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3 Killed in Latest California Mass Shooting Likely 'Targeted'

Victims have been identified in Beverly Crest shooting

(Newser) - The three people killed in California's latest mass shooting have been identified. Nenah Davis, 29, Destiny Sims, 26, and Iyana Hutton, 33, were killed while inside a vehicle parked outside a home believed to be a short-term rental. All three are women; ABC 7 reports that police had initially...

After Boy, 6, Shoots Teacher, Superintendent Shown the Door

School board votes to remove him effective Feb. 1

(Newser) - Shortly after news broke that the Virginia teacher shot by a 6-year-old student would sue the school district, it was reported that the superintendent of that district will be replaced. The Newport News School Board on Wednesday voted 5-1 to remove George Parker III as superintendent effective Feb. 1, NBC...

Amid Chaos of Shooting, a 'Final Act of Selflessness'

Witnesses describe workers at 2 different dance studios confronting the gunman

(Newser) - As police try to figure out a motive for Saturday night's mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, which left 10 dead and 10 others injured, stories are emerging on the heroes who tried to stop the gunman. Among them: Ming Wei Ma, the owner of the Star Ballroom Dance...

Failed Candidate 'Masterminded' Shootings at Dems' Homes: Cops

Police say Solomon Pena hired 4 men in shooting scheme

(Newser) - Police say a failed Republican political candidate hired four men to carry out shootings at the homes of elected Democratic officials in New Mexico. Solomon Pena, who has previously declared his support for former President Trump and may have attended the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, lost his bid for a...

6 Wounded Outside Funeral for Shooting Victim

Investigators look for a connection to the death of 20-year-old earlier this month

(Newser) - The funeral for a 20-year-old shooting victim was interrupted Friday by gunfire outside a Pittsburgh church. Six people were wounded, one critically, in the Brighton Heights neighborhood during the service at Destiny of Faith Church, police said. The funeral of John James Hornezes Jr. was livestreamed, and viewers saw mourners...

Before 911 'Ambush,' Caller Reportedly Kicked Out of Bar

2 officers were fatally shot after bogus 911 call to lure them to the scene, say police

(Newser) - Update: Police in Connecticut believe two officers killed in Bristol Wednesday were shot after a 911 call was placed in a "deliberate act to lure law enforcement to the scene," the New York Times reports. Investigators believe Nicholas Brutcher, 35, made the call about a domestic dispute with...

At Football Game, 'Every School District's Worst Nightmare'

3 shot outside stadium at Toledo's Whitmer High School; victims are expected to recover

(Newser) - A Friday night football game at an Ohio high school ended in chaos after three people were shot outside the stadium while the game was taking place. Per ABC News , the shooting happened on the outskirts of the field at Toledo's Whitmer High School, which was playing Central Catholic....

Drug Gang Storms Mexican City Hall, Guns Down 20

Mayor and his father among the dead in ambush in San Miguel Totolapan, in Guerrero state

(Newser) - A drug gang shot to death 20 people, including a mayor and his father, in the mountains of southern Mexico, officials said Thursday. A video posted on social media showed men who identified themselves as the Tequileros gang claiming responsibility for the mass shooting in the state of Guerrero. The...

2 More Shootings Linked to Possible California Serial Killer

Fatal shootings in Stockton, Calif., linked by physical evidence, police say

(Newser) - Update: Police say the fatal shooting of a sixth man, who was killed in Oakland, Calif., last year, has been linked to the five fatal shootings in Stockton, Calif., they believe are the work of a serial killer. The non-fatal shooting of a woman in Stockton on April 16, 2021,...

Emotional Reporter During Mass Shooting: 'Memphis Is Tired'

Meanwhile, Ezekiel Kelly has been charged with murder in spree that left 4 dead, 3 injured

(Newser) - Joyce Peterson spent much of Wednesday evening into early Thursday reporting on a shocking, daylong Memphis shooting spree that left four dead , three wounded, and one man finally in custody . But one of the Action News 5 reporter's on-air segments in particular is drawing attention, as she became emotional...

