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After Manhunt in Germany, 2 Bodies Found in Apartment

Suspect, his mother found dead after shooting rampage in Hanau

(Newser) - A gunman believed to have been a far-right extremist was found dead after a shooting rampage in the German city of Hanau Wednesday night. Authorities say that after a seven-hour manhunt, the body of the suspect was found in his apartment, along with the body of his mother, the BBC... More »

At Least 8 Are Killed, 5 Hurt in Shootings in Germany

Attackers fired from a car in Hanau, near Frankfurt

(Newser) - A drive-by shooting in a city near Frankfurt has left eight people dead at two shisha bars. Police said the same attackers appeared to have opened fire from a car at both places in Hanau around 10pm local time, the Mirror reports. Another five people were seriously wounded. The suspects... More »

Thailand's Bloodiest Shooting Spree Is Over

Gunman finally shot dead after he killed 26

(Newser) - A soldier with a grudge gunned down 26 people and wounded 57 in Thailand's worst shooting spree before he was fatally shot inside a mall on Sunday, reports the AP . Officials said he was angry over a financial dispute , first killing two people on a military base before going... 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: Utah Teen Killed His Family Over Many Hours

16-year-old Colin Haynie is charged as an adult

(Newser) - A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murders of his mother and three siblings in what's believed to be Utah's biggest mass shooting in 13 years. Authorities say Colin Jeffery "CJ" Haynie sought to kill everyone in his Grantsville home except himself and nearly succeeded Friday.... 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 »

Apple Won't Unlock Mass Shooter's iPhones

The California company refuses to fully unlock iPhones

(Newser) - Should federal agents be hacking into iPhones? The issue came up before in a mass shooting case, and now, with the Pensacola shooting under investigation, it's back in the headlines. Attorney General William Barr asked Apple to help unlock two iPhones used by terrorist suspect Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani—who... More »

US Plans Saudi Expulsions After Pensacola Shooting

Though they aren't accused of anything, at least a dozen servicemen training at base will go

(Newser) - After an FBI investigation, the US is moving to deport more than a dozen Saudi trainees at the Florida base where three Americans were shot to death last month. No one in the group is accused of being involved in the Pensacola attack by a member of the Royal Saudi... More »

Cops: Backyard Mass Shooting Was Retaliation

6 suspected gang members arrested in Fresno

(Newser) - A backyard rampage that stunned the close-knit Hmong community in Fresno, California, was carried out by a gang bent on revenge, police say. Six suspected gang members were arrested in the November shooting that left four people dead and six injured, reports the Fresno Bee . Police Chief Andy Hall said... More »

Alex Jones, Infowars Hit for $100K Over Sandy Hook

Judge orders conspiracy theorist to pay court costs, legal fees to family of slain Newtown boy Jesse Lewis

(Newser) - Alex Jones and his Infowars website haven't even gone to trial yet regarding a lawsuit brought against him by a Sandy Hook family, but the case has already put him nearly $130,000 in the hole, not counting his own expenses. Per the Daily Beast , in addition to an... More »

Congregants Shoot Gunman in Live-Streamed Attack

2 people are killed in Texas church

(Newser) - Congregants shot and killed a man who opened fire in a church near Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday, killing the attacker, police said. A person shot by the suspect also died and a second parishioner has life-threatening injuries following the attack at the West Freeway Church of Christ, White Settlement... More »

US Marks Grim New Record

Mass killings hit an all-time high in 2019

(Newser) - The first one occurred 19 days into the new year when a man used an ax to kill four family members including his infant daughter. Five months later, 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia. Twenty-two more died at a Walmart in El Paso in August. A... More »

You've Seen His Crosses After Tragedies. It Has Taken Its Toll

Greg Zanis retires from 23-year-old project honoring victims of national tragedies, after 27K crosses

(Newser) - An Illinois carpenter who's made tens of thousands of white crosses for victims of tragedies in the US—e.g., mass shootings , terror attacks, natural disasters—is finally turning in his hammer after more than two decades. Greg Zanis, who says he's built close to 27,000 crosses... More »

Family Gives Up Pawn Shop Owner in Mass-Murder Case

Ahmed A-Hady, 35, was arrested Saturday

(Newser) - The FBI made an arrest Saturday connected to the mass shooting that shocked Jersey City this week, CBS New York reports. Detained is Ahmed A-Hady, 35, who was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm—which could put him away for 10 years. Searching his New... More »

A Suffering Town Celebrates a Victory

Newtown High School wins state football title 7 years to the day after Sandy Hook killings

(Newser) - On the final play of the game—after a rainy day of vigils and mourning, with flags at half-staff—Riley Ward caught a 36-yard pass from Jack Street. The touchdown gave the Newtown Nighthawks the Connecticut Class LL high school championship on Saturday, the seventh anniversary of the day a... More »

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 »

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