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➊ Man­hunt: Law of­fi­cers searched Sunday for a man sus­pected of shoot­ing three peo­ple, killing two and crit­i­cally wound­ing the third, in the ru­ral com­mu­nity of Shin­gle­town in Shasta County. Daun Eric San­ders, 35, is con­sid­ered armed and dan­ger­ous, the Sher­iff ’s Of­fice said in urg­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic not to con­front him. Deputies who re­sponded to a re­port of a shoot­ing Satur­day found three vic­tims in­side a res­i­dence. Two were pro­nounced dead and the third was hos­pi­tal­ized in crit­i­cal con­di­tion. Deputies searched his home nearby but didn’t lo­cate him. The vic­tims were not iden­ti­fied, and no mo­tive was dis­closed.

➋ Park at­tack: One man was killed in a shoot­ing Satur­day evening in a park where pro­test­ers against po­lice vi­o­lence had gath­ered in Louisville, Ky., au­thor­i­ties said. A sus­pect, who was not iden­ti­fied, was taken into cus­tody. Videos posted on­line showed a man stand­ing on the edge of the park fir­ing more than a dozen shots that sent pro­test­ers scram­bling for shel­ter. Tyler Charles Gerth, 27, died at the scene. The park has for weeks been the epi­cen­ter for protests in the city after the po­lice killings of Bre­onna Tay­lor in Louisville and Ge­orge Floyd in Min­neapo­lis. The sus­pect had been a par­tic­i­pant in the protests, po­lice said.

➌ Po­lice protest: Hun­dreds of pro­test­ers camped out­side City Hall are de­mand­ing that law­mak­ers slash the New York City po­lice bud­get. The en­camp­ment in Man­hat­tan be­gan form­ing last week after weeks of street protests sparked by the death of Ge­orge Floyd and other Black Amer­i­cans killed by law en­force­ment. The pro­test­ers are part of a na­tional “de­fund the po­lice” move­ment seek­ing more spend­ing on other needs like hous­ing and ed­u­ca­tion. De­mon­stra­tors are de­mand­ing that the City Coun­cil cut at least $1 bil­lion from the po­lice de­part­ment’s cur­rent $6 bil­lion bud­get.

➍ Con­fed­er­ate sym­bol: Mis­sis­sippi will sur­ren­der the Con­fed­er­ate bat­tle em­blem from its state flag, more than a cen­tury after white su­prem­a­cist leg­is­la­tors em­bed­ded it there. Mis­sis­sippi’s House and Se­nate voted in suc­ces­sion Sunday to re­tire the flag, with broad bi­par­ti­san sup­port. Repub­li­can Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will sign the bill, and the state flag would lose its of­fi­cial sta­tus as soon as he signs the mea­sure. The state has faced in­creas­ing pres­sure to change its flag in the past month amid in­ter­na­tional protests against racial in­jus­tice in the United States. A com­mis­sion will design a new flag that can­not in­clude the Con­fed­er­ate sym­bol and that must have the words “In God We Trust.” Vot­ers will be asked to ap­prove the new design.

➎ Work­place shoot­ing: A third per­son has died in a shoot­ing at a ware­house in Spring­field, Ill., where the sus­pect had fa­tally shot two co­work­ers be­fore ap­par­ently killing him­self, au­thor­i­ties said. Po­lice be­lieve Michael Collins opened fire on three of his co­work­ers Fri­day. Two died Fri­day — Christo­pher Au­miller, 25, and Bill Gib­bons, 61, ac­cord­ing to the coroner. The third vic­tim was iden­ti­fied only as a 54­year­old woman who died Satur­day at a hos­pi­tal. After the at­tack, Collins was found dead in his car ap­par­ently of a self­in­flicted gun­shot wound, po­lice said.

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