Shooting at New Jersey high school day after California attack

Terrified high school students ran for their lives when a gunman opened fire during an American football game. Footage shows the panic and fear of the players and spectators in Pleasantville, New Jersey Friday night, reports Sky News. Some ran for cover, while others threw themselves to the ground. A child and a man were seriously injured in the attack that took place around 8.30pm local time on Friday, according to officials. The child’s condition was said to be serious and he was airlifted to a children’s hospital in Philadelphia.…

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5th victim dies following shooting at US Halloween party

A fifth victim has died following a shooting at a Halloween party near Berkeley, California — and reports say the large house party was being held at an Airbnb rental. Four victims were initially pronounced dead following the shooting on Thursday night, and at least four more were hospitalized. The Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office announced Friday night that one of those being hospitalized, identified as 19-year-old Oshiana Tompkins, had died from her injuries, reports ABC News. The home where the party took place, in the affluent town of Orinda, just…

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One killed, five injured in shooting near White House

A man has been killed and five injured in a shooting on the streets of Washington DC. Gunfire erupted in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the Columbia Heights neighbourhood just after 10pm on Thursday night. The complex is around two miles from the White House. Police have not confirmed whether they have arrested a suspect but Reuters news agency cited a law enforcement source as saying it was not an “active shooter” situation. Police Commander Stuart Emerman said the injuries ranged from “non-critical to critical” and all were…

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Trump visits mass shooting victims; protesters shout ‘Do something!’

U.S. President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric. Trump visited hospitals where victims were treated in El Paso, Texas, on the border with Mexico, and in Dayton, Ohio, after massacres 13 hours apart that shocked the country and reopened a national debate on gun safety. In both cities, crowds of protesters gathered to confront Trump and condemn his visit. Some held signs reading “Trump…

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Texas mass shooting leaves 20 people dead, 26 others injured

Twenty people have been killed and 26 injured in a mass shooting in the Texas city of El Paso. Governor Greg Abbott described it as “one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas”. The massacre happened at a Walmart store near the Cielo Vista Mall, a few miles from the US-Mexican border. A 21-year-old man is in custody. Police said the suspect was a resident of the Dallas-area city of Allen, about 650 miles (1,046km) east of El Paso. He has been named by US media as…

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Three killed, several injured in shooting at California food festival

Three people have been killed and several injured after at least one active gunman was reported at a food festival in California, according to US media. The New York Times, citing local city councilman Dion Bracco, reported that three people have died and several are injured. He also said one suspect was in custody. “They don’t know if there were more, so they have to treat it as an active situation,” he told the paper. “We have police out here from as far away as San Jose.” At least five…

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Policeman killed in Paris shooting

A major security operation is underway in the Champs Elysees One policeman has been killed and a second wounded in a shooting in central Paris, police say. Some reports say a gunman who fired on them has been shot dead. The Champs Elysees, where the shooting occurred, has been sealed off. France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election, reports the BBC. Jihadism is a major issue in the vote after attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State.

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Bloody Easter for southern Kaduna village

The people of Asso village in Kagoma Chiefdom of Jemaa Local Government Area of Southern Kaduna, celebrated a bloody Easter as gunmen stormed the village and killed about 13 people last Saturday. According to a source who spoke our correspondent Monday, the attack occurred around 7:30 pm and the gunmen started shooting sporadically when they arrived the village. The source, who wants to remain anonymous,  said several people who were running for their dear lives sustained injuries from gunshots and had to be  rushed to the hospital. He said the…

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Ohio police hunt Facebook Live killer

Police in Cleveland are searching for a man who fatally shot a “random” victim and posted the footage on Facebook. The suspect, Steve Stephens, later said in a separate video post that he had killed 13 people and was looking to kill more. Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams confirmed one killing but said they did not know of any other victims. Williams said that “multiple forces” were looking for Stephens, who “needs to turn himself in”. The victim has been identified by Cleveland police as 74-year-old Robert Godwin. “There is…

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