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El Paso residents tell Trump to stay away after shooting

Aug 07, 2019 - 12:24 PM

The US president calls on Americans to condemn bigotry – but El Paso community leaders say his words rang hollow set against a longstanding refusal to call out white supremacy and a history of tweets widely condemned as racist

A US Air Force officer pays his respects at a makeshift memorial for the shooting victims, at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on August 6, 2019. The August 3 shooting left 22 people dead. US President Donald Trump will visit the Texan border city August 7, and will also travel to Dayton, Ohio where a second mass shooting early August 4 left another nine dead.   Mark RALSTON / AFP

8chan founder hopes El Paso shooting 'final nail in coffin'

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Fredrick Brennan repeats his call for the site to be closed, saying 'I should have shut it down when I had the chance'

8CHAN. Fredrick Brennan, creator of imageboard website 8chan, speaks during an interview with AFP in Manila on August 6, 2019. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

9 killed in Ohio shooting, assailant dead – police

Aug 04, 2019 - 4:33 PM

(UPDATED) At least 16 others are injured, says the Dayton police department. It comes just hours after a separate mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

The biggest world stories of the week: May 26-June 1, 2019

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Here's a roundup of the stories that made headlines across the globe

FIRST PUBLIC STATEMENT. Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves after speaking on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

12 dead after gunman fires 'indiscriminately' in Virginia govt complex

Jun 01, 2019 - 9:24 AM

(UPDATED) The Virginia Beach police chief says the shooter was also killed after an extended gun battle with responding officers, in a scene that 'best could be described as a war zone'

ANOTHER SHOOTING. In this image received from Lucretia Cunningham via @SouthsideDaily to AFP, a police officer blocks a road to the Virginia Beach municipal complex, the site of a mass shooting, in Virginia Beach, Virginia on May 31, 2019. Photo by Lucretia Cunningham/@SouthsideDaily/AFP

Student killed in U.S. school shooting near Columbine

May 08, 2019 - 8:49 AM

(UPDATED) Two suspects are in custody – an adult man and a male youth. Both attended the school. There were no further suspects.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO - MAY 07: Students and teachers raise their arms as the exit the scene of a shooting in which at least seven students were injured at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Tom Cooper/Getty Images/AFP

Gunman kills 5 in mass shooting at U.S. manufacturing facility

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:39 PM

The incident is the latest in the list of at least 37 mass shootings in the United States in 2019 alone

Gunman kills 5 at U.S. bank – police

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The latest mass shooting ramps up the number of people killed in gun violence in the US to nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting response

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Governor Ron DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had "repeatedly failed" and "demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership" following shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017.

LEADERSHIP. Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel (C), Florida Governor Rick Scott,(R),and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi,(L), speak to the media on February 15, 2018 about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

3 dead, 4 injured in California shooting – police

Jan 05, 2019 - 5:40 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The shooting takes place at Gable House Bowl, a gaming complex, in the coastal city of Torrance

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Marine combat veteran kills 12 in crowded California bar

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:51 PM

(5th UPDATE) The assailant, identified as Ian David Long, a troubled former machine gunner who served a tour in Afghanistan, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

his handout video grab obtained on November 8, 2018 courtesy of Jeremy Childs twitter account shows people gathering outside a country music bar and dance hall in Thousand Oaks, in the Los Angeles-area, after a gunman barged into a large, crowded venue and opened fire late November 7, wounding at least 11 people including a police officer, US police said. The venue in a quiet, upscale residential suburb was hosting an event for college students, with possibly several hundred young people in attendance, Captain Garo Kuredjian of the Ventura County Sheriff's office said. Jeremy CHILDS / USA Today / AFP

Woman shoots dead 3 at U.S. warehouse, commits suicide

Sep 21, 2018 - 5:06 PM

The suspect – a 26-year-old identified as Snochia Moseley – died after shooting herself in the head, Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler says

Gunman kills two in Toronto shooting rampage

Jul 23, 2018 - 12:02 PM

(6th UPDATE) The gunman opens fire on pedestrians, killing two. The suspect is later found dead in an alley after an exchange of gunfire with police

SHOOTING. Toronto Police officers walk the scene at Danforth St. at the scene of a shooting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, July 23, 2018. Photo by Cole Burston/AFP

'You're all going to die': Parkland shooter's phone videos released

May 31, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'My name is Nik, and I’m going to be the next school shooter of 2018,' says the 19-year-old, in clips apparently in part filmed on February 14 – the day of the shooting

