Shootings

August 28, 2019 - 11:16 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A top Virginia Beach official is resigning after being criticized for his response to a recent mass shooting by a city employee. Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen announced his resignation Wednesday. Hansen worked for the city for 13 years, including more than 3...
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Ronald Haskell, center, appears in Judge George Powell's courtroom for his capital murder trial in the 2014 massacre of a Spring family Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Houston. Haskell traveled from California to suburban Houston in 2014 and stalked his ex-wife's family for two days before killing six of them as part of his plan to harm anyone who had helped his former spouse, a Texas prosecutor told jurors Monday. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 5:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A young woman says she begged her uncle "please don't hurt us" before he fatally shot her parents and four siblings and shot her in the head in their suburban Houston home. Cassidy Stay testified Tuesday at the capital murder trial of Ronald Lee Haskell, who is accused in the July...
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August 27, 2019 - 6:30 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The gun believed to have been used to kill a woman in a suspected gang-related slaying between feuding criminal groups has been found, Swedish police said Tuesday, a day after Prime Minister Stefan Lofven called the episode "an unbelievably cruel act." The 31-year-old...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson holds a news conference at city hall in St. Louis. At a news conference, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, Krewson said the city is suffering a rash of child deaths by gunfire this summer and will offer a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the killing of four children. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
August 26, 2019 - 10:08 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — From huge rewards to calls for allowing Missouri cities to enact their own gun laws, leaders in St. Louis and Kansas City are grappling with a troubling rise in shooting deaths, especially those involving children. This past weekend was especially violent. In Kansas City, four men...
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Kevin French react as his father, Russell French, describe the family's ordeal during a news conference in Corona, Calif., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Russell and his wife, Paola French, were shot by an off-duty LAPD officer in the same incident where their son, Kenneth French, was killed by the same officer at a Costco in June. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP)
August 26, 2019 - 9:20 pm
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a mentally ill man who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer in a California Costco store called for him to be criminally charged as they recover from their own gunshot wounds. Salvador Sanchez, a Los Angeles police officer, has said he opened fire...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2018, file photo, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church where a longtime rural Nevada volunteer firefighter was fatally shot during a Sunday services is shown in Fallon, Nev., about 60 miles east of Reno. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has hardened its rules against bringing guns to church by tweaking the policy to say it is "prohibited" for anyone except police officers. Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for the Utah-based faith, on Monday, August 26, 2019 confirmed the change to a church policy handbook.(AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
August 26, 2019 - 5:23 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints already knew they were discouraged from taking their guns to church on Sunday, but it is making sure that message is crystal clear by tweaking the policy to prohibit all lethal weapons. The previous policy called...
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August 26, 2019 - 4:34 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors want a man accused of killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue to face a death sentence. The U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh filed a notice of intent Monday to seek the death penalty against 46-year-old Robert Bowers in last year's attack . The...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 file image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows the outside of a Los Angeles County sheriff's station in Lancaster, Calif. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a deputy who claimed he was shot in a station parking lot earlier this week was lying. Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon said at a news conference late Saturday that Wednesday's "reported sniper assault was fabricated" by Angel Reinosa. The 21-year-old deputy told authorities he used a knife to damage his uniform shirt. He's been relieved of duties and will face a criminal investigation. He didn't explain his motive. (KABC-TV via AP, File)
August 26, 2019 - 6:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County deputy lied when he said he was shot in the shoulder while standing in a sheriff's station parking lot last week and will face a criminal investigation, authorities said. "The reported sniper assault was fabricated" by Deputy Angel Reinosa, Assistant Sheriff...
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Musician Stevie Wonder, front left, and comedian Dave Chappelle appear on stage during the "Gem City Shine," event in the Oregon District in Dayton, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Chappelle, who resides in nearby Yellow Springs, hosted the special block party and benefit concert for those affected by the recent mass shooting. (Marshall Gorby/Dayton Daily News via AP)
August 26, 2019 - 3:27 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Thousands turned out to a benefit hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle that honored victims of a mass shooting in Ohio. The star-studded "Gem City Shine" took place Sunday in Dayton's Oregon District, the historic neighborhood that was marred by a 32-second rampage that killed nine...
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Police investigate an incident in an industrial area near Porvoo, Finland, early Sunday Aug. 25, 2019. Police in Finland say two officers have been shot and wounded while on duty in the southern town of Porvoo. Finland's police chief said Sunday the officers were in stable condition. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
August 25, 2019 - 11:56 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Finland said two officers were shot and wounded early Sunday while on duty in the southern town of Porvoo. Finland's police chief, Seppo Kolehmainen, said one of the officers is seriously injured but in stable condition. The other was lightly injured and has been...
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