Marcus Grimmie, brother of budding singer and popular contestant on NBC's "The Voice" Christina Grimmie, revealed at a vigil for his sister who "loved the Lord" that she had her arms wide open to the man who took her life.
Christina, 22, died on Saturday after she was shot in an attack by Kevin James Loibl, 27, as she signed autographs after a concert in Orlando, Florida. Loibl fired at the singer before her brother was able to tackle him to the ground. The shooter killed himself during a struggle with Marcus. Christina was pronounced dead at a hospital.
At a vigil held in the singer's honor in her hometown of Evesham, New Jersey, on Monday, Marcus revealed to about 500 supporters that his sister offered her killer kindness and he rewarded her with death. more >>
Olando shooter Omar Mateen who frequented the Pulse nightclub for three years before killing 49 people on Sunday had homosexual tendencies, according to his ex-wife and a former police academy recruit.
Sitora Yusufiy, who was married to Mateen in 2009 for four months, said he had a violent temper, but could not confirm whether his pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror group was the main driving force behind his actions on Sunday.
Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring Church in South Carolina has responded to the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history at the Orlando gay nightclub on Sunday, warning that without a heart connection to Jesus Christ, the "possibilities for evil are endless."
Noble said in a video posted on Facebook on Monday that when he first heard news of the Orlando massacre, where gunman Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people and reportedly pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State, his first response, like many other Americans, was to think that just another shooting has occurred in a list of many.
"How callous have we started becoming?" Noble asked, warning against becoming desensitized to such tragedies. more >>
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has called on surveillance on mosques across America in the wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead, after news emerged that the shooter, Omar Mateen, worshiped at a Florida mosque that has now been connected to two terrorists.
Trump told Fox News that the U.S. needs "intelligence gathering like we have never had before," and said that "we have to be very strong in terms of looking at the mosques."
He further told "CBS This Morning," that the Muslim community knows "who the bad apples are, where the bad seeds are." more >>
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a man killed 50 people at the Pulse Club in Orlando, Florida, and wounded another 53. Few details have been released following the event. Here are some things you should know about gun violence in the US.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 33,636 people died from guns in 2013, and prior to that -- from the year 2009, an average of 32,100 died yearly. Not all of these were results of homicide -- in fact, some of them are suicide. more >>
Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was still trying on Monday to put out a blaze of criticism sparked on social media Sunday by a Bible verse he posted a few hours after a deadly shooting spree at a popular gay club in Orlando which left at least 49 people dead.
"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows," noted Patrick in the now controversial tweet of Galatians 6:7 highlighted on an image of a ploughed field.
After a barrage of reactions to the tweet many found insensitive and judgmental, Patrick released a statement explaining that the Bible verse had not been posted in reaction to the Orlando massacre but had been scheduled to post on his page since last Thursday, several days before the shooting. more >>