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  • Oregon gunman singled out Christians during rampage

    10/01/2015 7:51:17 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | 7:04pm | Cris Perez
    The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday. A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside a writing class in Snyder Hall, where a portion the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet. “The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” she wrote. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to...
  • Oregon Gunman Identified as Chris Harper Mercer

    10/01/2015 7:04:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/01/2015
    A law enforcement official has identified the gunman as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, and said he had three weapons, handguns and at least one long gun. It was not clear whether he fired them all. Law enforcement officials said he lived in the Roseburg area, and they said one witness said that he asked about peoples’ religions before he began firing.

    08/26/2015 8:52:10 AM PDT · by unlearner · 72 replies
    WND ^ | 8/26/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    Suspect called 'difficult to work with' Police in Moneta, Virginia, said a shooter fired at a WDBJ-TV media crew in the middle of their live shot at Bridgewater Plaza, killing the cameraman and correspondent and fleeing the scene. Multiple outlets reported the suspect shot himself, but police haven’t yet confirmed. The Associated Press, citing police, released the suspect’s name as Vester Lee Flanagan II, age 41, of Roanoke. But he went by another name while working as a reporter at that station, as well as ones in North Carolina and Texas: Brice Williams. Officials with the ATF and FBI are...
  • Lafayette, Louisiana theater shooter bought gun legally, police say

    07/25/2015 11:03:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/25/2015 | By Ralph Ellis and Greg Botelho
    John Russell "Rusty" Houser methodically shot 11 people in a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater on Thursday night using a handgun he legally purchased from an Alabama pawn shop, authorities said Friday. Houser stood up in the theater where the comedy "Trainwreck" was showing and fired off one 10-round clip, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craig said at a press conference. "This was slow and methodical," Gov. Bobby Jindal said. "This was not a single burst." Houser left the theater through a side door and headed toward his car, a 1995 Lincoln, but saw a police cruiser arrive in the parking lot,...
  • At least 3 dead after gunman opens fire at Lafayette, La. movie theater

    07/23/2015 8:34:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies ^ | 7/23/15 | FoxNews
    DEVELOPING: A gunman killed two people and injured seven others late Thursday when he opened fire in a Lafayette, La. movie theater before turning the gun on himself, the city's police chief said. Police Chief Jim Craft told a news conference that authorities had identified the gunman as a 58-year-old white man, but did not release his name, citing an ongoing background check. The chief added that the conditions of the injured victims ranged from critical to non-life-threatening. City Marshal Brian Pope told The Daily Advertiser that the gunman opened fire at the Grand 16 Theatre in Lafayette, approximately 40...
  • Four servicemen killed and one critical after gunman opens fire with 'high-powered rifle'..

    07/16/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 289 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ashley Collman - DM
    Sources say four military members were killed and a cop injured after a gunman opened fire on recruitment offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee Shots rang out at military recruitment offices in a strip mall on Lee Highway just before 11amActive shooting situation then moved several miles north to a U.S. Naval Reserve Center near the Chattanooga State Community College campusJust before 1:30pm, the Chattanooga police tweeted that the active shooter situation was over Multiple local stations are reporting that the shooter is dead Four military members were killed this morning and at least one police officer injured, when a gunman opened fire...
  • Manhunt For Gunman After Four Shot in Palms

    04/16/2015 5:26:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    nbc los angeles ^ | 4/16/15 | Kelly Goff and Nyree Arabian
    Police are searching for a gunman after a series of shootings in the Palms area of Los Angeles Thursday afternoon left one dead and three other people injured. The shootings prompted LAPD to go on a citywide tactical alert, a spokesperson said. Eight shots were heard in the 3000 block of Motor Avenue around 3 p.m. near Woodbine Park. A woman was heard screaming and a vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed, according to an LAPD spokesperson. One person was killed in the shooting, according to LAPD Sgt. Vincent Aguirre. Three other people were injured, possibly...
  • Eyewitness: Copenhagen Gunman Yelled What Sounded Like Arabic

