Shooting

Eight dead after two attacks in Germany

At least five people were injured after gunmen opened fire at about 22:00 local time (21:00 GMT), police told the BBC.

Police added that they are searching for the suspects, who fled the scene and are currently at large.

The first shooting was at a bar in the city centre, while the second was in Hanau's Kesselstadt neighbourhood, according to local reports.

Police officers and helicopters are patrolling both areas.

Two people in critical condition after day of chaos in Hong Kong

A protester was injured on Monday morning when he was shot at close range by a police officer.

He was the third person shot by police since the protests began 24 weeks ago.

Later on Monday a pro-Beijing supporter was doused in flammable liquid and set alight after arguing with protesters, who are demanding greater democracy and police accountability in Hong Kong.

The territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, speaking at a news conference on Monday evening, called the demonstrators enemies of the people.

Fiji and Tahiti win final golds, Samoa takes silver at shooting

Glenn Kable of Fiji won gold in the individual category, while Moeva Bambridge, Pascal Brettes and Tuana Degage topped the podium in teams.

“I’m feeling very comfortable, excited and happy, a whole range of emotion,” said Kable. “The competition ran very well, the grounds look very good, the hospitality has been fantastic and everything’s run smoothly.”

Across the different shooting categories scores were up over previous games.

Darwin shooting: Four killed in northern Australia

The 45-year-old suspect, who was known to the police, was arrested an hour after the first shots were reported at about 18:00 local time (08:30 GMT).

Police said they believed the man had acted alone. The crime scenes reportedly included a motel and a bar.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the shooting was not terror-related.

Mass shootings in Australia have been a rare occurrence since the country overhauled its gun laws in 1996, in the wake of a shooting in Tasmania that left 35 dead.

White House shooting: Man shoots and kills himself outside fence

It said the man approached the White House's fence on Pennsylvania Avenue just before noon local time (17:00GMT) before taking out a handgun and firing several shots.

No one else was injured, according to police.

President Donald Trump is not at the White House, but at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

The man was in a large crowd when he fired the gun, the Washington Post reports, citing witnesses.

A video posted to Twitter shows many people running away from the scene.

The man's name has not been released.

Shots fired on driver 'attacking police' near US Congress

The woman was not shot, Washington Metropolitan Police spokesperson Rachel Reid told the BBC, and no injuries have been reported.

She was taken into custody and the incident prompted a lockdown at one of the Congress buildings.

The incident follows driving attacks last week in London and Brussels.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said the suspect is a woman, and the incident is "criminal in nature with no nexus to terrorism".

The incident occurred after officers observed an "erratic and aggressive driver" and tried to pull her car over.

Death robots: Where next after Dallas?

While robots and unmanned systems have been used by the military before, this is the first time the police within the US have used such a technique with lethal intent

"Other options would have exposed our officers to greater danger," the Dallas police chief said.

Robots are spreading fast. What might that mean?

 

Killer drones

Gunman opens fire at US Capitol

RNZI reports the gunman has been captured, according to the Capitol's Sergeant-At-Arms. The officer's wounds were not serious.

Gunshots were heard in the US Capitol Visitors Center and workers were told to shelter. There was confusion in early accounts of the incident about what occurred.

Slain Sacramento community college student identified

The Sacramento Bee reports Friday that the Sacramento County Coroner's Office has identified the man as 25-year-old Roman P. Gonzalez of Sacramento as the victim of Thursday's deadly shooting at Sacramento City College.

The gunman remains at large. Authorities said another victim was hospitalized and is expected to survive and a third was grazed by a bullet. Their names have not been released. All three were students at the school.

The college reopened Friday.

Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University

A statement posted on the university's website identified the deceased as Christopher Starks, a 22-year-old junior from the Atlanta area. The statement says he died at a hospital of gunshot wounds sustained during an altercation at the student union. Additional details on the nature of the fight weren't immediately available.

The campus lockdown was lifted around midnight, university spokeswoman Loretta Heyward told The Associated Press.