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Claire Davis, the 17-year-old Arapahoe High School student who was shot by a classmate on Dec. 13, has died at the hospital. Davis appeared to be a random victim, being shot by a fellow classmate moments before the gunman took his own life. In a statement, her parents said that they continue to pray for the community, and remember their daughter and the impact she made on the lives of her family and friends. “The grace, laughter and light she brought to this world will not be extinguished by her death; to the contrary, it will only get stronger" ... Discuss

 

Police in Washington D.C. say that a lone gunman named Aaron Alexis was responsible for a mass shooting at the Navy Yard that left 12 victims dead yesterday. Alexis was killed in a firefight with police. Throughout the day yesterday, there were conflicting reports from the scene, and initially, police believed that the attack may have been the work of several shooters. Alexis was a private contractor for the Navy, and had special security clearance to enter the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command.

So far, investigators have not identified the 34-year-old’s motive, though he does have a history of run-ins with the law. Before being discharged in 2011, Alexis was a member of the Navy Reserves, who had demonstrated a “pattern of misconduct” throughout his military career. The FBI has asked that anyone with any additional information about Alexis please contact them at 1-800-CALL-FBI … Discuss

 

According to new documents filed today in the U.S. District Court, Family Research Council shooter Floyd Lee Corkins intended on killing as many people as possible. In August, the 28-year-old walked into the conservative group’s Washington, D.C., headquarters and shot a building manager in the arm before he was wrestled to the ground and eventually arrested by police. Along with his handgun and three magazines, Corkins also had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches with him, which CNN reports he “planned to smear in the dying faces of staffers he expected to kill.” The shooter said he hoped his actions would intimidate gay rights opponents following an intense public debate over comments made by a Chick-fil-A executive about homosexuality. The Family Research Council backed Chick-fil-A publicly. Corkins told investigators, “They endorse Chick-fil-A and also Chick-fil-A came out against gay marriage, so I was going to use that as a statement" … Discuss

 

Former Navy SEAL and author of the best-selling book American Sniper, Chris Kyle, was one of two victims of a shooting
that happened at a recreational gun range in Texas on Saturday. Kyle, who holds the record for the most kills in Iraq by a sniper, was at the range with veterans Chad Littlefield and Eddie Ray Routh when Routh allegedly turned his weapon on his fellow shooters. Investigators have arrested Routh, a 25-year-old former Marine. Though the shooter's motives remain unclear, it is believed that Kyle was trying to help Routh, who family members say suffers from PTSD … Discuss

 
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