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October 12, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Louis Sahagun and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
A gunman apparently enraged over a custody dispute walked into a crowded Seal Beach hair salon where his former wife worked and opened fire, killing eight people and critically wounding another person in the deadliest shooting in Orange County history. The attacker sprayed Salon Meritage with gunfire Wednesday afternoon as victims fell to the floor and those who could escape ran onto the street or hid in neighboring businesses in the bustling area of trendy restaurants and shops along Pacific Coast Highway, authorities and witnesses said.
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April 10, 2014 | By Richard Winton
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.
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April 10, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A nine-hour standoff in West Covina between police and a gunman ended Thursday when officers said they discovered the man's dead body inside a home. Cpl. Rudy Lopez said the man was found by SWAT team members with a gunshot wound. A weapon was also recovered. The standoff started shortly before 3 a.m. in the 1900 block of East Cortez Street, where a resident reported that a bullet had struck his home, Lopez said. Officers arriving at the location said they heard more gunshots coming from a home across the street.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
UPDATE: Police say five, not seven, dead in shooting; gunman acted alone The two bodies found in a burning Santa Monica house - the starting point in a shooting rampage - are believe to be the brother and father of the suspected gunman, law enforcement sources told The Times. Six people were killed in the rampage, and police say the suspect used an AR-15 assault rifle. He was killed by officers at Santa Monica College. Police don't have a motive for the shootings.
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February 27, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
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.
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February 11, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
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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January 15, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
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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April 12, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
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)
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