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Controlling gun crimes needs social reset in US

Compared to democracies such as Australia, Britain, New Zealand and South Africa­, which had gun massacre incidents of their own but managed to legislate and reduce the supply of weapons, the US is more extreme in terms of corporate power, social fragmentation and ideological schisms

This chronic failure to regulate availability of assault weapons, despite the mounting toll of victims and the psychological grief, is a function of excess free market capitalism, ideological polarisation and the lingering effects of centuries of slavery and racial discrimination (AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 09:52 AM IST

1 dead, officer wounded in shooting at Memphis library in US

Officers were called to the Poplar-White Station Public Library around 12:30 p.m., the Memphis Police Department tweeted. Both the person and the officer were shot, police said.

Memphis police officers and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were talking outside.(AP)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 03:33 AM IST
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3 dead after ‘random’ shooting at Washington state store, suspect kills self

The dismaying episode came on the heels of two mass shootings in California that have left 18 people dead as the United States grapples yet again with the horror of spiraling gun violence. Man who killed three in Washington state shoots himself dead: police

Paramedics work on Jarid Haddock in the back of an ambulance near the intersection of Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way and 11th Street, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, in Yakima, Washington. (Evan Abell/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 02:13 PM IST

Suspect in California mass shooting killed himself in van: Police

The man was named as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran.

A forensic lab investigator takes her gloves off as the body of Huu Can Tran is retrieved from a van by the Los Angeles County coroner in Torrance, California, Sunday, January 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 07:27 AM IST

Shooting at Louisiana nightclub: 12 people injured, 1 in critical condition

Three Baton Rouge police officers were nearby when the shots were fired around 1.30 am and responded to the Dior Bar & Lounge. They administered life-saving aid until emergency medical technicians arrived.

Although the number of homicides in Baton Rouge decreased last year from 2021, Louisiana’s capital city has been plagued by gun violence. (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 05:51 AM IST
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California gunman at large hours after killing 10 at Chinese New Year party

The gunman killed 10 people and wounded 10 others in a mass shooting at a dance club in California.

Screenshot from a viodeo shows police officers standing guard at the scene of a shooting at Monterey Park, California. TNLA/Handout via REUTERS
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 05:42 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Male shooter flees after killing 10 at Chinese New Year Lunar party in US

United States shooting: The incident took place at 10.22 pm (11.52 am IST) after Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations.

Two police officers stand guard near a scene where a shooting took place in Monterey Park, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Updated on Jan 22, 2023 07:11 PM IST

Six people including six-month-old baby killed in California home shooting

Authorities responded early morning on Monday after multiple shots were heard and found the victims as they arrived on the scene. Some victims were found in the street while others were found in the house.

An official said that narcotics search warrants were conducted by the sheriff's office at that resident last week.(Representative image)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 11:28 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

US: Six-year-old student shoots teacher in Virginia classroom, say cops

No students were injured in the shooting at Richneck Elementary School, police said.

Students and police gather outside of Richneck Elementary School after a shooting.(AP)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 05:08 AM IST
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5 arrested in deadly shooting at Minnesota's Mall of America

Bloomington Police chief Booker Hodges said the arrested suspects were two men, 18, and three 17-year-old male juveniles, according to the Star Tribune, and they were taken into custody in the morning at a home in nearby St. Louis Park by SWAT team officers from three jurisdictions.

Security officers speak inside a store at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Kerem Yücel/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
Published on Dec 25, 2022 07:30 AM IST
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19-yr-old killed in shooting at Mall of America in Minnesota, US: Police

There appeared to be some type of altercation between two groups and at one point, someone pulled out a gun and shot the victim multiple times, the chief said. The entire incident lasted about 30 seconds.

A police officer carrying a rifle exits the Mall of America following a shooting in December 2021.(AP file)
Updated on Dec 24, 2022 11:00 AM IST
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FBI investigating North Carolina substations damaged by gunfire

The attack was an “intentional, willful and malicious attack,” state Senator Tom McInnis said during the news conference, adding that “the perpetrator will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Power may not be completely restored until Thursday, utility Duke Energy Corp. said in a statement, adding that it was repairing multiple equipment failures. (Reuters)
Published on Dec 05, 2022 07:44 AM IST
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Walmart shooting: Gunman who killed six at store was an employee

Gun violence occurs at an alarming rate in the United States, where more than 600 mass shootings have occurred so far in 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive website.

Law enforcement work the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart, Wednesday in US state of Virginia. (AP )
Published on Nov 23, 2022 07:59 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Multiple fatalities in shooting at US Walmart store in Virginia

Virginia Shooting: A shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia late on Tuesday resulted in multiple fatalities.

Virginia Shooting: The number of dead and wounded is still unclear.(Representational)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 11:46 AM IST

'It's the reflex': Army veteran helped disarm gunman at gay club

First he dove to duck any potential incoming fire, and then he moved to try to disarm the shooter.

