Local police say a gunman has killed six people and wounded 20 others in a school in central Russia. Governor of the Udmurtia region, Alexander Brechalov, said in a video statement Monday that the still unidentified shooter got into a school in Izhevsk, the region’s capital and killed a guard and some of the children there. “ According to the governor and local police, the gunman shot himself. The school has been evacuated and the area around it has been fenced off, the official said. No details about the gunman or his motives have been released.
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Police say 6 dead, 20 wounded in a school shooting in central Russia.
The founder of the militia group Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, was once a promising Yale Law School graduate. Then his deep distrust of government and thirst for greatness led him down a far different path. Rhodes built one of the country’s largest anti-government militia groups with members who would eventually storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The 57-year-old Rhodes will soon be back in court, but not as a lawyer. He and four others tied to the group head to trial this coming week on charges of seditious conspiracy. It's the most serious charge leveled by the Justice Department in its far-reaching prosecution of Capitol rioters.
Authorities say a Northern California man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill police officers and planning a “Las Vegas style” mass shooting. The 37-year-old suspect was taken into custody by SWAT officers Sunday at a Super 8 motel in Chico after detectives obtained evidence of his plot. After his arrest, police say, the suspect threatened to kill additional officers and their families, and he battered an officer with a table during the interview process. The man could face charges including making criminal threats and battery on a peace officer. He was held without bail at Butte County Jail.
Three people, including two teenagers, were wounded by gunfire late Saturday at an amusement park southeast of Pittsburgh, which was kicking off a Halloween-themed festival. Allegheny County police said a 39-year-old man and two 15-year-old boys sustained leg wounds in the gunfire shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin. The man was treated and released and the two youths are listed as stable. Authorities say an argument between two groups of teenagers prompted the shooting by a suspect described as a male wearing a mask and black hoodie. Kennywood was celebrating the first night of its Phantom Fall Fest, scheduled to run through Oct. 16.
Relatives have pushed back against Israeli claims that a Palestinian teacher intentionally rammed an Israeli police car before he was shot dead by security forces. The family of the 36-year-old man said Sunday that he had no possible reason to carry out an attack. Relatives noted that he was a father of three and had just opened a new business. They believe he accidentally crashed into a police car Saturday before troops opened fire. The army has said soldiers spotted a car attempting to ram them and then shot the man. The army still holds his body.
Democrats in Florida are trying to make inroads with Latino voters by focusing on gun safety. It's part of an effort to curb the gains made by Republican in Latino-heavy areas as Democrats address gun violence and highlight what they say is the lack of action by Republicans. Few places disappointed Democrats in 2020 as deeply as South Florida. A shift among Latinos toward the GOP contributed to several unexpected losses in House races and helped then-President Donald Trump carry Florida. Democrats are campaigning differently this year as they aim to connect the party’s priorities to the personal experiences of a group that often feels overlooked in national politics.
Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz are about to begin their rebuttal case. They are expected to present expert witnesses who will testify starting Tuesday that Cruz is a sociopath and fully responsible for his murder of 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. They are trying to counter defense testimony that said Cruz's birth mother drank heavily during pregnancy, damaging his brain. Cruz pleaded guilty last year to murder. The trial is only to determine if the 24-year-old is sentenced to death or life without the possibility of parole. The rebuttal case could take up to two weeks.
The names of three people found shot outside a suburban Chicago home and the man believed to have killed them before fatally shooting himself have been released. They were identified Friday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as 44-year-old Carlos Gomez, 43-year-old Lupe Gomez, 22-year-old Briana Rodriguez and 20-year-old Emilio Rodriguez. Autopsies were expected Saturday. Police have not said specifically who did the shooting but indicated it was the person found inside the house. Officers responding to reports of gunfire early Friday found three victims outside the house in Oak Forest, about 25 miles south of Chicago.