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7 dead, 42 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago – WLS

Eight people were killed and at least 50 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

Seven people were shot, one fatally, during a single mass shooting incident about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The group was in the parking lot of a banquet hall in the 11900 block of South Loomis when a male in a black SUV opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The SUV then sped away.

A male, whose age was not known, was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 30-year-old man was shot in the left leg; a 31-year-old woman was shot in the left leg; a 32-year-old woman was shot in the right leg; a 32-year-old man was shot in the abdomen; a 33-year-old woman was shot in the left leg; and a 36-year-old man was shot in the buttocks.

Three people were

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Many guns in mass shootings obtained legally, including in congressional baseball shooting

The firearms used in last week’s shooting at a Virginia park where Republican congressmen were practicing baseball were purchased legally by the alleged gunman, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

That reportedly follows a pattern, as many of the guns used in recent mass shootings were also obtained lawfully.

According to a database maintained by Mother Jones, there have been at least 90 mass shootings in the United States since 1982, and most of the shooters got their guns legally. The database focuses on what the publication calls “indiscriminate rampages in public places resulting in four or more victims killed by the attacker,” and excludes shootings stemming from more conventional crimes such as armed robbery or gang violence.

Of the 143 guns wielded by killers in mass shootings, more than three quarters were obtained legally, including dozens of assault weapons and semi-automatic handguns with high-capacity magazines, according

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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

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US mass shootings lag slightly behind 2016

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/

Want to stop mass shootings? Let’s get more guns in the right hands

The recent mass murders on London Bridge ended eight minutes after they began, when armed English police officers arrived and shot the killers. Other police officers, who had batons but not firearms, happened to be near the scene when the attack began. Some of them fled, according to an eyewitness account published in The Guardian. Another officer bravely used his baton against the multiple men with knives, incurring severe injury. Some people threw chairs at the assailants. One man heroically fought the terrorists with his bare hands, despite being stabbed repeatedly.

For defense against a murderous attack, batons and chairs are better than nothing, but not nearly as effective as a firearm. The fact of the matter is that more firearms in the right hands mean fewer deaths from mass attacks.

In the United States as in the United Kingdom, the casualty count often depends on the

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Three shootings in 8 hours. Eight wounded. Some tourists say they won’t be back.

“Multiple people down!” Bubba Hinson exclaimed as he live-streamed a video of what started as a mob stalling traffic, but turned into a mass shooting on Ocean Boulevard early Sunday morning.

Eight people were injured in three shootings that erupted this weekend around heavily trafficked tourist areas in Myrtle Beach. At least one of the shootings was caught on the camera of a visitor, who streamed it live on Facebook. The video went viral with over 1 million views by Sunday afternoon.

Some tourists say they won’t return to Myrtle Beach anytime soon.

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Nine mass shootings happened in the US this week. You probably heard about just one of them.

On Wednesday (June 14), James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republican members of Congress and their staff, injuring five people including House majority whip Steve Scalise. That shooting, which occurred on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, was widely covered by the media and sparked conversations about gun control and political violence. But not counting the tragedy in Alexandria, the US actually experienced eight mass shootings just this week, leading to 12 deaths and 27 injuries. These tragedies received much less media attention.

Indeed mass shootings have become so commonplace in the US, it seems, that very few now attract national media coverage. (The number of mass shootings in the US varies depending on the definition.) And of course, for every mass casualty event, there are many more deaths and injuries caused by firearms that are not classified as mass shootings. According to the New York Times, if

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Media Continues to Push Activists’ Count of Mass Shootings

An Alexandria Sheriff vehicle is seen at an intersection near the the site where a gunman opened fire at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park June 15

An Alexandria Sheriff vehicle is seen at an intersection near the the site where a gunman opened fire at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park June 15 / Getty Images

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June 16, 2017 5:00 am

In the wake of Wednesday’s attack on Republican congressmen at a park in Alexandria, Virginia, a number of national media outlets have published activists’ claim that there have been more than 150 mass shootings in the United States so far this year.

The Washington Post, Fortune, the Huffington

Read more at: http://freebeacon.com/issues/media-continues-push-activists-count-mass-shootings/

Don’t miss the point on Alexandria and San Francisco: There is a solution for mass shootings

On Wednesday we had two mass shootings, one on each coast. A gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle on a group of Republican lawmakers who were practicing for a baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, injuring six people. The shooter was shot and killed by Capitol Police. Later the same day in San Francisco, an angry employee went into a UPS facility and opened fire, killing three co-workers and himself.

I had wondered about the lack of high-profile mass shooting events recently and had thought that maybe the recent spate of killing had peaked at this time last year with the horrifying Orlando terrorist attack and the targeting of police in Dallas. But the truth is that they have been happening all along. We just stopped paying attention.

Mother Jones gathers data on mass shootings and has pretty strict criteria for inclusion: The shooting must happen in a public place and

Read more at: http://www.salon.com/2017/06/15/dont-miss-the-point-on-alexandria-and-san-francisco-there-is-a-solution-for-mass-shootings/

UPS shooting: Previous Bay Area mass shootings

SAN FRANCISCO — A UPS employee shot and killed three other other workers and then himself Wednesday morning at a company facility in San Francisco. The tragic shooting, which also left two UPS employees injured, was the latest in a long line of Bay Area mass shootings.

Here are some of them:

March 21, 2012: Oikos University, Oakland

7 dead, 3 wounded

One L. Goh, of Alameda, killed seven people and wounded three others in a shooting rampage at Oikos University, a small Oakland nursing college. He will spend the rest of his life in prison under a plea deal reached earlier this year.

Goh is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic whose delusions led him to believe that the administration and staff at Oikos University were conspiring against him, alienating him from classmates, and covertly having him bugged and followed. Goh told police he went to the Oikos campus in East Oakland that day to confront a

Read more at: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/14/ups-shooting-previous-bay-area-mass-shootings/