US man killed doctor over mom's death

2015-01-22 14:35

A man who walked into a leading hospital, asked for a cardiac surgeon by name and fatally shot him outside an examination room had been upset about his mother's death and had blamed the doctor.

Man kills 6 grandchildren in US shooting

2014-09-19 08:02

A once-convicted felon has killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small town in Florida.

US attorney joins legal team for slain Jamaican

2014-09-02 16:43

A US civil rights lawyer says that she is volunteering her time to help represent relatives of a slain Jamaican man whose death in custody has amplified distrust of the country's police force.

Key events following the death of Michael Brown

2014-08-18 07:56

A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.

Journos held in US suburb where cops killed teen

2014-08-14 12:41

Missouri police have arrested two journalists reporting on the unrest that has roiled a US suburb after an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by police, the duo says.

US boy gets max sentence for school shooting

2014-07-03 09:49

A judge has ordered the maximum sentence for a boy who opened fire in a New Mexico school gym earlier this year, injuring two students.

Five dead in Las Vegas shooting

2014-06-09 05:40

Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian were killed in an apparent ambush Sunday that ended with the two gunmen killing themselves.

Cops knew of gunman's videos, did not view them

2014-05-30 13:38

Police who visited Elliot Rodger just weeks before he went on a shooting rampage that left six dead and dozens injured knew of disturbing videos he posted online, but did not check them.

US homeowner kills German exchange student

2014-04-29 11:01

A US homeowner who shot and killed a 17-year-old German high school exchange student he suspected of breaking into his garage has been charged with homicide.

Supremacist ID'd as suspect in Kansas attacks

2014-04-14 07:50

A jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside Jewish sites in Kansas is Frazier Glenn Cross.

US teens ordered to trial in Aussie player death

2014-03-13 10:14

A judge has ruled that two teenagers charged with first-degree murder must face a trial in the shooting death of an Australian baseball player.

US girl, 15, gunned down as prank goes wrong

2014-02-19 07:32

A girl has been shot dead when a weekend prank went horribly wrong and a man opened fire on a car full of teenagers in the US state of Arkansas.

Detroit barbershop shooting leaves 2 dead

2013-11-07 11:42

A gunfight at a Detroit barbershop known for gambling activity has left at least two men dead and seven injured, US police say.

US mall in lockdown after shots fired

2013-11-05 07:15

US authorities have put a shopping mall in New Jersey on lockdown after a gunman was spotted and witnesses reported hearing shots, according to media reports.

Mistaken fatal shooting of US boy unfolded in secs

2013-10-25 11:35

The fatal shooting of a 13-year-old California boy took no more than 10 seconds, after sheriff's deputies spotted him carrying what they thought was an assault rifle, police say.

California cops kill boy carrying pellet gun

2013-10-24 11:45

Californian police have shot dead a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a pellet gun that looked like an assault rifle, police and media reports say.

2 arrested for shooting at Hmong festival

2013-10-14 10:04

Two men in custody are suspected in the shooting of five people at a traditional Hmong New Year's festival that rattled the peaceful, tight-knit immigrant community in east Tulsa.

Several wounded in Chicago park shooting

2013-09-20 07:00

Chicago police have reported that several people have been shot in a park in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Trayvon Martin killer's wife seeks divorce

2013-09-06 09:10

The wife of the neighborhood watch volunteer controversially acquitted of murdering black teenager Trayvon Martin has filed for divorce, US media reports say.

'Bored' teens charged with Aussie murder

2013-08-21 08:05

Two US teenagers who shot dead an Australian baseball player because they were "bored" have been charged with murder, local authorities say.

Gun victims to attend Obama's speech

2013-02-11 22:37

President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats in Congress are bringing victims of gun violence to his State of the Union address providing faces and voices to the carnage that he wants to curb.

Biden, top US gun lobby to meet

2013-01-10 17:02

The US vice president is confronting perhaps his toughest meeting on gun violence policies as he prepares to meet with the country's top gun lobby.

Holmes took self-portraits before attack

2013-01-09 22:34

James Holmes used a cellphone to take self-portraits the night that police say he shot up a Colorado cinema last year.

Ex-congresswoman takes on gun lobby

2013-01-08 22:24

Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a famous survivor of gun violence, has launched a major initiative to press for tougher gun laws.

US town reels from deadly shooting

2012-12-15 07:27

Hundreds of shocked residents of a US town have attended a mass paying tribute to the victims of the elementary school massacre that left at least 27 dead.


