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How many US school shootings have there been in 2018 so far?

Attack on a Florida high school is the eighth shooting to have resulted in death or injury during the first seven weeks of the year How many US school shootings have there been in 2018 so far? Attack on a Florida high school is the eighth shooting to have resulted in death or injury during the first seven weeks of the year Break the cycle: its time to end Americas gun violence epidemic Lois Beckett in New York Wed 14 Feb 2018 18.27EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options…

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New York woman shot dead with pistol by hunter who thought she was a deer

Rosemary Billquist, 43, was killed by a single pistol shot as she walked her dogs after sunset, when it is illegal to hunt A 43-year-old woman walking her dogs in a field in western New York was accidentally shot dead by a hunter who thought she was a deer, authorities said. The Chautauqua County sheriffs office said Rosemary Billquist, of Sherman, took her dogs for a walk in her home town near the Pennsylvania border around 5.30pm on Wednesday. Deputies said Billquist was walking in a field when a man…

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Former Phoenix bus driver charged with nine counts of murder

String of night time shootings of people outside their homes or sitting in cars kept Maryvale residents on edge for a year A former city bus driver accused in a string of deadly night time shootings of people outside their homes or sitting in cars that kept residents of a Phoenix neighborhood inside after dark has been formally charged with nine counts of murder. The indictment of Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, came nearly two months after police said he was responsible for fatally shooting nine people and wounding two others…

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Wife of Virginia shooter who targeted Republicans: ‘I can’t believe he did this’

Sue Hodgkinson struggled for words as she made her first public statement since her husband attacked a Republican congressional baseball practice The wife of critically injured GOP congressman Steve Scalise has spoken publicly for the first time about the shooting, telling reporters: I cant believe he did this. At an emotional press conference outside the couples home in Belleville, Illinois, Sue Hodgkinson struggled for words to describe events running up to the shooting and said her husband, known also as Tom, had told her he had gone to the nations…

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How a Republican baseball practice in Virginia became ‘a killing field’

In a rampage lasting 10 awful minutes, a gunman targeted Republican politicians as they held an early-morning practice in a picturesque park America has been made to endure this pain before when a mass shooting desecrates its most cherished spaces: a schoolroom in Newtown; a cinema in Aurora; a church in Charleston. This time, with the dawn, a baseball park in Republicans. He said, OK thanks, turned around. Minutes later, as the dedicated amateurs were nearing the end of batting practice, there was a loud bang. They stopped and stared,…

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