Latest Gun violence News

Spate of shootings across Seattle kill 4

Jul. 26, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities in Seattle are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the Lake City neighborhood on Sunday — the fourth gun homicide in the city in 24 hours. Seattle police spokesperson Valerie Carson said witnesses saw the victim returning to his...

Man accused of planning sorority killings denied release

Jul. 24, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has ordered a man accused of planning to kill sorority members at an Ohio university to remain behind bars. Magistrate Judge Stephanie Bowman on Friday cited a parole violation and the “serious nature of the charges" as reasons to keep...

Alabama officer getting paid after murder conviction resigns

Jul. 24, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who remained on his city's payroll for two months after being convicted of murder has resigned from the Huntsville Police Department. Officer William Darby left of his own accord, the city told WAAY-TV on Friday. ...

Baltimore's mayor unveils new violence prevention plan

Jul. 23, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Aiming to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, Baltimore’s mayor on Friday unveiled a five-year violence reduction plan for the U.S. city where violent crime rates have remained high since a 2015 surge. Mayor Brandon Scott, who took office...

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans

Jul. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Landscaping was hardly his lifelong dream. As a teenager, Alton Lucas believed basketball or music would pluck him out of North Carolina and take him around the world. In the late 1980s, he was the right-hand man to his musical best friend, Youtha Anthony Fowler, who many...

316 people are shot every day in America. Here are 5 stories

Jul. 23, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

They panic if a balloon pops. They hold dying family members. They push their wounded bodies to heal and scroll longingly through photos and videos of their lost loved ones. Behind the statistics and the political blame game over rising gun violence are the victims. The...

Garland vows crackdown on gun trafficking as violence surges

Jul. 22, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed Thursday that the Justice Department would crack down on gun trafficking corridors as part of a comprehensive approach to combat surging gun violence that also includes funding community intervention programs and other neighborhood...

Chicago party bus shooting wounds 8 amid rising gun violence

Jul. 22, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A drive-by shooting in Chicago wounded eight people who had been riding on a party bus, one of several shootings in the city that left at least three people dead on the same day, police said. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown on Thursday said few of the...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 21, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

Albany Times Union. July 19, 2021. Editorial: End secret court reform Of all the courts in New York, the one that reaches most intimately into people’s lives and tends to be the most controversial is Family Court. So when it comes to reforming it,...

Portland shooting victim graduated high school last month

Jul. 19, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified the person killed in a shooting early Saturday in downtown Portland, Oregon, as an 18-year-old woman who had graduated from high school last month. Portland Police said Monday that Makayla Maree Harris was killed in what...