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Cuban embassy in Washington DC struck by gunfire; police arrest suspect

May 01, 2020 - 1:57 PM

While the suspect was arrested by Washington police, the investigation also includes the Secret Service, which is involved in assuring the security of foreign diplomats and embassies

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Police investigate the scene where a shooter opened fire on the Cuban Embassy on April 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. According to authorities, no injuries have been reported after a gunman used an assault rifle to open fire on the embassy early on Thursday morning. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images/AFP Sarah Silbiger / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

Texas gun laws saved lives in church attack – Trump

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:54 AM

In a country where critics say guns are too readily available, the laws in Texas are among the most permissible

CHURCH SHOOTING. Authorities work the scene after a shooting took place during services at West Freeway Church of Christ on December 29, 2019 in White Settlement, Texas. Photo by Stewart F. House/AFP

6 dead in hours-long Jersey City shootout

Dec 11, 2019 - 7:51 AM

(UPDATED) Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly says, in addition to the officer and the suspects, 3 civilians were killed in the incident that began around midday at a cemetery and ended in a store

ANOTHER SHOOTING. Police officers attend a emergency on the scene where active shooting is happening in Jersey City on December 10, 2019. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Saudi military student kills 3 at U.S. naval base

Dec 07, 2019 - 12:03 AM

(UPDATED) Though relatively rare, military facilities have not been left untouched by the United States' epidemic of mass shootings

SHOOTING. This US Navy file handout photo shows the USS John F. Kennedy arriving at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, on March 18, 2004. AFP PHOTO/US NAVY/Patrick Nichols

2 killed in shooting at Hawaii's Pearl Harbor base

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The shooting unfolds 3 days before the 78th anniversary of the 1941 Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that left more than 2,400 US service members dead

(FILES) This file photo shows a general view of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on June 29, 2012 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. At least three people were injured, two of them critically, when a gunman opened fire at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii before taking his own life, local news reports said Wednesday. Kent Nishimura / AFP

Teenage gunman in California school shooting dies

Nov 16, 2019 - 9:45 AM

(UPDATED) On his 16th birthday, Nathaniel Berhow kills two of his classmates before turning the gun on himself

SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: FBI personnel walk at Saugus High School after a shooting at the school left two students dead and three wounded on November 14, 2019 in Santa Clarita, California. A suspect in the shooting is being treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the head. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP AFP

Walmart to limit ammunition sales after mass shooting in Texas store

Sep 04, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Walmart also says it will direct consumers not to carry firearms into its stores, a practice that is legal in 'open carry' states but which has sparked safety scares in recent weeks

PROHIBITED. File photo of an assault rifle, pistol and ammunition which will no longer be sold in Walmart.

6 police wounded in Philadelphia shooting

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:01 AM

The incident comes after two mass shootings in the US earlier this month – one in Dayton and the other in El Paso – left a total of 31 people dead

ILES) In this file photo taken on December 3, 2017, shows the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Six police officers were wounded in a shooting in the US city of Philadelphia on August 14, 2019, after reportedly responding to drug activity, a department spokesman said. "SIX (6) PPD Officers shot - at area hospitals with non life threatening injuries. Additional officers also receiving treatment for non-gunshot injuries," Philadelphia police Sergeant Eric Gripp tweeted. "Suspect is still firing," Gripp wrote around 6:20 pm local time (22:20 GMT). Eric BARADAT / AFP

Student killed in U.S. school shooting near Columbine

May 08, 2019 - 8:49 AM

(UPDATED) Two suspects are in custody – an adult man and a male youth. Both attended the school. There were no further suspects.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO - MAY 07: Students and teachers raise their arms as the exit the scene of a shooting in which at least seven students were injured at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Tom Cooper/Getty Images/AFP

Two dead in U.S. university campus shooting – media

May 01, 2019 - 7:42 AM

University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus tweets: 'Shots reported near Kennedy. Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately'

