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Aurora workplace shooter was set to be fired by company, police chief says

Today 11:44 GMT

The gunman in a deadly shooting spree at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Ill., where five employees were killed and five officers were wounded Friday, was set to be fired by the company, Police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters at a news conference Friday night.

Several calls of an active shooter were reported around 1:24 p.m. local time at the manufacturing warehouse and officers arrived roughly four minutes later "and were fired upon immediately," Ziman said. "Two of the initial four officers entering the building were shot.

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Source: BBC

'Active shooter' at US industrial park

Today 10:49 GMT

Illinois police are responding to a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora, a suburb about 40 miles (65km) from Chicago.

Where a man opened fire in a crowded movie theatre in 2012 - quickly tweeted that the incident was not happening in Colorado. "One of the guys was up in the office [and] he said this person was shooting, and, he come running down and he was bleeding pretty bad, and the next thing you know he was walking back and forth, I heard more shots, and we just left the building," Mr Probst told ABC7.

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Source: CTV

Police say 5 killed in suburban Chicago shooting

Today 11:44 GMT

A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said.

Rush Copley Medical Center received three patients from the shooting and all are being treated for non-life threatening injuries, spokeswoman Courtney Satlak said.

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Source: The Guradian

‘A Parkland every five days’: project tells stories of the children lost to gun violence

Today 11:44 GMT

The everyday killings of young Americans add up to “a Parkland every five days,” according to a new project from The Trace, a nonprofit that covers gun violence, in collaboration with McClatchy newspapers and the Miami Herald.

The project relied on gun death data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks shootings and gun deaths in real time using media reports. Journalists on the project also requested reports from hundreds of police agencies to verify the details of the incidents.

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Source: Global News

At least 1 dead, 4 police wounded after shooting in Aurora, Illinois, officials say

Today 11:44 GMT

At least one person was killed and four police officers wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, officials said Friday.

Police said the situation had been contained and that there was “no ongoing threat to the public,” according to a statement issued by the Kane County Sheriff’s Department on behalf of the Aurora Police Department. Probst said he wasn’t hurt but that another colleague was “bleeding pretty bad.”

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Source: Fox News

Illinois workplace shooting leaves 5 dead, shooter killed, officials say

Today 11:44 GMT

Several calls of an active shooter were reported around 1:24 p.m. local time at the manufacturing warehouse and officers arrived roughly four minutes later "and were fired upon immediately," Ziman said. "Two of the initial four officers entering the building were shot.

The Chicago branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tweeted that they were “responding to a reported active shooter situation at a manufacturing company in Aurora, Ill.”. FBI Chicago also tweeted that their agents had gone to the scene "to assist local law enforcement."

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Suspect linked to shooting of Auburn, Ala., police officer dies in fire after barricading self, police say

Today 11:44 GMT

A suspect linked to the Friday shooting of a police officer in Auburn, Ala., died in a fire at the apartment where he had later barricaded himself, according to reports.

The suspect, identified as Christopher James Wallace, 38, allegedly shot the police officer multiple times around 5:30 p.m. when the officer was responding to a report of a robbery in progress at a local drug store, AL.com reported.

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Source: Fox News

Online activists' 'First Amendment audits' -- patriotism or provocation?

Today 11:44 GMT

“The Constitution protects even obnoxious gadflies," Levin added, "but I do have to step back for a second and say at a time when Germany, France, Britain and the U.S. have seen significant spikes in anti-Semitic hate crime, that to do this, is certainly constitutionally protected, but also seems to skirt common sense."

The transgender YouTube personality who was shot outside a Los Angeles synagogue on Thursday is part of an online community that intentionally films law enforcement officials to get their reaction and test constitutional rights.

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YouTube star ‘Furry Potato’ is shot while live-streaming near LA synagogue; security guard arrested

Today 05:09 GMT

A transgender YouTube personality who goes by the name “Furry Potato” was shot outside a Los Angeles synagogue on Thursday after arguing with a security guard, according to police reports and social media footage. The 45-year-old victim, a self-proclaimed “1st Amendment auditor,” whose real name is Zhoie Perez, live-streamed the incident in two separate videos outside the Etz Jacob synagogue.

Perez later claimed she was only filming exterior shots of the synagogue when a security guard “came out and just started freaking out, started putting his hand on his gun.” The YouTube channel, “Furry Potato,” has more than 17,000 subscribers and contains videos of Perez filming the exterior of other businesses and government buildings, while confronting people, security guards, and police officers.

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Gutfeld on hiring combat vets to defend schools

Friday 16:21 GMT

The school's protected by the best defenders on Earth, and those vets have jobs that contribute to the safety of society.

According to Principal Bill Jones, any armed intruder entering the Manatee School for the Arts campus posing a threat to students would be "shot and killed." Jones says: “If someone walks in shooting, somebody walks in with a weapon threatening kids, we're not, we’re not going to fool around.

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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Amazon, NYC shoot selves and each other in foot

Friday 22:44 GMT

The deal Amazon struck with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was not the only issue.

The top three nongovernmental companies in NYC by employees, Northwell Health, JPMorgan and Mount Sinai Health System, increased their workforce 8 percent, 4 percent and 5 percent, respectively, between 2016 and 2017, according to Crain’s New York Business. And the Big Apple has a better score for starting a business than the United States as a whole, according to The World Bank.

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Source: The Guradian

Short, sharp shots: how the micrococktail revolution is transforming spirits

Thursday 03:19 GMT

Britain’s 60 Revolution bars may sell 18 flavoured vodka shots but, says its commercial director, Myles Doran: “The most popular serve for flavoured vodka is long. That’s the trend within our business – tall, lower-strength drinks.”

When you look at a serving with three shots of gin in, or navy-strength gins at 55% or 60% [abv], sometimes it’s just a bit much,” says the co-owner, head bartender and creative brain at the cocktail bar Every Cloud in Hackney, east London.

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Source: The Guradian

Isis fighters shot escaping family members, says coalition

Friday 15:26 GMT

Islamic State fighters shot and wounded fleeing family members trying to escape from its besieged enclave in Syria, according to a coalition commander, as Kurdish forces continued to tighten the noose on the remaining extremists.

In the northern town of Qamishli on Thursday, four Kurdish fighters killed on the battlefront a day earlier were buried, and the cemetery soil turned in preparation for more new graves.

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Source: The Guradian

Code red: can 'hard corners' and classroom drills protect students from shooters?

Friday 15:26 GMT

While school administrators take steps to reduce the stress of these code red drills, including notifying students in advance so they can stay home if they find them too traumatizing, the drills inevitably bring back raw memories of the horrors that students and staff at MSD experienced one year ago today, when a 19-year-old gunman entered the school with an AR-15 assault rifle and killed 14 students and three teachers, and injured 17 others.

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Florida rapper YNW Melly shoots, kills his 2 rising rap star 'best friends,' cops say

Friday 15:26 GMT

Florida rapper YNW Melly, best known for his song "Murder On My Mind," shot and killed two rising rap artists he called his “best friends” in October and attempted to cover up the slayings by making them appear to be the result of a drive-by shooting, police said Wednesday.

The 19-year-old rap star, whose legal name is Jamell Demons, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Christopher Thomas Jr., 19, and Anthony Williams, 21, Miramar police said.


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