‘Horrific incident’ in Chattanooga

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Gunshots were fired at a military recruiting center and a Navy Reserve center in different parts of Chattanooga, Tennessee, late Thursday morning, officials and witnesses said.

One officer is “down” in connection with the shootings, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke told reporters. He was not specific about the officer’s condition.

Witnesses said a man sprayed bullets at the glass doors of a military recruiting center at a strip mall on Lee Highway, and the U.S. Navy tweeted Thursday that a shooting happened at a separate location — the Navy Reserve center on Amnicola Highway. The two sites are 7½ miles apart.

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Dozens Of People Shot In Chicago Over The 4th Of July Weekend

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Chicago’s police superintendent lashed out at what he called lax state and federal gun laws after a violent Fourth of July weekend that saw 11 deaths in dozens of shooting incidents in a city already known for frequent shootings.

“There’s a greater sanction for the gang members to lose that firearm from their gang than there is to go to jail” for illegal gun possession, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said after reciting the criminal histories of several of the suspects in this weekend’s violence.

Among the suspects: a man wanted in connection with a murder who has 21 prior arrests.

The incidents include eight times in which police fired guns at suspects or were fired on, McCarthy told reporters. In two of those incidents, police shot and killed the suspects, both of whom were 16.

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1 Dead, 35 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

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One person was killed and at least 35 others were wounded in weekend shootings across the city.

The fatal shooting happened Saturday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Ronnie Amos, 42, was found shot in the 3600 block of West Chicago Avenue at 8:54 a.m., authorities said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:26 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Most recently, two nonfatal shootings happened within minutes of each other early Monday in the Lakeview and Pullman neighborhoods.

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4 Dead, 19 Wounded in Rash of Shootings in NYC This Weekend

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Four people were killed and another 19 were injured in a wave of shootings over the weekend that touched all five of New York City’s boroughs.

Brooklyn saw the most bloodshed, with 11 people hurt in seven separate shootings, police say. Five people each were shot in Manhattan and the Bronx. There was also one shooting each in Queens and Staten Island.

On Saturday in Queens, a man was fatally shot in the head. Then on Sunday, one man in Brooklyn and another in the Bronx were killed. Early Monday, a 55-year-old man died after being shot in the neck in the Bronx.

The injured include a 16-year-old boy who was shot in Harlem, a 10-year-old shot in Brooklyn and a 12-year-old shot in the leg in the Bronx.

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Georgia courthouse shooter had explosives, assault rifle, sheriff says


A man armed with explosives and an assault rifle might have entered a north Georgia courthouse Friday if not for a deputy who was wounded in the shootout with the gunman, Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper said.

Authorities killed Dennis Marx outside the courthouse, Piper said during a news conference, adding that the gunman planned to wreak more havoc once inside the building.

“Mr. Marx’s intention was to get in that front door and take hostages,” he said.

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Four People Shot At Seattle Pacific University

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A gunman is in custody after four people were shot on the campus of a Christian university in Seattle on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Two people suffered life-threatening wounds.

The Seattle Pacific University campus was locked down and students and staff were evacuated from Otto Miller Hall after the shooting, which happened about 3:30 p.m. PT near 3rd Ave. West and West Nickerson Street. Two victims were shot in the hall, Seattle police reported.

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