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Morocco full of confidence to qualify for 2022 World Cup – Sevilla’s Munir
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Morocco full of confidence to qualify for 2022 World Cup – Sevilla’s Munir

The Atlas Lions are one of the two teams to have confirmed their progress to the final qualifying round of the global event with two games to spare Sevilla and Morocco winger Munir El Haddadi said they are optimistic of qualifying for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar. The North Africans boosted their chances of making a sixth appearance in the quadrennial competition with an unbeaten run of four games that shot them to the top of Group I and confirmed their spot in the play-off round. The final hurdle for Vahid Halilhodzic's men to climb is the play-off where they will be pitched against a winner from the remaining nine groups.  
US millionaire, Robert Durst, 78, sentenced to life imprisonment for best friend’s murder
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US millionaire, Robert Durst, 78, sentenced to life imprisonment for best friend’s murder

US real estate heir Robert Durst has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his best friend. Durst, now 78, was the subject of the HBO crime documentary series, The Jinx, in which he apparently confessed to three murders. He was convicted in a Los Angeles court last month of shooting Susan Berman, 55, in the back of the head at her home in December 2000 to stop her from talking to police about his wife's disappearance. Susan was found shot in the head in her Beverly Hills home. In a victim impact statement in court, Berman's son told Durst "you murdered the person I was" when he killed her. Prosecutors called Durst, 78, a "narcissistic psychopath". The trial, which began in March last year but was ad...
Man dodges death after his phone case blocked a bullet fired at him
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Man dodges death after his phone case blocked a bullet fired at him

A man managed to escape death after his Incredible Hulk mobile phone case blocked a bullet which was fired at him. The unnamed victim was shot on October 7 and was admitted to the University Hospital in the city of Petrolina in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. Police rushed to the scene but the suspects reportedly fled before officers had arrived, and the victim was taken to hospital by paramedics. Doctors initially feared the worse for the victim, until they realised that the bullet didn't penetrate his skin. Man dodges death after his phone case blocked a bullet fired at him It was reported that the bullet had only grazed the victim's hip before being blocked by his Incredible Hulk phone case. Man dodges death after his phone case blocked a bullet fired at him It w...
Tyson Fury must be forced to fight me – Dillian Whyte
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Tyson Fury must be forced to fight me – Dillian Whyte

Dillian Whyte has asked the WBC to force Tyson Fury to fight him next. According to him, the WBC should give Fury “no choice” but to accept a mandatory title fight. Whyte has endured a lengthy wait for a shot at the belt. Last weekend, Fury knocked down Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their trilogy fight. The victory extended his own undefeated record and reign as WBC heavyweight champion. Whyte’s status as mandatory challenger could lead to his first chance at the belt if he beats Otto Wallin later this month. “Fury has the belt. Wilder had the chance to fight me for three years but didn’t,” Whyte told Sky Sports News. “Hopefully now the WBC forces my position and Fury has no choice. “It’s a massive British fight, a major fight for Britain. “Fury is an unp...
Nascar driver John Wes Townley, 31, killed in double shooting
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Nascar driver John Wes Townley, 31, killed in double shooting

Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley has died at the age of 31. Townley and an unidentified 30-year-old woman were shot in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, October 2. ACCPD spokesperson Lt. Shaun Barnett told the Athens Banner-Herald that Athens-Clarke County police responded to a shooting at Morton Avenue in the Five Points neighbourhood just before 9pm on Saturday. Townley died at the hospital as a result of his injuries, while the 30-year-old woman remains in a serious condition, according to Barnett. Barnett continued to state that police have had contact with the shooter, and, according to preliminary information, appears domestic violence-related. Townley participated in the NASCAR Truck Series and Xfinity Series from 2008 to 2016. In all he made 76 starts in the Xfini...
Police officer who killed young lady in Ijeshatedo dismissed from service; to be arraigned in court
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Police officer who killed young lady in Ijeshatedo dismissed from service; to be arraigned in court

The police officer who fatally shot a young lady at her home in Ijeshatedo, Lagos state on September 11, has been dismissed from service and would be arraigned in court soon. The police made this known in a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Command PRO, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu. It reads ''This is to inform the general public that Sgt Samuel Philipps who was tried for the shooting incident of 11th September, 2021 that led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force. He was dismissed after conclusion of his orderly room trial. The suspect will be charged to court today for murder. Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had promised that the matter would be properly investigated and that justice would be serv...
Police ‘stray’ bullet kills 25-year-old man hours to his sister’s wedding in Edo
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Police ‘stray’ bullet kills 25-year-old man hours to his sister’s wedding in Edo

