Tag: shootings

Prague in Mourning: Charles University Mass Shooting Claims 14 Lives

Prague in Mourning: Charles University Mass Shooting Claims 14 Lives A Day Shrouded in Grief The Czech Republic’s storied capital city, known for its architectural beauty and cultural vibrancy, was overshadowed by grief as the national flag was lowered to half mast. St. Vitus Cathedral’s bells tolled in remembrance, and a requiem echoed through its historic walls. In Kostel sv….

Three Palestinian students attending US colleges shot and injured in Vermont

Three Palestinian students attending US colleges were shot on Saturday night in Burlington, Vermont, and were being treated for injuries on Sunday, according to the students’ former school in the West Bank. Ramallah Friends School said in a Facebook post on Sunday that three of its graduates had been shot near the University of Vermont Campus – Hisham Awartani, who…

4 found dead near North Carolina homeless camp; 3 shot before shooter killed self, police say

AUTRYVILLE: Deputies responding to a call about shots fired in North Carolina on Sunday found four people shot to death in what appeared to be a campsite for homeless people, authorities said. An initial review of the crime scene indicated someone killed three people before killing themselves, Sampson County Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Pope told WRAL-TV. Two men and two women…

The father of a mass shooting suspect stands trial for helping him get a gun license

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The father of a man charged in a deadly Fourth of July parade shooting in suburban Chicago will stand trial starting Monday accused of helping his teenage son obtain a gun license even after he had threatened violence. Robert Crimo Jr. is charged with seven counts of reckless conduct — one for each person his son, Robert…

Why was Maine shooter allowed to have guns? Questions swirl in wake of massacre

A history of mental illness. An array of weapons. Law enforcement knew about his potential for violence. But he was still able to own guns and commit the deadliest mass shooting in Maine’s history. One week later, many in Lewiston and nationwide are asking: Why did he have guns at all? Robert Card was identified by authorities as a person…

Lockdown in Maine as search for mass shooter continues

NEW DELHI: Residents of Maine had to remain locked inside their homes for the second consecutive night as law enforcement agencies launched an extensive search for Robert Card, the man believed to be responsible for the worst mass shooting in the state’s history which claimed 18 lives at a bowling alley and a bar. According to an AP report, much…

Maine mass shooting suspect is an Army reservist

Editor’s note: This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Law enforcement officials have issued an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old Bowdoin, Maine man who is also a currently serving Army reservist, charged in the multi-location mass shooting Wednesday in Lewiston, Maine that left 18 people dead. Sgt. 1st Class Robert R. Card II…

Murder Warrant Issued for “Armed and Dangerous” Massachusetts Air Force Vet Suspected of Gunning Down Wife

A murder warrant has been issued for an “armed and dangerous” military veteran who’s accused of fatally shooting his wife in their family home this week. Aaron Pennington was charged with murder in Gardner District Court in Massachusetts, according to the Associated Press, as the homicide investigation and search for him continues.  A manhunt has been underway for Pennington, 33, since his…

Police release body camera video of an officer killing the gunman who killed 8 at a Texas mall

ALLEN, Texas (AP) — Police released video footage on Wednesday of an officer killing a neo-Nazi gunman, quickly ending a mass shooting that left eight people dead and seven others wounded at a Dallas-area shopping mall. The edited five-and-a-half-minute video details the final moments of Mauricio Garcia, 33, after he unleashed a rain of bullets from an AR-15-style rifle at…

Is gun violence an epidemic in the U.S.? Experts and history say it is

  Six months into the year, more than 21,000 people have died because of gun-related injuries in the United States. Doctors and public health officials have a word to describe the rising number of people killed or hurt by guns in recent years: epidemic. “I would certainly consider the problem of firearm injuries and firearm violence as an epidemic in…

Shot teenager’s grandmother urges end to French overnight riots

The grandmother of the teenager shot dead by police during a traffic stop in a Paris suburb said on Sunday she wanted the nationwide rioting triggered by his killing to end, after a fifth night of unrest. She said the rioters were using 17-year-old Nahel’s death last Tuesday as an excuse to cause havoc and that the family wanted calm….

Man dies in France’s Marseille after being shot at time of riots

MARSEILLE, France – French prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of a 27-year old man who was hit by a projectile at the time of the riots on Saturday, the Marseille prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. There was rioting across France following the funeral of a teenager of North African descent, whose shooting by police during a traffic…

Shooter who killed 23 at Texas Walmart sentenced to 90 life terms

EL PASO, Texas – A federal judge on Friday sentenced a white supremacist to 90 consecutive life terms in prison for a 2019 shooting in which he killed 23 people and wounded 22 others at a Texas Walmart while targeting Hispanics, the El Paso Times newspaper reported. The sentencing by US District Judge David Guaderrama in El Paso adheres to…

Ohio father accused of killing his 3 young sons indicted on murder charges

  BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has indicted an Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his three young sons on murder charges. Chad Doerman, 32, was indicted Thursday on charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping and assault for the June 15 deaths of his sons, according to Clermont County court records. Clayton Doerman, 7, Hunter Doerman, 4, and Chase…

US sets grim mass killings record in first half of 2023

Country endured 28 mass killings – a total of 140 victims – amid uptick in gun violence and calls by some for stricter laws. The United States saw a record of 28 mass killings in the first half of 2023, The Associated Press has reported, as policymakers struggle to curb gun violence across the country. The AP analysis, published on…

Police in California aren’t immune from certain misconduct lawsuits, high court rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police in California are not immune from civil lawsuits for misconduct that happens while they investigate crimes, the state Supreme Court ruled this week, overruling a precedent made by lower courts that had helped protect law enforcement from litigation for decades. The justices on Thursday unanimously rejected an argument by Riverside County that its sheriff’s deputies…