Showing posts with label Gun Violence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gun Violence. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Masked Teens Board School Bus, Attempt to Shoot 14-Year-Old Boy's Head, and Assault Him After Gun Malfunctions 

Three masked teenagers boarded a Maryland school bus on Monday afternoon, singling out a 14-year-old boy who was the sole remaining student on the bus, according to WJLA.

3 Maryland Teens Jump On School Bus And Tried To Kill Student; Despite Shooting 3 Times, Gun Failed

One of the masked individuals pointed a gun at the boy and attempted to fire three times. Remarkably, the gun failed to discharge on all three attempts, and the police later discovered three live rounds on the Prince George's County bus.

Martin Diggs, the head of the bus drivers' union, characterized the incident as a blatant attempted murder, stating, "They pulled the trigger three times, but for some reason, by the grace of God, the gun didn't go off and bullets flew out of the gun."

The attack occurred late Monday afternoon on a school bus transporting students from the Prince George's County Alternative Middle School in Suitland. Multiple sources have confirmed that the bus's onboard video system recorded the entire attack, including a close-range attempt to shoot the middle school student in the head. When the gun failed to fire after three attempts, the assailants physically assaulted the 14-year-old boy. Once the attackers fled, the bus driver moved the vehicle to a secure location.

"We are outraged as a district. Horrified that this incident did occur," expressed Charoscar Coleman, Associate Superintendent of Prince George's County Public Schools. Coleman urged students, faculty, families, and staff to remain vigilant and report any brewing problems, emphasizing the priority of maintaining a safe environment for students during school hours and transportation.

The head of the drivers' union called for increased security measures, stating that the driver and aide feared for their lives. The Prince George's County Police Department is actively seeking the attackers. WJLA has requested the school bus video, but release has been denied at this time. The extent of the 14-year-old victim's injuries has not been disclosed.

Masked Teens Board School Bus, Attempt to Shoot 14-Year-Old Boy's Head, and Assault Him After Gun Malfunctions

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

 Teenager, 15, Faces Murder and Terrorism Charges in Connection with Oxford High School Shooting

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald has announced charges in connection with the tragic events at Oxford High School on Tuesday.

Fifteen-year-old Ethan Crumbley is facing severe charges, including one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. McDonald emphasized that the investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be brought based on the evolving findings.

15-Year-Old School Shooting Suspect Charged as an Adult with Terrorism First-Degree Murder

Crumbley is being charged as an adult, and during his arraignment on Wednesday, he stood mute, with a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf. Bond was denied, and he was ordered to be transferred from Children's Village to the Oakland County Jail. If convicted on all charges, Crumbley could face life in prison.

McDonald revealed that evidence suggests this was not an impulsive act, leading to the inclusion of a terrorism charge in connection with the school shooting. The prosecutor also mentioned that charges against both parents are under consideration.

The tragic incident claimed the lives of Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, and Madisyn Baldwin, 17, with 17-year-old Justin Shilling succumbing to his injuries on Wednesday afternoon. The shooter, a 15-year-old sophomore, reportedly used a 9mm pistol during the attack in the south end of the school.

Students recounted hearing an ALICE warning over the intercom following the initial gunshots. ALICE, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, is a training program designed for schools. Law enforcement responded swiftly to the incident, with the suspected shooter apprehended while still possessing seven rounds of ammunition. Over 30 shell casings were later recovered by the police.

Seven other victims sustained injuries, with varying conditions. Notably, a 14-year-old female is in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and neck, undergoing surgery, and is currently on a ventilator. Another 17-year-old female is also in critical condition. Other victims range from serious to stable conditions.

The Oxford Community Schools District released a statement expressing profound grief over the loss of lives and injuries. The district emphasized the priority of student and staff safety and participation in the ongoing investigation. The focus remains on providing care and support to the affected individuals, while the district urges respect for the privacy of grieving families.

Teenager, 15, Faces Murder and Terrorism Charges in Connection with Oxford High School Shooting

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Sunday, December 17, 2023

 Tragedy Strikes as Gunman Kills Five in Texas Home

In a chilling incident described as "execution style," a suspect armed with an AR-15 style rifle has claimed the lives of five individuals in a Texas residence, leaving a community in shock.

