6 People Shot In 2 Minneapolis Shootings

At least six people have been shot in two separate shootings in the US state of Minnesota, police say.

The shootings occurred in Minneapolis early Monday. One of the injured was in critical condition after being shot in the chest.

Police officers were dispatched to the 4th Street between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet on reports of a shooting around 1:15 am local time, Minneapolis Police spokesman Corey Schmidt.

Upon arrival at the scene, they found two men who had both sustained gunshot wounds to the leg but it was clear if any of the injuries were lethal.

The second shooting occurred 15 minutes later about a block away, Schmidt added.  Police found four victims—three men and one juvenile—at the scene.

Police were trying to find possible links between the two incidents as they happened within a block of each other.

Although no arrests were made in relation to the first shooting, police said they had taken a man into custody in connection with the second shooting.

Schmidt noted that all of the six victims were “uncooperative” with the investigation.

The shootings came only three days after a deadly case of domestic shooting in Minneapolis, where three people were shot dead and one was critically injured.

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Kuje Prison Riot Under Control, No Inmate Shot- NPS

The FCT Controller of Prisons, Mr Daniel Odahro, on Monday confirmed there was a ‘minor riot’ by inmates at the Kuje Prison.

“There was a minor riot at the Kuje Prison, but the situation has been brought under control,” Odahro told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.

He explained that a ‘disagreement’ ensued at about 10.30am on Monday, when some inmates resisted the routine search in their cells.

Odahro said the situation was subsequently brought under control by the security operatives on duty and that no inmate escaped from the facility.

He dismissed claims that inmates were shot and insisted that the situation had been completely taken care of.

“There was nothing like an attempted jail break, yes we had a minor disagreement between prison officials and some inmates, who refused the routine morning search in their cells.

“I can categorically tell you that no inmate escaped and the situation has been brought under control, ’’he said.

Odahro said security had been beefed up in and around the prison to forestall a recurrence.

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Deaf Driver Shot Dead By US Police During Traffic Stop

Authorities in the southern US state of North Carolina said Monday they are investigating the death of a deaf man who was fatally shot after a trooper tried to pull him over for speeding.

Daniel Harris, 29, who used sign language to communicate, led trooper Jermaine Saunders on an eight-mile (13-kilometer) chase on Thursday that started on an interstate highway and ended outside his home in Charlotte, local television station WSOC reported.

The driver exited his vehicle in the neighborhood and an “encounter took place” that led to a shot being fired, North Carolina State Highway Patrol spokesman Sergeant Michael Baker said in a statement.

The driver died at the scene, Baker said. No weapon was recovered from Harris, the State Bureau of Investigation told WSOC.

Saunders has been placed on administrative leave while investigators review evidence, including dashboard and body camera videos.

A neighbor called the shooting “totally unacceptable.”

“He didn’t even hear the siren, he didn’t hear anything… You’re pulling someone over who is deaf, they are handicapped,” Mark Barringer told WSOC.

Harris’s family has launched an online fundraiser to pay for funeral expenses.

Leftover money “will be used to set up a foundation in his name to educate and provide law enforcement proper training on how to confront Deaf people,” the family’s YouCaring.com fundraising page said.

They hoped to change drivers’ registration systems so that a “deaf” alert will show up when police look up a car’s license plate.

“With this change, Daniel will be a hero in our deaf community”.



UNILAG Final Year Student Shot In Hostel

A final-year student of Economics Education in the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos (UNILAG), was shot by an unknown gunman around 8:46pm on Wednesday.

The student, simply identified as Bayo was reportedly shot in front Biobaku hostel near the school gate.

Bayo was said to be resident in the hostel.

The perpetrators were said to have escaped in a tainted-glass car.

But, some sources confirmed they were from rival cult group, who came for a reprisal attack.

According to eyewitnesses, the victim displayed smartness to avoid being shot dead.

A student, who craved anonymity, said the victim was aimed in the head, but hit in the neck.

Bayo has been transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) from the schools’ medical centre.

“Although it was not clear whether he (Bayo) is a member of any cult group, but one of his course mates, who was at the scene said there was a rift between cult groups who are not students but come around to have fun,” he said.

He said Bayo was only being too forward in delving into a discussion that does not concern him.

Bayo’s action, according to him, infuriated the aggrieved group, who had come for their target.

