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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

November 1, 2017

Three people were killed in a shooting Wednesday night at a Walmart Super Center in Thornton, Colorado, police said.

The shooting was reported at 6:30 p.m. local time, and the Thornton Police tweeted that "multiple parties" were down. At 7:30 p.m., the department sent out another tweet, saying, "at this time this is not an active shooter." The Denver Post reports that as of 10:15 p.m. local time, they do not have a suspect in custody. The victims have been identified as two men and a woman, but their names have not been released.

Witness Aaron Stephens told the Post he was in the self-checkout line when he heard a gunshot, then bursts of gunfire. People started to scream and run outside to the parking lot, and "I was scared," he said. "I feared for my life."

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

August 28, 2017

Two people were killed and four others injured Monday afternoon in a shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in Clovis, New Mexico, Clovis City Manager Tom Phelps said.

The shooter was arrested after he "surrendered peacefully," Phelps said, and the injured have been taken to local hospitals. The shooting took place shortly after 4 p.m. local time, and police surrounded the library for more than an hour. Phelps said he does not know the motive, and an investigation is underway.

Witness Vanessa Aguirre told the Albuquerque Journal she was in the library with her son when a man came in and began shooting into the air. "It all happened so fast," she said. "We took off fast. My purse is still in there." Aguirre said she believed the man was using a handgun. Catherine Garcia

July 23, 2017

A shooting at the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Sunday killed two Jordanians and wounded an Israeli, police said.

The Jordanians, employees of a furniture company sent to a residential building at the heavily guarded embassy to do repairs, arrived before the shooting started, authorities said. It is not clear what started the shooting. Thousands of Jordanians protested in Amman on Friday following the installation of metal detectors by Israel at the Temple Mount, a sacred place for both Muslims and Jews in East Jerusalem. The metal detectors were put in following the shooting of two Israeli policemen earlier this month, and sparked protests in Israel that left at least six people dead. Catherine Garcia

April 23, 2017

Conservationist and I Dreamed of Africa author Kuki Gallmann was shot in the stomach and seriously injured Sunday at her ranch in Laikipia, Kenya, while surveying damage done by arsonists, authorities say.

Gallmann, 73, was airlifted to a hospital, where she underwent surgery and is in stable condition. Half of Kenya is experiencing a drought, and authorities say desperate herders are taking their animals to ranches that don't belong to them, staying there until they are driven from the land, and then moving on to the next one. This is leading to violent confrontations, with one ranch owner killed last month while inspecting damage done to his lodge by herders. The deputy chairman of the Laikipia Farmers Association said herders from a nearby community who have taken over Gallmann's land before are suspected in the shooting. Catherine Garcia

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