Shooting

'Trainwreck' shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana theater leaves three dead

An amazing story of heroism has emerged out of a deadly shooting inside a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater, where a lone gunman killed two, injured nine and then took his own life, police said. The Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck" was just starting Thursday night when the shooter,...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:26pm

Coalition of experts, LGBT community call for end to ‘discriminatory’FDA blood donation policies

Outraged at being denied the chance to donate blood for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, a coaltion is calling for and end to discriminatory policies related to AIDS transmission. The Blood Equality coalition – made up of medical experts, scientists and members of...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:18pm

Rapper Chief Keef reportedly shot at in front of Times Square hotel

Shots rang out in the early morning hours on Saturday in New York’s Times Square. Rapper Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Farrelle Cozart, was the reportedly the target of those bullets that missed the Chicago native, striking the sign of the W Hotel instead. The W Hotel is located near...

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 4:26pm

2 die in separate Bronx shootings: NYPD

Four people were shot, two fatally, in separate shootings in the Bronx on Tuesday, police said. Dwayne Saunders, a 37-year-old from Queens, was shot several times around 11 a.m. in Norwood after shots were fired on Perry Avenue. He later died at a local hospital from his gunshot wounds, officials...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:32am

At ceremony for fallen cop, widow's struggle continues

Just 30 minutes before a new mural honoring her late husband was unveiled on Monday, Maureen Faulkner was dealt a new blow. Faulkner, the widow of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, had learned that in California, the Oakland Unified School District will resurrect an optional...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:39pm

Parents of Saheed Vassell demand action on day of his funeral

The parents of Saheed Vassell, the Brooklyn man shot and killed by police in early April, spoke out on Friday about the death of their son and their demand for action from officials. Vassell, 34, who was mentally ill, was fatally shot on April 4 in Crown Heights by NYPD officers who believed he...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:38pm

Crown Heights rally planned for Saheed Vassell, Brooklyn man killed by NYPD

Following the death of Saheed Vassell, a Brooklyn man who was shot and killed Wednesday night by police who mistakenly thought he had a gun, activists have planned rallies calling for justice. “Saheed Vassell, an unarmed Black man was murdered by NYPD Wednesday night,” the event page...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 3:27pm

Pipe-wielding man fatally shot by NYPD officers in Brooklyn

NYPD officers fatally shot a black man after they believed he was pointing a gun at them in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The man, who police had classified as mentally ill after previous encounters with him, was instead wielding a metal pipe with a knob. Five officers were...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 2:25pm

NY AG investigating fatal shooting of Saheed Vassell

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office is investigating the death of Saheed Vassell, a Brooklyn man who was shot and killed Wednesday night by police who mistakenly thought he was wielding a gun. Amy Spitalnick, press secretary for the AG’s office, confirmed in a...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 1:53pm

Several shot at Maryland high school, conditions unclear: Report

Several people were shot at a Maryland high school on Tuesday, local news media reported, and school officials confirmed the campus was on lockdown and the incident had been "contained." Multiple people were shot and their condition was not yet clear, ABC News reported, citing the St....

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:08am

Milo Yiannopoulos has a Las Vegas shooting conspiracy theory about Ellen DeGeneres

Milo Yannopoulos, the disgraced ex-Breitbart editor who, before his controversial statements on pedophilia forced him to resign, was a major voice in the alt-right’s leading publication, is dragging Ellen DeGeneres into the growing list of conspiracy theories surrounding the Las Vegas...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:21pm

Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza was a pedophile who thought he was 'saving' children

The shooter who slaughtered 20 first-graders and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, was a pedophile and thought he was “saving” children by murdering them, new FBI documents revealed. A trove of more than 1,500 documents released Tuesday reveal Adam Lanza planned the attack...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:25pm

Trump supporter spread ‘Muslim terror attack’ Las Vegas shooting conspiracy theory

The list of conspiracy theories about the Las Vegas shooting just keeps getting longer. Though none of these conspiracy theories hold water — like the idea that the Las Vegas shooting was an Illuminati “blood sacrifice” ritual “revealed” and spread by Sheila Zilinsky...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 1:20pm

Numbers show gun control laws are working

It’s a familiar narrative by now: a mass shooting shocks the nation, gun control proponents stand on their soapboxes, pro-Second Amendment groups cry about politicizing tragedy, and nothing seems to really happen. With little federal action on gun control, the laws managing access to...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 2:53pm

Surprising no one, the NRA is against a bump stock ban after all

It turns out the NRA really isn’t in favor of gun control laws after all, the pro-gun rights organization came out Thursday against legislation that would ban bump stocks — the firearm accessory used by the gunman in the Las Vegas shooting. The Nation Rifle Association’s position...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:32pm

Worker fatally shoots former boss, self at Midtown construction site

Days after a construction worked was fired from a Midtown worksite, he fatally shot his former boss and then himself, the NYPD said. The shooting occurred just after 7 a.m. Thursday at Three Waterline Square, a complex of three under-construction luxury condo high-rises located on West 59th Street...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:33pm

No, the Las Vegas shooting isn't the deadliest in U.S. history

In the days since Stephen Paddock gunned down concert-goers as a sold-out country music festival in Las Vegas, media reports and the public have reminded people over and over again that this, with 59 dead, was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The phrase has been reported over and over...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:09pm

Marilou Danley, Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend, back in the US as new details emerge

Marilou Danley, the live-in girlfriend of the Las Vegas mass shooting gunman, Stephen Paddock, is back in the United States and authorities are hoping she can help answer one very important question: why. A motive for the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival that left 59 dead...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 2:22pm

Mass shootings ‘not 100 percent preventable,’ expert says

As the nation reels from the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday — which was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history with at least 58 killed and more than 500 injured — many are wondering if the tragedy was preventable. The short answer is sadly no, according to Chelsea A. Binns, an...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:41pm

How to check on family, friends after the Las Vegas shooting

At least 50 people were killed and more than 400 others injured Sunday night at a music festival in Las Vegas, marking the worst mass shooting in American history. The gunfire started as country music singer Jason Aldean was performing during the end of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival....

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:06am