CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014 |
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.
January 15, 2014 |
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.
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.