Latest Gun violence News

Man pleads guilty in San Diego assault rifle bistro shooting

Oct. 14, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who unleashed a hail of gunfire from an assault rifle at a San Diego restaurant in 2019 pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that will send him to prison for decades. Stefano Parker, 32, entered pleas to five charges of assault with a semiautomatic...

Seattle police staffing woes prompt emergency dispatch plan

Oct. 14, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police department is sending detectives and non-patrol officers to respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of patrol officers. The department on Wednesday moved to the emergency officer dispatching scenario because of the staffing...

King County gun violence has already surpassed 2020

Oct. 13, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s most populous county continues to see a sharp spike in gun violence, with fatal shootings in the first nine months of the year already exceeding 2020’s year-end totals. As of the end of September, 73 people had been killed and...

Gun violence and kids: Shattered dreams, devastated families

Oct. 11, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gun violence is killing an increasing number of children and teenagers across America, leaving behind shattered dreams and devastated families. Here are three of their stories: SHAQUILLE BARBOUR, 18, OF PHILADELPHIA ...

Gun violence claiming more lives of American teens, children

Oct. 11, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gun violence is killing an increasing number of American children, from toddlers caught in crossfires to teenagers gunned down in turf wars, drug squabbles or for posting the wrong thing on social media. Shootings involving children and teenagers have...

Projects overshadow Danville’s lost jobs, population decline

Oct. 10, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — If Danville were a math equation, there would be more pluses than minuses. That’s the opinion of many of those who were asked how the city is doing these days. The pluses: Area parks that are second to none, demolition of...

California adds 'ghost guns' to violence prevention orders

Oct. 08, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is adding a secretive but growing class of weapons to those that can legally be seized under gun violence restraining orders, under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Friday. What also is known as a “red flag” law allows...

4 northeastern states team up to share gun crime information

Oct. 07, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The governors of four northeastern states agreed Thursday to share information about firearms purchases to help detect and investigate straw buyers and other gun crimes. Chief executives in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania signed...

Police: Tennessee grocery store shooter used 3 legal guns

Oct. 07, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who fatally shot one person and wounded 14 others before killing himself at a Tennessee grocery store last month used three guns purchased legally over the past year-and-a-half, investigators said Thursday. UK Thang used two pistols and...

Man acquitted on federal charge in death of Alabama officer

Oct. 06, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jurors acquitted a man on a federal charge in the slaying of an Alabama police officer in 2019 but convicted him on two lesser weapons charges. Marco Perez, who still faces a state capital murder charge in the killing of Mobile Police Officer Sean...