Archiv: shootings


11.12.2019 - 20:03 [ abc7ny.com ]

Jersey City shooting: Device found in U-Haul was operable pipe bomb

Law enforcement sources said Detective Seals may have been interested in the two suspects who ultimately killed him because of a weekend homicide in Bayonne, where a Jersey City man identified as Michael Rumberger was found in the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car on Saturday night.

That crime had not been immediately solved.

11.12.2019 - 19:42 [ New York Times ]

Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Linked to Black Hebrew Israelite Group

Mr. Shea said the attackers’ motives were still being investigated.

Initially, investigators said they believed that the attackers randomly chose the market and that the episode was not a hate crime; Mr. Shea added on Tuesday that there was “no indication” of terrorism.

By Tuesday night, however, Mr. Fulop, said on Twitter that officials had come to believe that the assailants had “targeted the location they attacked.”

12.10.2019 - 03:50 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador: Riot Police Fire Tear Gas, Live Ammo at Protesters

Ecuadorean social scientist, Aquiles Hervas, said over social media from the scene: “We have just witnessed a vile betrayal. [Authorities] accepted the crowd’s arrival outside the assembly in order to talk shortly after the president’s announcement. Once they had approached [the building], the police fired at close range while people were eating soup. Several children were trampled by the terrified crowd. It is a war scene with unarmed people, several were injured.”

Video capturing the attacks show hundreds of people running eastward from the assembly, trying to escape the tear gas grenades and armored vehicles.

„Let’s sit down to talk, let’s sit down and talk about decree 883, let’s talk about where your resources should go, and make sure they go to those who need it most,“ Moreno said in a 20 second message to the nation at 3:00 p.m. local time. The violent incident outside the National Assembly occurred at around 4:30 p.m.​​​​​​​

01.09.2019 - 07:45 [ Fox News ]

At least 24 shot, 5 killed in West Texas rampage, official says; suspect dead

„Prior to the vehicle coming to a complete stop, the male driver (and only occupant in the vehicle) pointed a rifle toward the rear window of his car and fired several shots toward the DPS patrol unit,“ the DPS sad. „The patrol unit was occupied by two Troopers, and one was hit by the gunfire.“

„The suspect fled the scene and continued shooting innocent people, including a Midland police officer and an Odessa police officer. The Trooper is in serious but stable condition, and the two other officers are in stable condition at a local hospital,“ the department said.

After the initial shooting, the suspect continued west into Odessa and shot another person on Interstate 20 before driving around the eastern part of the city, where there are multiple scenes and victims, the official said. At some point, the subject stole a mail van and committed additional shootings, officials said.

The suspect then traveled back east in the stolen mail truck toward the movie theater, where various law enforcement agencies contacted him. Gunfire was exchanged, and the suspect was killed.

01.09.2019 - 07:39 [ theHill.com ]

21 injured, five killed in West Texas mass shooting

Midland’s mayor, Jerry Morales, told The New York Times that two people were killed in the shooting, adding that the suspect or suspects were firing „at random people.“

„They are shooting at random,“ he told the newspaper. „We have two fatalities and up to 20 injuries.“

Those numbers were later updated at a Midland police press conference to include 21 people injured in the shootings and five dead. The suspect was not included in the victim count.

Morales also added to the Times that one suspect, who was wounded by police, had been apprehended: „One suspect is in custody. I’m not sure if he is alive.”

Midland police later confirmed that the suspect at the Cinergy movie theater was killed by police.

01.09.2019 - 07:24 [ Odessa Police Department / Twitter ]

… Active Shooter! Please Share! A subject (possibly 2) is currently driving around Odessa shooting at random people.

(vor 8 Stunden)

At this time there are multiple gunshot victims. The suspect just hijacked a U.S. mail carrier truck and was last seen in the area of 38th and Walnut. Everyone is encouraged to get off the road and use extreme caution! All law enforcement is currently searching for the suspect and more information will be released as soon as it becomes available.

01.09.2019 - 07:03 [ Midland Police Department / Facebook ]

Update * We believe there are two shooters in two separate vehicles. One suspect is believed to be at the Cinergy in Midland and the other is believed to be driving on Loop 250 in Midland.

(vor 8 Stunden) The two vehicles in question are: gold/white small Toyota truck and a USPS Postal Van. Please stay away from these areas and stay indoors.

There are reports of an active shooter at the Home Depot in Odessa. For the safety of the public and law enforcement please stay away from the area and stay in your homes. We will update with more information as soon as possible.

05.08.2019 - 19:03 [ Xinhua ]

Texas mass shooting treated as domestic terrorism case: U.S. attorney

According to the police chief, the suspect under custody has been „cooperating“ with the investigation so far.

„He basically didn’t hold anything back. Particular questions have been asked and he responded.“

Explaining the situation when the suspect was detained, Allen said the suspect surrendered when he saw the law enforcement officers approaching.

04.08.2019 - 10:01 [ Dayton Daily News ]

REPORT: Multiple fatalities, several wounded in Oregon District shooting

Unconfirmed reports via police and fire scanners are indicating there may be as many as seven dead and an unknown number of victims wounded in a shooting at or near Ned Peppers Bar, in the 400 block of East Fifth Street.

Those scanner reports, also unconfirmed, are indicating that police are searching for a possible second shooter who may have left the area.

03.08.2019 - 11:57 [ LA Times ]

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter killed himself, coroner says, contradicting police version of events

Legan was shot “multiple times,” Smithee said, falling to his knees and then to the ground — where “he was able to get a round off,” the chief said. The officers did not realize Legan had shot himself in the mouth with his rifle, Smithee said.