The Edo State Police Command says it has arrested one of its personnel who fired a shot that killed a 25-year-old man, Moses Adam, in Benin City. It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 4: 08 pm on Friday, September 17, when the late Adam, said to be the only son of his parents, arrived Benin from Lagos to attend his sister's wedding slated for Saturday. Spokesperson of the command, SP Kontongs Bello, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday, explained that the officer, who is of the anti-kidnap and cybercrime unit of the command, was trying to arrest a murder suspect, Ebuka Nwaechie, when he fired a shot to restrain the fleeing suspect. Kontongs said that the shot, unfortunately, hit the thigh of one of the passengers in a moving vehicle, adding that ...
Rapper Spotemgottem shot in drive-by shooting
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Rapper Spotemgottem shot in drive-by shooting

Florida rapper SpotemGottem has been admitted in a hospital after being shot in a drive-by shooting on Friday September 17. TMZ reported that law enforcement sources said the shooting took place around 3 a.m. local time on Friday September 17. It was learnt that another car pulled up alongside his and shot at least 22 times on the driver's side. The driver told cops that he was driving southbound on I-95 when gunshots started ringing out from another car. The driver was shot in his hip, while Spotemgottem suffered gunshot wounds to both legs. They were both taken to a local hospital in stable condition. Manager of the 19-year-old rapper, Dee Phatboy also confirmed the shooting. Phatboy said Spotem who was being driven from a Miami recording studio at the time of the incident, is...
Police officer who killed young lady, Monsura, in her home has been arrested
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Police officer who killed young lady, Monsura, in her home has been arrested

The police officer who fatally shot a young lady at her home in Ijeshatedo has been arrested and will be charged to court. The police made this known in a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Command PRO, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu. Recall that Monsura's sister took to Facebook on Saturday,  September 11, to say her sister was shot dead by police at their home on Friday, September 10 .She then called for justice with the hashtag #JusticeForMonsura. The statement reads: "It has come to the knowledge of the Lagos State Police Command that one Monsurat Ojuade (female) aged 18, was hit by a stray bullet at about 0100hrs of 11th September 2021 when a team of detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti went on investigation activities to effect the arrest ...
Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van
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Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van

Three policemen have been shot dead after being ambushed by hoodlums at a checkpoint along Obeti/Oliogo Road in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta state. Corpses of the police officers attached to Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters were burnt inside their Toyota Sienna patrol van. Delta police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the killings. He also confirmed that operatives of Delta State Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCCS, have arrested six suspected criminals who allegedly murdered the Prince of Orhuwhorun, Eric Takerere, and two Mobile Police Officers in Ekpan community of the State. He said the Prince Eric Takerere and the two mobile police men were murdered and their rifles carted away by the suspects who also attempted to murder Eric's brother, Pr...
BMW Tupac was riding in when he was shot put up for sale for nearly $2m
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BMW Tupac was riding in when he was shot put up for sale for nearly $2m

The BMW car which Tupac Shakur was riding in before being shot in 1996, has been put up for sale for nearly $2m. The superstar rapper was in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 with Suge Knight and their entourage, to watch a Mike Tyson fight. However after they were stopped at a red light after the bout, suspects in a white vehicle opened fire. Shakur was hit four times, including one bullet that struck him in his lung. Six days later, it was announced that Tupac had passed away. The car which has been restored to its original condition, now has an asking price of $1.7m. Potential buyers can view the car for themselves at Celebrity Cars Las Vegas showroom and, coincidentally, TMZ reported that it isn't far from where the 1996 shooting took place. Back in 2017, this vehicle was...
Taliban accused of killing 8 month pregnant police officer in front of her family and mutilating her face
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Taliban accused of killing 8 month pregnant police officer in front of her family and mutilating her face

A pregnant policewoman has been shot dead by Taliban militants in Afghanistan, witnesses claim. Banu Negar was reportedly gunned down at home in the capital of central Ghor province, Firozkoh, on Saturday, September 4. Three gunmen speaking Arabic forced their way into their family home on Saturday and searched it before tying the family up, it is claimed. It was also reported that her face was mutilated in the savage attack which left blood splattered across a wall as seen in graphic images. She was killed in front of her husband and children, who had been tied up, BBC News reports. Negar's family say she was eight months pregnant and worked at a prison. Her death follows rising reports in Afghanistan of the Taliban abusing women and repressing their rights. Despi...
PDP condemns, demands investigation into Rivers boat shooting
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PDP condemns, demands investigation into Rivers boat shooting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, expressed shock over the reported shooting of a civilian market boat ferrying foodstuff and other household goods, allegedly by a military helicopter in Dutch Island area of Rivers State. It was reported on August 27, 2021 that, a yet-to-be-identified helicopter allegedly shot at a local passengers’ boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State, resulting to several casualties In a statement on Saturday by, Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party, he said the PDP was alarmed by reports of how the said military helicopter allegedly circled, targeted and shot at civilians, who were ferrying foodstuff and household items from Nembe-Bille jetty, in a bloody assault, in which the traders sustained gunshot ...
Many injured as helicopter allegedly shoots passenger boat in Rivers
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Many injured as helicopter allegedly shoots passenger boat in Rivers

