Families of the people killed in a shooting rampage at a small Oakland university last year are remembering their lost loved ones as the one-year anniversary of the massacre approaches.
Senator Dianne Feinstein called for a new assault weapons ban at an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, where a father of a victim from the Sandy Hook tragedy testified.
At schools across the Bay Area and around the country, counselors are being made available for students in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The nation is reeling as more details emerge about the victims of the Connecticut school massacre.
A man opened fire inside the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked Friday, killing 27 people, including 20 children, and forcing students to cower in classrooms and then flee with the help of teachers and police.
Authorities said Hector Celaya killed his mother and her two brothers, wounded three of his young children, then died following a shootout with police near the Tule River Indian Reservation in the Central Valley.
Authorities said two more people have died after being shot at a Fresno chicken processing plant, bringing the death toll to three.
A gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday. The suspect was killed outside the temple in a shootout with police officers.
The former assistant director of the nursing program at Oikos University said Friday she has been told by Oakland Police that she was the intended target in the mass shooting at the religious vocational school.
A weapon believed to have been used in the massacre at Oikos University in Oakland was found early Friday morning, according to Oakland Police.