Some students said more crises may be looming with that attack as he (Bayo) is being described as “warlord” in the hostel.

“Some residents of the hall have been embroiled in fear of further attacks as they said some suspected cultists are hell bent of attacking more of their targets who are non-student residents in the hall,” a student said.

UNILAG Vice-Chancellor Prof Rahamon Bello, said the university was investigating the incident.

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Father Of Toddler Who Received Heart Transplant Shot His Family & Himself

In a tragic, heartbreaking story, a Pennsylvania man bought a gun one day after police responded to a domestic dispute at his home and used it less than three weeks later to kill his wife, his three children, and then himself, authorities said.

Megan Short, 33, told police she was afraid of her husband when they came to her home July 18, investigators revealed Monday, and was in the process of moving out but never made it to her new home.

Police found the bodies of Mark Short, 40, his wife, and three children, 8-year-old Lianna, 5-year-old Mark Jr., and 2-year-old Willow on Aug. 6, the same day Megan Short and her children were supposed to move to their new house, in the family’s living room in Sinking Spring, about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Mark Short was allegedly supposed to rent a moving van to help with the move.

The three children — whom Mark Short had taken to an amusement park just a day earlier for an employer-sponsored family day — were still in their pajamas. The family dog was also killed.

Police discovered them after breaking into the Sinking Springs home to check on the family after Megan Short’s mother reported that her daughter had failed to show for a lunch date. Relatives were left awaiting Megan Short’s arrival at her new home.

Investigators found a handwritten murder-suicide note on the dining room table and a handgun near Mark Short, and an autopsy concluded Short’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Short appeared to have written the letter after he killed his family, acknowledging having bought the gun and using it to commit the murders, authorities said. But they declined to provide further details of what was in the letter.

District Attorney John Adams said the investigation also turned up a report of a domestic dispute at a Philadelphia hotel where the couple was staying June 4. He said only hotel security had been involved in that case.

Police who responded to the Short home a month later informed Megan Short how to seek a protection from abuse order, but the investigation found she never sought such an order, though she had said she intended to file the next day. Officers found the children home during the incident, but Mark Short had left the area before police arrived.

“I don’t know that we know specifically as to why this relationship had disintegrated. We don’t have any answers to that,” Adams said. “Suffice it to say based upon our investigation … we can tell you he was going through a breakup of a marriage and he was emotional about that, but that’s all we can tell you.”

Mark Short, a loan officer, had also been demoted at his job at the start of August, Adams said.

Megan Short had alleged in a Facebook post that she had been abused, a neighbor also said.

Adams said, had Megan Short expressed a need to relocate with her children, Berks Women In Crisis, a crisis intervention and victim support group, could have provided them shelter. Police had done all they were legally allowed to do, he said.

“I don’t know that anything can be learned other than when leaving an abusive relationship, it’s often a very dangerous time for a victim. So, we urge anyone who’s in a similar situation to develop a safety plan and contact their local domestic violence agency for assistance,” Adams said.

The Shorts had been featured in news stories about their difficulties getting medication for Willow, who had a heart transplant. The family made headlines in 2014 and were featured in the New York Times in 2015, shortly after 1-year-old Willow received a new heart. Megan Short previously wrote that anxiety related to her daughter’s condition had left her with post-traumatic stress disorder and “survivor’s guilt” when children with similar problems from other families died.

Hundreds attended a funeral Mass for the family Friday. Mark Short was mentioned only in passing during the service.

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Pregnant Woman Shot Dead Over Land In Delta

Five persons have been declared missing after Enwhe and Igbide communities of Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta state clashed over a disputed plot of land.

It was gathered that a woman with six and half month-old pregnancy was also shot dead during the fracas.

It was also gathered that the five missing persons comprising three women and two men had not been seen by their relatives since last Monday fracas.

Igbide community also claimed that one Prince Palmer Obukeni and a woman with six and a half month old pregnancy were also shot dead during the clash.

A source in the community said that trouble started when some women from Enwhe who had gone to harvest cassava on Monday morning were allegedly attacked by suspected gunmen from Igbide at the site of the disputed land.

The Enwhe community women who escaped the ambush alerted their kinsmen who also mobilised to confront suspected warriors from Igbide community. The clash led to serious injuries.

