Tag Archives: members

Church members and leaders receive training on how to react during a mass shooting

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. – A church is supposed to be a safe place, but recent events have proved that violence can happen anywhere.

Thursday night the Camden County Sheriff Office in North Carolina held a training session for church members and church leaders.

It’s a stomach-turning scene witnessed time and time again in cities throughout the United States: Shots fired, mass chaos and law enforcement rushing the scene to eliminate the threat.

Mass shootings have been seen at concerts, clubs, schools and even churches.

Pastor Wayne Wood leads the Wesley United Methodist Church in Old Trap, North Carolina.

“Even though overall it’s very small, everybody in the community knows everybody, still it could happen,” said Wood.

Thursday Wood attended the training session hosted by Chief Deputy of Camden County Sheriff Office Rodney Meads.

“Fifteen years ago, who would have ever thought this would be a subject that we needed to cover,” said Meads.

He stressed to a handful

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2018/01/11/church-members-and-leaders-get-trained-on-how-to-react-during-a-mass-shooting/

Church members and leaders get trained on how to react during a mass shooting

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. – A church is supposed to be a safe place, but recent events have proved that violence can happen anywhere.

Thursday night the Camden County Sheriff Office in North Carolina held a training session for church members and church leaders.

It’s a stomach-turning scene witnessed time and time again in cities throughout the United States: Shots fired, mass chaos and law enforcement rushing the scene to eliminate the threat.

Mass shootings have been seen at concerts, clubs, schools and even churches.

Pastor Wayne Wood leads the Wesley United Methodist Church in Old Trap, North Carolina.

“Even though overall it’s very small, everybody in the community knows everybody, still it could happen,” said Wood.

Thursday Wood attended the training session hosted by Chief Deputy of Camden County Sheriff Office Rodney Meads.

“Fifteen years ago, who would have ever thought this would be a subject that we needed to cover,” said Meads.

He stressed to a handful

Read more at: http://wtkr.com/2018/01/11/church-members-and-leaders-get-trained-on-how-to-react-during-a-mass-shooting/

Six suspected members of banned neo-Nazi terrorist group National Action arrested

The five men from Cambridge, Banbury, Wolverhampton, Leicester and Stockport – and a woman from Banbury – were detained by police. All six are being held at a police station in the West Midlands.

Police said the suspects, aged between 21 and 37, were detained under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act. A number of properties are being searched in connection with the arrests.


Neo-Nazi arrests: British Army soldiers charged with terror offences

In a statement, West Midlands Police said the arrests were “pre-planned and intelligence led,” and insisted there is no threat to public safety.

National Action became the UK’s first-ever neo-Nazi terrorist group to be banned in the UK when the government outlawed it in December 2016.

Read more at: https://www.rt.com/uk/414882-nazi-national-action-arrest/

Members of support group for Las Vegas victims relive trauma with …

A hospital support group is working to ease the pain for victims of a mass shooting incident.

Palmdale (Calif.) Regional Medical Center has been hosting free meetings for victims of the October shooting in Las Vegas. It includes local residents who had traveled to the country music festival in Las Vegas and were wounded in the Oct. 1 shootings, as well as people who witnessed the shootings but were not physically wounded.

Azadeh Afsahi Parsa, a marriage and family therapist who practices in nearby Lancaster, Calif., contacted the hospital soon after the mass shooting incident, in which 58 died and more than 500 were wounded. Parsa said she felt she needed to do something to help the victims, a few of whom previously were clients of hers. She found out the closest support group was 40 miles away.

“The hospital was happy to help me, so I didn’t have to

Read more at: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20171228/NEWS/171229933

How a Texas Couple Who Lost Eight Family Members In Church Shooting Is Coping During Christmas

The Holcombe family planned to celebrate Christmas at Bryan and Karla Holcombe’s house, where they would exchange gag gifts with other members of this large Texas family.

Instead, Joe and Claryce Holcombe will host Christmas at their home after eight members of their extended family — including Bryan and Karla — were killed in the Nov. 5 mass shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church.

“It’ll be different of course,” Bryan’s 86-year-old father, Joe Holcombe, tells PEOPLE.

“There will be a big hole in our family,” he continues. “It will be like always except there will be a void where there used to be eight people.”

Along with Bryan, 60, and the Holcombe’s daughter-in-law Karla, 58, Holcombe’s grandson Marc, 36 — known as Danny — was killed, as was granddaughter-in-law Crystal, 36, and the child she was expecting next year, as well as four of Holcombe’s great-grandchildren: Noah Holcombe, 17 months, Greg Hill,

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/sutherland-springs-mass-shooting-holcombe-family-coping-christmas/

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

Congressman Shot in Mass Shooting at Baseball Practice for GOP House Members in Virginia

One Congressman has been wounded in a mass shooting at a baseball field as GOP House members practiced baseball in a field in Alexandria, Virginia, according to multiple reports.

Multiple news outlets are reporting that House Whip Steve Scalise was shot when the gunman opened fire with a rifle shortly after 7 a.m.

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks told CNN that up to 20 rounds were fired and that Scalise, from Louisiana, and two members of his protective detail were hit.

Brooks said up to five people were shot.

Alexandria police confirmed Wednesday morning that the suspect in a “multiple shooting” is believed to be in police custody.

“APD investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St,” officials wrote. “Suspect believed in custody. Stay from area, let emergency vehicles thru.”