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Documentary highlights victims of Genesee Street mass shooting

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The tragic events of August 19, 2015 in Rochester won’t soon be forgotten. A new telling of the mass shooting will now serve to keep memories and lessons learned alive.

Writer Tam Little has a personal connection to urban gun violence, and as a result, decided to produce “Move,” a locally-made documentary that shows the lives of those affected by the drive-by shooting on Genesee Street that killed three and injured four.

She says her purpose is to inform viewers on what happened, providing background on the tragedy and documenting how the guns involved were obtained. She also wants to show how something like this can be avoided in the future.

“It really ignited my passion to do something about it, because of my two cousins who were brothers. Of those three, two were killed by gun violence, and shot. It really made me think what I could do as

Read more at: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2017/12/02/local-documentary-highlights-victims-of-genesee-street-mass-shooting

Victims of Bartow mass murderer still in mourning – The Ledger

BARTOW – Two decades have passed since gunshots shattered the night at Bartow’s Erie Manufacturing plant, robbing George and Mary Ann Patisso of their only son and leaving Phil and Nicoletta Dosso inconsolable.

It was three days shy of George Patisso Jr.’s 28th birthday.

His brother-in-law, Frank Dosso, 35, had planned to celebrate his twin daughters’ 10th birthday that evening – Dec. 3, 1997 – and was bringing home Chinese carryout for dinner.

Diane Dosso Patisso, 28, had stopped by Erie to pick up her brother and husband, who worked together in the family business, before meeting with her parents for the birthday party.

Erie partner George Gonsalves, 69, anticipated locking up after everyone had left.

Then, the gunshots.

Two hours later, the Dossos would discover the bloodied bodies of their son, daughter, son-in-law and business partner in the company’s offices. The 911 call that

Read more at: http://www.theledger.com/news/20171202/victims-of-bartow-mass-murderer-still-in-mourning

Victims of Bartow mass murderer still in mourning

BARTOW – Two decades have passed since gunshots shattered the night at Bartow’s Erie Manufacturing plant, robbing George and Mary Ann Patisso of their only son and leaving Phil and Nicoletta Dosso inconsolable.

It was three days shy of George Patisso Jr.’s 28th birthday.

His brother-in-law, Frank Dosso, 35, had planned to celebrate his twin daughters’ 10th birthday that evening — Dec. 3, 1997 — and was bringing home Chinese carryout for dinner.

Diane Dosso Patisso, 28, had stopped by Erie to pick up her brother and husband, who worked together in the family business, before meeting with her parents for the birthday party.

Erie partner George Gonsalves, 69, anticipated locking up after everyone had left.

Then, the gunshots.

Two hours later, the Dossos would discover the bloodied bodies of their son, daughter, son-in-law and business partner in the company’s offices. The 911 call that followed

Read more at: http://www.theledger.com/news/20171202/victims-of-bartow-mass-murderer-still-in-mourning

Victims of Bartow mass murderer still in mourning – News – The …

BARTOW – Two decades have passed since gunshots shattered the night at Bartow’s Erie Manufacturing plant, robbing George and Mary Ann Patisso of their only son and leaving Phil and Nicoletta Dosso inconsolable.

It was three days shy of George Patisso Jr.’s 28th birthday.

His brother-in-law, Frank Dosso, 35, had planned to celebrate his twin daughters’ 10th birthday that evening — Dec. 3, 1997 — and was bringing home Chinese carryout for dinner.

Diane Dosso Patisso, 28, had stopped by Erie to pick up her brother and husband, who worked together in the family business, before meeting with her parents for the birthday party.

Erie partner George Gonsalves, 69, anticipated locking up after everyone had left.

Then, the gunshots.

Two hours later, the Dossos would discover the bloodied bodies of their son, daughter, son-in-law and business partner in the company’s offices. The 911 call that followed

Read more at: http://www.theledger.com/news/20171202/victims-of-bartow-mass-murderer-still-in-mourning

Some Vegas shooting victims want donation plan revised

Some victims injured in the mass shooting at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas on Tuesday asked a committee in charge of distributing millions of dollars in donations to rework a plan to divide the money.

The request came during an emotional meeting in which some victims cried as they described their injuries and recounted how they escaped the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.

The 16-member committee is gathering public input on the plan through town halls, mail and email before it is finalized.

The current proposal calls for the roughly $16 million donated to be distributed to relatives

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/28/some-vegas-shooting-victims-want-donation-plan-revised.html

Q&A: Donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting

Millions of dollars in donations have poured in for the victims of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, leaving local officials and national experts to sort how to fairly and quickly distribute the money.

An online fundraiser launched hours after the Oct. 1 shooting has topped $10 million, and millions more have been collected by nonprofits, businesses and others.

Donation amounts have ranged from $5 and $10 anonymous contributions to a $3 million gift from the MGM Resorts International, the owner of the concert venue and the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino, where the gunman perched from a 32nd floor

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/21/q-donations-for-victims-las-vegas-mass-shooting.html

Q&A: Donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting

Millions of dollars in donations have poured in for the victims of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, leaving local officials and national experts to sort how to fairly and quickly distribute the money.

An online fundraiser launched hours after the Oct. 1 shooting has topped $10 million, and millions more has been collected by nonprofits, businesses and others. Donations have ranged from $5 and $10 anonymous contributions to a $3 million gift from MGM Resorts International, the owner of the concert venue and Mandalay Bay hotel and casino, where the gunman set up a sniper’s perch.

A new nonprofit working with local officials and experts who’ve helped dole out funds after other large-scale tragedies is finalizing a plan laying out who will get money for the Las Vegas victims fund and how.

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/qa-donations-for-victims-of-the-las-vegas-mass-shooting/

5 lawsuits representing at least 450 victims in Las Vegas mass shooting filed in LA – KABC

Five lawsuits, with one representing up to 450 victims in the Las Vegas mass shooting, were filed in Los Angeles Monday.

The lawyers said the five lawsuits consist of at least two death cases, one catastrophic injury case and one mass tort lawsuit that involves 450 victims who were shot, trampled or suffer from PTSD. The suits were filed against MGM Grand Resorts, which owns the Mandalay Bay hotel, Live Nation and CSC security.

On Oct. 1, a gunman named Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel on thousands of people attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. He killed 58 people, many of whom were from Southern California, and injured nearly 500 before turning the gun on himself.

The lawsuits claim that MGM and Live Nation ignored safety protocols, which put thousands of concertgoers at risk.

“What we’re going to show in this case is

Read more at: http://abc7.com/5-lawsuits-representing-450-victims-in-vegas-shooting-filed-in-la/2676355/

Gun-maker was ‘courting’ Newtown mass killer Adam Lanza, victims’ lawyer argues

HARTFORD, Conn. — Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza heard the message loud and clear when gun-maker Remington Arms marketed an AR-15-style rifle as an overpowering weapon favoured by elite military forces, a lawyer for relatives of some victims of the massacre told the Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Lanza, who killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster XM15-E2S on Dec. 14, 2012, was obsessed with violent video games and idolized the Army Rangers, attorney Joshua Koskoff said.

Koskoff asked the high court to reinstate a wrongful death lawsuit against Madison, North Carolina-based Remington. He said the Bushmaster rifle and other AR-15-style firearms were designed as military killing machines and are too dangerous for the public, but Remington glorified them and marketed them to a younger demographic that included the 20-year-old Lanza.

“Adam Lanza heard the message,” Koskoff told the justices, whose decision isn’t expected for several months. “They marketed the weapon

Read more at: http://torontosun.com/news/world/gun-maker-was-courting-newtown-mass-killer-adam-lanza-victims-lawyer-argues