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Arrest Made After Mom Allegedly Gunned Down by Neighbor

Susan Lorincz is in custody for the killing of 35-year-old Black mom Ajike Owens in Ocala, Florida

(Newser) - An arrest has been made after a fatal shooting last week in Ocala, Florida, that left a mom of four dead amid what cops say appeared to be a long-standing feud between neighbors. Early Wednesday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office announced that Susan Louise Lorincz was detained Tuesday for...

Commission: Parkland Judge Should Be Reprimanded

Elizabeth Scherer showed bias toward prosecution in trial, allowed 'emotions to overcome' judgment

(Newser) - The Florida judge who oversaw the penalty trial of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be publicly reprimanded for showing bias toward the prosecution, failing to curtail "vitriolic statements" directed at Cruz's attorneys, and allowing "emotions to overcome her judgment," reports the AP . The Judicial Qualifications...

Suspect Arrested in Arizona Shooting Spree That Killed 4

Police say man was motivated by hatred of drugs, homelessness

(Newser) - Four people were killed and a fifth injured in separate shootings Friday and Saturday in Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona, and on Sunday police took a suspect into custody. Police say Iren Byers, 20, was motivated by a hatred of drugs and homelessness, AZFamily reports. He faces four counts of first-degree...

'Children's Book' Chronicles 'My First School Shooting'

Patricia Oliver, mom of Parkland victim Joaquin Oliver, wrote book to make impact on lawmakers

(Newser) - There's a new "children's book" that recently made the rounds in DC—except it's actually a book for lawmakers, penned by the mom of a 17-year-old Parkland victim. Joaquin's First School Shooting is written by Patricia Oliver, mother of Joaquin Oliver, who was gunned down...

Cops: New Mexico Gunman Was 18, Used 3 Guns in Shooting

Farmington attack was 'purely random,' police chief says of shooting that killed 3, injured 6

(Newser) - Police fatally shot the suspect in Monday's mass shooting in Farmington , New Mexico, which left three others dead and six injured, including two police officers. Now, more details are trickling out about the gunman, who cops say was 18 years old and used at least three firearms to carry...

Cops: Man Gunned Down Girlfriend Over Abortion

Dallas police say Harold Thompson was angry that Gabriella Gonzalez had procedure in Colorado

(Newser) - A man who didn't want his girlfriend to get an abortion fatally shot her during a confrontation in a Dallas parking lot, police said. He was jailed on a murder charge as of Friday. Gabriella Gonzalez, 26, was with her boyfriend, 22-year-old Harold Thompson, on Wednesday when he tried...

GoFundMe Campaign Surges for Boy Orphaned by Shooting

Online fundraiser for William Cho, 6, has raised more than $1.3M in Allen, Texas

(Newser) - One of the young survivors of the mall shooting in Allen, Texas, has evidently struck a nerve among Americans. A GoFundMe page for 6-year-old William Cho had raised more than $1.3 million as of Tuesday morning. William was orphaned in the shooting—his Korean-American parents, Kyu Cho, 37, and...

After Mass Shooting in Texas, an Ill-Advised Facebook Post

Chamber of commerce post welcomed new member 'Pulling Triggers' after tragedy in Allen

(Newser) - Pulling Triggers and Pulling Corks is "the melding of two amazing worlds," per its website : guns and booze, with a mission of teaching its students firearms skills, as well as holding wine and whiskey events and tastings. What Texas locals didn't find amazing was a promo over...

Texas Mass Shooting Wasn't Worst in 2023 So Far

Nation has had 115 deaths so far this year, on track to set modern annual record

(Newser) - The mall shooting in Texas over the weekend that claimed eight lives, not including the shooter, isn't the deadliest of 2023 so far. It's eclipsed by one in Monterey Park, California , in January that claimed 11 lives, notes the Washington Post . Not surprisingly, then, the US is on...

Cinco de Mayo Party Was Rocking. Then, Gunfire

One person is dead, 6 injured after shooting Friday at restaurant in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

(Newser) - One person is dead and at least six other people were shot during a Cinco de Mayo party at a Mississippi restaurant late Friday night, police said. In a release, Ocean Springs Police Capt. Ryan LeMaire confirmed that seven people were shot at The Scratch Kitchen on Government Street, per...

