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Pennsylvania State Police trooper shot on duty, flown to hospital

Pennsylvania State Police said the trooper was shot during a welfare check in Tioga County on Tuesday afternoon.

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Arkansas cop ‘ambushed, executed’ in fatal shooting near station

A police officer in Arkansas was shot and killed as he sat in his patrol vehicle outside his police station Saturday night before the suspected shooter was gunned down by responding officers in a nearby alley, according to officials.

The Fayetteville Police Department said in a news release the incident happened around 9:42 p.m. when officers inside the station heard gunshots, went outside and heard additional gunshots before encountering a suspect behind the police department fleeing the area. After a confrontation where the suspect was shot and killed, deputies discovered Officer Stephen Carr shot inside his patrol vehicle.

“It appears the suspect came into the back parking lot and just executed my officer,”  Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds said at a brief news conference.

Reynolds told reporters that the suspect, 35-year-old London Phillips, of Fayetteville, was chased into an alley between the police department and the city prosecutor’s office. Officers then “engaged the suspect,” and shots were fired, injuring Phillips.

Three minutes after the shooting was reported, police said that emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but both the officer and suspected shooter died of their injuries.

Source: Arkansas cop ‘ambushed, executed’ in fatal shooting near station

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Police: man tries to burglarize Fayette County home, gets shot

Pennsylvania State Police said a man was sent to the hospital after trying to burglarize a home Friday night.

Investigators were called to the scene at a home around 8:00 p.m. on National Pike in Fayette County.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has learned only one man was inside the home when this happened.

Police said the would-be burglar ran away after being shot, but was later found outside.

He was flown to a Pittsburgh Hospital, but it’s unclear how he’s doing.

Troopers said that all people involved were accounted for and that there’s no threat to the public.

Source: Police: man tries to burglarize Fayette County home, gets shot

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Shooting reported at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, security forces responding

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is on lockdown after reports of multiple gunshot victims and an active shooter situation.

A shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii sent three people to the hospital Wednesday, sources told Fox News, adding that the scene was “under control as of now.”

It was not immediately clear whether the shooter was among those hospitalized.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. local time at Drydock 2.

Officials locked down buildings and a PA system urged anyone on base to take cover, Hawaii News Now reported. The lockdown was lifted around 4 p.m. local time.

The gates at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam were closed as first responders rushed to the scene, according to a tweet issued by the base.

Source: Shooting reported at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, security forces responding

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Student, officer wounded in second Wisconsin school shooting – Reuters

(Reuters) – An armed student confronted a police officer and both were wounded on Tuesday in the second high school shooting in Wisconsin in two days, both of which prompted lockdowns.

Gunfire rang out at Oshkosh West High School, about 85 miles (137 km) north of Milwaukee, wounding the student and the school resource officer, both of whom were rushed to the hospital, Oshkosh Police Department said on Facebook. About 1,700 students are enrolled at the school.

A day earlier a 17-year-old student was shot and wounded inside Waukesha South High School, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Milwaukee, by a police officer after bringing a handgun into the building and failing to comply with orders to surrender the weapon. Police said the student pulled out a handgun and did not respond to the school resource officer’s insistence that he give it up.

Source: Student, officer wounded in second Wisconsin school shooting – Reuters

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Man Shot After Fleeing Underage House Party In Carnegie – CBS Pittsburgh

CARNEGIE, Pa. (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police are investigating a shooting that occurred after an underage house party in Carnegie overnight.

Investigators said it happened on Ross Avenue around midnight.

The victim and others allegedly walked to Carnegie Elementary School’s football field after learning police were on their way to the house. They were then confronted by three black men.

An altercation followed, and the 21-year-old victim was shot in the back and arm.

The motive is still unknown at this time, and there are no suspects so far.

Police are asking anyone who has information about the shooting to call 911.

Source: Man Shot After Fleeing Underage House Party In Carnegie – CBS Pittsburgh

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New Orleans French Quarter shooting leaves 10 wounded, police say | Fox News

At least 10 people were wounded Sunday in an early-morning shooting in New Orleans’ French Quarter, officials said.

The shooting unfolded around 3:21 a.m., when officers with the New Orleans Police Department heard gunfire. When they arrived at the scene, the 700 block of Canal Street, they “discovered multiple individuals had been struck by gunfire.”

Nearly a dozen people were shot — two of whom were in critical condition, authorities said in a news release. All 10 were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson told The New Orleans Advocate/The Times-Picayune that a person of interest has been detained, but according to the department’s news release, no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact the police department’s Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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Source: New Orleans French Quarter shooting leaves 10 wounded, police say | Fox News

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Indiana Teen Shot and Killed By Her Backseat Passenger While Driving, Police Say

An Indiana teen was shot and killed by a backseat passenger with an AR-15 style rifle in her own car while she was driving, police said. Annalysa McMillan, 19, was driving her car Tuesday in Marion, Indiana, about 70 miles north of Indianapolis when a gun discharged in the passenger seat behind her, striking her, the Marion Police Department said in a statement.

