January 15, 2014 |
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.
December 16, 2013 |
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.
December 13, 2013 |
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.
October 27, 2013 |
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.
September 25, 2013 |
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!
September 19, 2013 |
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.