US soldier to be charged in shooting deaths of 17 in Afghanistan

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The decorated but previously injured US soldier who appears to have gone on a solo shooting rampage in Afghanistan will be charged with the deaths of the 17 civilians who died, in addition to other charges, the US Army announced. Robert Bales, 38, was flown to Kuwait a week ago and then […]

Shopping centre shooting spree in Helsinki

Four people are dead after a lone gunman went on a shooting spree in the Espoo shopping centre near Helsinki, Finland Thursday morning 31 December. Another is injured. The man, who reportedly has a criminal record, opened fire on the second floor of the mall. The Times, UK, reports that “there are 1.6 million firearms […]

Fort Hood gunman charged with murder

The US Army major who went on a rampage and killed 13 people at a US Army base at Fort Hood, Texas 6 November has been charged with 13 counts of murder. Nidal Hasan has been in hospital since he was shot by police officers, and may be paralyzed from the waist down as a […]

Geneva, Alabama shooting spree kills 10

A man went on a shooting spree in two towns, Geneva and Samson in Geneva County, Alabama, USA and killed 10 people as he sprayed a series of targets with semi-automatic fire, including his mother, whose house he burned, his grandmother and an aunt and uncle, according to the BBC. CNN