In a video circulating on the internet, North Korean soldiers are seen in pursuit of a defector crossing the border of a demilitarized zone and thus violating a decades-old treaty. The situation, confirmed by United Nations Command, has caused international anxieties about the tenuousness of the agreement.
According to The New York Times, North Korean soldiers fired at and severely injured a defector who was attempting to flee the country to South Korea through the 2.5 mile-wide DMZ. In doing so (and in their retreat), the soldiers violated the 1953 truce that ended the Korean War. The American-led United Nations Command will now hold discussions on how to prevent further violations in the future.
The defector was helicoptered to a South Korean hospital where he was treated for five gunshot wounds. Doctors also found his stomach to be infested with parasitic worms. Although his physical condition is currently in a
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New details are emerging about Tuesday’s deadly shooting rampage in and near rural Rancho Tehama Reserve that killed six people (including the gunman, 44-year-old Kevin Janson Neal) and wounded at least 10.
At a Wednesday press conference, described as tense by The Associated Press, police defended their decision not to arrest Neal for violating a court order that banned him from having guns. Neighbors had previously complained about Neal repeatedly firing off hundreds of rounds from his home. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said that police responded to neighbors’ calls on numerous occasions. However, Johnston said that Neal wouldn’t open the door, so the police just left.
“He was not law enforcement friendly. He would not come to the door,” Johnston said. “You have to understand we can’t anticipate what people are going to do. We don’t have a crystal ball.”
Johnston also told reporters the shooter illegally manufactured the guns he used
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A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he fatally shot his foster mom and two siblings at his Oregon home, KRON4 reported.
Kevin Wayne Adams—a high school junior—was booked into a juvenile detention facility on aggravated murder charges after his foster father, Robert Adams, called police on Tuesday night to report that his wife Donya Adams, 55; daughter Amory Adams, 26; and foster daughter Payshience Adams, 10, had been shot dead.
Payshience is the boy’s biological sister, according to court records.
Kevin Adams allegedly admitted to investigators that he had shot his family with a handgun and waited for his foster father to return home, at which point he asked his foster father to call police and to not to come into the house.
When his foster father entered the home, he found a gun on his bed and the bodies of his family members, according to police.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is currently
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A brave mother of four died while shielding her children from bullets during Sunday’s massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. When the gunfire erupted Joann Ward reportedly pushed one of her daughters, Rihanna Garza, 9, to the ground to shield her from harm. She also used her body to block bullets from hurting her three younger children, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She saved two of her children’s lives. Rihanna was barely injured, according to the New York Post. Ryland Ward, 5, was shot four times and has undergone surgery. He is currently in critical condition. Tragically, Brooke Ward, 5 and Emily Garza, 7, died in addition to their fearless mother.
‘‘I didn’t get shot because I was hiding, and Mama covered Emily, Ryland and Brooke,” Vonda Greek Smith, a friend of the family said, repeating what Rihanna told her.
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It’s a husband’s worst nightmare. Canadian man Joseph Lambourne knew his wife Jan was at the country music concert in Las Vegas that turned deadly before he received ominous texts from her.
On Sunday, at least 59 people were killed and over 500 were injured at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The victims were shot from a smashed out window of a 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It marked the deadliest shooting in American history. Jan was one of the 22,000 concertgoers at the three-day festival.
Joseph told CTV News his sister-in-law called to tell him there had been a shooting.
“Her sister called me at probably, I think it was midnight, and told me,” he said, adding that he was at work at the time.
Not long after the call, Joseph received texts from his wife.
“She said ‘I’ve been shot’ and
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Social media helped a family reunite with their 5-year-old boy after the chaos that erupted from the Las Vegas shootings pushed him away from the group, ABC News reported.
Aden Huser and his aunt were watching Jason Aldean perform when shots rang out. His mother and sister had gone to the bathroom just a few moments before. The crowd stampeded and pushed the 5-year-old boy away from his aunt, leaving his family fearing the worst for two long hours.
Fifty-nine people were killed and more than 520 people were injured in the melée at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Doris Huser, Aden’s mother, said she felt “hopeless and helpless” during those two hours, fearing that her son was dead, but tried to stay strong for her 8-year-old daughter, according to ABC.
Lindsey Rogers, 26, found Aden in the merchandise tent, and made the split-second decision to run with the young boy.
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The country is still recovering after the deadliest mass shooting occured on Sunday ninght on the Las Vegas Strip.
At least 59 people were killed and more than 515 were injured when a man began shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. In light of the tragedy, many false stories and hoaxes have surfaced.
As BuzzFeed shares, here are 5 things you may have read that are not true:
1. Fake Victims Like Taylor Joshuas
Social media has circulated several pleas from what appeared to be families looking for missing relatives following the tragedy. In the above post, a parent is looking for a missing 14-year-old daughter. The image claims the teen’s name is Taylor Joshuas and desperately asks for public help. But the photo appears to have originated from the Snapchat account of a completely different person, who was not involved in the
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At least 50 people were killed and 200 injured overnight on the Las Vegas Strip marking the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. A crowd had gathered to watch country musician Jason Aldean perform when the shots rang out.
Videos captured the terrifying moments of the rapid-fire shooting.
In the video, you can hear some people mistaking the gunshots for fireworks.
“They’re not real gunshots,” one man said. “…It’s fireworks. It’s fireworks.”
Others feared a stampede. “We’re going to get trampled if we don’t go,” someone can be heard saying, according to USA Today.
According to CNN, some of the injured were hurt during a stampede.
Another video showed the moment that the concert turned deadly.
The shooter, who has been identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel according to Sheriff Joe Lombardo of Las Vegas Police. He said at a news conference that when police arrived at
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A Tennessee man was arrested yesterday after opening fire in his former church, killing one person and injuring at least six others, police said.
Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, allegedly arrived at Nashville’s Burnette Chapel Church of Christ with a handgun shortly before 11 am, just as morning church services were ending, he told police. He was charged with first-degree murder, and other charges are expected.
Catherine Dickerson, one of the injured church parishioners, told USA Today what she saw.
“I looked to my right and didn’t see anything,” Dickerson said. “Then another gunshot went off and someone said, ‘He’s got a gun!’”
“He was in black and had a black mask with white little markings on it,” Dickerson added. “He had the gun straight ahead of him, holding it with both hands. I saw one lady and she was going down.”
She ran toward the church, at which point the gunman shot her
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A security officer at St. Catherine University in St. Paul initially told police that a stranger on campus shot him Tuesday night. The school went into lockdown as 55 police officers, four K-9s and State Patrol aircraft searched for a male shooter in navy blue sweatshirt and black jeans.
But, they were searching for a non-existent suspect. On Wednesday, security officer 25-year-old Brent Patrick Ahlers, admitted that he accidentally shot himself and then lied about it because he was afraid of losing his job, according to the Star Tribune.
Police said that Ahlers brought his personal handgun to work, something he wasn’t supposed to do. According to NBC affiliate Kare11, guards at St. Catherine University
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