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Injured by gunfire, young shooting victims struggle to recover : Shots

Injured by gunfire, young shooting victims struggle to recover : Shots

A twisting scar left behind after a bullet entered Aaron Hunter’s brain on June 22, 2023. After emergency surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, the surgeon warned that the 13-year-old’s ability to walk, see and speak could be affected. He spent weeks in the hospital followed by eight months of physical and occupational therapy. Stephanie Colombini/WUSF hide caption toggle caption Stephanie Colombini/WUSF A twisting scar left behind after a bullet entered Aaron Hunter’s brain on June 22, 2023. After emergency surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, the surgeon warned that the 13-year-old’s ability to walk, see and speak could be affected. He spent weeks in the hospital followed by eight months of physical and occupational therapy. Stephanie Colombini/WUSF Aaron Hunter was 13 when he woke up in the hospital after being shot in the head while playing with friends. The shooting happened June 22, 2023 in Sarasota, Florida. The bullet entered just above his right ear and lodged halfway into his brain. He doesn’t recall …

Suspects Arrested in Arkansas Block Party Shooting That Left 1 Dead, 9 Hurt

Suspects Arrested in Arkansas Block Party Shooting That Left 1 Dead, 9 Hurt

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Four people have been arrested for a shooting that left one man dead and at least nine others injured at a block party in Arkansas. Arkansas State Police said agents arrested the suspects, all from Cross County, on Tuesday. Each faces charges of first-degree murder, nine counts of first-degree battery and nine counts of engaging in violent criminal group activity. The suspects — Quavarius Milton, 23; Tommie Frost, 18; Carl Washington, 21 and Cameron Crawford, 22 — are being held at the Cross County Detention Center. It was not immediately known if any of them have attorneys who could speak on their behalf. The gunfire happened around 10 p.m. Saturday at the party in Wynne, and two of the victims were run over by vehicles at the scene, the Arkansas Department of Public Safety said in a statement. Varian Campbell, 27, of Wynne was pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said. The injured people ranged in age from 24 to 49. “I’m proud of how Arkansas State Police personnel worked with …

What to Know About the Prison Sentence for a Movie Armorer in a Fatal Shooting by Alec Baldwin

What to Know About the Prison Sentence for a Movie Armorer in a Fatal Shooting by Alec Baldwin

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie weapons armorer received the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on a Western movie set, as authorities now turn their focus on prosecution of Baldwin himself. A New Mexico judge on Monday found that Hannah Gutierrez-Reed’s recklessness amounted to a serious violent offense, while noting few indications of genuine remorse from the defendant since her conviction in March. Prosecutors blame Gutierrez-Reed for unwittingly bringing live ammunition onto the set of “Rust,” where it was expressly prohibited, and for failing to follow basic gun-safety protocols . Attention now turns to Baldwin’s upcoming trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the October 2021 death of Halyna Hutchins at a movie ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe. Baldwin, the lead actor and co-producer of the film, was pointing a gun at Hutchins during a rehearsal when the gun went off, killing her and wounding director Joel Souza. Baldwin has pleaded not guilty and says he …

Gun supervisor gets 18 months in prison for fatal movie set shooting by Alec Baldwin

Gun supervisor gets 18 months in prison for fatal movie set shooting by Alec Baldwin

santa fe, new mexico —  A movie weapons supervisor was sentenced to 18 months in prison in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on the set of the Western film “Rust,” during a hearing Monday in which tearful family members and friends gave testimonials that included calls for justice and a punishment that would instill greater accountability for safety on film sets. Movie armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was convicted in March by a jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and has been held for more than a month at a county jail on the outskirts of Santa Fe. Prosecutors blamed Gutierrez-Reed for unwittingly bringing live ammunition onto the set of “Rust” where it was expressly prohibited and for failing to follow basic gun safety protocols. Gutierrez-Reed was unsuccessful in her plea for a lesser sentencing, telling the judge she was not the monster that people have made her out to be and that she had tried to do her best on the set despite not …

Man Falls to Death at Oceanfront Hotel Trying to Escape Sixth-Floor Shooting, Police Say

Man Falls to Death at Oceanfront Hotel Trying to Escape Sixth-Floor Shooting, Police Say

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A man plunged nearly six stories to his death after shots were fired in a room at a South Carolina beachfront hotel, Myrtle Beach police said. No was injured in the gunfire early Sunday at sixth-floor room at Hotel Blue, investigators said. But a man who ran out on the balcony and tried to scale down the building to escape ended up falling, police said. The man died a short time later at a hospital from massive trauma to his upper body, the Horry County Coroner’s Office said. Everyone involved in the shooting has been identified and the gun that was used has been found, police said. Authorities did not say whether anyone has been charged but said the investigation is ongoing. Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Photos You Should See – April 2024 Source link

Rust weapons supervisor Hannah Gutierrez jailed over fatal shooting on Alec Baldwin film set | Ents & Arts News

