Entries in Mass Shooting (4)


Mass Shooting Reported at Day Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin 



(BROOKFIELD, Wis.) -- At least seven people have been shot at a day spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Four people with non-critical injuries have been taken to Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, and three others are expected to arrive.

The suspect is at large. Local authorities believe they know who they are looking for.

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James Holmes’ Attorneys Claim Gag Order Violated

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office(AURORA, Colo.) -- The judge overseeing the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting case has agreed to hold a hearing over defense claims that the government has twice violated a gag order.

In the first motion filed Tuesday, public defenders for James Holmes argue that an updated mugshot of Holmes -- without the disheveled orange hair he appeared with the day he was arrested -- was improperly leaked to the media by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department. It was released on Sept. 20, the same day Holmes had gotten the new haircut.

During a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, prosecutors say a heavily-armed Holmes entered the Century 16 movie theater and opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding 58. The motion, filed by public defenders Daniel King, Tamara Brady and Kristen Nelson, claims that the release of the photograph has “implicated Mr. Holmes’ constitutional rights to a fair trial, to a fair and impartial jury and due process.”

In another motion, the defense team requested a hearing regarding media leaks about a package containing a notebook Holmes mailed to Dr. Lynne Fenton, a University of Colorado psychiatrist. The notebook was seized by police from a University of Colorado mailroom on July 23. News reports citing unnamed law enforcement sources said the notebook contains writings and drawings about the movie theater attack.

An inspector with the U.S. Postal Service testified the package was mailed the day before the July 20 attack. Holmes’ legal team wants the judge to level sanctions after they say they reviewed case documents that show “the government was responsible for leaking information about the contents of the package to the media.”

The judge will take up both matters at a hearing set for Oct. 11 at 9 a.m.

Holmes’ attorneys have said in court that they believe their client is mentally ill, although he has yet to enter a plea.

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Nevada IHOP Shooter 'Down,' Police Say

ABC News(CARSON CITY, Nev.) -- Police say a gunman who shot at least eight people Tuesday morning at the Carson City International House of Pancakes is "down," according to The Record-Courier.

Early reports indicate that three people are dead as a result of the shooting and that two were uniformed military members. The exact condition of the suspect was not immediately clear.

The shooting occurred just before 9 a.m. and prompted authorities to call in at least four helicopters and shut down a local highway.

This is a developing story...

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Virginia Tech Shootings: Four Years Later

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(BLACKSBURG, Va.) -- The families and friends of those gunned down in the Virginia Tech shootings are commemorating the victims’ lives on this fourth anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s history.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell declared it “Virginia Tech Remembrance Day” in the commonwealth, ordering flags be flown at half mast throughout the day to honor the 32 people killed on April 16, 2007, by a student shooter whose bloody rampage finally ended that morning when he turned the gun on himself.

In a proclamation issued by the governor’s office, McDonnell called the shooting “a tragedy of immense magnitude and senselessness,” and said that the victims’ lives “were hastily taken,” on that day, “leaving absences that will never be filled and a profound sense of sorrow in the lives of those impacted.”

The school planned to commemorate the occasion with a 5K run and a candlelight vigil. Other events were scheduled throughout the state, including in the capital of Richmond.

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