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News reports say at least eight people were shot during a party in Virginia. It was not immediately known whether there were any fatalities.

WAVY.com quotes a spokesperson with Sentara Norfolk General Hospital as saying that eight patients with gunshot wounds, all male, were being treated.

Their conditions were not given.

Police were called to the neighborhood in Chesapeake just before 10 p.m. on Saturday after receiving reports of people refusing to move vehicles and traffic congestion.

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Dallas police say a 9-year-old girl was killed and another child was seriously injured after the car they were riding in was hit by a vehicle that had been drag racing.

Police say three cars were racing on a Dallas street Friday night when one of the vehicles hit a Chevrolet Impala with the two children.

The 9-year-old girl, who was in the back seat, was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Authorities say another child in the back seat and a front passenger are in critical condition. The driver is in good condition.

Police say the driver of the vehicle that hit the Impala was taken into custody after being released from a hospital. The other two drivers involved fled but were later taken into custody.

Charges are pending in the case.

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A couple suspected of killing a man and dismembering his body in California has been arrested in China and returned to the United States to face prosecution.

Police in San Francisco said Friday that 44-year-old Douglas Lomas and 35-year-old Stephanie Ching were arrested after arriving in Beijing. With the assistance of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations officials, the pair was flown to a federal detention center in Virginia, where they were booked for investigation of homicide.

Police conducted a well-being check on 73-year-old Benedict Ching on Monday after a co-worker contacted his family to report that he didn’t come to work. Officers discovered his dismembered body inside the home in the Outer Mission neighborhood and suspect his death was a result of foul play.

Investigators have not released a motive.

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A couple suspected of killing a man and dismembering his body in California has been arrested in China and returned to the United States to face prosecution.

Police in San Francisco said Friday that 44-year-old Douglas Lomas and 35-year-old Stephanie Ching were arrested after arriving in Beijing. With the assistance of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations officials, the pair was flown to a federal detention center in Virginia, where they were booked for investigation of homicide.

Police conducted a well-being check on 73-year-old Benedict Ching on Monday after a co-worker contacted his family to report that he didn’t come to work. Officers discovered his dismembered body inside the home in the Outer Mission neighborhood and suspect his death was a result of foul play.

Investigators have not released a motive.

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Officials continue to investigate the shooting of a south Mississippi man killed while fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy.

Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison says the chase began Thursday when deputies received a call that a man was suicidal and armed.

Allison tells The Picayune Item that a deputy found 28-year-old Adam McCoy of Carriere (kah-REER’) driving a car and chased him down several roads. The sheriff says McCoy hit another SUV at an intersection, which careened into a second SUV.

After the crash, officials say McCoy fired at the pursuing deputy. The officer shot back, hitting McCoy, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Allison says the deputy and occupants of the other vehicles weren’t injured.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is leading the inquiry and gathering evidence.

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Information from: Picayune Item, http://www.picayuneitem.com

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Officials continue to investigate the shooting of a south Mississippi man killed while fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy.

Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison says the chase began Thursday when deputies received a call that a man was suicidal and armed.

Allison tells The Picayune Item that a deputy found 28-year-old Adam McCoy of Carriere (kah-REER’) driving a car and chased him down several roads. The sheriff says McCoy hit another SUV at an intersection, which careened into a second SUV.

After the crash, officials say McCoy fired at the pursuing deputy. The officer shot back, hitting McCoy, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Allison says the deputy and occupants of the other vehicles weren’t injured.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is leading the inquiry and gathering evidence.

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Information from: Picayune Item, http://www.picayuneitem.com

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Officials continue to investigate the shooting of a south Mississippi man killed while fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy.

Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison says the chase began Thursday when deputies received a call that a man was suicidal and armed.

Allison tells The Picayune Item that a deputy found 28-year-old Adam McCoy of Carriere (kah-REER’) driving a car and chased him down several roads. The sheriff says McCoy hit another SUV at an intersection, which careened into a second SUV.

After the crash, officials say McCoy fired at the pursuing deputy. The officer shot back, hitting McCoy, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Allison says the deputy and occupants of the other vehicles weren’t injured.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is leading the inquiry and gathering evidence.

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Information from: Picayune Item, http://www.picayuneitem.com

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New Jersey police say 10 people have been wounded following a shooting at a Trenton bar.

Authorities say police were notified of gunfire at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday outside the J&J Liquor & Bar in the 300 block of Brunswick Avenue. Arriving officers found several victims in and around the bar.

Trenton police spokesman Capt. Stephen Varn said five men and five women were transported to local hospitals. He said one victim was critically wounded and taken into emergency surgery.

Varn said an investigation was ongoing.

At-large councilman Jerell Blakeley said on Facebook: “This kind of carnage shouldn’t normal but is becoming a common occurrence. Every time the weather breaks, the madness descends in this city. I am calling for bringing in the troopers and National Guard to the City.”

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Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann’s church and its congregants with bullets in 2017.

It was hard for Spann to recognize in Samson the same young man who taught Vacation Bible School at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville just years before, and who would sit up front with his cousins to hear Spann preach on Sundays.

