Latest Shootings News

Dozens of bullets fired at SUV in attack that killed boy, 12

Dec. 08, 2021 00:12 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gunmen fired dozens of bullets into an SUV in a “brazen assault” that killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded his stepmother and a 9-year-old girl on a nearby school playground, the Los Angeles police chief said Tuesday. At least two attackers and at least one...

Oakland backtracks, votes to add police as crimes surge

Dec. 07, 2021 21:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Oakland City Council, a longtime leader in the Black Lives Matter movement to cut police funding, reversed course Tuesday and voted to hire more officers as it grapples with a surge in homicides and gun violence. The proposal by Mayor Libby Schaaf to add...

Michigan attorney general will review Oxford school shooting

Dec. 07, 2021 21:31 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general said Tuesday her office will review events that occurred before the mass shooting that left four students dead at Oxford High School, despite the district’s rejection of her offer to be its third-party investigator. “What we...

Lawsuit: Man was complying with officers when he was shot

Dec. 07, 2021 21:20 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was complying with police commands when officers killed him in a barrage of gunfire from high-powered rifles, according to a new federal lawsuit filed by his widow. Amy Craven's lawsuit says the actions by Mooresville police officers...

Teen shot in Alabama church; suspect still at large

Dec. 07, 2021 21:12 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A teen missionary remains hospitalized in Birmingham after he was shot multiple times at a church event last week. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Elder Michael Fauber, 18, is in serious condition but is stable and improving, the church’s...

EXPLAINER: How does an officer use a gun instead of a Taser?

Dec. 07, 2021 21:10 PM EST

At former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter’s manslaughter trial for fatally shooting Daunte Wright, a Black motorist, the core of her defense is clear: She says she meant to use her Taser but grabbed her handgun instead. Potter’s body-camera video recorded the shooting, with...

Justices take up Pennsylvania's deadly force rules for cops

Dec. 07, 2021 21:05 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The pending homicide case against a former Philadelphia police officer went before Pennsylvania’s high court on Tuesday, where justices appeared conflicted about whether and when they might change state law on police use of deadly force during arrests. The...

Man arrested after shooting at teens throwing water balloons

Dec. 07, 2021 10:23 AM EST

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man was arrested after he fired a shotgun at two teens for throwing water balloons, authorities said. Police in Ridgecrest said the 63-year-old man was asleep in his pickup on Saturday when the teens, ages 18 and 17, drove by and...

Gunman opens fire in Moscow services center, kills 2 people

Dec. 07, 2021 10:08 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a Moscow government services center and killed two people Tuesday, reportedly after being told to put on a face mask, authorities and Russia media said. Four other people were wounded. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Twitter that a suspect...

Could others be charged, liable in Michigan school shooting?

Dec. 07, 2021 10:02 AM EST

A prosecutor continues to criticize the decision to keep a teenager in a Michigan school before a shooting that killed four students last week, raising questions about whether staff and the school district will face liability — criminal or civil — in the tragedy. “We should...