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Babysitter Shot Nephew While 'Taking Selfies': Cops

Caitlyn Smith, 19, charged with injury to a child in Texas

(Newser) - A babysitter was taking selfies with a gun on Tuesday when she accidentally shot her 10-year-old nephew in the stomach, according to authorities in Texas. The boy was being watched by the 19-year-old at an apartment in Houston and was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, per CNN , which... More »

Rapper's Final Facebook Posts May Have Made Him a Target

Video revealed Pop Smoke's address

(Newser) - Rapper Pop Smoke's final posts on social media might have gotten him killed. The up-and-coming 20-year-old was shot dead in a home invasion in Hollywood Hills early Wednesday—hours after he posted a video on Facebook showing himself opening gift bags with the address he was staying at. An... More »

Rapper, 20, Murdered Days After Album Drops

Pop Smoke shot and killed in apparent home invasion

(Newser) - Up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke was murdered early Wednesday in what TMZ describes as a home invasion in the Hollywood Hills. The rapper, born Bashar Jackson, was shot and killed around 4:30am when masked men broke into a home where a gathering had taken place, the outlet reports, citing law... More »

Armed Corrections Officer Shot Dead by Police

Travis Mullins allegedly pointed a gun at officers

(Newser) - A corrections officer accused of targeting a woman he had been dating in a store parking lot was shot and killed by a police officer in Tennessee. Travis Mullins, 29, was pronounced dead Monday evening outside a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Greeneville, WBIR reports. Greeneville police were called... More »

Gunfire Erupts at Connecticut Nightclub, Killing One

4 others injured in Hartford incident

(Newser) - Gunfire erupted at a Connecticut nightclub early Sunday morning, killing a man and wounding four other people, police said. A 28-year-old man died in the shooting at the Majestic Lounge in Hartford's South End, police Lt. Paul Cicero said. Two other males and two females were wounded, with two... More »

7-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots, Injures 11-Year-Old Brother

It happened in Chicago; 5 other kids injured in separate Windy City shootings on the same night

(Newser) - Two siblings in Chicago got their hands on a gun Friday, and now one of them is hospitalized. Police say an 11-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister "gained access" to a firearm in the Lawndale home, and the girl was handling the gun when it appears to have accidentally... More »

A Valentine's Day Shooting With a Real Housewives Link

3 wounded at Georgia's Old Lady Gang, owned by Kandi Burruss of 'RHOA'

(Newser) - Three people were shot and wounded on Valentine's Day at a restaurant just outside Atlanta that's owned by singer and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss. A man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant on Friday night and targeted another man, East Point police Capt. Allyn Glover... More »

2 Officers Shot, Suspect Dead at a Walmart

Shooting took place in Forrest City, Arkansas

(Newser) - A shooting at a Walmart in Arkansas has left two officers wounded and the suspected gunman dead, reports WMCA . Police received a call about a man making threats inside a Walmart in Forrest City Monday morning. After officers arrived, the man pulled a gun and fired at them, St. Francis... More »

Thai Man Kills 20 in Rampage Sparked by 'Financial Dispute'

Thai suspect reportedly stole weapons, Humvee from army base before heading to mall

(Newser) - A mass shooting at various sites in Thailand has left at least 20 dead and 31 injured, with the gunman still on the loose, police say. The New York Times reports the shootings took place in Korat, located to the northeast of Bangkok in the Nakhon Ratchasima province. The gunman,... More »

Cops Credit 'Heroic Passengers' in Fatal Greyhound Shooting

One woman was fatally shot aboard bus in California

(Newser) - One woman was killed and five others injured in a shooting on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay area early Monday, reports CBS News . Police say the male suspect also was a passenger on the bus, though there's no word on a motive,... More »

Drive-By Shooting Kills Pregnant Woman, but Not Her Baby

Annie Sandifer was in a party bus celebrating a family event

(Newser) - Annie Sandifer was 26 weeks pregnant with her sixth child when a bullet from a drive-by shooting struck her early Saturday. The Milwaukee woman, variously reported as 33 or 35, didn't survive—but her baby, delivered via emergency C-section, did. "She had kids to go home to. She... More »

Terror Group Claims Deadly Florida Naval Base Shooting

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula releases video claiming the attack

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen claimed responsibility Sunday for last year's deadly shooting at the Naval Air Station Pensacola by an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, the AP reports. The shooter, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was a member of the Saudi Air Force in training at the base.... More »

Man Wearing Fake Bomb Stabs 2, Is Shot Dead

Police say he was wearing a fake bomb

(Newser) - A man recently released from prison after serving time for terrorism-related offenses strapped on a fake bomb and stabbed two people on a busy London street Sunday before being shot to death by police, officials said, the AP reports. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D'Orsi said police are "confident"... More »

2 Dead in Gunfire That Erupted After Florida Funeral

A man and 15-year-old boy die at the scene in West Palm Beach, Fla.

(Newser) - A funeral gathering at a south Florida church turned tragic Saturday when gunfire broke out afterward and left two people dead, CNN reports. Police say an adult male and a 15-year-old boy died in the shooting at Riviera Beach, about five miles north of West Palm Beach. The AP adds... More »

2 Women Arrested After Breach Near Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Gunfire broke out near Mar-a-Lago on Friday after an SUV broke through security in what TMZ calls "a wild car chase." Seems the vehicle breached two checkpoints on its way to the main entrance of President Trump's resort, and the Florida Highway Patrol pursued, along with a... More »

After Handcuffed Man Killed in Cruiser, Cop Charged

'What harm could this individual do,' victim's fiancee asks

(Newser) - A Maryland police officer is to be charged with murder after fatally shooting a handcuffed man in his cruiser on Monday. "What happened last night is a crime," Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said Tuesday, per the Baltimore Sun , noting Cpl. Michael Owen Jr. would... More »

After Trooper's Murder, Message Found on Shooter's Wall

'Hate you' Lisa McMullan wrote of Greg Rieves, say police in Illinois

(Newser) - Police in Illinois say a woman who shot a retired state trooper in the head before turning the gun on herself had written the man's name on the wall of her condo along with the words, "I hate you" and "hope you ... die." Lisa McMullan, 51,... More »

2 Killed, 7 Hurt in Shooting at SC Bar

Patrons at Mac's Lounge ran for their lives

(Newser) - Two people were killed and at least seven people were injured early Sunday in a shooting at a bar and music venue in South Carolina, officials say. The shooting took place at Mac's Lounge in Hartsville, Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee told reporters. The two victims were identified by... More »

Dad's Gun Fires While He Plays With Son, 4

Tripp Shaw was rushed to a hospital in Indianapolis

(Newser) - An Indiana man was "play wrestling" with his 4-year-old son Thursday when a handgun went off and shot the boy in the head, People reports. Police say the gun, a Glock semi-automatic, was tucked in dad's pants. Tyler Shaw and son Tripp were rushed to hospitals in and... More »

'Sheer Panic' After Shooting in Downtown Seattle

Gunman still at large after 1 killed, 7 hurt

(Newser) - At least one gunman is still at large after a shooting that caused panic in downtown Seattle Wednesday night. Police say one woman was killed and at least seven people were injured after a suspect or suspects opened fire outside a McDonald's around 5pm, the Seattle Times reports. Officials... More »

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