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Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:00 am

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3 adults, 4 kids shot in Phoenix

Associated Press

MESA, Ariz. – Police in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa said on Saturday that several young children, including a 1-year-old who is in critical condition, were shot while eating dinner with their families on Friday night.

A total of seven people, including children ages 6, 9 and 16, along with three adults, were shot in a parking lot full of food trucks and families who were dining. Besides the 1-year-old, the other victims had injuries varying from minor to severe, but officials expected those six to survive.

Police don't have any suspects or know the motive but say a fight between a man and woman had broken out there early in the evening. They say a small box-style SUV pulled up to the lot and started firing.

Virginia strip mall blast investigated

An investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that injured at least five people Saturday morning.

Three people were taken to hospitals after the incident that was reported around 8:30 a.m., and two others were treated on the scene for minor injuries, the city said in an update Saturday evening.

The strip mall contained a vape shop, musical instrument store and recording studio, according to the Daily News-Record. It was a “total loss,” city spokesman Michael Parks said. Damage was also reported to other structures.

Actress Rhonda Fleming dies at 97

Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 97.

Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica, California, assistant Carla Sapon told The Associated Press.

From her first film in color, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court “ (1949) with Bing Crosby, Fleming became immensely popular with producers because of her vivid hues. It was an attraction she would later regret.

Before Reagan entered politics, the actress co-starred with him in “Hong Kong,” “Tropic Zone,” “The Last Outpost” and “Tennessee's Partner.”

Arrest made in theft of lemur from zoo

Police said Friday they arrested a man suspected of stealing a ring-tailed lemur from the San Francisco Zoo, where officials rewarded a 5-year-old boy who helped recapture the endangered primate with a lifetime membership.

The theft of Maki, an arthritic 21-year-old lemur, made the news Wednesday in San Francisco and beyond when zoo officials reported the animal missing and found evidence of forced entry at his enclosure.

Five-year-old James Trinh was unaware of the headlines when leaving his preschool Thursday in Daly City, about 5 miles from the zoo, and exclaimed, “There's a lemur! There's a lemur!” Cynthia Huang, director of the Hope Lutheran Day School, told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday.


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