Dallas police were in a standoff with a suspect on Friday after snipers killed five officers and wounded six, one of the worst mass police shootings in recent U.S. history, during protests against the killing of two black men by police this week. Police had taken three people into custody after the shootings on Thursday night and a standoff with another in a downtown garage, where gunfire had been exchanged, extended into Friday morning, officials said. No motive has been given for the ambush at a downtown protest, one of many held in major cities across the United States on Thursday. New York police made more than a dozen arrests on Thursday night, while protesters briefly shut down one of Chicago's main arteries. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the shooters, some in elevated positions, used sniper rifles to fire at the officers in what appeared to be a coordinated attack. "(They were) working together with rifles, triangulating at elevated positions in different points in the … [Read more...] about Snipers kill five Dallas police, wound six during protests over police shootings
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ST PAUL, Minn., July 7 - Protesters in Chicago, New York and St. Paul, Minnesota, took to the streets on Thursday to express outrage after the second fatal police shooting of a black man in the United States in two days. ST PAUL, Minn., July 7 - Protesters in Chicago, New York and St. Paul, Minnesota, took to the streets on Thursday to express outrage after the second fatal police shooting of a black man in the United States in two days. The protests were peaceful but tension was evident after the shooting of Philando Castile, 32, by police near St. Paul late on Wednesday. His girlfriend posted live video on the internet of the bloody scene minutes afterward, which was widely viewed. Castile's death occurred within a day of the shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was killed during an altercation with two white police officers. Graphic video of that incident caused an outcry on social media. In Chicago, protesters shut down a stretch of the … [Read more...] about Protesters mass after another police shooting of black man in U.S.
Two students were injured, one seriously, in a US school shooting Friday before the suspected gunman killed himself, on the eve of the anniversary of the Newtown massacre. Police said the suspect was also a student at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, just a few miles from the sites of last year's Aurora movie theater shooting and the 1999 Columbine massacre. America's perennial debate about gun control is back in the headlines ahead of the anniversary Saturday of last year's Newtown, Connecticut shooting in which 26 people, including 20 young children, were killed. In Friday's incident, students locked themselves in classrooms after shots rang out, triggering an all-too-familiar massive police operation to find the active shooter. Live television pictures showed orderly groups of students filing out with hands above their heads, gathering on an athletics track on the edge of a snow-covered field next to the school. Eventually the local sheriff confirmed that two … [Read more...] about New US school shooting on eve of Newtown anniversary
SEOUL, March 3 - A US soldier was shot and injured by South Korean police after a dramatic car chase through the capital Seoul early Sunday, media reports said. Photo: AFP The 23-year-old Private First Class, who was not named, was shot in the shoulder shortly after midnight, Yonhap news agency said. The agency and several other news outlets cited police in Yongsan district near the huge US military base in central Seoul. Police in the district declined to comment to AFP. Media reports said police approached two soldiers in the Itaewon entertainment district after receiving complaints that the pair were apparently threatening passers-by with an air gun. They reportedly fled, crashing into several other cars in a high-speed escape which continued for about 10 kilometres (six miles) before the pair turned into a dead-end street. The soldiers reportedly tried to ram their car into a police officer, prompting him to fire three shots at the car. They eventually fled to the US … [Read more...] about S. Korea police shoot US soldier after chase: reports
At least four people were wounded overnight in a shooting on the campus of the University of Southern California, police said early Thursday. Los Angeles on April 11, 2012. Photo: AFP An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed there had been a shooting on campus and said four people had been taken to hospital, but could not immediately provide further details. USC said on its website that a suspect was in custody following the shooting, which occurred at 11:30 pm (0630 GMT) Wednesday. The campus emergency website urged students to stay away from the area, citing an "ongoing police investigation." The LA Times reported that "several" people were shot at a Halloween party on the campus. The private university in Los Angeles has more than 38,000 students and boasts the largest number of international students of any US university. … [Read more...] about Four wounded in US campus shooting: police