'The community will come together': Vigils, prayer in the wake of UVA shooting that left 3 dead
Hundreds gathered for a prayer service and candlelight vigil after a student was arrested for allegedly shooting five people, killing three, at UVA.At fraternity and sorority houses steps away from the crime scene, students spray-painted "UVA Strong" and "Virginia Strong" along with the names and numbers of D’Sean Perry, Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler onto banners and displayed them. Luke Stone, 21, a management and marketing major, said like, in other communities struck by tragedy, the messages were meant to be something to rally around.
Four students were injured in a drive-by shooting near a Philadelphia high school Wednesday, shortly after students were dismissed early for Thanksgiving, officials said. © Provided by NBC News
The students were standing outside of a beauty salon at 60th and Oxford streets when a silver-colored Hyundai SUV drove up and started to open fire at the group shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Philadelphia Police First Deputy Commissioner John Stanford said in a news conference.
Police officers in the area to oversee the early school dismissal for the holiday responded to the location upon hearing the gunfire, Stanford said.
Pulse shooting survivor says he's 'stuck in that same nightmare' after waking up to news of the Colorado Springs LGBTQ club shooting
Christopher Hansen, who survived the 2016 Pulse shooting, said it's hard to see that "someone else is having the same experience that you've had. That nobody understands."Colorado authorities said Sunday morning that five people were killed and 18 injured in the shooting at around midnight local time, though the number of casualties is "subject to change," Insider previously reported. Police have a 22-year-old suspect in custody.
Four students — two 15-year-old girls and two 16-year-old boys — were injured and hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday, police said.
Stanford said it was lucky that no one was killed in the incident and no one inside the occupied beauty salon was struck.
When asked if the attack was random, he said it wasn’t yet clear if any of the individuals in the group were targeted.
Overbrook High School was placed on lockdown at 11:47 a.m. due to the shooting and it was lifted at 1:02 p.m., police said.
No arrests have been made and no weapons were recovered, officials said. The investigation is ongoing.
“We are devastated how senseless gun violence continues to plague our city. Its impact extends to all students, staff, and school communities,” the School District of Philadelphia said in a statement to NBC Philadelphia. “The ongoing violence erases everyone’s sense of safety, especially during peak school times, such as arrival and dismissal periods.”
'When will it stop?': LGBTQ community, Pulse survivors react to Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs
LGBTQ leaders, activists and Pulse shooting survivors said they feared for their safety after a mass shooting Saturday at Club Q in Colorado Springs.But once she turned on her television and saw a press conference detailing a mass shooting Saturday night at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Leinonen put the pieces together quickly. Her son, Drew Leinonen, died from a mass shooting at the LGBTQ nightclub Pulse in 2016 in Florida.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney denounced the shooting, writing on Twitter: "I am heartbroken by yet another act of violence against students. I’m thankful that all victims are stable and nobody was killed."
"It’s unconscionable that anyone would jeopardize young people by firing a gun near a school," he tweeted. "Our administration will work with @PHLschools to support the Overbrook High School community and with law enforcement to ensure the perpetrators are found and held accountable."
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A Mississippi man was arrested and charged with mayhem after police said he bit off another man's nose in an argument over golf .
Bay St. Louis Police Department said when officers found the victim with ""with a disfiguring facial injury."In June, President Joe Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act — the most significant piece of gun legislation to pass in decades. Part of the bill included $750 million in federal funding for states to implement intervention programs such as gun restraining orders, more colloquially known as "red flag laws.