Source: Indiana Teen Shot and Killed By Her Backseat Passenger While Driving, Police Say

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Update: Chaos after shots fired at Destiny USA on Black Friday; mall is closed for day – syracuse.com

Loud bangs heard by shoppers on busy Black Friday

Someone was shot and wounded at the Destiny USA mall on Black Friday, setting off a lockdown and escape by frightened shoppers and employees.

Syracuse police found a shooting victim, with wounds in the leg. It is not life-threatening, police say.

The mall has been closed for the rest of the day, police said around 8 p.m. Shoppers and employees were free to leave.

The shot triggered a panic among thousands of shoppers in the crowded mall. Some stores had employees and customers shelter in place. Others fled.

Source: Update: Chaos after shots fired at Destiny USA on Black Friday; mall is closed for day – syracuse.com

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Two dead after passenger in car opens fire on man and woman in Wilkinsburg

Shooting happened late Sunday night

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4 people killed, 6 wounded in shooting at Fresno party – YouTube

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UPDATE: Deadly high school shooting in Santa Clarita, California – YouTube

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Mexican cartel massacre: Suspect with 2 hostages, assault rifles, bulletproof SUV arrested in border town | Fox News

A suspect was arrested near the Arizona border with Mexico in connection with the deaths of nine U.S. citizens – six children and three women – Monday who were living in a Mormon community about 70 miles south of Douglas, Ariz., investigators said early Wednesday.

The victims’ convoy came under fire during the day in an ambush by gunmen believed to be affiliated with a drug cartel in Mexico.

Source: Mexican cartel massacre: Suspect with 2 hostages, assault rifles, bulletproof SUV arrested in border town | Fox News

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A 15-year-old has been charged in the shooting that left a 7-year-old trick-or-treater in critical condition – CNN

(CNN)A 15-year-old male has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of 7-year-old girl who was out trick-or-treating on Halloween, according to police.

The teen is scheduled to appear in court Saturday to face two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery in the shooting, which also left a man wounded.
The girl, dressed as a bumble bee, was trick-or-treating with her family around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Little Village neighborhood when a group of men chasing another man began shooting, Chicago police Sgt. Rocco Alioto told reporters.
The child was shot in the lower neck, police said, and is in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.

Source: A 15-year-old has been charged in the shooting that left a 7-year-old trick-or-treater in critical condition – CNN

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4 Dead, Others Wounded In Mass Shooting At Orinda Halloween Party

Four people were killed and others wounded when gunfire erupted at a large Halloween night party late Thursday night at an Orinda home rented out on Airbnb, according to authorities. Jackie Ward reports. (11/1/19)

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Penn Hills man found shot to death inside ransacked home

A Penn Hills man was found shot to death inside his home Wednesday evening after a report of a home invasion, police said.

The victim, identified by the medical examiner as 35-year-old Aaron Evans, was found dead when police responded to the 7200 block of Lawton Street a little after 6:15 p.m.

“We’re not sure exactly what happened inside the home, but we know he was forced back inside the home. At some point, he was shot,” county police Inspector Andrew Schurman said.

The house had been ransacked, and police said robbery appears to be a motive for the shooting.

“That’s something we’re trying to determine more definitively — what the motive was, and why he was selected,” Schurman said. “At this point, we have no reason to think he was randomly selected. There was something in his life that caused these men to show up and ransack his home.”

No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call county police at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Anonymous calls will be accepted.

Source: Penn Hills man found shot to death inside ransacked home

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Police investigate late-night shooting in Pittsburgh

A man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the abdomen in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood on Sunday night.

The gunfire was reported around 11 p.m. on the 7700 block of Frankstown Avenue.

No arrests have been announced.

Source: Police investigate late-night shooting in Pittsburgh

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Gunman with apparent ‘anger management issues’ kills five neighbors in Chicago

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A Chicago man with apparent “anger management issues” killed five neighbors in an apartment complex shooting on Saturday night, police said.

The 67-year-old suspect, who has not been identified, entered a neighbor’s apartment on the city’s Northwest Side where three men and a woman were eating dinner and fatally shot them, Chicago police Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio said, according to NBC Chicago.

The gunman, a retired construction worker, then went to another apartment and shot a fifth person, the station reported. The victim later died at a local hospital.

Source: Gunman with apparent ‘anger management issues’ kills five neighbors in Chicago

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Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander discusses incident at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton – YouTube

Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander discusses incident at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton.

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BEAVER FALLS SHOOTING: 1 person shot in Beaver Falls | WPXI

One person was taken to a hospital after being shot in Beaver Falls, according to police.

