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Mass shooting

California shooting rampage that killed 4 was premeditated

The killer, who died a day shy of his 24th birthday, was connected to the home that went up in flames after the first shootings, said Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks. Investigators were looking at family connections to find a motive because the killer’s father and brother were the first victims

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 5:48pm

Motive unclear in shooting rampage in Santa Monica

Investigators tried to piece together a confusing string of incidents involving a gunman who killed four people in a rampage through Santa Monica, that ended when police fatally shot him at a junior high school library where pupils had been studying for exams.

9 Jun 2013 - 7:45am

At least six dead in US rampage by black-clad gunman

A black-clad gunman killed at least six people in a shooting rampage in the US state of California on Friday, before police shot him dead in a college library, officials said.

8 Jun 2013 - 10:37am 1 comment

Gunmen kill 14 travellers in ambush at fake checkpoint in Iraq

Gunmen ambushed a group of travellers at a fake checkpoint at a remote desert site in western Iraq yesterday and killed at least 14 of them, according to Iraqi officials, in what appeared to be the latest blow in sectarian violence gripping the country.

6 Jun 2013 - 1:49am

Colorado cinema shooting victims' relatives angered by 'remembrance'

Relatives of victims massacred by a gunman in a Colorado cinema have criticised the owners for inviting them to its reopening, saying it was a "ridiculously offensive" publicity ploy.

4 Jan 2013 - 5:46am

New York gunman wrote note before shooting

Before William Spengler opened fire on firefighters who had arrived to put out a fire at his home in the upstate New York town of Webster, killing two and seriously wounding two others, he typed a couple of pages announcing his plans.

"I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighbourhood I can burn down and do what I do best: killing people," Spengler wrote, police said.

27 Dec 2012 - 3:45am

How they see it, December 23, 2012

1. The New York Times

30 Dec 2012 - 2:36am

Letters to the Editor, December 20, 2012

It seems that a mere ticket/fine is no longer a deterrent to the illegal parking of chauffeured, rich men's vehicles and in fact, the attitude of these people makes a mockery of our traffic laws. "We don't care", seems to be the theme.

20 Dec 2012 - 2:37am 3 comments

Django Unchained premiere cancelled to honour shooting victims

The red-carpet Hollywood premiere of Quentin Tarantino's garishly violent new film, Django Unchained, has been cancelled, the latest such response to the Connecticut school massacre.

19 Dec 2012 - 4:34am

Newtown schools reopen as first funerals of shooting victims held

Most children in Newtown returned to classes yesterday for the first time since last week's shooting, but survivors stayed at home and Sandy Hook school remained a crime scene.

In a thin drizzle, yellow school buses once again rolled through the Connecticut town, where 5,400 children are enrolled.

19 Dec 2012 - 4:33am