December 14, 2012 |
NEWTOWN, Conn. - A gunman massacred 20 children and six adults at a suburban elementary school here Friday morning before killing himself in what appeared to be the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, authorities said. Sources said Adam Lanza, 20, earlier killed his mother at home and then drove her Honda to Sandy Hook Elementary School equipped with firearms that were registered to one or both of his divorced parents. Clad in military fatigues and carrying two semiautomatic pistols, he entered the school, argued with someone in the hallway and then opened fire on staff members and children around 9:30 a.m., a law enforcement source said.
June 25, 1986
These are partial transcripts of telephone conversations Monday between United Press International and the gunman inside the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry store. He later was identified as Steven Livaditis, 22. Livaditis: My intention was to take jewelry and leave, with nobody hurt. It didn't turn out that way. UPI: What happened? Livaditis: I looked out the window and I saw police officers in front of the store. UPI: And then what happened? Livaditis: And then I took them hostage.
August 24, 2012 |
The shootout outside the Empire State Building between police and a gunman apparently bent on revenge was captured in grainy surveillance video released by the New York Police Department. The video, recorded by an NYPD surveillance camera, picks up at the end of a narrative police described Friday: Outside an apparel store near the tourist-packed landmark in Midtown Manhattan, 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson pulled a pistol on a former colleague and repeatedly shot him in the head. In the pandemonium that followed, at least nine other people were wounded, some hit by police gunfire.
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April 10, 2014 |
Seven schools were placed on lockdown in Tustin on Thursday as police scoured the area for a gunman. Residents were warned to stay inside as police from Tustin and Irvine deployed a massive manhunt after an initial confrontation with the gunman in which police officers opened fire on the suspect near Red Hill Avenue and Nisson Road. "Our biggest concern is there are a lot of people living around here. We want everyone who is living here to stay in homes," Tustin Police Chief Charles Celano said.
February 27, 2012 |
Five students were shot when a gunman opened fire at an Ohio high school Monday morning, authorities reported. The gunman was quickly taken into custody. The shooter was apparently chased from the building and surrendered, Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland told reporters in a televised news conference outside Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Early reports suggested that the gunman was also a student, though officials were still investigating.
February 11, 2013 |
Three people, including the alleged shooter, are dead in Wilmington, Del., after a gunman opened fire in a courthouse Monday morning, officials said. Two police officers were injured in the exchange of gunfire and have been hospitalized. The wounds are not considered to be life-threatening, officials told reporters. “Our thoughts and prayers right now are with the victims of this senseless violence and the Capitol police officers who put their lives on the line to protect the courts and public every day,” Delaware Gov. Jack Markell said in a prepared statement released by his office.
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April 12, 2013 |
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are searching for a gunman who shot a man during an armed robbery in the Whittier area around 1 a.m. Friday, authorities said. The victim, a man in his 60s, was shot in the forearm as he sat in a parked car on the 11500 block of Perkins Avenue, when a gunman in a black ski mask approached and demanded money, according to City News Service. The victim's wound was a clean "through and through" shot and he is in stable condition, said Sgt. Dee Gallego of the Los Angeles County sheriff's Pico Rivera Station. Gallego said that she did not know if anyone else was in the car. The gunman obtained $14 during the robbery, then fled, Gallego said. To provide authorities with information about the crime, the public should call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Pico Rivera Station at (562)
January 15, 2013 |
A student shot a school official at a downtown St. Louis adult school and both were rushed to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon, officials said. According to police, the gunman entered a building at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts around 2 p.m. and confronted the school official, a man in his 40s. The gunman fired then turned the gun on himself. Police responded and both men were taken by ambulance to Saint Louis University Hospital, spokeswoman Laura Keller told the Los Angeles Times by telephone.
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October 25, 2013 |
Authorities are searching for a man who shot an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Friday afternoon near Sacramento. The special agent, who was not identified, was shot about 3 p.m. while working with investigators from the Roseville Police Department, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agent was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition, the agency said. The gunman fled and remained at large Friday afternoon. Roseville is about 18 miles from Sacramento.
August 5, 2012 |
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.