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Melcroft gunman had altercation with victim at bar before mass shooting

Surveillance video from the Tall Cedars bar shows the gunman in Sunday’s mass shooting in a physical altercation with one of the victims the night before, according to the victim’s father, Scott Porterfield.


Officials confirm suspect in Fayette County shooting that killed 4 was pronounced dead Sunday evening

Porterfield, the father of William Porterfield, said he viewed surveillance from the bar before state police saw the video.

He said the video showed Tim Smith approach William Porterfield from behind and grab his shoulder. He said the video showed Porterfield turning around and facing Smith, before a female bar owner split the men up and escorted Smith out

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Resisting the Label of Victim, but Forever Scarred by a Mass Shooting

Interviews over months with Mr. Mika, his teammates, paramedics, surgeons and loved ones paint a portrait of an unexpected survival and recovery that defied the expectations of every medical expert he encountered on the day of the attack.

He has since sought to escape the attention showered on the victims of high-profile shootings in the United States, trying to resist the feeling that his identity is solely that of a survivor.

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Shrapnel from the bullet that hit Mr. Mika’s chest remains trapped in his body.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/us/congressional-baseball-shooting-matt-mika.html

PERRY: Afraid of becoming the next mass-shooting victim? NRA, gun activists only wish you luck

Well, I’ve heard enough.

The NRA-trolls and gun-nuts took their speedy and usual stance during the most recent Colorado shooting, saying it’s “too soon” to rush to judgment about this deadly massacre.

It took only hours to reveal that this week’s murderous shooter, Matthew Riehl, was armed with mental illness and a rifle. That’s about all it takes to make shootings like the most recent one in Highlands Ranch as unnerving and noteworthy as a multi-car pileup these days.

Of course the horrifying massacre was acutely shocking to family and friends of Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish, who was shot to death during the melee. Scarred for life are his widow and orphaned children, the other four officers who were shot and injured but were unbelievably lucky to be able to escape with their lives. And then here are the hundreds of people who

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In a year of mass shootings, an ambush on police adds one more victim to the toll

In a year racked by mass shootings, including the deadliest in U.S. history, a spasm of violence here on the last day of 2017 added one more to the grim tally.

Four Douglas Country sheriff’s deputies responding to a noise complaint were ambushed by a gunman who sprayed them with more than 100 bullets.

All four were hit. Those who could crawled away. But Deputy Zackari Parrish, 29, was shot repeatedly and killed.

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said at a news conference that the officers were responding to a complaint about raised voices at the Copper Canyon Apartments in Highlands Ranch, about 12 miles south of Denver, at about 5:15 a.m.

Father of Las Vegas shooting victim searches for meaning as he remembers his son

James Melton’s 29-year-old son, Sonny Melton was attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival with his wife, Heather, on Oct. 1, when a gunman opened fire on the crowd.

While running from flying bullets, Sonny shielded his wife as the two of them tried to escape. In a statement a day after the tragedy, Heather Melton recalled feeling the impact of a bullet hitting her husband in the back as they ran. Sonny collapsed and died a short time later. “He saved my life and lost his,” Heather said.

Below, Sonny’s father, James Melton, reflects on the months since his son’s death, sharing how he has

Read more at: https://www.today.com/parents/james-melton-son-sonny-melton-s-las-vegas-shooting-death-t120282

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victim Tina Frost Home for the Holidays …

The Maryland native who was shot in the head during the Las Vegas massacre walked out of a rehabilitation hospital Friday, according to her family. 

Tina Frost will continue outpatient basis. She “will have several days off from all of the doctors, nurses, therapists, dieticians, technicians and everyone else who knocks on her door ‘every five minutes,’” said a post from her family on a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $600,000 for Frost.

Frost was among the hundreds of people shot at a concert in Las Vegas Oct. 1. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500.

Frost’s boyfriend carried her from the scene of the shooting to a truck. The truck’s driver rushed Frost to a hospital, where doctors had to remove a bullet, which was lodged into her right eye, to save

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Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victim Tina Frost Home for the Holidays

The Maryland native who was shot in the head during the Las Vegas massacre walked out of a rehabilitation hospital Friday, according to her family. 

Tina Frost will continue outpatient basis. She “will have several days off from all of the doctors, nurses, therapists, dieticians, technicians and everyone else who knocks on her door ‘every five minutes,’” said a post from her family on a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $600,000 for Frost.

Frost was among the hundreds of people shot at a concert in Las Vegas Oct. 1. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500.

Frost’s boyfriend carried her from the scene of the shooting to a truck. The truck’s driver rushed Frost to a hospital, where doctors had to remove a bullet, which was lodged into her right eye, to save

Read more at: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Las-Vegas-Shooting-Victim-Tina-Frost-Home-for-the-Holidays-463462013.html

As mass shooting unfolded, Las Vegas trauma-response plan fell victim to confusion

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Medical staff at the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas talk about treating the hundreds of patients injured in the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com

LAS VEGAS — They found the couple sprawled across the warm asphalt outside the Route 91 Harvest festival. Blood seeped from bullet wounds, his near an elbow, hers on the head. Panicked concertgoers streamed past them. 

David Hendrickson, an EMT who attended the Oct. 1 concert, stopped and knelt beside the couple. The woman was growing woozy. Blood soaked

Read more at: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/nation/2017/12/04/mass-shooting-unfolded-las-vegas-trauma-hospital-response-plan-fell-victim-confusion/876483001/