    02/14/2015 10:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | February 14, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Dennis Meyhoff Brink, who was a witness to a shooting at a free speech event in Copenhagen, said that he heard the shooter yell what he thought was Arabic during an interview with CNN on Saturday. “When I heard the person yell in what I think was Arabic, at that point, I thought that it was probably some Islamist terrorists or something who wanted to kill Lars Vilks” he stated. Brink also said that during the shooting, “we stayed inside were just hiding behind tables that were turned over and everything we could hide behind…we were just hoping that the...
  • Paris gunmen Cherif Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly 'used child porn sites for covert communication'

    01/15/2015 11:18:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/15/15 | mberto Bacchi
    As French authorities continue their hunt for possible accomplices of the Islamist extremist gunmen who killed 17 people over three days in Paris last week, it has emerged two of the attackers were found in possession of paedo-pornographic material during an earlier anti-terrorism investigation. In 2010, a police search of the computers of Cherif Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly revealed traces of child porn images the two men had stored and later erased, French media reported. The two were under investigation for their alleged role in the botched attempt to free from prison Smain Ait Ali Belkacem, a jihadi serving a...
  • Another gunman takes 'at least' five hostage in 'kosher' grocery in Paris - and police fear...

    01/09/2015 6:28:32 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies ^ | 1/9/15 | Corey Charlton & Peter Allen
    Two people have been killed in a Kosher store in eastern Paris where a ‘heavily armed’ Islamic terrorist is currently holding hostages, police believe. Sources in the Paris force said the suspected murderer was Amedy Coulibay, 32, who is wearing body armour and brandishing two Kalashnikov automatic weapons. He is said to be working with a woman called Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, who is also said to be ‘armed and dangerous’. Shots rang out close to the Porte de Vincennes while the two brothers believed to be behind the murderous attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine were themselves hold up...
  • Ex-military gunman confirmed dead after he killed six family members and..

    12/16/2014 12:55:57 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 16, 2014 | Louise Boyle and Wills Robinson for MailOnline & AP
    Suspect Bradley Michael Stone, 35, reportedly found dead in Pennsylvania woods near his homeStone's ex-wife, her sister, brother-in-law, 14-year-old niece, mother and grandmother named as shooting victimsHis wife's 17-year-old nephew in serious but stable condition on Tuesday after suspect reportedly cut three fingers off and shot him in the headStone and his ex-wife had been locked in a court fight over their daughters' custody since 2009 divorce; the girls were unharmed in shootingsBrad Stone remarried last year and according to court records, has an infant son. His new wife and boy were not hurt A Marine veteran accused of...
  • Friend says Ottawa gunman knew homegrown jihadist, wanted to travel to Middle East

    10/23/2014 4:46:45 AM PDT · by workerbee · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/23/14
    ***SNIP*** The Globe and Mail newspaper, citing a friend of 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, reported that the gunman knew Hasibullah Yusufzai, a British Columbia resident who was charged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in July with traveling to Syria with the intent of joining a deadly jihadist group. Yusufzai remains at large despite an international arrest warrant being issued for his capture. ***SNIP***
  • Canadian Official Identifies Dead Ottawa Gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

    10/22/2014 2:34:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/22/14
    Canadian official identifies dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau .
  • Arapahoe High Gunman: Republicans Are the Party of 'Let 'em Die'

    12/15/2013 2:39:52 AM PST · by Wanderer99 · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/14/13 | John Nolte
    Early news reports have identified the Arapahoe High School gunman as Karl Halverson Pierson, an 18-year-old student. Pierson is believed to be responsible for wounding one other student before shooting and killing himself with a shotgun. The Denver Post reports that Pierson had "very strong political beliefs" and that one Facebook post he authored tore into Republicans as the political party that wanted to let people die: "[Y]ou republicans are so cute" his post reads, with an image that says: "The Republican Party: Health Care: Let 'em Die, Climate Change: Let 'em Die, Gun Violence: Let 'em Die, Women's Rights:...
  • Gunman kills self at Colorado high school; two other students shot

