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Coroner: 58 deaths during Vegas mass shooting due to gunfire

Hilary Swift / The New York Times

Pedestrians take photos of the broken windows on the 32nd floor where a gunman fired on an outdoor concert festival Sunday at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Oct. 2, 2017. The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, killed at least 58 people and injured hundreds of others attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival at an outdoor venue near the hotel.

Each of the 58 fatal victims of the Oct. 1 mass killing during the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas Strip died from gunfire, Clark County officials announced today.

Eighteen of the victims were shot in the head, according to a list provided by the Clark County Coroner’s office almost three months after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, causing the worst mass shooting in

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After a Mass Shooting, a Surge in Accidental Deaths

In the months following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, where 20 small children were killed along with six adults, gun purchases rose—a common pattern as firearms enthusiasts afraid of new laws or interested in self-defense rush to stores. Gun manufacturer stock prices tend to rise, too.

But a new study has found another potential knock-on effect from such tragedies: an increase in accidental deaths resulting from the attention paid to guns in their aftermath. Media reports and public debate over the role of guns in America seems to cause more people to handle, and discharge, firearms, according to “Firearms and Accidental Deaths: Evidence From the Aftermath of the Sandy Hook School Shooting” published Thursday in Science.

“The spike in gun exposure that followed the Sandy Hook school shooting increased the incidence of accidental firearm deaths, particularly among children,” according to the study.

The research

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/america-s-shooting-sprees-claim-more-victims-in-their-aftermath

Add at least 57 to the number of gun-related deaths tied to the Sandy Hook mass shooting

One little-known fact about mass shootings is that they have been very good for the gun business. Americans’ anxieties are stoked both by the random violence itself and the ensuing debates over gun control. Customers, including some who’ve never owned a gun, race to buy weapons they fear may be denied them down the road. And gun sales soar.

But the aftermath of a mass shooting does not appear to be very good for Americans’ safety. New research suggests that the increased availability of firearms after a mass shooting exacts a deadly toll of its own.

That toll falls heavily on children, according to the study, which links the spike in gun sales following a mass shooting with an increase in fatal accidents involving firearms.

To reach that conclusion, researchers zeroed in on the five-month period following the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings in Newtown, Conn., that claimed the lives of 20 schoolchildren and

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-sandy-hook-guns-20171207-story.html

Body found in Tampa neighborhood near recent string of shooting deaths, police say

A man’s body was found early Tuesday in the historic Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida, blocks away from where three people were recently slain, the Tampa Police Department said.

Police said the body was found shortly before 5 a.m. near North Nebraska Avenue and East McBerry Street.

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Investigators said the victim, who hasn’t been identified, appears to have died from a gunshot wound.

The shooting death comes weeks after three people were fatally shot in 10 days within a 1-mile radius.

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Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was killed Oct. 9; Monica Hoffa, 32, was

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No Matter How You Measure Them, Mass Shooting Deaths Are Up

The mass shooting in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday added 26 deaths to a year of violence across the country, from a Las Vegas concert to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, airport. According to data from multiple sources, shootings like these are claiming more lives than they have at any point in the last 35 years.

Information on mass shootings is notoriously hard to acquire, in part because the federal government does not provide funding for gun violence research. But in the absence of good, up-to-date official government data, other entities have stepped in. The magazine Mother Jones, for example, keeps a database of all incidents where four or more victims are killed in a public space, excluding deaths that came as part of crimes like a robbery or gang violence.1 The Mother Jones database goes back to 1982, and

Read more at: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/no-matter-how-you-measure-them-mass-shooting-deaths-are-up/

No Matter How You Measure Them, Mass Shooting Deaths Are Up …

The mass shooting in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday added 26 deaths to a year of violence across the country, from a Las Vegas concert to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, airport. According to data from multiple sources, shootings like these are claiming more lives than they have at any point in the last 35 years.

