Top US News: Cincinnati Zoo Criticized For Gorilla’s Death; 13-Year-Old Boy Bitten By Shark On Neptune Beach; & More

Top US News: Cincinnati Zoo Criticized For Gorilla’s Death; 13-Year-Old Boy Bitten By Shark On Neptune Beach; & More
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Cincinnati Zoo criticized for gorilla’s death


Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla, was shot dead by Cincinnati Zoo’s Dangerous Animal Response Team, CNN reports. The incident occurred after the gorilla was trying to save a boy who had entered the animal’s exhibit. The animal was shot since the boy was in “imminent danger,” according to zoo director Thane Maynard. Critics said that shooting the gorilla was unnecessary, and several are holding the mother blameful for not looking after the child.

13-year-old boy bitten by shark on Neptune Beach

On Sunday, a 13-year-old boy was bitten by a shark on Neptune Beach near the Lemon Street end zone, as reported by News4Jax. The boy, bitten on the right calf, was on a surfboard when the incident occurred. Sustaining severe lacerations, the boy was bandaged and taken to UF Health Jacksonville. The beach was closed shortly after the attack. The boy remains in stable condition.

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Two killed in deadly Houston shooting

One person was killed after a gunman entered a Houston auto detail shop and opened fire, as reported by the New York Post. The attacker was gunned down by a SWAT officer. Two males and one female, who sustained injuries not believed to be life threatening, were transported to the hospital. Two officers were also shot in the incident. Police received the call of the shootings at around 10:15 a.m.

Computer outage causes check-in delays at JFK Airport

Long check-in delays were caused at the JFK Airport’s Terminal 7 due to computer outage, reports. A server that provided Internet service was experiencing issues on Sunday. At one point, as many as 1,000 people were waiting to be checked in. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Neal Buccino said there is a possibility of delays for those traveling from Terminal 7.

Wildfire at Gorge Amphitheater under control

Firefighters were able to keep the wildfire that spread up to within three miles of the Gorge Amphitheater under control, as reported by the Seattle Times. The venue was hosting the Sasquatch! Festival over the Memorial Day weekend with thousands of people in attendance. No injuries were caused in the accident; however, some campers were asked to move out of the area, according to sheriff’s spokesman Kyle Foreman.

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