Nine people have died after a public transit employee opened fire on co-workers at a Northern California rail yard on Wednesday, authorities said. The shooter took his own life. The shooter was identified as Samuel Cassidy, an employee of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), law enforcement sources said. He shot and killed himself at the scene, officials said.
Seven people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after a shooting at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, birthday party, police said Sunday. The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family, and children. He walked inside and began shooting before dying by suicide, police said. Police said children at the trailer were not hurt and are now with relatives.
A sixth-grade girl brought a gun to her Idaho middle school, shot and wounded two students and a custodian and then was disarmed by a teacher Thursday, authorities said. The three victims were shot in their limbs and expected to survive, officials said at a news conference. A female teacher disarmed the girl and held her until law enforcement arrived and took her into custody.
Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis, police say. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he had seen a man firing an automatic weapon. The gunman, thought to have been acting alone, is reported to have killed himself. Authorities said there was no further threat to public safety.
The suspected gunman who killed 10 people in a mass shooting at a Boulder, Colo., grocery store this week was previously known to the FBI, according to a report. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a 21-year-old from the Denver suburb of Arvada, was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau. He has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and booked into the Boulder County Jail.
A series of shootings at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area have left eight people dead, the majority of them women of Asian descent, leading to fears the killer had a racial motive. The killings occurred amid a rising number of attacks on Asian Americans across the US since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Six of those killed were Asian while two were white.
President Trump is traveling on Wednesday to El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio — the sites of deadly mass shootings this past weekend. Local leaders are greeting the consoler-in-chief with skepticism but hope the president will hear them out. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat, told reporters on Tuesday that she was “disappointed” with Trump’s response so far and with his failure to push for stricter gun laws.
A gunman cut through a fence to avoid security and opened fire at Northern California’s popular Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing three and wounding at least 15 before police fatally shot him as terrified people and performers ran for cover. He appeared to randomly target people when he opened fire just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the conclusion of the three-day festival that attracts more than 100,000 people to the city known as the “Garlic Capital of the World.”
Two gunmen opened fire at an annual 24-hour art and music festival in Trenton, New Jersey just before 3 a.m. Sunday, injuring at least 22 people. Police arrested one suspect and fatally shot the other. Several weapons were confiscated by police and the shooting appeared to be related to a dispute among people at the festival.
Following last week’s Florida school shooting, President Trump is ‘supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system,’ according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. Surviving students called for a march on Washington to demand gun control reform. Named ‘March for Our Lives,’ the event will happen across the US on March 24th.