A 'Complete Tragedy' in Serbia Leaves 9 Dead

8 children, security guard dead after teen allegedly opens fire in Belgrade with dad's gun

(Newser) - School shootings have become a sad new reality in America, but now, news of a deadly one has arrived from overseas. Officials in the Serbian capital of Belgrade report that eight children are dead, as is a security guard, after a seventh-grader opened fire at his own school, per CNN...

Texas Governor Slammed for Tweets After Mass Shooting

Gregg Abbott labels victims 'illegal immigrants'; reward for suspected gunman jumps to $80K

(Newser) - On Saturday, Texas authorities had an idea where the suspect in a mass shooting that killed five Friday night might have been hiding out. By Sunday, that inkling had vanished. "We do not know where he is. We do not have any tips on where he may be,"...

Gunman On the Run After Texas Mass Shooting

5 are dead after Friday night killings in San Jacinto County, Texas; youngest victim was 8

(Newser) - Five are dead, including an 8-year-old, following a mass shooting late Friday night in a Texas town north of Houston. The San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office says that four of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, while a fifth was taken to a local hospital and died...

8 Shot as Neighbors Come Out on a 'Beautiful Night' in DC

Victims, including a 12-year-old, are expected to survive

(Newser) - Eight people were shot Friday night in Washington in two attacks that DC police suspect are connected. One of the people wounded is a 12-year-old girl, NBC News reports. Police said all are expected to survive. The first shooting was around 10pm in the Southeast section of the District, when...

Girl Shot After Ball Rolled Into Yard: 'No Place Is Truly Safe'

4 separate incidents in past week over apparent mistakes sheds light on violence over 'banal' errors

(Newser) - The shooting of 16-year-old Ralph Yarl last week by 84-year-old Andrew Lester—who said he was "scared to death" of the Missouri teen when he showed up at Lester's home in error to pick up his younger brothers—was followed soon after by the fatal shooting of 20-year-old...

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More Details Emerge on Fatal Driveway Shooting

Lawyer for shooter Kevin Monahan blames 'series of tragic mistakes'

(Newser) - More details are emerging in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Kaylin Gillis in upstate New York, with the shooter's attorney pushing back against emerging narratives about his client. The details:
  • The shooting: On Saturday night, Gillis was in a vehicle with three friends when they took a wrong turn

Cheerleaders Shot After Mistake Over Vehicle

Man arrested after Heather Roth mistakenly tried to get into wrong car, gunfire rang out in Elgin, Texas

(Newser) - A group of Texas cheerleaders faced down a gunman this week after one of the young women got into the wrong car in a supermarket parking lot. Per ABC News , Heather Roth said in an Instagram Live video that she and three of her fellow cheerleaders, who practice with the...

Good Samaritan Who Helped Teen: 'I Thought He Was Dead'

More on the case of Ralph Yarl, Kansas City 16-year-old shot when he went to the wrong home

(Newser) - Charges have been filed in the case of Ralph Yarl, the Black teen shot Thursday night in Kansas City, Missouri, when police say he showed up at the wrong house to pick up his younger siblings. Andrew Lester, the 84-year-old white homeowner accused of shooting the 16-year-old and charged...

Ex-Politician Being Taken From Jail to Hospital Fatally Shot

Ex-Indian lawmaker, alleged mobster Atiq Ahmed, brother were fatally shot Saturday in Uttar Pradesh

(Newser) - A former lawmaker in India, also a convicted criminal who was allegedly a bigwig in a local criminal organization, was shot dead, along with his brother, on live TV over the weekend as they were being escorted by cops to the hospital for a routine checkup. Per Reuters , gunfire rang...

4 Victims Dead, 8 Wounded in Louisville Bank Shooting

Gunman also is dead, may have been a former employee

(Newser) - A mass shooting Monday morning at a bank in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, has left four victims dead and another eight people injured, reports WHAS-TV and the AP . The gunman also is dead, said police. The assault took place about 8:30am at Old National Bank for reasons that remain unclear,...

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