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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 »

She Was Driving Home When a Random Bullet Killed Her

$7K reward offered in Micalla "KK" Rettinger's death

(Newser) - Micalla "KK" Rettinger was driving home at 2:30am Sunday on an Iowa highway when a bullet came through her window, hitting her and then one of her two passengers. The 25-year-old was able to drive to a highway exit, but was later pronounced dead at the scene, NBC... More »

Man Opens Fire on Crowd at Baltimore Cookouts

7 wounded, 1 killed in 'very cowardly' shooting

(Newser) - A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered for Sunday afternoon cookouts along a west Baltimore street, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities says. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says the gunfire erupted after 5pm on a block in the city's western district of brick row... More »

NFL Draft Pick Shot Hours After Being Selected

Corey Ballentine was wounded and teammate Dwane Simmons killed in a shooting

(Newser) - Corey Ballentine was thrilled to hear the New York Giants were drafting him. Only hours later, he and a college teammate were shot on the streets of Topeka, Kansas, WIBW reports. Ballentine, 23, is expected to recover, but Dwane Simmons, 23, died on the scene. Police say no arrests have... More »

Synagogue Shooting Suspect Investigated for Mosque Arson

19-year-old John T. Earnest is charged in shooting that killed 1

(Newser) - Police are digging into the background of the 19-year-old man being held in the California synagogue shooting that killed one and injured three on Saturday, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune . John T. Earnest apparently penned a lengthy anti-Semitic manifesto detailing his "disgust" for Jewish people and expressing admiration for... More »

Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 3 in Passover Shooting

A suspect was detained near the crime scene

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire in a California synagogue Saturday and took a woman's life in what authorities are calling a hate crime, the New York Times reports. The attacker—described as white, 19, and using an AR-style gun—also wounded three others, including the rabbi, who was shot in... More »

They Were to Kill His Ex-Wife. Someone Else Opened the Door

Kevin Lewis charged in 2017 killing of former sister-in-law

(Newser) - A Washington state man allegedly hired two teenagers to kill his ex-wife after his assault of her landed him in prison. The teens instead killed the woman's 24-year-old newlywed sister, who was babysitting, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. Charges were laid Monday against 31-year-old Kevin Lewis;... More »

South LA Residents: Hussle's Killing Wasn't Gang-Related

Police believe motive in Nipsey Hussle slaying was personal

(Newser) - Nipsey Hussle spoke openly of his youthful membership in one of Los Angeles' biggest gangs—but police don't believe that's why the 33-year-old rapper was gunned down on Sunday. Law enforcement sources tells the Los Angeles Times they believe the suspect has gang ties, but they believe the... More »

Suspect Named in Nipsey Hussle Murder

19 hurt as LA vigil turns violent

(Newser) - Los Angeles police say they have identified a man suspected of gunning down rapper Nipsey Hussle outside his clothing store Sunday. Police said late Monday that they are searching for Eric Holder, 29, who they said in a news release is suspected of fatally shooting Hussle and wounding two others... More »

Beloved LA Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead

33-year-old was killed outside store he owned

(Newser) - "Having strong enemies is a blessing," rapper Nipsey Hussle tweeted Sunday. Hours later, the 33-year-old was shot dead outside the Marathon Clothing Company store he owned in Los Angeles' Hyde Park neighborhood. Police say two other men were shot and injured in the shooting in the store's... More »

Cops: Resident Shot Teen Who Knocked on Wrong Door

Atlanta teen was killed as he walked away, police say

(Newser) - An Atlanta teenager was shot dead just for knocking on the door of the wrong apartment, police say. Omarian Banks, 19, was fatally shot early Friday after taking a Lyft home from his mother's home and knocking on the door of what he thought was the apartment he shared... More »

Bus Driver Hailed as Hero After Seattle Shooting

2 killed, 2 injured during gunman's rampage

(Newser) - A Seattle bus driver is being hailed as a hero for getting his passengers to safety during a chaotic shooting incident in the city Wednesday despite having been injured by gunfire. Police say the gunman opened fire on motorists in an apparently random attack in the Lake City neighborhood, the... More »

Girl, 15, Fatally Shoots Self in Gun Club Accident

Teen was target shooting with her dad

(Newser) - Authorities say a 15-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed herself at a gun club in Iowa, the AP reports. Lee County sheriff's officials say deputies and medics were called around 10:40am Sunday to the Tri-State Gun Club outside Montrose, a community about 80 miles south of Iowa City.... More »

Toddler Was on Her Backyard Slide When Stray Bullet Came

Ariel Salaices of Tennessee, 2, is on life support

(Newser) - A 2-year-old girl is on life support in a Tennesee hospital after being struck by a stray bullet while playing in her backyard with her brothers. Ariel Salaices was on a slide when she was shot, ABC News reports. Her mother said the girl fell off the slide, then walked... More »

Country Singer Killed While Filming Music Video

Justin Carter dies after gun being used as prop goes off

(Newser) - Country singer Justin Carter was killed in an accidental shooting just as his career was starting to take off. The 35-year-old died after a gun being used as a prop in a music video went off, according to Mark Atherton at Triple Threat Management. The gun "went off and... More »

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