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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies Monday seized almost 300 birds, a 20-gauge shotgun and other items related to an alleged cockfighting ring in the Antelope Valley, authorities said. Deputies from the department's Community Oriented Services Bureau found the birds after carrying out a search warrant in the 34200 block of 90th Street East in Juniper Hills. A suspect has been identified, according to a Sheriff's Department news release, and the case will be sent to the district attorney's office for consideration.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2014 | By Martha Groves
It was moving day Saturday in Santa Monica - for a historic 19th century "shotgun house" that narrowly escaped demolition and will become the Santa Monica Conservancy's headquarters. Regarded as the last such intact structure in the coastal city, the skinny abode has been weakened by time and weather during 12 years in storage at Santa Monica Airport and the parking lot of a former lumber yard that is now a construction staging area for the Expo Line light rail. Just before 8 a.m., workers from American Heavy Moving & Rigging of Chino hitched a flatbed trailer carrying the house to a truck in the lot on Colorado Avenue.
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NEWS
January 25, 2013 | By Robert Greene
Dennis Zine is trying to kill me. Or at least it seems that way. He's driving across the grass at Lanark Park in his city car, enthusing about how responsive he is to his City Council constituents here in the West San Fernando Valley, explaining to me that his staff back at City Hall and in his Reseda district office are trained to answer the phone on or before the third ring. And he's going to prove it. He's got his left hand on the wheel and his right on his cellphone and -- oh, my God, Dennis, watch the road -- now we're on Topanga and he's punching in numbers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2014 | By Scott Glover
Los Angeles police shot a man who allegedly confronted officers with a shotgun outside a home in Tarzana, a police spokesman said late Friday. The victim was taken to a hospital but his condition was not immediately available, said Sgt. Barry Montgomery. No officers were injured, Montgomery said. The incident began shortly after 5 p.m. when officers responded to a call about a man with a gun, Montgomery said. A shotgun was recovered from the scene. No further details were available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
Los Angeles police are still collecting evidence from a crime scene near a South L.A. intersection where an officer fired two shots at a man who police say pointed a shotgun at officers early Sunday morning. During a routine patrol near Normandie Avenue and 54th Street around 1 a.m., two officers observed a possible robbery, said Sgt. Donni Ellison of the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Station.   At one point, the suspect -- a man described to be in his early 20s and wearing a trench coat -- pointed a shotgun at the officers' patrol car, Ellison said.
NATIONAL
September 17, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON -- Aaron Alexis, the gunman at the historic Washington Navy Yard, entered the base armed with only a shotgun then apparently “gained access” to a handgun after he began shooting, eventually killing 12 people, the FBI agent in charge of the investigation said Tuesday. In addition, Washington's police chief described how officers arrived at the scene within minutes, found the building where Alexis was killing and wounding co-workers and exchanged gunfire with him for “at least 30 minutes” before fatally shooting the 34-year-old gunman and bringing the rampage to a stop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
Police shot and wounded a man Friday afternoon outside a convenience store in Culver City after he pointed a shotgun at them, authorities said. Culver City police responded to a call of a man armed with a shotgun outside a 7-Eleven in the 11000 block of West Washington Boulevard about 2:30 p.m., according to police and sheriff's officials. When officers arrived, the man pointed a shotgun at them, and they opened fire, Culver City Police Department officials said. The man was taken to a hospital.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo and Michael Mello
TUCSON -- The mother of Jared Lee Loughner, the man who went on a shooting rampage that killed six and wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, said she took away his shotgun after school officials warned her about his increasingly odd and angry behavior, according to thousands of pages of records released Wednesday about the case. In an interview with Det. Mark O'Dell of the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Amy Loughner said her son had been acting strangely for about a year, often talking to himself, and was angry with the government, though she did not say why. She said her son was angry after having to withdraw from Pima Community College, after an incident in which he made comments about abortion that his fellow classmates and others found so disturbing that the campus police were called.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1990
I think most of us in Orange County, including Supervisors Harriett M. Wieder and Roger R. Stanton, who are opposed to aerial spraying of malathion can see the obvious merit of pinpointing areas of Medfly infestation through more intensive trapping ("Supervisors Reject Plan for More Medfly Trapping Sites," Nov. 28). As Prof. (James) Carey (of UC Davis) indicated, a rifle rather than a shotgun could then be used to eradicate the pests. The reason Orange County Citizens Against Malathion Spraying opposed this measure by the California Department of Food and Agriculture was that they have had ample opportunities in the past to use a rifle (ground spraying)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1999 | JOHN MacDONALD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Even with 21 shotgun pellets still under his skin and a hole the size of a silver dollar in his back, young Frank Wall's energy is enough to make his mother roll her eyes and sigh. She coaxes and finally orders the 10-year-old to a chair in the family's large farmhouse. "Now, you sit still and answer his questions," Bea Wall says, pointing her son toward a reporter at the kitchen table. "Consider it part of your punishment."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
Police shot and wounded a man Friday afternoon outside a convenience store in Culver City after he pointed a shotgun at them, authorities said. Culver City police responded to a call of a man armed with a shotgun outside a 7-Eleven in the 11000 block of West Washington Boulevard about 2:30 p.m., according to police and sheriff's officials. When officers arrived, the man pointed a shotgun at them, and they opened fire, Culver City Police Department officials said. The man was taken to a hospital.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2014 | By Michael Muskal and John M. Glionna
ROSWELL, N.M. - The 12-year-old boy who shot two classmates inside a middle school gym fired a shotgun three times, randomly striking the students, officials said Wednesday. Investigators have completed searches of the suspect's school locker, his home and a duffel bag he allegedly used to bring the shotgun into the building. They believe the boy planned Wednesday's attack at Berrendo Middle School, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said. The chief said he could not name the suspect because of his age. But after 60 primary interviews and the searches, police are still seeking a motive for the morning attack.  “I believe when the incident occurred the victims were random,” Kassetas said.
