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Archive for the ‘Mass shooting’ Category

Pennsylvania: “…. it started as a fight at the cash register between two customers……[A] man grabbed a gun out of a woman’s wristband and began shooting. Police say at least 10 shots were fired…..[A]t least 5 wounded….”


Northeast sector loop


What prompted a 29-year old man to fire a handgun into restaurants and cafes in Toronto’s Greektown, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others.

A mass shooting punctured a busy neighborhood of Toronto on Sunday night, shooting 14, killing 1. The shooter was also killed.

Fourteen people have been wounded, some seriously, in a knife attack on a bus in Lübeck, Germany



7/20/2012: A mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, CO that killed 12 and wounded 70 others.


“……On this day in 2012, gunman James Holmes started a mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, a Denver suburb, killing 12 people—the youngest a 6-year-old girl—and injuring at least 70 others.

The Aurora shooting took place shortly after the start of a crowded midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, which opened across the United States that day. It was the deadliest mass shooting in Colorado since the 1999 Columbine shooting…..”

7/18/1984: An active shooter situation develops in a crowded McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, California, killing 21 and wounding 19 others



Boise, Idaho: 6 children, ages four to 12, were injured in a knife attack, along with 3 adults who rushed to their defense.


Pacific Northwest sector loop


Capital Gazette: Hit, but still on the job!

Capital Gazette

“…….Five dead, others ‘gravely injured’ in shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis ……”

Active shooter reported at Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis

Washington Post

Orlando, its police department, and 31 officers are being sued by Pulse survivors and the families of the dead.

NY Daily News

“The federal lawsuit… Orlando police officer Adam Gluber, acting as club security, failed to prevent Omar Mateen from entering the club on June 12, 2016 with an assault-style rifle, killing 49 people.

Another 30 unnamed officers are accused of poorly responding, not charging after Mateen sooner and holding fleeing patrons against their will…..”




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