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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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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.
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August 3, 2013 | By Anh Do
A man was fatally shot in Anaheim early Saturday in what police said was a gang-related shooting. Officers found the man in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 800 block of North Loara Street about 2:30 a.m. after getting a report of shots being fired, said Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim police. The unidentified victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Witnesses told investigators the suspects may have yelled out the name of a local gang during the shooting.
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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.
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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January 27, 2011 | Andrew Blankstein and Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
A Los Angeles school police officer who was wounded last week in a shooting that prompted authorities to shut down a large swath of Woodland Hills concocted a story that he was the victim of the shooting, authorities said Thursday night. The startling revelation came at a hastily called news conference by Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck, who said detectives became suspicious about the officer's story as they investigated the case. Police earlier had said that Los Angeles Unified School District Officer Jeff Stenroos was shot in the chest after he was confronted by a man Jan. 19 as he was attempting to break into vehicles in Woodland Hills, near the eastern boundary of the El Camino Real High School campus.
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November 10, 2013 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Two youths were shot and wounded after someone opened fire at a popular ice-skating rink in New York City late Saturday night, police said. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the torso and a 20-year-old man was hit in the leg at Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan. At least one of the victims appeared to have been shot while skating, according to police and witnesses. "Just witnessed a shooting in the bryant park skating rink," one witness tweeted . "Cops attending to a person lying motionless.
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June 7, 2013
The shooting that left at least three people wounded in the Santa Monica College area forced President Obama to reroute his motorcade. Obama had been in the area for a fundraiser. Officials do not believe the shooting was related to the event, and he was several miles away when the violence occurred. Law enforcement sources said the gunman set a home on fire, opened fire on several cars and appeared to try to carjack two vehicles. One of the carjackings occurred near the campus library and college police station.
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September 23, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Two men are being held in connection with last week's shooting at a Chicago park in which 13 people were injured, including a 3-year-old boy, the Chicago Tribune reported. Chicago police would not comment on the report, and no news conference has been scheduled on the case, a police spokesman said. According to the Tribune, the two men were taken into custody Sunday. The men, both 22, were arrested around 7:30 p.m. CDT in an abandoned building in the 5200 block of South Marshfield Avenue, the newspaper said.
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June 10, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
Friends and family of Carlos and Marcela Franco gathered on Sunday evening to remember a father and daughter who were gunned down during the violent rampage in Santa Monica on Friday. Marcela's aunt Margaret Quinones-Perez said her niece was outgoing and curious. An aspiring clinical psychologist, she was known to greet strangers with a disarming smile and a series of penetrating questions. "To us she was radiant, so beautiful and sassy," Quinones-Perez said She described Carlos Franco as a man who took great pride in providing for his family.
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