    12/13/2013 2:20:12 PM PST · by mykroar · 46 replies
    U.S. News on NBC News ^ | 12/13/2013 | M. Alex Johnson
    A gunman opened fire at a high school in Colorado on Friday, wounding two fellow students before killing himself, authorities said. One of the students who was wounded confronted the gunman at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, who shot the youth, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said. That student was in surgery in serious condition, he said. The student was reported in good condition with a minor gunshot wound. The shooter, a male student, said he was looking for a specific teacher by name when the incident began about 12:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. ET), Robinson said. "The teacher exited the...
  • Gunman Reported on Yale Campus, 11/25/13

    11/25/2013 8:40:04 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/25/13 | Aurelius
    According to multiple news reports, Yale University has issued a directive to all students and staff to “shelter in place,” as there was an anonymous tip that there was a gunman on the prestigious campus. The Yale website said that there was a “confirmed report” of a person with a gun on or near the university. Campus emergency officials sent this message out at 10:17am: New Haven Police have received an anonymous call from a phone booth in the 300 block of Columbus Avenue (between Howard Avenue and Hallock Street) reporting a person on the Yale Campus with a gun....
  • Gunman fires at Federal Courthouse in WV

    10/09/2013 2:07:00 PM PDT · by voicereason · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | Associated Press
    Wheeling, W. VA -- There's been a shooting at the federal courthouse in Wheeling, West Virginia. The U.S. Marshals Service says a man with an assault-type rifle fired 15 to 20 shots at the courthouse before security officers returned fire, critically injuring the man.
  • Aaron Alexis: Washington Navy Yard Gunman "Obsessed With Violent Video Games"

    09/17/2013 6:03:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 17, 2013 | Nick Allen
    Alexis, 34, who was shot dead on Monday after killing 13 people at Washington's Navy Yard, also carried a .45 handgun tucked in his trousers with no holster "everywhere he went" because he believed people would try to steal his belongings.
  • REVEALED: Gunman, 34, who murdered 12........... was decorated petty officer

    09/16/2013 3:18:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 215 replies
    mail online ^ | James Nye, Louise Boyle and David Martosko In Washington
    FULL TITLE: REVEALED: Gunman, 34, who murdered TWELVE and injured 15 in Washington Navy Yard rampage was decorated petty officer who left military in 2011 after previous gun charge While the motive of Aaron Alexis, the heavily armed gunman who shot dead at least 12 people in cold blood this morning at the Washington Navy Yard has not been revealed, speculation is growing his dismissal from the U.S. Navy for 'misconduct' in January 2011 may have inspired him to commit a deadly revenge. Alexis, 34, has been revealed to have a prior arrest for letting a gun off that could...
  • Obama phones Ga. woman credited with stopping gunman

    08/22/2013 7:35:48 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | August 22, 2013
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. President Barack Obama has phoned a Georgia woman credited with helping prevent a school shooting to thank her for her actions.
  • Police: Gunman wielded AK-47 inside Georgia school; no one injured

    08/20/2013 3:26:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | August 20, 2013 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    (CNN) -- A gunman who opened fire at a Georgia elementary school on Tuesday was armed with an AK-47 "and a number of other weapons," police said. The shooter barricaded himself in the school's front office with employees before eventually surrendering to police, DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander told reporters.
  • Authorities: 2 dead, 5 injured after Texas gunman seemed to randomly shoot at vehicles

    05/27/2013 3:51:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    FOXNews | AP ^ | 5/27/13
    EDEN, Texas – Two people are dead and five injured, including a sheriff, after a gunman in Central Texas opened fire on several vehicles, apparently at random, authorities said. The Texas Department of Public Safety said the gunman is among the dead. His identity was not released Monday, but authorities said he was a 23-year-old North Carolina resident. DPS said the shootings began about 4:30 a.m. Sunday when the gunman shot a motorist in the Eden area in Concho County, about 40 miles southeast of San Angelo. Over the next 90 minutes, he's suspected of shooting two people who were...
  • Tarrant County Community College SE campus on lockdown (TX)

