In 2014, a man smuggled six high-powered weapons into the same casino hotel that Stephen Paddock used as a venue for the most deadly mass shooting in US history. Victims argue in lawsuits against the casino owner that the earlier case shows that the hotel did not do enough to prevent guests from bringing in an arsenal.
A man dressed in black walked along a busy street Sunday night in the Greektown neighborhood and fired random shots, killing two people and wounding a dozen. He apparently shot himself after exchanging gunfire with police. His motive was unknown.
Seven months after the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, the tiny town is still struggling to cope. “It just shined a light on who we always were,” said one resident. “And we’re the community that focuses on God and has always before this.”
A new report from the Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center says that most mass attacks in public spaces are preceded by behavior that worried other people. “There’s no such thing as an impulsive act,” says one expert.
The state’s program has stopped bomb threats, suicides, murders, and prevented people from getting continuously bullied or threatened. It isn’t perfect, but it has saved lives and even won support from the ACLU, writes a former LAPD commander.
The lawsuit by New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco calls on the Department of Defense to address a “clearly broken system” that allowed a former serviceman to buy a gun and kill 26 people in a Texas church in November. The gunman should have been disqualified from purchasing firearms, but the Air Force failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the FBI.
The president announced he would visit Las Vegas Wednesday, after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Alleged gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire late Sunday on an outdoor country music concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 500. Paddock took his own life as officers stormed his hotel room.
Nathaniel Jouett, a suicidal high school sophomore, is accused of walking into the Clovis public library with two handguns on Monday and shooting six people, killing two of them. “His mind had to snap,” his pastor said.
Peter Selis, 49, suddenly opened fire on 30 people gathered Sunday for a poolside birthday party at an upscale apartment complex. One woman was killed, and the gunman was shot and killed by police. One eyewitness said Selis was “relaxing and shooting people.”