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People wait for information outside of the scene of a shooting at a banquet hall near Hialeah, Fla., Sunday, May 30, 2021. (AP)

2 killed, over 20 hurt in deadly shooting near banquet hall in Florida

Agencies | , Hialeah
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 08:21 AM IST
  • Three people got out of an SUV and opened fire into a crowd outside with assault rifles and handguns, police director Alfredo Ramirez said. Authorities believe the shooting was targeted.
The court had turned down review of the issue in June, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.(Reuters representative image)
The court had turned down review of the issue in June, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.(Reuters representative image)

US Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 10:32 PM IST
The case marks the court’s first foray into gun rights since Justice Amy Coney Barrett came on board in October, making a 6-3 conservative majority.
Representational: Officials were still working to determine the identities of the people who died.(REUTERS)
Representational: Officials were still working to determine the identities of the people who died.(REUTERS)

Gun violence: US rocked by two separate shooting incidents

Agencies | , Austin
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:27 AM IST
Austin-Travis county emergency medical services department said three “adult patients” were dead at the scene of the shooting, which was reported shortly before noon, local time.
In this file picture from March 2021, Chicago police work the scene of a shooting on Chicago's South Side. The area witnessed gun violence again on Monday as seven people were wounded in a gunfight. (AP/For Representative Purposes Only)
In this file picture from March 2021, Chicago police work the scene of a shooting on Chicago's South Side. The area witnessed gun violence again on Monday as seven people were wounded in a gunfight. (AP/For Representative Purposes Only)

7 shot and wounded as gunfight erupts Chicago's Englewood

AP | , Chicago
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 08:36 PM IST
The recent incident reported from Chicago’s South Side has led experts to believe that it could be one of Chicago's most violent years in terms of gun violence in recent memory.
As odd as it may sound, toy guns are not uncommon “weapons” in the hands of criminals in Delhi.(AP)
As odd as it may sound, toy guns are not uncommon “weapons” in the hands of criminals in Delhi.(AP)

No child’s play: Toy guns turn real threat

By Shiv Sunny, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 04:07 AM IST
All the four crimes, officers investigating the cases in the last two years found, had the suspects using toy guns.
Locally made illegal guns, or ‘desi kattas’. (HT photo)
Locally made illegal guns, or ‘desi kattas’. (HT photo)

MP: Bhind cops stamp bullets with QR code to curb gun violence

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:12 AM IST
The winding ravines of Chambal were once a den of trigger-happy dacoits like Malkhan Singh and Paan Singh Tomar, who unleashed a reign of terror in the region. Slain “Bandit Queen” Phoolan Devi had found refuge in these ravines before she became a Member of Parliament (MP).
Police work the scene of a shooting on Third Avenue and Pine Street, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle.(AP)
Police work the scene of a shooting on Third Avenue and Pine Street, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Seattle.(AP)

At least one killed, several injured in Seattle mass shooting

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2020 09:16 AM IST
Police said at least one suspect was being sought in connection with the mass shooting that took place near a McDonald’s fast food restaurant, just blocks away from the Pike Place Market.
Many of the shootings were reported from east, south, central and west Delhi, rather than just the city’s more notorious outer reaches.(Representational Photo)
Many of the shootings were reported from east, south, central and west Delhi, rather than just the city’s more notorious outer reaches.(Representational Photo)

‘Disturbing, scary’: Thousand gunshots rang, over 100 lives lost in Delhi this year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama and Shiv Sunny
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 06:05 AM IST
What is worrying is that many of the shootings were reported from east, south, central and west Delhi, rather than just the city’s more notorious outer reaches.
Donald Trump turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions.(AP Photo)
Donald Trump turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions.(AP Photo)

Donald Trump eyes mental institutions as answer to gun violence

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 11:05 AM IST
When back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, jolted the nation earlier this month, Trump again spoke of “building new facilities” for the mentally ill as a way to reduce mass shootings.
Trump is under pressure to curb gun violence following two mass shootings that killed dozens of people this month in Texas and Ohio.(REUTERS)
Trump is under pressure to curb gun violence following two mass shootings that killed dozens of people this month in Texas and Ohio.(REUTERS)

‘They pull the trigger’: Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill

Morristown | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Trump is under pressure to curb gun violence following two mass shootings that killed dozens of people this month in Texas and Ohio. His comments came as he started a trip from New Jersey to address a campaign rally in New Hampshire.
Do video games trigger violent behaviour?(Unsplash)
Do video games trigger violent behaviour?(Unsplash)

No, there’s still no link between video games and violence

Associated Press | By Associated Press, New York
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 05:22 PM IST
The Entertainment Software Association, the biggest video game trade group, reiterated its position that there is no causal connection between video games and violence.
Police keep watch outside Walmart near the scene of a mass shooting which left at least 20 people dead on August 3, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old male suspect was taken into custody. At least 26 people were wounded.(AFP)
Police keep watch outside Walmart near the scene of a mass shooting which left at least 20 people dead on August 3, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old male suspect was taken into custody. At least 26 people were wounded.(AFP)

