Latest Shootings News

Youth program leader hurt in school shooting out of hospital

Jan. 30, 2023 16:23 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The founder of an educational program for at-risk youth in Des Moines has been released from the hospital, his family said Monday, a week after he was wounded and two students were shot dead. Will Keeps, 49, a former Chicago gang member who moved to Iowa and...

Fort Wayne police arrest suspect in 2018 killings of 3 men

Jan. 30, 2023 14:14 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne police have arrested a suspect in the fatal 2018 shootings of three men in the northeastern Indiana city. Jacquail Belcher, 29, was arrested Friday without incident on three counts of murder, the Fort Wayne Police Department said. His initial...

Police: Officer fatally shoots Black man who pointed gun

Jan. 30, 2023 13:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An investigation is underway in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday after authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 47-year-old Black man who had pointed a gun at him. The fatal shooting occurred Sunday evening in North Nashville, when police responded to...

'Don’t be numb to this': Battling despair over gun deaths

Jan. 29, 2023 15:00 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Increasingly it feels like America is at war with itself. In New Orleans, just days into the new year, a 14-year-old girl was shot to death, along with her father and uncle. A few days after, in a Virginia classroom, a 6-year-old boy pulled out a gun and shot...

Virginia police: 4 juveniles charged in 16-year-old's death

Jan. 29, 2023 14:47 PM EST

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Four young people have been charged with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old in central Virginia this past week, police announced on Sunday. Chesterfield County Police said the four, whose names won’t be released because they are...

Israel to 'strengthen' settlements after shooting attacks

Jan. 29, 2023 00:08 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday announced a series of punitive steps against the Palestinians, including plans to beef up Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, in response to a pair of shooting attacks that killed seven Israelis and wounded five...

Police say 3 dead, 4 hurt in latest California shooting

Jan. 28, 2023 15:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting at a short-term rental home in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood early Saturday morning, police said. The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. in the Beverly Crest neighborhood. This is at least the...

Police: Two teens shot, one killed, in southwest Albuquerque

Jan. 28, 2023 15:31 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico's largest city were searching Saturday for the suspects in an overnight shooting that left one teen dead and another critically injured. Both teens were shot multiple times just before 11 p.m. Friday near a neighborhood in...

Mass shootings lead to widening divide on state gun policies

Jan. 28, 2023 11:18 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mass shootings have commanded public attention on a disturbingly frequent basis across the U.S., from a supermarket slaying in Buffalo, New York, to an elementary school tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, to a recent shooting at a California dance hall. Rather...

6th teen pleads guilty in 2022 shooting near Iowa school

Jan. 27, 2023 15:24 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sixth teenager pleaded guilty Friday to charges in a 2022 shooting outside a Des Moines high school that left one person dead and two others injured. Braulio Hernandez-Salas, 17, pleaded guilty to two counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon,...