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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 pharmaceutical assistant 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... 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 »

In Synagogue Comments, Trump Misspeaks on 9/11

President claims at rallies that NYSE opened the day after 9/11

(Newser) - The show went on for President Trump in the wake of Saturday's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, with the president attending two campaign rallies in Indiana and Illinois in the hours afterward. Appearing leery of campaigning in the wake of a tragedy, Trump made two references to the... More »

'Deliberate Act of Compassion' a Year After Vegas Shooting

Casinos dimmed their lights amid somber tributes

(Newser) - The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history . The names of the slain were recited before a silent... More »

Friend of Maryland Shooter: 'She Wasn't a Monster'

Snochia Moseley died after shooting herself, killing 3 others

(Newser) - The alleged shooter who killed three people at a Rite-Aid distribution center outside Baltimore on Thursday before fatally shooting herself has been identified as Snochia Moseley—and her friends say she wasn't a "monster." Moseley was a 26-year-old temporary worker at the warehouse, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey... More »

Female Shooter Was a Temporary Employee

26-year-old kills 3 and herself, wounds others, at Rite Aid distribution center outside Baltimore

(Newser) - News that a shooting left multiple people dead may sound depressingly familiar, but the one outside Baltimore on Thursday is unique in at least one way: The shooter was female. Police say the 26-year-old woman, who has not been identified, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Harford... More »

Multiple Victims Dead in Shooting Near Baltimore

The AP reports 3 fatalities; suspected shooter is in critical condition

(Newser) - Multiple people are dead and others wounded after a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center outside Baltimore, reports the Baltimore Sun . The AP says three are dead, but authorities have not confirmed. Police say the shooter is in custody and has been taken to a local hospital in critical... More »

Gunman Kills 5, Self in California Rampage

Suspect's wife is among the victims, police say

(Newser) - A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities say. There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in Bakersfield, Calif., some 90... More »

Comfort Dog Helped Family Heal After Vegas. Then, a Shooting

'He was such a blessing'

(Newser) - A Washington state family that survived the mass shooting last year at a Las Vegas concert says a neighbor shot and killed the dog they got to deal with stress and anxiety from the attack. The neighbor was cited by police for recklessly firing a gun. Lona and Joseph Johnson... More »

Florida Shooter Had Psychiatric Issues as a Teen

David Katz was hospitalized, though his parents disagreed about his problems

(Newser) - The gamers competing at the tournament where a mass shooting took place over the weekend in Florida were vying to advance to a championship tournament in Las Vegas in the fall. Now that competition is in limbo. EA Sports, maker of the "Madden NFL" game used in the tournaments,... More »

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