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13 Hurt in Shooting in Busy Austin Entertainment Hub

Meanwhile, a shooting in Savannah, Ga., has left one dead, 8 injured

(Newser) - A shooting in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin, Texas, injured 13 people early Saturday, and police said the suspected shooter wasn't in custody. Two of the injured people were in critical condition, but as of a news conference at 4am local time, no one had died, interim...

Gun Sales Soared During Pandemic Lockdowns

Experts worry the spike will lead to more gun violence

(Newser) - When the lockdowns started, gun sales boomed in the US. Lockdowns are now easing across the country as more get vaccinated for COVID-19, but gun sales are still booming, according to Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis. Looking at federal...

Officials on San Jose Shooting: 'This Was a Planned Event'

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office says guns, 22K rounds of ammo found at suspect's home

(Newser) - Authorities still haven't pinned down a motive for why Samuel Cassidy shot up a rail yar d in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, killing nine, but after a search of his residence, they say it's evident the 57-year-old suspect, who also took his own life during the shooting,...

Cops: Gunman Is Down After San Jose Mass Shooting
9 Dead in San Jose
Rail Yard Mass Shooting

9 Dead in San Jose Rail Yard Mass Shooting

'The whole crew is gone, the whole shift is gone'

(Newser) - "Shooter is down," the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office tweeted Wednesday morning after reports of a mass shooting at a rail yard in San Jose, Calif. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Russell Davis later confirmed that a gunman killed eight people at the Valley...

'Year of Carnage' Continues With 12 Mass Shootings Over Weekend

At least 11 died, 69 wounded from Friday night through Sunday

(Newser) - At least a dozen mass shootings took place over the weekend across the country, killing at least 11 people and injuring another 69. CNN combined its own stats with those from the Gun Violence Archive , as well as police and other media reports, and found the latest slew of mass...

Cops: 2-Year-Old Boy Shoots Both Parents

Luckily, no one was severely injured in Wednesday morning incident in Maine

(Newser) - A Maine toddler who wandered into his parents' room Wednesday morning ended up accidentally shooting them and injuring himself, cops say, but luckily, all three are expected to recover. The 2-year-old boy apparently spotted a gun, which was loaded, on one of the nightstands in the family's home in...

Feud Erupts in Gunfire, Wounding 9 Under Age 18

Louisiana sheriff says witnesses aren't cooperating with investigation

(Newser) - Nine people under 18 were injured, and two of them remained in the hospital Monday following a weekend shooting at a 12-year-old's birthday party in Louisiana that was rooted in an ongoing feud, authorities said. Eight of the victims of the Saturday night shooting were boys, and all were...

Employee Opens Fire in Texas Office Park

Attacker kills 1, wounds 5 before a trooper is shot

(Newser) - Police called to a Texas industrial park Thursday afternoon found one person shot to death and five others wounded, four of them critically. The shooter, whom police believe to be an employee of the business, Kent Moore Cabinets, was gone, CNN reports. "When law enforcement showed up, it was...

Cops Blame Brothers' Suicide Pact for Death of 6

One left behind rambling note that took issue with lax gun control, as well as 'The Office'

(Newser) - Texas police were responding to a report of a possible suicidal person at a home in suburban Dallas on Monday when they found the bodies of six family members that are thought to have been there since Saturday—the result of an apparent murder-suicide pact. Coverage:
  • Two brothers, ages 19

3 Dead in Latest State to Suffer Mass Shooting

Police say at least 7 were shot early Saturday at house party in Wilmington, NC,

(Newser) - Following a gunman's rampage in Orange, Calif., on Wednesday that left four dead , CNN noted that mass shooting was one of 20 since the Atlanta spa shootings in mid-March. Now, yet another one to add to the list. Police say at least seven people were shot early Saturday at...

