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In wake of mass shooting, small church bands together at Christmas

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX (KSAT/CNN) – Less than two months after a deadly mass shooting, the community of Sutherland Springs came together for a traditional Christmas Eve service.

Twenty-six people were killed when a gunman opened fire on the congregation on Nov. 5. But that tragedy has not dampened the spirit of churchgoers. The Sunday service was filled with emotion, hugging, holding hands and praying. The congregation is still living with the memories of the day that changed their world.

“Where the shooter parked that day, because when I first looked out over my husband’s shoulder, I saw that and his vehicle there,” said church member Kathleen Curno, who lives with her husband across the street from the church. “That’s what’s hard for me.”

With so many members of their small church now gone, these are difficult days. But they say Pastor Frank Pomeroy expressed the town’s faith perfectly when he said, “Sutherland Springs

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In wake of mass shooting, small church bands together at Christmas …

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TX (KSAT/CNN) – Less than two months after a deadly mass shooting, the community of Sutherland Springs came together for a traditional Christmas Eve service.

Twenty-six people were killed when a gunman opened fire on the congregation on Nov. 5. But that tragedy has not dampened the spirit of churchgoers. The Sunday service was filled with emotion, hugging, holding hands and praying. The congregation is still living with the memories of the day that changed their world.

“Where the shooter parked that day, because when I first looked out over my husband’s shoulder, I saw that and his vehicle there,” said church member Kathleen Curno, who lives with her husband across the street from the church. “That’s what’s hard for me.”

With so many members of their small church now gone, these are difficult days. But they say Pastor Frank Pomeroy expressed the town’s faith perfectly when he said, “Sutherland Springs

Read more at: http://www.wtxl.com/news/in-wake-of-mass-shooting-small-church-bands-together-at/article_c4d03ef8-ea19-11e7-9d36-0b9cd844dc04.html

25 years after Christmas murder spree: ‘It will never be forgotten’

For Rhonda Gullette, the meaning of Christmas was forever changed 25 years ago.

“I don’t really celebrate the holidays like other people,” said Gullette, whose 18-year-old sister Danita was one of six people shot and killed over three days around Christmas in 1992. “I go back in my mind and I think about the day I found out that my sister was killed.”


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 The front page of the Dec. 30, 1992 edition of the Dayton Daily News devoted coverage to the Christmas weekend spree photo


The front page of the Dec. 30, 1992 edition of the Dayton Daily News devoted coverage to the Christmas weekend spree … read more

Four young people embarked on

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Christmas killing spree still haunts in Dayton 25 years later

For Rhonda Gullette, the meaning of Christmas was forever changed 25 years ago.

“I don’t really celebrate the holidays like other people,” said Gullette, whose 18-year-old sister Danita was one of six people shot and killed over three days around Christmas in 1992. “I go back in my mind and I think about the day I found out that my sister was killed.”


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 The front page of the Dec. 30, 1992 edition of the Dayton Daily News devoted coverage to the Christmas weekend spree photo


The front page of the Dec. 30, 1992 edition of the Dayton Daily News devoted coverage to the Christmas weekend spree … read more

Four young people embarked on

Read more at: http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/crime--law/years-after-christmas-murder-spree-will-never-forgotten/qTO7WEbofIreJuaDpSQk2H/

Five Christmas movies that go bump in the night

1. “It’s a Wonderful Life.” By far the most terrifying movie on the list and, quite frankly, one of the scariest, darkest Really Famous Movies ever made. It is terrifying because it is extremely plausible. Show me an adult with a family who hasn’t been scared of being busted out financially through no fault of his or her own, and I will show you a very rich person indeed. Content warning for suicidal ideation, financial ruin, childhood trauma and the idea that life without you REALLY MIGHT BE AWESOME. (Pottersville looked kind of fun, let’s face it.)

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Third person dies from Christmas night shooting of 7

A third person has died from a Christmas night shooting in East Chatham where seven people were shot, authorities said.

Steven Freeman, 33, was pronounced dead at 1:43 a.m. Friday at Stroger Hospital. His death was ruled a homicide due to complications from a gunshot wound to his back, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Freeman was with six other people on a porch in the 8600 block of South Maryland Avenue about 9:40 p.m. on Christmas when someone came out of an alley and began shooting. Two brothers, James and Roy Gill, were pronounced dead shortly after the attack. Four other people were shot.

Freeman, of the 7600 block of South Normal Avenue, was taken that night to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

Another dead in East Chatham mass shooting on Christmas – Chicago Sun

A 33-year-old man has died nearly two weeks after he was shot in a mass shooting on Christmas night in the East Chatham neighborhood, authorities said.

Three men were killed and four other people were wounded in the shooting, which happened about 9:20 p.m. on Dec. 25, Chicago Police said. A group of people were gathered on the porch of a home in the 8600 block of South Maryland for a party when someone wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt walked out from an adjacent alley and opened fire before running away.

Steven Freeman, of the 7600 block of South Normal, was shot in the body and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 1:53 a.m. Friday, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Also killed were James Gill, 18, who was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene; and Roy Gill III, 21, who was shot multiple times and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak

Read more at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/another-dead-in-east-chatham-mass-shooting-on-christmas/

Mass shooting on Christmas Day leaves brothers James and Roy Gill dead, 5 others wounded in Chatham

By MICK DUMKE, MITCH DUDEK and JORDAN OWEN
Chicago SUn-Times Wire

Two brothers were killed and five other people were wounded in a Christmas night shooting in Chatham. / Mitch Dudek for the Sun Times

Two brothers were killed and five other people were wounded in a Christmas night shooting in Chatham. / Mitch Dudek for the Sun Times

During her decade in office, Ald. Michelle Harris has talked many times with her City Council colleagues about the gun violence that has battered parts of the South and West sides.

But she says the middle-class neighborhoods in the heart of her ward have largely been spared.

That changed on Christmas night, when 18-year-old James Gill and his brother, 21-year-old Roy Gill III, were killed and five other people were wounded when a

Read more at: http://homicides.suntimes.com/2016/12/27/mass-shooting-on-christmas-day-leaves-brothers-james-and-roy-gill-dead-5-others-wounded-in-chatham/

60 Shot, 11 Fatally, in Christmas Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

A violent year in Chicago appears poised to grind to the end of the calendar, as 11 men were killed and at least 49 more people were wounded in shootings across the city over Christmas weekend.

The 60 gunshot victims tallied between Friday evening and Tuesday morning doubled the toll from the same four-day holiday weekend last year, when 30 people were shot across the city, leaving six dead.

The weekend’s most recent homicide happened about 9:20 p.m. Sunday in an East Chatham neighborhood mass shooting that left two men dead and five others wounded, two critically, on the South Side, according to Chicago Police. People were gathered for a party on the porch of a home in the 8600 block of South Maryland when someone wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt walked out from an alley and opened fire. The shooter then ran away.

James Gill, 18, was shot in

Read more at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-christmas-weekend-shootings-408236145.html