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Chicago Shooting Kills 7-Year-Old Girl, Wounds 7

Two shooters open fire on family gathering

(Newser) - Eight people were shot including a young girl who was killed in what Chicago police believe was gang-related violence on the city's South Side on Saturday night, per the AP . The 7-year-old girl was shot in the head and died, while a 1-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy were...

In Slaying of Russian Defector, a Brutally 'Clear Message'

Maksim Kuzminov was shot to death in Spain earlier this year, with the Kremlin suspected

(Newser) - The New York Times has followed up on the high-profile murder of a Russian helicopter pilot who defected to Ukraine, finding that the slaying of Maksim Kuzminov has renewed fears that the Kremlin's overseas hit teams are alive and well. Among the points:
  • The two men who killed him

Teen Charged With Killing 6 Near Canada's Capital

Victims in Barrhaven include mom, 4 kids

(Newser) - A 19-year-old from Sri Lanka has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in one of the worst mass killings Canada's capital region has ever seen. Police initially described the Wednesday murders in a home in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven as...

First Rust Trial Backs Up a Key Point for Alec Baldwin

Armorer expert says it wasn't Baldwin's job to check the safety of the gun

(Newser) - The trial and conviction of a movie armorer in connection with a fatal shooting on the set of the Western movie Rust has given Alec Baldwin and his legal team an unusual window into how his own trial could unfold. A New Mexico jury deliberated less than three hours Wednesday...

Cops Kill Man Armed With Saw at Home Depot
Cops Kill Armed Man
in Home Depot

Cops Kill Armed Man in Home Depot

Suspect 'didn't listen,' grabbed a steel jab saw during encounter in Fontana, California

(Newser) - A frightening scene in the streets of California ended with a man fatally shot by police in a Home Depot. FOX 11 reports that cops with the Fontana Police Department first responded around 6pm local time to numerous 911 calls of an individual acting erratically in traffic, apparently trying to...

One Dead, 5 Injured in Waffle House Shooting

Cops think an argument between 2 groups led to gunfire at Indianapolis restaurant

(Newser) - A shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Indianapolis early Monday killed a woman and wounded five other victims, police said. Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the restaurant on Lynhurst Drive around 12:30am, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. Police found five victims with gunshot...

2 Found Fatally Shot in College Dorm

Police are treating deaths as homicides at University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

(Newser) - A lockdown has been lifted at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs after two people were found shot dead in an on-campus dorm. Per KKTV , Colorado Springs police say that a lockdown and shelter-in-place directive were put in place after shots were reported around 6am local time on Friday, with students,...

Trooper Charged With Murder in Shooting of Black Motorist

County attorney says Minnesota trooper's use of deadly force wasn't justified

(Newser) - A Minnesota state trooper was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting of motorist Ricky Cobb II , who failed to get out of his car during a July traffic stop and took his foot off the brake when officers tried to arrest him. In announcing charges of second-degree unintentional murder,...

Man Guilty of Killing Woman Who Pulled Into Wrong Driveway

Homeowner testified that he was scared when vehicles drove up in the dark

(Newser) - Kevin Monahan was found guilty Tuesday of second-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and tampering in the fatal shooting of Kaylin Gillis, the 20-year-old woman who was in a car that accidentally pulled into Monahan's driveway while trying to find a party at a friend's house. Monahan faces up to...

Cops: Teen Angry Over Christmas Gifts Fatally Shot Sister

Teen boys, 14 and 15, are now in custody in Pinellas County, Florida

(Newser) - A Christmas shopping trip ended in tragedy for one Florida family. Per NBC Miami and WFLA , authorities in Pinellas County say a 14-year-old became upset on Christmas Eve after believing his 15-year-old brother was getting more gifts for the holiday and pulled a gun on him at their grandmother's...

