Latest Gun violence News

Vegas survivors signal hope even as mass shootings persist

Oct. 01, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's been five years since carnage and death sent his family running into the night, leaving them separated and terrified as a gunman rained bullets into an outdoor country music festival crowd on the Las Vegas Strip. The memories don't fade, they sharpen, William...

NJ official eyed for chief in city where George Floyd died

Sep. 29, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Thursday that he is nominating a former public safety director from Newark, New Jersey, as his top pick for the city's next police chief, at a time when the department is struggling with depleted staffing and the uncertainty of an ongoing...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 29, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 25, 2022. Editorial: At stake in Mastriano vs. Shapiro, the fate of abortion rights in Pennsylvania At stake in Mastriano vs. Shapiro, the fate of abortion rights in Pennsylvania ' Editorial Abortion is legal...

Smith & Wesson sued over link to July 4 parade mass shooting

Sep. 28, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Survivors of the mass shooting at a suburban Chicago Independence Day parade and family members of those killed filed 11 lawsuits Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rifle used in the attack, accusing gun-maker Smith & Wesson of illegally targeting its ads at young men at...

Police search for 5 shooters in high school football ambush

Sep. 28, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police said Wednesday that they are searching for five shooters who ambushed a group of teens outside a Philadelphia high school killing one 14-year-old and wounding four other teenagers after a football scrimmage. Nicholas Elizalde, of suburban Havertown, was...

Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Sep. 25, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Annette Taddeo walked to a podium overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay and described to her audience how she had fled terrorism as a teenager in Colombia and now feared for the safety of her 16-year-old daughter at an American public school. A blue and bright orange bus...

Trooper shot flown to Seattle, suspect appears in court

Sep. 23, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper who was shot Thursday while on duty in Walla Walla was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. Trooper Dean Atkinson, 28, was in stable condition in the intensive-care unit Friday morning after he was shot in the...

Portland, Oregon, to use microphones to track gunshots

Sep. 23, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To help combat a growing gun violence problem, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, is launching a system proponents say can track the location of gunshots using hidden microphones. Oregon Public Broadcasting report s a panel recommended the city adopt ShotSpotter...

Child, 3, accidentally shoots and kills mother in SC home

Sep. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A mother was shot and killed by her 3-year-old child who found a gun inside their South Carolina home, authorities said. Cora Lyn Bush, 33, died at the hospital a short time after the Wednesday morning shooting, the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office said...

Four men shot standing near street on Chicago's South Side

Sep. 22, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Four men standing near a street were shot Thursday afternoon in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, police said. A person with a handgun approached the four and began shooting at them around 3:15 p.m., police said. Two men, ages 44...