Friday, August 23, 2019

ASIRT rules officers justified in Calgary shoot-out

CALGARY - A man who shot a Calgary police officer in a harrowing scene last March was high on methamphetamine and armed with a sawed-off rifle before taking his own life, a police watchdog report showed. (Calgary Herald)

Three wounded in two shootings in Toronto

TORONTO - Three men were shot in two separate shootings late Monday in the city’s west end. Toronto Police say the first shooting happened in the Kipling Ave. and Mount Olive Rd. area around 10:40 p.m. (Toronto Sun)

French waiter took too long to serve a man a sandwich shot to death

PARIS - Police in France are hunting for a customer accused of fatally shooting a waiter at a restaurant near Paris because, witnesses said, he was upset over the wait for his sandwich. (National Post)

Man threatens mass shooting: ‘a good 100 kills’

A Florida man who recently lost his job and got dumped by his girlfriend threatened to carry out a mass shooting over the weekend — telling his ex that “a good 100 kills would be nice,” according to cops. (New York Post)

Targeted shooting in Toronto’s west end now the city’s 38th homicide of the year

An Italian restaurant in the city’s west end was the scene of Toronto’s latest gun murder. Shortly after 4 p.m., police were called to Domani’s Restaurant at 335 Roncesvalles Rd. for reports of gunshots. (Toronto Sun)

Gunman surrenders in standoff that wounded 6 Philly cops

Philadelphia police arrested the suspected gunman who battled cops in an hours-long standoff and shootout that left six officers wounded and another injured in a car crash, authorities said. (New York Post)

Psychotropic medications are the problem not the answer

This week saw two more mass shootings in the U.S. They seem to have become so commonplace that, though we are horrified at the loss of innocent life, we are to a point inured to the emotional devastation.  (True North)

The new normal of Toronto gun violence

“This is not Toronto,” declared the police chief. Actually, it is. And it’s about time we faced it. Gunplay in this city is out of control, and whether it’s Liberty Village or the Bridle Path, no neighbourhood can claim immunity anymore. (Toronto Sun)

El Paso shooting suspect charged with murder, prosecutors seek death penalty

EL PASO - A single capital murder charge was filed on Sunday against the man accused of killing 20 people and wounding more than two dozen others at a Walmart store in El Paso, a mass shooting authorities are viewing as a case of domestic terrorism. (Toronto Sun)

Seven wounded in two overnight shootings in Toronto

Seven people were shot in two separate incidents early Monday in Toronto. Two men and three women were wounded – one with life-threatening injuries – at a night club called District 45 on Finch Ave., near Keele St., at about 2:25 a.m. (Toronto Sun)