Information on mass shootings is notoriously hard to acquire, in part because the federal government does not provide funding for gun violence research. But in the absence of good, up-to-date official government data, other entities have stepped in. The magazine Mother Jones, for example, keeps a database of all incidents where four or more victims are killed in a public space, excluding deaths that came as part of crimes like a robbery or gang violence.1 The Mother Jones database goes back to 1982, and

Read more at: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/no-matter-how-you-measure-them-mass-shooting-deaths-are-up/

‘Multiple deaths’ after mass shooting at public library in New Mexico

Multiple people have died after a mass shooting at a public library in the US, according to reports.

The incident happened in Clovis, New Mexico, at around 4pm on Monday afternoon.

Armed police surrounded the library while a large number of other emergency services are also on the scene.

Vanessa Aguirre told Eastern New Mexico News she was in the library with her son when a man came in and “started to shoot” into the air.

“It all happened so fast,” she said.

“We took off fast. My purse is still in there.”

Armed police surrounded the public library in Clovis on Monday afternoon
(Image: Facebook/Liza Southard)

At least six people have been shot, two of whom have died, according to reports.

Four others were taken to hospital.

There were reports of one person found injured in a closet.

A man was also pictured being led from the library in handcuffs.

It not

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/multiple-deaths-after-mass-shooting-11073443

A nurse in Germany is suspected in the deaths of at least 86 patients

A German nurse convicted in 2015 of killing two people with heart medication overdoses is now suspected in the deaths of dozens more during a grisly spree more than a decade ago, police said Monday.

Niels Hoegel, who is serving a life sentence, is now believed by police to have killed 84 patients and possibly many more who died under mysterious circumstances during his shifts at two hospitals in the northwestern towns of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst. He worked there between 1999 and 2005.

If convicted of the additional deaths, Hoegel, 40, would be Germany’s worst mass murderer in postwar history — a claim that he reportedly boasted about in prison.

“There’s no end in sight to the horror,” said Oldenburg police chief Johann Kuehme at a news conference, adding that the three-year investigation into additional suspicious deaths would continue. “The evidence that we’ve collected so far is shocking enough, indeed it is beyond

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-germany-killer-nurse-20170828-story.html

Russia responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths

The comments from Tillerson and Haley suggested that the airstrikes Trump ordered punishing Assad for using chemical weapons would not lead to any immediate change in US strategy toward Syria.

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Trump’s decision was a “reaction” to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. Sen.

Much of the global community rallied behind Trump’s decision to fire the cruise missiles in reaction to this week’s chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of men, women and children in Syria.

Meanwhile, White House national security adviser HR McMaster said Syria’s “sponsors”, Russian Federation and Iran, were enabling Syrian president Bashar Al Assad’s “campaign of mass murder against his own civilians”.

“The aggression against Syria oversteps all red lines”.

The comments represented a departure from what Haley had said before the United States hit a Syrian air base with 59 Tomahawk missiles on Thursday in retaliation for what it said

Read more at: http://normangeestar.net/2017/04/22/russia-responsible-by-proxy-for-syria-chemical-deaths/

Man held for knife rampage at care home sorry for mass deaths

SAGAMIHARA–A man accused of killing 19 people and injuring 26 at a facility for disabled people here has apologized for his actions during a rare interview with an Asahi Shimbun reporter.

“I sincerely apologize for what I did–killing and injuring disabled people due to my selfish, egotistical attitude and actions, and hurting many people by causing anger and sorrow,” Satoshi Uematsu told the reporter who visited him at Tsukui Police Station here on Feb. 28.

A police officer, who was present at the interview, had prohibited questions being asked about the case, but Uematsu ignored the attempts to stop him talking and kept apologizing during the approximately 10-minute meeting.

After his arrest last year, the 27-year-old reportedly made self-righteous remarks during questioning by the Kanagawa prefectural police.

“Disabled people make people around them unhappy,” he was quoted as having said. “It is better for them not to exist.”

Uematsu, a former employee of the Tsukui

Read more at: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201703010051.html