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Dick’s Sporting Goods Testing No Gun Sale

(Coraopolis, PA-AP) — Dick’s Sporting Goods is planning to announce whether it will stop selling guns. The retailer considered making the move early last year after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Instead, it dropped assault-style rifles, high-capacity magazines and raised the age limit to buy a gun to 21. Then this year, Dick’s stopped selling all hunting gear in 125 stores.

They’ve been studying the impact on overall sales since and the results are expected Thursday.

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Pennsylvania Avenue Shut Down After Reports Of Active Shooter

(Washington, DC) – Authorities in the nation’s capital have given the “all clear” following reports of an active shooter at the Justice Department. A DC police spokesperson is not revealing whether there is a suspect.

Officers converged on the Justice Department just before 5 p.m. Shortly after, a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue was shut down. It remains closed. An investigation is underway. There are no reports of any injuries.

Popular Harlem Rapper Wanted By Police For Allegedly Having Gun At Airport

(Newark, NJ) – Rapper Juelz  Santana of Harlem is wanted by police for allegedly possessing a gun at Newark Airport. Reports indicate TSA agents detected the weapon at Terminal C last night, at which time Santana fled.

Some witnesses reported seeing the rapper get into a taxicab. TSA agents said the suspect dropped everything and ran, but did not confirm they were seeking Santana specifically.

Gunman, Hostages Dead In California Veterans Home Standoff

(Yountville, CA) – Four people are dead after a hostage crisis at a veterans home in Northern California. Officials said law enforcement officers entered the building at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville tonight, where they found the bodies of three women and a man.Veterans_Home_Shooting_48432The man is the suspect who apparently killed himself. The names of the dead were not released. The incident began Friday morning around 10:30 local time, when an armed man entered a room at the Pathway House and began shooting. No one was hurt in the initial incident.

The suspects car was also located and checked for explosives. No bombs were found. The suspect is believed to have been discharged from a program at the home dealing with vets experiencing emotional trauma.

White House Again Calls For Arming Teachers

(Washington, DC) – Trump says teachers with military experience should carry guns to school. In a White House briefing, Spokesman Raj Shah said armed teachers could serve as a deterrent to school shooters.

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He added that the NRA and some Congressional leaders support the idea. Hosting a White House meeting on gun violence and school safety today, Trump said school shooters are cowards and won’t attack a school if 20-percent of trained teachers are carrying a gun. The President added that gun-free school zones are targets.

He went on to say arming specially trained teachers would be much less expensive and much better optics than filling a school with security guards.

17 Dead In Horrific Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

(Parkland, FL) – The sheriff of Broward County, Florida, says the scene of a high school shooting is horrific. Sheriff Scott Israel remarked that there are multiple deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, but he refused to detail exactly how many people died.

Israel said a suspect is in custody in the case. The suspect was arrested off campus. SWAT teams are still clearing the high school. Sheriff Israel also remarked that he has spoken Florida Governor Rick Scott and President Trump, and they have pledged to provide as much support as needed.

There are reports that the shooter may have pulled a fire alarm and opened fire on students as they left their classrooms.  One student said there was confusion because an administrator was telling them to evacuate while a teacher was ushering them back into the classroom .

The suspect was put into the back of a squad car for a while, but then was removed from the car and placed in an ambulance.

4938A2E600000578-5392559-image-m-6_1518649267542A federal official said the gunman had been identified as Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, 19. A former student who had been expelled. Fellow students say, “He has always been a crazy kid. And I’ve always heard people say he would have done this. And unfortunately it was today.”

It appears warning signs were posted heavily on his Instagram account. Heavily armed police officers swarmed the school after the report of the shooting. Students were escorted away from the area with their hands up. Ambulances rushed some of the victims away from the scene.

The suspect is said to be a former student at the school. There’s no word on what prompted the shooting or the weapon that was used.

