Latest Gun violence News

FBI-led task force created to fight Portland gun violence

Apr. 13, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new FBI-led task force will work with police in Portland, Oregon, to build cases against people responsible for an increase in shootings. Creating a multi-agency Metro Safe Streets Task Force came after much negotiation and a guarantee for set...

Dayton police chief, who responded to mass shooting, retires

Apr. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton police chief Richard Biehl, who led the department's response to a mass shooting in the city's entertainment district in 2019, is retiring. Biehl said in a statement Tuesday that it was the “greatest honor” in his career to serve as the...

Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed

Apr. 13, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back and killed him, authorities said. The shooting wounded an officer and comes as the community reels from off-campus gun violence that has left three other...

Resource officer shot at Tennessee high school recovering

Apr. 13, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

A police officer wounded in a shooting at a Tennessee high school is a 20-year veteran of the force who worked at the school, authorities said Tuesday. Knoxville Police Officer Adam Willson was recovering from surgery after being shot in the upper leg at Austin-East...

Firearms sales continue to rise in North Carolina

Apr. 13, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The number of gun purchases in North Carolina is rising based on an analysis of federal background checks. The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that the FBI in March conducted its highest number of background checks this year on North Carolina...

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

Apr. 13, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

A suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a weekend traffic stop accidentally drew her firearm instead of a stun gun, the city's police chief said Monday. Although rare, a string of similar incidents has happened in recent years across the U.S. ...

Trial to start for white man accused of killing Black men

Apr. 11, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin Monday on murder charges for a Louisiana white man accused of killing two Black men and shooting into the home of another Black family. Jury selection will begin in the trial of 27-year-old Kenneth Gleason in Baton...

University system seeking input in implementing campus carry

Apr. 11, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — In an era marred by gun violence, the Montana University System is looking to neighboring states and public input as it prepares to allow concealed carry of firearms on campus. The new firearm carry law, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte on...

Boulder Mennonites turn donated guns into garden tools

Apr. 10, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — There was healing in the swing of a hammer at Boulder Mennonite Church on Good Friday. Dozens of community members gathered for a vigil to pray, reflect and remember 10 victims of a mass shooting at the nearby King Soopers on March 22. ...

Families traumatized by violence face crime scene cleanup

Apr. 10, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the days after Patricia Norris was murdered in her West Oak Lane home, her family was busy planning the unexpected funeral, and investigators had finished collecting evidence. But no one told the Norris family what they’d find when they came back to the house to...