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June 12, 1999 | Associated Press
A gunman opened fire on his former psychiatrist Friday, killing the doctor and another person before fatally shooting himself, authorities said. Four other people were wounded in the shooting at the office of Dr. Reuven Bar-Levav on the 12th floor of an office building in this Detroit suburb. The name of the gunman--and the third victim slain, a woman from the Detroit area--was being withheld. Police Chief Joseph Thomas said, "We are still trying to determine why it happened."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, film crew in tow, asked the Chino City Council Tuesday to pass a resolution stating that a local handgun manufacturer is not welcome there. Moore, who directed "Roger and Me," said the company, Davis Industries, produced a .32-caliber handgun that was used by a 6-year-old boy in Moore's hometown of Flint, Mich., to kill a first-grade classmate. "I know you need businesses here. I know you need jobs," Moore said.
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NEWS
April 17, 1987 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
A star football player was slain and two other students were seriously wounded in an inner-city high school here Thursday, in one of the worst incidents of violence to date in the deeply troubled Detroit public school system, where shootings and the carrying of guns by students have become common.
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April 19, 2000 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 56-year-old man facing possible eviction from a senior housing complex because neighbors had complained about his using coarse language shot and killed two women Tuesday and critically wounded a third at the suburban Detroit building, police said. Kenneth Miller, who police say holed up in his top-floor apartment after firing as many as 20 rounds, was taken into custody when police stormed his room more than three hours after the shooting began.
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January 8, 1995 | From Associated Press
In the third shooting at a Michigan auto factory since September, an employee opened fire in a Ford Motor Co. plant Saturday, wounding his estranged wife, then killing her boyfriend and himself. "I just heard shooting, just shooting. Most women started hitting the floor. The bosses said: 'Get out of here!' " said Maureen Webster, one of the workers in the plant.
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April 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A man who shot his way into a Ford Motor Co. assembly plant, killing one person and wounding several others, was found guilty of first-degree murder by jurors who rejected his insanity defense. The Oakland County Circuit Court jury in Pontiac found Gerald Atkins, 31, guilty on 24 other counts in the November 1996 shooting spree and 4 1/2-hour standoff with police at Ford's Wixom Assembly Plant.
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July 10, 1987 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
In a hail of gunfire from automatic weapons, three police officers on a routine call were taken hostage late Thursday by a mother and her four sons, who then barricaded themselves in a run-down motel in this depressed Detroit suburb. As hundreds of area police and FBI agents blocked off passing traffic on the main avenue through town, law enforcement officials said they did not know whether the three officers were still alive.
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March 12, 1997 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A shotgun-toting man singing the Lord's Prayer went on a deadly shooting rampage at a bank here Tuesday, slaying three and wounding two others before police shot him to death. The killings at the Eastside Detroit bank immediately prompted comparisons to the Feb. 28 shootout between two heavily armed and armored robbers and outgunned Los Angeles police outside a North Hollywood bank.
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April 19, 2000 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 56-year-old man facing possible eviction from a senior housing complex because neighbors had complained about his using coarse language shot and killed two women Tuesday and critically wounded a third at the suburban Detroit building, police said. Kenneth Miller, who police say holed up in his top-floor apartment after firing as many as 20 rounds, was taken into custody when police stormed his room more than three hours after the shooting began.
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March 1, 2000 | STEPHEN BRAUN and JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A first-grade classroom became the latest bloodstained stage in the nation's rash of school shootings Tuesday as a 6-year-old boy pointed a gun at a classmate and then fired. The 6-year-old girl crumpled to the floor, fatally wounded. Officials in this working-class community 60 miles north of Detroit were investigating reports that the two children had quarreled on the playground at Buell Elementary School on Monday. Relatives identified the dead girl as Kayla Rolland.
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March 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A grand jury indicted three men on charges stemming from the February shooting death of a 6-year-old girl at a Mount Morris Township, Mich., school by her first-grade classmate, federal prosecutors said. Grand jurors charged Robert Lee Morris, 19, Jamelle Andre James, 19, and Sir Marcus Winfrey, 22, all of Mount Morris Township, with possessing stolen firearms and being unlawful users of marijuana while in possession of firearms, the U.S. attorney for eastern Michigan said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2000
With this country awash in guns (more than 200 million) it comes as no surprise that another school, this time in Michigan, had to suffer the excruciating pain and anguish of losing a child to campus gunfire. No other country in the world has such a high number of guns per capita. Yet even after the recent murders of our schoolchildren, lawmakers seem paralyzed when it comes to effective gun control. Common-sense remedies such as trigger locks, licensing gun owners, banning cheap handguns and requiring meaningful background checks would be a start.
NEWS
March 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
Greeted by teddy bears and extra security, Buell Elementary School children returned to class Monday for the first time since a first-grader was shot to death in a classroom. Children and parents alike expressed fears at first about returning to the school where 6-year-old Kayla Rolland was killed Feb. 29, allegedly by another first-grader. "He was afraid it was going to be him next," Lisa Davidson said of her second-grade son, Tim.
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March 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Three days after 6-year-old Kayla Rolland was shot to death at her elementary school, allegedly by a 6-year-old classmate, hundreds of tearful mourners bearing flowers, cards and stuffed animals paid their respects during a daylong visitation Friday. At a memorial service Friday night, about 1,000 mourners packed Brown Funeral Home to grieve. Many hadn't known Kayla, and many wept. Kayla's older sister, Elizabeth, joined other relatives in taking turns reading a poem as they cried.
NEWS
March 3, 2000 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shootings this week at a grammar school in Michigan and fast-food restaurants in Pennsylvania have prompted lawmakers to renew efforts to break a congressional deadlock on gun legislation. Challenged by President Clinton on NBC-TV's "Today" show, four senior Republican and Democratic lawmakers agreed to meet at the White House on Tuesday. The congressional delegation will include Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.
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March 2, 2000 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 6-year-old boy who allegedly shot and killed his first-grade classmate had been living in a drug-infested flophouse where police found stolen guns and a cache of drugs, authorities said Wednesday. The child had a history of violence at school, his father reported from his jail cell--and did not even have a bed to sleep on.
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September 11, 1994 | from Associated Press
A Ford worker opened fire with a handgun as a union meeting was breaking up Saturday, killing two fellow workers and wounding two others. The gunman, Oliver French, surrendered to authorities and was being questioned, Police Chief Ronald Deziel said. French left the room during the meeting, returned about 20 minutes later with a .357-caliber Magnum and started shooting, Deziel said. French, 47, refused to give a motive. "He told another employee: 'I just shot four people,' " Deziel said.
NEWS
November 15, 1991 | DONALD WOUTAT and AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A fired mail carrier stormed through the loading dock of the post office here Thursday and opened fire with a sawed-off rifle, killing three of his former co-workers and wounding seven before turning the weapon on himself. Authorities identified the gunman as Thomas McIlvane, 31, a former employee at the suburban Detroit post office, whose appeal of his firing for time card fraud had been turned down Nov. 8.
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March 1, 2000 | STEPHEN BRAUN and JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A first-grade classroom became the latest bloodstained stage in the nation's rash of school shootings Tuesday as a 6-year-old boy pointed a gun at a classmate and then fired. The 6-year-old girl crumpled to the floor, fatally wounded. Officials in this working-class community 60 miles north of Detroit were investigating reports that the two children had quarreled on the playground at Buell Elementary School on Monday. Relatives identified the dead girl as Kayla Rolland.
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