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Gunman Kills 6 in Hospital Waiting Room

Czech police say gunman killed himself

(Newser) - Six people were killed and three more wounded in a shooting in a hospital in the eastern Czech Republic on Tuesday, the country's prime minister says. The apparent suspect later shot himself dead as police approached his car. Prime Minister Andrej Babis told Czech public television the shooting took... More »

Report: Base Shooter Filed Complaint About Instructor

He was 'humiliated' by 'Porn Stash' nickname

(Newser) - Seven months before Friday's mass shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station , Saudi 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani complained that he had been humiliated by one of his instructors at the base. The New York Times reports that the 21-year-old Saudi Air Force trainee filed a formal complaint saying he was... More »

FBI Asks Why Pensacola Shooter Went to NY First

Authorities take a closer look at 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani

(Newser) - The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast US support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a US official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption the attack... More »

Just Before Base Shooting, an Anti-US Rant on Twitter

Tweets appear to have been posted on Mohammed Alshamrani's account, officials say

(Newser) - The killings have not been ruled terrorism, but tweets criticizing the US were posted about two hours before the shootings at the naval base in Florida on Friday. The rant appears to have gone up on the account belonging to Mohammed Alshamrani, the Saudi aviation student named Saturday night by... More »

Post-Attack, US Officials Take a Stand on Saudis

And that stand is to keep standing together

(Newser) - Top US defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida, the AP reports. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and others attending a security conference in California played... More »

Navy 'Hero' Died Helping First Responders

Joshua Kaleb Watson was only 23

(Newser) - Among three victims in Friday's Navy air base shooting, a name has emerged—and he's being hailed as a hero, USA Today reports. "Joshua Kaleb Watson saved countless lives today with his own," his brother, Adam Watson, posted Friday on Facebook . "After being shot multiple... More »

Aldean Returns to the Scene of the Crime

The country singer last performed there on a grim night in 2017

(Newser) - It's been two years—and Jason Aldean clearly hasn't forgotten. The country singer played in Las Vegas on Friday night for the first time since the worst mass shooting in US history interrupted his show, People reports. "Tonight's a really special night for us," he... More »

Accused Base Shooter Hosted Creepy Dinner Before Attack

And a Saudi student is said to have recorded video outside during the strike

(Newser) - The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a US naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a US official told the AP on Saturday. One of the three students who attended the dinner... More »

Saudi King Expressed Anger at 'Barbaric' Shootings: Trump

Naval base attacker was a Saudi aviation student

(Newser) - President Trump said he received a phone call Friday from King Salman offering condolences after the shootings at a Florida naval base, apparently by a Saudi aviation student . "The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter," the president tweeted... More »

11 Injured in French Quarter Shooting

One person detained after shots ring out on big party weekend

(Newser) - New Orleans police say 11 people were hit in an early morning shooting on the edge of the city’s famed French Quarter, reports the AP . A police release says two people are in critical condition and no arrests have been made, though police Supt. Shaun Ferguson tells the New ... More »

US Mass Shooters Have 4 Things in Common: Study

Researchers also narrow killers to 5 types

(Newser) - A new, comprehensive study of mass shooters—covering every killing of at least four people in a public place since 1966—has found four factors that connect nearly all of them. The Violence Project compiled data starting with the University of Texas shootings, when 15 people were shot to death... More »

59th Victim of Las Vegas Mass Shooting Dies

Kim Gervais died a little more than 2 years after the nation's worst mass shooting

(Newser) - The nation's worst mass shooting has claimed another victim. The Press-Enterprise reports that Kimberly Gervais, 57—who was shot and suffered spinal injuries after the 2017 shooting in Las Vegas, losing all feeling in her legs and most of the use of her arms—died Friday in California, per... More »

At Least 4 Killed in Mass Shooting at Fresno Party

Suspects snuck into backyard, police say

(Newser) - At least 10 people were shot Sunday at a party in Fresno in what appears to be a "mass casualty shooting," police say. The shooting took place about 6pm on the city’s southeast side, Fresno police Lt. Bill Dooley says. There was a "family and friend... More »

Suspect in Latest School Shooting Dies

16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow had turned his gun on himself after shooting 5 others

(Newser) - Authorities are still trying to figure out why a California teen brought a semi-automatic pistol to school on his 16th birthday, killing two fellow students and injuring three before turning the firearm on himself, and now they won't be able to get more insight from the suspect himself. NBC... More »

School Shooting Suspect: It Was His 16th Birthday

Neighbors say he was 'quiet, smart kid'

(Newser) - A teenager accused of killing two students and injuring three at a California high school was a "quiet, smart" kid, according to classmates and neighbors who have no idea why he would carry out a shooting rampage on his 16th birthday. Law enforcement sources identified the Santa Clarita suspect... More »

'Cesspool of Hate' 8chan Is Basically Back

It's now 8kun, and activists are working to get it shut down again

(Newser) - The "cesspool of hate" online forum 8chan was shut down almost three months ago after three mass shooters including the El Paso suspect posted their plans there before carrying them out, but now it's back—basically. As CBS News reports, 8kun surfaced Saturday via Russia-based online service providers... More »

3 Killed in Mass Shooting at Halloween Party

9 injured in shooting at Long Beach, California, home

(Newser) - Three people were shot dead and at least nine others were injured in a mass shooting at a home in Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday night, the AP reports. Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin says firefighters arrived at the home around 10:44pm and found a scene "... More »

He Was Suspended Over Parkland, Is Now Out for Good

State Senate in Florida votes to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had already suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. Now the state Senate has removed Israel from his elected position for good. CNN reports on the 25-15 vote Wednesday that now makes Israel's removal official; it came nine months after DeSantis put Israel's job on... More »

Man Wrote 'No Mercy,' Then Killed 5 Neighbors: Police

Retired truck driver was facing eviction from his condo

(Newser) - A man whose condo association was trying to evict him for not paying his mortgage and association fees taped a note inside his front door that said, "No mercy!!!" He showed none, prosecutors said. Krysztof Marek, 66, now faces five counts of first-degree murder, the Tribune reports. Marek... More »

As El Paso Survivors Struggle, Defendant Pleads Not Guilty

Victims' relatives attend brief hearing

(Newser) - The man charged with killing 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso appeared in court Thursday, pleading not guilty to capital murder charges. He told the judge he didn't want the charges read to him, USA Today reports. Police documents said that he had confessed to the Aug.... More »

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