Thanksgiving violence leaves 14 dead and 15 hurt after sickening spate of shootings and stabbings

THANKSGIVING violence across the country has left 14 people dead and 15 others hurt.

Shootings, stabbings, family disputes, and other incidents plagued families and innocent victims on Thanksgiving.

More than two dozen people were killed and injured on Thanksgiving in various shootings and stabbings


More than two dozen people were killed and injured on Thanksgiving in various shootings and stabbingsCredit: ABC 7
Two people were killed and two others were injured in Houston


Two people were killed and two others were injured in HoustonCredit: ABC 13
Police are looking for this man who they say stabbed a University of Illinois student early Thursday


Police are looking for this man who they say stabbed a University of Illinois student early ThursdayCredit: University of Illinois Police Department


In Spring Branch, near Houston, Texas, a woman’s ex-husband allegedly fired shots into her home, leaving two dead and two injured.

The shooting occurred at about 9.15pm on Thursday.

Cops said that family and friends in the home had just finished eating when the man stormed in and began firing.

The ex-wife and a man were killed, and another man and a 15-year-old boy are recovering at a local hospital, ABC13 reports.

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Other people were present at the time of the shooting, including a girl under the age of 10 who reportedly slept through the incident and was taken from the home by Child Protective Services on Friday.

“We don’t know where he’s at. We don’t have his name yet. That’s going to come further,” Houston Police Department Assistant Chief Cantu said during a briefing early Friday morning.

“We’re going to be asking for the public’s help and the media, to help us capture the man that killed two people in this house and injured two.”

In another horrific Texas shooting, two teens were killed while unloading groceries for their Thanksgiving dinner.

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The two boys, ages 17 and 18, were shot after a fight erupted, police said.

President Wynn has been identified as the 18-year-old by his mother, who said the boys were cousins.

“He would have been 19. He would have been 19 on Dec. 8. My baby was about to turn 19,” Tasha Cooke told ABC13.

Police continue to look for the suspect.


Two people are dead and four others have been injured in various Thanksgiving shootings in Chicago.

Two men were shot just before 5pm on Thursday.

Both were taken to the hospital and are in good condition, CBS News reports.

Later in the evening, just before 8pm, a 25-year-old was shot inside of a car.

He was taken to the University of Chicago hospital and later pronounced dead.

Just over an hour later, two teens were also shot inside a vehicle.

Both were taken to the hospital in fair condition, CBS News reports.

Less than five minutes after the teens were shot, a man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the face and abdomen.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Elsewhere in Illinois, police are investigating a stabbing that left a college student injured.

The University of Illinois student approached another man at about 2am on Thursday, a preliminary police investigation revealed.

The student swung at the man, who then stabbed him, WCIA reports.

Surveillance footage captured the suspect but police have not yet located him.


A 30-year-old man was killed in a Thanksgiving shooting in Oklahoma.

The man reportedly tried to enter a building with a shotgun, ABC News reports.

When police arrived, the man ran away but fired his gun, injuring an Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy.

The deputies then returned fire, killing the man, who has not yet been identified.

The deputy sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition.

New York

A 30-year-old man was shot to death in the Bronx on Thursday.

Police responded to a 911 call at about 10.30am.

The man was transported to the hospital where he later died.

No arrests have been made.

Police continue to look for a suspect.

Later that day, a teen was shot in the leg near a playground in a different part of the Bronx.

Police say the 14-year-old girl was an innocent bystander, according to ABC7.

She is expected to survive.

“I heard gunshots. About four to five – ridiculous. On Thanksgiving at that. It was early, about 2:30. It was still daylight, it’s crazy,” Julio Pacheco told the outlet.

Police continue to search for the suspect in this incident as well.


A 20-year-old man is facing murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed another man.

Wayne E. McGeorge Jr, 49, was found with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen at about 6.15pm on Thursday.

He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, FOX59 reports.

Damion Bryant is being held without bond at the Bartholomew County Jail.

He faces a preliminary murder charge, according to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office.

Elsewhere in Indiana, another man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing another man.

Charles Franklin Harris, 58, was arrested after police conducted an initial investigation following the Thursday afternoon stabbing.

The male victim, also 58, is reportedly in stable condition at a hospital, according to Yahoo.

Harris, who has a previous criminal record, is being held at the Delaware County jail.

New Jersey

A woman has been arrested and charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a man to death in New Jersey.

Laquanda Jones, 27, is accused of stabbing Bernie Marshall, 55.

Police responded to the scene just after 3pm, according to New Jersey 101.5.

Marshall died at a hospital less than an hour later.

A motive for the incident is not yet known.


Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed another man in a seemingly unprovoked attack early Thursday in California.

It happened just after 2am in the Cortez Hill neighborhood of San Diego, according to NBC San Diego.

Officer David O’Brien with the San Diego Police Department told the outlet that the victim was walking through a construction site when the attack occurred.

The victim sustained stab wounds to his arm, abdomen, back, and knee but is expected to be okay.

Police continue to search for the suspect, who they believe is 6’3″ and was wearing dark clothing.

Elsewhere in California, a suspect has turned himself in after a shooting that left one dead and four injured.

Police identified the suspect as Lee Walker, 41.

Walker is accused of shooting five people just before 7pm on Thursday night.

The deceased victim has been identified as Lucas Rivera, 30.

Family members have started a GoFundMe to help send Rivera’s body to Mexico where his relatives live.

One victim remains in critical condition and the others are stable, according to ABC7.

The Costa Mesa Police Department said that the shooting appeared to be an isolated incident.

New Mexico

A New Mexico man has been accused of murdering and dismembering his wife before Thanksgiving dinner.

Karlan Denio, 62, has been charged with an open count of murder, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

Family members showed up at Denio’s home but had to remove the door hinges to gain entry, the outlet reports.

They then found the remains of his wife, Connie Denio, on the floor of their bedroom.

Karlan reportedly suffers from frontotemporal dementia which can cause other mental health issues.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment and faces an open charge of murder.


A man was walking in Seattle, Washington when he was stabbed from behind, cops say.

The incident happened at 11.30am.

The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to FOX13.

A weapon has not been recovered and police are searching for a suspect.


An apparent murder-suicide claimed the lives of a father and daughter in Georgia on Thursday night.

Officers reported to a home for a welfare check but didn’t find the man they were looking for.

However, they found him in a vehicle nearby and a chase ensued, News Channel 21 reports.

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Police said the suspect, Lionel Edwards, crashed his car into a bush and then shot his young daughter multiple times before turning the gun on himself.

Both died of their injuries.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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