03.08.2019 - 11:55 [ Jerusalem Post ]

California festival shooter claimed to be of Iranian and Italian descent

(30.07.2019)

On Instagram, Legan had previously threatened the event, the Gilroy Garlic Festival. He had also posted antisemitic, racist and misogynous comments. Among others, he invited people to read „Might Is Right,“ an 1890 book advocating for Social Darwinism and claiming that Anglo-Saxons are a „superior race.“

21.07.2019 - 17:28 [ Haaretz ]

The Protest Dispersed. Then an Israeli Sniper Shot a 9-year-old Palestinian Boy in the Head

Abd el-Rahman is wandering between the shelves of candy and the ice-cream freezer, trying to decide what to buy. A little boy in flip-flops, a T-shirt and sweatpants. That’s also how he looked to the IDF shooter, peering through his sophisticated optic sights, before squeezing the trigger.

12.11.2018 - 14:37 [ theconversation.com ]

How the US military is using ‘violent, chaotic, beautiful’ video games to train soldiers

(7.3.2017) As part of a study, we interviewed 15 current and former members of the U.S. military who were between 24 and 35 years old to understand the role violent first-person shooter games played in their recruitment and training.

The majority of interviewees told us it was important to stay in the mindset of a soldier even when not on duty. To them, first-person shooters were the perfect vehicle for doing this.

23.05.2018 - 12:06 [ Korea Herald ]

Prime minister warns of ‚judgment of truth‘ for those distorting 1980 democracy uprising

Chun, 87, was sued for allegedly defaming Gwangju citizens with his memoir published last year in which he claimed that North Korean troops were involved in the uprising, that he was not involved in the crackdown, and that the movement was quelled without the use of violence, including firing from helicopters.

Chun insisted in the book that the witnesses who say they saw helicopters shooting protesters have faked the photos capturing the scenes, calling a late pastor who had testified about the choppers firing „Satan wearing a mask.“

06.04.2018 - 12:51 [ Cnet.com ]

Silicon Valley may rethink open campuses after YouTube shooting

When a shooter opened fire on YouTube’s campus before killing herself, Silicon Valley didn’t just experience a tragedy that’s rocked other communities and prompted an intense debate over gun control in the United States. The incident may also have prompted a rethink among tech companies which have enjoyed a culture that’s embraced open spaces, including cafes, restaurants and gift shops, shared with the public.

06.04.2018 - 09:37 [ MercuryNews.com ]

YouTube shooting brings burst of fake news, hacking

(3.4.2018) A hacker targeted YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik’s Twitter account a few hours after he tweeted that he’d heard shots and was barricaded in a room with colleagues. A number of fake tweets were posted on his timeline, one of them a homophobic insult. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted, “We’re on it.” Lavrusik later tweeted that he had his account “back.” (…)

A reporter who took to Twitter to call out fake-news tweets identifying as the shooter a range of people — including Hillary Clinton and several YouTube performers — was herself identified as the attacker.

06.04.2018 - 09:11 [ Mountain View Police Department ]

MVPD statement regarding officers‘ interactions with woman responsible for YouTube shooting

(4.4.2018) Around 1:40 am on Tuesday, April 3, Mountain View patrol officers proactively checked a license plate of a vehicle that was parked in a lot on the 600 block of Showers Drive. The license plate came back to a registered owner out of Southern California who had been reported missing on March 31 to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office. We called the Sheriff’s Office to confirm the missing persons reports, and personnel there told us that in that report, the woman had been reported missing and “at risk” because she had never gone missing or left home before. We contacted the woman inside the vehicle, who was asleep, to check on her and to determine if she was the same person who had been reported missing.

The woman, identified as 38-year-old Menifee resident Nasim Aghdam, positively identified herself to us and told us during our contact with her that she had decided to leave her family’s home a few days prior due to family issues. She stated she had come to the area to stay with family and while she was currently living out of her vehicle, she was in the process of looking for a job. During our contact with her, she was asked a series of questions including, but not limited to, if she was a danger to herself or others. At no point during our roughly 20 minute interaction with her did she mention anything about YouTube, if she was upset with them, or that she had planned to harm herself or others. Throughout our entire interaction with her, she was calm and cooperative.

At the conclusion of our interaction with her, she in no way met any reason for us to speak with her further or possibly detain her. A short time later, we phoned her family to let them know she had been located. During that call, we spoke with both the woman’s father and her brother. The father confirmed to us that the family had been having issues at home, but did not act in any way concerned about why his daughter had left. At no point during that conversation did either Aghdam’s father or brother make any statements regarding the woman’s potential threat to, or a possible attack on, the YouTube campus. Also, there was no indication from either Aghdam or her family that she may have been in possession of any weapons.

Roughly one hour after our phone call to Aghdam’s family, her father called us back to let us know that she made a series of vegan videos for her channel on YouTube and that the company had recently done something to her videos that had caused her to become upset. Aghdam’s father stated that she may have been in the area because of this. He did not seemed concerned that she was in the area, and wanted to simply let us know that may have been a reason for her move up here. Once again, at no point did her father or brother mention anything about potential acts of violence or a possibility of Aghdam lashing out as a result of her issues with her videos. They remained calm throughout this second phone call.

04.04.2018 - 01:33 [ New York Times ]

4 Wounded in Shooting at YouTube Headquarters; Police Say Female Suspect Is Dead

At least four people were injured, one of them critically, in a shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon, the police said. The shooter, who the police said was a woman, died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Brent Andrew, a spokesman for San Francisco General Hospital, said at a news conference that the hospital had received three patients: a 36-year-old man in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition. The condition of the fourth victim, and what hospital he or she was at, was not clear.