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After a mass shooting, there is no easy answer about what to do with …


Marco Quiroga, who works to support social-justice causes in central Florida, stands at a memorials at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on May 30. (AP)

It was only a week after a gunman turned a church service into a bloody crime scene, but on Sunday morning the doors of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs were back open. Thanks to a 30-person team working overtime for 72 hours, the Texas sanctuary was completely revamped, offering a simple, whitewashed tribute to the two dozen victims shot by Devin Kelley.

But even as mourners and community members lined up outside for a few quiet moments in the church, the congregation’s leaders admitted they were considering all options about what to do next with the site — tear the structure down? Built a permanent monument? First Baptist has yet to decide, Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/14/after-a-mass-shootings-there-is-no-easy-answer-about-what-to-do-with-the-site/

After a mass shooting, there is no easy answer about what to do with the site


Marco Quiroga, who works to support social-justice causes in central Florida, stands at a memorials at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando on May 30. (AP)

It was only a week after a gunman turned a church service into a bloody crime scene, but on Sunday morning the doors of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs were back open. Thanks to a 30-person team working overtime for 72 hours, the Texas sanctuary was completely revamped, offering a simple, whitewashed tribute to the two dozen victims shot by Devin Kelley.

But even as mourners and community members lined up outside for a few quiet moments in the church, the congregation’s leaders admitted they were considering all options about what to do next with the site — tear the structure down? Built a permanent monument? First Baptist has yet to decide, Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/14/after-a-mass-shootings-there-is-no-easy-answer-about-what-to-do-with-the-site/

Chesapeake man charged with shooting friend in face didn’t know how to handle a gun, defense says – Virginian

CHESAPEAKE

The shotgun was always there.

Jaonta Wyche and Juan Perry, along with two other roommates, always played with it, detectives said in court Wednesday morning. But Perry said it never contained bullets, the detectives said.

Until April 29.

The four young men who lived in the South Norfolk home were in the bedroom that day, talking and playing video games. Wyche and Perry were playing with the gun, and Wyche cocked it and placed it on the bed, detectives said.

Perry then picked up the gun, with the barrel tilted toward Wyche, and tried to cock it again. Wyche told Perry he had to pull the trigger before cocking it again, so Perry did just that.

The gun then went off, killing Wyche. 

The detectives testified during Perry’s preliminary hearing in General District Court on Wednesday. Perry, 20, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, is out on bond and has been going to counseling.

Judge Robert MacDonald

Read more at: http://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/chesapeake-man-charged-with-shooting-friend-in-face-didn-t/article_11ad881e-721f-5432-adc8-6858d7a0b757.html

More on Plano shooting, Texas redistricting, Customs and Border Protection resumes in Harvey-hit areas: Your …

Photo of the morning

Fellow Oklahoma National Guard troops shower Cpl. Don Hamilton and Spc. Rainey Jackson with birdseed after the couple exchanged vows Tuesday at the Ford Pavilion in Beaumont, Texas. The newlyweds are among the Oklahoma National Guard troops dispatched to southeast Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

For more coverage on the aftermath of Harvey, head to dallasnews.com/harvey.

Around the site

Theft: Police are looking for two men and a woman wanted in a series of thefts across Dallas-Fort Worth. The trio fraudulently purchased a PlayStation 4 and Apple Watch after stealing the victim’s wallet.

Robbery: A man arrested last month in connection with a robbery of a Dallas Whataburger is likely responsible for several other robberies this summer, including a pair of Starbucks stores, police said Tuesday.

Granted: The National Science Foundation has selected Texas AM University to lead one of its prestigious engineering research centers, part

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/newsletters/2017/09/13/plano-shooting-texas-redistricting-hold-customs-border-protection-resumes-wednesday-morning-roundup

More on Plano shooting, Texas redistricting, Customs and Border …

Photo of the morning

Fellow Oklahoma National Guard troops shower Cpl. Don Hamilton and Spc. Rainey Jackson with birdseed after the couple exchanged vows Tuesday at the Ford Pavilion in Beaumont, Texas. The newlyweds are among the Oklahoma National Guard troops dispatched to southeast Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

For more coverage on the aftermath of Harvey, head to dallasnews.com/harvey.