FLORIDA SHOOTING. Hector Romero Assistant Public Defender (L) and Melisa McNeill, Public Defender (R) are seen on screen at the first appearance in court for high school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz (C) on February 15, 2018 at Broward County Court House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. File photo by Susan Stocker-Sun Sentinel/AFP

Police body cam footage shows tense moments after Vegas shooting

May 03, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The footage's release comes after a judge sides with media organizations including The New York Times and The Washington Post that lobbied in court that the evidence be made public

SHOOTING AT THE STRIP. Las Vegas police run by a banner on the fence at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after a active shooter was reported on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Florida passes bill to restrict guns, arm some teachers

Mar 08, 2018 - 10:33 AM

(UPDATED) The bill raises the minimum age to purchase all firearms from 18 to 21, bans modification devices that makes a semi-automatic weapon fully automatic, and increases mental health funding

Students make emotional return to Florida school after shooting

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are greeted by heavy security and scores of well-wishers as they return to classes

TRIBUTES. Flowers, candles and mementos sit outside one of the makeshift memorials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 27, 2018. Rhona Wise/AFP

After shooting, students brace for emotional return to Florida school

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:03 AM

Students and teachers preparing to return to the Florida school that was the scene of a gruesome mass shooting continue to urge politicians to act swiftly to address gun violence

RETURNING TO SCHOOL. People visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 25, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Students turn up heat on Trump, lawmakers over gun control

Feb 22, 2018 - 7:22 AM

Students stage walkouts from high schools in Florida and elsewhere vowing to make the tragedy a turning point in America's deadlocked debate on gun control

NEVER AGAIN. Students of area High Schools rally at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after participating in a county wide school walk out in Parkland, Florida on February 21, 2018. Rhona Wise/AFP

Trump suggests arming teachers at emotional meeting with shooting survivors

Feb 22, 2018 - 7:11 AM

(UPDATED) Trump also promises 'very strong' background checks on gun owners during the poignant "listening session" on Wednesday, February 21, in which he heard first-hand accounts from bereaved parents and friends, and schoolchildren who narrowly escaped with their own lives

LISTENING SESSION. US President Donald Trump takes part in a 'œlistening session' on gun violence with teachers and students in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 21, 2018. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump backs ban on 'bump stocks' on semi-automatic weapons

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:34 AM

(UPDATED) Trump announces his support for the ban nearly a week after 14 students and 3 teachers were killed at a high school in Florida

DEADLY WEAPONS. Semi-automatic AR-15's are for sale at Good Guys Guns & Range on February 15, 2018 in Orem, Utah. George Frey/Getty Images/AFP

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Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:26 PM

(UPDATED) The legislation amounts to a narrow, technical fix, leaving unaddressed the broader, divisive issue of permissive gun laws under a constitutional amendment that protects the right to bear arms

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2017.  File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

PH sends condolences over Florida school shooting

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:20 PM

No Filipino is reported hurt in the shooting incident, says the Philippine embassy in Washington DC

PARKLAND, FL - FEBRUARY 14: People wait for loved ones as they are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

17 killed in Florida school shooting

Feb 15, 2018 - 7:25 AM

(UPDATED) A 19-year-old former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school, the local sheriff says, calling the scene 'horrific'

EVACUATION. People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

4 killed in California mass shooting

Nov 15, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Four people are killed and nearly a dozen are wounded when a gunman went on a rampage at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California

ANOTHER ONE. Law enforcement officers and investigators converse near a police vehicle that was involved in a shooting on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California. Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

Hundreds attend Sunday service a week after Texas church shooting

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:35 AM

A temporary memorial is also opened inside the church where the mass shooting took place

ROSES FOR THE VICTIMS. The First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs is turned into a memorial to honor those who died on November 12, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Pence in Texas for prayer service as church shooting victims identified

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Among the victims identified are 8 children, officials say

IN MEMORIAM. Twenty-six crosses stand in a field on the edge of town to honor the 26 victims killed at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 8, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Texas church shooter once escaped mental hospital

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:26 AM

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says meanwhile that the bureau has recovered the phone belonging to the gunman, but has been unable to access the device so far

TRIBUTES. Brenda Woldridge (2L) and Meredith Cooper lay flowers at a memorial outside the First Baptist Church, after a mass shooting that killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 7, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

