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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Shootings

This year
Number of paramilitary-style shootings in Northern Ireland almost triples in a year
Between 1 October 2022 and 30 September 2023, there were 19 casualties of these shootings recorded by the PSNI.
All time
Trump says US needs 'meaningful background checks' on gun holders
Trump’s comments follow mass shootings in Ohio and Texas last weekend in which 31 people died.
Surge in shootings in Sweden as warring criminal gangs settle scores
“It’s about strengthening the sense of community and showing who’s the toughest.”
At least 49 people dead after mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques
Four people are in custody, including an Australian citizen described as a ‘right-wing terrorist’.
New York is getting safer: Murders and shootings are at their lowest level for 25 years
The murder rate is dropping in New York, as it starts to rise dramatically in cities like Chicago.
There were 27 shootings in Chicago over the Christmas weekend
12 of the gang-related shootings were deadly.
Tom Clonan: Why we should care about gang members killing each other
If these crimes were committed during the Troubles they wouldn’t be tolerated – so why are they now?
Obama heads for Dallas as protests hit US streets following brutal murder of five policemen
Lone gunman Micah Johnson died after killing the five officers at a protest against police brutality yesterday.
Gay clubs are a sanctuary when being LGBT could get you killed
Conor Behan DJs at gay club The George, and says that it’s important we recognise the Orlando attack was an attack on the LGBT community.
Gardaí from new taskforce may be sent to Spain to target Kinahan cartel
Senior gardaí today said it will take time to build up evidence to take down gang leaders.
What's missing in the gangland crisis? The political will to solve it
Security expert Tom Clonan writes that the government needs to do more to tackle the ongoing crisis.
US prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against this man
Dylann Roof is accused of killing nine people at a church in Charleston last June.
No end in sight: 'The Kinahans will wipe the Hutch family out'
There are concerns the Hutches will hit back soon – and that they’ll go big.
The Hutch-Kinahan feud: a timeline
Seven people have been killed in the feud since last September.
"We don’t want that to be normal for our kids - to see guards in balaclavas with machine guns"
In the aftermath of the gangland shootings, the community in Dublin’s inner city is looking for change.
Police capture soldier suspected of killing 11 on tropical island
Nine guns, along with ammunition, were recovered several hours after the shooting.
'They say the Hutch, Byrne and latest Ryan shooting are not linked. I disagree'
These murders are part of the same phenomenon of gun and drugs related crime that has blighted decent communities across Dublin, writes Tom Clonan.
'I surprised my mum when I told her I’m more afraid of visiting home in the US than living here'
Incidents of gun violence have become so commonplace back home that I can’t remember a time when we could go a full week without hearing about a shooting.
University president tells students to get guns to "end those Muslims before they walk in and kill"
His comments were rebuked by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe as “rash and repugnant”.
Someone keeps shooting at cars on this American highway and motorists are terrified
The Arizona highway has been the scene of 11 confirmed shootings over the last two weeks.
Paramilitary gun attacks on children 'must end'
Twelve children were shot in Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2014.
Watch: Officers high-five as the US's most wanted man is calmly arrested by small-town cops
Dylann Roof was arrested the morning after the Charleston shootings.
Vince Vaughn: Guns in schools would help stop school shootings
The actor told GQ that mass shootings only happen in schools that are defenceless.
"Bullets went through the doors and everyone threw themselves to the floor"
Yesterday, a gunman sprayed bullets at a cultural centre where a controversial cartoonist was speaking.
Thousands are sharing this New Yorker cartoon after the Charlie Hebdo shootings
“Please enjoy this cartoon responsibly.”
New York mayor booed at police graduation as tensions increase
Some members of the NYPD have accused Bill de Blasio of fostering anti-police sentiment.
The police killings that have sparked racial tensions in the US this year
The shooting dead of Antonio Martin joins a growing list of similar incidents in the last six months.
Three injured in two separate shootings overnight
A man walking his seven-year-old son home was one of the victims of two unrelated shootings last night.
This map shows the mass shootings in America since 1982
This week’s Washington DC shootings brought to 36 the number of Americans killed in mass shootings in 2013.
5,000 badgers to be killed as cull begins
Farmers say the cull will help curb tuberculosis in cattle, but animal rights groups say that the cull will not help eradicate TB in UK.
Islamists calling for rebellion against army in Egypt after bloodshed
At least 40 dead in morning shootings on supporters of ousted Morsi.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Colorado shooting suspect pleads not guilty by reason of insanity
James Holmes will now undergo months of psychiatric testing to determine whether he was sane at the time.
Colorado cinema shooting suspect may plead not guilty by insanity
James Holmes entered a ‘not guilty’ plea by default – but lawyers may now plead insanity to spare the death penalty.
12 people, including a child, shot at New Orleans' Mothers Day parade
Up to 400 people were participating in the parade at the time; three people were seen running from the scene.
At least five dead in shooting at apartment complex outside Seattle
A suspect is among the dead, having been shot by police officers arriving at the scene.
Dublin shooting was an armed robbery for online item
The gang called to the victim’s house under the pretence of buying something the man was selling online.
Shootings reported in Dublin and Carlow
The unconnected shootings took place this evening – no one was injured in either.
Record year for crime in New York City with fewer murders, shootings
The most murders New York City recorded in a single year? 2,245 in 1990. In 2012? That number is down to 414.