The Gun Report: January 14, 2014 – NYTimes.com

A 70-year-old man who accidentally shot a 10-year-old in the face while playing “quick draw” with his .22 caliber handgun in Wichita, Kan., early Sunday died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday night. The man had been charged with aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated child endangerment and had been released from jail earlier that day.

via The Gun Report: January 14, 2014 – NYTimes.com.

The Gun Report: January 14, 2014 – NYTimes.com

A 13-year-old girl was found shot and wounded on an enclosed porch on the north side of Rochester, N.Y., Monday evening. A group of men was standing in the driveway of a home when a silver minivan pulled up and someone in the van fired several shots at them. Investigators don’t believe the teen was the intended target.

—WHEC

Spenser Terry Garrison, 16, and his girlfriend, Malia K. Porter, 15, were found shot to death in a vehicle near the Little River Bridge in Goldsboro, N.C., Monday afternoon. The victims shot themselves.

via The Gun Report: January 14, 2014 – NYTimes.com.

Erdogan takes on the Internet – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never been at peace with the Internet. His animosity toward it increased after last summer’s Gezi Park protests proved how effective this medium can be in mobilizing the public politically. Already under international scrutiny over its negative approach to press freedoms and the freedom of expression, his government has now prepared draft legislation that will enable it to arbitrarily decide which websites the public will be allowed to enter, and which ones will be banned.

via Erdogan takes on the Internet – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East.

Anger over text messages ends with shooting death in Wesley Chapel – Tampa Bay Business Journal

A dispute between moviegoers over text messaging led to the murder of one man and the shooting of a woman.

The incident, which has attracted national headlines, occurred before the 1:20 p.m. showing of \”Lone Survivor\” at the Cobb CineBistro at Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel on Monday. The victim of the shooting was on his cell phone and texting which led to a dispute with another moviegoer. That moviegoer, Curtis Reeves, then shot the man and his wife, My Fox Tampa Bay said.

One of the shooting victims, Chad Oulson, 43, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Oulson\’s wife, Nicole, was struck in the hand by the same bullet but her injuries are not considered life threatening, My Fox Tampa Bay said. Other audience members reported that Chad Oulson said he was texting his 3-year-old daughter.

The alleged shooter is a 71-year-old retired Tampa police officer, My Fox Tampa Bay said. He was a captain on the police force and a former director of security for Busch Gardens. The Tampa Police Department issued a statement saying that Reeves was instrumental in establishing the department\’s first Tactical Response Team and had retired in 1993.

via Anger over text messages ends with shooting death in Wesley Chapel – Tampa Bay Business Journal.