ANOTHER SHOOTING. Students and faculty wait near the entrance of campus after a shooting on the campus of University of North Carolina Charlotte in University City, Charlotte, on April 30, 2019. Photo by Logan Cyrus/AFP

Gunman kills 5 in mass shooting at U.S. manufacturing facility

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:39 PM

The incident is the latest in the list of at least 37 mass shootings in the United States in 2019 alone

Gunman kills 5 at U.S. bank – police

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The latest mass shooting ramps up the number of people killed in gun violence in the US to nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Trump panel recommends guns in schools to keep U.S. students safe

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The Federal Commission on School Safety panel, set up after the February massacre in Parkland, Florida, when a former student shot dead 17 people, recommends schools consider arming staff and using veterans as guards

CRIME SITE. In this file photo taken on December 15, 2012, police guard the entrance to the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut. Sandy Hook was the scene of a horrific shooting that left 26 children and teachers dead. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

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Fil-Am teen among those killed in California shooting incident

Nov 09, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The Phiippines' Department of Foreign Affairs expresses its condolences to the family of Alaina Punzalan Housley, a freshman student at Pepperdine University

FIL-AM TEEN. Alaina Punzalan Housley was among those killed in a California bar shooting on November 7, 2018. Photo from the Remembering Alaina Housley Facebook page

Marine combat veteran kills 12 in crowded California bar

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:51 PM

(5th UPDATE) The assailant, identified as Ian David Long, a troubled former machine gunner who served a tour in Afghanistan, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

his handout video grab obtained on November 8, 2018 courtesy of Jeremy Childs twitter account shows people gathering outside a country music bar and dance hall in Thousand Oaks, in the Los Angeles-area, after a gunman barged into a large, crowded venue and opened fire late November 7, wounding at least 11 people including a police officer, US police said. The venue in a quiet, upscale residential suburb was hosting an event for college students, with possibly several hundred young people in attendance, Captain Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff's office said. Jeremy CHILDS / USA Today / AFP

Woman shoots dead 3 at U.S. warehouse, commits suicide

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:06 PM

The suspect – a 26-year-old identified as Snochia Moseley – died after shooting herself in the head, Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler says

4 dead, including gunman, in Cincinnati bank shooting

Sep 06, 2018 - 10:55 PM

(4th UPDATE) Police identifies the gunman as 29-year-old Omar Perez. He is not immediately determined to have any connection to the bank.

Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Ankara, no casualties

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:01 PM

(UPDATED) Six shots were fired at the embassy with 3 bullets hitting the iron gate and exterior wall, the Ankara governor's office said, indicating there were 'no casualties'

5 dead in 'targeted attack' on U.S. newsroom

Jun 29, 2018 - 8:22 AM

(UPDATED) Police do not yet know the shooter's motive, but 'we know that there were threats sent to the Gazette through social media'

CAPITAL GAZETTE. Police gather near the office of the Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28, 2018. Photo by Zach Gibson/AFP

Chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at 20

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:21 AM

XXXTentacion faced a blacklash by critics who said that his alleged mistreatment of women should be a career-stopper in the age of #MeToo

CONTROVERSIAL RAPPER. The artist, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital Photo from XXXTentacion's official Facebook page

Texas family sues U.S. government after mass shooting

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:55 AM

A lawsuit has been filed by Joe and Claryce Holcombe, who are in their mid-80s and lost their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the Texas church shooting

REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS. Flowers are placed at a police barricade near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. authorities capture Tennessee shooting suspect

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:52 AM

(UPDATED) Travis Reinking is accused of using an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to rain bullets at the Waffle House restaurant while wearing nothing but a jacket

CAPTURED. This image released by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, shows Travis Reinking after he was captured by police on April, 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Metropolitan Nashville Police Department/AFP

Florida school shooter wants to donate inheritance to survivors

Apr 12, 2018 - 8:51 AM

Nikolas Cruz's legal team suggests any wealth that may be discovered should go to his victims rather than expensive lawyers

