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Police: 'High chance' of Hollywood mass shooting prevented

Feb. 02, 2023 21:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A “high chance” of a mass shooting in Hollywood has been thwarted by police seizing a cache of guns and ammunition in a high-rise apartment where several rifles were pointed toward a nearby park, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Braxton Johnson was...

Teen arrested after entering Texas school following shooting

Feb. 02, 2023 18:17 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A teenager who was involved in a shooting on Thursday with Houston police fled into a nearby high school, resulting in a lockdown of the campus and his arrest, police said. No injuries inside the school were reported. The teenager was part of a group of individuals...

Chicago suburb settles lawsuit over boy's shooting for $12M

Feb. 02, 2023 14:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a suburban Chicago boy who was 12 when an officer shot him in the knee during a 2019 police raid will receive $12 million under a settlement of the family’s lawsuit. The settlement, which will be paid by the village of Richton Park’s insurance...

Separate shootings in South Africa towns leave 10 dead

Feb. 02, 2023 06:19 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Two separate shootings in rural towns in South Africa's Eastern Cape province killed 10 people, police said Thursday. The Wednesday night killings came on the heels of a shooting at a birthday party in the same province on Sunday that left eight...

Man pleads not guilty in deadly San Diego shootings

Feb. 01, 2023 23:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man accused of killing a man and wounding three other people in a series of random shootings in San Diego last week pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges including murder and attempted murder. Jaime Gonzalez, 22, of Lemon Grove, entered pleas for the alleged...

Nebraska man who shot inside Target got rifle 4 days earlier

Feb. 01, 2023 19:45 PM EST

The man who was fatally shot by police after entering a Target store in Omaha, Nebraska, armed with an AR-15-style rifle had obtained the weapon just four days earlier at a Cabela’s sporting goods store, police said Wednesday. No one else was hurt. Court records show that the man,...

Lawsuit can proceed against Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse

Feb. 01, 2023 19:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020 can proceed against Rittenhouse, police officers and others. The father of Anthony Huber, one...

2nd man pleads guilty in death of teen near Minnesota school

Feb. 01, 2023 15:58 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A second man pleaded guilty Wednesday in the death of a 15-year-old outside a suburban Minneapolis school in a shooting that also seriously injured another teen. Fernando Valdez-Alvarez, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree assault. He made...

Authorities investigate shooting of stabbing suspect near LA

Feb. 01, 2023 15:50 PM EST

HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting by police of a stabbing suspect who officers said threatened them with a large knife near Los Angeles last week. Huntington Park police responding last Thursday said a victim reported being stabbed by...

Alec Baldwin scheduled for court on charges in set death

Feb. 01, 2023 15:23 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin’s first court appearance has been set as he confronts accusations of firearm safety failures and involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set. A New Mexico court on Wednesday scheduled Baldwin and...