Word Up May 2014

Six injured in FedEx shooting

At a FedEx warehouse Tuesday morning in Kennesaw, Ga., an armed employee injured six people with a shotgun and then turned the weapon on himself. Three of the victims are in critical condition and the other two were sent to surgery due to life-threatening injuries. The gunman was found with a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound in the bay area of the warehouse with the shotgun beside him. Police are continuing to search the warehouse in for any other life-threatening devices the gunman may have left behind.

Prominent journalist missing

Chinese journalist Gao Yu has been reported missing after having to attend a meeting in Beijing to commemorate the “People’s Daily editorial.” Yu was imprisoned in 1989 for 14 months because of articles she wrote following the student protests in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Friends of Yu are suspecting she may have been detained. No one has been able to get in contact with her for three days.

Missing family found alive

J.R Kimbler, his 10-year-old son, Dakota, and his 6-year-old daughter, Jade, have been found after going missing for two days in Congaree National Park. Kimbler and the children were found two miles off a trail with no injuries, but were immediately transferred to the local hospital. Search teams spent two days searching for the family in  the 27,000-acre park. According to the children’s mother, Tammy Ballard, their father had never been to the park before.

Canadian charged in party deaths

A University of Calgary student is charged with first-degree murder in the April 15 stabbing deaths of five students at an end-of-the-semester party in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Matthew de Grood was an invited guest to the party and police do not know what his motives were in the stabbings.



Compiled by Valerie Bustamante

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