At Least 15 Dead in Shooting at University in Prague

More than 20 wounded at Charles University in the Czech capital; the shooter is dead

(Newser) - Updated throughout with new details. A lone gunman opened fire Thursday in a university building in downtown Prague, killing at least 15 people and injuring more than 20 in the Czech Republic's worst mass shooting, authorities said. The bloodshed took place in the philosophy department building of Charles University,...

Latest Mass-Shooting Milestone Is a 'Tragic' One

Per 'WaPo' tabulation, US has had 38 shootings in 2023 that left 4 or more victims dead, a record

(Newser) - Two incidents of gun violence over the weekend have pushed the nation into what the Washington Post calls a "grim US record": the highest number of mass shootings since 2006. The fatal shootings in Texas and Washington state on Sunday marked the 37th and 38th mass shootings in America...

Texas Boy, 13, Gets 12 Years for Killing Drive-in Worker

He was 12 years old when he shot man involved in altercation with his uncle

(Newser) - A Texas boy who was 12 years old when he fatally shot a Sonic Drive-in employee in May has been sentenced to 12 years of incarceration after being convicted of murder. The boy, now 13, will begin his sentence in juvenile detention and could later be transferred to adult prison,...

College Freshman Fatally Struck by Stray Bullet in Park

Jillian Ludwig, 18, attended Belmont University in Nashville

(Newser) - An 18-year-old college freshman was fatally struck in the head by a stray bullet as she walked in a park near Belmont University in Nashville, where she was a student. Jillian Ludwig was hit as she walked on a track in Edgehill Memorial Gardens Park on Tuesday afternoon, reports CNN...

Gun Shop Owner: Maine Suspect Triggered 'Yellow Flag'

Robert Card reportedly tried to buy silencer months earlier, was rejected due to one answer on form

(Newser) - The man suspected of killing 18 and injuring 13 in a mass shooting last week in Lewiston, Maine, apparently tried to buy a silencer at a local gun shop almost three months before the massacre. Rick LaChapelle, owner of Coastal Defense Firearms in nearby Auburn, tells ABC News that Robert...

Here Are the 18 Victims in Maine
Here Are the 18
Victims in Maine

Here Are the 18 Victims in Maine

A teen bowler, a shipbuilder who loved cornhole among those gunned down in Lewiston

(Newser) - Amid reports of the Friday discovery of the body of the suspected gunman in two mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, more details on the victims. The 18 people killed included a 14-year-old bowler, a shipbuilder who loved playing the game of cornhole, and a sign language interpreter. According to Maine...

New Toll in Maine: 18 Dead, 13 Injured

Suspected gunman remains at large

(Newser) - This story has been updated with more info on the gunman and other details throughout. Authorities in Maine have updated the casualty toll from Wednesday night's mass shooting in Lewiston : A "profoundly saddened" Gov. Janet Mills said at least 18 people were killed and 13 injured, reports the...

US Judge May Have Been Killed Over a Divorce Case

Andrew Wilkinson was found fatally shot in driveway of residence in Hagerstown, Maryland, sheriff says

(Newser) - A district court judge has been fatally shot outside his Maryland home, and authorities are now searching for a suspect in their homicide investigation. The New York Times reports that Washington County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Wilkinson, 52, was found in the driveway of his Hagerstown residence around 8pm on...

GameStop Manager Fatally Shoots Alleged Shoplifter

Derrick Guerrero charged with manslaughter in Florida incident

(Newser) - A Florida GameStop manager has been charged with manslaughter after, police say, he fatally shot an alleged shoplifter at the Pembroke Pines store. Police say an adult male came into the store Tuesday night and was there for about an hour before asking the manager to use a ladder to...

Trooper Kills Black Motorist Who Tried to Drive Away

Coroner rules Ricky Cobb II's shooting death a homicide

(Newser) - The head of the Minnesota State Patrol on Tuesday said troopers tried to take a man into custody for allegedly violating a restraining order before fatally shooting him as he fled by car. Troopers pulled over 33-year-old Ricky Cobb II, who was Black, for a traffic stop early Monday on...

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