Every time another mass shooting happens, the suspects’ photos take over TV screens and newspaper front pages. Their names are on radio shows, in college classrooms, and on people’s minds around the world. They seem to blend together to form a singular mask of evil, indistinguishable from one another.
Except when it’s a name you know.
Elise Bergsten faced that reality on Halloween night, 2015 when 33-year-old Noah Harpham, the son of a family friend, walked down a quiet downtown Colorado Springs sidewalk and went on a killing rampage. Caught in the deadly crosshairs were two mothers and a man riding his bicycle.
Elise struggled to find answers and found herself asking a familiar question: Why?
Instead of an answer, more questions came; just 13 days later, two more tragedies unfolded that stunned the world. In Paris, gunmen opened fire at the Bataclan Theater, killing
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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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BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Melinda Brockie, one of the local victims wounded in the Las Vegas concert shooting, returned home Tuesday to a warm welcome.
Brockie, of Bellingham, was attending the Jason Aldean concert with her husband and relatives when the shooting began on the night of Oct. 1.
Brockie’s cousin Sarah Gray says Brockie was shot in the jaw and underwent surgery in Las Vegas.
Gray says Brockie and her husband are big country music fans, especially of Jason Aldean. They went to Las Vegas for the concert and Brockie was about to Facetime her 9-year-old son, who is also a big Aldean fan, from the concert venue just minutes before the shooting happened.
“Once the gunfire started happening, they just ran. People were
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After attending the Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas and surviving the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a woman returned to California only to have her Santa Rosa home destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire one week later.
“Last Sunday, I was running from bullets,” 51-year-old Michella Flores told Bay Area television station KTVU. “This Sunday, I was running from fire.
Flores, a flight attendant who has also worked as a firefighter and a paramedic, said she was driving home to Santa Rosa when she saw glow of the fire on a hillside. She had been sharing the rental house with her parents while preparing to move to another part of the city.
She told KTVU she had her parents pack to-go bags just in case, and was able to give her dog Baylee a walk before she turned on a dispatch service she used to use as a
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The step-daughter of Marilou Danley, the partner of Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock, says she is a “lovely woman” and there is “no way” she would have been involved in the horrific shooting that has left 59 people confirmed dead and more than 500 injured.
Danley’s step-daughter told 7 News she is “very kind, very family oriented”, and that she was “shocked” to see her name on the news in connection with the devastating massacre.
Marilou Danley, 62, has been cleared of any involvement in the mass murder. Source: 7 News
Danley’s two sisters and her stepdaughter live in Brisbane (Danley pictured second from right). Source: 7 News
Marilou Danley is an Australian citizen who lived on the Gold Coast for nine years before relocating to the US 20 years ago, where she reportedly works as a casino hostess.
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Nashville police give an update on the shooting at the Antioch church
One person was killed and eight others wounded Sunday after a masked man opened fire following a church service in Antioch.
The shooter, identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, a 25-year-old Rutherford County man, accidentally shot himself after he was confronted by an armed member of the congregation and treated at the hospital. He has since been released and is being taken to jail, according to Metro Nashville Police.
He will be charged with one count of murder, additional charges will come later, police said. Police say he previously attended the church.
The woman killed has
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The woman killed in a mass shooting in the New Chicago area of North Memphis has been identified as a young man continues to fight for his life.
“This ain`t never happened here. Never,” Millie Ann Perry told WREG’s Nina Harrelson.
Neighbors were still in disbelief after the violence Wednesday night left a mother, Latonia Henneghan, dead.
“We`re just hanging out on the porch like we do every day.”
Tonya Johnson watched as fights between dozens of teens and adults broke out in the middle of the street.
“One person started shooting, a couple more people started shooting and it just went left so quick.”
Before she knew it, she was running for her life.
“You`re trying to get out of the way. I`ve got kids. I`m running into the house and I`m getting to the floor and trying to call the police.”
Police said things took a turn for the worse when one guy
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The expectant mother who told local media she had lost her baby when her gender reveal party turned into a deadly mass shooting was never pregnant, police announced.
Cheyanne Willis, 21, was one of the nine people shot at her party on July 8 when two people opened fire on the group as they watched a movie. One attendee, Autumn Garrett, 21, died, while Willis was shot in the leg.
When she was released from the hospital, Willis told local media she had lost her baby.
Now, Colerain Township police say Willis was never pregnant, despite her family’s claims.
Police spokesman James Love tells PEOPLE authorities are frustrated by the apparent lie but continue to try to solve the shooting.
“As ridiculous as it might be, it’s not a crime to lie, its not a crime to have a party over that lie,” says
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