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Gunmen Kill 24 at Mexico Rehab Center

Guanajuato governor blames drug gangs

(Newser) - Gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico and opened fire Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding seven, authorities say. Police in the north-central state of Guanajuato said the attack occurred in the city of Irapuato. Three of the seven wounded were reportedly in serious condition. Apparently... More »

Man Who Sold Ammo to Vegas Shooter Sentenced

Douglas Haig gets 13 months

(Newser) - An Arizona man was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in federal prison for selling home-loaded bullets to the gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, killing 58 people in the Las Vegas Strip in Oct. 2017. Douglas Haig, 57, also was sentenced to three years of... More »

2 Dead in Walmart Shooting

Suspect rammed Calif. distribution center, killed employee before being shot himself

(Newser) - A man drove into a Northern California distribution center and started shooting people, killing an employee and wounding four others before he was killed by police. The shooting by a 31-year-old man with a semi-automatic rifle started about 3:30pm Saturday at the Walmart distribution center south of Red Bluff,... More »

After 7 Killed in Alabama, 2 Suspects Nabbed in Oregon

Cops say Frederic Rogers, John Legg, accused of killing 7, were part of '7 Deadly Sins' club

(Newser) - Two men who allegedly shot seven people to death at an Alabama home earlier this month are now in custody in Oregon. The Marion County Sheriff's Office said the suspects—Frederic Rogers, 22, and John Legg, 19, neither of whom have a criminal record—were detained "without incident"... More »

7 People, One Dog Dead in 'Horrific Scene'

Authorities trying to piece together what happened in mass shooting in Morgan County, Alabama

(Newser) - Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama early Friday found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire, news outlets reported, per the AP . Morgan County deputies were able to put out the fire before firefighters got to the scene, and that’s when... More »

Police: Shooter in Shopping Area Says He Was Bullied

20-year-old told them he shot 3 people because he wanted respect, officials say

(Newser) - A 20-year-old gunman who opened fire at a suburban Phoenix restaurant and retail complex, injuring three people, wanted to target people in his own age group in retaliation for being bullied, authorities said Thursday. The shooting rampage occurred Wednesday night after Armando Hernandez scoped out Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale,... More »

After Worst-Ever Shooting, a Different Kind of Autopsy

'Psychological autopsy' of shooter Gabriel Wortman being conducted in Canada

(Newser) - The investigation into Canada's deadliest mass shooting will encompass more than an analysis of the 17 crime scenes involved. Investigators will be conducting a "psychological autopsy" on gunman Gabriel Wortman through interviews with friends, relatives, and co-workers, "with the intent of gathering insights into why he committed... More »

Milwaukee 911 Caller: 'I Just Massacred My Whole Family'

Christopher Stokes charged with 5 murders

(Newser) - A Milwaukee man shot and killed five of his family members, including four teenagers, before calling police and saying "I just massacred my whole family," according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday. The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office charged Christoper Stokes, 43, with five counts of first-degree... More »

Canada Mass Shooter Killed 13 by Gun, 9 by Fire

The latest details on Nova Scotia tragedy

(Newser) - A gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia this month obtained a replica police car at an auction and outfitted it with a light bar and decals that made it look almost identical to a genuine Royal Canadian Mounted Police vehicle before using it to go on a rampage,... More »

Walmart Shooting Claims Another Victim, 8 Months on

Guillermo 'Memo' Garcia dies of his injuries

(Newser) - The death toll from the August mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart is now 23. More than eight months after he was shot in the store's parking lot, Guillermo “Memo” Garcia has died, KTSM reports. The soccer coach leaves behind his wife and two children . Twenty girls... More »

An Argument Launched Canada's Deadliest Mass Shooting

Gunman attacked his girlfriend first, but she survived

(Newser) - Canada’s worst mass shooting erupted from an argument between the gunman and his girlfriend, who survived the attack, a police official said. The official confirmed to the AP late Thursday that the weekend shooting rampage in Nova Scotia stemmed from a domestic dispute involving the couple. The official, who... More »

As Nova Scotia Death Toll Rises, a Big Criticism

No emergency alerts were sent out during 12-hour rampage

(Newser) - The death toll in Canada's deadliest mass shooting has hit 22. That does not include the shooter, who went on a rampage spanning 16 crime scenes across five Nova Scotia communities from Saturday night until almost noon Sunday. The gunman also set fires that damaged or destroyed more than... More »

Toll Rises to 19 in Canada's Deadliest Mass Shooting

Gunman was obsessed with police

(Newser) - The motive in the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history is still unclear, but investigators say a lot of planning apparently went into the rampage: Gunman Gabriel Wortman disguised himself as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and drove what appeared to be an RCMP cruiser. Associates say the 51-year-old... More »

16 Dead in Canada's Deadliest Shooting Rampage

Gunman is also dead in Nova Scotia mass shooting

(Newser) - The death toll in Sunday's Nova Scotia shooting rampage has gone up to 17, including the gunman, the CBC and Global News report. That makes it the deadliest mass shooting in Canada's history, the AP reports. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer is among the dead; Constable Heidi... More »

At Least 10 Are Dead in Canadian Mass Shooting

The suspect was arrested and later pronounced dead

(Newser) - A 51-year-old man went on a shooting rampage and killed at least 10 people in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Sunday, officials said. The suspect was arrested at a gas station and police later announced that he had died, the AP reports. The man was identified by police... More »

After Nearly 20 Years, a School Shooting First

This has been the first March since 2002 there hasn't been a US school shooting

(Newser) - Starting in March, schools across America began shuttering amid the coronavirus pandemic. With kids from kindergarten through college now holed up at home, a Washington Post reporter made a startling observation: "Last month was the first March without a school shooting in the United States since 2002," Robert... More »

Brewery Gunman Had Noose Put in His Locker

Anthony Ferrill, 51, killed five co-workers last week

(Newser) - The brewery worker who went on a gun rampage last week had a noose placed in his locker in 2015, NBC News reports. Anthony Ferrill, 51, who killed five co-workers on Feb. 26 and died by apparent suicide, never actually saw the noose, according to Molson Coors Brewery in Milwaukee.... More »

Cops After UPS Worker Nabbed: 'We Avoided a Tragedy'

Thomas Andrews had allegedly threatened a mass shooting in Sunnyvale, Calif.

(Newser) - A California UPS worker said he planned to shoot up a company facility before he was arrested and found to have numerous guns and more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition, authorities say. "I definitely think we avoided a tragedy," says Dan Pistor, the police captain in Sunnyvale,... More »

Police Identify Employee Who Killed 5 at Milwaukee Brewery

Officers searched the home of Anthony Ferrill, 51

(Newser) - Police on Thursday identified the gunman in the Milwaukee brewery shooting as an electrician whose home was searched earlier in the day. Milwaukee police Chief Alfonso Morales said the shooter was 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill. Morales identified the victims as Molson Coors Brewing employees ranging in age from 33 to 57,... More »

Molson Coors Shooter Was Still Wearing His Uniform

5 victims were all fellow employees

(Newser) - Police in Milwaukee have not disclosed the identity of the gunman behind Wednesday's shooting rampage at the Molson Coors campus —but the company has described the 51-year-old as an "active brewery employee." The man was still in his uniform when he stormed the facility and killed... More »

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