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Two dead, six injured in Memphis block party shooting, police says

Two dead, six injured in Memphis block party shooting, police says

AT least two people are dead and six others injured in a shooting at a block party in Memphis, Tennessee, according to police. "During the follow-up investigation, we learned that there were 8 total victims, with two of those being deceased on the scene," Memphis police said in an updated statement posted on X. Police had earlier said that 16 people were shot. One of the injured remains in critical condition, while one has been released, police said. "This was a block party that was occurring without a permit", police said. The block party had about 200-300 people in attendance. At least…
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Kansas City homeowner charged in shooting of Black teen released on bond

Kansas City homeowner charged in shooting of Black teen released on bond

AN 84-year-old white man charged in the shooting and wounding of a Black teenager who mistakenly walked up to the man's house in Kansas City surrendered to police, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said, but was freed on bond within a few hours. Andrew Lester had been charged a day earlier with first-degree assault, which could bring a sentence of life in prison, for shooting Ralph Yarl, 16, on the doorstep of his suburban home around 10 p.m. last Thursday. Yarl had walked up to Lester's house to pick up his younger siblings, who were at a nearby house with a similar…
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White Kansas City man, 84, charged for shooting Black teen who went to wrong house

White Kansas City man, 84, charged for shooting Black teen who went to wrong house

JASPER WARD PROSECUTORS charged an 84-year-old white Kansas City man with two felonies in the shooting of a Black teenager who was wounded after walking up to the wrong house when going to pick up his younger twin brothers. Andrew Lester was charged with first-degree assault, which could bring a sentence of life in prison, and armed criminal action for shooting Ralph Yarl, 16, on the doorstep of his suburban home around 10 p.m. last Thursday, the prosecutor said. "I can tell you there was a racial component to the case," Clay County prosecutor Zachary Thompson told a news conference,…
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Four dead in Alabama ‘Sweet 16’ birthday party shooting

Four dead in Alabama ‘Sweet 16’ birthday party shooting

AT least four people were killed and 28 wounded in a shooting that erupted during a late-night "Sweet 16" birthday celebration at a dance studio in the small town of Dadeville, Alabama, state police and local news media said. Some of the injured were critically wounded during the shooting in east-central Alabama, about 60 miles (100 km) northeast of the state capital of Montgomery, authorities said. There was no official word on what led to the gun violence. Authorities said the shooting started shortly after 10:30 p.m. CT on Saturday but they declined to answer questions or provide further details…
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Bank worker kills five co-workers in Louisville, Kentucky shooting

Bank worker kills five co-workers in Louisville, Kentucky shooting

BRENDAN O'BRIEN A 23-year-old bank employee armed with a rifle shot dead five colleagues and wounded nine other people at his workplace in Louisville while livestreaming the attack on social media, police said. The gunman was fatally shot at the scene, Louisville police said. It was unclear whether he was slain by police or took his own life. The incident marked the latest in a long series of mass shootings in the U.S. Louisville police identified the shooter as Connor Sturgeon, who joined the downtown branch of the Old National Bank as a full-time employee last year. Police said they…
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Immigrant farm worker charged with 7 murders in northern California shooting

Immigrant farm worker charged with 7 murders in northern California shooting

JORGE GARCIA and STEVE GORMAN A 66-year-old immigrant farm worker was formally charged with premeditated murder in the fatal shooting of seven co-workers near San Francisco, the second of two gun rampages in California in recent days in which 18 people were killed. Chunli Zhao, a Chinese citizen and the lone suspect in Monday's massacre at two mushroom farms in the seaside town of Half Moon Bay, was formally presented with seven counts of murder and a single count of attempted murder during his first court appearance in nearby Redwood City. Zhao, wearing red-coloured jail garb and enclosed behind a…
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Ten dead in shooting near Los Angeles during Lunar New Year festivities

Ten dead in shooting near Los Angeles during Lunar New Year festivities

JONATHAN ALLEN A man fatally shot 10 people and injured at least 10 others at a ballroom dance venue during a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration late on Saturday near Los Angeles before fleeing the scene, police said. The shooter, who was still at large nearly 11 hours after the attack in the city of Monterey Park, was believed to be an Asian man between 30 and 50 years old based on descriptions from eyewitnesses, law enforcement officials said. "We need to get this person off the street as soon as possible," Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna told reporters…
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Gunman kills three women at Rome residents’ meeting

Gunman kills three women at Rome residents’ meeting

THREE women were killed when a man pulled out a gun and opened fire at a meeting of residents of an apartment block in Rome, Italian media reported. The reports said a 57-year-old man had been detained after the shooting, which happened at a bar in the Fidene district where the meeting was being held. "He came into the room, closed the door and shouted 'I'll kill you all' and then started to shoot," Italian news agency Ansa quoted a witness as saying. Four other people were wounded in the shooting, with at least one of them suffering serious injuries.…
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Ohio police officers shot fleeing Black man dozens of times, lawyer says

Ohio police officers shot fleeing Black man dozens of times, lawyer says

POLICE killed Jayland Walker, a Black man in Ohio, by shooting him dozens of times as he ran from officers following a traffic stop, a lawyer for his family said, citing a review of police body-worn camera footage due to be made public. In comments published on Saturday by the Akron Beacon Journal, attorney Bobby DiCello described the video as "brutal," and said Walker's relatives worried that protests this weekend could turn violent. The shooting was the latest in a spate of killings of Black men by law enforcement in the United States that critics say are unjustified, including the…
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Kenya arrests two police officers after ‘shooting incident’

Kenya arrests two police officers after ‘shooting incident’

KENYA's national police service has arrested two police officers and opened an investigation after "a shooting incident" in the eastern county of Garissa, the police service said on Sunday. The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), a body set up to investigate cases of police brutality, has also sent its investigators to Garissa, it said late on Saturday. The national police service said two officers had been arrested "over a shooting incident at Soko Ng'ombe market within Garissa Township" and that the inspector general had ordered an investigation. "The inspector general has equally directed the directorate of criminal investigations to carry…
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