Latest Gun violence News

FBI data: 584 child homicide victims in St. Louis since 1990

Oct. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Children in St. Louis have been the victim of homicides at 10 times the national rate for decades, according to a newspaper's analysis of FBI data. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the city's child homicide rate is far greater than that of other cities of a similar size; it...

The Latest: Bush-DeGeneres friendship prompts final question

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the fourth Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The final question at the fourth Democratic presidential debate challenged candidates to share examples of surprising friendships they've had and how it's affected them. The question on Tuesday...

Trump tweets support for Kentucky governor in election

Oct. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a steadfast Trump supporter who faces a tough reelection fight in Kentucky. Trump points to Bevin's support for gun rights and says the governor is "strong on crime and the border." Trump says Bevin has...

Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

Oct. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday evening after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed on $200,000 bond after the...

Releasing gun photo inappropriate, Fort Worth chief says

Oct. 14, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

After a white Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a black woman inside her home, police swiftly released body camera footage that depicted the moments before the shooting, saying they were doing so in the interest of transparency. But that footage also included blurry photos of a handgun found inside the home,...

4 dead in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn

Oct. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gunfire broke out inside an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn early Saturday, police said, leaving four people dead, three wounded, and investigators trying to piece together what prompted the bloodshed. The shooting inside the small, nondescript club started just before 7 a.m. as around 15...

California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

Oct. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes beyond a...

California will be first state allowing employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders

Oct. 11, 2019 1:37 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be first state allowing employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders.

Missouri official: Not all slain kids were innocent victims

Oct. 11, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A top St. Louis law enforcement official has sparked outrage by remarking that not all of the area children who have been killed by guns this year were innocent victims. While the children who were under 10 years old were innocent victims, some of the older slain children had been linked...

New York bomber convicted in shootout with New Jersey police

Oct. 8, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An Islamic terrorist already serving a life prison term for a bombing in New York City was convicted Tuesday of multiple counts of attempted murder and assault stemming from a shootout with police three years ago. Ahmad Khan Rahimi , a U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan but...