    04/16/2013 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 19 replies
    KDFW Fox 4 ^ | 16 April 2013 | Mark Norris
    Tarrant County Community College southeast campus in Arlington is on lockdown midday Tuesday after reports of an armed suspect near campus. Scanner traffic indicates that Grand Prairie Police are looking for an armed burglary suspect who has a stolen .22 firearm. Suspect is reportedly wearing a black hoodie. Officials believe the suspect may be in a wooded area behind the campus. TCC sent out an alert to students telling them a lockdown is in effect. If they were in a building, students were told to stay in the room, turn out lights and stay away from doors and windows.
  • Lockdown at Carroll University in Waukesha (WI) after report of gunman

    04/16/2013 9:13:47 AM PDT · by Swashbuckler99 · 3 replies
    620 WTMJ News Radio ^ | 16 APRIL 2013 | Jay Sorgi
    WAUKESHA - Officials have locked down the Carroll University campus in Waukesha after a report of a man with a firearm. TODAY'S TMJ4's Jessie Garcia teaches a class on the campus, and Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker was assisting in a class there Tuesday morning. They both say a text notification went to students' phones. Jessie also said she received the notification. Jodi tells us the reportedly armed man was seen near the campus' tennis courts.
  • Gunman holed up with four firefighter hostages in Georgia

    04/10/2013 4:55:38 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 55 replies ^ | 4/10/2013 | Colleen Jenkins and David Beasley; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Steve Orlofsky)
    A gunman was barricaded in a home in Georgia on Wednesday with four firefighters he took as hostages after they responded to what appeared to be a medical emergency call, officials said. The man initially held a fifth firefighter captive in the home, in Suwanee, about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta, but let that person leave to move a fire truck, police and fire officials said. Officials were not releasing details about what happened inside the house or a possible motive but said the hostages did not appear to have been harmed.
  • Off-duty policewoman thwarts San Antonio cinema gunman

    12/30/2012 4:18:46 PM PST · by maine-iac7 · 19 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 17 Dec 2012 | Brett Wilkins
    A quick-thinking off-duty Texas policewoman shot and wounded a rampaging gunman who had entered a San Antonio restaurant and movie theatre with his gun blazing. breakMovie-goers responded with shock and panic as gunfire erupted in the theater. "We though we were going to die," patron Tara Grace, who was purchasing a drink from the concession stand and locked herself in a bathroom stall with five other terrified patrons, told the Express-News.
  • Off-duty deputy praised for taking down gunman at Mayan 14 theater

    12/19/2012 1:40:45 PM PST · by Phillyred · 30 replies
    KENS5News ^ | December 18, 2012 | Gary Cooper
    The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is calling one of their own a hero after deputies say she stopped what could have been a disastrous shooting inside a south-side movie theater lobby. Jesus Garcia, 19, was at the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 at SW Military and I-35 on Sunday night. According to San Antonio police, he was upset over a recent breakup with his girlfriend. According to both police and deputies, Garcia called into his girlfriend's work at The China Garden restaurant and said he was going to shoot somebody. The restaurant is located outside the theater. At 9:30 p.m., Garcia...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fear of being committed may have caused Connecticut gunman to snap

    12/18/2012 2:34:55 PM PST · by servo1969 · 178 replies ^ | 12-18-2012 | Jana Winter
    “From what I've been told, Adam was aware of her petitioning the court for conservatorship and (her) plans to have him committed," Flashman told "Adam was apparently very upset about this. He thought she just wanted to send him away. From what I understand, he was really, really angry. I think this could have been it, what set him off.” A senior law enforcement official involved in the investigation confirmed that Lanza's anger at his mother over plans for “his future mental health treatment” is being looked at as a possible motive for the deadly shooting. Flashman was told...
  • Did massacre gunman make internet threat the day before Sandy Hook massacre?

