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Family of 4 Shot Dead in Illinois, Along With Their Dogs

Police say Romeoville tragedy was not a murder-suicide

(Newser) - Two adults, their two children, and the family's three dogs were all found fatally shot in their Illinois home, and police say the tragedy was not a murder-suicide. They also don't believe it was a random slaying, which is why they haven't issued a shelter-in-place order in...

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Driver Allegedly Shot Man as He Helped Deer Cross Road

Suspect allegedly told police he shot because he was scared of man, woman in street

(Newser) - As a man stood in his driveway with his wife, attempting to alert passing cars to deer that were crossing the road so that drivers would slow down, one of those drivers fatally shot him, police say. Dylan Picard, 22, was arrested September 8, the day after the incident that...

Iowa Jury Apparently Agrees Killer Was Afraid

Teenager is convicted on lesser charges in shooting deaths of 2 students at alternative school

(Newser) - An Iowa teenager was found guilty on Thursday of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the deaths of two students he shot at a Des Moines alternative school earlier this year. Preston Walls, 19, had been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths, but jurors found him guilty of lesser charges....

After 2 Shot in Chicago Ballpark, Speculation Reigns

Police have yet to determine whether the shots came from inside or outside the stadium

(Newser) - Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf says he's "done a deep dive" into a shooting that injured two women attending a White Sox game at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field a week ago and "I don't see any way in the world that the shots could...

Cops: Homeowner's Shooting of USC Student Was Justified

Nicolas Donofrio was shot after he broke window, tried to open door, police say

(Newser) - In what the police chief of Columbia, South Carolina, says is a "heartbreaking case for all involved," a homeowner who shot and killed a University of South Carolina student early Saturday will not face charges. The Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office and the Columbia Police Department have determined...

Dollar General Shooter Stopped at Family Dollar First

Police say gunman used to work at Dollar Tree

(Newser) - The Jacksonville shooter used to work at a dollar store and stopped in at one before a security guard's presence apparently led him to instead target the Dollar General down the road, where he killed three people, police say. He worked at a Dollar Tree from October 2021 to...

Texas National Guardsman Shoots Man Across Border

Wounded man across the Rio Grande is Mexican, and incident is under investigation

(Newser) - An unusual shooting involving a soldier with the Texas National Guard is under investigation. The Guardsman fired across the Rio Grande and wounded a Mexican man Saturday evening, reports the Dallas Morning News . The man identified as Darwin Jose Garcia, 37, was hit in the leg and is recuperating, per...

Student Tries to Enter Wrong House, Is Shot Dead

Tragedy took place days after start of fall semester at University of South Carolina

(Newser) - A South Carolina college student went to the wrong house Saturday, and it cost him his life. The 20-year-old sophomore at the University of South Carolina lived on the same street in Columbia, the state capital, where he was shot; police say he was trying to get into the wrong...

Rapper Who Shot Megan Thee Stallion Reacts to Sentence

'I refuse to apologize for something that I did not do,' Tory Lanez defiantly wrote on Instagram

(Newser) - Daystar Peterson has a lot to say about his 10-year prison sentence handed down Tuesday in the 2020 shooting of fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, and none of it seems especially repentant. "I refuse to apologize for something that I did not do," Peterson, aka Tory Lanez, wrote...

Tory Lanez Gets 10 Years in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Shooting left fellow rapper with bullet fragments in her feet

(Newser) - Canadian rapper Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for three felonies connected to the 2020 shooting of fellow hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Prosecutors had sought a 13-year sentence while lawyers for the 31-year-old Lanez had sought probation, arguing in a memo last week that "...

World Cup to Go On After Gunman's Attack in New Zealand

Police say 2 people were killed, 6 injured near teams' hotel

(Newser) - This file has been updated with details about increased security and the US team. A gunman killed two people at a construction site in New Zealand's largest city on Thursday, as the nation prepared to host games in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, authorities said. Six...

Police: Patient Shot, Killed Surgeon in Exam Room

Police arrested suspect outside clinic in Collierville, Tennessee

(Newser) - Police say a patient fatally shot an orthopedic surgeon in an exam room at a Tennessee clinic on Tuesday. Dr. Benjamin Mauck, a husband and father of two young children, was shot dead around 2pm in what police described as a targeted "one-on-one interaction" at Campbell Clinic Orthopedics in...

Alabama Firefighters Shot Shortly After Shift Began

They have been hospitalized in serious condition

(Newser) - Two Alabama firefighters were shot Wednesday morning in what police believe was a targeted attacked. The shooting occurred in Birmingham's Station 9 just prior to 8:30am, shortly after the men had started their shift, reports . Birmingham Police Chief Scott Thurmond says the shooter entered via the...

Cops: Man Fired at Pool Cleaner in 'Lawful but Awful' Incident

Under Florida's 'stand your ground' law, no charges for man who says he thought there was an intruder

(Newser) - No charges will be filed against a Florida man who fired 30 rounds from his AR-15 at his pool cleaner, thinking the man was an intruder, authorities say. According to Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, 43-year-old Jana Hocevar heard noise coming from the lanai at her Dunedin home at around...

Cops: Toddler Shoots, Kills His Pregnant Mom

2-year-old's new sibling didn't make it either in 'tragic' incident in Norwalk, Ohio

(Newser) - Last Friday, police in Norwalk, Ohio, received a disturbing call just after 1pm from a young mom, who revealed to the dispatcher she was eight months pregnant and had been shot in the back. Even more shocking was the person she said had shot her: her 2-year-old son, reports CNN...

Pregnant Woman and Her Baby Die in Random Seattle Attack

Man shot through window of couple's car

(Newser) - In what police say was an apparently random attack, a man ran up to a car that was stopped at a Seattle intersection last week on Tuesday morning and shot through the window, killing a woman who was eight months pregnant as well as the baby she was expecting. Eina...

Cops: Man Fatally Shot Estranged Wife, 4 Others

Tennessee police at burning home where 3 kids died say gunman Gary Barnett also killed himself

(Newser) - Six people are dead in Tennessee, including three children, after police responding to a call of gunfire showed up at the scene to find a house on fire. Marion County Sheriff Bo Burnett tells WRCB that the call in Marion County came in around 8:45pm on Thursday, at which...

Man Arrested After Shooting Himself in Dream

Police say Illinois man Mark Dicara dreamed he shot intruder

(Newser) - Some people suffer from sleepwalking; an Illinois man apparently has a problem with sleepshooting. Police say 62-year-old Lake Barrington resident Mark Dicara dreamed that someone had broken into his home and he shot the "intruder," CBS reports. He woke up—presumably abruptly—to find that he had shot...

10 Injured in Denver Mass Shooting After Nuggets' Win

Shooting took place in area where fans had been celebrating; suspect in custody

(Newser) - Ten people were wounded in a mass shooting early Tuesday in Denver in an area where basketball fans had been celebrating the Nuggets' first NBA title win, police said, and a suspect was taken into custody. The shooting happened about 12:30am—about 3 1/2 hours after the game—and...

6-Year-Old Finds Gun in Home, Shoots Baby Brother

Cops say Detroit infant will survive after latest incident involving kids stumbling on firearms

(Newser) - "Here we are again." That was the frustrated statement given Wednesday night by Detroit Assistant Police Chief Charles Fitzgerald, after a 6-year-old boy found a gun inside his house and shot his baby brother, twice—in what Fitzgerald noted has become a "too common occurrence," per...

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