Rust weapons supervisor Hannah Gutierrez jailed over fatal shooting on Alec Baldwin film set | Ents & Arts News

The weapons supervisor for the film Rust has been jailed for 18 months following the fatal shooting of the film’s cinematographer on set. Hannah Gutierrez, 26, was sentenced today after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter by jurors in Santa Fe, New Mexico, following a trial. She was in charge of weapons during the production of the western film in October 2021, when a Colt 45 revolver fired by actor and co-producer Alec Baldwin went off during a rehearsal. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died following the incident, while director Joel Souza was injured. Jurors sitting on Gutierrez’s trial reached their verdict after a two-week trial during which they heard evidence from dozens of witnesses, including eyewitnesses, FBI evidence analysts and an ammunition supplier to Rust, as well as Mr Souza, during a 10-day trial. A statement from Ms Hutchins’ mother, Olga Solovey, was read aloud to the court during Gutierrez’s sentencing. In it, she said her life had been split in two and that time didn’t heal, rather it only prolonged her pain and suffering. “It’s …

Chicago shooting kills 7-year-old girl and wounds 7 people including children

Chicago shooting kills 7-year-old girl and wounds 7 people including children

CHICAGO — Eight people were shot including a young girl who was killed in what Chicago police believe was gang-related violence on the city’s South Side on Saturday night. The 7-year-old girl was shot in the head and died, while a 1-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy were each shot multiple times and listed in critical condition, Chicago Police Department Deputy Chief Don Jerome said in a news briefing at the scene on a block of 52nd Street near Damen Avenue. Police responding to a gunfire alert around 9 p.m. applied tourniquets and chest seals to victims, who also included adults between the ages of 19 and 40, Jerome said. The victims, who were standing outside at a family gathering at the time of the shooting, were transported to area hospitals by the Chicago Fire Department. The investigation was still in the preliminary stages but witness accounts described two possible shooters on foot, Jerome said. “This was not a random act of violence. It was likely gang-related,” Jerome said. “Regardless of the motivation for this …

Finland School Shooting: 12-Year-Old Suspect Detained After 1 Dead and 2 Injured

Finland School Shooting: 12-Year-Old Suspect Detained After 1 Dead and 2 Injured

A young boy fatally shot a 12-year-old student and wounded two others at a school in Finland on Tuesday, the police said, a rare act of violence by a child in a country that changed its gun laws after earlier school shootings but where gun ownership remains widespread. The police said they had detained a suspect, also 12 years old, who had a handgun, about an hour after arriving at the Viertola school, in the city of Vantaa, about 10 miles north of Helsinki. He is accused of murder and attempted murder, the police said. As is customary with criminal investigations in Finland, the police did not release the suspect’s name. “We as a society have learned from the earlier sad school shootings,” the national police chief, Seppo Kolehmainen, said at a news conference — but he added, “We did not manage to prevent the act in this sad event.” “We will find out later why,” he said. Finland tightened its gun laws after two school shootings, in 2007 and 2008, in which 20 people …

‘Stop shooting her!’ Teen, 15, is gunned down by cops while running to them for help | US | News

‘Stop shooting her!’ Teen, 15, is gunned down by cops while running to them for help | US | News

A 15-year-old girl who had been kidnapped was shot and killed by police as she tried to run to them for help. The shocking incident was caught on video – and released this week following journalists’s requests – showing a deputy pleading with other officers to stop shooting. Savannah Graziano, 15, was killed by the San Bernadino County, California officers on September 27, 2022. The teen’s father, Anthony John Graziano, 45, had earlier murdered his estranged wife Tracy Martinez and then abducted Savannah. Footage shows Savannah slowly moving towards the police along the 15 Freeway in Hesperia when gunfire breaks out and she is shot by the cops. The video shows that the youngster was following the cops’ instructions, and appears to disprove the claims police made that she was wearing tactical equipment when they shot her. One deputy can be heard urging the others to stop shooting. Shouting: “Stop shooting her. He’s in the car. Stop. She’s ok. He’s in the car. Stop!” After Anthony John Graziano killed his wife, an AMBER Alert was …

Finland 12-year-old detained after shooting three classmates

Finland 12-year-old detained after shooting three classmates

Finnish police detained a 12-year-old student Tuesday on suspicion of fatally shooting a classmate and severely wounding two others, all also 12 years old, at a school in Vantaa, northeast of the capital, Helsinki, police said in a news conference. Police were alerted to the incident shortly after 9 a.m. local time, and images from the scene showed a large police presence at the school, which has around 800 students and 90 employees and is attended by children ages 7 to 15. According to police, the suspect was in custody by 10 a.m. and had a handgun in his possession. The weapon is licensed and belongs to a close relative, police said. Authorities confirmed the crimes are murder and attempted murder “due to some degree of planning.” But because the suspect is 12 years old, he is not criminally responsible. Investigation director Marko Särkkä said police will interview the 12-year-old suspect today before he is handed over to social services. “My thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones and the other students and staff …