    12/15/2012 9:42:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/12 | staff
    An eery post on an Internet message board made Wednesday night by a user allegedly in Connecticut who threatened to kill himself on Friday morning and 'make the news,' is raising some questions as to whether it was Newtown Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza. According to, the post appeared on the 4Chan web site at 10:18pm Wednesday and was made by a user with the user name ‘iKTatjYX.’ The post stated, 'I’m going to kill myself on Friday and it will make the news, be watching at 9am.'
  • Oregon Mall Gunman Identified as Jacob Tyler Roberts

    12/12/2012 10:44:16 AM PST · by Lera · 50 replies
    The masked gunman who killed two people in the crowded Clackamas Town Center mall in suburban Portland, Ore., was identified today as Jacob Tyler Roberts. Roberts, 22, was armed with a stolen AR-15 semi-automatic weapon, Sheriff Craig Roberts told a news conference today. He was not wearing a bullet-proof vest as previously reported.
  • Portland , OR Mall Mass Shooting on Fox now

    Fox news reporting mass shooting in Portland,OR at Mall.Shooter --shooters?-- on loose, two people killed possibly
  • Gunman robs Oakland council candidate (near home after attending neighborhood anti-crime meeting)

    10/18/2012 1:24:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies ^ | 10/18/12 | Henry K. Lee
    (10-18) 09:59 PDT OAKLAND -- An Oakland City Council candidate was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night near his home after he attended a neighborhood anti-crime meeting, authorities said. Dan Kalb, 53, an environmental policy director who is one of seven candidates vying for the District 1 seat that represents North Oakland, said he had parked his car near his home on the 5100 block of Manila Avenue when he was accosted about 8:35 p.m. A man pointed a gun at him, demanded his iPhone and wallet and fled in a car, said Kalb, who was not hurt. The robbery happened...
  • Officers fire 33 shots at suicidal man

    06/13/2012 12:06:58 PM PDT · by RetroSexual · 39 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | June 13, 2012 | Brian Engler
    Two law enforcement officers fired a total of 33 rounds at an armed man who had threatened suicide Sunday, striking him with four or five shots, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. James Jacob Jardina, 45, who had addresses in Myersville and Smithsburg, remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday night at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Jardina was shot when he pointed a handgun at a Washington County sheriff's deputy and a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police officer at a park-and-ride off Md. 66 near Boonsboro, the sheriff's office said in a news release. Responding...
  • Gunman in Afghan Army Uniform Kills U.S. Soldier On Base

    01/09/2012 7:53:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    fox news ^ | 1//9/12 | ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan – A man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on a group of Americans at a base in the south of the country, killing a U.S. soldier and wounding another, an Afghan military spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said the gunman was also killed in the shootout on Sunday. "Right now, an investigation is going on to determine whether he really was a soldier or someone using an army uniform. And if he was a soldier, what caused the shooting," Azimi said. Similar attacks have raised fears of increased Taliban infiltration of the Afghan...
  • Lou Williams confronted by gunman, buys him meal

    12/27/2011 2:50:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 27, 2011 | Ben Golliver
    Philadelphia 76ers reserve guard Lou Williams has crafted a reputation for himself as a gunslinger. On Monday night, for example, Williams hit for 25 points, including three impressive 3-pointers, while taking 17 shots and dishing two assists in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. This week, though, Williams found himself on the other end of a real barrel.
  • D-M AFB lockdown ends with no gunman found on Tucson base

    09/16/2011 6:57:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    The lockdown at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base ended Friday afternoon with officials saying no gunman or weapon was found in a search of a building on the grounds. Col. John Cherrey made a statement to journalists gathered outside the base at 6 p.m. praising the effort to make sure people on base were safe and announcing the end of the lockdown. But he did not answer questions about the incident that spanned the entire day and tied up police, fire and other emergency responders for hours following reports that a man armed with a gun had holed up in on...
  • San Rafael hotel gunman dead; girlfriend found in other room (steel plate placed in front of window)