Air force error allowed Texas shooter to buy guns despite conviction

Nov 07, 2017 - 9:09 AM

(UPDATED) The US Air Force is investigating its failure to enter the Texas church shooter's domestic violence conviction – which legally barred him from buying or owning guns – into a national criminal database

PROBE. Law enforcement officials continue their investigation at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Family dispute suspected in Texas church shooting

Nov 07, 2017 - 6:41 AM

(UPDATED) Investigators are focusing on reports that the suspect had sent threatening text messages to his mother-in-law, who regularly attended the church but was not there during the assault

REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS. Flowers are placed at a police barricade near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 6, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

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Gunman kills 26 at Texas church service

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:33 AM

(UPDATED) The worshippers are gunned down at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small rural community about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio

In this screen grab taken from a Facebook video released by user Jordan Steubing, Police and first responders block a road near a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5, 2017. Jordan Steubing/Facebook/AFP

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Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Still no 'clear motive' in Las Vegas mass shooting – police

Oct 07, 2017 - 11:50 AM

'At this time I'll tell you we have no credible information to report to you as to motivation,' says Undersheriff Kevin McMahill of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

STILL NO CLEAR MOTIVE. People run for cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Las Vegas shooter booked Chicago hotel during Lollapalooza

Oct 06, 2017 - 9:18 AM

The revelations raise the chilling prospect that Stephen Paddock has been planning an attack for at least two months before he launched the assault on Sunday, October 1, on a country music festival in Las Vegas

The Blackstone hotel, with rooms facing a downtown city park where the hugely-popular Lollapalooza music festival was held, says a man of the same name Stephen Paddock had a reservation there in August. File photo from Wikipedia

Vegas shooter wired $100,000 to partner in PH – NBI

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:03 PM

This information comes as Marilou Danley departs Manila for the US, where authorities still consider her a 'person of interest' in the probe on the October 1 mass shooting

CLEARED. First named as a 'person of interest,' Marilou Danley is cleared in the Las Vegas mass shooting incident. Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department

The Las Vegas shooting victims: Who they were

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Here is a look at some of those who died in the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history

IN MOURNING. Mourners light candles during a vigil at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Republicans freeze as Democrats demand action on gun violence

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Lawmakers in US President Donald Trump's party appear stymied over what legislative steps, if any, to take to contain US gun violence in the aftermath of America's deadliest shooting in modern history

FIRST RESPONDERS. An ambulance leaves the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. mourns Vegas massacre victims as shooter motive sought

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:27 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities are at a loss as to why a 64-year-old gambler and retired accountant hauled a vast arsenal of weapons to the hotel and launched his assault

FOR THE VICTIMS. Candles are placed at a makeshift memorial on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 3, 2017, after a gunman killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire from the Mandalay Hotel on a country music festival. Mark Ralston/AFP

Vegas shooter's 'companion' ID'd as Fil-Australian who moved to U.S.

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Marilou Danley, 62, was initially said to be a 'person of interest' but has since been cleared of any involvement in the shocking shooting that left 59 dead and more than 500 injured

CLEARED. First named as a 'person of interest,' Marilou Danley is cleared in the Las Vegas mass shooting incident. Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department

Marilou Danley cleared in Las Vegas mass shooting

Oct 03, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Marilou Danley, whose citizenship remains unconfirmed, 'was not in the US at the time of the incident,' the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says

CLEARED. First named as a 'person of interest,' Marilou Danley is cleared in the Las Vegas mass shooting incident. Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department

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Gaga, Grande urge gun control amid artist shock at Vegas carnage

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:57 AM

While most artists left their comments to general messages of sympathy after the assault on a country music festival, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande use their social media power to press politicians

MAD SCRAMBLE. People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

After Las Vegas massacre, Trump silent on gun control

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:50 AM

While the gunman's motive remains unclear, the shooting instantly rekindles the divisive national debate on gun control

MOMENT OF SILENCE. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump take part in a moment of silence with White House staff for the victims of the Las Vegas shootings, on the South Lawn of the White House on October 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Sports stars, teams grieve after Vegas shooting horror

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:42 AM

Athletes, teams and leagues react in disbelief as the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history hit home

FIRST RESPONDERS. An ambulance leaves the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Investigators search for motive in Las Vegas massacre

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:35 AM

(UPDATED) The death toll from the October 1 assault on an open-air concert on the Vegas Strip rises to 59, while 527 people have been injured

CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. Crime scene tape surrounds the Mandalay Hotel (background with shooters window damage top right) after a gunman killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP