April 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- A 4-year-old boy picked up his father's loaded .22 caliber rifle, walked outside and shot a 6-year-old friend in the head, leaving the victim in serious condition and shattering a normally quiet New Jersey neighborhood. The shooting occurred Monday evening in Toms River, N.J., about 70 miles south of New York City, one day after an incident in Tennessee involving a 4-year-old who got his hands on a loaded gun. In the Tennessee shooting...
May 3, 1987 |
A 20-year-old man using a family hunting rifle shot and killed his parents, his sister and her boyfriend as they slept in their beds, police in this western Norwegian port said Friday. The unidentified man was found clutching the rifle near the bodies of his parents when his brother arrived home, police said. The motive for the killings was unknown.
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May 28, 1989
A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the Antelope Valley when a friend, who thought that the rifle he was playing with was empty, fired a shot at him, authorities said Saturday. The victim, Robert Gladysz of La Canada Flintridge, was taken by helicopter to Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center in Lancaster, where he was pronounced dead, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Ernie Roop. The incident occurred at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Roop said. Five friends from the La Canada Flintridge area had been drinking heavily and playing with a .22-caliber rifle at the Littlerock Dam Recreation Area, he said.
March 18, 2000 |
A judge in Nashville said the rifle believed used by James Earl Ray to assassinate civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. ought to be sent to a Memphis museum when the government is finished examining it. Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Frank Clement ruled previously that the rifle belongs to the state of Tennessee and not to Ray's brother, Jerry, who claims the rifle was not the murder weapon and that it belongs to him.
October 18, 1985 |
The hijackers of the Achille Lauro used a rifle to force the ship's hairdresser and a waiter to throw Leon Klinghoffer's body into the sea, an Italian newspaper reported today. The waiter, Joaquim Pineiro da Silva, was quoted as saying that two hijackers held an automatic rifle to his back and threatened to kill him and the hairdresser, Ferruccio Alberti, if they did not obey.
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April 6, 2009 |
As a youngster, Frederic J. Gaynor was the rosy-cheeked boy in rolled-up jeans cradling the popular Daisy air rifle. His all-American image in advertisements on the back covers of Boys' Life magazine, comic books and other publications helped make the rifle a staple on the Christmas lists of countless baby boomers in the 1950s. Gaynor, who became a Foreign Service officer, died of cancer March 29 at his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 74. Frederic John Gaynor was born in Chicago in 1935.