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Las Vegas mass shooting victim volunteering to help wildfire victims …

A Rohnert Park woman, after witnessing the wildfire fire danger close to home, has decided to help efforts even though she still has a bullet lodged in her back from the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Read more at: http://www.abc10.com/news/local/las-vegas-mass-shooting-victim-volunteering-to-help-wildfire-victims/482690437

Mom Of Mass Shooting Victim Describes Last Week Of Her Daughter’s Life

Meredith Hight, 27, was going through a divorce after six years of marriage, and her house needed a makeover. Lane, who lives in Georgia, was eager to help. So for a week, the mother-daughter duo worked side by side to transform the space. They split the cost of a new sofa. They painted the old plastic patio furniture a beige taupe so the Texas dirt wouldn’t show. They planted bright flowers in the garden. They picked out floral cushions and big green umbrellas, which gave the patio an outdoor cafe feel.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mom-of-mass-shooting-victim-describes-last-week-of-her-daughters-life_us_59ce8b05e4b05f005d342a09

Mother Of Plano Mass Shooting Victim: "It Was Her Reclaiming Her Life"

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She was reclaiming her life. That’s what the parents of Meredith Lane—one of eight people gunned down by Lane’s ex-husband at an NFL watch party she hosted last weekend—have told local reporters back in Texas in the days following the mass shooting. The gathering was to watch the Atlanta Falcons game, followed by the Dallas Cowboys. The gathering that day, including people who had been in her wedding party, was about celebrating a fresh start to Lane’s new life after filing for divorce from her estranged husband, Spencer Hight.

“It was officially ‘out with the old and in with the new,’” Debbie Lane told WFAA on Tuesday. “It was her reclaiming her life, and she was thrilled to be doing that. It was the happiest she’d been in

Read more at: http://deadspin.com/mother-of-plano-mass-shooting-victim-it-was-her-recla-1815147379

Mother of Plano Mass Shooting Victim: "It Was Her Reclaiming Her Life"

Screencap via NBC DFW

She was reclaiming her life. That’s what the parents of Meredith Lane—one of eight people gunned down by Lane’s ex-husband at an NFL watch party she hosted last weekend—have told local reporters back in Texas in the days following the mass shooting. The gathering was to watch the Atlanta Falcons game, followed by the Dallas Cowboys. The gathering that day, including people who had been in her wedding party, was about celebrating a fresh start to Lane’s new life after filing for divorce from her estranged husband, Spencer Hight.

“It was officially ‘out with the old and in with the new,’” Debbie Lane told WFAA on Tuesday. “It was her reclaiming her life, and she was thrilled to be doing that. It was the happiest she’d been in

Read more at: http://deadspin.com/mother-of-plano-mass-shooting-victim-it-was-her-recla-1815147379

8th victim dies after mass shooting at Texas football party

PLANO, Texas — Police say one of the people hospitalized after a 

Sunday night has died, bringing the total killed to nine, including the suspect, who was fatally shot by police.

Plano police Chief Gregory W. Rushin said Monday afternoon that one of the two people who initially survived the shooting had died. An officer responding to a report of shots fired at about 8 p.m. Sunday confronted the suspected shooter and opened fire, killing the suspect. Police then found the nine gunshot victims – seven were dead, some in the home and some in the backyard.

The victims had gathered at the home for a cookout and had planned to watch football, Rushin said.

Rushin said the officer who responded heard gunshots, saw victims down and “knew instantly what was going on.” Rushin said the officer showed bravery when he entered the home – without waiting for backup, as

Read more at: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/eighth-victim-dies-after-mass-shooting-at-texas-football-party/

Congressional Baseball Game Shooting Victim Speaks Out: ‘This Is Supposed to Be a Safe Haven’

Nearly three months after taking a bullet to the chest during a mass shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika is opening up about the attack that targeted Republican lawmakers and injured five people.

Speaking with Good Morning America, Mika said he recently returned to the field where gunfire rang out the morning of June 14. He recounted the moment he first saw the shooter, James Hodgkinson, 66, moments before the Illinois man began spraying the field with a semi-automatic rifle.

“We all yelled ‘Gun!,’” Mika remembered. “I don’t know who yelled it first and we started running.”

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, was critically injured during the shooting, and is now learning to walk again. The 51-year-old congressman had to undergo several surgeries and blood transfusions in the shooting’s immediate

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/congressional-baseball-shooting-victim-speaks-matt-mika/

Colerain Township mass shooting victim names released

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Nine people were shot, one of whom died, at a home on Capstan Drive in Colerain Township Saturday. Some profanity included.
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Members of at least three families were among those injured in the mass shooting after a gender reveal party in Colerain Township home last month, according to updated police reports released

Read more at: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/colerain/2017/08/11/colerain-township-mass-shooting-victim-names-released/559682001/

Authorities ID victim, officer in Mass. shooting

SPENCER, Massachusetts — The man who was shot to death by Spencer police on Sunday had a history of run-ins with law enforcement, including a 2014 standoff with police in South Carolina.

Walter Lynde, 49, of East Brookfield was shot to death by Officer Brandon Fullam after a woman on Northwest Road reported domestic violence, according to the office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

In 2014, Mr. Lynde was involved in a 16-hour standoff with police Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The confrontation evolved from an argument Mr. Lynde and his girlfriend had when he showed up at her place of work, according to news accounts in Myrtle Beach.

In 2001, Mr. Lynde, then 33, was involved in a police chase from Sturbridge to North Brookfield. Police sought Mr. Lynde after a report of an intoxicated man at a liquor store

Read more at: http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20170724/authorities-id-victim-officer-in-mass-shooting

John Wayne Gacy Victim Identified Four Decades Later

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW) — DNA analysts at the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification in Fort Worth made a second positive ID of eight previously unidentified bodies believed to have been victims of mass murderer John Gacy’s killing spree from the mid to late 1970s.

The Cook County Sheriff’s office in Illinois announced on Wednesday the DNA match is that of 16-year old James “Jimmie” Haakenson.

Eight unidentified bodies were discovered inside the crawl space of Gacy’s home in 1978. In 2011 UNT began assisting the Cook County Sheriff’s office in attempting to identify those bodies by use of DNA.

Haakenson’s match is the second of the eight.

A statement from UNT read as follows:

“The UNT Center for Human Identification has been assisting with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office’s Gacy investigation since 2011. Back then, our lab developed DNA profiles from eight unidentified Gacy victims.

These DNA profiles have been continuously compared to family references

Read more at: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/07/19/john-wayne-gacy-victim-identified-four-decades-later/