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California shooting: Schoolteachers ‘saved’ children from gunman

A gunman who killed four people on Tuesday in rural California fired into an elementary school but was stopped from entering by teachers, police say. Staff at Rancho Tehama Reserve School went into lockdown, securing school doors after hearing nearby gunshots. Authorities praised the teachers’ actions as “monumental” in saving “countless” lives. Police confirmed one child was shot at the school after the gunman fired into it. Others were hurt by broken glass. Police later confronted the gunman in a stolen vehicle, shooting and killing him. He was named locally…

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Texas shooting: Gunman 'escaped mental hospital in 2012'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The gunman who killed 26 churchgoers in Texas fled from a mental health clinic in 2012, according to a police report. El Paso officers who detained Devin Kelley five years ago were told he was “a danger to himself and others”. Kelley had been sent to the hospital after he was court-martialled for assaulting his ex-wife and stepson during a stint in the US Air Force. He was “attempting to carry out death threats” against “his military chain of command”, the report states….

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Texas shooting: US Air Force 'failed' to flag gunman's criminal history

The US Air Force has said it is investigating its apparent failure to enter information about Texas shooter Devin Patrick Kelley’s past criminal history into the national database. Ex-airman Kelly was court-martialled for domestic violence in 2012, and was barred from owning or buying guns. But last year he was able to purchase a rifle he used in Sunday’s attack on a small church outside San Antonio. He killed 26 people and fled the scene. He was later found dead in his car. Police said he died from what appeared…

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Sutherland Springs: Men chased Texas church shooting suspect

Media playback is unsupported on your device Two men are being hailed as heroes for pursuing the gunman suspected of killing at least 26 people at a Texas church. Johnnie Langendorff told local media he had chased the gunman after seeing “two men exchanging gunfire”. “The shooter… fled in his vehicle, the other gentleman came and said we need to pursue him,” he said. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small town in Wilson County. At least 26 people, aged from five to 72,…

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At least 27 dead in Texas church shooting

At least 27 people have died after a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas during Sunday services. The attack happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County. A police commissioner at the scene confirmed that at least 27 people had died. Several others are reported to be injured. The San Antonio FBI branch said its agents had been deployed, and there was no indication of the gunman’s motive. The FBI also said that while only one shooter was reported, it was looking into other…

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New York shooting incident: Suspect held

A suspect has been arrested in New York after people were reportedly shot by the driver of a car. Police said they made the arrest after responding to “reports of shots fired” near the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan. They urged people to avoid the area as a major emergency services operation was under way. Unconfirmed reports on social media suggest a man drove at cyclists in a cycling lane before opening fire. The number of casualties is at present unknown. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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