    08/19/2011 9:37:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/18/11 | Gary Klien
    San Rafael hotel gunman dead; girlfriend found in other roomBy Gary Klien Marin Independent Journal Updated: 08/18/2011 10:24:06 PM PDT An assault suspect who barricaded himself in a San Rafael hotel room was found dead Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. **SNIP** The standoff began Wednesday morning after police learned the United Markets knifing suspect was staying at the hotel. Thomas barricaded himself in the second-floor room and fired a gunshot out the window toward traffic on Interstate 580. Authorities briefly shut down the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, evacuated about 40 hotel guests but not the whole building,...
  • Lockdown at Va. Tech after gunman reportedly spotted on campus

    08/04/2011 8:12:06 AM PDT · by illiac · 29 replies
    pmsnbc ^ | 8/4/11 | pmsnbc
    Virginia Tech, site of a 2007 mass shooting, issued a campus lockdown Thursday after a man with a gun was reportedly spotted on campus. NBC affiliate WSLS confirmed that the campus siren system had been activated and all people on campus had been asked to remain indoors. The university issued an alert on its website at 9:37 a.m. Thursday telling students and employees to stay inside and secure doors. A subsequent crime alert said three children attending a camp on campus reported seeing a white man who appeared to have a gun covered with a cloth.
  • Is CNN okay with conservatives being assassinated?

    07/27/2011 11:51:59 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 17 replies ^ | July 27, 2011 | Jack Furnari
    As a conservative I've had to live with a lot of dinosaur liberal media bullets aimed my way for a lot of years. For the most part I've never thought it was anything more than the regular give and take of everyday ideological political warfare, and I've always given as good as I've taken so it doesn't bother me. But every so often the mainstream media lets something slip that makes me wonder if they actually wouldn't mind seeing some of us conservatives assassinated. In a post on the CNN website Tim Lister writes about websites Norwegian gunman and mass...
  • Norway gunman fired for 1.5 hours on island

    07/26/2011 6:31:23 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 34 replies
    The Daily Republic ^ | July, 23, 2011
    A gunman who opened fire on an island teeming with young people kept shooting for 1.5 hours before surrendering to a SWAT team, which arrived 40 minutes after they were called, police said Saturday[...] Survivors of the shooting spree have described hiding and fleeing into the water to escape the gunman.[...] On the island of Utoya, panicked teens attending a Labour Party youth wing summer camp plunged into the water or played dead to avoid the assailant in the assault. A picture sent out on Twitter showed a blurry figure in dark clothing pointing a gun into the water, with...
  • Gunman chased by police runs through glass door, dies

    07/12/2011 6:50:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 12, 2011 | William Lee
    A gun-toting man running from police died after he suffered multiple cuts running through a glass door, authorities said this morning. Officers saw the man firing a gun in the air just before 8:30 p.m. in a vacant lot in the the 6200 block of South Vernon Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, police said. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified him this morning as Jonrynn Avery, 24, of the same block.
  • Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd

    06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/11
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said. Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said. One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said. Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near...
  • Gunman Attempts To Storm Fort Leonard Wood

    05/12/2011 3:29:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    US Election News ^ | 5/12/11 | Jillian Curtin
    According to televised reports from Fox News, a man with an AK-47 attempted to storm the entrance gate to Fort Leonard Wood, two hours from St. Louis Missouri, police and guardsmen responded and chased the suspect who is in custody. Missouri police identified the gunman as Cody Wilcoxson. According to a spokesman from the military base, where a large number of new recruits complete their Basic Combat Training, Wilcoxson attempted to gain entry to the base earlier this morning at the West Gate and handed over a form of identification, which the guard declined for security purposes. When prompted for...
  • Jared Loughner is indicted on 46 new charges in Tucson shooting - and could face death penalty

