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A family barbecue, kids with hot dogs and hamburgers, then ‘bullets came our way’

Alfred Mitchell Jr. brought most of the meat to a barbecue with extended family and neighbors outside a Bronzeville housing complex late Tuesday.

The 28-year-old was facing off in a friendly grilling competition with his cousins. When they finished, kids ran off to play with hot dogs and hamburgers in their hands.

Mitchell, known as AJ, was sitting on a brick fence with a younger cousin just before 10:40 p.m. when several gunmen opened fire from the corner of South Michigan Avenue and East 37th Place, according to police and family.

Mitchell was hit in the back and died.  Six other people, 21 to 46, were wounded but are expected to survive.  Five of them are women.

Family, friends mark 1 year Club Blu mass shooting anniversary

FORT MYERS, Fla. Family and friends will gather at the former Club Blu on Monday to mark the one year anniversary of a shooting outside the facility that killed two teens and injured 18 others.

Stef’an Strawder, 18, and Sean Archilles, 14, were killed outside the Evens Avenue building following a teen party.

Dozens are expected to gather outside the building at 6 p.m.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

Read more at: http://www.winknews.com/2017/07/24/family-friends-mark-1-year-club-blu-mass-shooting-anniversary/

Family, friends mark 1 year Club Blu mass shooting anniversary …

FORT MYERS, Fla. Dozens circled around the former Club Blu on Monday to mark the one year anniversary of a shooting outside the facility that killed two teens and injured 18 others.

Stef’an Strawder, 18, and Sean Archilles, 14, were gunned down outside the Evans Avenue building following a teen party.

“We’re keeping the legacy going,” said Keith White, Strawder’s uncle. “This is another step, another way for my sister to have a little closure, keeping him in heart and mind, so this is important. The grieving process is forever.”

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

“We will not rest until we find individuals that are responsible for this,” said Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs.

Among those who were there Monday was Angela McClary, whose son was killed in 2014. She seeks to raise awareness for victims’ families through a local chapter of the nonprofit National Organization for the Parents of Murdered Children

Read more at: http://www.winknews.com/2017/07/24/family-friends-mark-1-year-club-blu-mass-shooting-anniversary/

Accused family killer calls for his own execution

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. –

Collier County’s most gruesome murder case soon come to a close.

Accused mass murderer, Mesac Damas, told a judge last month he wants to plead guilty and be executed.

“I would like to represent myself. I would like these two gentlemen to be removed from the case, and I would like to plead guilty now,” Damas said in the court hearing.

Damas is accused of slitting the throats of his wife, Guerline Damas, and the five children they shared.

On Friday, a judge has to decide if Damas is competent to represent himself and if he’ll accept his guilty plea. 

If the judge accepts Damas guilty plea, Damas still has the opportunity to have a jury decide his sentence or he can have the judge sentence him.

“If the judge finds he is competent to make those

Read more at: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/35934611/accused-family-killer-calls-for-his-own-execution

A family gathered for a gender reveal party. Then men burst in and began shooting.

Just outside of Cincinnati, in a long flat house, a family gathered Saturday to learn the sex of their newest member.

They learned it, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported; the baby was a boy. The family celebrated and stayed up late into the night in that home in Colerain Township — until someone came in from outside.

There were two gunmen dressed in black, the Associated Press reported. Or maybe colored hoodies, a woman would scream to a 911 dispatcher in the chaos afterward.

“They were acting sneaky,” said the woman, who was outside the house and audibly distressed, in the 911 call posted by WCPO. “Then they ran in the house and started shooting.”

“They shot all of us,” a man told a dispatcher from inside the house, just before midnight, as children screamed in the background.

The gunmen were gone and a woman was dead when help arrived, police told reporters.

Three children and five adults

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/07/09/a-family-gathered-for-a-gender-reveal-party-then-men-burst-in-and-began-shooting/

Darren McFadden’s family members injured in Little Rock mass shooting

Three of Darren McFadden’s family members were among 25 people shot inside a nightclub in Little Rock, Ark., early Saturday morning.  

The Cowboys running back and Arkansas product rushed to the scene at Power Ultra Lounge, but was seen being told to retreat by police.

