A white male in his 30s who was known to police killed four people and wounded 21 others on Saturday in a gun rampage between the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa that started with a traffic stop and ended when he was killed by officers, authorities said.
A 14-year-old boy has been taken to a place of safety after he allegedly shot and killed his 12-year-old friend while they were playing in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg on Sunday.
Two prisoners have been shot and killed during a scuffle with a prison warder and police officer at Thohoyandou High Court in Limpopo.
U S President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to visit El Paso, a heavily Hispanic Texas border city reeling after a shooting rampage in a crowded Walmart left 22 people dead in an attack that appeared to have been racially motivated.
Ten people, including one suspect, were killed early on Sunday in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, and at least 16 others were taken to hospitals with injuries, police said.