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Breaking News!!: San Francisco, CA: Shooting at a United Parcel Service facility.

Breaking News!!: San Francisco, CA: Shooting at a United Parcel Service facility.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, 3 people have been killed and 2 people were injured after a shooting at a United Parcel Service (U.P.S.) facility in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017.

According to San Francisco Police Department Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin, officers responded to calls about the shooting at 8:55am PT and found a suspect armed with an assault pistol.

Officers with the San Francisco Police Department found wounded victims inside the building and brought them to safety.

According to San Francisco Police Department Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin, when they found the gunman, he put the weapon to his head and shot himself.

“He saw police and turned the gun on himself,” said San Francisco Police Department Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin adding that the shooting is not related to terrorism.

The San Francisco Police Department confirms the shooter’s identify as Jimmy Lam, a resident from San Francisco, California, and recovered 2 firearms at the scene, including a semi-automatic handgun.

United Parcel Service has confirmed that the shooter was an employee and San Francisco Police Department confirms he was wearing a United Parcel Service uniform.

San Francisco Police Department are going through the building, making sure there aren’t any other accomplices, but San Francisco Police Department said the building is secure and the shelter-in-place has been lifted.

San Francisco Police Department has been set up a tipline for any information at: 1 (415) 575-4444 and the American Red Cross has set up sites at 500 San Bruno Ave and Cordon Bleu School at 100 Kansas St for victims’ families.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the shooting at a United Parcel Service facility. **

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Breaking News!!: Alexandria, VA: Rifle-wielding attacker opened fired on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice.

Breaking News!!: Alexandria, VA: Rifle-wielding attacker opened fired on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice.

Rifle-wielding attacker opened fired on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover.

The shooting occurred at around 7:00am ET during baseball practice for an annual bipartisan charity baseball game.

Republicans were practicing for the annual baseball game against Democrats that has been held since 1909.

Witnesses reported hearing at least 50 gunshots were fired.

Sen. Rand Paul describes the scene at the baseball practice to MSNBC where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot.

Witnesses said the Republican lawmaker was standing at second base when he was hit in the left hip.

After dragging himself to safety and getting help from his colleagues amid the chaos, Scalise was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Scalise underwent surgery and was in stable condition, his office said.

“Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone. He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues.” the office for Scalise said in a statement.

The 51 year old Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008.

United States of America President Donald Trump spoke to the nation from the White House about the shooting.

“Everyone on that field is a public servant. Their sacrifice makes democracy possible,” said United States of America President Donald Trump.

United States of America President Donald Trump later said, “Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend, he’s a patriot and he’s a fighter. He will recover from this assault and Steve I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you but of an entire nation and frankly the entire world. America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting.”

United States of America President Donald Trump is calling for unity, saying we are strongest when we work together for the common good.

“We may have our differences but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because above all they love our country. We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good,” said United States of America President Donald Trump.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said, “We are united in our shock, we are united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. For all the noise and all the fury, we are one family… I ask each of you to join me to resolve to come together to lift each other up and to show the country, to show the world, that we are one House, the people’s House, united in our humanity. It is that humanity which will win the day and it always will.”

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi said of Rep. Scalise, “For this person to take this action was so cowardly. It seems particularly sad that at a time when people want us to come together… that this assault would be made. But we cannot let that be a victory for the assailant or anyone who would think that way… We will use this occasion as one that brings us together and not separates us further.”

Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who coaches the GOP team, said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot during the shooting, but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery.

The assailant, prepared with a lot of ammo, fought a gun battle with authorities before the attacker was shot and later died.

Authorities are saying that this was an isolated incident and there is no additional threat.

Law enforcement and government officials identified the shooter as 66 year old James. T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois.

The law enforcement officials said the shooter was heard asking, “Are these the Republicans or the Democrats?”, raising questions about the gunman’s political motivations, but law enforcement officials at the scene said that piece of the investigation remains unclear.

According to public records, James. T. Hodgkinson, a licensed home inspector who ran his business out of his Illinois home, has a history of arrests and was charged in 2006 with assaulting a woman.

