Latest Gun violence News

Craig Greenberg wins Democratic nod for Louisville mayor

May. 17, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Craig Greenberg has won the Democratic primary for mayor of Louisville, months after surviving a shooting attempt. Greenberg will be buoyed in November by Democrats’ heavy numerical advantage over Republicans in Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city. ...

Deer District shootings leave Milwaukee leaders at the brink

May. 17, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

Milwaukee's mayor and police chief on Tuesday pleaded with citizens and lawmakers to help address ongoing gun violence punctuated by shootings outside an NBA playoff game that left 21 injured. Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said police have arrested 11 people varying in ages from 19 to...

Buffalo suspect: Lonely, isolated -- with a troubling sign

May. 17, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the waning days of Payton Gendron’s COVID-altered senior year at Susquehanna Valley High School, he logged on to a virtual learning program in economics class that asked: “What do you plan to do when you retire?” “Murder-suicide,” Gendron typed. ...

Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions

May. 17, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

Less than a year before he was accused of opening fire and killing 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school. New York has a “red flag" law designed to keep...

Moderate, progressive face off in Oregon governor primary

May. 17, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Democratic primary for Oregon governor in Tuesday's midterm elections will serve as a test between the party's moderate and progressive wings at a time when voters remain frustrated over the handling of the pandemic, the homelessness crisis, a lack of affordable housing...

Chicago curfew tightened after killing near 'Bean' sculpture

May. 16, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A clampdown on Chicago teens’ access to a popular downtown park and an earlier weekend curfew following the fatal shooting of a teenager has revived longstanding accusations that City Hall cares more about the city’s sparkling lakefront and downtown over neighborhoods where...

Buffalo supermarket shooting: What do we know so far?

May. 16, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — On Saturday afternoon, a white gunman in military gear attacked shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 Black people. Another Black person and two white people were wounded. Officials are investigating the shooting as a hate crime. ...

Police arrest juvenile in killing of 20-year-old man

May. 14, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Wilmington police have charged a 17-year-old juvenile with murder in the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man. Police said Uquan Davis was shot on May 5 in Wilmington's Browntown neighborhood. On Friday, police attempted to stop a stolen...

2 shootings leave 10 injured, 1 dead on Chicago's South Side

May. 11, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — One person was killed and 10 were injured in two shootings on Chicago’s South Side in the space of six hours, a spasm of gun violence on the hottest day of 2022 so far, serving as a warning that the city is entering the warmest and deadliest time of year. The...

Film producers defend safety in Alec Baldwin shooting

May. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A film production company is contesting sanctions by New Mexico officials for alleged workplace safety violations on the set of “Rust,” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October, according to filings posted Wednesday by state...