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5 killed including teen in Chicago weekend gun violence

Jul. 11, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Five people including a 15-year-old boy were killed in separate shootings from Friday afternoon into early Saturday, Chicago Police said. Police said the boy was in the street in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the city’s South Side when a vehicle pulled up Friday afternoon and...

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Hobble Creek Wranglers target love of firearms and Old West

Jul. 11, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — It’s a hot, summer afternoon, and a posse of cowboys and cowgirls with aliases such as Lonesome Hart, Tamarack, Anita Gunn and Colt Colton are gathering at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon in Springville. Dressed in Old West attire, with single-action six-shooters, rifles and...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, El Paso Walmart shooting suspect Patrick Crusius pleads not guilty during his arraignment in El Paso, Texas. Crusius is facing new federal hate crime and gun charges following the death of another person injured in the attack. A grand jury on Thursday, July 9, 2020 returned a new indictment against Patrick Wood Crusius. He was already charged with 90 counts under hate crime and firearms laws for the shooting in El Paso.  (Briana Sanchez/El Paso Times via AP, Pool, File)

El Paso shooting suspect faces more federal charges

Jul. 9, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man accused of shooting scores of people at a Texas Walmart last summer was indicted Thursday on new federal hate crime and gun charges following the death of another person injured in the attack. A grand jury returned a new indictment against Patrick Wood Crusius, who was already...

FILE - This undated file photo released by the Shelby County Detention Center in Shelbyville Ky., shows Dylan Jarrell, who has been charged with harassing communications and terroristic threatening in relation to a threat against schools in Shelby and Anderson counties. The  Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot someone at a high school has been sentenced. WKYT-TV cited a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in reporting that Jarrell was sentenced on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released.(Shelby County Detention Center via AP, File)

Kentucky man who threatened school shooting gets 10 years

Jul. 9, 2020 6:46 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot someone at a high school has been sentenced. Dylan Jarrell was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released, WKYT-TV reported citing a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office....

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, law enforcement officials process the crime scene from a shooting the day before which ended with the shooter, Seth Ator, being shot dead by police in a stolen mail van, right, in Odessa, Texas. Federal prosecutors are seeking to keep more than two dozen guns and firearm accessories seized from Marcus Anthony Braziel, whose home was searched in 2019 following a mass shooting in West Texas. The search of Braziel's home last September came days after Ator drove through Odessa and Midland, neighboring cities 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of Lubbock, shooting people before being shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Feds seek to keep guns seized after West Texas mass shooting

Jul. 8, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking to keep dozens of guns and firearm accessories seized from a man whose home was searched last year following a mass shooting in West Texas that left more than 20 people injured and seven dead. Lawyers for the Justice Department have asked a federal court to grant the...

Task force to focus on quelling Twin Cities gun violence

Jul. 8, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Attorney for Minnesota is forming a task force to help stem a recent surge in gun violence in the Twin Cities. U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald announced formation of the new Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force on Wednesday. The 30-day operation will deploy state and federal law...

Chicago Police forming citywide unit to combat violent crime

Jul. 8, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After a spate of shootings over the July 4 weekend that left 17 people dead and dozens more wounded, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown is creating a specialized citywide unit that will be quickly deployed to halt sudden outbursts of gun violence. The department's announcement this...

1 killed, at least 5 others wounded in Minneapolis shootings

Jul. 8, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another night of gun violence in Minneapolis has left one man dead and at least five others wounded in four shootings across the city. Homicide detectives worked late into the night Tuesday to find the person who fired multiple shots into a car outside River of Life Lutheran Church on...

Jason Young, center, raises his fist while speaking at a news conference about the shooting death of his son, Jace Young, in San Francisco, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Also pictured are Mayor London Breed, center left, and Jace Young's mother, LaKesha Young, seated center right. Breed called for an end to gun violence Tuesday at the gathering to mourn Jace Young, a 6-year-old African American boy who was shot while watching fireworks on the Fourth of July. Police are asking for witnesses for help in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco mayor decries gun violence after child killed

Jul. 7, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor called for an end to gun violence at a rally for a 6-year-old African American boy who was outside enjoying fireworks on the Fourth of July when he was struck and killed. Police are asking for witnesses to help find who killed Jace Young, who died in a part of San...

Authorities: Slain woman not the intended target

Jul. 7, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston woman shot and killed while watching a street fireworks show last weekend was an unintended victim, prosecutors said at the suspect's arraignment. Felicity Coleman, 34, died early Sunday morning in the city's Dorchester neighborhood when she was struck by a bullet fired by Kristian...