightclub in Santo... More »

Virginia Survivor: I Locked Eyes With the Shooter

Ned Carlstrom tells his story

(Newser) - Even after the gunfire erupted, Ned Carlstrom thought the shooting at the Virginia Beach government building where he works was an elaborately staged drill for city employees. He crossed paths with the gunman three times—and survived, the AP reports. Reality set in when Carlstrom looked outside and saw a... More »

People Pray for Unlikely Person at Vigil in Virginia

And we learn more about the shooting victims

(Newser) - Four were engineers who worked to maintain streets and protect wetlands. Three were right-of-way agents who reviewed property lines. The others included an account clerk, a technician, an administrative assistant, and a special projects coordinator. In all, they had served the city of Virginia Beach for more than 150 years,... More »

Holiday Weekend Party Erupts Into Shocking Violence

10 people are shot, 1 fatally

(Newser) - Authorities say 10 people have been shot—one fatally—when gun violence erupted at a holiday weekend party in Virginia, the AP reports. Chesapeake Police Department spokesman Leo Kosinski said via email that the total number of people shot was 10 and that one of those victims has died. Few... More »

Boozy Graduation Party Erupts in Gunfire, Tragedy

1 dead, 8 injured amid chaos at Alabama high school graduation party

(Newser) - A boozy Alabama high school graduation party turned tragic early Saturday, with shots fired that left one man dead and eight other people injured, reports WKRG . Authorities say that a fight broke out around 2am between two women at the party that drew hundreds to the old Escambia County Middle... More »

At Least 7 Hurt After Shooting at Off-Campus Party

It happened near Indiana's Ball State University

(Newser) - Kicking back and welcoming the weekend turned violent early Saturday morning in Indiana near Ball State University after a shooting that left at least seven injured. Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle said at least three people suffered life-threatening injuries from the shooting that took place at a house party of... More »

'Sweetest Man' Arrested After Son Shoots Mom at Ballgame

The boy took the gun from a WWII jeep on display

(Newser) - In a shocking story out of Tennessee, a mother is in critical condition after her 8-year-old son shot her at a college baseball game. Police responded to a 911 call at USA Baseball Stadium in Millington, where the boy had taken the gun from a World War II jeep on... More »

1 Dead, 2 Injured in Shooting Near Trump Resort

Man across street was killed by stray bullet

(Newser) - Police are investigating a shooting near one of President Trump's resorts in Florida that left one person dead and two others injured. Miami Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta says that a call came in at 1:41pm on Sunday stating that shots were fired at the Trump International Beach... More »

2 Young Brothers Shot Less Than 3 Months Apart

'Mind-boggling,' says DC police chief

(Newser) - On Valentine's Day, Ebonee Hill's 12-year-old son was injured by gunmen firing indiscriminately as he left a playground in Washington, DC, to buy candy. On Saturday night, she received the horrifying news that her 13-year-old son had also been shot and might be paralyzed from a bullet that... More »

8th-Grade Football Star Featured in Sports Illustrated Shot Dead at Party

Jaylon McKenzie was 14

(Newser) - In November, Sports Illustrated featured 14-year-old football sensation Jaylon McKenzie as one of "Six Teens Who Will Rule the Future in Sports." Less than six months later, he was dead. Police say the eighth-grader was fatally shot after leaving a party in the southern Illinois city of Venice... More »

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