Shocking: Store manager kills up to 10 in Virginia Walmart store

A gunman has killed up to 10 people in a Walmart supermarket in Chesapeake, in the US state of Virginia, police say. A man believed to be the store manager opened fire then turned the gun on himself, and is now dead. The City of Chesapeake tweeted “police confirm an active shooter incident with fatalities at the Walmart”. There are few details, but a police officer spoke of no more than 10 people killed and multiple injured. No motive has emerged. Police told reporters that the attack happened at 22:12 local time. Spokesperson Leo Kosinski said the shooting was believed … Continue reading Shocking: Store manager kills up to 10 in Virginia Walmart store

Tragic: Suspect held after 4 Chinese nationals killed at US cannabis farm

A suspect has been held in the killings of four Chinese nationals on Sunday at a rural marijuana farm in the US state of Oklahoma, investigators say. Wu Chen, 45, was arrested on Tuesday 1,500 miles (2,400km) away in Florida, said law enforcement officials. The bodies were found after police received a call of a hostage situation near the town of Hennessey, 55 miles north of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma allows medical cannabis. It is unclear if the farm was licensed. Police say the suspect entered a building on the marijuana operation’s property at 17:45 local time on Sunday, when there … Continue reading Tragic: Suspect held after 4 Chinese nationals killed at US cannabis farm

Five people confirmed dead in attack at US nightclub

At least five people have been killed and 25 injured after a gunman opened fire inside a gay club in the US state of Colorado on Saturday night. A suspect is in police custody and is being treated for injuries. Two “heroic” people in the club subdued the attacker, police say. Club Q, in Colorado Springs, wrote on Facebook that it was “devastated by the senseless attack” on its community. US President Joe Biden said Americans “cannot and must not tolerate hate”. Police asked people to be patient while they worked to identify victims and finalise the number of casualties, … Continue reading Five people confirmed dead in attack at US nightclub

Three killed, seven injured after school shooting in US city of St Louis

At least three people, including the suspect, have died and seven others are injured after a shooting at a high school in St Louis, Missouri. The gunman entered Central Visual & Performing Arts High School shortly after 09:00 local time (13:00 GMT) on Monday. The doors of the school building were locked and it was not immediately clear how the suspect entered. Witnesses say lives were saved after the gunman’s weapon jammed mid-attack. St Louis Public Schools say police “quickly stopped” the gunman. The suspect, identified by police as a 19-year-old former student, exchanged gunfire with police and later succumbed … Continue reading Three killed, seven injured after school shooting in US city of St Louis

Five people killed in North Carolina shooting

Five people including an off-duty police officer have been shot dead with several injured in Raleigh, North Carolina, officials say. Police say a suspect has been arrested. The shooting occurred near the Neuse River Greenway, a popular trail on the outskirts of the state capital, the city’s mayor said. A motive is yet to be established, but Raleigh Police Lieutenant Jason Borneo said it would probably “come to bear” in the coming days. “Tonight, terror has reached our doorstep. The nightmare of every community has come to Raleigh,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference. The shooting broke … Continue reading Five people killed in North Carolina shooting

Alex Jones ordered to pay almost $1bn in damages to families of Sandy Hook shooting victims

The far-Right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was on Wednesday ordered to pay nearly $1billion in damages to the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting for falsely claiming the massacre was a hoax. The $965m compensation decision was reached by a jury following a three-week civil trial in Waterbury, Connecticut, not far from where a gunman killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary in the deadliest school shooting in US history. Lawyers for families of eight victims during closing arguments last week said Mr Jones cashed in for years on lies about … Continue reading Alex Jones ordered to pay almost $1bn in damages to families of Sandy Hook shooting victims

Deadly gun attack at Russian school

A gunman has opened fire at a school in central Russia, killing at least six people and injuring twenty, Russian officials say. Ambulance and security services have arrived on the scene in the city of Izhevsk. The shooting took place at school number 88, with almost 1000 pupils and 80 teachers. The gunman has reportedly killed himself and the motive for the shooting is unclear. This is a developing story……. Continue reading Deadly gun attack at Russian school

Texas police chief has been sacked over Uvalde school shooting

A police chief accused of botching the response to the fatal shooting in May of 19 school children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, has been sacked. The local school board voted unanimously on Wednesday evening to fire Pete Arredondo. His lawyers said in a written statement that he had been unaware anyone was inside the classrooms with the shooter. Mr Arredondo has previously argued that he did not think he was the official in charge at the time of the attack. He has taken the brunt of criticism for officers’ 77-minute delay in confronting the teenage gunman – and … Continue reading Texas police chief has been sacked over Uvalde school shooting

Three people confirmed dead in Canada shooting

A gunman killed two people and injured two others during an early morning shooting spree, police in the Canadian province of British Columbia have said. Emergency alerts issued shortly after 06:00 local time (13:00 GMT) warned of “multiple shooting scenes” in downtown Langley, a city about 25 miles east of Vancouver. Police confirmed a lone suspect had been shot dead on the scene. He is believed to have been targeting homeless people in the area. The suspect and his victims will not be publicly identified until police have notified next-of-kin. Sergeant David Lee, a spokesman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation … Continue reading Three people confirmed dead in Canada shooting

Armed ‘hero’ stopped mass shooter at Indiana mall

Many more people would have died during a mass shooting in the US state of Indiana on Sunday night if not for the “heroic” actions of a bystander who stopped the gunman, police have said. The heavily armed suspect killed three people and injured two others at a shopping centre near Indianapolis. Elisjsha Dicken, 22, who was at the mall with his girlfriend, drew his pistol and fatally shot the gunman. The incident has reignited America’s debate about gun ownership. In the latest attack, a suspect opened fire with a rifle in a food court at the Greenwood Park Mall … Continue reading Armed ‘hero’ stopped mass shooter at Indiana mall

Man arrested after 4 July mass shooting in Illinois

US police have arrested a suspect after six people were killed in a mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois. Robert E Crimo III, 22, was detained after a brief chase, police said. The gunman climbed on to a roof, shooting randomly at spectators using a high-powered rifle. It is the latest mass shooting to hit the US – there has been one in every week of 2022. President Joe Biden said he was “shocked” by the violence. Hours later, two police officers were wounded in a shooting in Philadelphia during a Fourth of July fireworks … Continue reading Man arrested after 4 July mass shooting in Illinois

Gunman kills three people in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting

A gunman has killed three people and wounded others, three of them critically, at one of Denmark’s biggest shopping malls, police say. A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the attack which sparked panic among shoppers at Field’s mall in south Copenhagen. Police chief Soeren Thomassen said the motive was unclear and he could not rule out an “act of terrorism”. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Denmark had suffered a cruel attack. Sending condolences to those who had lost loved ones, she said she wanted to encourage Danes to stand together and support each other in this difficult … Continue reading Gunman kills three people in Copenhagen shopping mall shooting