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Gunman Gets 'Historically Severe' Sentence in Oslo Shooting

Iranian-born Zaniar Matapour gets 30 years after conviction tied to 2022 shooting at LGBTQ fest

(Newser) - An Iranian-born Norwegian man was found guilty of terrorism on Thursday in a 2022 attack on an LGBTQ+ festival in Oslo and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Two people were killed and nine were seriously wounded in the shooting at three locations , chiefly outside the London Pub, a popular...

5 Shot, 2 Fatally, Near University of Cincinnati

2 suspects arrested, including one of the wounded men

(Newser) - Three people were shot and killed and two were wounded near the University of Cincinnati campus early Monday, police said. Two people were taken into custody, including one of the wounded, the AP reports. Police who were in the area heard multiple gunshots and then found four males who had...

Appeals Court Declines to Consider Abbott's Pardon

Texas case involves a man who killed a Black Lives Matter protester

(Newser) - A Texas appeals court on Wednesday declined to consider reversing Gov. Greg Abbott's pardon of a man convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter demonstrator. The all-Republican Court of Criminal Appeals provided no explanation for its decision, the AP reports. And there was no immediate word on whether Travis...

Cops: Shooter Dead After 5 Killed in North Las Vegas

Eric Adams shot himself as police closed in

(Newser) - A man believed to have killed five people in a Las Vegas suburb and critically injured a 13-year-old girl fatally shot himself as police closed in on him, authorities say. Police said the bodies were found in North Las Vegas Monday night and Eric Adams, 47, was identified as a...

Florida Rapper 'Ambushed,' Killed at Hotel

Julio Foolio was fatally shot during a weekend spent celebrating his birthday

(Newser) - A Florida rapper was fatally shot early Sunday while visiting Tampa to celebrate his 26th birthday. Julio Foolio, whom TMZ describes as an "up-and-coming" artist from Jacksonville that first made waves with his 2018 debut album 6toven and who Local 10 says was most well known for his 2019...

3 Dead, 10 Injured in Mass Shooting at Arkansas Store

'The bullets were just flying,' one witness says of gunfire at Mad Butcher grocery in Fordyce

(Newser) - A shooter who opened fire on Friday at a grocery store in Arkansas left the store and parked cars riddled with bullet holes as bystanders ducked for cover both indoors and in the parking lot, killing three people and wounding 10 others, authorities said. The wounded included two law enforcement...

3 Deputies, Suspect Shot in Illinois Gated Community

'This individual had threatened not only suicide, but homicide,' sheriff says

(Newser) - Three sheriff's deputies were shot Wednesday while responding to a northern Illinois home, and the suspect was also wounded, authorities said. Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said the deputies were responding to a report that someone inside the home in the Lost Lake gated community near Dixon was threatening...

'Truly a Miracle No One Is Dead' After Rooftop Party Shooting

10 were injured in Wisconsin incident

(Newser) - An early morning shooting at a rooftop party in Wisconsin left at least 10 people injured, including teenagers, police said Sunday. Nine people were injured by gunfire and another was injured by broken glass at the party at a high-rise apartment in downtown Madison, the AP reports. All of the...

Cops Stage Surprise 'Mock Shooting' on High Schoolers' Tour

Parents 'baffled' by firing of blanks during tour of Vermont's Burlington Police Department

(Newser) - About 20 high school students were touring a police department in Burlington, Vermont, on Wednesday when a masked gunman burst into the room where an officer was speaking. The man fired his weapon while terrified students ran for cover. Only later did they learn the gun was firing blanks and...

Cops: This Necklace Stopped a Bullet

It's probably the only reason shooting victim is alive, police in Colorado city say

(Newser) - Police in Commerce City, Colorado, say a silver-colored necklace probably saved a man's life—but it could have been a different story if it had been real silver. Police said the chain, around 10 millimeters wide, stopped a bullet from killing the man, CBS News reports. "The .22...

What We Know About the Ohio, Pittsburgh Shootings

No arrests have yet been reported in either case

(Newser) - Shootings in Akron, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, left a total of three people dead and dozens injured Sunday, and as of this writing, no arrests had been reported in either case. Police in both cities were asking the public to call in with any information they have. In Pittsburgh, witnesses...

Small Town's Ex-Mayor Charged With 3 Murders

Former law officer Jay Ostrem charged with first-degree murder in Centerville, SD killings

(Newser) - Three people were shot to death in a small South Dakota town, and a former law officer who once served as the town's mayor is charged in the killings. Jay Ostrem, 64, was jailed on $1 million cash-only bond on three counts of first-degree murder, South Dakota Attorney General...

Former Grad Student Guilty of Murdering Professor

Murad Dervish shot University of Arizona hydrologist Thomas Meixner 11 times

(Newser) - A jury took less than three hours Tuesday to find a former graduate student guilty of murdering a professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Hydrology. Murad Dervish, 48, was found guilty on charges including first-degree murder in the October 2022 shooting of department head Thomas Meixner, 52,...

Deputy Expects Prime Minister of Slovakia to Survive Shooting

Robert Fico had been meeting with supporters following a government meeting

(Newser) - Slovakia's prime minister underwent hours of emergency surgery after an assassination attempt Wednesday, and Robert Fico's condition has improved, his deputy said. "I guess in the end he will survive," Tomas Taraba told the BBC . "He's not in a life-threatening situation at this moment....

Report: Man Shot at Drake's Mansion
At Drake's Mansion,
a 2nd Incident in 2 Days

At Drake's Mansion, a 2nd Incident in 2 Days

Police say 'person in crisis' tried to gain access to rapper's Toronto home

(Newser) - A man was arrested Wednesday in the second incident in two days outside Drake's Toronto mansion. Police said a "person in crisis" was taken into custody after he tried to gain access to the property through a service entrance gate, the Toronto Sun reports. "The person was...

What We Know About the Charlotte Shooting That Killed 4 Officers

Tragedy unfolded as officers attempted to serve a firearms warrant

(Newser) - Eight law enforcement officers were shot Monday, four of them fatally , in what the local police chief described as possibly the worst such incident in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area. "I can't remember an incident where three law enforcement officers were killed in the same incident, as well...

Cops: Boy, 10, Is Only Survivor of Family 'Massacre'

Police believe Oklahoma boy's father shot mother, 3 brothers before killing himself

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy awoke to find his parents and three brothers dead in their southwest Oklahoma City home, all fatally shot by his father, police said Tuesday. On Monday morning, the boy "woke up and discovered what had happened," said Sgt. Gary Knight, describing the scene as "...

Texas Boy Admits Killing Man When He Was 7

Authorities say boy, now 10, was too young at the time to be charged with murder

(Newser) - Authorities in Texas say a 10-year-old boy who was questioned about a threat to kill another student made a chilling confession. In a news release , the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office said the boy told investigators he had killed a man in an RV park in early 2022, a week...

5 Teens Shot During 'Senior Skip Day' in Park

One is in critical condition after Friday shooting in Schrom Hills Park in Greenbelt, Maryland

(Newser) - Hundreds of high school students descended upon Schrom Hills Park in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday, celebrating what's popularly known in the area as "Senior Skip Day." Gunfire marred the festivities, however, leaving five teens injured, police say, per CBS News . Greenbelt Police Chief Richard Bowers says that...

Gunfire Erupts at Event Celebrating End of Ramadan

Three people are shot in Philadelphia, one by police

(Newser) - Hundreds of parents and children fled and three people were shot—one by a police officer—when gunfire erupted Wednesday afternoon at an event celebrating the end of Ramadan outside a mosque in Philadelphia. The city's police commissioner said that two factions in the park where the Eid al-Fitr...

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