THE US and the world have been left in shock following the latest tragedy to blight America. Five died in Maryland after a gunman reduced the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper to a "warzone" in what the Gun Violence Archive says is the 154th mass shooting this year. Here are the deadliest attacks of all time... What happened in the Maryland shooting? Five people were shot dead on June 28, 2018, after a gunman blasted his way through a newspaper office in Maryland. Jarrod W Ramos, 38, was arrested after a revenge attack on the Capital Gazette in Annapolis at about 2.40pm. Reporters tweeted desperately for help as they hid under their desks while the shooter went on a murderous rampage with a shotgun and "explosives". Several more were injured as the attacker blasted through a glass window and chucked smoke grenades, with one reporter describing the scene as a "warzone". Police found the suspect under a desk, and said that he mutilated his fingers in an attempt to make it harder … [Read more...] about What are the deadliest mass shootings in US history? From the Las Vegas attack to the Columbine massacre
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THE US and the world have been left in shock, following one of the deadliest school shootings in US history. The shooting in February, 2018, at a high school in Parkland, Florida, has left 17 dead with at least 15 more injured, five of those were in critical condition. This comes months after the deadliest ever mass shooting in Las Vegas. We reveal all about the deadliest attacks... What happened in Parkland, Florida and how many died in the school shooting? On February 14, 2018, suspect and former student, Nikolas Cruz, wearing a gas mask and carrying smoke grenades, went on a rampage at his former school killing at least 17 people and injuring dozens more. He pulled a fire alarm and gunned down students with an AR15 assault rifle as they evacuated Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The suspect, who was expelled last year for unspecified "disciplinary reasons", managed to conceal himself within the crowds of terrified students fleeing … [Read more...] about What are the deadliest mass shootings in US history? From Sandy Hook and Florida to the Las Vegas attack
The re-election campaign of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is continuing to promote a shotgun giveaway days after a shooter, armed with a shotgun and a pistol, opened fire at a Texas high school.Abbott, a staunch pro-gun advocate, said Friday that lawmakers needed to “do more than just pray for victims and their families” following the Santa Fe High School massacre, in which authorities say a 17-year-old student killed 10 people and wounded 13.“It’s time in Texas that we take action to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated ever again,” Abbott said at a press conference, where he noted that the suspected shooter used a shotgun and .38-caliber revolver he had obtained from his father.RELATED: Shooting at Santa Fe High School 40 PHOTOS Shooting at Santa Fe High School See Gallery Shooting at Santa Fe High School Emergency crews gather in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School where at least ten people were killed on May … [Read more...] about Texas Gov.’s campaign still holding shotgun giveaway after Santa Fe school shooting
At least 10 students and teachers were killed at a Santa Fe, Texas high school on May 18 after a classmate opened fire with a shotgun and a .38 revolver. The shooting came just three months after another teen shooter killed 17 in Parkland, Florida, sparking nationwide youth-led protests over gun violence – and a familiar debate over what changes could really make a difference.As a criminologist, I often hear misconceptions creeping into the debate that springs up whenever a mass shooting occurs. Here’s what the research actually shows. #1: MORE GUNS DON'T MAKE YOU SAFER A study I conducted on mass shootings indicated that this phenomenon is not limited to the United States. Mass shootings also took place in 25 other wealthy nations between 1983 and 2013, but the number of mass shootings in the United States far surpasses that of any other country included in the study during the same period of time. The U.S. had 78 mass shootings during that 30-year period. The highest … [Read more...] about 5 things to know about mass shootings in America
FIVE people were killed when a gunman with a grudge stormed a newspapers office in Maryland, US. Staff at the Capital Gazette hid under their desk and tweeted for help as the shooter rampaged through the building with a shotgun, and throwing smoke bombs. Police have arrested Jarrod W. Ramos, 38. He has held a grudge against the paper since 2011 when they published an article on his conviction for harassing women over Facebook. Cops say he mutilated his fingerprints in an attempt to not be identified. He is currently in custody as officers search his home for evidence. Here are the five victims of his deadly attack...Rob Hiaasen, columnist and assistant editor Rob Hiaasen, 59, was among the five victims, his family have confirmed. His brother Carl wrote on Facebook: "I am devastated and heartsick to confirm the loss of my wonderful brother Rob." The veteran writer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was described as a "gentle giant" and a "great mentor to young reporters". He joined the … [Read more...] about Maryland shooting victims – who were the Capital Gazette reporters killed in Annapolis when a gunman stormed their newsroom?