The alleged perpetrator, identified as 38-year-old Francisco Oropeza by the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office, is currently the subject of an intense manhunt. The FBI's Houston Field Office is aiding in the search for Oropeza, who is considered armed and dangerous. An arrest warrant has been issued, accompanied by a $5 million bond.

8-Year-Old Among Five People Killed In Execution-Style Murder Spree In San Jacinto Texas

The horrifying events unfolded on Friday night at approximately 11:31 p.m. local time in Cleveland, about 55 miles north of Houston. Authorities responded to a call reporting harassment, discovering multiple victims with gunshot wounds at the scene. Among the deceased were three females and two males, including an 8-year-old boy. Disturbingly, two female victims were found in a bedroom, shielding two surviving children. Although three minors were located unharmed, they were covered in blood and subsequently transported to a local hospital.

The tragedy reportedly stemmed from a dispute with neighbors who had requested the suspect to cease firing his gun in the front yard, citing a sleeping baby. San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers revealed that the situation escalated swiftly, with victims attempting to shield their children from harm.

All the victims, originally from Honduras, were shot from the neck up, described as "almost execution style." The suspect believed to be intoxicated at the time, was captured on a Ring doorbell entering the residence with a weapon. The ongoing manhunt has revealed abandoned personal items, including a cell phone and clothing. Authorities fear the suspect could be anywhere, emphasizing the urgency of apprehension.

Oropeza is described as a 5-foot-8 Hispanic man with a goatee and short black hair, last seen wearing jeans, a black shirt, and work boots. Investigators have disclosed that he is known to shoot a .223 rifle in his front yard, evident from recovered shell casings.

The victims have been identified as Sonia Argentina Guzman (25), Diana Velazquez Alvarado (21), Julisa Molina Rivera (31), Jose Jonathan Casarez (18), and Daniel Enrique Laso Guzman (8). The suspect's wife is being interviewed, and two additional weapons were found during a search of the residence.

Community members are advised to stay clear of the crime scene, and the investigation continues. The San Jacinto County Democratic Party canceled a scheduled fundraiser, opting for a prayer vigil in solidarity with the grieving community.

Tragedy Strikes as Gunman Kills Five in Texas Home

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Murder Charges Filed Against 12-Year-Old in Alleged Killing of Sonic Employee 

A murder charge is facing both a 12-year-old and a 20-year-old following a tragic incident at a Sonic Drive-In in Keene, where a 32-year-old employee, Matthew Davis, was shot and killed during a confrontation with a customer on Saturday night.

12-Year-Old Charged With Murder After Killing Sonic Employee With An Assault Rifle

A makeshift memorial with flowers and a cross has emerged outside the Sonic Drive-In on Old Betsy Road in Keene in memory of Matthew Davis, a father and employee who lost his life in the line of duty. According to Keene Police, the shooting occurred around 9:40 p.m. during an altercation in the parking lot. Angel Gomez, 20, was with several passengers and behaving disorderly when Davis approached him for urinating in the parking lot, as reported by Keene Police Chief James Kidd.

The confrontation escalated into a physical altercation, during which a 12-year-old, who was in Gomez's car, reportedly retrieved an assault rifle and fired six rounds at Davis, striking him multiple times. Despite being airlifted to a nearby hospital, Davis succumbed to his injuries.

After the incident, Gomez and the 12-year-old fled the area, but Gomez later returned to the scene and was apprehended. The police located the 12-year-old in Rio Vista, where he was taken into custody. The minor's identity is being withheld due to legal considerations. Both he and Gomez are now facing murder charges.

The Sonic restaurant remained closed on Monday, with community members visiting to leave flowers in honor of Davis. Jane Baggett, a resident, expressed the community's desire to show support and love during this difficult time. A GoFundMe campaign has been initiated to assist Davis's family with funeral expenses and provide support for his 10-year-old son.

In response to the tragedy, a Sonic spokesperson released a statement expressing sadness and noting that the franchisee is fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation. Keene is located approximately 30 miles south of Fort Worth in Johnson County.

