Suspect in mass shooting still on the loose as thousands in Maine remain under lockdown


Important Takeaways:

  • Thousands of Mainers still under lockdown order as hunt continues for Robert Card, Maine mass shooting suspect
  • This is a developing story…
  • Thousands of Mainers were still under lockdown orders Friday morning as law enforcement entered their second full day searching for a 40-year-old man suspected of committing a pair of mass shootings here.
  • Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for eight counts of murder for Robert Card, the man they said allegedly entered Sparetime Recreation and Schemengees Bar and Grille Restaurant Wednesday and killed 18 people and injured 13 others.

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Manhunt under way after mass shooting in Lewiston Maine leaving 18 dead

Important Takeaways:

  • Lewiston, Maine mass shooting suspect Robert Card wanted on murder charges, with 18 dead
  • Maine State Police Col. William Ross said Thursday an arrest warrant for fugitive Robert Card has been issued on at least eight counts of murder as the victims are still being identified from a series of mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, Wednesday night.
  • He said eight people were killed at Schemengees Bar and Grill while seven were killed at the Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley, while another three died after being transported to local hospitals.
  • A massive manhunt is underway to find 40-year-old Card of Bowdoin, who has been identified by authorities as the suspect.
  • Maine Gov. Janet Mills said there were 18 people dead in the shootings and 13 injured.
  • “In memory of those we lost and in honor of those who were injured, President Biden and I have ordered all U.S. flags and state of Maine flags to be lowered to half-staff immediately for the next five days,” she said.

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Mass Shooting in Philadelphia; Police arrest man in rapid response

Mathew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Important Takeaways:

  • Gunman wearing ballistic vest kills 5, injures 2 in Philadelphia mass shooting: police
  • A mass shooting in the Kingsessing section of southwest Philadelphia Monday evening left five people dead and two others injured, both of whom are children, Fox News has learned.
  • Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said the suspect was arrested without incident. He was allegedly wearing a ballistic vest, had multiple magazines, an “AR-type rifle,” a handgun and a police scanner during the shooting rampage, which began at approximately 8:30 p.m.
  • Several children were among those injured by gunfire, including a 2-year-old and a 13-year-old, both of whom survived. The deceased victims were all men between the ages of 20 and 59. The fifth deceased victim was not discovered until hours after the initial shooting when a body was found inside the home.
  • According to the report, the gunman continued firing as officers chased him and eventually cornered him in a back alley on Frazer Street. He was then taken into custody without officers firing back, Outlaw said.
  • A motive is not yet known.

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Mass shooting: Nine wounded three in critical condition during Denver Nuggets celebration

Mathew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Important Takeaways:

  • Nine people are wounded in Denver mass shooting: Suspect opened fire during wild celebrations after Nuggets’ NBA win over Miami Heat
  • Nine people were wounded in a shooting in downtown Denver last night after a suspect opened fire while basketball fans were celebrating the Nuggets’ NBA win.
  • The suspect, who has not been named, was among those injured and was taken into custody.
  • He opened fire at 12:30 am, around three hours after the Nuggets defeated Miami Heat, and after thousands had packed out Market Street and the surrounding area.
  • Police are yet to confirm if the shooting was related to the basketball result, or whether the suspect is a Nuggets or Heat fan.
  • Nine people were wounded; three were taken to the hospital in critical condition, while six suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
  • The suspect was also injured. It’s unclear if that was the result of return fire.

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Multiple people were shot at a Tulsa medical building

2 Timothy 3:1-5 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.

Important Takeaways:

  • Four Killed in Shooting at Tulsa, Oklahoma Medical Building
  • A gunman carrying a rifle and a handgun killed four people Wednesday at a Tulsa medical building on a hospital campus
  • Multiple people were wounded and that the medical complex was a “catastrophic scene.”
  • “It was definitely a ‘this is happening here’ moment.”
  • Since January, there have been 12 shootings where four or more people have been killed

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10-year-old in Florida arrested for threatening to conduct a mass shooting

Rev 6:3-4 NCV When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!”4 Then another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take away peace from the earth and to make people kill each other, and he was given a big sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • A 10-year-old in Florida was arrested after threatening to shoot up a school, police said.
  • Sending a text message threatening to conduct a mass shooting
  • The 10-year-old was charged with making a written threat to conduct a mass shooting.

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Now considered a mass shooting in Denver

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘It’s a shock’: Colorado police ID shooter who killed 5 people in Denver-area shooting spree
  • Six people died, including the shooter, authorities said. Two people were injured, including a police officer.
  • This was the 13th mass shooting in Colorado this year
  • The archive defines a mass shooting as four or more people shot, not including the shooter, at the same general time and location.
  • In the U.S., there have been nearly 700 mass shootings in 2021

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U.S. settles suits over 2015 massacre at historic South Carolina church

By Tyler Clifford

(Reuters) -The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday said it settled civil cases brought by survivors and families of victims of a massacre in 2015, in which nine Black people were killed at a historic South Carolina church.

