St Petersburg June 10th 2022
Man shoots himself in head and survives.
“A source in the law enforcement services told TASS that the man was in a distraught state of lovesickness, which drove him to his suicide attempt.”
“The man came into the church after the evening service and shot himself in the head presumably with a traumatic pistol, according to Natalya Rodomanova, spokesperson for the St. Petersburg Metropolitanate of the Russian Orthodox Church. Police and ambulance personnel were summoned, and the individual was rushed to a hospital.” (TASS)
Fighting and Guns leaves 3 dead and more than a dozen injured.
Owo, Ondo, Church Shooting – at least 28 dead.
The attackers entered St Francis Xavier Catholic Church as service got underway on Sunday morning at the main community parish, an official said, firing live rounds on congregants before detonating explosives already planted in the church.
The attackers were identified by locals as being members of the ethnic Fulani stock, and a lawmaker said the tragic incident was orchestrated to send a message to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Payton Gendron, 18 shoots up a Supermarket in Buffalo, NY killing ten people and injury three.
It’s not the first time Gendron has come to the attention of law enforcement, according to The Buffalo News, which reported the teen had allegedly threatened his fellow high school students in June 2021.
A school official reported Gendron “had made statements indicating that he wanted to do a shooting, either at a graduation ceremony, or sometime after,” a source told the news outlet.
State Police investigated, and Gendron was referred for counseling and a mental health evaluation, The Buffalo News said. (Buffalo News)
The video was live-streamed in a similar way that Brenton Tarrant carried out the 2019 Mosque Shootings in New Zealand. Other similarities should not be over looked such and the “Black Sun” icons.
“He said he started planning the attack in January and chose the Tops Supermarket in Buffalo because “it has the highest black population percentage” by Zip code and it wasn’t far away from his Southern Tier home. A section of the manifesto details his step-by-step plans for the day, including the corned beef hash he would eat for breakfast, how he would drive to Buffalo and scout out the supermarket, the way he would wear his body armor and carry his gun and how he would post a livestream online.” – NYP (here)
“The shooter — identified by law enforcement as 18-year-old Payton Gendron — drove from “hours away” in Conklin, New York, to a Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue, in a predominantly black neighborhood, officials said.
Eleven of the victims were black and two were white. NYT – (here)
Soldiers and partners kidnapped and brutally murdered.
The victims, A. M. Linus, said to be a Sergeant of the Nigerian Army, and his unidentified wife, said to be a lance corporal in the Army, were reportedly beheaded after being shot dead by the gunmen.
Their corpses were said to have been dismembered by the gunmen. A gory image of their heads has gone viral on various social media platforms.
A phone conversation with the suspected gunmen, believed to have been initiated by a friend to the slain female soldier, has surfaced online.
In the phone conversation, obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, a suspected gunman admitted that he killed the couple.
The army spokesperson said authorities of the Nigerian Army had commenced investigations “to unmask and bring to book the criminals behind the murder.”
Attacks by gunmen have increased in the South-east in recent times. The attacks often target security agencies and government facilities.
The Nigerian government has accused the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of being responsible for the deadly attacks in the South-east. But the group has repeatedly denied their involvement in the attacks.