Bouquets of flowers and a sign reading
Published on Nov 22, 2022 10:47 AM IST
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Clubgoers stopped shooter who killed five at Colorado Springs gay nightclub

Police identified the suspect as Anderson Lee Aldrich, a 22-year-old man, who was taken into custody minutes after the shooting broke out and was being treated for injuries after the attack at Club Q.

Bouquets of flowers and a sign reading
Published on Nov 20, 2022 11:19 PM IST
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Mass shooting at LGBTQ nightclub in US leaves 5 dead, 18 wounded

At a press briefing, Colorado Springs lieutenant Pamela Castro said that a suspect was taken into custody and was being treated for injuries after the attack at Club Q.

General view of the Club Q gay nightclub as police respond to a mass shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, US, November 20, 2022. (REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt)
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 06:10 PM IST

3 dead, 2 injured in shooting at US university, police search for suspect

University of Virginia Shooting: Multiple agencies were engaged in an active search, the university said.

University of Virginia Shooting: 3 died and 2 injured in the shooting.(Representational)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 03:52 PM IST

Takeoff, rapper of Grammy-nominated Migos, killed in Houston shooting. He was 28

Two other people were shot and taken to area hospitals in private vehicles, police said.

(L-R) Offset, Quavo and Takeoff of Migos at the Met Gala. (REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 01, 2022 08:25 PM IST

Five, including a police officer, killed in North Carolina shooting: Mayor

Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin told reporters that multiple people were shot on the Neuse River Greenway around 5pm, and that the police department told her around 8pm that the suspect had been “contained” at a residence in the area. Mayor: 5 killed by N. Carolina shooter, suspect 'contained'

Law enforcement officer walks at the entrance to Neuse River Greenway Trail parking at Abington Lane following a shooting in Raleigh, North Carolina, Thursday, October 13, 2022. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)
Published on Oct 14, 2022 07:10 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta

Authorities: 5 dead in shooting at South Carolina home

Spartanburg County deputies and emergency workers found them suffering from gunshot wounds at a house in Inman, Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said in a statement.

The home where the bodies were found is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Spartanburg. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Oct 11, 2022 04:47 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta

1 killed, 6 injured in US' Florida bar shooting

One man was killed and six people were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, the police said.

No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon and police have not released identities of those involved.(Representative Image)
Published on Oct 10, 2022 06:16 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

3 hurt in shooting outside Ohio high school football stadium

Despite earlier reports that two people had been taken into custody, police said Saturday that no arrests had been made. Police said surveillance video “has already been helpful in identifying the potential target" and the investigation continues.

Lisa Gonzalez told the Toledo Blade that she was in the restroom when she heard one shot and she emerged to chaos outside. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Oct 09, 2022 06:39 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Toledo, Ohio

Uvalde schools suspend entire police force after uproar in wake of mass shooting

School leaders also put two members of the district police department on administrative leave, one of whom chose to retire instead, according to a statement released by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.

The move underscored the sustained pressure that families of some of the 19 children killed in the May 24 attack have kept on the district. (AP Photo/Jae C Hong, File)
Updated on Oct 08, 2022 05:06 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Austin, Texas

'Let your light shine...': Teacher kidnapped, murdered in US told her students

The senseless killing of the wife, mother of two and 34-year-old kindergarten teacher has shocked the Memphis community and has led to a flood of support for her and her family.

A videograb of the teacher singing to her students. ( Tiffany Marie/ YouTube)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 12:09 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Teen gunman in custody after shooting spree in US. He recorded it on Facebook

US Memphis Shooting: "Suspect is in custody," Memphis Police Department said on Twitter. "Shelter in place has been lifted."

US Memphis Shooting: The suspect who was identified as Ezekiel Kelly is now in custody.
Updated on Sep 08, 2022 12:43 PM IST

Manhunt on after US shooter kills 3 at 'random', sets house on fire

A fourth man spotted the suspect peering into car windows and told him to stop, White said. The suspect shot him once.

Detroit Police and investigators look over a homicide scene on Wyoming Avenue, near the corner of Seven Mile Road, Sunday, in Detroit. (Detroit News via AP)
Published on Aug 29, 2022 06:30 AM IST

US July 4 shooting plot suspect pleads to immigration charge

At a July 6 news conference, police said an Independence Day shooting had been thwarted and announced the men's arrest.

US July 4 shooting plot suspect pleads to immigration charge(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 06:36 AM IST
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Suspect in killing of four Muslim men arrested in New Mexico

Police credited tips from the public in helping investigators locate a car that detectives believed was used in at least one of the killings and ultimately track down the suspect, identified as Muhammad Syed, 51, an Albuquerque resident.

Albuquerque Police Deputy Chief of Investigations Cecily Barker holds a flyer with photos of a car wanted in connection with Muslim men murdered as Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham looks on in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal via AP)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 05:04 AM IST
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Shots fired inside largest mall in America; no victim found, say cops

One woman tweeted that she was shopping for clothes for high school senior pictures with her 17-year-old daughter when the store manager told them to “move as far back as possible.”

A sign at the Mall of America is pictured in Bloomington, Minnesota.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 06:18 AM IST
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