THE gun rampage at a newspaper office in Annapolis was the 154th mass shooting in the US this year, according to researchers. Here we look at America's bloody toll of violence so far in 2018. How many mass shootings have there been in the US in 2018? There is no widely accepted definition of a mass shooting. A 2013 report from the Congressional Research Service described mass shootings as those in which gunmen "select victims somewhat indiscriminately" and kill four or more people in the same incident. That measure would exclude gang shootings and domestic incidents in which a gunman kills several family members. The not-for-profit group Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as any in which four or more people are shot, including those who are injured but survive, and not including the shooter. By this measure it records 154 mass shootings in the USA in the first 178 days of the year, the latest being the Capital Gazette massacre in Maryland on June 28. In 76 of these shootings … [Read more...] about Mass shootings in America 2018 – how many have there been and how many people have been killed this year?
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By Evan Sernoffsky Published 5:28 pm, Friday, May 18, 2018 Photo: R320RJP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Roy Donovan Lacy, 38, was identifed as a suspect in two cold case killings in San Francisco. Lacy is serving time in Florida prison for bank robbery. Roy Donovan Lacy, 38, was identifed as a suspect in two cold case killings in San Francisco. Lacy is serving time in Florida prison for bank robbery. Photo: R320RJP San Francisco cold case killings solved — cops point to tattooed serial robber 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A former Bay Area resident and serial bank robber now serving time in a Florida prison has been accused of committing a pair of killings in San Francisco that had gone unsolved for nearly two decades. San Francisco investigators said Friday they served an arrest warrant on Roy Donovan Lacy, … [Read more...] about San Francisco cold case killings solved — cops point to tattooed serial robber
FEARS a missing Florida teen was killed by an alligator have been fulled as witnesses claim they heard him screaming "it bit me". Emergency services were called to a pond in Orlando near Marietta Street following reports a young boy was drowning. Eric Wolf called 911 at around 11.55am as he saw the teen go underwater. Mr Wolf who lives close to the pond which is known to have alligators, told Fox 35 he saw the young man splashing and screaming, but did not see him surface. Orange County Fire Rescue is currently searching the pond to find the missing teen. But Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jeff Williamson said there had not been any local reports of a missing teenage boy. Confirming details of the 911 call, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said: "We received a report of a missing 15-year-old boy near Salem Dr and Marietta St in Orlando. "We, along with partner agencies including @OCFireRescue and @OrangeCoSheriff are on scene and actively searching a … [Read more...] about Fears alligators killed missing boy, 15, swimming in pond as witnesses saw teen ‘screaming about being bitten’
COPS in Las Vegas insist they are still actively investigating the murderous hit on Tupac Shakur - after it was claimed the case was effectively "closed". The outspoken gangsta rapper died days after he was gunned down in a high-profile drive-by shooting 22 years ago. News that the case is still part of an ongoing investigation emerged after US journalists launched a legal bid for the Las Vegas Police Department to release documents related to the assassination. The non-profit Center for Investigative Reporting believes the records are of great "historical importance" and should be made public. However the LVPD is refusing to release the paperwork as it claims the murder IS still the subject of an ongoing investigation. Tupac was infamously gunned down on September 7, 1996, while driving through Las Vegas with Death Row Records boss Suge Knight. A shooter in a white Cadillac, which pulled up on the right-hand passenger side of Tupac's BMW at traffic lights, opened fire at … [Read more...] about Tupac murder cops insist the rapper’s case IS still open – 22 years after the infamous drive-by shooting
Multiple cars may have hit the man, witnesses told police By Lynsi Burton, SeattlePI Updated 1:43 pm, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Photo: Edward McCain/Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A 29-year-old man was killed in an apparent hit-and-run crash near Seattle Children's Hospital Monday night, Seattle police say. A 29-year-old man was killed in an apparent hit-and-run crash near Seattle Children's Hospital Monday night, Seattle police say. Photo: Edward McCain/Getty Images SPD: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash near Seattle Children's Hospital 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A 29-year-old man was killed in an apparent hit-and-run crash near Seattle Children's Hospital Monday night, Seattle police say. Witnesses called 911 about 11:30 p.m. to report a man appeared to have been hit by a passing car in the 4000 … [Read more...] about SPD: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash near Seattle Children’s Hospital