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Walmart Shooter Agrees to Pay More Than $5M to Families

Patrick Crusius killed 23 people in Texas attack

(Newser) - A white Texas gunman who killed 23 people in a racist attack on Hispanic shoppers at a Walmart in 2019 agreed Monday to pay more than $5 million to families of the victims. Patrick Crusius was sentenced to 90 consecutive life sentences in July after pleading guilty to federal hate...

Guard at College Turned Away Gunman Before Store Shooting

Florida officials decry hateful rhetoric as DeSantis denounces slayings

(Newser) - Before a white gunman opened fire Saturday at a Dollar General store in Florida, killing three Black people, he tried to go on campus at a historically Black college nearby. A security officer turned the man away when he refused to identify himself, Edward Waters University said in a statement....

Florida Gunman Kills 3 in 'Racially Motivated' Shooting

Authorities in Jacksonville says white shooter 'hated Black people'

(Newser) - (Updated throughout with new details.) A masked white man carrying at least one weapon bearing a swastika fatally shot three Black people inside a Florida store Saturday in an attack with a clear motive of racial hatred, officials said. The shooting in a Dollar General store in a predominately...

Mass Shooter at California Biker Bar First Shot His Estranged Wife

She survived the shooting, but he killed 3 others, including her friend

(Newser) - The retired police sergeant who opened fire during a lively Wednesday evening at a popular Southern California biker bar had traveled from Ohio to confront his estranged wife, shooting her in the face before turning his gun on the crowd, authorities said. John Snowling killed three people, including his wife'...

2 Weekend Mass Shootings, One on Each Coast

4 dead total, 14 others wounded in Seattle and Philadelphia incidents

(Newser) - Two more mass shootings rocked the US over the weekend, one on each coast. Details:
  • Seattle: Police responded to a hookah lounge in south Seattle around 4:30am Sunday to find casualties. Two men, ages 22 and 33, died at the scene, and a 30-year-old man died at a nearby

Social Media Sites Face Suit in Buffalo Mass Shooting

Rare filing cites trauma, names retailers and gunman's parents

(Newser) - A group of 16 Tops employees and customers who witnessed the fatal shooting of 10 Black people at a Buffalo grocery store are taking a list of companies to court over the trauma they say they suffered when a white gunman opened fire. YouTube and Reddit are named in the...

Synagogue Shooter Eligible for Death Penalty
Synagogue Shooter Is
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Synagogue Shooter Is Given Death Sentence

Robert Bowers killed 11 people in Pittsburgh in 2018, the nation's deadliest antisemitic attack

(Newser) - The gunman who stormed a synagogue in the heart of Pittsburgh's Jewish community and killed 11 worshippers will be sentenced to death for perpetrating the deadliest antisemitic attack in US history. The same federal jury that convicted 50-year-old truck driver Robert Bowers on 63 criminal counts recommended Wednesday that...

AG Believes Fargo Gunman Planned Much Bigger Attack

Mohamad Barakat's car was loaded with guns, explosive materials

(Newser) - The heavily armed man who ambushed Fargo police officers investigating a fender bender last week likely had a bigger and bloodier attack in mind, with at least two fairs taking place at the time in and around North Dakota's largest city, authorities said Friday. Mohamad Barakat killed one officer...

Police Kill Suspect Sought in Georgia Mass Shooting

Two officers are injured in confrontation

(Newser) - A suspect sought in the killings of four people in Georgia was shot to death Sunday, law enforcement officials said, in an encounter that left a sheriff's deputy and a police officer injured. A Henry County sheriff's spokesperson said Andre Longmore was killed in nearby Clayton County, the...

Mass Killings Reach Highest Point Since 2006

Death toll for first half of 2023: 140 people

(Newser) - Slain at the hands of strangers or gunned down by loved ones. Massacred in small towns, in big cities, inside their own homes or outside in broad daylight. This year's unrelenting bloodshed across the US has led to the grimmest of milestones: the deadliest six months of mass killings...

Parkland School Massacre Will Be Reenacted—Twice

Both sides in civil case will get the chance to replicate the gunfire with blanks

(Newser) - The 2018 Parkland high school massacre will be reenacted twice with the firing of about 140 blanks on campus as part of families' lawsuits against the former sheriff's deputy they accuse of failing to stop the gunman, a judge ruled Wednesday. Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips granted the motion from...

One of Philadelphia Mass Shooting Victims Was Killed 2 Days Earlier

But his body wasn't found until after shooting spree left 4 others dead

(Newser) - Philadelphia authorities investigating a Fourth of July holiday shooting spree that left five people dead now say the gunman killed one of the victims almost two full days before the mass shooting, the AP reports. Kimbrady Carriker, 40, was arraigned Wednesday morning on five counts of murder, attempted murder, aggravated...

17-Year-Old Arrested in Baltimore Mass Shooting

Police don't say what they think his involvement was

(Newser) - A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection with the mass shooting over the weekend in Baltimore, police announced Friday. He faces charges including possession of a firearm by a minor, assault weapon possession, reckless endangerment, and having a handgun in a vehicle, WBAL reports. Detectives said they believe...

El Paso Gunman Receives 90 Life Sentences

Patrick Crusius killed 23 people at a Walmart

(Newser) - A white gunman who killed 23 people in a racist attack on Hispanic shoppers at a Walmart in a Texas border city was sentenced Friday to 90 consecutive life sentences but could still face more punishment, including the death penalty. Patrick Crusius, 24, pleaded guilty earlier this year to nearly...

Report: Philadelphia Suspect Made Bizarre Claims to Cops

Alleged mass shooter Kimbrady Carriker said he was trying to fight gun violence, sources say

(Newser) - Philadelphia mass shooting suspect Kimbrady Carriker made some bizarre statements to police after he was cornered and arrested Monday night, sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer . Carriker, who was arraigned on charges including five counts of murder on Wednesday, claimed the mass shooting was an effort to help the city...

3 Killed, 8 Injured in Shooting at Texas Festival

Shots were fired into crowd of hundreds in Fort Worth

(Newser) - Three people were killed and eight others injured when shots were fired into a crowd of hundreds following a festival in a Texas neighborhood, authorities said. The shooting in the Fort Worth neighborhood of Como happened at about 11:47pm Monday, and police said a chaotic scene followed as people...

DA: Philadelphia Mass Shooting Was Apparently Random

Attacker killed 5, wounded 2

(Newser) - The death toll from the mass shooting in Philadelphia Monday night now stands at five, with two children seriously injured—and authorities say the killing appears to have been random. "At first look, it seems to bear the characteristics of a lot of random mass shootings that occur in...

4 Dead in Philadelphia Mass Shooting

2 boys, ages 2 and 13, were also injured

(Newser) - A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire on the streets of Philadelphia on Monday night, killing four people and wounding two boys in the latest outbreak of gun violence in the United States, police said. The victims were apparently random, with no connection immediately known between them and the...

24 of the 30 Victims in Baltimore Shooting Were Teens

With 15 of those being juveniles

(Newser) - Half of the victims in Sunday's mass shooting at a Baltimore block party were juveniles, and more than three-quarters of them—24 in total, including one of the two people killed—were teenagers. Aaliyah Gonzales, 18, and Kylis Fagbemi, 20, were killed in what was likely the city's...

Cop Handing Out Stickers Chased, Killed a Mass Shooter

Body camera footage from Texas mall shooting is released

(Newser) - A police officer in Allen, Texas, was having a friendly chat with a mother and her two children, to whom he'd given stickers, when gunshots erupted a short distance away at Allen Premium Outlets on May 6. As a newly released body camera video shows, that officer immediately grabbed...

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