US rapper Lil Durk, who was nominated for two Grammy Awards earlier this year, has been involved in a shootout with intruders at his home.
Georgia police said the residents exchanged gunfire with several suspects on Sunday, but were not injured.
The Chicago star has been touched by gun violence before, with several relatives and members of his circle reported to have been shot dead.
In June, his new album hit number one in the US and number five in the UK.
The 28-year-old has had 33 songs in the US Hot 100 chart so far this year, more than any other artist, according to Billboard.
And the song Laugh Now Cry Later, his collaboration with Drake, was up for best rap song and best melodic rap performance at the Grammys.
A spokeswoman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told BBC News that officers had been called to “an aggravated assault/home invasion incident” early on Sunday.
“During the incident, the suspects and the residents exchanged gunfire. The residents were not injured during the incident,” she said.
Real name Durk Derrick Banks, he is himself facing attempted murder charges relating to a 2019 incident.
What is it with Rappers and gun violence? It’s so common.
Indonesia’s anti-drugs agency is proposing to build a jail that will be surrounded by moats stocked with crocodiles and piranhas.
In November 2015, Indonesia bowed to international pressure and put a temporary halt on executing death row prisoners, so alternatives were sought by the authorities.
I used to laugh when I would see bed shotgun racks in the States. But after watching countless American real crime and reality cop shows over the past couple years I’ve changed my mind. If I lived in the States I would have one to. I’d also have a .44 magnum behind the toilet and a machine pistol in my glove compartment. And maybe an AK-47 behind the couch.
Crazy news story from the past revisited.
Shawn Timothy Nelson (August 21, 1959 – May 17, 1995) was an American plumber and U.S. Army veteran who stole an M60A3 Patton tank from a U.S. National Guard armory in San Diego, California and went on a rampage on May 17, 1995; he destroyed numerous cars, fire hydrants and an RV before being shot and killed by a policeman.
According to San Diego police, in the week before his tank rampage, Nelson told a friend that he was thinking of committing suicide, and the following weekend, told a friend that “Oklahoma was good stuff,” in apparent reference to the Oklahoma City bombing which happened about a month before. Whether Nelson condoned the attack or simply meant that he enjoyed the drama was not clear. Police did not believe that Nelson had any connection with the bombing or with a terrorist group.
At dusk, approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 1995, Nelson drove his Chevrolet van to the California Army National Guard Armory on Mesa College Boulevard in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood of San Diego. Employees at the armory were working late and the gate to the vehicle yard, which was completely deserted, was left open.
The tanks at the armory started with a push button and did not require an ignition key. The first two tanks Nelson broke into would not start. As he lowered himself into the third tank, a 57-ton M60A3 Patton, he was finally noticed by a guardsman, who approached the tank. Nelson started the vehicle, and with little chance of stopping him, the guardsman rushed to a phone and called the police. As ammunition was kept in another building, none of the vehicle’s weapons could be loaded or used by Nelson.
Nelson led police on a 23-minute, televised chase through the streets of Clairemont. Police agencies involved in the chase included the San Diego police, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol, and due to the tank being stolen from the armory, possibly military police as well. The tank had a top speed of 30 miles per hour (48 km/h), making the chase slow compared to police chases involving automobiles. The 57-ton tank easily plowed through road signs, traffic lights, utility poles, and fire hydrants, and crushed approximately forty parked vehicles, including an RV. The damage to utility poles knocked out power to at least 5,100 San Diego Gas & Electric customers in the Linda Vista neighborhood.
From the armory, Nelson traveled along neighborhood streets, eventually turning north on Convoy Street, west on to Balboa Avenue (then signed as State Route 274), and entered Interstate 805 heading south. While on I-805, he attempted to knock down a pedestrian bridge by running into the pillars, but failed after a few hits, and decided to continue onto the freeway. Nelson then drove the tank onto the State Route 163 freeway heading southbound, resulting in the freeway being closed and thousands of motorists being stuck. At least one news article speculated that he may have been headed to Sharp Memorial Hospital, which he had unsuccessfully sued in 1990 and partially blamed for his mother’s death. After Nelson attempted to cross into the northbound lanes of State Route 163, the tank became caught on the concrete median barrier and lost one track.
After the tank was immobilized, four policemen climbed onto the tank. San Diego Police officer Paul Paxton, a gunnery sergeant at the time with the Marine Corps Reserve, opened the hatch using bolt cutters. They ordered Nelson to surrender, but he said nothing and began rocking the tank back and forth in an attempt to free it from the median. Paxton’s partner, Officer Richard Piner, leaned in and shot Nelson. The bullet entered through Nelson’s neck.
Nelson later died at the Sharp Memorial Hospital. Despite the widespread property destruction, he was the only fatality reported during the rampage.
(CNN)When eight people died in a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility Thursday night, the news was compounded by a string of similar incidents that preceded it.
Starting on March 16, when eight people were killed at three Atlanta-area spas, the US has had at least 45 mass shootings, according to CNN reporting and an analysis of data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), local media, and police reports.
Analysis: A return to normal in America means a return to violence
The US has seen at least 147 mass shootings in 2021, according to data from the GVA, a non-profit based in Washington.
CNN considers an incident to be a mass shooting if four or more people are shot, wounded, or killed, excluding the gunman; so does the GVA.
Here are the 45 incidents reported since March 16.
Trump Hooligans face down.
How it started top, how it ended below.
This clown broke into Nancy Pelosi’s office. Vandalized the office and stole her mail.
Capital police keeping the thugs at bay.
Idiot sits at Mike Pence’s throne in the senate.
This moron poses for a photo as he is stealing a podium from the Capitol building.
Some of Trump’s supporters were rabid!
And this disgusting mayhem wasn’t planned out?
Trump’s thugs have so much style. Trailer park trash.
This fool broke into Mitch McConnell’s office.
U.S. Capitol building 2021 with politicians hiding from the vandals.
This came out a few years ago. Whoever made it saw what was coming.
Trump MAGA supporter disrespecting the American flag in D.C.
Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters deplorables back in 2016. She hit the nail on the head.
In 2016 Trump made the following comment at a rally in Iowa: “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”
“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters, ok? It’s, like, incredible.” — Donald Trump, who is currently the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president, insulting the intelligence of his own supporters. From Mother Jones 2016.