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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 »

2nd Man Arrested in Tram Shooting

2 others were arrested and released; main suspect is still in custody

(Newser) - Dutch police say they have arrested another man on suspicion of involvement in the deadly tram shooting in Utrecht, the AP reports. Police said in a statement late Tuesday that the 40-year-old man was arrested in the afternoon by heavily armed officers in Utrecht. They say the man "is... More »

Tram Shooting Suspect Arrested

3 dead in Netherlands tragedy

(Newser) - Three people are dead in the wake of a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, and police say a suspect is in custody in the Monday morning incident, which also left five injured. "I just heard that the suspect we were hunting has been arrested,... More »

Cops: Shooting on Dutch Trolley Has 'Possible Terrorist Motive'

Dutch cops say Utrecht incident left multiple people injured

(Newser) - Dutch police say one person is possibly dead and multiple people are hurt after someone opened fire Monday morning on a trolley in Utrecht, about 30 miles southeast of Amsterdam. "A man started shooting wildly," a witness tells local media, via the BBC , which adds the gunman is... More »

Guns Used in Massacre Had Reference to 11-Year-Old Girl

She was killed in 2017 terror attack, and her father is angry gunman cited her

(Newser) - Stories are filtering in about what took place Friday during the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed at least 49, and by all accounts they're terrifying. ABC News reports on worshippers diving under benches and leaping over fences to get away from the gunfire,... More »

Head of Gambino Crime Family Gunned Down in Front of Home

Frank Cali was first mob boss to be killed since Paul Castellano in 1985

(Newser) - Less than a week after the head of the Colombo crime family died , the Gambino crime family has lost its own reputed boss. The demise Wednesday night of Francesco "Frank" Cali, however, was much more violent and untimely than the passing of Carmine "The Snake" Persico, who died... More »

Cops: Woman Shot Boyfriend While Acting Out Movie Scene

Police haven't named the movie

(Newser) - A Missouri woman is accused of accidentally killing her boyfriend as they acted out a movie scene involving a gun, only to have the gun go off. Kalesha Marie Peterson of Fulton is charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon in the death of David Dalton, the... More »

Police: Boy, 11, Shot Trooper Dad With His Own Service Weapon

The boy was allegedly upset over video games

(Newser) - Indiana State Police trooper Matt Makowski and his wife had recently clashed with their 11-year-old son, taking away his video games. On Feb. 22, the boy allegedly took his father's own .45-caliber service weapon out of his locked police vehicle and used it to shoot him in the buttocks... More »

Wounded Doctor Helps Subdue VA Hospital Shooter

Veteran was about to undergo a mental health exam

(Newser) - A 59-year-old Army veteran shot a doctor in the neck Wednesday at a VA hospital in Florida, just before he was to undergo a mental health evaluation. The wounded doctor helped subdue the veteran, the FBI said, per USA Today . "It was very brave," an agent said. "... More »

They Went Out to Report on a Story. Then a Car Pulled Up

San Francisco news crew robbed, security guard shot

(Newser) - A scary scene unfolded for a KPIX 5 news crew on Sunday, ending in a robbery and the shooting of their security guard. Per CBS News and CBS San Francisco , reporter Joe Vazquez and cameraman John Anglin were in Oakland to cover the teachers strike there, and as they geared... More »

His Dog Shot Him. Now, Consequences From the Court

For him and his firearms license, not the dog

(Newser) - A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. The Munich administrative court dismissed the man's appeal against an earlier decision by Bavarian authorities to withdraw his license to own a rifle, as... More »

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