Many people are feared injured as a yet-to-be-identified helicopter allegedly shot at a local passenger boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State. An eyewitness told Punch that the boat conveyed passengers and foodstuff. “The local boat that just left here to Bonny, within the Treasure Island area, a chopper or I will call it a flight helicopter, just came behind, went very low and started shooting at the wooden boat. From the information we got from a boat driver, there were passengers in the boat. The boat also contained foodstuff such as garri, rice and other items. Everyone knows that is the route transporting foodstuff to Bonny. Some people died in the boat'' The state police command or the state government is yet to comment on this development.
Teen girl and two others shot dead while filming a crate challenge video on social media
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Teen girl and two others shot dead while filming a crate challenge video on social media

A teen girl in Louisiana and two others were shot dead while filming a viral crate challenge video on social media. The crate challenge has become a viral challenge, with a number of people trying it and posting their result on social media. At about 5:30pm on Sunday, while some young people were filming their crate challenge outside Linwood Public Charter School in Shreveport, Louisiana, shooting erupted. 19-year-old Paris King was among the victims killed while filming the milk crate challenge video. Video footage shows a man attempting to climb a milk crate pyramid just as gunfire breaks out. "Get my gun, get my gun!" one man shouted. Another man shouted "Where my baby?" It is unclear if the man doing the crate challenge survived the shooting. Initial reports were ...
Roy Keane blames one player as Man United drew 1-1 with Southampton
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Roy Keane blames one player as Man United drew 1-1 with Southampton

Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has blamed Fred for Southampton’s opening goal against the Red Devils in the Premier League on Sunday. Keane believes Fred specifically should have done better in stopping Southampton’s first goal against Man United at St Mary’s. Jack Stephens dispossessed Bruno Fernandes in the build-up to the goal before the ball fell to Che Adams, whose deflected shot crept past David De Gea to give the host the lead. But Mason Greenwood’s second-half goal ensured both teams drew 1-1. “Fred and [Harry] Maguire have to do better to close down the shot,” Keane told Sky Sports. “As a midfielder [Fred] when someone comes into your area you have got to deal with it. “He’s got to do more, he’s got to do better.” Man United will ...
Mum shot dead by her toddler as colleagues watched on Zoom call
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Mum shot dead by her toddler as colleagues watched on Zoom call

A mum was on a Zoom call when she was shot dead by her child who had picked up a loaded gun. Shamaya Lynn, 21, from Florida, was taking part in the conference call on Wednesday, August 11, when the other participants heard a huge bang and the mum fell backwards. Those on the Zoom call then saw a toddler in the background who had picked a gun that had been left "unsecured" in the home, said Altamonte Springs Police. When Lynn failed to get back onto the call, one of her colleagues taking part in the call called emergency services and the mum’s body was found with a shot to the head. "Investigators determined that the injury was caused by a toddler who found a loaded handgun, which was left unsecured by an adult in the apartment," a...
Chicago officer shot and killed in West Englewood
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Chicago officer shot and killed in West Englewood

A Chicago police officer was killed in a shooting Saturday on the city’s Southwest Side. A second officer was injured and remains in the hospital in critical condition. Three people are in custody. Police identified the slain officer as 29-year-old Ella French. She had been on the force since 2018. Police said officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 6300 block of South Bell Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood just around 9 p.m. Officers had stopped a vehicle with three occupants inside, two men and one woman. According to police, the occupants inside the vehicle opened fire towards the officers, leading to an exchange of gunfire. The officers were struck by gunfire at the scene. Both were taken to the hospital where one of the officers, French, died from her...
At Least 1 Killed as Robbers Storm 2 Banks in Osun
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At Least 1 Killed as Robbers Storm 2 Banks in Osun

Armed robbers attacked two banks in Iree, Osun state, killing at least one person. The attack began at about 3:50 pm on Thursday,  August 5. Though the banks are situated close to a police station,  the robbers are said to have operated undisturbed, carting money and valuables from the bank before fleeing. They shot sporadically into the air while escaping through Iree-Ada road. The body of a victim of the attack is seen lying on the floor in photos from the scene. Below is a video recorded while the attack was underway.
Haitian President’s widow questions how 30-50 bodyguards weren’t shot/killed, as she recounts assassination attempt
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Haitian President’s widow questions how 30-50 bodyguards weren’t shot/killed, as she recounts assassination attempt

