Latest Shootings News

Teenage boy fatally wounded in Philadelphia street shooting

Sep. 20, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A street shooting in Philadelphia has left a teenage boy dead, authorities said. The shooting occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday. Police officers responding to reports of shots fired soon found the 16-year-old victim, who had been shot at least once in the head. The teen was taken...

Rochester police look over the area of a home after a fatal shooting at a backyard house party, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Rochester, N.Y. Police in Rochester, say several people died and others were wounded by gunfire at a backyard party early Saturday. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester's grief

Sep. 19, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Already roiled by this month's revelation of Daniel Prude's police suffocation death, the city of Rochester, New York, was further traumatized Saturday when gunfire at a backyard party killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others. “Our community has been hurting enough...

Police: The two victims who were killed in a shooting early Saturday in Rochester, N.Y., were not the intended targets.

Sep. 19, 2020 7:02 PM EDT
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police: The two victims who were killed in a shooting early Saturday in Rochester, N.Y., were not the intended targets.

2 men shoot at vehicle carrying undercover Philadelphia cops

Sep. 19, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men fired shots at a vehicle carrying three undercover police officers, in Philadelphia, causing a crash and leaving two officers with minor injuries. The shooting occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. The officers were in an unmarked vehicle when a man on a bicycle began riding...

Official: Florida deputy fatally shoots man with shovel

Sep. 18, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy fatally shot a man armed with a shovel early Thursday morning, authorities said. Collier County deputies responded to a disturbance in an Immokalee neighborhood shortly after 1 a.m., according to sheriff's office Facebook post. A woman had called 911 to report that...

Police: Shooting leaves college student dead, 2 injured

Sep. 18, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, IND. (AP) — An 18-year-old Indiana State University student died early Friday from a shooting outside a college house party, police said. Valentina Delva of Indianapolis was pronounced dead after the 1:55 a.m. shooting, Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen said. Two males at the party also were...

Justices stop Philly from broadcasting trials on YouTube

Sep. 18, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court has put a stop to a local policy that allowed streaming of Philadelphia criminal trials over the internet. The state Supreme Court in an order dated Thursday halted the pandemic-prompted policy. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner asked the...

FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, of five employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper adorn candles during a vigil across the street from where they were slain in the newsroom in Annapolis, Md.  A judge has ruled Friday, Sept. 18, 2020,  a psychiatrist retained by prosecutors in the case of a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper can testify about whether he believes the gunman was criminally responsible in the sanity phase of his trial.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Judge rules on scope of testimony in newspaper shooting case

Sep. 18, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A psychiatrist retained by prosecutors in the sanity phase of a trial for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper isn't barred by law from testifying about whether he believes the gunman was criminally responsible, but he can't directly compare him to other mass shooters...

195 homicides reported in St. Louis, surpassing all of 2019

Sep. 18, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The shooting death of a woman in St. Louis marks the city's 195th homicide this year, topping the 194 killings in all of 2019. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 24-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in the city's Benton Park West neighborhood. Police responded to a...

FILE - In this May 16, 2019 file photo, Antoinette Dorsey-James holds a picture of her sister Pamela Turner during a news conference outside the Harris County Civil Court in Houston. Baytown Police Officer Juan Delacruz has been charged with assault for fatally shooting Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they both lived in May 2019 prosecutors announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (Godofredo A Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP File)

Lawyer: Texas city's police leaders must reform or resign

Sep. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a woman who was shot dead by a suburban Houston police officer last year during a struggle over a stun gun said Thursday that the police department’s leadership must enact “specific reforms” or step down. The call came three days after Baytown...