Sun, April 26, 2009

Recent shooting violence in U.S.

Asian gunman held after shooting at California retreat

A 72-year-old Asian man was in custody Wednesday after shooting dead a woman at a Korean Christian retreat in Southern California. Full story


Gun politics

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Latest shooting incidents


3 dead, 2 hurt in Ga. shooting; professor sought

2009-04-26 07:23:10 GMT A University of Georgia professor who police suspect in the fatal shootings of his ex-wife and two men outside a theater near campus Saturday disappeared in his Jeep after dropping his children off with a neighbor, authorities said.

Anti-gun demonstration held at NY's Times Square

2009-04-17 01:05:28 GMT Xinhua English Demonstrators with the group New Yorkers Against Gun Violence and activists from Binghamton N.Y. lie down on the sidewalk observing three minutes' silence for shooting victims in American history, at Times Square in New York, the United States, April 16, 2009. Demonstrators chose to hold the event on the the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings on Thursday to try to get support for sensible guns laws.

Asian gunman held after shooting at California retreat

2009-04-09 06:06:16 GMT LOS ANGELES – A 72-year-old Asian man was in custody Wednesday after shooting dead a woman at a Korean Christian retreat in Southern California, authorities told AFP.

Four killed in overnight shootings in Houston: police

2009-04-08 20:32:38 GMT Xinhua English HOUSTON, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed when gunshots rang out across Houston, Texas, overnight, police said Wednesday.

One killed, 3 injured in S California retreat shooting

2009-04-08 18:53:03 GMT Xinhua English LOS ANGELES, April 8 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and three others critically injured after being shot overnight by an elderly gunman at a Korean religious retreat about 130 kilometers southeast of Los Angeles, authorities said on Wednesday.

1 killed, 3 wounded in shooting near Los Angeles

2009-04-08 07:39:18 GMT Xinhua English LOS ANGELES, April 7 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and three others wounded when a lone gunman opened fire at a Korean Christian retreat Tuesday in Riverside County near Los Angeles, police said.



U.S. senators seek citizenship for shooting victims

2009-04-09 05:48:44 GMT WASHINGTON – New York's senators said Wednesday they plan to ask Congress to grant citizenship posthumously to victims of Friday's shooting in Binghamton, N.Y.

China's FM calls Clinton, expresses concern over Chinese victims in U.S. shooting rampage

2009-04-05 14:28:15 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made a phone conversation with his U.S. counterpart Hillary Clinton on Sunday, expressing concerns over Chinese nationals killed and injured in Friday's Binghamton shooting rampage.

Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for New York shooting

2009-04-04 07:45:02 GMT xinhuanet ISLAMABAD, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Taliban leader Baituallah Mehsud claimed Saturday responsibility for an attack on the U.S. civic association building in New York in which at least 13 people were killed, according to the private Geo TV.

Backgrounder: Fatal shootings in U.S. since August 2008

2009-04-04 05:10:51 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Fourteen people, including a suspected gunman, were killed and at least four others were wounded in a shooting rampage Friday morning that broke out in Binghamton, in the U.S. state of New York, local authorities said.

Residents in shock after fatal shootings in quiet Binghamton

2009-04-04 04:42:49 GMT Xinhua English BINGHAMTON, the United States, April 3 (Xinhua) -- With shock and disbelief, residents of Binghamton in New York State, awoke on Friday to find their hometown no longer the small and quiet place they used to be familiar with.

Obama "shocked" by shooting in New York State

2009-04-03 21:30:34 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, April 3 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that he was shocked and saddened by a shooting in an immigration office in Binghamton, New York State killing 13 persons, according to the White House.

Comments and analyses


Gun control alone not enough to prevent fatal shootings in U.S.

2009-04-07 07:03:46 GMT Xinhua English LOS ANGELES, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Last week seemed to be the bloodiest week in the United States with 14 people being killed in a shooting rampage Friday in Binghamton, New York, followed by two more shootings Saturday in Washington and Pennsylvania which cost a total of nine lives including five children.

Mass shootings become repeat performances in U.S.

2009-04-06 16:29:04 GMT Xinhua English NEW YORK, April 6 (Xinhua) -- "Not again," perhaps is the most heard printable reaction to reports of another mass shooting in the United States and was heard time and again last week with word on Friday of the shooting deaths of 14 people in a center for immigrants in Binghamton, the U.S. state of New York.



America's mass shooting trend

2009-04-09 06:41:34 GMT The shooting massacre in Binghampton, N.Y. left 13 people dead. This is the fourth mass shooting in as many weeks. Jeff Glor reports.