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December 14, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 19-year-old man suspected of robbing a La Jolla pharmacy at gunpoint was found dead hours later after apparently committing suicide by ingesting the stolen drugs, police said Saturday. The CVS Pharmacy was robbed late Friday morning by a gunman wearing a white mask with a thin mustache, akin to the Guy Fawkes masks worn by protesters in the Occupy movement. Later Friday, the man's family became concerned after not hearing from him. A neighbor found him unconscious and notified police.
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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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December 16, 2012 | By Tina Susman and Matt Pearce
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- School shooter Adam Lanza killed his mother with "multiple" shots to her head and killed himself with a single shot to his head, according to a coroner's report released Sunday. After killing his mother in the home they shared, Lanza, 20, drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he opened fire in two classrooms Friday morning, killing 20 children and six adults. He then turned the gun on himself. The autopsy reports were released by Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver II, who said earlier that all the children had been shot multiple times.
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June 21, 2013 | By David Zucchino, This post has been updated. Please see note below.
DURHAM, N.C. -- A man with a pistol-grip shotgun shot and wounded four people near a law firm and outside a Walmart in Greenville, N.C., late Friday morning, according to Greenville police. The gunman was shot and wounded by police officers at the scene and taken into custody, Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said a news conference. The shooter was shot several times, Aden said, and carried "a significant amount of ammunition -- enough to really do some significant damage.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A gunman who allegedly opened fire on LAPD officers Saturday morning was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a house in South L.A., police reported. Teams from the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit and bomb squad were summoned to the home in the 100 block of West 57th Street in the South Park neighborhood, where the man had retreated after trading gunfire with an officer, said Officer Norma Eisenman. Officers had responded to an initial call of a man with a gun near 57th and Main streets about 10:30 a.m., Eisenman said.
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May 2, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A lockdown was lifted at Canoga Park High School on Thursday as police continued to search for a man with a gun seen on campus. The school was placed on lockdown at about 9:25 a.m. as officers from the LAPD and Los Angeles Unified School District police searched in and around the campus for the gunman, said LAPD Officer Christopher No. According to reports from the scene, No said, a young man or juvenile was walking down the street with...
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October 25, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
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.
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