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Explosive Devices Found at School Mass Shooting Site and Nearby – Death Toll Rises, Gun ID’d: Report



Santa Fe, Texas is mourning after a mass school shooting has left at least nine people, the majority reportedly students, dead. But now a new danger has been revealed. According to local reports, there are possible explosive devices at three separate locations.

The first location is Santa Fe High School, the mass shooting scene. But two other locations are homes nearby, about 3 or 4 miles away. Reporters say they are told these potential bombs are related to the shooting.

The Houston Chronicle reports the death toll has risen to 10. That number was not confirmed at the local police press conference minutes ago.

Citing a senior law enforcement official, The Chronicle adds that the suspect “was armed with an AR-15 style rifle, a pistol, a shotgun and pipe bombs, the official said.”

Live video updates via KHOU:


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Police: Aurora Gunman Who Killed 5 People ‘Absolutely’ Should Not Have Been Allowed to Own a Gun (Video)



Convicted Felon With Long History of Arrests Including for Domestic Violence-Related Issues

Aurora, Illinois police say the gunman who shot and killed five people and wounded several others on Friday should not have been allowed to own a gun. They cite an initial background check that did not reveal an out-of-state felony conviction, NBC News reports.

“He absolutely he was not supposed to be in possession of a firearm,” Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said.

The gunman, Gary Martin, was a fired warehouse worker who had been issued a permit in 2014 that he used to purchase a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun.

But the shooter, who also wounded five police officers along with one of his former co-workers, had a 1995 Mississippi felony conviction for aggravated assault that should have barred him from being able to purchase a gun. That conviction was flagged only after he applied for a concealed carry permit.

Police say Martin had been sent a letter informing him he had to relinquish the weapon. They are not currently certain if any follow up had taken place.

“Martin also had six prior arrests with the Aurora Police Department, including arrests for traffic and domestic violence-related issues, according to Ziman. She said his last arrest in Aurora was in 2008 for violating an order of protection,” NBC News adds. There was also a 2017 arrest in another jurisdiction for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.



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California Shooter Identified as 28 Year Old White Male – Drove Mother’s Car to Bar Before Killing 12



This article has been updated to reflect information from Sheriff’s press conference.

The suspect believed to have shot 12 people to death in a Ventura County, California bar overnight has been identified.

The Ventura County Sheriff at a 10 AM ET press conference identified the suspect as Ian David Long, and says he was 28. He adds Long was a veteran and former Marine, and is believed to have died from a self-inflicted wound.

“The shooter was found dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. Several law enforcement officials identified him as Ian Long, 29,” NBC News reports. “Law enforcement officials had earlier described him as a heavily tattooed white male.”

An ABC News affiliate in Southern California has named him as David Ian Long.

The LA Times adds that the shooter “drove his mother’s car to the attack and said nothing upon entering the bar.”

“Authorities said the man was heavily tattooed but apparently didn’t have identification on him,” the Times notes.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.


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12 People Dead – Gunman Used Smoke Bombs in Mass Shooting at California Bar Popular With College Students



Twelve people were shot dead and about a dozen others were injured after a gunman dressed in black used smoke bombs and shot into a Southern California bar popular with college students. A sheriff’s deputy is among those killed. The gunman is dead.

“The massacre occurred at the Borderline Bar & Grill, with the assailant firing wildly into the crowd,” the LA Times reports. The shooting began at about 11:20 PM local time Wednesday at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Ron Helus who was to retire next year,, was shot and died at a hospital.

One witness told CNN the gunman wore a “black mask” which may have been a bandana.

“It’s a horrific incident,” Sheriff Geoff Dean told reporters. “This community in my 41 years had never experienced anything like this.”

“It’s a horrific scene in there,” Sheriff Dean added. “There’s blood everywhere.”


One patron who ran toward the exit when the shooting began is 19 years old. Erika Sigman told reporters the bar “is a safe place. My parents let me go here. This is a trusted place. … To know that this happened in my safe place is a very, very scary thing.”

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