Latest Gun violence News

2 shootings in DC kill at least 1, wound another 8

Sep. 20, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say one man was killed and five other adults were wounded in a shooting in the courtyard of an apartment complex near Columbia Heights Metro Station in the nation's capital. Metropolitan police were searching for two men armed with a rifle seen at that Thursday night shooting scene...

Shootings and shock value: Hoodies, PSA use similar tactics

Sep. 19, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a breezy back-to-school video spot, angelic children describe their beloved new headphones, sneakers, skateboard. Soon, though, a disturbing reality dawns on the viewer: Those cherished new belongings are merely tools to foil a school shooter stalking the children. And in a show last...

State sending troopers to help fight St. Louis crime

Sep. 19, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending highway patrol troopers and other state workers to St. Louis as part of an effort to fight the surge of violent crime that has included the killings of more than a dozen children in the region so far this year. The Republican governor on Thursday...

APNewsBreak: Age-bias claims cost Pennsylvania $225K

Sep. 19, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Eighteen agents who investigate violent gun crimes for the Pennsylvania attorney general's office each cashed $12,500 taxpayer-funded checks last year to settle claims they had been subject to harassment because of their age, The Associated Press has learned. The agency this week...

Walmart CEO McMillon named Business Roundtable chairman

Sep. 19, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Business Roundtable, a group that represents the most powerful companies in America, has named Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon as its new chairman. McMillon succeeds JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon in the role. Dimon has served as chairman of the group since Jan. 1,...

Oregon sees push for strictest gun storage law in US

Sep. 18, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Carol Manstrom says she lost her 18-year-old son when he grabbed his father's unsecured pistol and shot himself. Paul Kemp lost his brother-in-law when a man opened fire with a stolen AR-15 assault-style rifle at a shopping mall. On Wednesday, Manstrom and Kemp helped deliver 2,000...

Legislature fails to override most Sununu vetoes

Sep. 18, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu got the last word Wednesday on gun control, voting rights and energy as lawmakers began trying to override his vetoes on more than 50 bills. Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature, but they need Republican support to reach the two-thirds...

St. Louis County forming crime commission amid violence

Sep. 18, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A crime commission is being formed in St. Louis County after a violent summer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that County Executive Sam Page made the announcement Tuesday. The nine-member crime commission will coordinate the county's police, courts and jails in an effort to reduce...

McConnell says Congress in 'holding pattern' on gun control

Sep. 18, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains "in a holding pattern" on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. While President Donald Trump has said he would veto a House-passed...

2nd man charged in death of St. Louis 15-year-old

Sep. 17, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A second suspect is now charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old St. Louis boy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Brian Lee Potter was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Aug. 25 death of Sentonio Cox. Sentonio is among at least 11 St....