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Coroner Confirms the Names of All 58 People Murdered in the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

The Clark County Coroner’s office on Thursday released the official list of the 58 people who were killed in Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Two of the last people to be confirmed dead were Brett Schwanbeck, 61, and Austin Meyer, 24.

Schwanbeck was attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival with his fiancée Anna Orozco, according to a GoFundMe page set up by his family.

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According to his family, Schwanbeck was injured in the first round of gunfire. Several people helped Orozco carry him to an awaiting ambulance, and he was taken to Sunrise Medical Center where he “fought a great fight to recover from his injuries.”

Schwanbeck, who was from Arizona, succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.

“Brett was a great man that was funny, generous, kind, loving and so full of joy!” the GoFundMe page reads. “He

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/coroner-confirms-list-58-dead/

PEOPLE Explains: Estranged Husband Kills Wife and 7 of Her Friends in Texas Mass Shooting

Police say the estranged husband of a 27-year-old Plano, Texas, woman stormed the home they once shared and fatally shot her and seven of her friends on Sunday night at a Dallas Cowboys viewing party she hosted.

The gunman, identified as 32-year-old Spencer Hight, was having trouble moving on from the split, victim Meredith Hight’s mother has said.

Here are five things to know about the case, which is the worst mass shooting in Plano’s history.

Spencer Hight

1. A Friendly Gathering Turns Deadly

On Sunday night at about 8 p.m., a police officer responded to multiple reports of gunshots being fired at a home in a usually quiet neighborhood in Plano, authorities have said.

Meredith Hight, 27, who was hosting a cookout and football watching party, was shot and killed, along with seven of

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/plano-texas-mass-shooting-estranged-husband-football-party-explainer/

The shooting of 9 people in Texas fits into a disturbing pattern

Spencer Hight shot nine people and killed eight at a football watch party in Plano, Texas on Sunday. The story is a familiar one: A woman left her abusive partner and he responded by killing her.

Hight was killed by a responding officer. Hight’s wife, Meredith Hight, told her mother that he was violent with her twice, according to the Dallas Morning News. She filed for divorce. After she left him, and only a few days before he shot her, he asked a friend, “How can the one person you’re supposed to love more than life itself end up being the one person you hate more than life itself?”

Her mother, Debbie Lane, told a local news station, WFAA, “I think he saw our comfort, ease and happiness and her embracing new life and resented it to the maximum and responded the way he did.”

Hight’s actions are not rare. Everytown Gun

Read more at: https://thinkprogress.org/plano-texas-mass-shooting-d2a41888be36/

Russian mass murderer who killed nine people asks Vladimir Putin to bring back death penalty and execute him

A Russian mass murderer who gunned down nine people dramatically called for Vladimir Putin to bring back the death penalty and execute him.

Sergey Yegorov, 45, massacred five men and four women on June 4 after being taunted at a party and told he was not a “real man”.

The court heard that the father-of-one collected his Saiga semi-automatic shotgun, before boasting: “Now I’ll show you how I can shoot.”

A judge in Tver jailed him for life this week after he Yegorov admitted the mass shooting.

In court Yegorov urged relatives of his victims to forgive him, claiming he had initially intended to scare the weekend party-goers, not kill them.

Sergey Yegorov, 45, massacred five men and four women on June 4
(Image: Igor Dokuchaev KP / east2west ne)

Eight people shot to death in Texas home, police say

A gunman allegedly barged into his ex-wife’s home and slaughtered seven people at a Texas football watch party Sunday night – before police responded and killed the shooter.

Two other people were wounded when the unidentified gunman opened fire inside the party at a single-family home off Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, less than 20 minutes from Dallas, around 8 p.m., FOX4 reported. Witnesses said the group was watching the Dallas Cowboys season opener against the New York Giants.

“It sounded like an argument between a woman and a man and it got really loud…next thing you know all you heard was multiple rounds just going off,” Crystal Sugg, who works nearby, told FOX4.

Sugg said she heard a loud argument for about 20 minutes – and then gunshots.

“I heard guns and a lot of screaming,” she said. “All I heard was, ‘Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.’”