Source said the five persons have been missing since the incident took place, noting that the push carts meant to carry the harvested cassava home were found abandoned without trace of their owners.

The President General of Enwhe community, Mr Sunday Egboye, when contacted said that the matter has been reported with the police in the area.

Ogboye alleged that the suspected attackers from Igbide community were behind the missing farmers.

He disclosed that a truce committee site up by the Isoko Development Union and headed by Mr Vincent Omurie was working towards an amicable settlement of the land dispute.

He added that he want a lasting peace brokered between the two communities stressing that his people have nothing to gain in a crisis reddened situation.

The President General of Igbide community, Mr Alex Edegware, denied the allegation that the Igbide people were responsible for the violent attack.

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Why Our Staff Committed Suicide – FCMB Management Explains

First City Monument Bank Plc says its official, Olisa Nwakoby, who committed suicide on Friday in front of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Lekki, Lagos State, had personal challenges and became frustrated.


Why Our Staff Committed Suicide – FCMB Management ExplainsThe bank, however, noted that neither the management nor colleagues of the deceased were aware of the challenges, adding that it was working with Nwakoby’s family and the police to unravel the nature of the challenges.


Forty-four-year-old Nwakoby, said to be the manager of the bank’s branch in Lekki, shot himself in the head over a bad debt estimated at N350m on Friday.

The deceased was said to have given out the sum as loan to a bank customer, who allegedly failed to service the loan. He was reportedly under pressure from the bank’s management to repay the loan and became frustrated as he could not meet the demand.


But the Acting Group Head, Communications and Brand Management of the FCMB, Lola Egboh, said on Sunday that the suicide had nothing to do with the bank, adding that she did not have the knowledge of any loan.


Egboh, who described Nwakoby’s death as shocking, said the bank would have come to his aid if it was aware that he had emotional challenges.


She said, “It is rather unfortunate that the incident happened. Mr. Nwakoby was a member of staff of the FCMB. We are not aware that he was facing personal challenges, which led to the incident. As a bank that caters to the well-being of its workers, we have counsellors who could have helped him. This came as a surprise to us as it was to the public. It is such a trying time for the family; we have been in touch with them. There is a lot of speculations going on at the moment, a lot of them unfounded.


“We are working closely with security operatives and his family to understand what could have led to the personal challenges. I am not aware of any loan. I can’t comment on speculations.”


Efforts to speak with the family proved abortive as of press time. But a source close to the family said, “They were too distraught to speak to the press now.”


The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said a pistol and live cartridges were recovered from the scene, adding that Nwakoby  corpse had been deposited at the Lagos Island Hospital’s morgue.


She said, “At about 9.45am on Friday, one Olisa (Nwakoby) allegedly shot himself in the head with a pistol in front of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Northern Foresore Estate, Lekki.


“A team of policemen attached to the Ilasan division visited, examined and photographed the scene. The exhibit, a silver America pistol with five rounds of unexpended ammunition, was recovered to the station while the corpse was removed and deposited at a morgue for autopsy. Investigation is ongoing.”

2 Shot Dead As Police Foil Easter Day Bank Robbery

Two suspected armed robbers were yesterday shot dead by policemen in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital following a failed bank robbery operation  along Melford Okilo Road, Yenagoa.

It was gathered that the four- man armed robbery gang had invaded the Stanbic IBTC Bank along Melford Okilo Road at about 11.30 pm with a dynamite on Easter day.

An eyewitness told the reporter that unknown to the robbers, the policemen on duty had sighted them and subsequently opened fire.

One of the armed robbers was killed on the spot while another was badly injured, while the others two escaped.

A police reinforcement team, which was dispatched to the scene, was able to apprehend one of the fleeing robbers and he was taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yenagoa where he later died.

On Monday, policemen deployed to the bank stooped people from using the ATM as they were carrying out further investigations.

A reliable police source said the police are on the trail of the fleeing robbers and assured that they would be arrested.

“Yes the Police foiled a robbery attempt on another bank. One of the robbers was killed on the spot” he said.

“It was on Easter Day at about 11.30 pm when some four men came to the gate of the bank posing as people that wants to use the ATM, but on closer look, it was discovered that they had guns. It was then the police man on duty immediately alerted the patrol team. In the process the police gunned down one of the robbers and wounded another one.

