Latest Gun violence News

Authorities continue their investigation of a shooting at Riverchase Galleria shopping mall, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Hoover, Ala., that left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people hospitalized. (Carol Robinson/The Birmingham News via AP)

Man charged in Alabama mall shooting that left boy, 8, dead

Jul. 5, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A man has been arrested on a murder charge in connection with a recent shooting at an Alabama shopping mall that left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people injured, authorities said Sunday. Hoover police announced the arrest of Montez Coleman, 22, in connection with the shooting...

Officers investigate the scene of a shooting where two Tulsa Police Officers were shot Monday, June 29, 2020, in in Tulsa, Okla. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

2 Oklahoma police officers shot, suspect taken into custody

Jun. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were shot and critically wounded on the city's east side Monday morning and police arrested the suspected gunman following a more than seven-hour search, authorities said. David Anthony Ware, 32, was arrested about 10:45 a.m., said Capt. Richard...

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown addresses the city's weekend gun violence during a news conference at CPD headquarters, Monday, June 29, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

1,200 extra Chicago cops to be deployed over July 4 weekend

Jun. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police superintendent said Monday that he plans to flood the city's streets with additional officers during the long July 4 weekend in an effort to avoid a repeat of particularly bloody recent weekends and despite pressure to keep officer overtime to a minimum. “We didn't do...

State attorney: Tampa police justified in fatal shooting

Jun. 25, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There will be no charges filed against Tampa police officers who fatally shot a 26-year-old Black man who pulled a gun on them and rammed a patrol car during a traffic stop in April, Florida prosecutors said Thursday. Jonas Joseph, who was suspected in a drive-by shooting five days...

Pending Missouri violent crime bill panned as tough-on-crime

Jun. 24, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Conservative and progressive advocacy groups are slamming a bill aimed at combating a surge of violence in Missouri's largest cities as a return to tough-on-crime policies. At issue is a bill that would stiffen penalties for gun crimes, dangerous felonies and crimes committed by gangs....

Aalayah Eastmond, a Parkland, Fla. activist, poses for a portrait after leading the crowd in chants at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, during protests over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. “As a young Black girl that survived a mass shooting at an affluent high school that was predominantly white, it played a huge role in my activism,” said the 19-year-old, who just finished her freshman year at Trinity Washington University. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Students against gun violence rallying for racial justice

Jun. 24, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Among the thousands of activists who have marched in the nation’s capital recently to protest racial injustice are survivors of a Florida high school massacre who stood in the very same place two years ago to fight gun violence. It was 2018 and the world was transfixed...

Police look at bullet holes on an SUV wherein a 3-year-old boy was fatally shot while riding in the vehicle with his father, outside West Suburban Medical Center Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Oak Park in Chicago. The boy was struck in the 5600 block of West Huron Street in the Austin neighborhood, and his father drove to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Multiple people, including several children, were killed as more than 100 people were shot in a wave of gunfire in Chicago over the Father’s Day weekend that produced the city’s highest number of shooting victims in a single weekend this year. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Spate of shootings raises fears of a violent summer

Jun. 23, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A spate of shootings over the past several days has law enforcement on edge, with some warning that a turbulent brew of a pandemic, protests against racism, historic surges in gun sales and a rancorous election year could make it an especially deadly summer. Although mass shootings —...

FILE - In this Friday, June 19, 2020, file photo, relatives of victim Andres Guardado, 18, who was fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, embrace as they tour the site of the shooting inside an auto shop in Gardena, Calif. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Saturday, June 20 that it is examining footage from security cameras that might have recorded the fatal shooting after deputies spotted Guardado with a gun and he ran. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

LA Sheriff's Department examines cameras in shooting probe

Jun. 21, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Saturday that it is examining footage from security cameras that might have recorded the fatal shooting of a young man after deputies spotted him with a gun and he ran. Capt. Kent Wegener, the head of the department's Homicide Bureau,...

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The Latest: President Trump says police treated unfairly

Jun. 17, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — President Trump says police “have not been treated fairly.” — Prosecutors acknowledge Floyd pinned by Minneapolis officers for 7:46. — Atlanta police officer charged with felony murder. — Portland, Oregon cutting police budget by $16 million. —...

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Trump plan to stem vet suicides focuses on public awareness

Jun. 17, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump released a long-awaited plan Wednesday to address the persistently high number of suicides by veterans, with initiatives including firearm safety, wellness programs at workplaces and new barriers near railroads and bridges. As part of the $53 million, two-year...