At the time, authorities recovered a pocket knife, hair they say was pulled out of the woman’s head, and a 12-gauge shotgun at the scene of the alleged attack.

According to public records, the charges, domestic battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and battery, were later dismissed.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that 2 firearms, a rifle and a handgun, were recovered from the scene.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victims of the shooting and hoping that everybody will recover soon. **

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Topock, AZ: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting of a naked man from Needles, California.

Topock, AZ: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting of a naked man from Needles, California.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an agency assist at about 3:00pm PT on Monday, May 15th, 2017 for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (B.N.S.F.) police in reference to a naked male subject jumping off one of their trains in the Topock, Arizona area.

As deputies were enroute, they were redirected to a call at a residence, not too far away from the rail road tracks, in the 7900 block of Regil Road in reference to a naked man on a private property that had been shot.

As deputies were getting near the residence, they observed a naked man traveling west on Regil Road.

He was stumbling and covered in blood. Deputies detained the male subject.

Medical responded and the male subject was transported to a medical facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the male subject was later identified as 25 year old Joshua Daniel Reza from Needles, California.

Deputies proceeded to the residence and contacted the victims. The 72 year old female victim said that she was in the house when the power went out.

The victim further said that she told her boyfriend as he was in the garage at the time.

The victim advised that a naked man walked up to her residence while her boyfriend walked up the road to check their electrical box.

The victim further advised that she didn’t recognized the naked man and she started screaming for him to leave.

The victim said that the naked man never spoke while he kept walking toward her.

The victim further said that he stopped and stared at her, ignoring her commands to get off the property.

The victim said that her boyfriend returned with a gun and the naked man started walking towards them when her boyfriend fired a few shots into the air while she was screaming for the naked man to get back and leave.

Deputies contacted the victims’ boyfriend, an 86 year old male victim.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the victim confirmed his girlfriend’s statements.

The victim reported that he fired 2 to 3 warning shots into the air.

The victim further reported that the naked man continued walking toward them and he fired another round, striking the subject in the face.

The victim said that the man also broke the water pipes near their electrical box.

Nobody is in police custody at this time pending the County Attorney’s Office review.

The .22 caliber revolver was taken and placed in evidence pending the CAO review.

** Press Release: **

https://resources.mohavecounty.us/File/Sheriff/PressReleasesArchives/2017/05-16-2017_Press_Release.pdf

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Breaking News!!: Fresno, CA: Deadly shooting spree leaves several people dead and the suspect arrested.

Breaking News!!: Fresno, CA: Deadly shooting spree leaves several people dead and the suspect arrested.

According to the Fresno Police Department and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, at least 3 people are dead and a suspect arrested in a deadly shooting spree in Fresno, California on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.

The suspect in the deadly shooting spree has been identified as 39 year old Kori Ali Muhamma and was a fugitive wanted in connection with the shooting death of a security guard at a Motel 6 on Thursday, April 13th, 2017.

According to Fresno Police Department Chief Jerry Dyer, Kori Ali Muhamma was arrested and was being held awaiting at least 4 counts of murder,

At least 16 rounds were fired in less than a minute at 4 locations in the Fresno, California area, including a Catholic Charities facility, where the suspect killed a man in the parking lot.

According to Fresno Police Department, the suspect reportedly yelled “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great” in Arabic) during the deadly shooting spree.

But, the Fresno Police Department is saying that it’s too early to say whether terrorism was a factor.

According to Fresno Police Department Chief Jerry Dyer, Kori Ali Muhamma is black and all of the victims were white, and a social media accounts linked to Kori Ali Muhamma expressed anti-white and anti-government sentiments.

“This was a random act of violence. These were unprovoked attacks by an individual who was intent on carrying out homicides today,” said Fresno Police Department Chief Jerry Dyer.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

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News Update!!: San Bernardino, CA: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting at North Park Elementary School.

News Update!!: San Bernardino, CA: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting at North Park Elementary School.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding deadly shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California that occurred on Monday, April 10th, 2017.

