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November 27, 2013 |
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.
January 26, 2014 |
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.
October 18, 2012 |
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.
January 5, 2013 |
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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May 2, 2013 |
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...
March 9, 2012 |
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 |
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.
April 4, 2013 |
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.
April 10, 2013 |
Five Atlanta-area firefighters were taken hostage after a medical call Wednesday, and a standoff with a gunman was ongoing. Four firefighters remained captive in the Suwanee home by evening. One had been released to move a truck that was outside the house, officials said. A SWAT team surrounded the house as negotiations continued. WSB-TV reported that the home was in foreclosure by Freddie Mac. The gunman had "multiple handguns, multiple rifles," according to emergency scanner audio captured from local officials and posted online . "We are in a situation where we have an armed person, and he is requesting certain utilities to be turned back on at his house, and he is armed, and we are in the room with him," said one speaker in the scanner audio -- apparently one of the firefighters in the home.
March 9, 2012 |
The identity and motive of a gunman who opened fire in the lobby of a Pittsburgh psychiatric clinic remained shrouded in mystery Friday, a day after the attack that left him and a therapist dead and seven people wounded. As of Friday morning, officials could say only that the gunman was a white male. No age has been determined. Efforts to run the man's fingerprints through national databases have so far turned up no matches, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.