Latest Shootout Stories

2006-07-16 21:34:20

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Two Royal Canadian Mounted Police members shot during an investigation earlier this month in Saskatchewan have died, the police said on Sunday. Constables Marc Bourdages, 26, and Robin Cameron, 29, of the Mounties' Spiritwood, Saskatchewan detachment died as a result of severe head wounds from a shooting incident on Friday, July 7, police said. The two Mounties were wounded on July 7 near the community of Spiritwood as police investigated what appeared to be a...

2006-02-05 12:15:00

BOSTON -- The teenager involved in a bloody attack on three men in a Massachusetts gay bar died early on Sunday morning from wounds sustained in a gun battle with Arkansas police, a police spokesman said. "Jacob Robida died at 3:38 Central Time (0938 GMT)," Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told Reuters. "His body will now be released to the state crime lab." Robida, who had fled 1,500 miles to the Ozark Mountains, was shot twice in the head by police shortly after he crashed his...

2006-02-04 19:46:17

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - The 18-year-old suspect in a bloody attack on three men in a Massachusetts gay bar was apprehended in Arkansas on Saturday after a shootout in which a police officer was killed and a woman was found dead. Jacob Robida was wounded in the exchange of gunfire with police and airlifted to a hospital in Springfield, Missouri, Arkansas state police spokesman Bill Sadler said. Robida had been the target of a manhunt after he was accused of wounding three...

2005-12-28 11:11:43

BANGALORE (Reuters) - An unidentified gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle inside the campus of a top Indian science university on Wednesday, wounding five people, police said. The attack took place outside a conference hall of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, the country's tech hub, they said. The victims were attending a seminar at the institute. One of the wounded was critical, police added. "It could have been to create panic," Narayana Gowda, a top Bangalore...

2005-07-05 06:14:02

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian security forces gunned downfive armed men who raided a religious site in northern Indiaclaimed by both Hindus and Muslims, TV news channels said. The gunbattle at the disputed site in Ayodhya town, about600 km (375 miles) southeast of New Delhi, had ended and thecomplex was in the control of police, the reports said.

2005-07-04 22:14:50

By Andrei Khalip RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A boy and an old mandied in shootouts between police and drug gangs in two Rio deJaneiro shanty-towns on Monday, triggering protests byresidents tired of rampant crime and police violence. In Latin America's biggest slum of Rocinha, a 60-year-oldpensioner was shot to death by a stray bullet. Another man diedfrom a heart attack during the fierce standoff, police said. Rio has one of the world's highest murder rates, especiallyin its slums...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.