Friday 19 January 2018

NY doctor sent email before killing spree

A doctor angry that his career was derailed at a New York City hospital smuggled in his gun past security, in search of a colleague he was held responsible. When that person wasn't there, he opened fire anyway - killing a doctor who was only covering the shift as a favour.

The details of Dr Henry Bello's rampage emerged along with an email rant against colleagues he blamed for forcing him to resign from the Bronx Lebanon Hospital amid sexual harassment allegations two years earlier.

The email was sent to the New York Daily News just two hours before the shooting on Friday that left six other people wounded and Bello dead from a self-inflicted shot.

When he was forced out in 2015 Bello warned former colleagues that he would return someday to kill them.

28 wounded in shooting at US rap show

Police say 28 people were shot yesterday when gunfire rang out at a rap show at a club in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The shooting at a show by rapper Finese 2Tymes was the result of a dispute among clubgoers and not a terror incident. All 28 wounded were expected to survive.

A video posted online by a club patron showed that about a half-minute into a break in the raucous concert, more than 24 shots rang out in an 11-second period.

Pope axes conservative chief theologian

Pope Francis has decided to replace a conservative cardinal who openly questioned the Pontiff's attempts to create a more inclusive Church.

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller will not have his five-year mandate as Catholicism's chief theologian renewed.

Muller's departure follows on the exit of fellow conservative Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican economy minister, who took leave of absence on Thursday to face charges of historical sexual abuse in his native Australia.

Mexican gang power-struggle errupts

At least 19 people died yesterday in clashes between gunmen and security forces in the gang-ridden northwest state of Sinaloa, Mexico, where violence has spiked since the extradition of drug boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman.

A power struggle has broken out between opposing factions of the cartel, which also faces challenges from other newer gangs. During the first half of the year, homicides jumped 76pc on the same period a year earlier.

Sunday Independent

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