** Latest Information: **

**** As of 7:00pm PT on Sunday, April 16th, 2017: ****

Students at North Park Elementary School will be returning back to school on Monday, April 17th, 2017 just a week after a gunman shot and killed a teacher and student inside a classroom.

Meanwhile, 9 year old Nolan Brandy has left the hospital as of Friday, April 14th, 2017 and is at home recovering.

Doctors said Nolan Brandy could be ready to return to school later this month.

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**** As of 6:00pm PT on Friday, April 14th, 2017: ****

Good news to report, 9 year old Nolan Brandy, who was hit in the upper body and was sent to the hospital after the deadly shooting at North Park Elementary School, has been released from the hospital and heading home to his family.

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**** As of 6:00pm PT on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017: ****

The 9 year old student who wounded in Monday’s deadly shooting is recovering and in “good spirits.”

The student, identified as 9 year old Nolan Brandy, was hit in the upper body and was sent to the hospital after the deadly shooting at North Park Elementary School.

In a released a statement by the parents of the surviving victim, Leon and Rachel Brandy thanking the community “for the outpouring of prayers and support” and said their son is recovering very well, adding that they are “grateful.”

Leon and Rachel Brandy added, “Please continue to pray for him and also for Jonathan Martinez’s and Karen Smith’s families.”

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department: **

Meanwhile, both San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputies and the San Bernardino County Fire Department Firefighters gathered up teddy bears for students at North Park Elementary School.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Deputies from Central Station “dropped teddy bears off at Cal State for the kiddos of North Park Elementary“.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Firefighters from Lake Arrowhead, California “drop off teddy bears collected in the mountain communities at Cal State San Bernardino for students at North Park Elementary School“.

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**** As of 12:20pm PT on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017: ****

A news conference was held on Tuesday providing the latest information regarding Monday’s deadly shooting.

  • According to the San Bernardino Police Department, a teacher identified as Karen Elaine Smith in the shooting and a 8 year old student identified as Jonathan Martinez died in route to the hospital after the the shooting,.
  • According to the San Bernardino Police Department, a 9 year old student was sent to the hospital after being wounded in the shooting.
  • San Bernardino Police Department and School Officials say the 9 year old student was “doing better” and was “up and watching cartoons” as of this morning.
  • According to the San Bernardino Police Department, the suspect, identified as Cedric Charles Anderson, died after shooting Karen Elaine Smith.
  • According to San Bernardino Police Department Caption Ron Maass, “There was no indication the gun was visible upon his arrival at the school.”
  • According to San Bernardino Police Department, Cedric Charles Anderson followed the proper protocol and got into the school through the front office by telling staffers he had to drop something off for Karen Elaine Smith.
  • The firearm used in the shooting was a .357 Smith & Wesson revolver that was sold in 1979 in Michigan, but the firearm was not sold to Cedric Charles Anderson (Suspect) and no further records for the gun are available.
  • The suspect fired 10 rounds into the special needs classroom.
  • San Bernardino Unified School District Superintendent Dale Marsden said North Park Elementary School will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday to give investigators time to complete their work and students and staff time to recover emotionally.
  • “Our hearts are broken. This is truly tragic,” said San Bernardino Unified School District Superintendent Dale Marsden.
  • San Bernardino Unified School District Superintendent Dale Marsden spoke to the news media about his meeting Tuesday morning with the family of Jonathan Martinez.
  • By all accounts, Jonathan Martinez was a happy child who was born with Williams syndrome and the family wants, in memory of Jonathan, for our nation to be aware and conscious of what is Williams syndrome. This is a genetic condition present at birth and characterized by medical problems including cardiovascular disease, developmental delay, and learning disabilities. Jonathan had had previous heart surgery. These often occur side-by-side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music. An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people a year in the United States have Williams syndrome. It is known to occur equally in both males and females, and in every culture. We would like the nation to honor his memory, the only son of this family, Jonathan. Unlike disorders that can make connecting with your child difficult, children with Williams syndrome tend to be social, friendly, and endearing. Parents often say the joy and perspective the child with this syndrome brings into their lives had been unimaginable. The district will be announcing an agency that will coordinate further counseling services, services, and donations. We appreciate the outpouring in partnership with HOPE worldwide,” said San Bernardino Unified School District Superintendent Dale Marsden.
  • A candlelight vigil will be held at 7:00pm PT on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at North Park Elementary School, located at 5378 North H Street, in San Bernardino, California.
  • NBC affiliate KMIR Channel 6 has posted the raw audio recording from 911 dispatch from the deadly shooting at North Park Elementary School.