    03/05/2011 9:46:17 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:06 AM on 5th March 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Suspected Tucson gunman Jared Loughner has been indicted on 46 new charges, including the murders of a federal judge and an aide to congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The new indictment, by a federal grand jury in Arizona, is the first step in a formal Department of Justice process to decide whether to seek the death penalty against the 22-year-old.
  • Wal-Mart: Get serious about security or give it up

    02/28/2011 10:43:15 PM PST · by kathsua · 21 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 2/22/11 | Dan Deming
    It is far past time for Wal-Mart to either get serious about store security or abandon the effort and pass the savings along to customers. I was hoping to avoid writing about my experiences at the Hutchinson Walmart as a security officer, something I enjoyed for 18 months before resigning to run for public office. My hesitation comes from not wanting to reveal security information that would be harmful to store operations or lead to even greater thievery. I have a deep respect and friendship with a number of Walmart's local managers and employees. I miss working with many of...
  • New Life Church hero says she was asked to leave because she's gay

    02/28/2011 9:26:48 AM PST · by ironwill · 247 replies · 2+ views
    FOX 31 KDVR - DENVER ^ | 2011.02.28 at 06:53 AM MST | by Web Staff
    COLORADO SPRINGS - The security guard who saved lives by shooting a gunman at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs has apparently been asked to leave. In December 2007, Jeanne Assam - working as a volunteer security guard - shot Matthew Murray after he killed two people outside the church. He killed two others the night before at a training center for Christian missionaries in Arvada. Assam was honored for her quick action. Murray likely would’ve killed more people at the church if she had not shot him repeatedly then pinned him down. Assam says last year when she...
  • Tampa gunman killed in a shootout with deputies

    01/24/2011 7:57:04 AM PST · by jwparkerjr · 7 replies ^ | 11/01/24
    TAMPA - The man shot by deputies after he fired on them and held his wife at gunpoint died at St. Joseph's Hospital this morning. Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies shot Osmar Sebasco, 39, after he fired several rounds at them late Saturday night, according to the sheriff's office. He died at 10 a.m. at the hospital. Sebasco's wife, Michele, and the three deputies weren't hurt, nor was the couple's 2-year-old daughter, who was asleep in a bedroom through the incident.
  • Gunman shoots 4 officers inside Detroit precinct

    01/23/2011 6:12:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/23/11 | Corey Williams - ap
    DETROIT – A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police precinct on Sunday, wounding four officers including a commander before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. The gunman walked in through the precinct's revolving door around 4:20 p.m. with a pistol grip shotgun and opened fire, Sgt. Todd Eby, who was sitting at his desk in the precinct at the time of the shooting, told the Detroit Free Press. He said officers shot back at the gunman, killing him.
  • Gunman arrested after shooting ex-vice president's son [Taiwan]

    11/26/2010 7:18:25 AM PST · by sand lake bar
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 11/26/10
    Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) A gunman who allegedly shot Sean Lien, the son of former Vice President Lien Chan, at an election rally in a Taipei City suburb Friday night has been arrested, Criminal Investigation Bureau Director-General Lin Teh-hua has confirmed. According to Lin, the alleged gunman was believed to be a member of a gang in Yonghe City in Taipei County, but he provided no other details. Lien, 40, was rushed to National Taiwan University Hospital for emergency treatment, but President Ma Ying-jeou said at a campaign rally for Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin that Lien's wound was not life...
  • Texas A&M on lockdown, suspected gunman on campus

    10/28/2010 3:12:13 PM PDT · by native texan · 5 replies
    Asso. Press ^ | 10-28-10
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M University has issued a lockdown on its main campus, warnings students of a suspected gunman on campus. University spokesman Lane Stephenson says a campus bus driver was on his route around 4 p.m. Thursday when he reported seeing an individual carrying a weapon, possibly a rifle, near the student union. The university's Web site says there is a "Code Maroon." It says students should remain indoors while police search the buildings.