Police did not

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/10/eight-people-shot-to-death-in-texas-home-police-say.html

Sex-Reveal Party Mass Shooting Was Drug-Related: Report – People

Ohio authorities have released new insight into the possible motive behind a deadly mass shooting at a sex-reveal party last month that wounded eight attendees and killed one, multiple news outlets report.

According to Colerain Township, Ohio, police, investigators have uncovered multiple connections between those at the July 8 party and three different drug rings, the Associated Press and CBS News report.

The findings could lead to arrests in the future, not only related to the shooting but also other ongoing investigations, according to local TV station WXIX.

Police said July’s violence was “in no way” random, WXIX reports.

Police have not pressed charges or named any suspects in the shooting, and a spokesman could not be reached for comment. Their investigation is ongoing.

The new information comes three weeks after authorities announced they were having

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/mass-shooting-at-sex-reveal-party-in-ohio-was-tied-to-drug-rings-and-in-no-way-random-reports/

Man Captures Mass Shooting On Facebook Live: ‘There’s Multiple People Been Shot!’

A man inadvertently captured a mass shooting live on Facebook this week after a traffic jam turned deadly in South Carolina. The incident reportedly occurred in Myrtle Beach early Sunday after a fight broke out among several men, one of whom pulled a gun and opened fire. Seven people were reportedly hospitalized as a result of the event.

“If you’re watching this, stay away from Fourth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard,” Bubba Hinson, who captured the video, said during the Facebook Live stream. “There’s multiple people been shot!” The video, which has since gone viral and is still available on the site, had well over 4 million views on Facebook as of Tuesday evening.

Read: Man Dies After Setting Himself On Fire On Facebook Live In View Of Ex-Girlfriend

In response to the incident, a Facebook spokesperson told International Business Times in a statement that the company “has long been a place where

Read more at: http://www.ibtimes.com/man-captures-mass-shooting-facebook-live-theres-multiple-people-been-shot-2555119

Fewer people have died from mass shootings in 2017, but that’s only part of the story

Police investigate a shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington in Alexandria, Virginia,  June 14, 2017. Photo by Joshua Roberts/REUTERS

Police investigate a shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington in Alexandria, Virginia, June 14, 2017. Photo by Joshua Roberts/REUTERS

Mass shooting incidents in 2017 unfolded in places that were hauntingly benign — 10 teens wounded during a high school party in Brownsville, Tennessee, a murder-suicide in a family’s home in Preston, Idaho, and three employees shot to death at

Read more at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/u-s-mass-shootings-lag-slightly-behind-2016/

Multiple People Reportedly Injured in Shooting at UPS Building in San Francisco

A shooting was reported Wednesday morning at a UPS facility in San Francisco, authorities tell PEOPLE.

The number of casualties, if any, was not immediately confirmed — though local reports indicate there were several victims.

San Francisco police said on Twitter that they were responding to the scene of a shooting Wednesday near 17th and Vermont streets. In a follow-up message, police said they had “contained the incident building is secure.”

The status of the shooter was not immediately clear. A police spokeswoman declined to comment further to PEOPLE.

A UPS spokesman confirmed to PEOPLE that four employees were involved, but he declined to say more.

The company said in a statement that “there was an incident involving employees within the company’s facility in San Francisco earlier this morning. Local law enforcement have control of the facility and are conducting an investigation.”

“The company is cooperating with law enforcement,”

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/shooting-at-ups-in-san-francisco/

2 injured on Riverwalk and 9 in Lawndale among 32 people shot

Family members crowded into a small corridor under the “Emergency” sign at Mount Sinai hospital after a mass shooting injured nine people about a block away in Lawndale early Sunday.

Few details were available about the shooting in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard, where police canvassed a green space dividing the road. They laid down more than 30 evidence markers.

One man waiting outside the hospital said his 17-year-old son was shot in the leg. Another man said a 24-year-old relative was undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to the side.

Chicago police officers guarded three vehicles parked near the entrance, one with a bullet hole in the back window, apparently used by the victims to drive themselves to the hospital, according to preliminary information from a law enforcement source.