August 26, 2011 |
MONTERREY, Mexico - Two dozen gunmen burst into a casino in northern Mexico yesterday, doused it with gasoline and started a fire that trapped gamblers inside, killing at least 45 people and injuring a dozen more, authorities said. The fire at the Casino Royale in Monterrey, a city that has seen a surge in drug cartel-related violence, represented one of the deadliest attacks on an entertainment center in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug cartels in late 2006.
December 21, 1990 |
Three men were shot and wounded - one critically - and another man was pistol-whipped by two gunmen inside two West Philadelphia homes early today. Police believe the incidents might be drug-related. According to investigators, the shootings occurred within minutes of each other in a pair of rowhouses on Delancey Street near 54th shortly before 5 a.m. In the first incident, said police, a man identified as Fred Gordon, 30, was shot once in each leg during an argument after the two gunmen barged into the house.
December 2, 1997 |
Police talk with the owner of a Northeast jewelry store that was robbed yesterday by two armed men. Another officer with gun drawn (top) searches a railyard near the Roosevelt Expressway in East Falls for the robbers. After the gunmen entered La Caridad Jewelers on Cottman Avenue near Rutland Street about 11:30 a.m. and demanded valuables, the owner, who was not identified, pulled out a gun and fired four shots, which struck the store window. The bandits fled, but were apprehended 20 minutes later after a car and foot chase that ended in East Falls.
June 13, 2000 |
Three armed men went gunning for a guy who had threatened one of them with a gun. When they didn't find their target, they fired at the man's brother and another man on Opal Street near 24th, on Nov. 24, 1998, Assistant District Attorney Dawn Burke said yesterday. One of their stray bullets almost killed a 4-year-old boy sitting in a car with his mother, his younger brother and his grandmother. Little Germaine Lipscomb, now 5, suffered brain damage, but he can still remember the loud bang before losing consciousness, Burke said.
August 4, 1992 |
A 38-year-old man was gunned down last night by two assailants inside the doorway of the East Germantown store that he owned, police said.. The victim, Owen Edwards, of Logan, was shot just inside the door of R's Variety Store at Nedro and Wister Streets around 10 p.m. Police said the killing did not occur during a robbery attempt but rather the attackers had come looking for Edwards. Witnesses told police that they heard several gunshots, which police believed were fired from a revolver.
May 19, 1994 |
Two gunmen forced their way into Houlihan's restaurant shortly after closing Monday morning, ordered five employees into a walk-in freezer and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. Lt. Michael Arlen of Middletown Township police said the gunmen hid behind a dumpster in the parking lot of the East Lincoln Highway restaurant and surprised two workers taking out trash about 1 a.m. Forcing the pair back inside, Arlen said, the suspects rounded up three other employees and then bound the wrists of all five with duct tape, placed the five in the freezer and ordered them not to move or call police.
August 9, 1988 |
Gunmen firing from a car killed two Roman Catholics yesterday in what was thought to be Protestant revenge for a new series of attacks by the Irish Republican Army. The gunmen escaped after the killings in the Ardoyne area of northern Belfast and abandoned their car in the Protestant Shankill district, about two miles away, police said. Early today, hours after the killings, Catholic youths rioted in at least a dozen towns across the province, lighting bonfires, hurling firebombs and torching cars to mark the 17th anniversary of Britain's former policy of interning IRA suspects without trial.
January 2, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Gunmen on motorcycles attacked a van carrying employees from a community center Tuesday, killing five female teachers and two aid workers but sparing a child they took out of the vehicle before opening fire. The director of the group that the seven worked for says he suspects it may have been the latest in a series of attacks targeting anti-polio efforts in Pakistan. Some extremists oppose the vaccination campaigns, accusing health workers of acting as spies for the United States and alleging the vaccine is intended to make Muslim children sterile.
February 4, 1994 |
If you loved "Once Upon a Time in the West" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," and you want to see them both again - at the same time - then "Gunmen" is your picture. This new action vehicle for Mario Van Peebles (he didn't direct) is woven from the two Sergio Leone Western classics, updated with a contemporary south- of-the-border location and spun as a modern biracial buddy movie/adventure comedy. Van Peebles is a DEA agent teamed with a bandit (Christopher Lambert)
June 6, 1989 |
A supermarket security guard, confronted by three holdup men with their guns drawn, wounded two of them in an exchange of gunfire, and then held them at gunpoint last night until authorities arrived, police said. One shot was fired at the guard, Eugene Hollins, 39, of West Philadelphia, was not injured, police said. The two wounded gunmen, ages 17 and 18, were charged with robbery. The younger male, whom police did not identify, was shot through the shoulder and admitted to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in critical condition with a bullet lodged in his chest.