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Evidence in Mexico serial killer's house suggests 17 victims

Jun. 12, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators digging under the house of a suspected serial killer on the outskirts of Mexico City said Saturday they have found 3,787 bone fragments so far, apparently belonging to 17 different victims. Prosecutors in the State of Mexico, which...

One dead, seven wounded in Savannah shooting

Jun. 12, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A shooting in Savannah left one person dead and seven others injured, including a toddler, police said Saturday. The shooting happened late Friday at an apartment complex when someone inside a dark-colored or red sedan fired rounds into a crowd of...

Victims of Pulse nightclub massacre remembered 5 years later

Jun. 12, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida were honored in Orlando and around the world on Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the attack. City of Orlando officials say more than 600 places of worship worldwide tolled...

Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer

Jun. 12, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in mass shootings overnight in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence could continue into summer as coronavirus restrictions ease and more people are free to socialize....

Two teens shot, one fatally, while walking in Rochester

Jun. 12, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Two teenagers were shot Saturday, one fatally, while walking down a street in southwest Rochester, police said. The gunshots were fired just before 1:30 p.m., Police Capt. Frank Umbrino said. A boy in his early teens was struck multiple times. He...

Police arrest 1 of 2 in Austin mass shooting that wounded 14

Jun. 12, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police have arrested one suspect and are searching for another after a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin street left 14 people wounded early Saturday, two of them critically. The Austin Police Department said in a news release that the U.S....

Decades-old case in Louisiana ends with husband's arrest

Jun. 12, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A more than four-decade-old murder case in Louisiana has been closed with the arrest of the victim's now elderly husband, authorities said Saturday. Chester Vegas Sr., 78, of Cut Off, was arrested Friday on a charge of second-degree murder in the...

Milwaukee police investigating rash of weekend shootings

Jun. 12, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a man was fatally shot near Milwaukee’s Water Street bar district early Saturday morning. Police said the shooting happened at the intersection of Water and Knapp around 1:40 a.m. WITI-TV...

Man shot to death outside Junction City barber shop

Jun. 12, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Junction City police are investigating the shooting death of a 23-year-old soldier from Fort Riley. Police said in a statement that LaVincent Perdue was shot outside the Elite Cuts Barber Shop on Friday afternoon. Fort...

Mesa to settle with parents whose son was killed by officer

Jun. 12, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of a Texas man fatally shot five years ago by a Mesa police officer at an Arizona hotel has agreed to settle their legal claims against the city over their son’s death. The Arizona Republic reports that the city has declined to reveal how...