At least 15 people, including children and teenagers, were injured at a shooting in a nightclub in Miami, Florida. Police are investigating why minors were present at the club.
The violence, which included gunfire, took place early Sunday at The Spot nightclub, where a large party was being held, and it left five girls between the ages of 11 and 17 and others wounded, according to Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.
"What was very surprising to the responders was that these were kids that were out at 1 o'clock in the morning in a club and this type of violence took place where a bunch of kids were gathering," The Associated Press quoted Carroll as saying. "It's very disturbing to see that." more >>
The murdered mother of two children reportedly thanked God for a surprise blessing before being shot and killed by a woman who wanted the children for herself.
Natalia Roberts, 30, was surprised by a stranger's offer of free baby clothes and excitedly called her mother to relay the good news and blessing.
"She called her mother and told her that something real good had just happened. She was excited about the baby clothes that had been offered to her and how good God was," Roberts' uncle Benny Roberts told Channel 2 Action News on Friday, Sept. 26. more >>
A man who was fired from a food processing plant in Oklahoma allegedly beheaded one fomer co-worker and stabbed another before he was shot and taken into custody by police Thursday.
The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Alton Nolen, who was fired from Vaughan Foods in Moore, attacked 54-year-old Colleen Hufford with a knife, KFOR.com quoted Sgt. Jeremy Lewis as saying Friday.
Employees told police that he tried to convert them to Islam after his own conversion. more >>
An Oklahoma man who recently converted to Islam and had been trying to convert some of his co-workers reportedly went on a murderous rampage, beheading one woman and stabbing another shortly after he was fired from his job at a food processing plant.
Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department told CNN that the man, Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was fired from his job Thursday just before he went on the rampage.
"He was terminated. He drove to the front of the business, running into a vehicle, exited his vehicle, entered the business where he encountered the first victim, Colleen Hufford, 54, and began assaulting her with a knife. He did kill Colleen and he did sever her head," said Sgt. Lewis. more >>
Sean Groubert, 31, a South Carolina state trooper who shot Levar Edward Jones during a routine traffic stop at a gas station in Columbia, was fired last week and arrested on Wednesday as a dashcam video of the Sept. 4 incident was made public this week.
A report from the Huffington Post highlighted Groubert's firing and arrest while a copy of the dashcam video of the incident has gone viral on YouTube with more than 1.5 million views in two days as of Friday morning.
The just over 3-minute dashcam video shows Jones alighting from his vehicle and turning around to see Groubert pulling up in the gas station who asks him "can I see your license please." more >>
Paraguayan Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano, who has been accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing minors, has been officially removed from his post by the Roman Catholic Church. In a subsequent letter to the Vatican, Plano hit back against the decision and said that Pope Francis "will have to answer before God."
The Vatican explained in a statement on Thursday that Francis has decided to replace Plato following an investigation, and named Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Ríos, Bishop of Villarrica del Espíritu Santo, to fill his vacancy.
"The grave decision taken by the Holy See, under the weight of serious pastoral concerns, is for the greater good and unity of the Church of Ciudad del Este and episcopal communion in Paraguay," the statement read. more >>