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DERRY TOWNSHIP SHOOTING: Coroner called to shooting in Westmoreland County | WPXI

DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A coroner was called Thursday night to the scene of a shooting in Derry Township, officials said.The shooting was reported just before 8 p.m. on West 4th Avenue.Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.

Source: DERRY TOWNSHIP SHOOTING: Coroner called to shooting in Westmoreland County | WPXI

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1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Vancouver apartment complex – YouTube

1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Vancouver apartment complex

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Man Accused In Deadly Jeannette High School Football Game Shooting Has Preliminary Hearing – CBS Pittsburgh

JEANNETTE (KDKA) — The suspect in a deadly shooting outside a high school football game appeared in court.

As the final minutes ticked down in the Sept. 6 game at McKee Stadium featuring Jeannette and Imani Christian Academy, someone started shooting.

People ran for cover and described the scene as chaotic.

Just outside the gates, 48-year-old Dameian Williams was shot dead.

Police arrested Greg Harper and charged him with pulling the trigger. His preliminary hearing was Wednesday.

Source: Man Accused In Deadly Jeannette High School Football Game Shooting Has Preliminary Hearing – CBS Pittsburgh

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6 people shot in downtown Indy | FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Six people were shot in downtown Indianapolis late Saturday night.

The Indianapolis Metro Police Department has confirmed that it’s investigating a shooting that occurred on the 100 block of West Maryland Street.

IMPD officers in the area of Illinois and Maryland Streets heard gunshots coming from nearby at approximately 11:20 p.m.

Officers were able to find 6 victims at multiple locations near the Steak N Shake restaurant on Maryland Street.

Source: 6 people shot in downtown Indy | FOX59

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Three masked teens gunned down during failed home burglary near Atlanta

A Georgia homeowner gunned down three masked teens, at least one of whom was armed, on Monday during a failed robbery that could be an incident of “stand your ground” defense, authorities said.

The three boys, one 15 and the other two 16, were fatally shot at 4 a.m. outside a home on White Oak Court in Conyers, Georgia, about 30 miles east of Atlanta, according to Rockdale County Sheriff’s deputies.

“It could be possibly a stand-your-ground type of case based on the preliminary (information) that we have learned so far,” Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said. “It’s just a matter of verifying all the information we have.”

Georgia is one of the states that have “stand your ground” protections on the books, which allow some room for deadly force in cases of self-defense.

Two of the boys died at a hospital while the third was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. The teens still had masks on when first responders arrived.

Source: Three masked teens gunned down during failed home burglary near Atlanta

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McKeesport Area High School football player recovering after being shot

The McKeesport Area School District confirmed a student-athlete was shot overnight.

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RANKIN SHOOTING: Man killed after shootout in Rankin | WPXI

One person is dead after a shooting in Rankin on Saturday night.

There was a heavy police presence along Gas Street. The Rankin Police chief said officers believe the shootout was drug and gang related. They told Channel 11 there could be retaliation for the shooting.

Two people were being detained for questioning in connection with the shooting.


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MONROEVILLE MALL INCIDENT: Two people detained after shots fired outside Monroeville Mall | WPXI

Channel 11 has learned that two people are facing charges after an incident at the Monroeville Mall.

Sincere and Tijair Smith, both 18, were found hiding in the bushes near the Macy’s backstage mall entrance.

A Monroeville Mall spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident that occurred overnight in the parking lot. Monroeville Police responded quickly and are investigating.”

In recent years, the mall and the area immediately surrounding it have been at the center of investigations from fights to shootings.

Source: MONROEVILLE MALL INCIDENT: Two people detained after shots fired outside Monroeville Mall | WPXI

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1 wounded in Indiana Walmart shooting; 2 in custody | Fox News

A shooting Sunday at a Walmart in Hobart, Indiana, wounded one person and two others were in custody, police announced.

“There are two suspects in custody and weapons have been recovered from the scene,” the Hobart Police Department wrote in a Facebook post.

The post also said the victim was in stable condition and was being rushed to a nearby hospital. It’s unclear whether the suspects knew the person who was shot.

Source: 1 wounded in Indiana Walmart shooting; 2 in custody | Fox News

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Mass shootings in America claimed 51 victims in August alone | The Independent

The month of August ended as it began: with a shooting rampage and a significant death toll.

Five people were killed near Odessa, Texas, on Saturday as a gunman started shooting indiscriminately at cars, bringing the number of victims of mass killings by firearms to 51 for the month.

The term mass killings is defined by the Justice Department as three or more killings in a single episode, excluding the death of a gunman.

There is no legal definition for the term mass shooting, despite its frequent use by gun control groups and the news media.

This month’s loss of life was most acute in Texas, where four of the eight deadliest shootings occurred, including an August 3 massacre at a Walmart in El Paso that killed 22 people.

Source: Mass shootings in America claimed 51 victims in August alone | The Independent