Murder Charges Filed Against 12-Year-Old in Alleged Killing of Sonic Employee

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Monday, December 11, 2023

Atlanta Police Report: Mother Shoots 17-Year-Old Son During Video Game Argument 

A hospitalization ensued and legal charges were filed against a mother following a heated altercation with her teenage son on Thursday night.

Mother Shoots Her 17-Year-Old Son While Arguing Over Video Game Console

Law enforcement received a distress call leading them to an apartment complex on Sparks St. SW, where they discovered a 17-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds. The young individual was swiftly transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for medical attention, and as of now, his condition remains undisclosed.

Upon investigation, authorities identified the alleged assailant as 34-year-old Jaquana Butler, the victim's mother. It was revealed that an argument erupted between Butler and her son, centered around a video game console. The dispute escalated, culminating in Butler producing a firearm and firing multiple shots at her son.

Subsequently, Butler was apprehended and taken into custody, being booked into the Fulton County Jail. She faces charges of aggravated assault, reckless conduct, and cruelty to children in connection with the incident.

Atlanta Police Report: Mother Shoots 17-Year-Old Son During Video Game Argument

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Monday, December 4, 2023

Mother of Two Bullitt County Children Fatally Shot Appears in Court with New Details Revealed

 In a Bullitt County courtroom on Tuesday, new revelations emerged as a woman accused of fatally shooting her two children made her appearance. Tiffanie Lucas, residing in Shepherdsville, was the focus of the investigation after police responded to a distress call at her home on Nov. 8. Upon arrival, they discovered Lucas 6-and-9-year-old son with gunshot wounds to the head.

Kentucky Mother Shot And Killed Her Two Sons

During the court proceedings, Bullitt County Sheriff's Detective Richard Beahl testified as the sole witness, recounting the events of the day he responded to the double shooting on Bentwood Drive. Two neighbors had dialed 911 upon hearing gunshots from the adjacent residence.

A Ring doorbell camera captured four gunshots, with Lucas seen leaving the house approximately four-and-a-half minutes later, urgently seeking help. Beahl described finding Lucas collapsed in a neighbor's yard upon his arrival, while another officer discovered both boys covered in blood in a bedroom.

According to Beahl, a neighbor had attempted to intervene, revealing that Lucas, after collapsing, informed him that her "kids were dying."


Lucas, in her statement to the police, mentioned receiving a firearm from someone, which she left in the bedroom, implying the shooting might have been accidental. She insisted that no one else had been present in the house.

Expressing skepticism, Maurice Baker Jr.'s stepmother, Michelle Rice, and his aunt, Bobbie Baker, disputed the notion that Lucas was out of control. Bobbie questioned the plausibility of accidentally shooting a child twice and then shooting their brother, asserting that it couldn't be deemed an accident.

Lucas claimed she was in a "bad spot" and would "never do anything like this unless someone manipulated" her, reiterating that the incident was unintentional.

During questioning, Lucas' defense inquired about any attempts by the sheriff's office to detect drugs in her system, to which Beahl responded negatively. The defense successfully motioned to preserve and review police evidence.

Judge Jennifer Porter maintained Lucas' bond at $2 million cash, citing her as a danger to the public. Additionally, she ruled that there was probable cause to proceed with the case before a grand jury, advancing it toward trial.

Mother of Two Bullitt County Children Fatally Shot Appears in Court with New Details Revealed

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Friday, December 1, 2023

 5 dead in Sacramento church shooting after man kills his children, then takes own life


Tragedy struck on Monday night in Sacramento as a man opened fire at a local church, resulting in the deaths of five individuals, including his three daughters, before taking his own life, according to authorities.

Sgt. Rod Grassmann, a spokesperson for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, revealed that a fifth person was among the casualties. The three daughters, aged 9, 10, and 13, all lost their lives at the scene of the shooting.

The incident occurred around 5:00 p.m. at The Church in Sacramento, located in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood. The main sanctuary of the church became the unfortunate backdrop for the tragic events. A church worker, who was upstairs at the time, alerted the police upon hearing gunshots.

Describing the incident as a "domestic violence incident," Grassmann disclosed that the assailant was estranged from the children's mother, who had a restraining order against him. Notably, individuals with active restraining orders are prohibited from owning firearms.

