Latest Gun violence News

Police: 4 dead, 4 hurt in shooting on Chicago's South Side

Jun. 15, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An argument in a house on Chicago's South Side erupted into gunfire early Tuesday, leaving four people dead and four more injured, police said. The shooting happened at about 5:45 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. No one has been arrested...

AP: Some stolen US military guns used in violent crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of...

US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. And that's certainly an undercount. Government...

AP: Pistol stolen from Army base tied to 4 Albany shootings

Jun. 15, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services has linked a stolen Army service pistol to four shootings in Albany. The Army couldn’t say how its 9mm Beretta got to New York’s capital, where authorities tied...

61 arrested in operation aimed at Little Rock gun violence

Jun. 14, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (AP) — Sixty-one people, including some of Little Rock's most wanted, were arrested last week in an effort aimed at curbing gun violence in Arkansas' capital city, authorities announced Monday. Federal prosecutors said the arrests were made during...

Bill would make it crime to improperly store gun near child

Jun. 14, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature is moving forward with a proposal to change its child endangerment laws to include unauthorized access to firearms. The law currently states that a person can be found guilty of endangering a child if they knowingly sell,...

Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer

Jun. 12, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in mass shootings overnight in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence could continue into summer as coronavirus restrictions ease and more people are free to socialize....

Missouri bill to ban enforcement of federal gun rules signed

Jun. 12, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Saturday signed a bill banning local police from enforcing federal gun rules, a change Democrats have predicted will be shot down in the courts. Parson signed the measure, which will penalize local...

Biden to name Pulse Nightclub a national memorial

Jun. 12, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial. The deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in U.S. history left 49 people dead and 53 people...

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...