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Two women killed in Florida yoga class shooting

TALLAHASSEE: Two women were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Florida yoga studio before class members fought back and the attacker killed himself, police said on Saturday. The women, identified as Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, were shot and killed on Friday afternoon when Scott Beierle, 40, opened fire at the Hot Yoga studio at an upscale shopping center in Florida’s capital, Tallahassee, the city’s police department said in a statement. Four other people were injured in the shooting, along with a…

Five shot, including a girl, 8, in Syracuse, New York: police

NEW YORK: Five people were shot, including an eight-year-old girl, in Syracuse, New York on Thursday, the city’s police chief said. Police responded to a shooting in the city in upstate New York shortly after 9 p.m. local time, the department said in a statement posted on Twitter by a producer for National Public Radio.  “This is very tragic event,” Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said during a news conference. “This is something that cannot occur in our community.” Fowler did not disclose the condition of the five…

‘Multiple victims’ reported in shooting in US state of Maryland

Several people were shot on Thursday in Perryman, Maryland, at a Rite Aid distribution center, according to authorities, and NBC News reported the suspected shooter, a woman, was “down.” It was not immediately clear whether anyone had been killed, and details of the incident remained largely unknown as of 11:30 a.m. EDT (1530 GMT). The Harford County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Twitter that officers were dispatched to the incident shortly after 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT). A law enforcement briefing for reporters was scheduled…

Three killed in Mexico City tourist hotspot

MEXICO CITY: Gunmen with rifles and pistols killed three people on Friday and injured at least seven in a tourist plaza in downtown Mexico City, police said, adding that they were chasing three men dressed as mariachi musicians who fled on motorbikes. Mexico City police said in a statement the victims were killed at an intersection on the edge of Plaza Garibaldi, a major tourist destination packed with mariachi bars. Videos from the scene on social media and television showed a heavy police presence, with the site of…

Canada shooter charged with four counts of homicide

MONTREAL: The man behind a fatal shooting in an eastern Canada city has been charged with four counts of first degree murder, police said Saturday. Authorities identified the gunman as Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, who opened fire in the sleepy city of Fredericton, New Brunswick early Friday, killing four including two officers. Raymond, who was injured and hospitalized, was charged with four premeditated homicides, though police did not provide details of his motives. He will remain in custody as he awaits a court…

Four killed in shooting in Canada, including two police

OTTAWA: Two police officers were among four people killed Friday in a shooting in eastern Canada and a suspect has been arrested, authorities said. Residents of the Brookside neighborhood of Fredericton, New Brunswick reported waking to the sounds of multiple gunshots. Witnesses described to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) seeing the barrel of a rifle or shotgun poking out from the window of a low-rise apartment building and firing into a courtyard, while the bodies of two officers lay on the ground nearby.…

Three dead, seven injured in New Orleans shooting

Three people were killed and at least seven others were injured in a mass shooting in New Orleans late Saturday night, officials said. Police said two gunman shot indiscriminately into a crowd at about 10:30 p.m. local time, about three miles from the city’s famed French quarter. Three of the wounded were pronounced dead at the scene and seven others were taken to local hospitals. The conditions of the wounded were not immediately available. “There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence,” New Orleans…

Five dead, including gunman, in Texas nursing home shooting

TEXAS:  Five people were shot dead, including the suspected gunman, in a Friday night attack at a Texas nursing home and the home of one of the people slain, city officials said. Police in Robstown, Texas, outside Corpus Christi, responded to reports of an active shooter at a nursing home about 7 p.m. local time (midnight GMT), where they found two men and a woman dead, said Herman Rodriguez, city secretary, in a video interview with the Caller Times of Corpus Christi. Officers later found two more bodies at a home…

Nine shot in downtown Toronto, gunman dead: police

A gunman opened fire in central Toronto on Sunday night, injuring nine people including a child before being shot dead, police reported. Toronto Police said they had responded to a call at around 10:00 pm (0200 GMT Monday) in the city's Greektown district. "Conditions of victims not known yet. A young girl is one of the 9 victims," the police department tweeted. The police said the nine victims did "not include the shooter who is dead." Global News quoted a Toronto police source as saying the suspect is believed to have…

Several dead in newsroom shooting in US state

WASHINGTON: Several people were feared killed Thursday in a shooting at the building that houses the Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper published in Annapolis, a historic city an hour east of Washington. A reporter for the Capital Gazette, Phil Davis, tweeted that a "gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees." He said several people were killed. "There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman…