Thursday, May 24, 2007

Another triumph for Canadian gun control: "A 14-Year-old boy died in a Toronto hospital today after he was shot at a local high school. "There was a radio-call for a shooting at a school in Toronto," Constable George Schuurman of Toronto police said. The victim, believed to be 14, was taken to hospital but died, police chief Bill Blair said later. "A young man lost his life, a young student lost his life in the school," Mr Blair said. The school was briefly locked down in the afternoon as police searched for the shooter. Mr Blair said he had no information about suspects. "The only information we have is that this young man was found with a single gunshot wound," he said."

California gas station robber shot: "A man trying to rob a North Oakland gas station at gun point Tuesday morning was shot in the face by the owner, police said. The suspect, a 22-year-old Stockton man whose name was not released by police pending verification, is expected to recover. He was arrested about 15 minutes after the foiled robbery when he showed up at a San Leandro hospital. The station owner and a clerk who was also there were not hurt. The robbery happened about 7:25 a.m. at TQ's 76 station, 5425 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, which police said has been robbed in the past. Officer Ryan, who is investigating the case with Officer Jesse Grant, said the suspect entered the store area of the station where the owner and clerk were. Their names were not released by police. The clerk fled out of the store and the owner told the suspect to take whatever he wanted, police said. When the suspect could not get the cash register opened he began looking for the owner, who by then had gotten a gun and was in the garage area, police said. When the suspect, who was still holding the gun, came into the garage the owner shot him in the side of the face, Goodfellow said. Based on a trail of blood found, police believe the suspect made it to a car parked about a block away. He showed up about 15 minutes later at San Leandro Hospital, 13855 East 14th St. Police do not believe he drove himself there and were looking for an accomplice. The man was arrested and later transferred to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley where he was in serious condition Tuesday. Goodfellow said the gas station owner was released after questioning."

North Carolina homeowner kills black home invader: "Authorities are investigating the death of a man after a homeowner shot him after an alleged home invasion. At approximately 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Fayetteville police officers responded to an unit at the Lake Shore Grand Luxury Apartments at 5508 Faith Drive in reference to a home invasion. Investigators said three men entered the residence armed with a weapon while the occupant was home. Police said the homeowner heard the men enter the residence, armed himself and fired, shooting one of them. Police said all three men fled the scene and drove to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where the wounded suspect died as a result of his injuries. Detectives have the other two suspects in custody. Authorities have not yet released the names of the people involved."

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