Funds for memorial to 22 mass shooting victims in N.S. shifts to municipal leadership

Visitors pay their repects at a memorial honouring the victims of the April 2020 murder rampage in rural Nova Scotia, in Victoria Park in Truro, N.S. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The Broken Heart Sculpture was built by Wayne Smith whose stepson Corrie Ellison was killed in the tragedy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan Visitors pay their repects at a memorial honouring the victims of the April 2020 murder rampage in rural Nova Scotia, in Victoria Park in Truro, N.S. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The Broken Heart Sculpture was built by Wayne Smith whose stepson Corrie Ellison was killed in the tragedy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

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Gunman kills at least 19 children at Texas elementary school

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement.

A woman cries as she leaves the Uvalde Civic Center, Tuesday May 24, 2022, after a mass shooting at a Texas school. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

U.S. senator begs for gun compromise after Texas shooting

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who came to Congress representing Sandy Hook, begged his colleagues to finally pass legislation addressing the nation's gun violence problem as the latest school shooting unfolded Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas.