Cherif Chekatt, France gunman who opened fire at Christmas market, is dead, prosecutor says | Fox News

Cherif Chekatt, the gunman who killed multiple people Tuesday at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, is dead, a Paris prosecutor said Thursday.

France Interior Minister Christophe Castaner shared details on Twitter of how the incident unfolded. Around 9 p.m., police officers spotted a suspicious individual on Rue du Lazaret who fit the description of the suspect from Tuesday night’s shooting, Castaner wrote in translated tweets. After the officers addressed him, the suspect turned around and opened fire at the officers, following which they responded, he wrote.

The suspect was armed with a pistol and a knife, a local police official told The Associated Press.

Source: Cherif Chekatt, France gunman who opened fire at Christmas market, is dead, prosecutor says | Fox News

Teen kills himself inside Indiana middle school after shootout with police

RICHMOND, Ind. — A teenage suspect and police officers exchanged gunfire outside an eastern Indiana middle school Thursday morning before the boy ran inside and killed himself, authorities said.

Indiana State Police Sgt. John Bowling said no one else at Dennis Intermediate School or any officers were injured during the shooting in Richmond, which is near the Indiana-Ohio state line about 60 miles east of Indianapolis.

Source: Teen kills himself inside Indiana middle school after shootout with police

Fentanyl now America’s deadliest drug, overtakes heroin, CDC says

Fentanyl is now the deadliest drug in America, federal health officials announced Wednesday, with over 18,000 overdose deaths in 2016.

Overall, more than 63,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016, according to the new report, which was prepared by the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is an average of 174 deaths per day.

The study also said that many people who die due to overdoses have multiple drugs in their system, “We’ve had a tendency to think of these drugs in isolation,” Dr. Holly Hedegaard, lead author of the report, told HuffPost. “It’s not really what’s happening.”

Source: Fentanyl now America’s deadliest drug, overtakes heroin, CDC says

Brazil shooting: Campinas cathedral gunman ‘mentally ill’ – BBC News

Police investigating a deadly shooting in a cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas have identified the gunman.

Euler Fernando Grandolpho opened fire in the Metropolitan Cathedral after midday Mass on Tuesday.

Four people were killed and four more injured before the 49-year-old turned the gun on himself after being shot by police.

Officers said the systems analyst had no criminal record and “no motive except for his own madness”.

While gun crime is common in Brazil, shootings of this nature and especially in a place of worship are not.

Source: Brazil shooting: Campinas cathedral gunman ‘mentally ill’ – BBC News

Indiana boy, 16, arrested in killing of pregnant high school cheerleader | Fox News

A 16-year-old Indiana high school football player was charged with murder and feticide Monday after he admitted he brutally killed a 17-year-old pregnant cheerleader because she hid her pregnancy from him too long to get an abortion.

Aaron Trejo said he stabbed Breana Rouhselang in her heart with a knife, Detective Gery Mullins said in charging documents obtained by Fox News. The cheerleader’s body turned up in a trash bin behind a restaurant in Mishawaka, near South Bend and about 80 miles east of Chicago, over the weekend.

 

Source: Indiana boy, 16, arrested in killing of pregnant high school cheerleader | Fox News

 

Ohio house fire kills 5 children, injures mother

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –

An investigation is underway after a deadly house fire killed five children late Sunday night in Youngstown.

Five children are dead after a house at 434 Parkcliffe Avenue caught fire around 11:30 p.m. Their mother is currently in St. Elizabeth Hospital being treated for her injuries.

According to the fire investigator, the fire started on the first floor of the building.

We’re told that a neighbor called 9-1-1 and alerted authorities about the fire. Sources tell 21 news, the 26-year-old mother reportedly jumped out of a window and told firefighters at the scene that five children were still inside the burning home.

Firefighters battled flames at the front part of the home and then immediately searched for the children – who are said to be ages 9, 3, 2 and 1-year-old twins. Rescuers were able to get three of the five children out of the structure. Those children were given CPR and they – along with their mother – were taken to St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Youngstown.

The three children that were pulled from the house by rescuers later died at St. Elizabeth Hospital due to their injuries.

Source: Ohio house fire kills 5 children, injures mother

Source: http://www.wfmj.com/story/39614086/five-children-die-in-youngstown-house-fire