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January 17, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Two students were in stable condition after they were shot in the arm at a Philadelphia high school gym, police said Friday, and a suspect was in custody. The incident began shortly before 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Police Officer Tanya Little told the Los Angeles Times. A female student was shot in the left arm and a male student in the right arm, she said. The students, both 15, were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, she said. Delaware Valley Charter High School in the north part of the city was placed on lockdown, Little said, and officers cleared and dismissed students one by one.  As of 4:45 p.m., Little said, all students had been released and a suspect had been taken into custody.
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NATIONAL
December 17, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
A shooting at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno on Tuesday prompted a flurry of Twitter activity from witnesses, journalists and community members that reflected tones of both shock and sadness. Reports of the shooting appeared shortly after 2 p.m., as officials from Renown Health and the University of Nevada-Reno Police Services used their social media accounts to confirm details of the shooting to the public. Throughout the day, the accounts were updated with information that included how many were injured or dead, street closures and details of the lockdown at the facility that followed the shootings.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Authorities brought a sudden crisis under control at a courthouse in Beaumont, Texas, on Wednesday after a shooting left at least one person dead and several others injured. Beaumont police told The Times that the situation had been resolved Wednesday afternoon with a suspect in custody. Police said they could not release the name of the suspect or details of the shooting, including how many people had been killed or injured. The shooting occurred outside the courthouse, near the entrance, according to  ABC News.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2013 | By Cindy Chang
A man shot to death in South Los Angeles late Saturday was identified as Marqui Pryor, 25, by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. Pryor was shot at 11:45 p.m. in the 1000 block of West 109th Street . He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. No suspects have been named in the shooting. ALSO: Plane smashes into hangar at Chino Airport during engine test Glendora residents save man from house fire; man's wife perishes Santa Monica gunman wrote an apology, was denied weapon by state  Twitter: @cindychangLA cindy.chang@latimes.com
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies are investigating a South L.A. shooting that left one woman dead and a man wounded Tuesday night. Minutes before 11 p.m., officials said, a man and woman in the 10900 block of South Hobart Boulevard in Westmont were shot. The woman, who officials said was in her late 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity was being withheld until her family could be notified, the county coroner said. The other victim was taken to a local hospital, officials said.
NATIONAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2013 | By Kim Christensen
Los Angeles police are searching for suspects in a shooting in the Mid-City area Sunday that left one person dead and another wounded, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 11:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Redondo Boulevard, just south of Pico Boulevard, police said. The two unidentified male victims were standing on the sidewalk talking when a white or silver four-door  car with four men inside pulled up, said Lt. John Radtke, of the Los Angeles Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Robert J. Lopez
Los Angeles police Wednesday night were investigating a possibly gang-related shooting that left two people injured in the West Adams neighborhood. About five gunshots were reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 5500 block of Geer Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Two victims -- a man and one boy -- were down when officers arrived. Both victims were taken to hospitals and were expected to survive, Officer Norma Eisenman said. The attacker or attackers fled, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Detectives are looking for witnesses in a fatal parking lot shooting of a 28-year-old man in Van Nuys , authorities said Wednesday. A small group of people were inside a restaurant in the 13640 block of Burbank Boulevard about 6:10 p.m. Monday when a dispute arose, said Los Angeles police Lt. Steve Harer. The group then walked into the parking lot and the man pulled out a gun and shot Sevada Aghazarian several times, Harer said. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Aghazarian was taken to a hospital, where he died.
SPORTS
June 6, 2012 | By Mark Medina
This is the eighth in a series of posts grading the Lakers on the 2011-12 season. Player: Steve Blake How he performed: 5.2 points on 37.7% shooting in regular season; 6.3 points on 41.9% shooting in the playoffs. The good: At least for one round of the playoffs, Blake provided everything the Lakers always wanted from him. He nailed critical three-pointers at opportune moments. Blake sank three consecutive threes to open Game 1 against Denver.
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