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January 15, 2014 | By John M. Glionna, This post has been updated with the latest developments.
ROSWELL, N.M. - A 12-year-old boy who allegedly opened fire with a shotgun Tuesday inside his crowded middle school gymnasium here was being examined at an Albuquerque psychiatric facility Wednesday as his two victims remained hospitalized in Lubbock, Texas, officials said. Nathaniel Tavarez, 11 remained in critical condition Wednesday morning at University Medical Center after undergoing two surgeries on Tuesday. Kendal Sanders, 12, was in satisfactory condition, Eric Finley, spokesman for the University Medical Center, told the Los Angeles Times.
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February 7, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
A former Tampa police captain who has been jail since he fatally shot a man after a dispute over texting in a movie theater was denied bond on Friday. Following an acrimonious two-day hearing in Dade City, Fla., Judge Pat Siracusa, ruled that Curtis Reeves, 71, should continue to be held in jail where he has been since the Jan. 13 shooting. Reeves maintains he shot Chad Oulson, 43, in a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Fla., in self-defense after an argument. "I have been doing this long enough to know whatever I say, there are people in this courtroom who will be unhappy," Siracusa said before handing down his decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2013 | By Jean Merl
L.A. County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the unincorporated Florence area, officials said Wednesday. The shooting occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 5900 block of Miramonte Boulevard.   The unidentified man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the sheriff's department said. No other details were available. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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February 27, 2012 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
A shooting occurred at a northeastern Ohio high school Monday morning, with at least one suspect reportedly still at large. A local sheriff's deputy told the Associated Press that the shooting was reported at around 7:30 a.m. at Chardon High School in the community of Chardon, east of Cleveland. The number of victims was unknown early Monday morning. Sheriff's deputies and Ohio State Highway Patrol officers were reportedly on the scene. A mother of one of the students at the school, Teresa Hunt, told Cleveland TV station WEWS that she had been texting with her daughter.
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March 7, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Nebraska authorities are investigating whether a 19-year-old Omaha-area man who shot himself while appearing on video in an online chat room committed suicide. Bellevue Police Chief John Stacey told the Los Angeles Times that the shooting was reported by a Florida man who had been viewing the chat on Friday evening. The man did not see the shooting before logging off, but saw people chatting about it when he logged on Saturday. He called police that morning. Stacey declined to identify the man or the chat room, which he said was not a niche group but a place where people gathered to socialize.
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June 13, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Four people were shot and killed in a St. Louis business building Thursday, a police homicide officer told the Los Angeles Times. The shootings were inside a building known as the Cherokee Place Business Incubator, a project that houses several independent companies. Police are still investigating the incident that began at about 1:40 p.m., said the officer, who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak for the department. Details of the incident were sketchy, but police said there was no active search for a gunman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2013 | By Ashley Powers
Long Beach police shot and wounded a woman Saturday who appeared to be brandishing a gun outside a downtown post office. The department's mental health team spoke to the woman for more than an hour before the shooting, which was captured on video, said police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona. The woman, whose identity was not released, was hospitalized in critical condition. Police were called to the intersection of 3rd Street and Long Beach Boulevard about 9:47 a.m. Callers reported seeing a woman with a gun, Arrona said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A man died Wednesday afternoon in a shooting involving officers with the Hawthorne Police Department, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 12:31 p.m. in the 13900 block of South Cerise Avenue , according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which responded to the incident. INTERACTIVE: L.A. Times Homicide Report  The man who was killed, identified by authorities as a suspect, was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.
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March 20, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
When a rash of burglaries and other crimes broke out in and around a gated community in Sanford, Fla., residents wanted some form of protection. Someone raised the possibility of a neighborhood watch group. But only one resident seems to have  come forward for the duties: George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, 28, is the focal point for national outrage over the fatal Feb. 26 shooting of an unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin. The 17-year-old was returning from a sugar run -- he'd bought a bag of Skittles and an iced tea at a local convenience store -- and was reportedly talking on a cellphone to his girlfriend when he crossed paths with Zimmerman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles police say a brazen shooting in broad daylight in Koreatown on Monday afternoon may have been gang-related. Police said just before 2 p.m., two unidentified men walked up to two men in their 20s in a parking lot driveway at South Normandie Avenue and West 3 rd Street and briefly exchanged words before opening fire. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Both victims were shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the hospital. The coroner has yet to release their identities.
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