Weekend of protests start in St Louis, US

2014-10-11 07:13

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the Ferguson, Missouri police station, chanting against police violence and pushing forward a weekend of demonstrations.

Teenage mass murderer escapes prison

2014-09-12 14:01

A teenager serving a life sentence for shooting three students to death at a Cleveland-area high school has escaped with another inmate from a northwestern Ohio prison.

US teen shot 6 times, including twice in head

2014-08-18 08:10

A preliminary private post-mortem has found that unarmed US teenager Michael Brown was shot at least six times by a police officer, including twice in the head.

Police hurl tear gas at US protesters in Ferguson

2014-08-18 06:20

Riot police have hurled tear gas and marched on rioters in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, wracked by race riots since police shot dead an unarmed black teenager.

Demoted worker shoots CEO

2014-08-01 07:51

A demoted worker has shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself inside a downtown Chicago office building in the bustling financial district, police say.

US campus shooter went off meds - prosecutor

2014-06-11 13:32

The man charged with killing one student and wounding two others at a small Seattle college last week had stopped taking his medications because he "wanted to feel the hate".

Gunman kills 1, wounds 3 at US Christian college

2014-06-06 08:11

A man armed with a shotgun has opened fire at a small Christian college in Seattle, killing one person and wounding three others before he was subdued by a group of students and arrested.

Stories of victims in California rampage

2014-05-27 10:53

A gunman went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara that left seven people dead. Here are the stories of the six victims, who were all students at the university.

Obama offers condolences after Kansas shootings

2014-04-14 08:45

President Barack Obama is offering condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday's shootings outside a Jewish community centre and a retirement village in Kansas.

3 dead after Kansas City shooting

2014-04-14 06:58

Three people have been shot and killed in suburban Kansas City, and a spokesperson for a local hospital says a 15-year-old boy is in critical condition.

4 dead in US Indian tribal HQ shooting

2014-02-21 13:13

Four people were shot to death and two were wounded in a shooting and knife attack at an American Indian tribal headquarters in California, authorities say.

Fatal shooting at US shopping mall

2014-01-25 19:37

US police say three people have been killed in a shooting incident at a shopping mall in Maryland.

Gunman at US mall found dead

2013-11-05 14:46

A young man who opened fire at a New Jersey mall has been found dead, an official says.

Gunman acted alone in LAX shooting

2013-11-04 08:48

The gunman charged in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport was able to tell investigators he acted alone before he was hauled away on a stretcher, an official says.

2 shot outside US Navy base

2013-10-25 07:05

A former National Guard recruiter has opened fire at an armory outside a US Navy base in Tennessee, wounding two military reserve members before being disarmed by other soldiers.

Explosives found in Colorado shooter's home

2013-10-23 10:57

Three FBI experts say they found four types of explosives and other chemicals when they tested items found in Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes' apartment.

Chicago shooting: Toddler shot in the face

2013-09-20 10:03

A three-year old toddler has been shot in the face in a late night shooting on a Chicago basketball court that has left several people wounded, police say.

Trayvon shooter allegedly threatens wife with gun

2013-09-10 09:01

The estranged wife of George Zimmerman, acquitted in the shooting death of a black teenager, has called police officers saying her husband threatened her and her father with a gun.

Zimmerman will ask state to pay some bills

2013-08-28 12:02

George Zimmerman's attorney says that he is going to ask the state of Florida to pay for some of his client's non-lawyer legal bills, including for experts, printing and court reporters.

Aussie baseballer gunned down by US teens

2013-08-19 12:07

An Australian family is struggling to come to terms with the "senseless" death of their baseballer son in a random drive-by shooting by three teenagers in the United States.

Biden to hand over gun plans to Obama

2013-01-10 22:17

US Vice President Joe Biden has said he would get the results of his probe into curbing gun violence to President Barack Obama.

US determined to curb gun violence

2013-01-10 15:09

Vice President Joe Biden has said the White House is determined to act quickly to curb gun violence and will explore all avenues.

US triple murder defendant gets 195 years

2013-01-09 22:33

The final defendant convicted in a brutal schoolyard attack that killed three college-bound friends and left a fourth seriously wounded has been sentenced to 195 years in prison.

2 dead in shooting at Las Vegas hotel

2012-12-15 11:21

Gunfire has erupted in the lobby of the medieval-themed Excalibur Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip, killing two people in an apparent murder-suicide.

Giffords shooter given 7 life sentences

2012-11-08 21:47

The gunman who shot US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a massacre that left six others dead in Arizona has been given seven life sentences plus 140 years in jail, reports say.

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