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** How the Deadly Shooting at North Park Elementary School unfolded: **

 According to the San Bernardino Police Department, at around 10:27am PT on Monday, April 10th, 2017, a report came in of an active shooter at the campus.

A man entered North Park Elementary School, located at 5378 North H Street, in San Bernardino, California.

The man, armed with a .357 revolver, opened fire into the special needs classroom killing the teacher and inadvertently hitting an 8 year old student who was behind his teacher.

The suspect then reloaded his handgun and used the last round to take his own life.

The North Park Elementary School of about 600 students, kindergarten through 6th grade, was placed on lockdown as law enforcement and first responders swarmed the campus.

According to San Bernardino Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan, the 8 year old student was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, but died on his way to the hospital.

According to San Bernardino Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan, the 9 year old student was taken to the hospital and was listed in critical condition.

There were 15 students in the special needs classroom ranging from 1st to 4th grade, along with 2 adult aides.

The San Bernardino Police Department called the deadly shooting a “murder-suicide”.

It was not immediately clear whether the North Park Elementary School has metal detectors or other equipment designed to prevent weapons from being carried into the campus.

**** The Victims: ****

The San Bernardino Police Department release the identity of the teacher killed in the shooting as 53 year old Karen Elaine Smith.

Karen Elaine Smith dedicated her life to the growth and success of her students.

Karen Elaine Smith home-schooled her 4 children, all adults, for 8 years before she went back to school to pursue a career in education.

Karen Elaine Smith taught at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, California before she transferred to North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California.

Karen Elaine Smith was a loving grandmother to 3 grandchildren and loved her family and all of the students she taught; always challenging her students academically and seeing them excel.

The San Bernardino Police Department then release the identity of the student who died on his way to the hospital as 8 year old Jonathan Martinez.

According to the San Bernardino Police Department, the 8 year old student shot was not targeted and was likely struck by accident.

Jonathan Martinez’s family set up a GoFundMe account for funeral expenses.

The GoFundMe account’s statement reads, “Ive created this go fund me page for my cousin jonathan who was unfortunately taken from us to soon. I’m trying to help my cousins raise money for funeral expenses & meals to help provide for her family in this time of need. My whole family would greatly appreciate any forth coming donations, the love and support in this time of need. May god bless you all. #@ngeljonathan”.

** Donations: GoFundMe Website: **

https://www.gofundme.com/jonathan-our-family-angel-ngeljonathan

In the last 14 hours, people have donated over $29,569.

“We honestly can’t thank everyone enough. We appreciate everyone’s sweet words, and we are very speechless. Thank you coming together. We will keep everyone updated on any further news. My family truly truly appreciates everything from the bottom of our hearts,” wrote Brianna Lopez to all of the people who had donated.

**** The Suspect: ****

The San Bernardino Police Department release the identity of the suspect as 53 year old Cedric Charles Anderson from Riverside, California.

According to the San Bernardino Police Department, the victim, Karen Elaine Smith, was the estranged wife of suspect, Cedric Charles Anderson.

Karen Elaine Smith and Cedric Charles Anderson married in January 2017 until Karen Elaine Smith left Cedric Charles Anderson over a month later.

Karen Elaine Smith’s mother Irma Sykes told the Los Angeles Times that Cedric Charles Anderson had a “different personality” after Karen Elaine Smith left him.

Cedric Charles Anderson was unemployed at the time of the shooting but had worked as a maintenance man and a pastor at a church in the Las Vegas, Nevada area.

Cedric Charles Anderson has at least 3 adult children.

Authorities said Cedric Charles Anderson had been in trouble with the law in the past, stemming from domestic violence and weapons, as well as drug-related offenses.

