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Gunman at Elementary School Kills 14 Students, Teacher

18-year-old shooter was killed by police, Texas governor says

(Newser) - A gunman walked into an elementary school in the Texas town of Uvalde and killed 14 children and a teacher on Tuesday, officials said. Gov. Greg Abbott identified the killer as an 18-year-old student at Uvalde High School, KTRK reports. "He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly," Abbott...

In Court, Victim's Relative Calls Buffalo Suspect a 'Coward'
'Payton, You're a Coward!'

'Payton, You're a Coward!'

Suspected Buffalo shooter makes court appearance, is jeered by relative of a victim

(Newser) - The legal case against the accused gunman in Buffalo's mass shooting advanced on Thursday, but not before Payton Gendron got a message from a relative of one of the victims. "Payton, you're a coward!" shouted the family member as the 18-year-old was being led from a...

Buffalo Shooting Raises Questions on Red-Flag Law

Suspected gunman was able to buy a weapon despite writing threats at school

(Newser) - New York has a "red-flag" law that prohibits a person who presents a threat to themselves or others from buying or possessing a gun. So how did the suspect in Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo legally buy a semi-automatic rifle in the state less than a year after...

Sheriff: Church Shooter Left Note Describing 'Hatred of Taiwanese People'

California shooting is being investigated as a hate crime

(Newser) - The deadly mass shooting at a church in southern California on Sunday was a "politically motived hate incident" carried out by an immigrant from mainland China, authorities say. David Chou, a 68-year-old Las Vegas resident, has been booked on one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder,...

Liz Cheney Unloads on House Leaders After Shooting

Ousted GOP bigwig says they have 'enabled white nationalism' with rhetoric

(Newser) - Liz Cheney unleashed a scorching tweet against House GOP leaders on Monday—a group she had been among before her split with Donald Trump. The tweet comes in the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo , which authorities have called a targeted assault by a white gunman on Black victims....

Latest Shooting Puts Focus on 'Great Replacement'
Buffalo Shooting Puts
'Great Replacement' in Spotlight
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Buffalo Shooting Puts 'Great Replacement' in Spotlight

There's really 2 versions of it floating around, one more extreme than the other

(Newser) - The phrase "great replacement" has been in wide circulation in the media since Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo because authorities say the suspected gunman embraced it in a 180-page racist screed posted online before the attack. Lots of outlets are providing primers:
  • Definition: One hard-core version has been

Official: Suspect Had Plans 'to Shoot More Black People'

Possibly at 'another large superstore' in Buffalo, per the city's police commissioner

(Newser) - As more details trickle out on the victims of Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, more on the alleged gunman is also emerging, including a chilling glimpse at what he'd possibly planned to do if he hadn't been stopped. Joseph Gramaglia, the city's police commissioner, told...

Mass Shooting at Texas Flea Market Leaves 2 Dead

3 others injured in Houston incident

(Newser) - Two people were killed in a shooting at a Texas flea market that left three others injured Sunday afternoon. Police say all of those who were shot—all men in their 20s who likely knew each other, police say—had been involved in an argument at the Harris County market...

What We Know About the Buffalo Shooting Victims

The 10 killed and 3 injured have been identified

(Newser) - Aaron Salter was a beloved community member and security guard who knew the shoppers of Tops Friendly Market by name. When they came under attack from a gunman with a rifle, he sprang into action. The retired Buffalo police officer fired multiple times at the attacker, striking his armor-plated vest...

After Fatal Mass Shooting at Calif. Church, Crowd Hogties Suspect

1 killed, 5 injured in Sunday tragedy

(Newser) - A Taiwanese luncheon at a church in southern California's Orange County was attacked Sunday afternoon, leaving one dead and five others injured. There were about 30 to 40 people at the banquet, which took place after morning services at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, when the gunman started...

Police Took Shooting Suspect for Evaluation Last Year

Police say he made a threat about carrying out a shooting at his high school

(Newser) - Police became aware of the suspect now being held in the mass shooting Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket last year, after they said he threatened an attack at his high school. State troopers were called to Susquehanna Valley High School in Conklin, New York, last June, the AP reports. They...

Biden Says Nation Must 'Address the Hate'

President addresses Buffalo shooting at ceremony for fallen officers

(Newser) - President Biden on Sunday condemned the mass shooting in Buffalo, calling the killer a "hate-filled soul" while acknowledging the wearying effect of such crimes on the nation. "We must all work together to address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America," the president...

Security Guard Killed in Shooting Is Hailed as Hero

Police say retired cop Aaron Salter exchanged gunfire with shooter in Buffalo supermarket

(Newser) - One of the 10 people killed in Saturday's mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket was a retired police officer who worked there as a security guard. He's a "hero in our eyes," says Buffalo police chief Joseph Gramaglia, per WKBW . The station identifies him as Aaron...

What We Know About the Buffalo Mass Shooting
What We Know
About the Buffalo
Mass Shooting
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What We Know About the Buffalo Mass Shooting

Police say an 18-year-old white man killed 10 people, most of them Black, at a supermarket

(Newser) - The details are filling in quickly after Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo that claimed 10 lives at a supermarket. And one of those details already has become clear: “It was straight up, a racially motivated hate crime," says Erie County Sheriff John Garcia. The white gunman shot...

Gunman in Body Armor Kills 10 in Supermarket

FBI investigates attack as a hate crime

(Newser) - A gunman wearing body armor and a military helmet opened fire with a high-powered rifle at a packed Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, killing 10 people and wounding three others. Police took a man into custody, the Buffalo News reports. He was not identified. "It's like walking onto a...

11 People Shot During Airbnb Party

No arrests yet in Pittsburgh; two juveniles were killed

(Newser) - A second mass shooting in the US is making headlines this weekend. Police in Pittsburgh say two young males—both juveniles—were fatally shot and nine others were wounded when gunfire broke out at an Airbnb party Saturday night, reports the Post-Gazette . In a statement , the city's department of...

Arrest Made in Nation's Latest Mall Shooting

14 people injured, including nine gunshot victims, ages 15 to 73

(Newser) - Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting at a busy shopping mall in South Carolina’s capital on Saturday that left 14 people injured. Columbia Police Chief WH “Skip” Holbrook said 22-year-old Jewayne M. Price, who was one of three people initially detained by law enforcement...

Report: Frank James Called Crime Stoppers on Himself

He faces federal terrorism charge

(Newser) - The call to a tip line that led to the arrest of New York City mass shooting suspect Frank James came from somebody who definitely won't be able to collect the $50,000 reward, law enforcement sources tell the AP and NBC New York . The sources say it was...

Cops: At Least 5 Gunmen Involved in Sacramento Shooting

Police say gunfight involved rival gangs

(Newser) - The mass shooting that left six people dead and 12 wounded outside bars just a block from California’s Capitol last weekend was a gunfight involving at least five shooters from rival gangs, Sacramento police said Wednesday. Police said they identified at least five gunmen but there may have been...

Man Injured in Sacramento Mass Shooting Arrested

Smiley Martin is the brother of the suspect arrested Monday, police say

(Newser) - A second suspect arrested Tuesday in connection with the mass shooting that killed six people in Sacramento had posted a live Facebook video of himself brandishing a handgun hours before gunfire erupted, a law enforcement official tells the AP . Smiley Martin, 27, who is the brother of the first suspect...

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