WORLD
January 15, 2014 | By Richard Fausset
OUTSIDE NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico - The men came down from the highlands to the north of here. They were armed with shotguns, shod in sneakers and dusty boots. Their aim was to rid the Michoacan city of Nueva Italia of the dreaded Knights Templar drug cartel. They rolled into town Sunday morning, disarmed the local police, and declared themselves in control, joined by scores of men from other towns who also consider themselves part of Michoacan's vigilante "self-defense" movement. Their next goal was to invade the larger city of Apatzingan, an even bigger cartel stronghold, and take it over too. But by Wednesday afternoon, this group of 15 men from the modest agricultural hub of Tancitaro were still hanging around Nueva Italia, their shotguns hidden away.
NATIONAL
December 16, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The student who opened fire in a Colorado high school last week died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, the county coroner announced on Monday. Karl Pierson, 18, committed suicide after critically wounding a student in the Arapahoe High School on Friday. Pierson had entered the school looking for the librarian and debating coach with whom he had a dispute, officials said. According to a statement by the coroner's office, Pierson's death was from “a severe head injury due to a shotgun wound to the head.
NATIONAL
December 13, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla and Jenny Deam
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Armed with a shotgun, a student entered Arapahoe High School and opened fire, hitting two other students before fatally turning the weapon on himself in the latest incident to confront a nation already debating the effects of repeated episodes of gun violence. In a series of news conferences, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the shooter entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial armed with a shotgun and looking for a specific teacher whose name the gunman called out. The student made no effort to hide the shotgun as he walked through the halls, deep into the building.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
There was, at best, only a little speculation circulating Sunday about what might have set off Michael Dante Guzzo: Barking dogs next door, perhaps. Investigators couldn't really say. But the rest of what happened at a townhouse complex in Phoenix was horribly clear. Before 9 a.m. Saturday, Guzzo, 56, went to his next-door neighbors' townhouse with a pump shotgun and opened fire, authorities said. The Moore family -- Bruce, 66, Michael, 42, Renee, 36, and Shannon, 17 -- were all shot dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
For five decades, shotgun enthusiasts were able to visit the Miramar military base for target practice and skeet shooting. In 2008, 95,000 rounds were fired by members and guests of the San Diego Shotgun Sports Assn., which ran a 29-acre range on the base. Now the military has closed the facility out of concern for the toxic contamination caused by years of lead shotgun pellets landing in a 13-acre "overshot" area next to the range. The issue has provoked an unusual clash between the Marine Corps and possibly its biggest supporter in Congress, Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Alpine)
SPORTS
August 15, 2011 | Sam Farmer
All around the NFL, coaches are looking for their quarterbacks to take some big steps backward. Only then can those players truly move forward. Teaching young NFL quarterbacks how to properly take a snap from center isn't a snap at all, coaches say, especially when those players have spent the bulk of their high school and college careers operating out of the shotgun formation. From coast to coast — from San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick to Carolina's Cam Newton — and a lot of places in between, quarterbacks are having to relearn their craft.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - The Washington Navy Yard shooter believed he was being subjected to an “ultra low frequency attack” and left an electronic note saying this was “what I've been subject to for the last 3 months, and to be perfectly honest that is what has driven me to this,” the FBI revealed Wednesday. Aaron Alexis, 34, a computer technician for a private Navy contractor, killed 12 people and wounded four others in the Sept. 16 rampage as he fired a sawed-off Remington 870 Express shotgun in which he had etched several statements, including “End to the torment!
NATIONAL
September 19, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - Video footage inside Building 197 at the Washington Navy Yard shows Aaron Alexis "calmly" walking down the hallways of four floors and stepping into offices, firing indiscriminately at people and reloading from shotgun shells he had stuffed inside the pockets of his black cargo pants. The footage, disclosed Thursday by FBI Director James B. Comey in a news briefing, makes clear the 34-year-old civilian contractor on Monday morning was not targeting any individuals but rather was intent on shooting as many people as possible, even shooting a security guard and grabbing his weapon to continue the killing.
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