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...

Cleveland officials decry violence as 20 shot, 3 killed

Jul. 5, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland are condemning rising gun violence and violent crime as a score of people were shot and three killed over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Police said a 57-year-old man, a 50-year-old man and a 47-year-old man were killed in shootings between 8 p.m....

Man arrested for 2 fatal January shootings at Wichita hotel

Jul. 3, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the fatal shootings in January of another man and a woman in a hotel. The police department said the suspect returned Thursday to Wichita to be booked into the Sedgwick County jail after being arrested outside the U.S....

5 fatally shot within 20 hours in Milwaukee

Jul. 2, 2020 6:47 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Five people have died in shootings in Milwaukee within 20 hours between Tuesday night and Wednesday evening, including a 16-year-old girl. The latest victim of gun violence is a 20-year-old Brown Deer man who died shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday on Milwaukee's northwest side, police said....

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 30, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

Once again, Ohio lawmakers take the wrong path on guns Columbus Dispatch June 30 A little more than a month from now, a full year will have passed since the mass murder by gun of nine people in Dayton – 26 people shot in 32 seconds on a warm summer night – sparked what looked for a moment like real...

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...

Senate committee in New Hampshire passes red-flag bill

Jun. 24, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

A New Hampshire Senate committee passed a bill Wednesday to allow police or relatives to petition a court to temporarily remove guns from people who pose a danger to themselves or others. The bill, which was approved by the House on the opening day of the new legislative session, passed the Judiciary Committee...

Officials: Orange County deputies shoot woman holding gun

Jun. 24, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

Orange County deputies responding to a report of a residential burglary in progress early Wednesday fatally shot a woman holding a gun, the Sheriff’s Department said. The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. in the community of Lake Forest. “Deputies gave numerous commands to the woman to drop the gun,...