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February 26, 2020

Several people were killed on Wednesday during a shooting at the Molson Coors campus in Milwaukee, the city's mayor said.

"There are multiple people who have died, I believe including the shooter, and we will have more information in the next several hours," Mayor Tom Barrett said. Police are asking people to stay away from the area, but there is no longer an active threat. During the incident, schools and businesses in the area were on lockdown.

About 600 people work on the campus, which has offices and brewing facilities. Molson Coors owns the Miller and Coors brands of beer. Catherine Garcia

December 29, 2019

Two people and their assailant were killed Sunday morning at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, after a gunman entered the building and started firing.

Police say two members of the church's volunteer security team returned fire, hitting the gunman. Shortly after the shooting, a spokeswoman for MedStar Mobile Healthcare said the gunman and one of the victims died at the hospital. Later in the day, authorities announced the second victim had also died. Two people suffered minor injuries during the shooting, and received treatment.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the gunman or the victims, or any information about a possible motive. Catherine Garcia

December 4, 2019

At least three people were injured on Wednesday afternoon in a shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, officials said.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam tweeted on Wednesday night that the suspect has been identified as a U.S. sailor who "reportedly shot and injured three Department of Defense civilian workers before shooting themself." The base is no longer on lockdown, and the shooting is under investigation, with at least 100 witnesses being interviewed. The incident started at around 2:30 p.m., and of the three victims, two were gravely injured, Hawaii News Now reports.

The shipyard is the home port for 15 submarines and 10 destroyers, and is where the U.S. Pacific Fleet's ships are repaired and maintained. It is across the harbor from the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. Catherine Garcia

June 17, 2019

Four people were shot Monday in Toronto during a rally celebrating the Raptors' NBA championship.

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said the victims sustained minor injuries, and other people were wounded as they tried to run away from the gunfire. Two people "with firearms" have been arrested, Saunders said, and he asked that anyone who witnessed the shooting or took video contact authorities.

Police originally said two people had been shot. The incident took place while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Raptors players were onstage. Catherine Garcia

March 31, 2019

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in South Los Angeles, law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times.

The 33-year-old was hit multiple times while standing outside of his store, The Marathon Clothing, and was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Two other men were also shot and sustained serious injuries.

The rapper, born Ermias Asghedom, was also a community organizer, and spoke openly about his time in a Los Angeles gang when he was a teenager. "I grew up in gang culture," he told the Times in 2018. "We dealt with death, with murder. It was like living in a war zone, where people die on these blocks and everybody is a little bit immune to it."

TMZ reports police believe the shooting is gang-related, and are searching for a suspect who approached Hussle and the other victims on foot. Hussle is survived by his girlfriend, Lauren London, and two children. Catherine Garcia

November 19, 2018

Three people were killed when a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital in Chicago on Monday afternoon.

The victims include police officer Samuel Jimenez, a married father of three who joined the Chicago Police Department in 2017, and two hospital employees. The city "lost a doctor, pharmaceutical assistant, and a police officer, all going about their day, all doing what they loved," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. "This just tears at the soul of our city. It is the face and a consequence of evil."

The gunman is dead, a police spokesman said, and it's not known at this time if he took his own life or was shot by officers. The Associated Press reports the incident began in the parking lot, when the gunman began arguing with a woman he was in a relationship with, and escalated when a friend intervened. The woman, a hospital employee, was shot and killed, and when police officers arrived, the suspect ran inside the hospital and exchanged gunfire with officers.

This is a developing news story, and has been updated throughout. Catherine Garcia

May 7, 2018

Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was wounded on Sunday after he was shot while leaving a public meeting, government officials said.

The 22-year-old suspected gunman shot Iqbal at close range as he returned to his car, police said, and was immediately arrested. Iqbal was hit in the shoulder, and is recovering. The suspect's motivation is unknown.

Parliamentary elections are scheduled for July in Pakistan, and Iqbal was in Punjab province trying to gain support for his re-election. Catherine Garcia

April 5, 2018

Police officers shot and killed a black man holding a pipe in Brooklyn on Wednesday after the NYPD responded to calls about a man aiming a gun at people, authorities said.

NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said that four officers arrived at the scene in the Crown Heights neighborhood, and "the suspect then took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the approaching officers." They fired 10 shots, hitting the man multiple times. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. Officers did not recover any firearms at the scene, and Monahan said they were not wearing body cameras.

Family members have identified the victim as 34-year-old Saheed Cassell, a welder and father of a teenage son. Cassell's father told the New York Daily News his son struggled with bipolar disease, and a neighbor said Cassell "never had a problem with anyone," and "the officers from the neighborhood, they knew him." A witness told the Daily News the officers — three in plainclothes and one in uniform — "hopped out of the car" and fired without warning. "It's almost like they did a hit," Jaccbot Hinds said. "They didn't say please. They didn't say put your hands up, nothing." Catherine Garcia

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