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July 20, 2012 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A lone 24-year-old masked gunman entered a Colorado movie theater playing the new Batman movie and opened fire early Friday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 50, according to police and local media. The suspect, a white male, was found in the parking lot and did not resist arrest, CNN said.  Witnesses described a chaotic scene, telling television reporters that they were overcome by noxious gas unleashed by the suspect just before he started shooting, and that they had to decide between staying on the ground, helping wounded victims or running away before the gunman was able to reload his weapon.
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April 7, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer and Joel Rubin
A gunman walked into a Los Angeles Police Department station lobby Monday night and opened fire, wounding one officer in an exchange of gunfire. The male suspect, who was not identified, was wounded when two officers returned fire inside the West Bureau Traffic lobby in Mid-City, police said. The officer was hit multiple times, with several of the rounds striking his vest and one bullet passing through his left arm, Cmdr. Dennis Kato said. He was in stable condition, Kato said.
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January 18, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Palmdale sheriff's deputies rescued a wounded woman from inside a Palmdale residence, then hours later found the suspected shooter inside, dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident began early Friday morning when deputies responded to a phoned report of a shooting in the 37700 block of Christensen Court, according to Lt. Darren Harris with the Palmdale Sheriff's Station. The caller said that a woman had been hit by gunfire and that she was inside the house along with the suspected male gunman and two teenage boys.
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April 4, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Alan Zarembo and Adolfo Flores
After the sudden death of his mother in November, Army Spc. Ivan Lopez was upset that officials at Ft. Hood granted him less than two days to go home to Puerto Rico for her funeral. Carmen Lopez's death from a heart attack came just a month after that of his grandfather. Months later, the 34-year-old musician, father and decorated soldier posted a chilling message on his Facebook page about a robbery at his home, saying the devil had taken him and he was "full of hatred. " Lopez opened fire with a semiautomatic handgun, killing three fellow service members and wounding 16 others before turning the weapon on himself at Ft. Hood on Wednesday.
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November 23, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A Riverside police officer fatally shot an armed suspect following a confrontation Friday night, authorities said. The officer was on patrol when he saw a vehicle with several people inside parked near a gas station in the 3000 block of East La Cadena Drive, police said. The officer approached the vehicle in a marked patrol car with flashing lights. That's when the suspect got out of the vehicle, brandishing a gun, police say. “The suspect engaged first and then the officer returned gunfire,” said Bryan Galbreath, public information officer for the Riverside Police Department.
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August 7, 2012 | By Connie Stewart
The family of temple gunman Wade Michael Page texted a statement to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter, expressing regret and asking for privacy.  Page, who killed six and critically wounded three at a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple on Sunday, died in a shootout with police. The FBI is investigating the attack as a hate crime. A white supremacist, Page had most recently lived in Wisconsin but reportedly was from Denver. His family's statement reads: "As the family of Wade Page, we are devastated by the horrific events that occurred Sunday in Oak Creek Wisconsin.
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June 7, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia, Kate Mather and Andrew Blankstein
UPDATE: Police say five, not seven, dead in shooting; gunman acted alone Seven people -- including the gunman -- are dead after a shooting rampage that ended at Santa Monica College, police said. Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks described a violent shooting rampage that appears to have begun in the 2000 block of Yorkshire Avenue just before noon. Two people were found dead on Yorkshire Avenue and a home was on fire, authorities said. PHOTOS: Shooting at Santa Monica College The gunman then moved west along Pico Boulevard, firing at cars, including a bus and a police vehicle.
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June 8, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun, Richard A. Serrano and Marisa Gerber
The shooting rampage that left five people dead in Santa Monica on Friday was a premeditated act by an emotionally troubled man who armed himself with high-powered weapons and at least 1,300 rounds of ammunition, law enforcement sources said Saturday. Authorities have not named the gunman, but law enforcement sources in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles identified him as John Zawahri, 24. Several of the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said Zawahri struggled with his parents' bitter divorce.
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August 6, 2012 | By Brian Bennett
WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators had “looked at” Sikh temple gunman Wade Michael Page more than once because of his associations with right-wing extremists and the possibility that he was providing funding to a domestic terrorist group, but law enforcement officials at the time determined there was not enough evidence of a crime to open an investigation, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, would not say Monday which law enforcement agency had considered investigating Page, or when.
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August 5, 2012 | By Matt Pearce and Brian Bennett
Tattoos on the body of the slain Sikh temple gunman and certain biographical details led the FBI to treat the attack at a Milwaukee-area temple as an act of domestic terrorism, officials said Sunday. The shootings in Oak Creek, Wis., left seven dead, including the gunman, and three critically wounded. One of the injured was a police officer who was expected to survive. A federal official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media refused to say whether the gunman was thought to belong to a hate group or some other violent group because the investigation was still unfolding.
