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Buffalo shooting highlights mental health

Buffalo shooting highlights mental health

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Buffalo, NY CNN  —  The day after Buffalo experienced the largest mass shooting in its history, teams of emergency volunteers and mental health counselors arrived on the scene, offering emotional support and distributing food. The response was robust and swift, but there was one big problem. “The community didn’t feel comfortable coming up the stairs to the center because what they saw was a large group of White people,” said Kelly Wofford, Erie County’s director of health equity. A White gunman had deliberately opened fire at a predominantly Black neighborhood’s only grocery store, a Tops supermarket, on a busy Saturday in May. Eleven of the 13 people shot were Black, including the 1...
Buffalo shooting highlights mental health

Buffalo shooting highlights mental health

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Buffalo, NY CNN  —  The day after Buffalo experienced the largest mass shooting in its history, teams of emergency volunteers and mental health counselors arrived on the scene, offering emotional support and distributing food. The response was robust and swift, but there was one big problem. “The community didn’t feel comfortable coming up the stairs to the center because what they saw was a large group of White people,” said Kelly Wofford, Erie County’s director of health equity. A White gunman had deliberately opened fire at a predominantly Black neighborhood’s only grocery store, a Tops supermarket, on a busy Saturday in May. Eleven of the 13 people shot were Black, including the 1...
12-year old, who shot father in alleged murder pact, dies

12-year old, who shot father in alleged murder pact, dies

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A 12-year-old Texas girl who shot her father then herself after her friend backed out of a murder pact has died, police said. The girl, who was not identified because of her age, died from a self-inflicted “gunshot wound of head” Sept. 22, two days after the shooting, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled. The girl and her friend, also 12, had planned for weeks to murder their families and pets, Parker County Sheriff’s Office said. The girl plotted to kill her dad then leave Weatherford, about 30 miles west of Fort Worth, and drive 230 miles to pick up her friend in Lufka. Together, the duo planned to run off to Georgia. But the friend never carried out her part of the ghastly deal. Police arrived to find the wounded girl lying in th...
Police: 2 killed, 10 injured in three-car crash in Texas

Police: 2 killed, 10 injured in three-car crash in Texas

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The Associated PressSeptember 29, 2022 GMTUVALDE, TEXAS (AP) — A road accident in Texas Wednesday evening killed two people and left 10 injured, police said.Authorities in Uvalde said the accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Highway 90 near the downtown area of Uvalde, KSAT-TV reported.Border Patrol agents reportedly saw a black truck speeding on the highway before crashing into an 18-wheeler and another vehicle.The dead and injured were in the passenger truck, said police, who closed the intersection while the Department of Public Safety began an investigation.Uvalde was the site of a school shooting on May 24 at Robb Elementary School where a gunman killed two teachers and 19 students with an AR-15-style rifle inside a fourth grade classroom. Source link
Smith & Wesson sued over link to July 4 parade mass shooting

Smith & Wesson sued over link to July 4 parade mass shooting

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CHICAGO (AP) — The gun-maker Smith & Wesson illegally targeted young men at risk of violence with ads for firearms — including the 22-year-old gunman accused of opening fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago and killing seven people, according to several lawsuits filed Wednesday in Illinois. The lawsuits filed by people wounded while attending the Highland Park parade and the estates of several victims are the latest bid by victims of mass shootings to hold gun manufacturers accountable, despite broad protections for the industry in federal law.Liz Turnipseed is among those filing lawsuits in Lake County on Wednesday against the gun manufacturer, the accused shooter and his father, along with two gun sellers. In an interview with The Associated Press, Turnipseed said...
1 killed in Belgium police raid on far-right extremists

1 killed in Belgium police raid on far-right extremists

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BRUSSELS -- A police raid targeting a group of far-right extremists left one person dead in the Belgian province of Antwerp, the federal prosecutor’s office said.“During the raid there was a shooting incident, and during that shooting incident someone was killed,” prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt told The Associated Press. The person wasn't identified, but wasn't a member of the police or security forces.Van der Sypt said that “a large quantity of arms and ammunition” was found during the raid, but he declined to provide further details.Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said that the group was suspected of planning a terrorist attack, but gave no source for this information. It said that the raid in Merksem on the outskirts of the city of Antwerp was one of about a dozen that took place early...
Chicago police charge man who infiltrated SWAT training

Chicago police charge man who infiltrated SWAT training

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CHICAGO -- Chicago police filed eight felony counts Tuesday against a man who climbed five stories of a fire escape to infiltrate a police facility while officers were undergoing a SWAT training exercise.Donald Patrick, 47, of Waukegan was charged with five counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and three counts of burglary in the attack Monday at the facility in Homan Square on Chicago’s West Side. He's due in bond court Wednesday.It wasn't clear whether Patrick had an attorney who might comment on the charges.Patrick grabbed at least two guns before he was shot and wounded by an officer, police said. Patrick was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Police Superintendent David Brown said the suspect was seen on video climbing the fire escape to the fi...