**** Community In Mourning  ****

Soon after the deadly shooting, San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis‏ announced a prayer vigil being held at 6:00pm PT on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, located at 796 West 48th Street, in San Bernardino, California.

A large crowd of people arrived into the Our Lady of the Assumption Church to remember the teacher and student killed in the deadly school.

In a release statement, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said, “This is a tragedy, especially for young students, but school officials and law enforcement acted quickly to deal with the event. As we grieve for those who died or were injured, this is also a time to remind all California public schools to make sure they annually update their mandatory school safety plans.

In a release statement, United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said: “My heart and prayers go out to the victims of this horrible act and to all students and members of the North Park Elementary School community. I want to thank the first responders, teachers and school administrators who were there to protect the students in harm’s way. As a mother and grandmother, today’s senseless violence is a tragedy no parent should ever have to face. I ask everyone to join me in keeping all the victims and those impacted in your prayers.

The San Bernardino Unified School District tweeted on Twitter, “Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this morning’s tragedy. North Park classes will be cancelled for Tues. and Wed.

Sarkis Ohannessian, Lieutenant with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Public Affairs Division, tweeted on Twitter, “Rest In Peace! May god help all who are affected today.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department tweeted on Twitter, “Our hearts go out to the families affected by this tragedy. Your community mourns with you and supports you.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department tweeted on Twitter, “Our hearts and prayers go out to those impacted by the shooting at North Park Elementary in SB. We stand united. #SBStrong @SanBernardinoPD“.

San Bernardino County Fire Department Chief Mark Hartwig tweeted on Twitter, “Heartfelt condolences from the men and women @SBCountyFire. We mourn with the impacted families in our community….

Michael Ramos, District Attorney of San Bernardino County, tweeted on Twitter, “Our Victim Advocate team has now moved to Cal State San Bernardino to assist students and staff from Northpark Elementary“.

California Governor Jerry Brown tweeted on Twitter, “Anne and I send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by today’s tragic shooting at North Park Elementary.

Senator for California and Former CA Attorney General Kamala Harris tweeted on Twitter, “Heartbroken to hear about the shooting in San Bernardino. I’m praying for the community and the families of those killed and injured.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi tweeted on Twitter, “Thinking of all those affected by today’s events in #SanBernardino.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the deadly shooting at North Park Elementary School. **

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding the deadly shooting at North Park Elementary School. ****

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​Breaking News!!: San Bernardino, CA: Shooting at North Park Elementary School.

​Breaking News!!: San Bernardino, CA: Shooting at North Park Elementary School.

There has been a shooting at North Park Elementary School, located at 5378 North H Street, in San Bernardino, California.

The shooting happened at around 10:15am PT on Monday, April 10th, 2017.

San Bernardino Police Department confirmed 2 adults were killed in what’s being calling an apparent “murder-suicide” when a armed person who walked into a classroom and shot a teacher.

San Bernardino Police Department also say 2 students were injured and are being hospitalized, but details about their conditions were not immediately available.

Authorities are sweeping the school and at this moment, everything is under control.

Students being sent via bus to Cal State San Bernardino and parents are being asked to check in at Cajon High School, located at 1200 Weat Hill Drive, in San Bernardino, California.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4. **

Breaking News!!: Hesperia, CA: Suspect arrested in shooting of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy during gas station robbery.

Breaking News!!: Hesperia, CA: Suspect arrested in shooting of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy during gas station robbery.

A man suspected of shooting of a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy in the chest on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Hesperia, California has been arrested.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has identified the suspect who was arrested as 37 year old Kenneth Scott Welch from Redlands, California.

Kenneth Scott Welch was found at his home on Colton Avenue in Redlands, California and taken into police custody without incident,

Deputies responded to a robbery at 12:45am PT near a Chevron Gas Station located on Ranchero Road and Escondido Avenue.

The deputy confronted a robbery suspect at the gas station and tried to pepper-spray the man, who then brandished a gun and opened fire.

The deputy has been identified by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as Pat Higgins, who was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that the deputy’s bulletproof vest likely saved his life.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.