1 At Least Three Dead After Mass Shooting At University Of Nevada-Las Vegas
Police reported last night that the suspect allegedly responsible for the shooting deaths of three people at the University of Nevada Las Vegas yesterday was shot and killed by police. The identities of the victims and shooter weren’t released by authorities, nor was any possible motive or details about the type of weapon used released. A fourth gunshot victim was reportedly hit by gunfire, and by last night they were reported to have had their condition upgraded from critical to stable. Las Vegas Metropolitan Sheriff Kevin McMahill said in a press conference last night that the shooting was reported just before noon yesterday, with the incident starting on the fourth floor of Beam Hall, home to the business school and student union, then progressing from floor to floor. The shooter was killed during a standoff with police outside the building. Officials said last night that the shooting could have been worse without the actions of law enforcement. The university announced yesterday that classes are canceled for the rest of the week, and UNLV Police Chief Adam Garcia said at last night’s press conference that a decision would be made at a later time about classes next week, which is scheduled to be finals week for the semester.
2 Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Retiring At The End Of The Month
First he was out of the Speaker’s chair, now he’s decided to leave altogether. Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, who became the first speaker to ever be removed from the seat by the House in October, announced yesterday that he’s leaving Congress at the end of December. After Rep. George Santos’ expulsion from the House on Friday, the Republicans will now only be able to afford losing three votes to pass legislation. Talking about the slim majority, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said yesterday, “Hopefully no one dies.”
3 Israel Considers Flooding Gaza Tunnels with Seawater
Israel has assembled a large system of pumps that may be used to flood tunnels used by militant group Hamas under the Gaza strip in a bid to drive out fighters, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing U.S. officials. Around the middle of November, Israel's army completed the set-up of at least five pumps about a mile north of the Al-Shati refugee camp that could move thousands of cubic meters of water per hour, flooding the tunnels within weeks, it was not clear whether Israel would consider using the pumps before all hostages were released, according to the story. Hamas has previously said it has hidden captives in "safe places and tunnels."