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Chicago's Long Holiday Weekend Was a Brutal One

More than 100 people were shot, and 19 were killed

(Newser) - The four-day holiday weekend was an especially violent one in Chicago:
  • Big numbers: The Chicago Sun-Times counts 105 people shot from Thursday through Sunday, and 19 of those victims were killed. That's up from 73 shootings and 11 fatalities during last year's four-day weekend for the Fourth, per

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...

Maine Man Who Killed 4, Shot at Cars Pleads Guilty

'I honestly think I deserve more,' Joseph Eaton says after getting life sentence

(Newser) - A man who confessed to killing his parents and two of their friends and wounding three people in a highway shooting pleaded guilty to murder and other charges on Monday, and a judge sentenced him to the maximum term of life in prison. Joseph Eaton has never provided an explanation...

Parkland Survivor Now Owns the Name of the Shooter

Gunman Nikolas Cruz can't do any interviews without OK from survivor Anthony Borges, 21

(Newser) - Anthony Borges was the most seriously wounded survivor of the Parkland school shooting, a high school freshman shot five times in the abdomen, lungs, and legs in the 2018 massacre. Now, the 21-year-old has reached a civil settlement with shooter Nikolas Cruz, in which Cruz must obtain permission from Borges...

Surprise Turn in Hearing for Parade Mass Shooting Suspect

Accused Highland Park parade shooter did not accept plea deal as expected

(Newser) - In what CNN calls a "dramatic court hearing" on Wednesday, the man accused of killing seven July 4 paradegoers in Highland Park, Illinois two years ago did an about-face on a plea deal. Robert Crimo III appeared in court with prosecutors, who said he had agreed to change his...

Police: Nurse Was Killed During 'Selfless Act' Amid Shooting

Callie Weems was helping gunshot victim at Arkansas grocery store

(Newser) - Callie Weems, the youngest person killed in a mass shooting at a grocery store in Arkansas on Friday, died a hero, police and family members say. Arkansas State Police Director Mike Hagar said Sunday that Callie Weems, a 23-year-old nurse, was treating a gunshot victim when she was shot. "...

Death Toll Rises to Four in Grocery Store Shooting

Another four are still hospitalized in Arkansas attack

(Newser) - Police said a fourth victim has died a day after a shooter opened fire at an Arkansas grocery store , sending panicked bystanders scrambling for cover. The person died Saturday evening, Arkansas state police said in a statement, listing 11 civilians and two law enforcement officers shot. The dead were identified...

Columbus, Ohio, Shooting Leaves 10 Injured

One victim was critically hurt, and two were juveniles

(Newser) - Police in Ohio say 10 people were injured, including one seriously, in a shooting in Columbus. The shooting occurred early Sunday in the Short North Arts District, per the AP . All the injured were males—eight adults and two youths who ranged in age from 16 to 27. One of...

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...

Juneteenth Gunfire Wounds 15
15 Shot at Juneteenth Event

15 Shot at Juneteenth Event

Oakland police find more than 50 shell casings

(Newser) - Fifteen people were shot during a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, police said Thursday. The violence broke out Wednesday night during an event at Lake Merritt that was largely peaceful, with as many as 5,000 in attendance, until a sideshow involving "motorbikes and vehicles" took place around 8:15pm...

Judge to Club Q Shooter: 'You Will Never Get Out of Prison'

Anderson Aldrich pleads guilty to federal hate crime, gun charges in Colorado mass shooting

(Newser) - The shooter who killed five people and injured 19 others at an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado Springs pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 55 life terms in prison. Anderson Lee Aldrich once again declined to apologize or say anything to the victims' families, the...

Feds: Man Planned to Start Race War With Mass Shooting

Mark Prieto allegedly planned to target rap concert in Atlanta

(Newser) - An Arizona man planned to carry out a mass shooting at a rap concert to ignite a race war, federal prosecutors say—but two men he believed shared his racist beliefs were really FBI informants. Mark Adams Prieto, 58, was indicted last week on charges including one count of transfer...

Michigan Splash Pad Gunman Identified

Officials say 42-year-old man lived with his mother, had no criminal history

(Newser) - The man who shot nine people in an apparently random attack at a splash pad near Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday has been identified as Michael William Nash, 42. Little has been revealed about Nash: He lived with his mother, he had no known connection to the victims, he may have...

9 People Trying to Beat the Heat Near Detroit Are Shot

Gunman opens fire at a 'splash pad' in Rochester Hills

(Newser) - Nine children and adults who were trying to cool off on a hot day near Detroit were shot and wounded at a watery "splash pad" inside a public park on Saturday. The gunman was later found dead at a nearby home after the apparently random attack in Rochester Hills,...

Mass Shooting Suspect Found Dead in Cell

Lawyer says Smiley Martin 'passed away, fighting to defend his innocence'

(Newser) - One of three people charged in a mass shooting that killed six people and injured a dozen others in Sacramento died in his jail cell early Saturday, authorities say. The inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Sacramento County Main Jail, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said...

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...

One Dead, Dozens Wounded in Ohio Street Shooting

Two more killed in suburban Pittsburgh bar

(Newser) - Two overnight shootings in Akron, Ohio, and in suburban Pittsburgh have left a total of three people dead and dozens more injured. The details:
  • Pittsburgh: A shooting at a bar in the suburb of Penn Hills killed two and wounded seven others, police said. First responders found the bodies of

What the Mom of This Mass Shooter Can Teach Us
What the Mom of
This Mass Shooter
Can Teach Us

What the Mom of This Mass Shooter Can Teach Us

There's a lot that threat assessment teams can learn from 2014 Isla Vista massacre

(Newser) - On May 23, 2014, Elliot Rodger fatally stabbed his two roommates and one of their friends in their Santa Barbara-area apartment, then went on a driving and shooting rampage through nearby Isla Vista, California, killing three more people and injuring 14 others before taking his own life. In the aftermath...

'Disgruntled Employee' Kills 2, Wounds 3 at Laundry Business

Suspect is in custody after Pennsylvania shooting

(Newser) - In what Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer called a tragedy "that plays out too often across the United States of America," two people were killed and three others injured in a workplace shooting Wednesday morning. The DA said a "disgruntled employee" armed with a handgun opened...

11 Hurt in Mass Shooting in Tourist-Heavy Savannah Area

The weekend saw 5 shootings in the city, 2 of them fatal

(Newser) - An argument between two women led to a gunfight that left 11 people hurt in a busy tourist area of Savannah, Georgia, late Saturday, one of five weekend shootings in the city, two of which were fatal, authorities said. Two people were injured in separate shootings Friday. Two more shootings...

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