The Evening top 5: 5 killed in Fort Lauderdale shooting; Teenager arrested over fatal stabbing of teenage boy

The top stories of the day on Newstalk.com

Five dead and at least eight injured in shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport

A law enforcement official told CNN that five people were killed during the shooting, while Broward County Sheriff's Office confirmed eight people had been transported to a hospital. 

17-year-old Reece Cullen was attacked at a house at Kilclare Crescent in Jobstown at around 3pm. He was taken to Tallaght Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A 'male juvenile' was arrested shortly after 7am this morning in the Tallaght area, and is being held at Tallaght Garda Station.

 

Concern raised over falling detective numbers within the gardaí

Concern has been raised over the falling number of detectives within an Garda Síochána as the force continues to combat a rise in organised crime in major cities.

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on justice, Jim O’Callaghan said that according to information obtained through a Parliamentary Question the “number of detectives assigned to An Garda Síochána continues to decrease despite a high level of undetected and unreported crime in some areas.

 

Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to influence the US presidential election

The campaign aimed to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency. 

The Russian leader and his government "aspired to help" Donald Trump's chances of winning the campaign by discrediting his rival Hillary Clinton, the report claimed.

Time for government to show they are serious about homelessness-Home Sweet Home

Representatives of the Home Sweet Home movement have said it is time to find out “whether the government are serious or not” about addressing the homelessness crisis.

The occupiers of Apollo House are meeting with the housing minister Simon Coveney this evening to discuss possible ways to bring an end to the occupation - and the housing emergency facing the country.