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Police: Mass Shooting After Graduation Ceremony Was 'Targeted'

Suspect Amari Pollard,was in an 'ongoing dispute' with one of the 2 people killed, police say

(Newser) - The mass shooting that killed two people and injured five others after a high school graduation in Richmond, Virginia Tuesday was a targeted attack and the "result of an ongoing dispute," police say. Graduate Shawn Jackson, 18, and his 36-year-old father, Renzo Smith, were killed, CNN reports. The...

2 Killed, 5 Shot After Virginia High School Graduation

Suspect, 19, has been captured

(Newser) - Seven people were shot, two fatally, when gunfire rang out Tuesday outside a downtown theater where a high school graduation ceremony had just ended, causing hundreds of attendees to flee in panic, weep, and clutch their children, authorities and witnesses said. A 19-year-old suspect tried to escape on foot but...

Commission: Parkland Judge Should Be Reprimanded

Elizabeth Scherer showed bias toward prosecution in trial, allowed 'emotions to overcome' judgment

(Newser) - The Florida judge who oversaw the penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be publicly reprimanded for showing bias toward the prosecution, failing to curtail "vitriolic statements" directed at Cruz's attorneys, and allowing "emotions to overcome her judgment," reports the AP . The Judicial Qualifications...

Suspects Busted in Florida Beach Boardwalk Shooting Spree

Altercation broke out between two groups in Hollywood, Florida, on Memorial Day

(Newser) - Police in South Florida arrested two men over the weekend and a third on Monday suspected of going on a Memorial Day shooting spree along a busy beachside promenade that injured nine people, two of whom are still hospitalized, the AP reports. Detectives from the Hollywood Police Department took Ariel...

Trial Begins in Deadliest Antisemitic Attack in US History

Robert Bowers is on trial for the 11 deaths at the Tree of Life Synagogue

(Newser) - Prosecutors on Tuesday described how a heavily armed suspect barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue and shot every worshipper he could find in the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history, per the AP . Robert Bowers' federal trial got underway more than four years after the shooting deaths of 11 worshippers at...

After Shootings, Protesters Demand State Media Changes

Demonstrations began in response to two mass shootings

(Newser) - Huge crowds of anti-government protesters on Saturday encircled the Serbian state television building in downtown Belgrade to press their demand for autocratic President Aleksandar Vucic to ease his tight grip on the mainstream media and allow alternative voices. Tens of thousands of opposition supporters, some chanting slogans urging Vucic's...

A Year After Uvalde, Grieving and Tensions Remain
A Year After Uvalde,
Families Feel 'Betrayal'

A Year After Uvalde, Families Feel 'Betrayal'

Parents are still seeking answers in a Texas city torn by massacre that killed 19 children, 2 teachers

(Newser) - Wednesday is the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 students and two teachers dead. Plans are in the works for a new school to replace the one where the massacre took place, in a different location in the city. "...

10 Killed in Shootout at Mexico Car Rally

Officials say attackers opened fire on people, vehicles at Baja California event

(Newser) - Authorities say they are investigating an apparent gunfight at an off-road vehicle rally in Mexico’s Baja California state that left 10 people dead and another 10 wounded. Videos posted on social media showed heavy shooting at the rally in an area of Ensenada and at least three bodies lying...

Cops Say New Mexico Mass Shooter Had a Note

Shooter identified as teen who would have graduated high school the next day

(Newser) - The man who was killed in a shootout with police after he fatally shot three people in Farmington, New Mexico Monday has been identified as Beau Wilson, an 18-year-old high school senior who was due to graduate the next day. Police say the gunman fired on cars and homes apparently...

'Children's Book' Chronicles 'My First School Shooting'

Patricia Oliver, mom of Parkland victim Joaquin Oliver, wrote book to make impact on lawmakers

(Newser) - There's a new "children's book" that recently made the rounds in DC—except it's actually a book for lawmakers, penned by the mom of a 17-year-old Parkland victim. Joaquin's First School Shooting is written by Patricia Oliver, mother of Joaquin Oliver, who was gunned down...

