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December 14, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano, Alana Semuels and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
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.
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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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November 3, 2013 | By Joe Tanfani, Ashley Powers and Kate Mather
As authorities filed murder charges against the suspect in the LAX shooting rampage, they were also trying to determine  a possible motive. Paul Anthony Ciancia , 23, an unemployed motorcycle mechanic, grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of Pennsville Township, N.J., where his father runs an auto body shop. The success of Salem County Collision afforded the family beach vacations, private school tuition for their children and renovations to their stately home, said longtime family friend Alan Levitsky.
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November 27, 2013 | By Alicia Banks, Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez
A gunman who opened fire on police and was holding two females hostage at an Inglewood home is a 45-year-old with a criminal history, authorities said Wednesday night. The man was holding his girlfriend and her daughter hostage inside the home in the 10700 block of 5th Avenue, said Lt. Dave Dolson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He did not provide details on the gunman's criminal history. The tense standoff began about 12:30 p.m. after the gunman tried to drag the daughter, believed to be about 14 years old, by her hair outside the home, according to police.
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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 5, 2013 | By Andrew Khouri, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Four people died at an Aurora, Colo., townhome early Saturday morning, including a gunman who barricaded himself inside for hours, police said. Around 9 a.m., police said the suspect shot at officers from a second-story window. They returned fire, hitting the man. The suspect was pronounced dead in an upstairs bedroom. Inside the home, police discovered two other men and one woman dead. Another woman was able to escape early Saturday morning when she jumped from an upstairs window, and called police around 3 a.m., Aurora Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson told the Denver Post.
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October 18, 2012 | By Joseph Serna
Four people were shot -- three fatally -- at a central Florida salon Thursday morning before the shooter turned the gun on himself, local Florida media reported. A gunman walked into the Las Dominicanas M & M Salon in Casselberry about 11 a.m. and shot four women before walking away from the scene and going to a residence some miles away, where he shot himself, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Police have not identified the shooter or his victims. Family members of the victims and shooter were at the scene Thursday morning.
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April 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A lockdown of the Kingston campus of the University of Rhode Island  ended on Thursday with no indication that there was ever a gunman at the school, officials said. Hours after the school sent out an alert warning students and educators to stay indoors, the emergency shutdown was lifted, the school said on its website. “The Kingston campus lock-down has ended. State police have cleared Chafee Hall. The investigation has revealed that at no time was there a gun or an active shooter on the campus,” the school said.
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March 9, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The gunman who opened fire in the lobby of a Pittsburgh psychiatric clinic on Thursday, killing a therapist and wounding seven other people, was identified as a local man named John F. Shick, police said Friday. Schick, 31, was from the Shadyside-Oakland neighborhood near the scene of the shooting, police spokeswoman Diane Richard said in an email. Officials had said earlier they were having trouble identifying him . There was no immediate indication of a motive for the attack.
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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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