Daily Archives: January 6, 2013

3 People and Gunman Dead in Shootout

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Four people, including the gunman, were found dead in an Aurora, Colorado home after police exchanged fire with the gunman.  The incident occurred on Jan. 5.

A woman who had earlier escaped uninjured from the house told police she saw three lifeless people inside.  She also said that the man had been firing shots inside the residence prior to 3 a.m.

During the subsequent standoff, the gunman had behaved “very irrationally,” according to the police.  He had hung up the phone on negotiators, ignored bullhorn commands to exist the premises, and the tear gas used did not faze him.

Five hours into the standoff, a SWAT team broke out a house window and the gunman proceeded to fire at them and their armored vehicle.  No one was injured and the police did not return fire at the time.

However, just an hour later, the gunman fired upon officers from a second-floor window, and police did return fire.  A bullet struck the suspect dead.  No officers were injured.

When police entered the residence, they found the gunman dead in an upstairs bedroom, and two men and a woman, all deceased.

Police believe that everyone in the home knew each other, and may have possibly been related.  The names of the victims and gunman have also yet to be released.

This is the second major incident involving gun incident in Aurora in the past year.  The city had been a scene of a massacre in July after a man killed 12 people and injured 58 in a movie theatre.

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana Split Again

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Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana have split up again.

The on-again off-again actors spent New Year’s apart.  Cooper was in Europe while Saldana rang in 2013 with friends and family in Miami.

The couple had first been linked together in early January of 2012, but broke up just three months later in March.  Cooper, 38, and Saldana, 34, had reconciled this past September.

Malala Yousafzai Released from the Hospital

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Courageous teen activist Malala Yousafzai has been released from the hospital.

Malala is currently recovering in her temporary home in the West Midlands on Jan. 4 after being discharged from a British hospital.

The 15-year-old became an international symbol of courage after she was targeted and shot in Pakistan by Taliban gunmen for speaking out in favor of education for Pakistani girls.  She was left with life-threatening head and neck wounds.

However, now just three months later, she’s on the mend.  Doctors are planning to perform cranial reconstructive surgery to replace a shattered portion of skull with either her own bone or a titanium plate.  The surgery would occur before February.

Malala’s entire family, including her father, who has been hired by Pakistan’s consulate in Birmingham as an education attache, her mother, and younger brothers, Khushal and Atul, are in England as she recovers.  Her father has been given the job for three years, but it could be extended for an additional two.

Michael Phelps and Girlfriend Break Up

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Michael Phelps and his girlfriend Megan Rossee have split.

The Olympic swimmer, who has a record 22 medals and retired after the Summer 2012 Olympics, ended the relationship with Rosee, a model, because he felt it wasn’t going anywhere.  Phelps also supposedly wants to pursue other options.

The couple had dated for less than a year.

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