Martine Moïse, first lady of Haiti, has for the first time spoken in depth about the assassination attempt on her late husband, Jovenel Moïse. The killing of President Jovenel Moïse by assassins on July 7 rocked Haiti. During the attack, he was shot multiple times while his wife was also shot but survived the assassination attempt even though she might not be able to use her right arm again. Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, a doctor with ties to Florida has been arrested. He is described as someone who played a central role in the death of the president. Two Americans are among at least 20 people who have been detained thus far. The suspects include retired Colombian commandos, a former judge, a security equipment salesman, a mortgage and insurance broker in Florida, and two comm...
Ex-Ajax star, Jerge Hoefdraad dies after being Shot in the Head at a Party
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Ex-Ajax star, Jerge Hoefdraad dies after being Shot in the Head at a Party

Former Ajax footballer Jerge Hoefdraad has died after being shot in the head at a party in Amsterdam-Zuidoost. The 35-year old was trying to break up an argument at a party on Sunday, August 1, when he was shot, according to his former club. Despite being rushed to hospital and having urgent treatment, his situation remained critical and he sadly did not survive. Dutch outlet De Telegraaf report that Hoefdraad died on Monday, August 2, from the serious injuries that he sustained. Hoefdraad began his career at Ajax alongside the likes of Ryan Babel and Urby Emanuelson, going on to play for RKC Waalwijk, Almere City, Telstar, Cambuur before signing for ASC De Volewijckersearlier this year. Cambuur wrote on their official Twitter account: "It is with great sadness that we...
Young man shot by gunmen on his way home from church in Benue
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Young man shot by gunmen on his way home from church in Benue

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot a young man identified as Aondofa Michael Terkende in North bank, Makurdi. It was gathered that Aondofa was returning from church on Wednesday morning, July 21, when he was ambushed by the hoodlums. The suspects were said to have made away with his motorcycle after shooting him. He is currently in the hospital receiving medical treatment.
Armed Robbery Suspect Shot Dead While Robbing People Along The Highway In Ogun
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Armed Robbery Suspect Shot Dead While Robbing People Along The Highway In Ogun

In what will come across as a really startling development, an armed robbery suspect was in the early hours of Friday, July 16, shot dead along the Shagamu/Ijebu ode expressway by operatives of Ogun state police command while robbing people on the highway. A statement by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, said the suspect met his Waterloo when the DPO Odogbolu division, SP Awoniyi Adekunle and his men who were on a joint patrol with a team of military men, received a distress call that armed robbers numbering about seven had blocked the road around southwestern University, and are dispossessing people of their belongings. ''Upon the distress call, the Dpo and his team moved to the scene, but as soon as the armed robbers sighted them, they engaged them...
Famous Dutch Crime reporter, Peter R. de Vries dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam
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Famous Dutch Crime reporter, Peter R. de Vries dies nine days after being shot in Amsterdam

Famous Dutch crime reporter, Peter R de Vries has died nine days after he was shot in Amsterdam. Quoting a family statement, RTL News, the Dutch network De Vries regularly contributed to, said: "Peter fought to the end, but was unable to win the battle." "Peter has lived by his conviction: 'On bended knee is no way to be free,'" the family statement said. "We are unbelievably proud of him and at the same time inconsolable." The statement also requested privacy for De Vries' partner and loved ones to "process his death in peace". Police said De Vries was shot in Lange Leidsedwarsstraat, close to a large public square in Amsterdam. The attack happened after the journalist, 64, made a regular appearance on a current affairs television show. Two suspects have been detain...
He’s a star player?!’ – Courtois takes shot at Man Utd forward Martial
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He’s a star player?!’ – Courtois takes shot at Man Utd forward Martial

The Belgium goalkeeper went out of his way to call out Manchester United's striker in an interview Thibaut Courtois has questioned whether Manchester United forward Anthony Martial should be considered a star player in an interview conducted by Belgium team-mate Jan Vertonghen. Courtois had been asked to name all of the important European players left out of Euro squads and could only pick out centre-back Sergio Ramos. When Vertonghen included Martial as he rattled off answers Courtois could have given, the goalkeeper scoffed and suggested that Martial shouldn't have been mentioned. Courtois and Martial used to be Premier League rivals when Courtois played for Chelsea.
Denmark Edge into the Semi-finals
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Denmark Edge into the Semi-finals

