Mass Shootings

Suspect Wore Women’s Clothes To Evade Police After Shooting, Trespassed In IL Synagogue During Passover

The Independent reports: The Highland Park shooting suspect “planned his attack for several weeks” and dressed in women’s clothes as a disguise so that he could slip under the radar as he fled the scene of the mass shooting, according to law enforcement. Robert Crimo III, 21, was arrested on Monday evening following an eight-hour manhunt, when he was spotted …

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Highland Park Mayor: Gun Was “Legally Obtained”

CNN reports: Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering said while she didn’t know where the gun used in Monday’s mass shooting in her city came from, she told NBC, “I do know that it was legally obtained.” Rotering said she had known the shooting suspect, Robert E. Crimo III, as a child. “I know him as somebody who was a Cub …

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Highland Park Suspect Was Known To Police [VIDEO]

Chicago’s WGN-TV reports: Police said the 22-year-old suspect was “known to law enforcement…” One question that will be asked in the days to come: Were they aware of the violent videos have been online for many months? Highland Park’s mayor Nancy Rotering also confirmed to WGN Investigates she has a connection to the suspect. She said his father unsuccessfully ran …

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Police Apprehend Suspect In Illinois Mass Shooting

CNN reports: Robert E. Crimo III, a person of interest in a mass shooting at a parade that left six dead and sent more than two dozen people to hospitals, has been taken into custody near Lake Forest, Illinois, authorities said during a brief news conference. Authorities said Crimo was spotted by a North Chicago officer who attempted a traffic …

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Police Name 22 Year-Old Suspect In IL Mass Shooting

Chicago’s CBS News affiliate reports: Police are still searching for the shooter, and are urging people in the area to shelter in place within an area bounded by Green Bay Road, Laurel Avenue, St. Johns Avenue, and Elm Place. Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen identified a “person of interest” as 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III. He is believed …

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Trump Pick For IL Gov Campaigns On Mass Shooting

This is just part of the new GOP normal: Hours after a gunman opened fire during an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb, Illinois state Senator Darren Bailey, a Republican, called for people to “move on and… celebrate.” At around noon local time, Bailey, who is running for governor and has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, went …

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Uvalde Police Chief Resigns From City Council Position

CNN reports: Uvalde school district police chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo has resigned his separate position on the Uvalde city council in the wake of the massacre at Robb Elementary School in May, according to a statement attributed to him in Saturday’s Uvalde Leader-News. “After much consideration, I regret to inform those who voted for me that I have decided to …

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TX Schools To See Fake “Intruder Audits” In September

The Texas Tribune reports: This fall, Texas public schools will be subjected to random inspections to detect weak access points in the wake of the Uvalde school shooting — but a state school safety leader says these reviews will not resemble potentially traumatizing intruder simulations. Texas School Safety Center plans to start randomly checking school buildings this September, its leaders …

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TX Man Charged With Amazon Mass Shooting Threat

Yahoo News reports: Police in San Antonio arrested a 19-year-old man Monday after he allegedly told a co-worker at an Amazon warehouse that he planned to carry out a mass shooting at the facility. Rodolfo Valdivia Aceves was taken into custody “without incident,” according to police, and has been charged with making terroristic threats. The co-worker said Aceves revered the …

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Two Dead, Multiple Injuries In Mass Shooting Near Olso Gay Bar, Suspect Captured, Oslo Pride Canceled [Video]

CNN reports: Oslo’s annual Pride parade was canceled on Saturday following a deadly shooting at a gay bar that Norwegian police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack. Two people were killed and eight others taken to hospital after the shooting near the London Pub, which describes itself on its website as “the largest gay and lesbian venue in Oslo.” …

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Senate Passes Gun Reform Package With 15 GOP Votes

ABC News reports: The Senate passed the bipartisan gun safety bill by a vote of 65-33 late Thursday night. Fifteen Republicans voted with all Democrats in the chamber to pass the bill. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell supported the final passage, as he was expected to. The House will need to pass the measure before it can be signed into law, …

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SCOTUS Strikes Down New York State Gun Restriction

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court struck down a New York law Thursday that only lets firearm owners receive a concealed carry license if they have “proper cause,” a blow to gun control advocates that marks the court’s most significant Second Amendment ruling in over a decade and could roll back gun control measures across the country. The court’s …

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House GOP Leaders To Whip Against Gun Reform Bill

NBC News reports: House GOP leaders said Wednesday they will formally whip against the bipartisan legislative package to combat gun violence, and request that their members vote no if it passes the Senate. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., conveyed their opposition to the measure, negotiated in the Senate, during a closed-door meeting with their …

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Senators Issue Text Of Bipartisan Gun Reform Package

NBC News reports: A bipartisan group of senators overcame some last-minute hurdles and released legislative text Tuesday on a narrow set of provisions to combat gun violence, including state funding to implement “red flag” laws and enhanced background checks. “Today, we finalized bipartisan, commonsense legislation to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across …

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Cornyn Claims Deal Reached On Gun Reform Package

Reuters reports: U.S. Senator John Cornyn, the lead Republican negotiator in bipartisan gun legislation talks, told Reuters on Tuesday that negotiators expected to introduce a bill to address mass shootings later in the day. The Texas Republican said negotiators, including his fellow Republican Senator Thom Tillis and Democratic Senators Chris Murphy and Kyrsten Sinema, spoke early in the day by …

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Texas Calls Uvalde Police Response “An Abject Failure”

Axios reports: Law enforcement’s response to the Uvalde elementary school mass shooting was “an abject failure and antithetical to everything we’ve learned over the last two decades since the Columbine massacre,” Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said at a state Senate hearing Tuesday. “Three minutes after the subject entered the west building, there was a …

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Credit Card Industry Blocks Bid To Track Gun Sales

CBS News reports: The credit card industry has blocked a novel effort to track suspect firearm and ammunition purchases, depriving law enforcement of a potential tool to identify and stop gun crime. Documents obtained by CBS News show employees from domestic and international credit card companies, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express, pushed back on an application to create a …

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Sen. Mike Lee Blasts Senate Gun Reform Negotiations

The Hill reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Sunday criticized the recent bipartisan framework on gun-related legislation principles, calling for additional “transparency” as lawmakers attempt to find agreement on legislative text. “There still is no deal, and yet we continue to be asked by colleagues, by constituents, by reporters, ‘Are you supporting the bill?’ ” Lee said on “Fox News …

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Uvalde Police Never Tried To Open Classroom Door

The Daily Beast reports: Police officers responding to last month’s mass shooting at an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school never even tried to open the door to the classroom where young children were trapped with the gunman, according to a new report. A law enforcement source cited by the San Antonio Express-News on Saturday said surveillance footage revealed no attempts by …

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Cornyn Continues To Thwart Senate Gun Reform Talks

Roll Call reports: The framework released Sunday called for grant money to help states implement “red flag” laws, which allow law enforcement and family members to petition courts to temporarily remove firearms from people who show signs of becoming dangerous to themselves or others. But Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, began suggesting publicly this week that states that don’t have red …

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