Latest Gun violence News

Man faces weapons charge linked to Georgia mall shooting

Jun. 11, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

MORROW, Ga. (AP) — Police officers have arrested a 19-year-old Georgia man for illegally possessing a gun in connection with a shooting Thursday at a suburban Atlanta mall. A shouting match led to dozens of gunshots and one person wounded Thursday in Morrow at Southlake...

Lawmaker seeks State Police investigation after gun threat

Jun. 11, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Shreveport lawmaker has asked Louisiana State Police to investigate whether a colleague's threat of gun violence against him on the House floor warrants criminal charges. Republican Rep. Alan Seabaugh told The Advocate on Friday that he filed...

Crime leads voter concerns as NYC mayoral primary approaches

Jun. 11, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of crime is back as a political issue in New York City. For the first time in years it could be a prime factor in who voters pick as their next mayor. Early voting begins Saturday in the city's party primaries. Ballots are being cast as the city is...

Legislative session called 'historic' for justice reforms

Jun. 11, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are calling the 2021 state legislative session historic for criminal justice reform. Bills that passed during the session that ended Wednesday included allowing the erasure of many criminal...

California appeals court ruling upending assault weapons ban

Jun. 10, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor denounced in starkly personal terms a federal judge's upending of the state's restrictions on assault weapons as officials announced the filing Thursday of a formal notice that they will appeal the decision. They described...

Police recover rifle after woman fatally shot while cooking

Jun. 10, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police say they have recovered the rifle used in a shooting that took the life of a city woman who was inside her apartment cooking when she was hit by a stray bullet. Police Chief Jason Thody said no arrests have been made in the...

'People are scared' as gang activity fuels Portland violence

Jun. 10, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon’s most populous city had a rampant gang problem 30 years ago, Portland detectives were stunned if they found more than a few dozen bullet casings after a shooting. Now, police are recording multiple shootings a week with 50 to 70 shots fired, and in one...

Spate of fatal Kansas City shootings under investigation

Jun. 09, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the victims of a string of Kansas City area shootings and are asking the public for help. Police in Kansas City, Missouri, said the first of three deadly shootings in the city happened around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday....

Florida's largest county OKs plan after spike in gun deaths

Jun. 09, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's largest county is moving forward after a recent spike in shootings with a nearly $8 million plan to reduce gun violence, seeking to focus on jobs for troubled teens and added funding for law enforcement. Miami-Dade commissioners unanimously...

Police: 3rd person in custody in air rifle shots at people

Jun. 09, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A third person accused of taking part in incidents where people shot at homeless people with an air rifle from a car in Cincinnati is now in custody. David White, 30, was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on Tuesday and has been charged with three...