McFadden released the following statement Monday night:

“The other night, while at home, I received a call from my nephew that there was a shooting at the club where he and some of my relatives were. He told me that he got shot, many other people were shot and that some of my relatives were among those shot. Out of concern for all of the people affected by this horrible tragedy, I went down to the scene to check on my relatives and to offer any help I could.

“I appreciate all of the people who have reached out to check in on my family. We all appreciate your kind words and

Read more at: http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/little-rock-mass-shooting-power-ultra-lounge-video-darren-mcfaddens-family-cowboys-injured/8zouezwtd0fb13py2n8gaonzx

Darren McFadden’s family members injured in Little Rock mass …

Three of Darren McFadden’s family members were among 25 people shot inside a nightclub in Little Rock, Ark., early Saturday morning.  

The Cowboys running back and Arkansas product rushed to the scene at Power Ultra Lounge, but was seen being told to retreat by police.

McFadden released the following statement Monday night:

“The other night, while at home, I received a call from my nephew that there was a shooting at the club where he and some of my relatives were. He told me that he got shot, many other people were shot and that some of my relatives were among those shot. Out of concern for all of the people affected by this horrible tragedy, I went down to the scene to check on my relatives and to offer any help I could.

“I appreciate all of the people who have reached out to check in on my family. We all appreciate your kind words and

Read more at: http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/little-rock-mass-shooting-power-ultra-lounge-video-darren-mcfaddens-family-cowboys-injured/8zouezwtd0fb13py2n8gaonzx

Myrtle Beach advertises itself as a family-friendly beach town. But is it?

More than 4 million people saw a dark side to Myrtle Beach after a mass shooting that injured seven on Ocean Boulevard was caught in a viral Facebook Live video on Father’s Day. But that wasn’t the only shooting that weekend. There were five others within a three-day span.

In this year alone, there have been at least 20 shootings throughout the city, with guns being fired near a school, in neighborhoods, in a car a mile away from the police department, at oceanfront resorts, outside a crowded mall and in the heart of the city’s tourism district.

More than half of the calls ended without injury, but the one that ended with the most injuries seemed to catch the world’s attention, catapulting the tourism-dependent city of Myrtle Beach into crisis mode.

“It’s such

Read more at: http://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article159291854.html

Who Is Patricia Krenwinkel? Manson Family Mass Murderer Refused Parole, Remains Behind Bars

Patricia Krenwinkel was a member of the Manson Family, the perpetrators of one of the most notorious crimes in modern U.S. history. Manson was a petty criminal, a white supremacist, who believed that America was headed towards a “post-apocalyptic race war.” Patricia Krenwinkel was a Manson Family member who, with other members of Manson’s cult, went on a killing spree during the summer of 1969. Krenwinkel was convicted of seven murders, including that of Sharon Tate, an actress who was married to Roman Polanski. Tate was pregnant at the time of her murder.

Krenwinkel and other members of the Manson Family were sentenced to death in 1971, but before the sentence could be carried out, the State of California decreed that the death penalty was unconstitutional. Krenwinkel’s sentence was commuted to life imprisonment, and according to Time, she is now California’s longest-serving female inmate.

Krenwinkel was just 21-years-old at the time

Read more at: http://www.inquisitr.com/4316801/who-is-patricia-krenwinkel-manson-family-mass-murderer-refused-parole/

Family shaken after becoming the latest mass-shooting victims in NO

NEW ORLEANS — Robert Johnson and his sister Racquel lost their Dad to cancer about two months ago. Thursday night, they almost lost the rest of their family.

Their mother, stepfather, brother, cousin, and a family friend and her 4-year-old son were shot in Gentilly.

“We really didn’t get over that all the way,” Robert Johnson said. “It just started easing and then something like this happened. I just buried my daddy and it’s kind of tough.”

“I don’t really have that stuff going on in my family, so it was kind of shocking, but we’re still living,” Racquel Johnson added.

The shooting happened at Racquel’s home in the 3600 block of Franklin Avenue. The next day, bullet holes were visible on the house, and blood was

Read more at: http://www.wwltv.com/news/crime/family-shaken-after-becoming-the-latest-mass-shooting-victims-in-no/447505801