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Alex Jones Loses Again

Families of Sandy Hook victims score another victory

(Newser) - Chalk up another one for Sandy Hook families. A Connecticut judge ruled Friday that six families of people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 can review legal documents of conspiracy peddler Alex Jones' website, InfoWars—which claimed the school shooting was a hoax, per ABC News . The ruling... More »

Uber Driver Who Shot 8 Makes Surprise Guilty Plea

Jason Dalton killed 6 in Michigan rampage

(Newser) - A Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday, just before attorneys were set to interview jurors for his trial. Jason Dalton's surprise move came about three years after the shootings, which occurred over the course of a... More »

Parolee Arrested in Deadly Bowling Alley Shooting

Reginald Wallace accused of Calif. triple murder

(Newser) - A parolee who spent 17 years in prison was arrested on suspicion of shooting into a crowd during a brawl at a Los Angeles-area bowling alley and bar, killing three people and injuring four others , police announced Monday. Reginald Wallace, 47, of Los Angeles, was arrested Sunday, Torrance Police Chief... More »

Video Captures Aftermath of Strasbourg Shootout

Mass shooting suspect Cherif Chekatt was killed

(Newser) - The immediate aftermath of the shootout between French security forces and the suspect in the Strasbourg attack has been caught on camera from across the street, with video footage showing armed officers at the scene and the body of the man slumped in a doorway. More officers arrive at the... More »

Mass Shooting Suspect Found, Killed

French police say Strasbourg shooter died in shootout

(Newser) - The man authorities say killed three people near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Thursday in a shootout with police at the end of two-day manhunt, French authorities said. Paris prosecutor's office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the eastern French city as... More »

France Hunts Gunman After Mass Shooting

'Radicalized' suspect may have fled to Germany

(Newser) - French authorities are hunting Cherif Chekatt, the suspect believed to have killed three people in a mass shooting near a Christmas market Tuesday night. Officials say the 29-year-old suspect was wounded in a gunfight with soldiers after the Strasbourg attack but escaped. The suspect has a long criminal record and... More »

Gunman Kills 4, Then Himself, After Mass at Brazil Cathedral

No motive identified in Campinas shooting

(Newser) - A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities say. The shooting happened right after the midday service... More »

7 Families Sue Suspected School Shooter's Parents

They didn't do enough to keep guns away from Dimitrios Pagourtzis: suit

(Newser) - Sabika Sheikh's parents saw it as an opportunity. Sending their daughter to the US as an exchange student from Pakistan could give her a leg up in a later career in business or diplomacy , Abdul Aziz and Farah Naz thought. Three weeks before she was to complete her school... More »

Hospital Shooting Blamed on Broken Engagement

Witness says gunman demanded a ring back before shooting doctor in Chicago

(Newser) - Monday's deadly shooting at a Chicago hospital appears to have been over a broken engagement, reports the Chicago Tribune . Police say gunman Juan Lopez, 32, shot ER doctor Tamara O'Neal, 38, multiple times in a parking lot outside Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, then exchanged gunfire with arriving... More »

Chicago Hospital Gunman Killed Female Doctor First

3 killed in 'despicable act of violence'

(Newser) - A doctor, a police officer, and a pharmacist were gunned down at a Chicago hospital Monday in what police are calling a "despicable act of violence." The Mercy Hospital gunman was also found dead, though it's not clear whether he was shot by police or took his... More »

Ex-Coach Says Warnings About Gunman Were Ignored

She says he was a 'ticking time bomb'

(Newser) - A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline. Evie Cluke coached Ian David Long on Newbury Park... More »

Calif. Gunman Fatally Shot Himself, Autopsy Finds

Investigators are still trying to find a motive in mass shooting at Thousand Oaks bar

(Newser) - An autopsy determined that the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar died from a self-inflicted gunshot, police said Saturday. Ian David Long, a 28-year-old ex-Marine machine-gunner, fatally shot 11 people at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks and a police officer who responded just... More »

Teacher Says Calif. Gunman Assaulted Her in High School

Neighbors say Ian Long was noisy but introverted

(Newser) - The motive behind Wednesday night's mass shooting at a country music bar in California is still a mystery, but a picture is emerging of a gunman who was deeply troubled even before he served as a Marine in Afghanistan. Dominique Colell, a track coach at Newbury Park High School... More »

Actress Learns Her Niece Is Among Bar Shooting Victims

Also: Neighbor thinks gunman Ian David Long, a former Marine, had PTSD

(Newser) - Authorities are still trying to piece together the facts regarding the mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, that left 13 people dead, including the gunman. "We have no idea what the motive is at this point," says the local sheriff. Here is what is known... More »

Mass Shooting in California Bar Leaves at Least 13 Dead

Witnesses say man threw smoke bombs before firing

(Newser) - At least 13 people are dead after a gunman opened fire inside a crowded dance bar in Thousand Oaks, California, Wednesday night, says Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean, per the AP . The fatalities include one deputy; the gunman also is among the dead. A witness tells the Los Angeles Times... More »

Why the Hot Yoga Gunman Quoted American Psycho

Scott Paul Beierle had also been arrested before

(Newser) - The man who murdered two women in a Florida yoga studio Friday had been accused of grabbing and slapping women before, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Scott Paul Beierle, 40—who also wounded five people in the Friday attack before killing himself—was arrested in 2012 for reportedly grabbing two women... More »

Angry Dad Changes 'Fearless Girl' Statue

Manuel Oliver's son died in the Parkland shootings

(Newser) - A New York City statue went from "fearless" to "fearful" Friday—at least for an hour. Manuel Oliver, the father of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin "Guac" Oliver, 17, placed a bulletproof vest on the renowned "Fearless Girl" statue near Wall Street to protest America's mass... More »

Thousands Protest Trump Visit to Synagogue

First couple paid their respects to victims of worst US anti-Semitic massacre

(Newser) - President Trump and Melania Trump made a controversial visit to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to pay their respects to the 11 people killed in Saturday's synagogue mass shooting. The visit was opposed by local officials, including Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto, but not by Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who led them inside... More »

Pittsburgh Shooting Puts Focus on Gab Social Site

'Free speech' site attracted far-right

(Newser) - The mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue has put the spotlight on Gab, a social media site that calls itself a haven for free speech, but has attracted numerous white supremacists and others driven from sites like Facebook and Twitter by crackdowns on hate speech. Shooting suspect Robert Bowers was... More »

She Survived 97 Years. Then Came the Pittsburgh Shooter

Authorities release the names of all 11 victims, who ranged in age from 54 to 97

(Newser) - Rose Mallinger had reached the age of 97 when her life was ended by a gunman's bullets in Saturday's mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Authorities have identified all 11 victims, reports the AP , and they include a married couple, Bernice and Sylvan Simon, 84 and 86... More »

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