Latest Shootings News

Police: DC officer killed by wife in apparent murder-suicide

Nov. 28, 2020 5:08 PM EST

WALDORF, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman fatally shot her police officer husband and then killed herself, authorities said. The Charles County Sheriff's Office said that police found two people dead inside their home in Waldorf on Friday. Police said they found evidence that the woman had shot her husband and...

Police stand outside Arden Fair Mall after a shooting that left one person dead and another critically injured, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. The mall was evacuated in the midst of Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days. Police later said the suspect had fled and there was no active threat to the mall. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)

2 shot, killed at Northern California mall on Black Friday

Nov. 28, 2020 12:16 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed two teens at a Northern California mall in the midst of Black Friday, sending shoppers running for safety, authorities said. Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento was evacuated shortly after 6 p.m. when shots were fired near one of the...

Kentucky man arrested in 83-year-old woman's fatal shooting

Nov. 27, 2020 5:26 PM EST

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an 83-year-old woman in Shelbyville. Alvin L. Brooks, 34 was charged shooting death of Deanie Logan, who was killed in her home. The death was reported on Nov. 23 and Brooks was arrested late Wednesday night, WDRB-TV in...

Police, anti-crime group seek tips in Chicago boy's shooting

Nov. 27, 2020 10:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago anti-violence group has offered a $10,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest in a drive-by shooting that critically wounded a 5-year-old boy inside his home, saying someone must know who the shooter is. Early Walker, a founder of I’m Telling, Don’t...

Court ruling cuts sentence for Quebec mosque shooter

Nov. 26, 2020 3:31 PM EST

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Quebec’s highest court has declared consecutive life sentences to be unconstitutional, reducing the sentence given to the man who murdered six people in a Quebec City mosque in 2017. Alexandre Bissonnette, 30, was sentenced in February 2019 to life in prison with no possibility of...

San Antonio police kill man in trailer park fire, shootout

Nov. 26, 2020 3:17 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police have shot and killed a man who fired on officers and set his trailer on fire, the city's police chief said. A SWAT team and other officers were sent to a trailer park on the Texas city's northeast side around 9 p.m. Wednesday after people reported a man firing a gun...

Rights groups decry attacks on Pakistan's minority Ahmadis

Nov. 26, 2020 3:19 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three international human rights groups on Thursday denounced recent attacks on Pakistan's minority Ahmadi community and asked Islamabad to “urgently and impartially investigate a surge" in violence. The joint appeal from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the...

Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

VIRUS TODAY: Americans travel as Biden addresses nation

Nov. 25, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — Millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings from health officials that family gatherings could make a bad situation worse. — More people are applying for unemployment benefits as the...

Report: Deputies fired 34 rounds in killing of Black man

Nov. 25, 2020 3:32 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Deputies fired a total of 34 rounds at a 21-year-old Black man who died after being struck four times following an attempted drug arrest in Washington state, a newspaper reported Wednesday, citing an investigative report. The death of Kevin Peterson Jr. sparked demonstrations and...

Editorial Roundup: US

Nov. 25, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 25 The Baltimore Sun on toilet paper purchases during the pandemic: You’ve got packages of toilet paper stacked in your bathroom closet. And some stashed in the basement. But then you throw some more rolls into your grocery cart,...