Around the site

Theft: Police are looking for two men and a woman wanted in a series of thefts across Dallas-Fort Worth. The trio fraudulently purchased a PlayStation 4 and Apple Watch after stealing the victim’s wallet.

Robbery: A man arrested last month in connection with a robbery of a Dallas Whataburger is likely responsible for several other robberies this summer, including a pair of Starbucks stores, police said Tuesday.

Granted: The National Science Foundation has selected Texas AM University to lead one of its prestigious engineering research centers, part

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/newsletters/2017/09/13/plano-shooting-texas-redistricting-hold-customs-border-protection-resumes-wednesday-morning-roundup

Another Orlando shooting: Raising kids in a mass-murder world

Twice, my son has attended the summer teen academy at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Both times, the first day’s activities were interrupted by a mass murder.

Last year, he started the Monday after Pulse. Deputies who were supposed to help kids understand the challenges and rewards of working in law enforcement were still reeling themselves from the bloody crime scene with 49 fatalities that they had encountered the day before.

Then this Monday, Sheriff Jerry Demings couldn’t attend the opening session with the teenagers as he was dealing with six dead people at the Fiamma complex in east Orange County.

Suspect killed woman in ‘random shooting’ – The Union

A 35-year-old Milledgeville man accused in the execution-style shooting death of a woman at a local store Tuesday afternoon had previously been arrested six times since 2002, The Union-Recorder has learned.

Two of the victim’s grandchildren, an 8-year-old third-grader at an elementary school in Baldwin County, and his 6-year-old sister, a first-grader at the same school, witnessed the tragedy, Baldwin County Sheriff Bill Massee said.

While family and friends continue mourning the loss of Rita “Faye” Heron, they will gather this afternoon (Saturday) to pay their final respects at her funeral. It is set for 4 p.m. in the chapel of Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville. The Rev. Tim Thomas will officiate.

Family will greet friends and others at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until time for the service, and then immediately after the service.

An educational fund has been set up at Century Bank Trust in Milledgeville. A GoFundMe account has

Read more at: http://www.unionrecorder.com/news/suspect-killed-woman-in-random-shooting/article_2444e080-448b-11e7-a4b8-bff108cb08a0.html

1 Suspect Dead, 1 In Custody After Deadly Shooting Of St. Paul Family

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — St. Paul police have a 23-year-old man in custody following the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her family.

They arrested him two hours after the shootings hiding in a nearby shed with the couple’s 18-month-old child.

The killings happened in an apartment building at the corner of English Street and Larpenteur Avenue on the city’s east side.

Police were called to the scene around 1 a.m. where they discovered three dead and another woman injured.

Police are still trying to piece together this horrific murder scene and tell WCCO they believe two young men were responsible.

One of those suspects was found outside dead, the other is now in jail.

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Wade McIntosh,

Read more at: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/04/07/fatal-shooting-st-paul-lake-phalen/

Mother and sons killed in ‘horrific’ quadruple Gentilly shooting; daughter, 12, in serious condition

Residents on a quiet Gentilly street awoke Friday to a gruesome scene — a quadruple shooting that left a young mother and her two sons dead, with her 12-year-old daughter in serious condition at the hospital.

The shooting occurred before dawn, when New Orleans police officers were dispatched to a tan brick home in the 4200 block of Touro Street.

Though some neighbors said they didn’t hear any gunshots, officers who arrived at the home shortly after 4 a.m. found Monique Smith, 30, and her sons Jumyrin Smith, 6, and Justin Simms, 10, shot to death inside the house.

Also wounded by gunfire was Monique Smith’s 12-year-old daughter, A’Miya Smith, who was rushed to a hospital.

Smith and her two sons were all shot in the head, according to sources cited by WWL-TV. Police would not confirm how severely A’Miya was injured but said the girl was in serious condition.

Within hours, family members arrived

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/crime_police/article_b5dc22b8-058b-11e7-939a-472d4fa9a877.html