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Officer Accidentally Shoots Self Inside of Downtown Grand Rapids Court Building

It's being reported by WZZM-13 that a court officer accidentally shot himself reportedly while cleaning his gun inside the U.S. Bankruptcy Court building, which is next to the Grand Rapids Police Department in downtown Grand Rapids early Thursday afternoon.

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4 Dead, 16 Injured in Fort Hood Shooting

Four people, including the gunman, were killed and 16 others injured in a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas Wednesday evening.  Fort Hood officials said the gunman was a soldier who had been receiving mental health treatment and that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Search Continues For Shooting Suspect Near Ferris State University

UPDATE (12:30am): Authorities are reporting that they have the suspect in custody. No other details are being released at this time. A press conference will be held Sunday morning.

Police in Big Rapids are continuing their search for a suspect after an off-campus shooting early Saturday morning near Ferris State University.

According to Ferris State's Department of Public Safety, Police are in search of a suspected shooter who, earlier this morning, walked into an off-campus apartment at Venlo Place in Big Rapids and shot a man, who is a student at Ferris State.

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BREAKING NEWS: As Many As Five People Shot Outside Of The Empire State Building

Several news sources are reporting a shooting this morning outside of the Empire State Building in New York City.

CNN.com reports that a spokesperson from the New York Fire Department told them that as many as five people were shot.

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Parents Of Slain Ohio Student Forgive Suspected Shooter TJ Lane

Each time I see a headline like this I wonder how can a family forgive someone who has taken your child from you.

The parents of Ohio shooting victim Demetrius Hewlin said they forgive the suspected gunman for shooting their son.  The family, shared that Demetrius was often late for school, at Chardon High School, but on that fateful day he just wasn't late enough.

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Grand Rapids Police Reveal Details, Identify Victims of Thursday’s Murders

The Grand Rapids Police held a press conference at 11a.m. Friday to address the events of Thursday's tragic events.

Police Chief Kevin Belk identified victims as Amanda Emkens, 27, who had a relationship with Dantzler, Marisa Emkens, 10, Amanda's daughter, and Kimberlee Emkens, Amanda's sister. These victims were found at 2046 Plainfield Avenue NE on Thursday afternoon.

Belk said, at Brynell Court, victims were Jennifer Heeren, 29, who had a relationship with Dantzler, her daughter with Dantzler, Kamrie Dantzler, 12, and Jennifer's Heeren's parents, Thomas and Rebecca Heeren.

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Suspect, Rodrick Shonte Dantzler (GRPD)
Suspect, Rodrick Shonte Dantzler (GRPD)
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Seven Dead In Grand Rapids Shooting [LIVE FEED]

Update: Rodrick Dantzler is believed to have entered a home near Soft Water Lake near Plainfield Avenue, north of I-96. He allegedly kicked in the back door of the home and three shots were heard by authorities. Dantzler has entered negotiations with the police.

According to WZZM 13, Grand Rapids Police are on multiple crime scenes on Grand Rapids' northeast side.

Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk told WZZM's crew that a total of seven people are dead, including two children. Four bodies were found in the 1200 block of Brynell NE. One male and three females..

At a second location in the 2000 block of Plainfield NE, three bodies were found including one child.

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Several Others Shot By Gunman At Public Event
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Never Underestimate The Power Of An “Intern”. He Ran Toward The Gun Shots Not Away From Them!

Talk about being in the right place at the right time!  Rep. Gabrielle Gifford of Arizona, had just hired an intern by the name of Daniel Hernandez.  Daniel was only her intern for about 5 days.  But he may have bee

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