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Pro-Gun Mum Shot By 4 Year Old After Teaching Him How To Use A Gun

A gun-loving Florida mother was shot by her own four-year-old son – a day after she boasted about his shooting skills.

Jamie Gilt, 31, had a loaded .45 calibre weapon in her car, and her son shot her through her seat while she was driving.

She is in a stable condition in hospital.

‘Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22,’ Gilt wrote on Facebook  this week – one of many pro-gun statements on her social media accounts.

The passionate advocate of gun rights said in online discussions this week that she was teaching her children to defend their family.

Captain Joseph Wells of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said, ‘This is definitely not a criminal event. This is an accidental shooting.’

Police officers have not yet filed charges, but said in a statement, ‘Florida Statute makes it a misdemeanor for a person to store or leave, on a premise under his or her control, a loaded firearm in such a manner that it is likely a child can gain access to the firearm.’

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Transgender Woman Beaten, Shot To Death By Group Of Men

Police are currently looking for a group of men who brutally beat then shot and killed a 22-year-old transgender woman in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Kiesha Jenkins, who lived in North Philadelphia, was in a car that dropped her off on ?Wingohocking Street? early Tuesday morning, around 2:30 a.m.  Moments after she got out of the car, five or six men attacked her, police told reporters. One of the men had a gun and shot Jenkins twice in the back. She was later taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries. 

Captain James Clark of the Philadelphia police said the department is actively investigating the crime and seeking witnesses who saw the shooting as well as the driver who dropped her off. “?We don’t know if it’s potentially a hate crime, or a robbery, we really don’t know,” Clark told reporters. “It’s too early in the investigation.”

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Five Kano Pillars Players Shot by Robbers

Armed robbers on Thursday attacked and shot five players of Nigeria league champions Kano Pillars, including Super Eagles attacker Gambo Mohammed.

Other players affected are Ogbonaya, Eneji Otekpa, Murtala Adamu, and Moses Ekpai. The players were traveling by road to honour a league game against Heartland in Owerri. The game, scheduled for Saturday March 7, is the first of the new season billed to kick off on same date.

Media head of Kano Pillars Idris Malikawa told News24 Nigeria that the incident happened along Abaji/Lokoja road around 1pm on Thursday.

He said players’ phones and other valuables were stolen from them. The players are now receiving treatment in a hospital in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.


Another Black Boy Gunned Down By Police

This is a tale of another Black boy whose name and wrongful death were never reported in any official document or national media. The policeman responsible was not charged, indicted, or prosecuted. This child’s prematurely snuffed life was not spent in the U.S. but in the Black nation of Haiti, though the U.S. government subsidized his murderer.

In Port-au-Prince on a sweltering day last spring, the collective taxicab I was traveling in turned onto Bicentennaire Street, barely avoiding the prone body of a young teen. Arms thrown out like a startled baby’s, he lay in a pool of blood. I spun around in the seat to look. A Haitian passenger, more accustomed to gritty daily reality, looked at me strangely. “What’s wrong with you?” she asked.

One truck of Haitian police and two more of UN occupation troops next to the body raised my suspicion, as both parties have been responsible for incalculable harm.

I extricated myself from the crowded cab and ran to the scene. The boy had been shot in his skull and eye. The part of his T-shirt that was not yet covered with blood, which was still flowing from the holes, gleamed white. His mother or sister had surely recently hand-scrubbed that shirt with care.

A policeman told me he had been shot by a “bandit.” A bandit robbing and shooting this boy was implausible: emaciated children from that destitute neighborhood do not circulate with riches. That he himself might have been involved in banditry was equally incredible: plastic flip-flops do not make good getaway shoes.

I began asking onlookers and street merchants if they knew what had happened. But two policemen followed me, and so no one had observed anything. As I continued my investigation up a dirt alleyway, one of the cops asked, “Where are you going?” “Just walking,” I said. “Don’t you need company?” he replied. They laughed.

At a bend in the alley, I ducked behind a tin fence before the police caught up with me and asked a man welding what he had seen. He said the police had driven up and thenthe shots had rung out.

Police brutality is a time-honored tradition in Haiti. Today, under fraudulently elected President Michel Martelly, the force’s killings and abuses — especially of demonstrators, activists, and journalists – are growing. Just this past Sunday, December 14, police attacked anti-government demonstrators in the capital city, killing one.

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