NIKOLAS CRUZ. This video screen grab image shows shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz on February 15, 2018 at Broward County Jail in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. File photo by Miguel Guttierez/AFP TV/AFP

YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Fake news tagging a person wearing a Muslim headscarf, popular YouTubers, and Hillary Clinton as suspects circulate in the aftermath of YouTube shooting

YOUTUBE SHOOTING. A police officer sweeps a building at YouTube's corporate headquarters where an active shooter situation was underway in San Bruno, California on April 03, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

March for Our Lives: Student-led U.S. gun protests draw over a million

Mar 25, 2018 - 12:38 PM

The Washington crowd was estimated at more than 800,000 people — making it the largest gun control rally in the United States since the Million Mom March in 2000

OVERFLOWING. The crowd at the March for Our Lives Rally as seen from the roof of the Newseum in Washington. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

At Parkland gun control rally, grief is transformed into hope

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The protesters meet at Parkland's Pine Trails Park, the same place where a somber vigil was held in the wake of the February 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

HOPE FOLLOWS. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students participate in the March For Our Lives event at Pine Trails Park. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Trump turns on FBI over school shooting after criticism from survivors

Feb 18, 2018 - 4:08 PM

US authorities have come under mounting scrutiny for failing to act on a series of warning signs

TO FLORIDA. US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018, as he travels to Florida for the weekend. Saul Loeb/AFP

Las Vegas shooter booked Chicago hotel during Lollapalooza

Oct 06, 2017 - 9:18 AM

The revelations raise the chilling prospect that Stephen Paddock has been planning an attack for at least two months before he launched the assault on Sunday, October 1, on a country music festival in Las Vegas

The Blackstone hotel, with rooms facing a downtown city park where the hugely-popular Lollapalooza music festival was held, says a man of the same name Stephen Paddock had a reservation there in August. File photo from Wikipedia

Dallas police shooting: What we know

Jul 09, 2016 - 10:30 AM

The sniper style attack during a protest in Dallas is said to be the single deadliest day for law enforcement since September 11 2011

DALLAS SHOOTING. Police attempt to calm the crowd as someone is arrested following the sniper shooting in Dallas on July 7, 2016. Photo by Laura Buckman/AFP

US Democrats fail to force gun control vote in Congress

Jun 23, 2016 - 6:31 AM

UPDATED Despite a dramatic sit in Republican Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to allow votes on two gun control bills backed by Democrats

This video grab courtesy of C-SPAN shows a sit-in at the US House of Representatives on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. C-SPAN/AFP

Two US TV journalists killed in on-air attack

Aug 26, 2015 - 9:18 PM

8th UPDATE Vester Lee Flanagan II a former reporter and suspect in the shooting kills himself after a high speed chase with state police

Theater shooter bought gun legally – police

Jul 25, 2015 - 1:18 PM

The motive of John Houser – a 59 year old white man with a criminal record – remains unclear

Racist 'manifesto' lays bare Charleston motive

Jun 21, 2015 - 9:07 AM

A 2 500 word manifesto and photos on a website purportedly created by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof may reveal his motive for killing 9 black worshippers

Man killed in US capital subway shooting

Mar 13, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Transit police respond to a call that a person had entered a subway tunnel around a mile from the US Capitol building

Metro subway riders depart the station at Arlington National Cemetery on October 28, 2010. File Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Gunman kills 1, injures 3 on Seattle campus

Jun 06, 2014 - 8:40 AM

4th UPDATE Police say the gunman was subdued after being pepper sprayed by a student security guard

Christmas slaughter in Connecticut

Dec 15, 2012 - 9:51 AM

There is something that tears in your gut and rips your insides out when children are killed in this way – slaughtered like sheep 11 days before Christmas


7 dead in US college shooting

Apr 03, 2012 - 6:33 AM

Police arrests gunman who shot dead 7 people at a private religious college near San Francisco USA