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April 2, 2014 | By Alan Zarembo, Molly Hennessy-Fiske and John M. Glionna
KILLEEN, Texas - Four people were killed, including the gunman, and 16 others were hurt Wednesday in a shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, which in 2009 was the scene of the deadliest mass shooting on a military base in U.S. history. The gunman was a soldier, an Iraq war veteran who was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder, the military said at an evening news conference. Army Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, the base commander, refused to identify the gunman but said he had killed himself when confronted by a military policewoman.
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March 19, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
A Mendocino County sheriff's deputy died Wednesday in a shootout with an armed suspect who fled the scene and was later found dead in an apparent suicide, authorities said. Mendocino Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino died in the shootout about noon, the Press Democrat reported. The suspect was identified as Ricardo Antonio Chaney, 32, of Oregon. He is suspected in a crime spree that started early Wednesday with a reported armed robbery in Eugene, where he allegedly stole a black four-door BMW by forcing its occupants into the trunk, the Press Democrat reported.
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January 26, 2014 | By Richard Simon, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
COLUMBIA, Md. -- Police on Sunday identified the gunman in a shooting Saturday at a shopping mall here that left three people dead, including the shooter. Authorities said they are still trying to determine the motive. "We want to find out why this occurred," Howard County police Chief William McMahon said at a news conference in the mall parking lot. The gunman was identified as Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, Md. One of the victims, Brianna Benlolo, 21, was also from College Park, but police said they had not yet found any evidence that the gunman knew Benlolo or the other victim, Tyler Johnson, 25, of Mount Airy, Md. Both victims worked at a skateboard store in the mall.
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January 18, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Palmdale sheriff's deputies rescued a wounded woman from inside a Palmdale residence, then hours later found the suspected shooter inside, dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident began early Friday morning when deputies responded to a phoned report of a shooting in the 37700 block of Christensen Court, according to Lt. Darren Harris with the Palmdale Sheriff's Station. The caller said that a woman had been hit by gunfire and that she was inside the house along with the suspected male gunman and two teenage boys.
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January 16, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Indiana police said Thursday that they had not yet determined a motive for the gunman who shot and killed a store employee and shopper at Martin's Super Market in Elkhart before he was killed by officers. The gunman, identified as 22-year-old Shawn Walter Bair , "may have had some type of relationship with the victims or the store" but they are still investigating, State Police Sgt. Trent Smith told the Los Angeles Times. Video surveillance shows Bair entering the store about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, wandering the aisles and peering at his cellphone before opening fire about 10:05 p.m., Smith said.
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January 15, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Curtis Reeves, who faces second-degree murder charges in the killing of a moviegoer who refused to stop texting, had a similar dispute with another moviegoer at the same theater two weeks earlier, a Florida couple said Wednesday. Jamira and Michael Dixon of Wesley Chapel, Fla., told CNN affiliate WTSP  that they were watching the latest installment of "The Hobbit" at the Cobb Grove 16 movie theater in their neighborhood on Dec. 28 when Reeves, 71, snapped at Jamira for texting.
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October 18, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
A gunman in central Florida who shot four women - killing three - before turning the weapon on himself has been identified as 36-year-old Bradford Baumet of Sanford. About 11 a.m. Thursday, Baumet walked into the Las Dominicanas M&M hair salon in the Orlando suburb of Casselberry and shot his estranged girlfriend, 44-year-old Marcia Santiago, and three others. Santiago was listed in "serious condition" at a local hospital, police said. Santiago was scheduled to appear before an Orange County judge Thursday afternoon to seek a permanent restraining order against Baumet, court records show.
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January 15, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Curtis Reeves, who faces second-degree murder charges in the killing of a moviegoer who refused to stop texting, had a similar dispute with another moviegoer at the same theater two weeks earlier, a Florida couple said Wednesday. Jamira and Michael Dixon of Wesley Chapel, Fla., told CNN affiliate WTSP  that they were watching the latest installment of "The Hobbit" at the Cobb Grove 16 movie theater in their neighborhood on Dec. 28 when Reeves, 71, snapped at Jamira for texting.
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January 9, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Hawthorne police are seeking help from the public in identifying a man who shot and wounded a store owner during a robbery. Officers responded around 5:14 p.m. Wednesday to reports of an armed robbery and shots fired at El Bodeguero Market at 4516 W. Imperial Highway, according to a statement from Lt. Scott Swain. Swain said the store owner, who KTLA-TV reported was shielding his little niece, suffered a gunshot wound but the suspect had fled from the location when the officer arrived at the store.
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January 9, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Police are searching for a gunman who shot an Encino resident multiple times Wednesday night as he sat in his SUV. The shooting was reported around 5:50 p.m. in the 4900 block of Rupert Avenue. The victim had arrived at his home and was sitting inside his SUV when the gunman approached and shot him, according to the LAPD. His two children, both under age 10, were also inside the SUV at the time of the shooting, KTLA-TV reported . The man remains in critical condition, according to KTLA.
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