Spann said he had thought the world of Samson in those days. And Samson praised everyone from the church on the witness stand, calling them receptive, kind, warm and compassionate.

Recollections of Samson as a young, eager fellow churchgoer were sprinkled throughout testimony by Spann and his multicultural congregation, who wrestled with grief and anger and struggled to forgive as they relived the shooting rampage in court this week. The impact was evident watching Spann gesture during trial testimony. One of his fingers is gone because of the shooting.

For Spann, the contrast became starkest when they heard recordings of Samson and his ex-girlfriend laughing on the phone about the victims and bragging about how good he looked in media coverage. In one call recorded on the jail line, Samson’s ex-girlfriend ridicules Spann for telling reporters about how he told his wife he thought he was dying when he was shot and bleeding from the chest.

Spann said the congregation still hasn’t heard Samson say, “I’m sorry.”

“It angered me. And knowing the guy we knew, it’s been hard for the last year and a half to two years to want that boy in jail forever,” Spann told reporters Friday. “But it’s not hard to want this guy in jail forever.”

Samson, who was convicted on all 43 counts, is black and the victims are white. He left a note about a 2015 massacre at a South Carolina black church and aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers in revenge, prosecutors said. Jurors will consider a life sentence without parole, and could reach a decision as soon as Tuesday.

Samson testified that he didn’t remember committing the crime. He said his mental health disorders have caused lapses in memory and constant shifts from feelings of ecstasy to the suicidal thoughts he said he experienced the morning of the shooting. He’s on medication now in jail, and that has slowed down his thoughts, he has testified.

On the day of the shooting, Melanie L. Crow of Smyrna, Tennessee, had walked out to the car to get a cough drop after the service ended. The 38-year-old mother of two was shot down in the parking lot and dropped her Bible and her notes from church. Donning a motorcycle-style clown mask, Samson followed up with a blaze of bullets inside the church.

At trial, the judge limited what could be said in front of jurors about Samson’s mental illnesses. Defense attorney Jennifer Lynn Thompson said the case was deemed not to meet the criteria for an insanity defense.

Before the trial, the judge largely shielded details about the case from public view. At an open hearing in April, it was revealed that a psychiatrist diagnosed Samson with “schizoaffective disorder bipolar type” and post-traumatic stress disorder after an abusive, violent upbringing, which his sister began detailing at the start of his sentencing hearing Friday.

For Armilla Bishop, Samson had been a part of her church family. Then just a few years later, the nurse found herself in a bullet-riddled house of worship rendering critical aid to minister Spann’s chest wound.

“They’ve helped us push cars out of the middle of the road. We’ve eaten together,” Bishop said of Samson and his cousins when they attended Burnette. “They’ve helped us do Vacation Bible School skits. They were involved, always trying to learn more and trying to grow.”

“We loved them. They were sweet, sweet young men,” she said.

Spann said there was some disagreement in the congregation over whether the death penalty should have been sought. But with life without parole now the goal, Spann said he hopes the Samson he once knew comes back — even if it’s in a prison cell where he might spend the rest of his life.

“He was at an early age and I would think, through experience, that he chose the wrong path and was influenced by the wrong people,” Spann said. “I wish he had been coming up that day and just come in. He was at the right place, just came for the wrong reason.”

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Police in Oregon arrested a man Friday on suspicion of murder and kidnapping following the disappearance of a woman and their 3-year-old son.

A search was continuing for the mother and son, but police had little hope they were alive.

Karissa Fretwell, 25, of Salem and her son William haven’t been heard from since May 13.

Michael John Wolfe, the child’s biological father, was arrested at a doughnut shop in the Portland area, Salem police Lt. Treven Upkes said at a news conference.

Photos of the suspect with a distinctive walrus mustache and thinning brown hair had been published in newspapers and broadcast on TV news.

Wolfe, 52, of Gaston is being charged with two counts of aggravated murder and two counts of kidnapping, police said.

“Everybody that’s been involved in this case continues to hope for the safe return of Karissa and William,” Upkes said.

The mother and son were last seen in west Salem, Upkes said. Her family reported them missing when she didn’t show up for work May 17.

Police, including divers, were searching a rural area southwest of Portland.

“It’s taking an incredible toll on everybody who’s out there. They’re working around the clock, following all leads,” Upkes said.

Court papers show Fretwell went to court last year to establish that Wolfe was William’s father. A DNA test verified her claim, and Fretwell then filed a petition seeking more than $1,000 a month in child support from Wolfe, court records show.

Wolfe is married to another woman, police confirmed.

Upkes said there were aspects of the case he couldn’t reveal because the investigation was ongoing. He did say there are no additional suspects.

He said Wolfe would be lodged in the jail in Yamhill County, where the search is being carried out.

Fretwell’s Facebook page is full of smiling photos of her and William, including one in the hospital right after his birth. She is a student at Western Oregon University.

In her profile, she wrote “My son is my world … Future WOU graduate, BIG DREAMER!”

Fretwell’s sister did not immediately return a message sent through Facebook.

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