13 hours, 2 cities, 29 shot dead in US

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2019 11:50 PM IST
Authorities are investigating the possibility it was a hate crime, working to confirm whether a racist, anti-immigrant screed posted online shortly beforehand was written by the suspect
Najafi resigned as mayor in 2018 after hard-liners criticized him for attending a dance performance by young girls.(Twitter/Mohammad Ali Najafi)
Najafi resigned as mayor in 2018 after hard-liners criticized him for attending a dance performance by young girls.(Twitter/Mohammad Ali Najafi)

Ex-Tehran mayor, 67, shoots 35-year-old wife in the heart, surrenders

Tehran, Iran | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 09:46 AM IST
Police detained Mohammad Ali Najafi after he went to authorities and confessed to killing wife Mitra Najafi, IRNA quoted prosecutor Mohammad Shahriari as saying. Shahriari said Najafi and his wife were having domestic problems.
Police and rescue services are seen following a shooting incident outside a nightclub in Melbourne, Australia on April 14/(JESS KERNJAK/Reuters)
Police and rescue services are seen following a shooting incident outside a nightclub in Melbourne, Australia on April 14/(JESS KERNJAK/Reuters)

One dead in shooting outside Australia nightclub, three injured

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 10:12 AM IST
Police said four men were taken to hospital -- two in a critical condition -- after “multiple people were shot” outside the venue in the trendy inner-city suburb of Prahran early Sunday morning.
A Victoria Police personnel works at the scene of a multiple shooting outside Love Machine nightclub in Prahran, Melbourne, Australia(REUTERS)
A Victoria Police personnel works at the scene of a multiple shooting outside Love Machine nightclub in Prahran, Melbourne, Australia(REUTERS)

Two critical in Melbourne nightclub shooting

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2019 05:43 AM IST
Police said four men were taken to hospital -- two in a critical condition -- after “multiple people were shot” outside the venue in the trendy inner-city suburb of Prahran early Sunday morning.
Lori Lightfoot beat out Toni Preckwinkle, a career politician who is also black, by a wide margin of 74 to 26 percent with most ballots counted.(REUTERS)
Lori Lightfoot beat out Toni Preckwinkle, a career politician who is also black, by a wide margin of 74 to 26 percent with most ballots counted.(REUTERS)

Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Chicago | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 11:17 AM IST
Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer who has never before held elected office, won the Midwestern city’s mayoral race in a lopsided victory.
Sydney Aiello, 19, was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas on February 14 last year when a former student opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon, killing 14 students and three staff members.(Facebook/ Sydney Aiello)
Sydney Aiello, 19, was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas on February 14 last year when a former student opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon, killing 14 students and three staff members.(Facebook/ Sydney Aiello)

US teen kills herself a year after surviving Parkland school shooting

Miami | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 12:40 PM IST
Among the dead were two of Aiello’s best friends, Meadow Pollack and Joaquin Oliver.
The incident happened in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The incident happened in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Verbal spat between relatives escalates into gunfight in Pakistan, 6 killed

Peshawar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 03:39 PM IST
Police said someone opened fire during the heated exchange of words between the relatives over some petty issue.
Yellow police tape is displayed at a crime scene.(Reuters/Representative image)
Yellow police tape is displayed at a crime scene.(Reuters/Representative image)

5 dead in separate shootings in Texas, including 3 at nursing home

Corpus Christi, (Texas) | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2018 03:28 PM IST
Three people were killed following a shooting at the Retama Manor nursing home. Two additional men were found dead in a home linked to that shooting.
A four-year-old boy accidentally shot his two-year-old cousin at a home in the US state of California(Representative Image)
A four-year-old boy accidentally shot his two-year-old cousin at a home in the US state of California(Representative Image)

Four-year-old accidentally shoots toddler dead in US

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 07:32 PM IST
The 53-year-old grandfather of the two-year-old girl has been arrested for child endangerment, KABC TV reported.
Marion County Police officers walk out Forest High School after a school shooting on April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Florida.(AFP File Photo)
Marion County Police officers walk out Forest High School after a school shooting on April 20, 2018 in Ocala, Florida.(AFP File Photo)

Student wounded in shooting at Florida high school, gunman says ‘sorry’

AP, Fort Lauderdale | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:38 PM IST
The 19-year-old suspect was later arrested and apologised as he was led away in handcuffs. The shooting at Forest High School in Ocala happened on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence.
Students from Fiorello H. Laguardia High School march out of their school in support of a National School Walkout in the Manhattan borough of New York City, US, April 20, 2018.(REUTERS)
Students from Fiorello H. Laguardia High School march out of their school in support of a National School Walkout in the Manhattan borough of New York City, US, April 20, 2018.(REUTERS)

Thousands of US students walk of out class to demand tighter gun laws

Reuters, Littleton | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2018 09:02 PM IST
Students across the US walked out of class to mark the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School.
Sir Paul McCartney takes part in the March for Our Lives Rally near Central Park West in New York, March 24. Galvanized by a massacre at a Florida high school, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to take to the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday in the biggest protest for gun control in a generation.(AFP)
Sir Paul McCartney takes part in the March for Our Lives Rally near Central Park West in New York, March 24. Galvanized by a massacre at a Florida high school, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to take to the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday in the biggest protest for gun control in a generation.(AFP)

Changing America’s gun culture won’t be an easy task

UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 01:48 PM IST
At the heart of the matter is the Second Amendment to the US Constitution dating back to 1791
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