The White House is monitoring the unfolding drama in Parkland, Florida after a shooting at a high school. The White House says President Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen have talked with Florida Governor Rick Scott.  In an afternoon tweet, President Trump called the tragedy terrible and offered prayers and condolences to victims and their families. He said no one should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

teenager-kills-at-least-17-after-opening-fire-at-a-florida-high-school-photosUPDATE: It’s now being reported that Cruz had made a disturbing comment on a YouTube post where he said that he wanted to be a ‘professional school shooter’. The creator of the page reported it to the FBI but the FBI is saying that they were unable to identify who he was.

The 19-year old was expelled last year for fighting. He had also lost his adopted mother in November after she died from either the Flu or Pneumonia. He claims that he felt unloved and wanted other people to feel the same way and that’s why he chose Valentine’s day.

Donald Trump is also under fire after tweeting that it was clear that Cruz had mental problems. The hypocrisy was pointed out because as we all know he rolled back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental issues to buy guns.

Cruz purchased his guns legally.

Gunman Shot Dead After Shooting Spree In Colorado Springs

(SL) – Witnesses say the gunman was eerily calm as he walked down the street and opened fired on three people.  The deceased are two women and a cyclist. Reportedly, he strolled the pavement armed with two guns and approached his victims calmly before shooting them.

A gunman shot dead a cyclist and two women in Colorado Springs on Saturday before he was gunned down.

“He’s walking in the street. Two guns, walking calmly, like walking [a] dog. Not worried, not scared – nothing,” Matt Abshire told ABC News.

Abshire explained to local media how he tailed the suspect after seeing him attack his first victim, the ‘college age’ cyclist. Dialing 911, Abshire continued to follow the man as he brazenly walked 100 yards before turning to two women and firing four shots.

The rear window of a Colorado Springs Police car is shattered after a shooting.

“I looked out my kitchen window and I saw a man in a green jacket firing an AR-15…waited a few seconds, went out my house, looked to my left and saw a man down the street, probably 50 feet. I started calling him and I called the cops,” Abshire told The Colorado Springs Gazette.

One witness said the gunman didn’t appear angry, more like ‘a man on a mission’ as he walked the streets.

The suspect has not been identified. But he was shot by authorities after police showed up on the scene and he attempted to turn his gun on them.

Another witness, Naomi Bettis said, “He just looked like he was somebody that was going to be on a mission.”

Neighbors Question 11-Year-Old’s Account Of Break-in That Ended With Fatal Shooting

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Screengrab/David Carson Police officers wait outside a home on the 10,000 block of Hallwood Drive in St. Louis County, where an 11-year-old shot and killed a 16-year old intruder.

(SL) – A 16-year old boy is dead after being shot in the head by an 11-year old. CNN reports the 11-year-old St. Louis-area boy was home alone, with his 4-year-old sister, when he had to stave off several home invasion attempts. The pre-teen ultimately ended up shooting and killing a 16-year-old intruder.

According to police, the teenager, whose name has not been released, had been shot in the head, by the 11-year-old while breaking into the home. When officers arrived they discovered the teenager’s body lying in the front foyer.

St. Louis County police Sgt. Brian Schellman said it was the third time that the 16-year-old had attempted to break into the house Thursday. Neither sibling was hurt.

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Police in St. Louis County, Missouri say an 11-year-old boy shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who was trying to break into his home.

However, authorities say the kid’s account isn’t the only version of what happened with at least one neighbor questioning the veracity of his story.

The neighbor told CNN affiliate KMOV that the boys were arguing on the front porch before the younger child pulled out a gun and shot the teenager. The woman said the 16-year-old didn’t enter the house. “They were just arguing loud, you know, back and forth,”

“He was always was just sitting right there on the porch,” she said. “He never did once go inside the house.”

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Reportedly, the mother purchased the handgun because of prior break-in attempts. No word yet on why the 11-year had access to the firearm and or why he was left alone with his 4-year old sister.  The family is cooperating with police.