Latest Shootings News

The Latest: Texas governor meets with shooting survivors

May. 24, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on meetings being held by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott following the mass shooting at a high school near Houston (all times local): 2 p.m. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is meeting at the state Capitol with survivors of last week's mass shooting at a high school near Houston and a similar...

Chief defends officers cleared by grand jury in shooting

May. 24, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police chief said Thursday that officers acted professionally and appropriately when they fatally shot a 20-year-old man in January, and he urged the public to review all the evidence and witness statements in the case. Savannah Police Chief Mark Revenew's comments came a day...

Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

May. 24, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is shifting the focus of his meetings on school safety and mass shootings this week to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and one person who grabbed a gun and fought back. Abbott, a staunch gun-rights...

Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker

May. 24, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of two students killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shootings are suing the gun manufacturer that built and the store that sold the weapon used in the attack that killed 17. The families of Jaime Guttenberg and Alex Schachter are suing American Outdoor Brands...

Border Patrol agent fatally shoots immigrant in South Texas

May. 24, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

RIO BRAVO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent was trying to detain some people whom he suspected had entered the country illegally when they attacked him and he shot and killed one of them. Border Patrol says the unidentified agent was investigating a report of illegal activity Wednesday in...

The Latest: Lawyer slams handling of Georgia police shooting

May. 24, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the January fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man by police in Savannah, Georgia (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The lawyer for the family of a 20-year-old man shot to death by police in Savannah, Georgia, in January is criticizing authorities' handling of information in the...

Chaos of Las Vegas shooting promoted fears of wider attack

May. 24, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gunshots came so rapidly during the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history that one Las Vegas police officer feared he was facing a fully stocked assault team with tactical gear. Other officers raced casino-to-casino, debunking reports of multiple shooters and false bomb...

Chicago suspect in shooting of ATF agent pleads not guilty

May. 24, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of shooting an Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent on Chicago's South Side has pleaded not guilty. Ernesto Godinez is charged with assaulting an ATF agent with a deadly weapon in the May 4 shooting. He could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison if convicted. The...

Man accused of shooting crossbow, gun at another driver

May. 24, 2018 3:45 AM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Va. (AP) — A New York man is accused of stopping a driver at a Virginia intersection and shooting a crossbow at him, before firing several rounds at the driver with a gun. News outlets reported Wednesday that 25-year-old Baljeet Singh, of Queens, pulled his vehicle in front of a car at the...

Rockets to honor Texas school shooting victims before Game 5

May. 24, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Houston Rockets suit up for Thursday night's Western Conference finals game, they'll carry onto the court a remembrance of the 10 people who lost their lives in last week's Texas school shooting in Santa Fe. Each player's uniform will feature a gray rectangular patch on one shoulder...