Sheriff Scott Jones indicated that the shooting likely transpired during a supervised visit with the children, with an adult serving as the chaperone and becoming the fourth victim. Grassmann emphasized the need for an extensive investigation, acknowledging the considerable amount of physical evidence that would need to be collected.

Other individuals were present in the church building at the time of the shooting, though it remains unclear whether a service or another event was taking place.

Expressing condolences, California Gov. Gavin Newsom released a statement on Monday night, condemning the senseless act of gun violence. "Another senseless act of gun violence in America - this time in our backyard. In a church with kids inside. Absolutely devastating. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and their communities," Newsom's tweet read.

5 dead in Sacramento church shooting after man kills his children, then takes own life

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

 Shooting during ball game at Atlanta park leaves 2 dead and 4 wounded, including 6-year-old

Shooting during ball game at Atlanta park leaves 2 dead and 4 wounded, including 6-year-old

On Sunday, a shooting at a ballgame in Rosa L. Burney Park in Atlanta resulted in two fatalities and four injuries, including a critically injured six-year-old child, according to the Atlanta Police. The incident began during a baseball or softball game when an argument erupted and escalated to gunfire, resulting in six people being shot. One man and one woman died, while the remaining victims were hospitalized, with one in critical condition. Police released images of a person of interest, requesting the public's help in identifying the individual. The Atlanta Police Department clarified that the individual was a person of interest, not a suspect, and requested information to aid their ongoing investigation. Police are still determining the relationship between the victims and investigating the cause of the shooting. The police deputy chief appealed to the public to resolve conflicts without resorting to weapons, emphasizing that gun violence has no place in society. Georgia has had 18 mass shootings this year, and Atlanta has experienced a 9% increase in homicides and a 4% increase in aggravated assaults compared to the same time last year.


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Monday, November 7, 2022

 Woman fires gun at Dallas airport, taken to hospital after being shot by police

Dallas Love Field Airport was thrown into chaos on Monday when a 37-year-old woman opened fire with a handgun in the airport’s ticket counter area. According to Dallas Police Chief Edgardo Garcia, the woman walked into a bathroom, changed her clothing, and then fired her gun at the ceiling. The motive behind her actions is still being investigated. An officer shot her in her "lower extremities" to subdue her, and she was then arrested and taken to a hospital. Thankfully, nobody else was injured in the incident. Following the shooting, the airport was evacuated, and Dallas police began their investigation. Southwest Airlines flights into and out of Dallas Love Field were placed on hold. It was not until around 2 p.m. Central that normal security checkpoint operations resumed. The woman’s identity has not been released. This is not the first time that Dallas Love Field Airport has been the site of a shooting. In 2016, a man was injured after advancing toward an officer with large landscaping rocks.


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Woman fires gun at Dallas airport, taken to hospital after being shot by police

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Friday, November 4, 2022

 Katie Porter Weapons shouldn't have Fewer Safety features than Cell Phones


In today's society, where technology is advancing at an exponential rate, it is concerning that firearms are still lacking essential safety features. As we all know, cell phones have a fingerprint scanner that allows for secure access to the device. However, firearms, which are deadly weapons, don't have such safety features.

It is time for firearm manufacturers to start implementing fingerprint scanners on all their guns. This technology could prevent up to 40% of accidental deaths caused by firearms. As a result, I asked firearm manufacturers why they are hesitant to install these safety features on their products.

It is crucial that we take every possible measure to prevent accidental deaths caused by firearms. The implementation of fingerprint scanners would not only provide an added layer of safety but also prevent unauthorized use of firearms, including stolen weapons.

We must put safety first and demand that firearm manufacturers prioritize safety features. It is our responsibility as citizens to ensure that firearms are used safely and responsibly. We owe it to ourselves, our families, and our communities to take action and prevent senseless tragedies caused by irresponsible gun use.


SMH America is a newly erected news and information platform which shines a light on the sheer stupidity of America and the American Culture in many aspects such as society, government, politics, policing, and much more. This platform is brought to you by The LAM Organization for Disaster Relief, a nonprofit organization that provides funding to disaster relief situations such as UNICEF and Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. 

Katie Porter Weapons shouldn't have Fewer Safety features than Cell Phones

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