Denmark's emotionally charged journey at Euro 2020 will continue into the semi-finals after a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Baku. First-half goals from Thomas Delaney (5) and Kasper Dolberg (42) put Kasper Hjulmand's side in command and while Patrik Schick (49) pulled one goal back there was no late equaliser. The result sets up a Wembley date with England or Ukraine for a Denmark team that lost their first two matches but have now scored 10 times in winning their last three. How Denmark won it The breakthrough came in the fifth minute when Jens Stryger Larsen's outswinging corner from the right found Delaney unmarked in the middle of the penalty box. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder did not even have to jump as he calmly directed the header beyond the right hand of goa...
UNIUYO student shot dead, another injured as rival cult groups clash
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UNIUYO student shot dead, another injured as rival cult groups clash

A student of the University of Uyo, AkwaIbom state, has been killed and another shot in a supremacy battle which erupted between two rivals cult groups in the institution. It was gathered that the incident started on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, when the 300-level student in the department of Geography Department, Faculty of Social Sciences was shot dead by some suspected cultists. After the death of the student identified as Duke Alexander, a reprisal attack was launched by a rival group the next day. "A student from the Department of Geography was killed on Tuesday. But, on Wednesday around 5 pm, we heard some gunshots in the Department of Fine Art and on getting there discovered that a final year student was shot. He was said to be rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he ...
UNIBEN final year student shot dead after writing last exam
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UNIBEN final year student shot dead after writing last exam

A final year student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has been shot dead by yet-to-be identified gunmen. Augustine Izu was killed after gunmen invaded his compound in Ugbowo, Edo State on Tuesday evening, June 29, 2021, hours after his final paper and signing out. While the Political Science student died on the spot after being shot by the mask-wearing gunmen, his friend Walter Emeka survived after being shot in the arm. Emeka is said to be responding to treatment.
Tearful Serena Williams makes early exit from Wimbledon with Injury
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Tearful Serena Williams makes early exit from Wimbledon with Injury

Serena Williams broke down in tears as she was forced to retire in the opening set of her first-round clash at Wimbledon. The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who is still pursuing Margaret Court’s all-time record, started Tuesday evening’s match against world number 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich well though but had to retire from the game due to injury to her right thigh. The 39-year-old American, who wore strapping on her right thigh from the start of the match, broke Sasnovich in the Bulgarian’s second service game but appeared to roll her ankle in the process of returning a shot. The sight of Williams in pain and in tears was hard to watch as she left the court having worked so hard to get back to action. ‘I’m so sad for Serena, she’s a great champion,’ said Sasnovich on ...
At least 21 shot, 3 killed in overnight shootings across Chicago
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At least 21 shot, 3 killed in overnight shootings across Chicago

At least 21 people were shot in Chicago overnight, with three people having died from their injuries, according to police. A 24-year-old man was killed and a woman in her 20s was critically injured in a shooting in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood Saturday night, according to police. Police said the two individuals were in the 3200 block of West Division Street at approximately 9:13 p.m. when two to three unknown perpetrators attacked them and began shooting. The man was struck once to the head and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The woman was struck to the neck and was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation. A 20-year-old man was injured in a shooting in t...
Lille left-back Reinildo survives attempted carjacking in Mozambique
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Lille left-back Reinildo survives attempted carjacking in Mozambique

The 27-year-old was a victim of a violent incident while on holiday in his home country after winning the French top-flight crown Lille defender Reinildo Mandava survived an attempted carjacking in Mozambique when he was going to a friend's wedding in the province of Zambezia. The 27-year-old recently returned to the Southeastern African country for his vacation after helping Lille win the 2020-21 Ligue 1 title. However, his offseason turned into a nightmare on Thursday when armed men shot at his car several times in an attempt to steal it.
Guard in Delta prison allegedly shoots visitor dead after finding cocaine in the items he brought
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Guard in Delta prison allegedly shoots visitor dead after finding cocaine in the items he brought

There was an uproar at the Okere Prison in Delta State today June 15 after a security agent allegedly shot dead a young man who visited his friend in the prison. SaharaReporters reports that the deceased who was there to see his friend in the prison was said to have taken some tomatoes and other food items along. However, the correctional officials allegedly found cocaine among the items with him. The man was arrested and interrogated but met his end when he attempted to escape. It was learnt that one of the operatives shot him in the leg as he tried to escape. The security guard was said to have shot him a second time while he was still crawling, in pain. “There's panic in Okere prison in Warri as a Prison Armed Squad shot dead a visitor this afternoon. The visitor was said to ...
Man Accidentally Shoots Friend in the Neck While Showing off his new gun
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Man Accidentally Shoots Friend in the Neck While Showing off his new gun