Victims in Boulder Were Ages 20 to 65
21-Year-Old Charged
in Boulder Massacre
the rundown

21-Year-Old Charged in Boulder Massacre

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa charged with 10 counts of murder; victims ranged in age from 20 to 65

(Newser) - Police in Boulder have identified the suspected gunman in Monday's mass shooting , though they're still not speculating about a motive. The alleged shooter at the King Soopers supermarket is 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa from nearby Arvada, Colo., report the Washington Post and the Denver Post . Boulder County...

5 Kids Gone After 'Heartbreaking' Mass Shooting

Adult male was also killed overnight in Muskogee, Okla.: police

(Newser) - A man opened fire on seven family members—ultimately killing five children and one man—inside a home in Muskogee, Okla., early Tuesday before emerging with a gun in front of police. Called to the scene around 1:30am, an officer fired a shot at the suspect, who wasn't...

Cops: Doc Who Killed Austin Pediatrician Didn't Know Her

Texas authorities look for clues in apparent murder-suicide that left pediatrician Lindley Dodson dead

(Newser) - Details continue to emerge out of Texas after what the Austin Police Department deems a murder-suicide involving two doctors who apparently didn't know each other. Per witnesses and police statements, the Austin American-Statesman reports that Dr. Bharat Narumanchi, 43, showed up at Children's Medical Group on Friday asking...

Series of Shootings Leaves 3 Dead
Series of Shootings
Leaves 3 Dead

Series of Shootings Leaves 3 Dead

Four people were wounded in the Illinois attacks

(Newser) - A man killed three people and wounded four others in a series of shootings over roughly four hours that started on Chicago's South Side and ended with his death in a shootout with police in a parking lot just north of the city. Investigators are trying to determine a...

Gun Violence Rises During Pandemic
Cities Face Rising
Gun Violence 

Cities Face Rising Gun Violence

Several factors could be behind the increase, officials say

(Newser) - When Andre Avery drives his commercial truck through Detroit, he keeps his pistol close. Avery, 57, grew up in the Motor City and is aware that homicides and shootings are surging, even though before the pandemic they were dropping in Detroit and elsewhere. His gun is legal, and he carries...

He Could've Called 911. Cops Say He Grabbed a Rifle Instead

Man chases, shoots alleged intruder who begged for his life: cops

(Newser) - A man who says he was the victim of a burglary attempt chased a man down a South Florida street and shot and wounded him with an assault-style rifle as he begged for his life, authorities say. Corthoris Jenkins, 28, was charged with attempted first-degree murder with a firearm, court...

Ex-Ballerina's Bitter Custody Battle Turns Deadly

Ashley Benefield, 28, is accused of murdering estranged husband Doug Benefield, 58

(Newser) - A former professional dancer is accused of fatally shooting her estranged husband after she claimed a domestic violence incident forced her to act in self-defense. A release from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office says the incident took place Sept. 27 in Central Park, Fla., where Ashley Benefield, 28—who...

Cops: Man Gunned Down Teen Worker at McDonald's Drive-Thru

Justin Michael Mullis, 24, charged after apparently random shooting of Kylee Leniz, 16, in Nevada

(Newser) - In what appears to be a random crime, a Nevada man is in custody and accused of fatally shooting a teen worker at McDonald's over the weekend. Police say that 16-year-old Kylee Leniz died after being shot at the restaurant in Elko on Sunday night, and 24-year-old Justin Michael...

Cops: Stalker Waited 90 Mins. for Pregnant Woman, Shot Her

Remy Lee gave birth to a healthy baby before dying of her injuries

(Newser) - A pregnant woman fatally ambushed outside a New Jersey apartment building gave birth to a healthy baby before she died, police say. Per NBC New York , prosecutors allege that Donqua Thomas, 30, arrived at the Brooks-Sloate Terrace complex in Paterson on Thursday afternoon and waited in his vehicle for 90...

Sentencing for Terror Attack Facilitator: 'He Knew Better'

Enrique Marquez gets 20 years in prison for his role in 2015 San Bernardino attack that killed 14

(Newser) - The California man who provided the guns used in the 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting has found out his fate. The San Bernardino Sun reports that 28-year-old Enrique Marquez—who was convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and making a false statement on federal firearms-purchase forms—was...

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