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Three killed, four wounded in California bowling alley shooting

Three men were killed and four wounded in a shooting at a bowling alley in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance and police said early on Saturday they were searching for a suspect or suspects. The incident followed a fight at the Gable House Bowl, a bowling alley and arcade that also offers laser tag, according to local media. The Torrance Police Department said officers responded to a shot-fired call at the location found multiple gunshot victims. Two men were taken to hospital, two opted to seek their own medical…

Multiple victims at California bowling alley shooting

Shots were fired at a bowling alley in Torrance, California, on Saturday and there have been multiple victims, police and local media said. The incident took place at the Gable House Bowl, a bowling alley and arcade that also offers laser tag, a local ABC affiliate reported. “Reports of shots fired with multiple victims down. T P D is on scene. Investigation is ongoing. Please stay away from the area,” Torrance Police Department (TPD) said on Twitter, without giving further details about the number or condition of…

Vienna shooting ‘linked to Balkan mafia’: police

VIENNA: A shooting which left one man dead and another seriously injured in central Vienna on Friday is thought to be linked to a Balkan mafia, police said in a statement Saturday. "At the moment the crime looks as though it is connected to organised crime in the Western Balkans region," the statement said. The shooting, which happened at around 13:30 local time on Friday, briefly sparked panic in the historic centre of the Austrian capital, in an area popular with tourists. The two victims, aged 32 and 23, were…

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…