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Worker in NJ Kosher Market Died Saving Customer

Friends say he opened door so wounded man could escape

(Newser) - One the people killed in a shooting at a Jersey City kosher market was an employee who apparently died saving a wounded customer, the survivor's friends say. Douglas Miguel Rodriguez was an hour into his first shift after returning from vacation when David Anderson and Francine Graham opened fire,... More »

Cops: We 'Couldn't Believe' This Dad Was Involved in Shooting

Dustin Adkins charged in accidental shooting of daughter, 9

(Newser) - Florida's Dustin Adkins is barred from possessing guns after a handgun he was showing off in 2011 accidentally discharged, killing a 13-year-old girl. That's why Titusville police say they were dumbfounded to discover that Adkins' own 9-year-old daughter was shot Saturday when her father allegedly left her and... More »

Source: 'Rambling' Note Found in Van After NJ Shooting

Mayor says assailants ignored bystanders, shot into kosher market

(Newser) - Sources say police now believe Tuesday's shootout in Jersey City, NJ, was motivated by anti-Semitism, reports the New York Times . One of the deceased attackers had posted anti-Semitic and anti-police statements online, a law enforcement official tells the outlet. The official says a short but "rambling" note was... More »

Police Officer 'Ambushed and Executed' in His Car

The Arkansas officer's killer 'had no motive at all'

(Newser) - Police say an Arkansas officer was just sitting in his car when someone walked up and executed him, 5 News Online reports. Officer Stephen Carr was waiting for his partner behind the Fayetteville police station Saturday morning when a man armed with a 9mm handgun shot him multiple times, the... More »

Navy Shooter Was Reportedly in Saudi Air Force

Death toll in Pensacola is 4, including the gunman

(Newser) - Much is unknown about Friday's shooting at a naval base in Florida , but multiple outlets—including the AP , the Washington Post , and NBC News —are reporting that the gunman was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. All are quoting unidentified US officials or law-enforcement sources. Authorities have not... More »

4 Dead in Shooting at Florida Navy Base

Shooter is dead in Pensacola, along with 3 victims; others injured

(Newser) - It's the second fatal shooting at a US naval facility this week: Authorities say a gunman opened fire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, Friday morning. The Pensacola News Journal reports that the shooter is dead, along with three victims. The newspaper reports at least seven other... More »

Sailor Kills 2 Civilians in Pearl Harbor Shooting Spree

Authorities say shooter took his own life

(Newser) - A sailor from the USS Columbia submarine killed two civilian workers at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and injured another Wednesday before taking his own life, authorities say. No motive has been identified for the shooting and it's not clear whether the sailor targeted the workers or was firing... More »

Booby Trap Kills Homeowner: Police

Ronald Cyr, 65, had fixed a handgun on the door

(Newser) - A Maine homeowner has died, apparently by his own hand—and by mistake. Van Buren police responded to a 911 call Thursday at the home of Ronald Cyr, 65, and found him in need of medical attention, WAGM reports. Seems he had fixed a handgun to fire on intruders at... More »

'Seven Loud Gunshots' Shock Indie Rocker

Police investigating whether Wilco's Jeff Tweedy was targeted

(Newser) - Chicago police are investigating whether Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy was the target of a shooting in which a bullet was fired through his door. Tweedy was at home with his wife—their two sons were out—around 2am Tuesday when the pair heard "seven loud gunshots," police rep... More »

Toddler Was Cuddling Her Toy When It Took a Bullet

No injuries reported following gunfight in Madison, Wis.

(Newser) - Baby Shark is in no condition to sing after taking a bullet and likely saving a little girl in the process. The 3-year-old was asleep in her bed just before 9pm Sunday when a gunfight occurred outside her family's home in Madison, Wis. "It is believed that there... More »

Deer Hunters End Up Shooting Themselves in Wisconsin

In 2 incidents, hunters fired at their own foot

(Newser) - Wisconsin's 9-day deer hunting season opened on Saturday, but four-legged creatures weren't the only ones who ended up shot. ABC News reports at least four people were shot as well, though none were hit fatally. A press release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says two of... More »

Sheriff's Shooting Death Raises Question of Race

Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was killed in the line of duty

(Newser) - Law enforcement agencies in Alabama and beyond posted messages of condolences on social media Sunday in the aftermath of the fatal weekend shooting of a sheriff in the state, the AP reports. Few details were immediately available about the circumstances surrounding Saturday evening's shooting and the capture of an... More »

10-Year-Old Shot at Football Game Dies

NJ governor denounces 'senseless gun violence'

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy shot at a high school football game in New Jersey Friday night has died from his injuries. Fifth-grader Micah Tennant was one of three people injured in the Pleasantville shooting. CNN reports that Micah's death was announced at Lincoln Financial Field Wednesday, where the Philadelphia Eagles... More »

3 People Dead After Shooting at Walmart

Apparent domestic dispute at root of shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma

(Newser) - Three people are dead—including the shooter—after a shooting at a Walmart store in Duncan, Oklahoma, reports the Duncan Banner . It appears a male shooter with a semiautomatic handgun killed a man and a woman who were inside a car in the store parking lot. Fox 25 reports that... More »

The 3rd Quarter Started. Then, 'Absolute Madness'

Man and young boy injured after gunfire erupts at New Jersey high school football game

(Newser) - Just a day after five high school students were shot by a classmate in Santa Clarita, Calif., two fatally, gunfire rang out at a high school football game on the opposite coast, injuring two. The Cherry Hill Courier-Post reports Friday evening's playoff game between Camden and Pleasantville on the... More »

Judges' Visit to White Castle Ends With Fight, 2 Shot

Indiana judges got involved in a late-night brawl after night of drinking, failed visit to strip club

(Newser) - Look out, Florida, Indiana is coming for your "Land of Weird Crimes" title: NPR reports three judges there have now been suspended without pay after a May 1 incident that saw them act "in an injudicious manner," per a Tuesday decision from the Indiana Supreme Court . Per... More »

Cops: After Court Escape, Drug Suspect Shoots Wife, Self

American and his wife hoped to make it to Cambodia before capture in Thailand, police say

(Newser) - An American man is accused of stabbing a police officer in order to escape from a Thai court before shooting his wife and himself as authorities closed in. As of Thursday, Bart Allen Helmus and his Thai wife, Sirinapa Wisetrit, were both in serious condition in a hospital’s intensive... More »

9 American Mormons Killed in Mexico Massacre

Victims in highway shooting include 6 children

(Newser) - Relatives say at least nine US citizens—all Mormons—have been killed in a highway massacre believed to be tied to a drug cartel in northern Mexico. Three mothers and 14 children—members of a breakaway Mormon community known as La Mora, some 70 miles south of Douglas, Ariz.—... More »

3 Bikers Wounded in Freeway Shooting

Police aren't sure if attack in Southern California was random or targeted

(Newser) - A group of motorcyclists cruising a California freeway early Sunday ran into gunfire, which injured three of them, two critically. KABC and CBS Los Angeles report that five bikers were making their way south down the 110 Freeway, on the border of Gardena and Carson, just before 2am when someone... More »

Boy, 15, Charged in Shooting of Trick-or-Treater, 7

Girl in bumblebee costume thought to have gotten caught up in gang crossfire

(Newser) - A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday night with attempted murder in the suspected gang-related shooting of two people on Chicago's West Side, including a 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume when she was shot in the neck and critically injured. The shooting Thursday night was another grim... More »

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