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Saarbrücken / Germany: Man shoots bystanders — Two people killed

Two people were killed in Saarbrücken on Saturday. A police spokesman said that there had been a police operation in the Brebach-Fechingen district this afternoon during which a suspect had been arrested. At first he did not give any further details. Several media had previously reported that a man had shot bystanders. The police spokesman did not want to comment.

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Teen Accused In Texas High School Shootings Used Father’s Guns

Oh, dear:

The Texas student charged in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack in private journals, including a plan to kill himself, posted an image on Facebook of a “Born to Kill” shirt and used his father’s shotgun and pistol in the rampage that left 10 dead and 10 wounded, authorities said Friday.

A motive wasn’t immediately clear, but Gov. Greg Abbott said Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, wrote about planning the attack in journals on his computer and in his cellphone that police obtained. That was inconsistent with the portrait painted by his friends — a reserved young man, an athlete who had discussed wanting to own guns but who was said not to have given warning signs of impending violence.

“Not only did he want to commit the shooting but he wanted to commit suicide after the shooting,” Abbott said, adding that Pagourtzis told authorities he “didn’t have the courage” to take his own life.

President Donald Trump ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims and their families.

Pagourtzis was held without bond in the Galveston County jail on charges of capital murder, said the county sheriff, Henry Trochesset. Abbott said the two guns used in the attack were owned legally by the suspect’s father. It was not clear whether the father knew his son had taken them.

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Explosives May Have Been Found At Texas High School

Just terrible:

Authorities say possible explosive devices have been found at and adjacent to the Texas high school where a shooting left as many as 10 people dead.

The Santa Fe Independent School District said in a statement Friday that authorities are in the process of rendering the devices safe.

There’s no indication how many devices have been found. Police asked the public to “remain vigilant” and to call 911 if they see any suspicious items in the area.

 

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‘Multiple people injured by FEMALE active shooter’ inside YouTube’s California headquarters

Update: Sources tell KRON4 that a woman shot and killed her boyfriend.

Unconfirmed reports say it was a female shooter and that two people have been shot but police are yet to give any information other than to confirm there is an active shooter at the scene.

Twitter: Youtube Shooting

Report shooter is down – self inflicted gunshot

Suspect in shooting at YouTube’s California headquarters is a woman: Law enforcement sources

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Minneapolis may phase out psych testing for cops after too many minorities screened out

Mohamed Noor has not faced any charges.

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The city of Minneapolis may fire its police psychology evaluator because his tests screened out too many minority candidates, despite already lowering psych evaluations far below the national standard.

The July police shooting of Justine Damond triggered the city to scrutinize its psychological standards for police, with many claiming they’d become lax.

Psychiatrist Thomas Gratzer has run psych testing for the Minneapolis police for the past five years, and in that time, he has eliminated four of the five tests used to determine whether a candidate is fit to be an officer, APM reported Thursday. Now, Gratzer may get the axe not for gutting his standard, but for screening out too many minorities.

Mohamed Noor, the officer who shot Damond, is Somali and was one of 200 cops approved by Gratzer’s standards over the past five years, which were already far below the national standard.

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Three Killed in California Shooting

More to come:

At least three people were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday and the shooter was killed by law enforcement, Sacramento television station KCRA reported.

A number of students were airlifted for medical care as a result of the shooting at Rancho Tehama School near the community of Corning, the station reported, citing a sheriff’s official.

“I know of at least three deaths,” Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told KCRA.

Johnston added that the shooter was shot to death by law enforcement and that officers had been sent to multiple scenes in the area. He could not say how many people in total had been killed or wounded.

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BREAKING: Shooting in Swedish town – several injured

Police said multiple people were injured in the heart of Trelleborg, Sweden.

Twitter: #Trelleborg

Sweden: Police say terror not suspected in town shootings

Police in southern Sweden say several people have been injured in a small town known for past gang violence and that the incident is not being investigated as terrorism.

You know what “gang violence” means.

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