Latest Shootings News

Capital Gazette editor wins Editor of the Year Award

Oct. 19, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The editor of a Maryland newspaper where five people were killed in a mass shooting in June has won the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award. The National Press Foundation announced the award Friday to Rick Hutzell, who's editor of Capital Gazette Communications in Annapolis,...

Shooter in Colorado Walmart slayings of 3 faces sentencing

Oct. 19, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The man who pleaded guilty to gunning down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart last year will be sentenced Friday, but more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. A judge is expected to send 48-year-old Scott Ostrem to prison for the rest of life without...

Mother, son die in shooting after police called in Germany

Oct. 19, 2018 6:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A mother and her son died and two police officers were seriously injured when police were called to an altercation at an apartment in southwestern Germany on Friday, authorities said. Prosecutors said the 56-year-old mother had called police to the apartment in Kirchheim an der Weinstrasse, a...

Navy: No evidence of shooting on barge in Virginia shipyard

Oct. 18, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Navy investigators in Virginia found no evidence of a shooting on a barge next to one of its ships after reports of an active shooter, Navy officials said Thursday. Officials received a report about 11:45 a.m. of an active shooter aboard a barge next to the USS Carter Hall, which is...

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

Oct. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Crimean authorities searched for clues that might help explain why a teenager gunned down 20 people at his vocational school before killing himself, the stunned city of Kerch prepared to say farewell to the victims. Thousands of residents were expected to attend the funerals of most of...

Ex-Newtown officials defend handling of shooter's education

Oct. 18, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former educators in the town where 20 children and six adults were shot to death in an elementary school submitted a sharply worded rebuttal Thursday to a state report that was critical of how the shooter's educational and mental health problems were handled. The two former Newtown...

Officer sues online market where gun used on him was sold

Oct. 18, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston police officer on Thursday sued the online marketplace where the gun used to shoot him was sold, alleging it lacks necessary safeguards to prevent weapons from getting into the wrong hands. The lawsuit filed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence on behalf of 39-year-old Kurt...

Boston police release name of woman shot

Oct. 18, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police have released the name of the woman found shot to death in a car earlier this week, and now say they do not think she was targeted. Police on Thursday say the woman killed in the city's Dorchester neighborhood on Monday night was 24-year-old Alicia Restrepo. She was pronounced...

The Latest: Navy: No evidence of shooting at shipyard

Oct. 18, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a report of an active shooter at a Virginia shipyard (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Navy says it has found no evidence of a shooting aboard a barge in a Virginia shipyard after a report of an active shooter. Navy spokesman Jim DeAngio said in a statement Thursday that...

Police: 10-year-old girl shoots 12-year-old boy in Milwaukee

Oct. 18, 2018 1:31 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old girl accidentally shot and wounded a 12-year-old boy inside a house in Milwaukee. The shooting happened about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the home on the city's north side. Police say the boy suffered a non-life threatening injury and was taken to the hospital....