WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Three people including the gunman were killed in a shooting at a Delaware county courthouse on Monday morning, local police said.
A gunfight broke out in the lobby of the New Castle County courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware around 8 a.m. local time, which ended up with three deaths and two injuries, said Delaware State Police Sergeant Paul Shavack.
The suspected gunman and two women were dead, with one female victim yet to be confirmed as the gunman's wife, said Shavack.
Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams said earlier that police killed the gunman.
Initial investigation showed that the gunman walked into the lobby of the courthouse, began shooting and was confronted by the police.
The incident took place as the police chief of Wilmington was scheduled to be in Philadelphia to attend a roundtable discussion about gun safety the same day.
U.S. President Barack Obama is currently seeking public support for his package of gun control agenda and pushing for Congress to move on the long-time divisive issue.
Days ahead of his second-term inauguration, Obama unveiled a sweeping package of gun violence reduction proposals, a month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting. The December massacre that killed 26 people including 20 schoolchildren has rekindled a nationwide debate on gun control.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- U.S. House Democrats on Thursday unveiled a set of 14 gun-control proposals broadly similar to the White House package after the December massacre of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut.
In a press conference at their annual retreat in Virginia, the congressional group announced their agenda, including key proposals by the White House: a universal background check system for gun purchases, a ban on high-capacity magazines and a renewal of the lapsed assault weapons ban. Full story
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the funeral service for a Chicago teen who was gunned down just days after performing inauguration festivities for President Barack Obama, ABC News reported on Thursday.
The White House confirmed Thursday that Michelle Obama will attend the funeral service for Hadiya Pendleton who was killed on Jan. 29, blocks from her school on the south side of Chicago, also close to the Obamas' home. Full story
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping and expansive package of gun violence reduction proposals, a month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting that killed 26 people including 20 schoolchildren.
The measures, quickly assembled by a White House task force headed by Vice President Joe Biden after the December massacre sparked a nationwide debate on gun-control necessity, was deemed as the most sweeping gun-control effort in the United States in nearly two decades. Full story