The agreement settles more than a dozen claims that blamed the FBI for failing to prevent a gun from being sold to Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who said he wanted to start a “race war” when he opened fire inside the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015.

Five survivors will receive $5 million, while the families of those killed in the shooting will each receive between $6 million and $7.5 million, according to a news release.

“The mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church was a horrific hate crime that caused immeasurable suffering for the families of the victims and the survivors,” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement. “Since the day of the shooting, the Justice Department has sought to bring justice to the community, first by a successful hate crime prosecution and today by settling civil claims.”

Families and survivors argued in lawsuits that the FBI’s background check system did not flag that Roof was banned from having a firearm before he purchased a handgun that was used in the mass shooting.

In December 2016, a jury found Roof guilty of 33 federal charges for the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, whose congregation dates back two centuries. The same jury sentenced him to death in January 2017.

(Reporting by Tyler Clifford; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Bernadette Baum)

In rare British mass shooting, gunman kills five, including 3-year-old girl

By Natalie Thomas

PLYMOUTH, England (Reuters) -A man shot dead five people, including a 3-year-old girl, during a six-minute killing spree with a pump-action shotgun in the southern English city of Plymouth in what police believe was a case of domestic-related violence.

Mass shootings are rare in the United Kingdom, where gun ownership is relatively low, and Thursday’s rampage was the worst such incident in more than decade.

Police on Friday named the shooter as Jake Davison, a 22-year-old crane operator. He turned his gun on himself after killing the five victims on Thursday evening, the police said.

Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said police had found no motive but they were not considering terrorism or any far-right associations, although they were trawling through Davison’s computer.

“We believe we have an incident that is domestically related, that has spilled into the street and seen several people within Plymouth losing their lives in an extraordinarily tragic circumstance,” Sawyer told reporters.

The shooting started at about 6 p.m. on Thursday, first killing a 51-year-old woman whom Davison knew in a house. He then ran outside and immediately shot dead the young girl in the street along with her 43-year-old male relative.

Davison shot at two other passers-by who were badly injured, then entered a park and shot dead another man before killing another woman.

He then turned the gun on himself before firearms officers could tackle him. The deadly shooting spree was over in just a few minutes.

Sawyer said witnesses described the weapon as a pump-action shotgun. He could not say whether or not Davison had mental health issues. Davison had a firearms license.

In videos posted on the internet, Davison had complained of not losing his virginity as a teenager and described himself as an “incel” – or involuntary celibate. He complained in the videos of being beaten down by life, the Times reported.

Britain has suffered a number of deadly militant attacks in the past several years, but this was the worst mass killing of its kind since a taxi-driver killed 12 people then shot himself in a rampage in Cumbria, northern England, in June 2010.

The deadliest mass shooting in Britain’s modern history is the 1996 massacre in Dunblane, Scotland, when a gunman killed 16 pupils and a teacher at the local school before killing himself.

(Reporting by Sarah Young Writing by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Kate Holton, Mark Potter and Angus MacSwan)

Suspected Colorado supermarket shooter appears in court, faces more charges

By Keith Coffman

DENVER (Reuters) – A 22-year-old man accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Colorado grocery store in March made a brief court appearance on Tuesday, a day after prosecutors added dozens of new charges stemming from the rampage.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa now faces 115 charges related to the March 22 mass shooting at a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, about 28 miles northwest of Denver.

He previously was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and more than 30 counts of attempted murder, among other offenses.

On Tuesday, Boulder County District Court Judge Ingrid Bakke set a September 7 date for a preliminary hearing, when prosecutors will lay out their evidence and Bakke will decide if it is sufficient to move ahead with the case.

On Monday, prosecutors added dozens of new counts of attempted murder, weapons, and assault charges.

District Attorney Michael Dougherty said in a written statement that investigators have identified other victims, leading to the additional charges.

“Based on developments in the ongoing investigation, the District Attorney’s Office has determined that additional crimes and sentence enhancers must be charged in this matter,” Dougherty said.

The state public defender’s office, which represents Alissa, does not comment on its cases outside of court, but at an earlier hearing a defense lawyer said Alissa has a “mental illness.”

If convicted of first-degree murder, Alissa faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Prosecutors allege Alissa opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol that he had legally purchased. He surrendered after he was wounded by police during an exchange of gunfire.

Prosecutors said they have not yet determined a possible motive for the attack.

Alissa, who has not entered a plea, is being held without bond at an undisclosed lockup.

(Reporting by Keith Coffman, Editing by Nick Zieminski)