A man accidentally shot his friend in the neck as he showed off his new weapon, police say. Alec Augustino Braz, 22, mistakenly fired his pistol at his 19-year-old friend at around 3.15pm on Saturday, June 1. The shooting happened not long after Braz got his license to carry a gun, Newsweek reports. Woburn Police Department near Boston in Massachusetts revealed in a statement that Braz is suspected of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, improper storage of a firearm, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police handcuffed Braz on multiple firearm offences shortly after the shooting. Police explained that Braz was showing the gun to his friend in his Woburn home on Saturday afternoon when he accidentally pulled the trigger on his guest who has no...
11-year-old girl shot on South Side among at least 57 shot over weekend
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11-year-old girl shot on South Side among at least 57 shot over weekend

An 11-year-old girl is in serious condition after a drive-by shooting Sunday night in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood. Officers say the girl was shot in the lower back around 9 p.m. after an unidentified occupant of a red vehicle opened fire in the 11700 block of S. Michigan. The girl was taken to Roseland Hospital by a family member, police stated. The girl is one of at least 57 people who were shot in Chicago this weekend, with four people having died from their injuries. On Monday, CPD Superintendent David Brown is expected to speak on the department’s public safety strategy as the city aims to mitigate gun violence. No suspects are in custody at this time. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.
Rapper Lil Reese Arrested for Assaulting Girlfriend two Weeks after he was Shot in the eye
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Rapper Lil Reese Arrested for Assaulting Girlfriend two Weeks after he was Shot in the eye

American rapper, Lil Reese has been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend two weeks after he was shot in the eye. TMZ reported that the Chicago rapper was arrested on May 29 around 10:30 PM, after cops were called to his home. Reese was accused of pulling her hair and striking her in the face with a closed fist, causing abrasion to her lower lip, which was visible to the responding officers. The rapper who was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, was later released after posting a $10,000 bond. This is happening few weeks after Reese was shot in his hometown. The scene was a bloody mess after someone opened fire into a Dodge Durango that was reportedly stolen. The rapper was accused of being involved with the alleged carjacking, but he's reportedly de...
”No Record of Such Incident”- Police denies Shooting Omoyele Sowore
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”No Record of Such Incident”- Police denies Shooting Omoyele Sowore

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied claims by publisher and activist, Omoyele Sowore, that he was shot at in Abuja during a protest against insecurity in the country today, May 31. Reacting to his claim, the spokesperson for the command, Mariam Yusuf, in a statement released, said there was no record of any incident such as a shooting during the protest. The statement titled ‘Police restores calm at the Unity Fountain’ reads “The FCT Command wishes to debunk the viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowore was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain. Contrary to the speculation, police operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protest...
200 Islamiyya Students Abducted in Niger state
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200 Islamiyya Students Abducted in Niger state

Two hundred students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in Rafi local government Area of Niger State have been abducted by yet to be identified gunmen yesterday, May 30. Channels TV reports that one person was shot dead while another is currently in a critical state in a hospital after gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30pm on Sunday. A resident of the area, Zayyad Mohammed,  who confirmed the incident, said the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya school where the incident took place was built by a retired Immigration officer. According to him, this Islamiyya school is not the usual Sangaya boarding Islamic citadel, but a conventional one where parents send their children on a daily basis for the purpose of acquiring Islamic education. Also confirming the incident, t...
Update: 18-year-old man Charged with Conspiracy to Murder over Shooting of British BLM activist, Sasha Johnson
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Update: 18-year-old man Charged with Conspiracy to Murder over Shooting of British BLM activist, Sasha Johnson

An 18-year-old London man has been charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the shooting of British Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, who remained hospitalised in critical condition. Johnson, a 27-year-old mother of three and vocal equal rights campaigner, was shot in the head at a house party in south London last Sunday. On Friday, London's Metropolitan Police said Cameron Deriggs has been charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the shooting. Deriggs was among five men arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder in the case. He and two others were also arrested on suspicion of affray (a group fight) and possession with intent to supply Class B drugs. The youngest of the group, a 17-year-old, was arrested on suspicion of possess...
Buhari recommends capital punishment for kidnappers
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Buhari recommends capital punishment for kidnappers

Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Dr. Abdulfatai Buhari has said that the only solution to the incessant kidnapping of innocent citizens is to kill anyone found guilty of the offence. Buhari who represents Oyo North at the National Assembly, made this disclosure while addressing journalists in Ibadan, the State capital. The APC Senator who affirmed that kidnapping for ransom has now become an ugly business trend in the country, insisted that killing anyone found guilty of participating in the kidnapping of innocent citizens will serve as a deterrent to others who may wish to get involved in the crime. He cautioned that kidnapping for ransom may not stop until necessary action that will serve as deterrent is enforced by the government. Buhari while speaking further r...
Policeman Shot by Bandits in Kebbi state Dies
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Policeman Shot by Bandits in Kebbi state Dies

The policeman who was shot by suspected bandits during a gunfight in Kebbi State is dead. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Abdulqadir Garba Hardo died after being shot in the leg while leading the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tactical Squad in a gun duel with armed men at Tsamiya town in Bagudo Local Government of the state. The gunshot fractured his bone and he died at a hospital in Gusau, Zamfara State capital on Monday May 10. Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has reportedly donated a cash gift of N2m to the family of the late DSP.  He described the late DSP Hardo as a gallant and courageous officer who performed his duty professionally and prayed Allah to grant him mercy and his family the perseverance to bear the loss.
Marriage, Last Thing on My Mind –GT da Guitarman
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Marriage, Last Thing on My Mind –GT da Guitarman

Singer and guitarist, Olugbemiro Tokunbo, aka GT Da Guitarman, has stated that he is not ready to give marriage another shot. In an interview with Saturday Beats, he said, “Marriage is the last thing on my mind now because I am married to my music and my kids. If I were to give marriage another shot, what would I do differently? Nothing really. I would just still be me, maybe I would complain less. I would love more and complain less but I would still really be me. I don’t think anyone should change themselves. I would accept the one I am having something to do with the way they are, and expect that nobody tries to change me also. That is pretty much it. I feel it is not so complicated. It is about people not concentrating on the flaws of the other person. If we complement each other...
Firing of Atlanta officer ‘Garrett Rolfe’ who shot Rayshard Brooks reversed
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Firing of Atlanta officer ‘Garrett Rolfe’ who shot Rayshard Brooks reversed

The firing of the former Atlanta police officer who’s charged with murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks was reversed after a review panel found the city failed to follow its own procedures for disciplinary actions. Garrett Rolfe was fired last June, a day after he shot the Black man in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. The Atlanta Civil Service Board on Wednesday released its decision on Rolfe’s appeal of his firing. “Due to the City’s failure to comply with several provisions of the Code and the information received during witnesses’ testimony, the Board concludes the Appellant was not afforded his right to due process,” the board said in its decision. “Therefore, the Board grants the Appeal of Garrett Rolfe and revokes his dismissal as an employee of the APD...
Murdered Boxer’s Brother Kills innocent man at Memorial over False Social Media rumor
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Murdered Boxer’s Brother Kills innocent man at Memorial over False Social Media rumor

A 20-year-old was shot dead at the memorial for a slain Olympic boxer. Boxer, Camran Kashawn Collier, 19, was found dead on April 22 in the driver's seat of a 2013 Honda Accord parked on Westlake Drive. The Marine and Junior Olympics competitor had been shot dead. At a balloon release ceremony held for the slain Olympian, his elder brother, Norman Christopher Collier IV, 22, carried out a revenge killing on an innocent man after he believed false social media rumors that the innocent man had a hand in his younger brother's killing. According to Texas police, during the memorial at Eagle Drive, Norman walked up to another participant, 20-year-old Kolby Marquise Graham, and shot him in the head. He initially survived the shooting, but died several days later at a hospital. De...
Boxer, Félix Verdejo turns Himself in to Police After his Pregnant Lover is Drugged,Shot and Thrown off a Bridge
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Boxer, Félix Verdejo turns Himself in to Police After his Pregnant Lover is Drugged,Shot and Thrown off a Bridge

Boxer, Félix Verdejo turned himself in to federal agents on Sunday night, May 2, just hours after his pregnant lover, Keishla Rodríguez was found dead having been drugged, thrown off a bridge, and shot in the US territory’s capital of San Juan on Saturday. Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz's body was found in a lagoon two days after she was reported missing by her family. A criminal complaint filed by the FBI accuses Verdejo, 27, of punching Rodríguez in the face and injecting her with a syringe filled with a yet to be identified substance. Investigators allege Verdejo then bound her arms and feet with wire, tied a heavy block to her and threw her off a bridge at 8.30am on Thursday. Verdejo shot Rodríguez’s body with a pistol as he stood on the bridge, the federal com...
How Accountant Shot by Robbers Died after allegedly Being Rejected by Lagos Hospitals
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How Accountant Shot by Robbers Died after allegedly Being Rejected by Lagos Hospitals

