Gunman kills several at Russian University

At least eight people have been killed when a gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm, officials say. The assailant walked on to the campus on Monday morning and started shooting. Students and teachers barricaded themselves inside the university building; others were seen jumping from windows. It is unclear how many people were injured. Russian police say the attacker has been detained. Russia’s official Investigations Committee says the attacker was a student at the university. The incident occurred at at Perm State University, located around 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) east of the capital, Moscow. Videos … Continue reading Gunman kills several at Russian University

AR-15 rifle maker offers $33 million settlement to Sandy Hook families

The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has offered some of the victims’ families nearly $33m to settle their lawsuit over how the company marketed the firearm to the public. Lawyers for now-bankrupt Remington filed the offers late Tuesday in Waterbury Superior Court in Connecticut in the United States. The nine families suing the company, who are being offered nearly $3.7m apiece, are considering the proposals, their lawyers said. A Hartford lawyer representing Remington, James Rotondo, declined to comment Wednesday. The settlement offers were filed a day after a judge denied Remington’s request to … Continue reading AR-15 rifle maker offers $33 million settlement to Sandy Hook families

Five people killed and 40 injured after weekend shootings in Chicago

At least five people were killed and 40 others were wounded during gun violence incidents this weekend in Chicago.Eight people were wounded in a shooting early Sunday in Chicago’s Burnside neighborhood. There is no one in custody for each of the five fatal shooting incidents, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD). There were 34 police responses to shooting incidents between 4pm Friday and 5am Sunday, according to data provided to CNN by the CPD. Eight people were wounded Sunday morning in the 8900 block of South Cottage Grove after occupants in a silver sedan fired into a group of … Continue reading Five people killed and 40 injured after weekend shootings in Chicago

Employee kills eight at U.S train yard

An employee fatally shot eight people at a California train yard before turning the gun on himself as police closed in. The shooting took place at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) site in San Jose. “When our deputies went through the door, initially he was still firing rounds,” Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith told journalists. Officials say the victims include transit employees. The gunman opened fire early at around 06:45 local time (14:45 GMT) on Wednesday in the VTA light rail yard. According to a local CBS station, the attack unfolded during an employee meeting. Law enforcement … Continue reading Employee kills eight at U.S train yard

American Carnage: 12 killed, dozens wounded in weekend shootings across U.S.

At least 12 people were killed and dozens more were wounded over the weekend in gun violence and mass shootings in five states. The latest violence erupted near a bar in Youngstown, Ohio, shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, three people were killed and three others were injured, one of them critically, after an incident inside the bar, Police Chief Carl Davis said at a news conference. He said authorities were searching for suspects and provided no other details. Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said in a news conference that the shooting was “unnecessary” and that “it breaks my heart when we … Continue reading American Carnage: 12 killed, dozens wounded in weekend shootings across U.S.

Gunman shoots dead six people at Colorado Springs birthday party

A gunman shot dead six people and then himself at a birthday party in Colorado Springs on Sunday, US police said. The shootings took place at a mobile home park where families had gathered in one trailer to celebrate. “The suspect, a boyfriend of one of the female victims, drove to the residence, walked inside and began shooting people at the party before taking his own life,” the Colorado Springs Police Department said. The motive for the attack is not known. The victims were all adults, but a number of children were present in the trailer at the time. The … Continue reading Gunman shoots dead six people at Colorado Springs birthday party

Breaking News: Four people killed in German clinic

German police said four people were killed in the eastern city of Potsdam, and a woman was detained. At least one person was reported to be seriously injured. A 51-year-old woman was detained after four people were killed in the Oberlin Clinic in Germany’s Potsdam late on Wednesday. One more person is seriously injured. Police said the deaths were caused by “violence.” The authorities are treating the woman as a suspect. The motives for the apparent crime were not immediately clear. The Oberlin Clinic is a specialist center for orthopedic disorders. Mass-circulation Bild daily reported that the crime took place … Continue reading Breaking News: Four people killed in German clinic

Another shooting in USA: Person arrested in Wisconsin bar shooting that left 3 dead

A person was arrested after a shooting at a Wisconsin bar left three people dead and three others injured, authorities said Sunday. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that the person, whose name was not released, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. The victims were not identified, and more than three people may have been injured, the department said. The person was taken into custody after detectives followed multiple leads and reviewed surveillance video, the department said. Additional details about the arrest were not immediately provided. Police said earlier that officers found the bodies at … Continue reading Another shooting in USA: Person arrested in Wisconsin bar shooting that left 3 dead

Update: 8 people killed in shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility; suspect also dead

At least eight people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late Thursday, police said. Multiple other people were transported to hospital with injuries, police said. The shooting was reported at the FedEx facility shortly after 11 p.m. and officers arrived to an active shooter incident, police spokeswoman Officer Genae Cook told reporters. She said the gunman killed himself at the scene. A search found eight people deceased with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds, she added. That number does not include the gunman. Cook said it was too early to tell if the shooter … Continue reading Update: 8 people killed in shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility; suspect also dead

Developing Story: Several people shot at FedEx site, gunman dead

Multiple people have been shot at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis in the United States and the suspected gunman has killed himself, police said. Indianapolis police spokeswoman Genae Cook told reporters early on Friday that when police arrived at the scene late on Thursday, officers observed an active shooting incident at the facility – a FedEx site on Mirabel Road, Indianapolis. The facility is located close to the international airport. “We have multiple people with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds,” Cook said, adding that there were others who have been transported to various hospitals throughout the area. She added that … Continue reading Developing Story: Several people shot at FedEx site, gunman dead

Child among four dead in shooting at office building in California

At least four people, including a child, have been killed in a shooting at an office building in southern California, US media report. Police said they were called to the two-storey building on Lincoln Avenue in Orange, south of Los Angeles, at about 17:30 local time (00:30 GMT). Officers shot and wounded the suspect who was taken to hospital, police said. The situation has been “stabilized” and there is no threat to the public, the statement adds. Few other details of the shooting were made available although local reports said two people were wounded by gunfire. “Horrifying and heartbreaking,” said … Continue reading Child among four dead in shooting at office building in California

Gunman kills 10 in Colorado market shooting

A gunman has killed 10 people, including a police officer, following an hours-long stand-off at a grocery market in Colorado, US police say. The attack in Boulder ended with an injured, shirtless suspect being led away from the King Soopers market. The shooting was live-streamed by witnesses and broadcast on YouTube. The incident began around 14:30 local time (20:30 GMT) when the suspect entered the grocery store and began firing. The Boulder police tweeted some 20 minutes later that there was an “Active Shooter at the King Soopers on Table Mesa” street. Two hours later, the police again warned people … Continue reading Gunman kills 10 in Colorado market shooting