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May 3, 2021

A man was shot and wounded on Monday evening outside of CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia, after he "emerged from his vehicle with a weapon," the FBI said in a statement.

At least one FBI agent opened fire on the unidentified suspect, the bureau said. The man was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition.

The FBI said the incident is now under investigation, adding, "The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances." Catherine Garcia

April 16, 2021

Several people were shot late Thursday night at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis International Airport.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Genae Cook said when officers responded to a report of shots fired at the facility, they discovered an "active shooter incident." Cook said police believe the shooter fatally shot himself and there is no active threat to the community. Law enforcement has not said how many people were injured in the shooting or if there are any deaths, only revealing that multiple victims have been taken to area hospitals.

The Indianapolis FedEx hub is the second largest in the company's global network, IndyStar reports, with more than 4,500 employees. Catherine Garcia

April 12, 2021

A male teenager was killed on Monday afternoon during a shooting at the Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Knoxville Police Department told the Knoxville News Sentinel in an email.

A police officer was also wounded, and is now undergoing surgery after being shot in the hip, a person with knowledge of the matter told Knox News. That source also said one person has been detained in connection with the shooting. Officials have not publicly announced how many people were shot or their conditions.

Austin-East Magnet High School is now secure, Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas tweeted, and classes have been canceled for the next two days. In the last few months, four Knoxville teens have been shot and killed, including two Austin-East students. Catherine Garcia

August 24, 2020

Hundreds of protesters gathered at multiple locations in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday night after a Black man was shot by police officers.

The man, later identified by Gov. Tony Evers (D) as Jacob Blake, is in serious condition at a Milwaukee hospital, the Kenosha Police Department said.

Witnesses told the Kenosha News that Blake was trying to break up a verbal altercation between two women when officers arrived at the scene and attempted to use a taser against him. Cellphone video captured by a witness shows two officers with their guns drawn following Blake as he walked to an SUV. Once he opens the driver's side door, shots are fired. Witnesses can be heard screaming throughout the video, which is about 20 seconds long.

The Kenosha Police Department said officers were called to the scene for a domestic incident, and the Wisconsin Department of Justice will investigate the shooting. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump tweeted that the shooting took place in front of Blake's three sons, who were inside the SUV.

As word of the incident spread, demonstrators arrived at the scene of the shooting and the Kenosha County Public Safety Building, where the crowd yelled, "No justice, no peace!" Witnesses shot video showing riot police spraying tear gas at the protesters, The Washington Post reports, and soon after Kenosha County declared an emergency curfew, in effect until 7 a.m. Monday.

In a statement, Evers said that "while we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that [Blake] is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country. We stand with all those who have and continue to demand justice, equity, and accountability for Black lives in our country." Catherine Garcia

August 10, 2020

During his Monday evening press conference, President Trump was rushed out of the room by Secret Service agents, following an "officer involved shooting" outside of the White House.

Trump was moved to the Oval Office and reporters were put on lockdown. He returned to the briefing room about 10 minutes later, saying the situation "seems to be very well under control. It's unfortunate that this is the world but the world has always been a dangerous place. It's not something that's unique."

The Secret Service confirmed that a shooting occurred at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, and involved an officer. A spokesperson for the D.C. fire department told The Washington Post they received a call from the Secret Service reporting a person had been shot in the upper body. Catherine Garcia

July 9, 2020

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department said late Wednesday that actress Naya Rivera is missing and the subject of a search at Lake Piru, northwest of Los Angeles. Rivera, 33, rented a pontoon boat at the reservoir Wednesday afternoon and her 4-year-old son was found alone in the boat, asleep and wearing his life jacket. Rivera's wallet and ID were also in the boat. The son, who got back in the boat after a swim with his mother, "is in good health," said Capt. Eric Buschow of the sheriff's department. The search, suspended Wednesday night, will continue Thursday with divers and air units.

Rivera played Santana, a cheerleader, on 113 episodes of the TV musical comedy Glee, and dated Glee co-star Mark Salling, who killed himself in 2018 after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. The son is from her marriage to actor Ryan Dorsey. Peter Weber

February 8, 2020

A soldier shot and killed 20 people and injured several others Saturday in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, which is northeast of Bangkok, police said.

A spokesman for Thailand's defense ministry said the soldier, a junior officer named Jakrapanth Thoma, attacked his commanding officer and then stole a gun and ammunition from a military camp, where the commander, another soldier, and a 63-year-old woman were reportedly killed. He then reportedly drove to a shopping center in Nakhon Ratachisma's city center, opening fire at multiple sites along the way.

The suspect is reportedly still at large, holed up inside a building. Police have sealed off the city center and warned people to remain at home. The suspect's motive remains unclear, but he reportedly posted on social media accounts during the attack. Read more at BBC and CNN. Tim O'Donnell

October 8, 2019

The Turkish military, supported by the Free Syrian Army, will cross the border into Syria "shortly" in an attempt to take over areas now held by Kurdish fighters, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's communications director Fahrettin Altun said Tuesday night.

The Kurds have "two options," Altun tweeted. "They can defect or we will have [to] stop them from disrupting our counter-ISIS efforts." The Kurds are U.S. allies, and their Syrian Democratic Forces helped drive the Islamic State out of Syria; they are now guarding about 12,000 ISIS prisoners.

On Sunday, the White House abruptly announced that President Trump told Erdogan U.S. troops will "no longer be in the immediate area" of northern Syria, opening it up for Turkey to launch an assault. Erdogan considers the Kurds, who want their own permanent nation state, to be terrorists. Catherine Garcia

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