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May 24, 1995 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only four days into a White House security crackdown, a Secret Service officer shot an intruder and was shot and wounded himself late Tuesday night after the man scaled a fence and dashed across the darkened lawn toward the executive mansion, officials said. The intruder, identified by Secret Service spokesman Carl Meyer as Leland William Modjeski, 37, of suburban Falls Church, Va., was shot in the upper body, while Secret Service official Scott Giambattista was hit in the arm.
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March 11, 2013 | By Wes Venteicher
WASHINGTON -- A drive-by shooting early Monday morning in Washington, D.C., injured at least 11 people. None of the victims' injuries are life-threatening, a Washington Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman said Monday. The department is investigating whether a 12th person was hurt when two cars sped by a street corner in an up-and-coming part of the city, opening fire on a crowd gathered outside a building. Police have not yet released any information on the shooters' potential motives.
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NEWS
October 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
A teenager admitted Wednesday to firing the shots that wounded seven children outside the National Zoo on Easter Monday. Antoine B. Jones, 17, agreed to accept criminal responsibility under a proposed plea agreement that could send him to prison for 25 years or longer. "You are pleading guilty to seven felonies?" asked District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Noel Anketell Kramer. "Yes, ma'am," Jones said.
NEWS
October 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
A teenager admitted Wednesday to firing the shots that wounded seven children outside the National Zoo on Easter Monday. Antoine B. Jones, 17, agreed to accept criminal responsibility under a proposed plea agreement that could send him to prison for 25 years or longer. "You are pleading guilty to seven felonies?" asked District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Noel Anketell Kramer. "Yes, ma'am," Jones said.
NEWS
April 30, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two men wounded in a neighborhood gun battle stumbled onto the grounds of an elementary school Thursday, heightening parents' fears about school security. "One collapsed at the door, the other got inside the school. That's what scared a lot of people," said District of Columbia Emergency Management Director Sam Jordan. The pair were among four men wounded in a gun battle about a block from J.O. Wilson Elementary School. "The shooting had nothing to do with the school," said Police Cmdr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1998
Re "Gunman Opens Fire in Capitol, Kills 2 Officers, Wounds Tourist," July 25: Newt Gingrich spoke about the killings in the Republican weekly radio address. "Please help those who are troubled learn to live peacefully with their problems," said the speaker, a tear running down his right cheek. His statement seems incredibly naive. The paranoid psychotic is not about to "learn" anything. He has very little control over his thinking and actions. Keep in mind also that many of the mentally ill are hard-core drug addicts who are in chains to their habit.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2013 | By Wes Venteicher
WASHINGTON -- A drive-by shooting early Monday morning in Washington, D.C., injured at least 11 people. None of the victims' injuries are life-threatening, a Washington Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman said Monday. The department is investigating whether a 12th person was hurt when two cars sped by a street corner in an up-and-coming part of the city, opening fire on a crowd gathered outside a building. Police have not yet released any information on the shooters' potential motives.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2002 | BRIAN LOWRY
In the just-released film "Bowling for Columbine," director Michael Moore applies his pell-mell, guerrilla-filmmaking style to examining why Americans seem to love guns and so frequently shoot one another. Along the way, his accusing lens points at everything from the National Rifle Assn. to the national psyche.
NEWS
April 30, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two men wounded in a neighborhood gun battle stumbled onto the grounds of an elementary school Thursday, heightening parents' fears about school security. "One collapsed at the door, the other got inside the school. That's what scared a lot of people," said District of Columbia Emergency Management Director Sam Jordan. The pair were among four men wounded in a gun battle about a block from J.O. Wilson Elementary School. "The shooting had nothing to do with the school," said Police Cmdr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1998
Re "Gunman Opens Fire in Capitol, Kills 2 Officers, Wounds Tourist," July 25: Newt Gingrich spoke about the killings in the Republican weekly radio address. "Please help those who are troubled learn to live peacefully with their problems," said the speaker, a tear running down his right cheek. His statement seems incredibly naive. The paranoid psychotic is not about to "learn" anything. He has very little control over his thinking and actions. Keep in mind also that many of the mentally ill are hard-core drug addicts who are in chains to their habit.
NEWS
May 24, 1995 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only four days into a White House security crackdown, a Secret Service officer shot an intruder and was shot and wounded himself late Tuesday night after the man scaled a fence and dashed across the darkened lawn toward the executive mansion, officials said. The intruder, identified by Secret Service spokesman Carl Meyer as Leland William Modjeski, 37, of suburban Falls Church, Va., was shot in the upper body, while Secret Service official Scott Giambattista was hit in the arm.
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