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Who was Las Vegas gunman?

Alleged Las Vegas concert gunman Stephen Paddock was a wealthy former accountant who seemed to be living a quiet retirement in a desert community. The 64-year-old, of Mesquite, Nevada, had a pilot’s and hunting licence and no criminal record, said authorities. But one former neighbour said the suspect was a professional gambler and “weird”. There was reason to believe Paddock had a history of psychological problems, a US official told Reuters news agency. It is the deadliest shooting in modern US history, with the toll surpassing the 49 killed at ...

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Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

The gunman killed after shooting dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees has been named by the Paris prosecutor as Karim Cheurfi, a convicted criminal. He used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to kill the police officer with two bullets to the head, François Molins told journalists in the French capital. A note defending so-called Islamic State was found near his body. Candidates in Sunday’s presidential election have been accused of exploiting the attack politically. Cheurfi had four criminal convictions, the prosecutor said. Friday is the last day of campaigning before ...

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Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe

Media playback is unsupported on your device The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city’s suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical. The gunman also wounded two police officers before he was killed by security forces on the Champs-Elysees. President François Hollande is to chair a security cabinet meeting, as France readies for Sunday’s presidential poll. Mr ...

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Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris gun battle

Media playback is unsupported on your device One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces. The Champs Elysees, where the shooting occurred, was sealed off. Reports suggest a single gunman fired on a police patrol before trying to escape. It happened as presidential candidates made their last pitches in a TV appearance before Sunday’s election. An anti-terrorist investigation has been launched. “On the face of it, the officers were deliberately targeted,” interior ministry spokesman ...

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California gunman kills three 'in race attack' in Fresno

Three white men were killed and another wounded when a black gunman opened fire in Fresno, California, in a suspected race attack, police have said. Kori Ali Muhammad shot 16 rounds in 90 seconds in the shooting spree on Tuesday, said Police Chief Jerry Dyer. He shouted “God is greatest” in Arabic when arrested but this was a hate crime not terrorism, Mr Dyer believed. Mr Muhammad, 39, was also wanted for the murder of a security guard outside a motel in the city last week. He now faces four ...

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Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Five people shot dead by Florida gunman

Five people have been shot dead by a gunman at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida, say officials. It happened at the baggage claim area in Terminal 2, just before 1300 local time (1800 GMT), the airport confirmed. Five people were killed, eight injured and one person was in custody, said police and local officials. Hundreds of people were standing on the tarmac outside the terminal as dozens of police cars and ambulances rushed to the scene. Live updates One of the first reports of the incident came from former White ...

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Turkey nightclub attack: Manhunt for gunman intensifies

Turkish police have launched raids in Istanbul and arrested 12 people, as the hunt for an attacker who killed 39 people in a nightclub intensifies. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said authorities had fingerprints and a basic description, and vowed to “speedily” identify the suspect. Some 600 revellers were in the Reina nightclub early on Sunday when the gunman attacked. So-called Islamic State said it was behind the attack. Mr Kurtulmus told reporters: “Information about the fingerprints and basic appearance of the terrorist have been found. “The next step will ...

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Turkey nightclub attack: Istanbul gunman fired 'up to 180 bullets'

The gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub fired up to 180 bullets, Turkish media report. More details are emerging of the attack at the upmarket Reina nightclub where hundreds of revellers were celebrating the new year early on Sunday. The unidentified assailant arrived by taxi before rushing through the entrance with a long-barrelled gun he had taken from the boot of the car. The motive is unclear but suspicion has fallen on the Islamic State (IS) group. IS has already been linked to at least two attacks ...

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Munich gunman 'had link to Anders Breivik', Norway killer

The gunman who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings and had an obvious link to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, German police say. Police who searched the 18-year-old’s room say they found written material on attacks. The gunman, who later killed himself, had a 9mm Glock pistol and 300 bullets. Police are investigating whether he may have lured his victims through a Facebook invitation to a restaurant. He is suspected of using a fake account under a girl’s name to invite people to the McDonald’s ...

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Munich shooting: Gunman acted alone, say police

A shooting at a Munich shopping centre which left nine people dead was carried out by one gunman who then killed himself, German police have said. The suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian dual national who lived in Munich, police told a news conference, but his motive is unclear. Sixteen people were injured, three critically, police added. A huge manhunt was launched following reports that up to three gunmen had been involved in the attack. The body of the suspect was found about 1km (0.6 miles) from the Olympia shopping centre ...

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