Jan. 31, 2013 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A 14-year-old student shot in the head at an Atlanta school Thursday is “alert, conscious and breathing,” said police.
The shooting occurred outside Price Middle School in southeast Atlanta, said Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos.
The victim has been taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
A teacher has been injured. One suspect is in custody, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Channel 2’s Tom Jones said students have been taken into an auditorium and are not being released at this time.
An AJC reporter at the scene said the area has been cordoned off by police and concerned parents are waiting outside.
Police helicopters are overhead.
Atlanta Public Schools have scheduled a 4 p.m. press conference.
The Atlanta public school is located north of the Lakewood area at 1670 Benjamin Weldon Bickers Drive S.E.
On January 31, 1974, the second known victim of serial killer Ted Bundy, Lynda Ann Healey disappears but there is no real consensus to when he actually began his murder spree. She had been bludgeoned while asleep and abducted; her skull and mandible were eventually recovered at the Taylor Mountain site. Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy was born Theodore Robert Cowell on November 24, 1946 he was an American serial killer who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier.
Jan. 30, 2013 Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — A powerful explosion on Wednesday ripped through a hotel near SeaWorld San Diego from a room where authorities say a couple was extracting hash oil, sending guests fleeing for safety.
A 22-year-old man in the room suffered life-threatening injuries. Also hurt were a woman in the room and a young man staying next door, authorities said. All three were hospitalized.
Julie Jordan of San Diego was sleeping with a friend's baby in a nearby room at the three-story Heritage Inn Sea World Hotel when she felt the building shake violently, then heard a loud explosion. She ran outside and saw a shattered window and a badly injured man sitting at the bottom of some stairs moaning.
"People were screaming and running, and a man was burned from head to toe," said Jordan, 30. "His skin was falling off."
Investigators found several boxes containing canisters of butane inside the room where the blast occurred, police Lt. Joseph Ramos said.
The butane apparently was ignited by a cigarette, Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Maurice Luque said. The second-floor room looked like a "war zone," he said.
"It was a very intense and devastating explosion," Luque said.
Jan. 30, 2013 Arizona Republic
Three people suffered gunshot wounds during a shooting at an office complex in north-central Phoenix Wednesday morning, officials said.
Three others were transported to area hospitals; the nature of their injuries was not described.
Around 10:30 a.m., officials reported that three people had been shot in a building in the 7300 block of 16th Street, north of Glendale Avenue, officials said. One is reported to be in extremely critical condition.
Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department said officers believe one suspect is responsible for the shooting and that the suspect is still on the loose. Thompson said one man walked into the building and shot several people.
He said that police believe the shooting was a targeted act and that an altercation occurred prior to the shooting.
He said it is unclear how many total victims there are and what a motive may have been.
“At this point we don’t believe he is in the area,” Thomspon said. “This doesn’t appear to be a random type of incident.”
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