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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...

Cops: Man Wanted for 'Random' Murders Killed Himself

Police say Jarid Haddock killed 3 people in Yakima, Washington convenience store

(Newser) - A 21-year-old man wanted in the random killing of three people at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, early Tuesday shot and killed himself as officers approached him behind some warehouses several hours later, authorities said. Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray said at a news conference that authorities had received...

2 Students Fatally Shot at Des Moines Outreach Center

Rapper Will Keeps also seriously injured in shooting at program he founded

(Newser) - An 18-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting at a Des Moines educational outreach program that killed two students Monday. Preston Walls was also charged with attempted murder; the third victim, who was in surgery Monday night after being injured in the shooting, has been identified as Will...

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...

Suspects Still at Large After 6 Killed in California Home

Baby, 17-year-old mom are among the dead

(Newser) - Six people—including a 17-year-old mother and her 6-month-old baby—were killed in a shooting early Monday at a home in central California, and authorities are searching for at least two suspects, sheriff's officials said. Deputies responded around 3:30am to reports of multiple shots fired at the residence...

Schools Chief: Staffer Knew 6-Year-Old Might Have Gun

But Newport News official didn't seize weapon before 6-year-old shot teacher: superintendent

(Newser) - Administrators at the Virginia school where a first grader shot his teacher last week learned the child may have had a weapon in his possession before the shooting but didn't seize the 9mm handgun he brought to his classroom, the school system's superintendent said. Superintendent George Parker told...

After Gunshots Heard in New Mexico, Cops Find a Tiger

Months-old cub kept in dog crate has been moved to a zoo

(Newser) - Responding to a report of gunfire on Tuesday, police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, were hardly expecting to find an adorable but illegal tiger cub. Officers initially responded to a convenience store, where a person had been shot in the leg by a stray bullet around 2pm local time, CNN reports....

Mayor Says DC Employee Shot, Killed 13-Year-Old Boy

Karon Blake case has outraged DC residents

(Newser) - The man who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy in the early hours of Saturday is a DC government employee who has been placed on leave, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday amid rising outrage over the boy's death. Sixth-grader Karon Blake died from his wounds after he was shot...

Teacher Shot by Boy, 6, Got Kids to Safety: Cops

Abigail Zwerner was reportedly the last one to leave her classroom

(Newser) - The Virginia teacher allegedly shot by a 6-year-old while teaching class is being hailed as a hero for getting the rest of her students to safety. After Abigail Zwerner was shot—the bullet going through her hand, which she held up in a defensive posture when the gun was pointed...

Police: 6-Year-Old Accused of Shooting His Teacher

Teacher in Virginia's Newport News in critical condition; shooting wasn't accidental, cops say

(Newser) - A teacher at a Virginia elementary school was shot at work on Friday, and police say it wasn't an accident. They've also nabbed a suspect. "The individual is a 6-year-old student," Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said at a presser later Friday, per CNN . "...

Worker Mistaken for Burglar, Shot on Christmas Eve

He was checking for burst pipes at Texas apartment complex

(Newser) - A maintenance worker checking for frozen and burst pipes at a Texas apartment complex on Christmas Eve was fatally shot by a resident who thought he was a burglar, police say. Cesar Montelongo, a 53-year-old father of five, was shot on the resident's balcony at the Clayton Point Apartments...

5 Arrested in Deadly Mall of America Shooting

Those arrested are all teenage males as police seek a 6th suspect

(Newser) - Five people were arrested in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man at the Mall of America that sent the sprawling commercial center into lockdown on one of the final days of the holiday shopping season, police said Saturday. Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges announced the arrests in connection with...

Man Who Shot Lady Gaga's Dog Walker Sentenced
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Woman in Lady Gaga Dog-Walker Case Sentenced

Jennifer McBride gets 2 years of probation after falsely claiming to have found the dogs

(Newser) - Another sentencing in last year's shooting of Lady Gaga's dog walker : Jennifer McBride, 52, received two years of probation after pleading no contest to one count of receiving stolen property, reports the Los Angeles Times . McBride brought the two dogs to police days after the robbery and shooting,...

Conviction in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Was Chaotic

As rapper Tory Lanez was led away in handcuffs, his father yelled at prosecutors: 'You 2 are evil!'

(Newser) - In a courtroom that turned chaotic after a trial that seethed with tension, a Los Angeles jury on Friday found rapper Tory Lanez guilty of three felonies in the 2020 shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. The attack left her wounded with bullet fragments in her feet, and Lanez'...

Mall of America Shooting: "Whoever Did This, We Will Catch Them'

19-year-old is dead after being gunned down Friday night at nation's largest shopping mall

(Newser) - Shoppers searching for last-minute holiday gifts at the nation's largest shopping mall instead found themselves on lockdown after a shooting that left one person dead. Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, say a 19-year-old man was killed at the Mall of America on Friday night after a fight broke out between...

'Total Panic' as Gunman Opens Fire in Paris

2 dead, 4 injured in Friday shooting at a Kurdish cultural center

(Newser) - Two people are dead and four others are injured, including two people in critical condition, after a shooting in Paris on Friday. A gunman opened fire at the Ahmet-Kaya Kurdish cultural center near the Château d'Eau metro station, Le Parisien reported, per the Guardian . "It's total...

Veterinarian Kills 2 Police Officers at Mississippi Motel

Bay St. Louis officers were shot after responding to call for a wellness check

(Newser) - Two police officers in a town along Mississippi's Gulf Coast were fatally shot in a Motel 6 parking lot early Wednesday by a woman who apparently took her own life shortly afterward, police say. The shooter was identified as Amy Brogdon Anderson, a 43-year-old veterinarian from Ocean Springs, the...

Cops: KFC Customer Shot Worker After Corn Ran Out

Police are searching for St. Louis suspect

(Newser) - For most people, finding out that a KFC outlet had run out of corn would be a minor disappointment at most. For a customer in St. Louis, it was reason enough to shoot somebody, police say. According to a police incident report, a 25-year-old male employee was shot in the...

Gunman Kills 3 Women at Rome Coffee Shop

Including a friend of the country's prime minister

(Newser) - Three women, including a friend of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, were killed and four other people injured at a Rome coffee shop Sunday. The women were attending a meeting of the residents' association for their apartment block in the cafe at the time, the Guardian reports, and a witness...

Teen Campaigning for Warnock Shot on Doorstep

Man in Savannah fired through the front door, police say

(Newser) - A teenager campaigning for Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia was shot and wounded on the doorstep of a Savannah home, according to police. "At this point, there is no indication the shooting was politically motivated," city police said in a statement Friday. The 15-year-old boy was shot in...

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