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‘Only’ five people killed in a mass shooting? Hooray

To the editor: The headline for this article in your print editing read, “Rampage ‘could have been so much worse.’ ” (“Terror in Northern California town as gunman goes on rampage, kills 4,” Nov. 15)

The idea that we should be grateful that the gunman, after killing his wife and hiding her body, killed “only” four more innocents is so terribly sad and noteworthy. This new normal of regular violence does not scare us enough, so we just accept it as part of being an American.

We stand up for many things in this country with great passion, as we should. But as long as we allow the Republican Party to repeat its tired mantra of “this isn’t the time to talk about gun control,” nothing will change.

Our children deserve to live in a safe world. The headline should have said, “More innocent victims died” and noted that it happened

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-mass-shooting-four-people-killed-20171116-story.html

‘Mass Murder’: Four People Dead, Gunman Killed in Tehama County, Northern California

A gunman “randomly picking targets” killed four people and injured at least 10 others, including two children, in a shooting rampage Tuesday during which he fired into an elementary school in rural Northern California, sheriff’s officials said.

The alleged gunman was shot dead by Tehama County law enforcement officials. Officers recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns, which they believe were used by the shooter, according to Assistant Tehama County Sheriff Phil Johnston. 

“People died here today,” Johnston said. “This is a very tragic event for all of us. There are children involved. It’s an emotional thing.”

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Johnston said the gunman

Read more at: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fatal-Tehama-County-Shooting-457497863.html

Multiple People Killed in Northern California Mass Shooting

At least five people are dead, including the shooter, after a 14 November 2017 mass shooting attack in Rancho Tehama, California.

Authorities said that they were investigating multiple crime scenes, including the local elementary school. At least two children were reported among the 10 people who were injured and hospitalized.

Rancho Tehama is a small community about 120 miles northwest of Sacramento, the state capital.

Tahoma County Undersheriff Phil Johnston said that a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns were recovered from the scene. Both are thought to have been used by the suspected gunman. Authorities have not released the alleged gunman’s identity, but a local man, Brian Flint, identified himself as the man’s neighbor, saying:

The crazy thing is that the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines. We made it aware that this guy is crazy and he’s been threatening

Read more at: https://www.snopes.com/2017/11/14/multiple-killed-northern-california-shooting/

‘My father killed five people’: Woman, 34, whose ‘hero’ paramedic dad turned into a mass murderer reveals the moment …

The daughter of one of Australia’s most notorious mass murderers has revealed how she kept it secret for 20 years because of her ‘shame’ towards the man that raised her.

Lindsey Rose, a former ‘hero’ paramedic, brothel owner, drug dealer and private investigator, was responsible for the deaths of five people in Sydney between 1984 and 1994.

His only child, 34-year-old Elisha, says she hid the horrific truth and ‘created a layer of secrecy’ for decades because of the torment that followed its memories.

She learned of the unforgivable actions of her father while watching the evening news on the family’s television when she was just 12. 

‘I feel a duty to atone for his sins,’ she told Australian Story.

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$4M+ is estimated cost of response to Vegas mass shooting: “Still have people working overtime”

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 6: Antoinette Cannon, who worked as a trauma nurse and treated victims last Sunday night, leaves a rose at each of the 58 white crosses at a makeshift memorial on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, October 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On October 1, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, killing 58 people and injuring more than 450. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 6: Antoinette Cannon, who worked as a trauma nurse and treated victims last Sunday night, leaves a rose at each of the 58 white crosses at a makeshift memorial on the

Read more at: http://fox6now.com/2017/10/25/4m-is-estimated-cost-of-response-to-vegas-mass-shooting-still-have-people-working-overtime/

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Sue Hotel, Concert Organizer – People

At least two lawsuits have been filed by survivors of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music concert earlier this month — signaling the possible start of other legal claims against the event organizers, the weapons’ manufacturers and the hotel where the gunman stayed.

In a suit filed Wednesday, 10 of the deadly rampage’s victims allege battery, assault and negligence, PEOPLE confirms.

They named as defendants MGM Resorts International, which owns the venue where the Route 91 Harvest festival was held, and its subsidiary Mandalay Corp., which owns the Mandalay Bay hotel where Stephen Paddock was staying when he fired down onto the event the night of Oct. 1.

The proposed class-action suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, also named Live Nation Entertainment, which organized the festival, and the shooter’s estate.

In a separate claim, last

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/las-vegas-shooting-victims-sue-mgm-mandalay-bay-live-nation/

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.


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.

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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)