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
The US state of Nevada reeled in shock Wednesday after a gunman opened fire on a group of National Guardsmen having breakfast at a pancake restaurant, killing four people and wounding seven. The shooter, named as 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion, used an AK-47 assault rifle in the early morning attack in Carson City, in which three Guardsmen were among the dead and two injured before he turned the gun on himself. Three people were pronounced dead shortly after the shooting, with the fourth, a female member of the National Guard, confirmed overnight. "This is a real tragic event," Sheriff Ken Furlong said, adding in a briefing late Tuesday that he believed it was "the largest single shooting incident to occur in Carson City history." Witnesses called emergency services shortly after 9:00 am (1600 GMT) when they saw an armed man in the parking lot of the International House of Pancakes, a chain restaurant. The five National Guard members -- two women and three men -- were having an informal … [Read more...] about Death toll rises in US guardsmen shooting
A man fired into a lecture hall at Northern Illinois university on January 14, killing five people and wounding 18 before shooting himself dead. According to Reuters, the gunman had a shotgun and two handguns. He stepped onto the lecturer's stage and began shooting down the room. Those killed by the gunman were all students, four women and one man, and that 4 were in critical condition in hospitals. The gunman was a former student. However, his identification was not revealed and the motive of the shooting was unknown. The gunman was a sociology major who last attended classes as a graduate student in the spring of 2007. He had no police record or previous contact with police. Around 140 students were in the classroom when the man opened fire. Classes were canceled for the rest of the day. Mass shootings have often occurred in the US, where gun control is less strict than in many countries. There have been many shootings in schools in the country recently. In April last year, … [Read more...] about Six killed in US college shooting