Mass Shooting

Regional News • Americas • United States
Shooting in Boulder supermarket leaves 10 dead
Shooting in Boulder supermarket leaves 10 dead
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A gunman shot and killed ten people, including the first police officer who responded, at a Boulder, Colorado, King Soopers supermarket on Monday at 2:30 pm. The assailant was wounded on the scene and taken into custody, neither name of the shooter nor details about the mass shooting have yet been revealed. This was the seventh mass shooting in seven days in the United States.

"These were people going about their day, doing their shopping and their lives were cut abruptly short and tragically short by the shooter who is now in custody," Michael Dougherty, the district attorney for Boulder County, said at a news conference. "I hope that people of this country send the families of the loved ones their thoughts and prayers. But from my perspective, there's more for us to do than give them thoughts and prayers. We're going to go all out to ensure the right result is reached."

Regional News • Americas • United States
Rochester shooting: Two dead, fourteen wounded, no suspects in custody

Two people died and fourteen were injured during a shooting at a house party in Rochester, NY. Police arrived at the "very chaotic scene" where approx. 100 people were running down the street.

"We could see and observe multiple victims of gunshot wounds at that time," so Acting Rochester Police Chief Mark Simmons, describing the event as a "tragedy of epic proportion".

As of now, no suspects are in custody and it's unclear how many shooters there were.

Regional News • Oceania
Christchurch mosque terrorist sentenced to life without parole
Vigil after the Christchurch mosque shooting, March 2019
Vigil after the Christchurch mosque shooting, March 2019 Credit: Charles Edward Miller from Chicago, United States / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

The Christchurch mosque gunman and far-right terrorist Brenton Tarrant has been sentenced to life without parole in a Christchurch court on Thursday. He pleaded guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one charge of terrorism. Tarrant is the first person in New Zealand's history to be convicted of terrorism and to receive life with parole.

"As far as I am able to gauge you are empty of any empathy to your victims," said Justice Cameron Mander. "Your crimes are so wicked that even if you are detained until you die, it will not exhaust the requirements of punishment."

On March 15, 2019, Tarrant opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, killing 51 Muslim worshipers and injuring 40.

Canada has banned assault weapons following mass shooting in Nova Scotia
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Credit: Goverment of Canada (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Justin Trudeau announced Friday that military-style assault weapons will be banned immediately, prohibiting the sale, transport, import and use of around 1,500 different weapon models.

The ban is the result of a mass shooting that took place in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, killing at least 22 people.