After Murder of 4 Muslims, Albuquerque Cops Make an Ask

Police ask public for help in finding 'vehicle of interest'

(Newser) - Cops in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are asking the public to keep a lookout for a car they think may be tied to the murder of four Muslim men in the city over the past nine months. Per CBS News , police asked anyone in the area who's seen a dark...

Police Thank 'Good Samaritan' for Stopping Mall Shooting

Armed citizen stepped in, killed gunman, who'd already killed 3, injured 2 at Greenwood Park Mall

(Newser) - Authorities are expressing their gratitude to an armed bystander after he shot and killed a gunman who opened fire in a shopping mall food court in Indiana. The mass shooting took place Sunday evening at Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, leaving three dead and two injured, including a 12-year-old girl...

Richmond Police: 'Hero Citizen' Thwarted July 4 Shooting Plot

The intended target was reportedly the Dogwood Dell

(Newser) - Updated with more details on the alleged plot. Police in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday said a mass shooting was planned for their city on July 4, but that they fielded a tip that allowed them to thwart the plot. In an afternoon press conference, Police Chief Gerald Smith said a...

Officials: Parade Suspect Drove North, Considered 2nd Shooting

Suspected gunman will be held without bond

(Newser) - Update: The man charged with killing seven people when he shot at parade-watchers in Highland Park, Ill., confessed to police that he fired on the crowd, a prosecutor said Wednesday, though no plea has been entered in the case. Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Ben Dillon added that police...

After Parade Shooting, 2 Jarring Comparisons
After Parade Shooting,
2 Jarring Comparisons
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After Parade Shooting, 2 Jarring Comparisons

Doctor and senator say gunfire, resulting injuries were like those in war

(Newser) - Monday's mass shooting at a parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park has led to some disturbing comparisons:
  • Like war: "Those are wartime injuries," Dr. David Baum, who treated victims after the shooting, tells CNN . "Those are what are seen in victims of war, not
...

Shooting Puts the Focus on Well-Known Highland Park

Actor Rachel Brosnahan 'spent nearly every day after school' near the scene

(Newser) - Monday's mass shooting in Highland Park, Ill., is hitting celebrities with ties to the community especially hard. Actress Rachel Brosnahan, who grew up in the area where director John Hughes shot scenes for movies including Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, wrote on social media that she...

Shooting at Pride Fest Leaves 2 Dead, 10 Seriously Injured

Police investigating mass shooting in Norwegian capital of Oslo as possible terror attack

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire in Oslo's nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving 10 seriously wounded in what police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack during the Norwegian capital's annual Pride festival. Investigators said the suspect, identified as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran,...

At Uvalde City Council Meeting, a Big No-Show

Embattled school police chief Pete Arredondo, newly elected to council, bailed on his first meeting

(Newser) - The Texas school district police chief who's been accused of waiting too long to order law enforcement to confront the gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde has said that he'd "eventually" answer questions about the mass shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers last month....

Boy Dies on Vacation in SC in 'Senseless, Senseless Act'

Quarius Naqua Dunham of NH was fatally shot by man who allegedly was firing randomly at cars

(Newser) - A family vacation in South Carolina turned tragic after an 8-year-old boy was fatally shot by a man who was randomly firing at cars, according to local police. NBC News reports on the incident near Florence, where third-grader Quarius Naqua Dunham of New Hampshire was driving with his family around...

4th-Grader Played Dead During Shooting

Miah Cerrillo smeared blood on herself

(Newser) - Another wrenching story has emerged from one of the young survivors in the Texas school shooting. Fourth grader Miah Cerrillo tells CNN that she smeared blood from a classmate over herself to play dead. The classmate already had been killed by the gunman. Miah recounts how the gunman shot out...

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