An accountant who was shot by robbers in Lagos died after allegedly being rejected by hospitals. Odiri Onosigho, 32, was waiting at the First Gate bus stop, Festac, in the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on April 15, when he was shot by robbers trying to collect his phone. His sister, who spoke to Punch, narrated how he died after Lagos hospitals allegedly rejected him due to a lack of police report. On the fateful day, Odiri and his friend, Michelle, were at the bus stop around 6am, waiting to board a bus to work. While waiting, robbers appeared suddenly and shot Odiri in the chest while dispossessing him of his phone. Passers-by and commuters ran to safety and when Michelle returned to search for Odiri, she found him lying on the ground in a pool...
Photo of Medical Doctor Shot Dead by Bandits in Kaduna Church Attack
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Photo of Medical Doctor Shot Dead by Bandits in Kaduna Church Attack

Dr. Zakariya Dogonyaro, a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health was killed when armed bandits attacked Haske Baptist Church at Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of Chikun local government area of the state. LIB reported that the heavily armed gunmen stormed the church stormed the church on motorcycles around 9 am on Sunday morning, April 25  and shot sporadically at the worshipers. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident said four other worshippers were abducted in the attack. Also confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige said one Shehu Haruna was injured in the attack. "Preliminary investigation conducted so far revealed that, four persons are m...
Bandits Attack Church in Kaduna, kill Medical Doctor, Abduct Four Worshippers
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Bandits Attack Church in Kaduna, kill Medical Doctor, Abduct Four Worshippers

Bandits attacked Haske Baptist Church at Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of Chikun local government area of Kaduna State killing a medical doctor while four worshippers were reportedly abducted. A survivor, Yakubu Bala, said the bandits stormed the church on motorcycles around 9 am on Sunday morning, April 25  and shot sporadically at the worshipers. Bala said his uncle. Dr. Zechariah Dogonyaro, a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, was shot dead by the bandits. "Church service was going on when herdsmen just came and surrounded the church and started shooting. They came at about 9am. They were many and were riding on motorcycles. They started shooting indiscriminately as we scapered for safety," he narrated. "My uncle,  Dr. Zechariah Dogonyaro, was k...
Jealous Businessman Shoots Wife’s Friend and Suspected Lover Dead, Injures Wife and Sister-in-law
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Jealous Businessman Shoots Wife’s Friend and Suspected Lover Dead, Injures Wife and Sister-in-law

A horrific scene was recorded at Bensam Flats in Gweru in the early hours of Friday April 23, as a local businessman went beserk and shot four people. Commutalk reported that 35-year-old businessman Peter Dube shot and killed his second wife’s friend Gamuchirai Mudungwe and another male companion, only identified as Shelton. Dube also shot and seriously injured his second wife Nyasha Nharingo (31) and her sister Nyaradzo Nharingo (34). Gweru Shooting Victims From Left: Nyaradzo, Nyasha and Gamuchirai It was gathered that Dube was involved in a heated dispute with Nyasha whom he suspected of infidelity. He is said to have been incensed when he learned that his wife and sister together with Gamuchirai and Shelton had travelled to Masvingo together without informing him, ostensib...
Woman Ambushed and Shot dead her ex-girlfriend on NYC Street
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Woman Ambushed and Shot dead her ex-girlfriend on NYC Street

A woman was seen in a chilling video killing her ex-girlfriend on a Brooklyn, New York street. Nichelle Thomas, 52, was shot in the head just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, outside a bodega at Fourth Avenue and St. Marks Place in Park Slope. The shooting was captured on surveillance video. it shows a woman wearing all black running up behind the victim. The woman then pulls a gun and shoots the victim point-blank in the head before fleeing. Thomas is seen falling to the ground. She was pronounced dead at a hospital The suspect, Latisha Bell, accompanied by her criminal defense attorney, turned herself in at the 78th Precinct police station hours later. Police say the women used to be in a relationship. It isn't clear when they broke up. The fatal shooting was the ...
Govt offers to repatriate Lindani Myeni’s body to SA – report
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Govt offers to repatriate Lindani Myeni’s body to SA – report

The South African government has offered to bring the remains of former rugby player Lindani Myeni back home, the family of 29-year-old told the SABC. The father of two was shot and killed during an alleged altercation with Honolulu police in the US state of Hawaii. Sizani Nhleko, the victim's mother, said that the government was in constant communication with them and that her son’s body was yet to be released from the US government mortuary. “The ambassador from overseas called us and gave their condolences as well as from the president - our President Cyril Ramaphosa. Last night, they spoke with us, and they promised that as soon as the body is released from the USA government to their hands, then they will do by all means to bring his body back home. I must say that the go...

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