- Police responded to the shooting at the Super 8 in Rockford before 1am Sunday
- Officers discovered three people with gunshot wounds at the scene
- One of the victims was pronounced dead and the others are injured
- The male suspect barricaded themselves inside the motel and was confirmed dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at about 6.45am
- Police said the suspect and the officers exchanged multiple rounds of gunfire
WILKINSBURG, PA. (KDKA) — Police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after a shooting in Wilkinsburg.
Officials were called to a shooting in the area of Laketon Road and Robinson Boulevard on Wednesday night.
An investigation is underway, and police are searching for the shooter.
Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.
Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — The person attacked by a shark on Saturday at a Santa Cruz County beach has died, according to authorities.
The 26-year-old man was surfing at Manresa State Beach when he was attacked.
California state park officials responded around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department.
The type of shark species that attacked the victim is unknown.
Officials say the shark attacked the victim within 100 yards of the shore.
Under Santa Cruz County’s current COVID-19 social distancing beach rules, between 11 a.m.-5 p.m. the only place beach-goers are permitted to be is in the water. The sand is off-limits, but surfers are allowed to traverse the sand to reach the ocean.
TORONTO (AP) — A gunman disguised as a police officer shot people in their homes and set fires in a rampage across the Canadian province of Nova Scotia that killed 16 people, the deadliest such attack in the country’s history. Officials said Sunday the suspected shooter was also dead.
A police officer was among those killed. Several bodies were found inside and outside one home in the small, rural town of Portapique, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Halifax — what police called the first scene. Bodies were also found at other locations. The assault began late Saturday, and authorities believe the shooter may have targeted his first victims but then began attacking randomly.
Overnight, police began advising residents of the town — already on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic — to lock their doors and stay in their basements. Several homes in the area were set on fire as well.
Police identified the man believed to be the shooter as Gabriel Wortman, 51, who was thought to live part-time in Portapique. Authorities said he wore a police uniform at one point and made his car look like a Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser.
Police first announced that they had arrested Wortman at a gas station in Enfield, outside Halifax, but later said he had died. It was not clear how, and they did not explain further.
“This is one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province’s history,” said Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.
RCMP spokesman Daniel Brien confirmed that 16 people had been killed in addition to the suspect. The dead officer was identified as Constable Heidi Stevenson, a mother of two and a 23-year veteran of the force. Another officer was also injured.
Mass shootings are relatively rare in Canada. The country overhauled its gun-control laws after gunman Marc Lepine killed 14 women and himself at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique college in 1989. Before this weekend’s rampage, that had been the country’s worst.
It is now illegal to possess an unregistered handgun or any kind of rapid-fire weapon in Canada. The country also requires training, a personal risk assessment, two references, spousal notification and criminal record checks to purchase a weapon.
“As a country, in moments like these, we come together to support one another. Together we will mourn with the families of the victims, and help them get through this difficult time,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a written news release.
While they believe the attack did not begin as random, police did not say what the initial motive was. RCMP Chief Superintendent Chris Leather said many of the victims did not know the shooter.
“That fact that this individual had a uniform and a police car at his disposal certainly speaks to it not being a random act,” Leather said. He added that police believe he acted alone.
Leather said they would investigate whether the attack had anything to do with the coronavirus pandemic but no link has been found thus far.
At one point, there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and police, he said.Late Sunday morning, there were half a dozen police vehicles at the scene of the gas station where the suspect died. Yellow police tape surrounded the gas pumps, and a large silver-colored SUV was being investigated.
Cpl. Lisa Croteau, a spokeswoman with the provincial force, said police received a call about “a person with firearms” late Saturday night, and the investigation “evolved into an active shooting investigation.”Christine Mills, a resident of the area, said it had been a frightening night for the small town, with armed officers patrolling the streets.
In the morning, helicopters flew overhead searching for the suspect. “It’s nerve-wracking because you don’t know if somebody has lost their mind and is going to beat in your front door,” she said.Tom Taggart, a lawmaker who represents the Portapique area in the Municipality of Colchester, said the quiet community has been shaken.
SHALER (KDKA) — Allegheny County Homicide Detectives are investigating after a double stabbing that left one dead in Shaler Township.
Investigators said first responders were dispatched to Arlington Court around 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday for a reported stabbing.
When officers arrived they discovered two men had been stabbed inside a home.
Officers found a 27-year-old male outside with stab wounds, officials said. Venerando Costa, Lieutenant, Allegheny County Homicide Unit said the man called police after it happened.
“He fled the house, went to the neighbors to call for help,” said Lt. Costa.
Police were then alerted to 23-year-old Matthew Barndt inside the home who had also been stabbed.
Both men were transported to the hospital.
One person was killed during an early morning crash on Pittsburgh’s South Side, according police spokesperson Maurice Matthews.
Officers responded to the 1600 block of West Carson Street around 1:45 a.m. for reports of a vehicle that crashed into a pole and caught fire. Firefighters extinguished the flames and extricated a male driver who was pronounced dead by medics, according to Matthews.
An active search for two members of the Kennedy family who went missing Thursday during a boating trip on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland has been suspended, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday, according to reports.
Family member Kathleen Kennedy Townsend says the search for her 40-year-old daughter, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, and the daughter’s 8-year-old son Gideon McKean “has turned from rescue to recovery,” according to a statement.
Both McKean and her son were seen struggling to return to shore during a canoe trip near Herring Bay, Washington, D.C.’s FOX 5 reported.
The mother and son had gotten into the canoe to chase a ball that had gone into the water during a family gathering, McKean’s husband, David McKean, told The Washington Post.