Cops: New Mexico Gunman Was 18, Used 3 Guns in Shooting

Farmington attack was 'purely random,' police chief says of shooting that killed 3, injured 6

(Newser) - Police fatally shot the suspect in Monday's mass shooting in Farmington , New Mexico, which left three others dead and six injured, including two police officers. Now, more details are trickling out about the gunman, who cops say was 18 years old and used at least three firearms to carry...

3 Dead, 2 Officers Injured in New Mexico Mass Shooting

Suspect also dead in Farmington shooting

(Newser) - Police in Farmington, New Mexico, say at least three civilians were killed and two police officers injured in a mass shooting Monday. The Farmington Police Department says the suspect was killed at the scene, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Police said both injured officers, one from the Farmington police and one...

Serbia Shows Scores of Guns Turned In After Mass Shootings

President asks, 'What does anyone need an automatic weapon for?'

(Newser) - Authorities in Serbia on Sunday displayed stacks of guns and cartons of hand grenades from the thousands of weapons, including anti-tank rocket launchers, that they said people handed over since back-to-back mass shootings stunned the Balkan nation. The government declared a one-month amnesty period for citizens to surrender unregistered weapons...

Army Expelled Texas Mall Shooter Over Mental Health

Gunman was 18 at the time, officials said he had an adjustment disorder

(Newser) - The gunman who killed eight people and wounded seven others in a shooting at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, had targeted the shopping center and was carrying three firearms on him when he was killed by a police officer, authorities said Tuesday. He had another five guns in his...

GoFundMe Campaign Surges for Boy Orphaned by Shooting

Online fundraiser for William Cho, 6, has raised more than $1.3M in Allen, Texas

(Newser) - One of the young survivors of the mall shooting in Allen, Texas, has evidently struck a nerve among Americans. A GoFundMe page for 6-year-old William Cho had raised more than $1.3 million as of Tuesday morning. William was orphaned in the shooting—his Korean-American parents, Kyu Cho, 37, and...

After Mass Shooting in Texas, an Ill-Advised Facebook Post

Chamber of commerce post welcomed new member 'Pulling Triggers' after tragedy in Allen

(Newser) - Pulling Triggers and Pulling Corks is "the melding of two amazing worlds," per its website : guns and booze, with a mission of teaching its students firearms skills, as well as holding wine and whiskey events and tastings. What Texas locals didn't find amazing was a promo over...

Boy, 6, Lost His Entire Family in Texas Mall Shooting

2 young sisters were also among the dead

(Newser) - The eight victims in Saturday's mall shooting in Allen, Texas, included two young sisters as well as another young child who was killed alongside his parents, leaving his older brother orphaned. While authorities have not publicly identified all of the victims yet, relatives, friends, and organizations with which they...

Texas Mass Shooting Wasn't Worst in 2023 So Far

Nation has had 115 deaths so far this year, on track to set modern annual record

(Newser) - The mall shooting in Texas over the weekend that claimed eight lives, not including the shooter, isn't the deadliest of 2023 so far. It's eclipsed by one in Monterey Park, California , in January that claimed 11 lives, notes the Washington Post . Not surprisingly, then, the US is on...

After Shooting, Politicians Argue Prayers vs. Laws

God's in charge, Texas lawmaker says, while advocate counters 'prayers without action are empty'

(Newser) - A frequent response to mass shootings has been to urge prayers. After the shooting at a Texas mall on Saturday, politicians who repeated that call—including a couple of them who represent the people of Allen—faced a backlash. The area's congressman, Republican Rep. Keith Self called prayer powerful...

Dallas-Area Mall Sees Fatal Mass Shooting
8 Victims, Gunman Dead
at Mall Near Dallas

8 Victims, Gunman Dead at Mall Near Dallas

Seven more are hospitalized in Allen, Texas

(Newser) - The nation's latest mass shooting took place Saturday afternoon at a shopping mall near Dallas. At least nine people are dead in Allen, Texas, including the shooter, reports the Washington Post . Another seven are hospitalized. Details:
  • Where: The shooting took place at an outlet mall, Allen Premium Outlets, about

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