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Florida HS Shooting Suspect Is Ex-Student With AR-15

Sheriff says 17 killed

(Newser) - A sheriff says 17 people have died in Wednesday's shooting attack on a South Florida high school, the AP reports. Sheriff Scott Israel of Broward County says that 12 of the 17 confirmed deaths were found inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. But he says the... More »

'Numerous Fatalities' in Florida HS Shooting

18-year-old suspect arrested

(Newser) - A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing "numerous" people, sending students running out into the streets and SWAT team members swarming in before authorities took the shooter into custody, the AP reports. Frantic parents rushed to the scene and ambulances converged in front of... More »

YouTube Stars Awake to Terrifying Ordeal

'Disturbed' fan with gun searched Megan Turney and Gavin Free's home while they hid in closet

(Newser) - It's their job to attract viewers. YouTube personalities Megan Turney and boyfriend Gavin Free just never expected one would turn up at their house with a gun. That's precisely what police say happened late last month in Austin, Texas. According to police documents, Turney and Free awoke to... More »

Suspect Claims Victim Hired Him via Craigslist to Kill Her

He says teen placed Craigslist ad for killer

(Newser) - A man in custody in Colorado has confessed to fatally shooting 19-year-old Natalie Bollinger, but he claims her death was still suicide, according to arrest documents seen by NBC News . According to an arrest affidavit, Joseph Michael Lopez, 22, told investigators that he shot the teen after answering a Craigslist... More »

Official: Man Shot 6 Immigrants Out of 'Racial Hatred'

Apparently random shooting spree targets African immigrants in Italy

(Newser) - An Italian gunman with extreme right-wing sympathies shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in Italy during a two-hour drive-by shooting spree, the AP reports. Police photos showed the shooting suspect with a neo-Nazi tattoo prominently on his forehead as he sat in custody and an Italian flag tied around... More »

4 Dead, 1 Hospitalized in Shooting at Car Wash

'No motive, no reason'

(Newser) - Four people are dead and another hospitalized following a shooting early Sunday morning outside a Pennsylvania car wash in what a state trooper tells the Herald-Standard was "a pretty intense scene." The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports two bodies were found lying in the parking lot of Ed's Car... More »

2 Teens Dead, 12 Others Wounded at Kentucky School

Alleged shooter is a 15-year-old boy

(Newser) - Another school shooting is in the news, this time in western Kentucky. Two 15-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were fatally shot Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. Twelve others were injured by gunfire, and another five were otherwise injured in the chaos that ensued, says... More »

Officer Dead, 2 Injured in Pennsylvania Shooting

Man reportedly opened fire at Harrisburg home

(Newser) - A law enforcement officer is dead and two others are wounded after a man reportedly opened fire during the serving of a federal arrest warrant in Pennsylvania on Thursday. The members of a US Marshals task force had arrived at a Harrisburg home to serve a woman with a warrant... More »

Weeks Before Colo. Ambush, a Warning on the Gunman

Campus officers in Wyoming were worried about Matthew Riehl

(Newser) - Colorado authorities were contacted with concerns about the mental health of Matthew Riehl over a month before he shot and killed a deputy and wounded four others . But the 37-year-old man was never held for a mental health evaluation, the AP reports. Authorities say Riehl fired more than 100 rounds... More »

Pregnant Teen Shot Dead, But Baby Survives

Father says son is in critical condition

(Newser) - Police say a pregnant teenager was shot dead while asleep in a southern Arizona home early Saturday, but that doctors were able to deliver her unborn child. 19-year-old Jasmine Vega was found unconscious by officers responding to a 911 call from inside the residence, Fox News reports. Vega was transported... More »

Chicago Boy Shot in 2016 Shoots Himself in Hand

5-year-old found father's illegal gun

(Newser) - A 5-year-old boy who was struck in the face last year by a stray bullet fired during a drive-by shooting accidentally shot himself in the hand this week with a gun his father had obtained illegally, Chicago police say. Kavan Collins found the loaded, uncased gun under a mattress in... More »

5-Year-Old Finds Gun in Nightstand, Fatally Shoots Self

Alaska police are investigating

(Newser) - Police in Anchorage, Alaska, say a 5-year-old boy rummaging through a nightstand drawer late at night found a loaded gun and wound up fatally shooting himself, reports KTUU . Christian Johnnson died after midnight Tuesday while his parents were in other rooms of the house, reports the Anchorage Daily News . The... More »

Man Opens Fire From Nevada High-Rise

Gunman shot from building where Paddock once lived

(Newser) - A gunman with a hostage opened fire from the eighth floor of a luxury high-rise condominium in Nevada onto the streets below Tuesday night, authorities say. No injuries were reported. The man died Tuesday after a SWAT team descended on him while he was barricaded at the Montage, Reno police... More »

Slain Baltimore Officer Was Shot With Own Gun

He was due to testify in corruption case the next day

(Newser) - A new twist in the Sean Suiter case: The Baltimore homicide detective killed while investigating a triple murder last week was due to testify in a corruption case involving fellow officers the very next day, authorities say. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says Suiter was due to testify before a... More »

Man Discussing Church Shootings Accidentally Shoots Wife in Church

The bullet that entered her abdomen first struck his hand

(Newser) - During a discussion of church shootings, a man announced that he took his gun everywhere, pulled it out in a room full of people, then accidentally shot himself and his wife—at church. The unidentified Tennessee man, described as in his 80s, was at a luncheon at First United Methodist... More »

Gunman Picking Random Targets Kills 4, Wounds Kids

Authorities say police killed the shooter

(Newser) - A gunman choosing targets at random opened fire in a rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people at several sites and wounding others at an elementary school before police shot him dead, authorities said. The AP reports the gunfire began around 8am in the community of Rancho Tehama... More »

Police: Toddler Accidentally Shoots, Kills 1-Year-Old Sister

A man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide

(Newser) - A 1-year-old girl is dead in Tennessee after, police say, her 3-year-old brother accidentally shot and killed her. Memphis police say Shawn Moore, 25, put the girl, Robbin Keefer, in bed with his gun, the AP reports. Witnesses heard a gunshot Friday morning and found the girl had been shot.... More »

'Reckless' Tradition Leads to Groom Shot in the Testicles

Accident happened at bachelor party in Egypt, where firing guns is common celebratory practice

(Newser) - The man StepFeed calls "the most unfortunate groom ever" probably wishes he'd skipped his own bachelor party after a celebration in Egypt gone wrong. Per local police, 28-year-old Osman al-Alsaied was bidding adieu to his single days on Monday night when a fellow reveler decided to partake in... More »

Woman Charged After 'Sugar Daddy' Shot in Head

Prosecutors say Jennifer Morrissey tried to make murder look like a robbery

(Newser) - "Get the gun ready cause I'm coming. ... I'm gonna stab ya," prosecutors say Jennifer Morrissey texted Michael McNew on the day he died. She added: "I'll gut you like I'm field dressing a [expletive] deer." NBC Philadelphia reports the 33-year-old Morrissey was... More »

Sheriff: At Least 20 Dead in Texas Church Shooting

The gunman is dead

(Newser) - At least 20 people are dead after a gunman entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday morning and started firing, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt tells CNN . Other reported estimates have gone as high as 27. Tackitt says the shooter has been killed and that there is... More »

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