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Jewish nurse who treated suspected synagogue shooter ‘chose to show him empathy’

When suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers was treated at Allegheny General Hospital, the nurses and doctors — some of whom were Jewish — went ahead and did their jobs as normal.

One of the nurses who treated Bowers in the emergency room, Ari Mahler, has spoken out in a Facebook post about his experience treating the suspected shooter. Mahler said that he chose to be empathetic, despite the horrors of that day.

“I’m sure he had no idea I was Jewish. Why thank a Jewish nurse, when 15 minutes beforehand, you’d shoot me in the head with no remorse?” he wrote in the post. Read more…

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A good dog accidentally shot his owner in the chest

While driving to the New Mexico desert for a jackrabbit hunting trip with his trio of dogs, Tex Harold Gilligan was shot by none other than his dog Charlie.

Woof.

Charlie, the 120-pound Rottweiler-mix was sitting in the front seat of the car when he got his foot caught in the trigger of Gilligan’s gun, accidentally shooting a round into his owner, according to ABC News

“It went through my ribs my lung and busted up my collarbone on the right side,” Gilligan told ABC News. “I had a gaping hole, you know, and a lot of blood there too.”  Read more…

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Good guy with no gun James Shaw Jr. disarmed Waffle House shooter

Tragedy struck the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville early Sunday morning when an armed man shot two individuals outside of a Waffle House before proceeding inside and killing two more. 

In the face of that horror, reports the Tennessean, one Waffle House customer, 29-year-old James Shaw Jr., managed to wrestle an AR-15 rifle free from the shooter and likely saved lives in the process. 

Now, although Shaw is quick to brush the claim aside, he is being hailed as a hero. 

James Shaw Jr. was identified as the hero who helped stop the Waffle House shooter this morning. He says he doesn’t feel like a hero, which is exactly what you’d expect a real hero to sayhttps://t.co/0N08omw80u

— Jon Henshaw (@henshaw) April 22, 2018 Read more…

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