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Gunman surrenders after 'volatile' hourslong standoff in Philadelphia; 6 officers shot

Gunman surrenders after 'volatile' hourslong standoff in Philadelphia; 6 officers shotAll six officers who were shot were transported to local hospitals but later released, Philadelphia police Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted



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Did the Dayton gunman target his sister? Police can't agree

Did the Dayton gunman target his sister? Police can't agreeOne of the first victims struck by the Dayton shooter during his 32-second rampage that left nine people dead was his younger sister, but whether he intentionally killed her remains unknown more than a week later, the Ohio city's police chief said Tuesday. Investigators have "radically different views" on whether Connor Betts targeted his 22-year-old sister, Megan, two hours after they arrived with a friend at a popular strip of nightclubs, Chief Richard Biehl said at a news conference. "There's a real question whether he could see who was on the other side," the police chief said, adding that its possible investigators may never come up with an answer.



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Family of Dayton gunman apologizes for writing 'insensitive' obituary

Family of Dayton gunman apologizes for writing 'insensitive' obituaryAn obituary for Connor Betts, the gunman in Dayton, Ohio, who killed nine, was removed from a funeral home's website at the request of the family.



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Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cell

Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cellNew Zealand officials admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a hand-written letter from his prison cell. The six-page letter from Brenton Tarrant was posted this week on the website 4chan, which has become notorious as a place for white supremacists to post their views. Much of it appears to be relatively innocuous, discussing a one-month trip Tarrant says he took to Russia in 2015.



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The Latest: Israeli troops kill gunman near Gaza fence

The Latest: Israeli troops kill gunman near Gaza fenceGaza’s Health Ministry says a 26-year-old Palestinian was killed after exchanging fire with Israeli troops along the perimeter fence surrounding the coastal territory. The Israeli military says an “armed terrorist” approached the frontier early Sunday and opened fire toward troops on the other side, who responded by shooting at the attacker. The army says a tank also targeted a nearby military post operated by the Islamic militant group Hamas.



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Dayton shooting: Man shields girlfriend from attack as Ohio gunman opens fire in unseen footage

Dayton shooting: Man shields girlfriend from attack as Ohio gunman opens fire in unseen footageA man seen in videos using his own body as a human shield to protect his girlfriend from gunfire during a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio over the weekend has recalled the harrowing experience in an interview Thursday morning. Camryn Crowder grabbed his girlfriend and fell to the floor on Sunday as a gunman shot up a popular area for nightlife in the Ohio city just yards away. He can be seen in video clips holding onto the woman as others attempt to flee from the scene. “I saw people getting hit. I literally saw them fall,” Mr Crowder said. “I was certain that I was going to be next in line, really, at some point.”Mr Crowder can be seen at one point moving his girlfriend towards a section of the sidewalk that appears to be partially walled off, while steadily checking to see if the shooter was still nearby. He later helps his girlfriend up and the two quickly escape when the scene is clear. “I was pretty nervous,” he told CBS News. “It was really about me getting her out of the way … making sure that she was safe.”Police said Connor Betts killed nine people when he unloaded his weapon on the Dayton street, before he was eventually shot and killed by responding officers. “It was just a trail of bodies laying there,” Mr Crowder recalled. “I had seen about four people that had gotten hit. Laying on the sidewalk and in the middle of the street.” Mr Crowder and his girlfriend both were unharmed during the mass shooting, which was just one of two back-to-back incidents nationwide over the weekend. In another reportedly unconnected attack, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday after posting an anti-immigrant manifesto to the online messaging board 8chan. Mr Crowder described himself in the interview released Thursday as “one of the lucky ones,” saying he was saved by “the grace of God”.



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Why hasn't the El Paso gunman been seen in court?

Why hasn't the El Paso gunman been seen in court?Three days after a horrific massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas killed 22 people, the accused gunman Patrick Crusius still has not been arraigned.



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Survivor of El Paso shooting praised for distracting gunman by throwing bottles

Survivor of El Paso shooting praised for distracting gunman by throwing bottlesA survivor of last week's deadly mass shooting in El Paso is being hailed forhis heroism after he attempted to distract the gunman by throwing bottles athim



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Did Dayton gunman target his own sister? Idea 'defies believability,' police chief says

Did Dayton gunman target his own sister? Idea 'defies believability,' police chief saysOhio officials were reluctant to guess what set 24-year-old Connor Betts on his rampage.



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El Paso, where a gunman reportedly worried about a 'Hispanic invasion of Texas' shot up a Walmart, is one of the country's largest Latino cities

El Paso, where a gunman reportedly worried about a 'Hispanic invasion of Texas' shot up a Walmart, is one of the country's largest Latino citiesThe city is home to one of the largest shares of Hispanic people in the US, and more of the city speaks Spanish than English.



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