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    1. Public shooting in Vienna (Allegedly terror attacks)

      Short Summary: On Monday, approximately 20:00 local time, public shootings occured at multiple places in Vienna, Austria. 4 deaths in total, one perp, 3 civilians. 15 people are severely injured,...

      Short Summary:

      • On Monday, approximately 20:00 local time, public shootings occured at multiple places in Vienna, Austria.
      • 4 deaths in total, one perp, 3 civilians. 15 people are severely injured, including one member of the police.
      • Attacker(s) is/were armed with a rifle and several handguns, and were wearing a dummy explosive vest.
      • The dead perpetrator has been investigated over the night, identified as a sympathisant of IS ("Islamic State"). There have been multiple arrests and house searches of the people surrounding this person by Austrian SWAT (Kobra).
      • Schools are closed on Tuesday (today).
      • In total, six places have been hit: Morzinplatz, Salzgries, Seitenstettengasse, Graben, Bauernmarkt und Fleischmarkt
      • The police is still currently working with military support.
      • Locals are urged to stay home today and it's difficult to get reliable updates.
      • The police has asked the public to refrain from posting videos/pictures on social media, and instead send it to them, as posting material could endanger the police and military working.
      • Multiple perpetrators are possible, but not confirmed.
      • The attack is currently considered to be an Islamic terror attack.

      Best place to get news: @LPDWien (local police department Vienna) on Twitter: https://nitter.net/lpdwien They post relevant information in both English and German.

      18 votes
    2. Darwin shooting: Four people killed and another injured, 45yo alleged gunman arrested by police

      ABC coverage: Darwin shooting: Four people killed and another injured, 45yo alleged gunman arrested by police Some local flavour: Four people dead in mass Darwin shooting (The NT News is renowned...

      ABC coverage: Darwin shooting: Four people killed and another injured, 45yo alleged gunman arrested by police

      Some local flavour: Four people dead in mass Darwin shooting (The NT News is renowned for its... quirky... style.)

      EDIT: Fixed broken link.

      12 votes
    3. Shooting occurred at UNC Charlotte

      Local live news: https://www.wcnc.com/live-video https://www.wsoctv.com/live-stream Currently there are 2 confirmed dead and 4 injured, 3 of who are in critical condition. The shooter is in...

      Local live news:

      https://www.wcnc.com/live-video

      https://www.wsoctv.com/live-stream

      Currently there are 2 confirmed dead and 4 injured, 3 of who are in critical condition. The shooter is in custody and police are currently sweeping the buildings.

      I can see the helicopters from my dorm.

      Some news articles:

      https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article229873794.html

      https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article229889929.html

      https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/breaking-shots-reported-near-kennedy-building-at-uncc/944969501

      https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/crime/2-dead-at-least-4-injured-on-unc-charlotte-campus-one-suspect-in-custody-officials-say/275-80c0b677-9a93-4251-ac14-ecffba2c3153

      https://www.npr.org/2019/04/30/718852278/2-dead-and-4-injured-in-shooting-at-university-of-north-carolina-charlotte-campu (text version: https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=718852278)

      https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/us/unc-charlotte-shooting.html

      Update: The campus is still on lockdown while the rest of the buildings are cleared. A candlelight vigil has been planned for May 1 (tomorrow) at 6 PM.

      Update 2: Today was the last day of classes, with exams starting Thursday. All exams before next Sunday will be canceled (not sure if they'll be rescheduled yet).

      Update 3: As of 5:20 AM, the lockdown has been lifted and campus is all clear. The names of the injured have been released.

      The shooter has been charged with:

      • 4 counts of attempted first degree murder

      • 4 counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury

      • 1 count of discharge of a firearm on education property

      • 1 count of possession of a gun on educational property

      • 2 counts of murder (they did not specify which degree)

      All of these are felony charges.

      It should be noted that the shooter was arrested before he even had the chance to leave the classroom. That was an extremely fast police response.

      Edit 4: Due to exams being cancelled through Sunday, all exams are now optional. Looks like I might only have to worry about 1 final now.

      20 votes