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January 23, 2013 edition


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Akron, Oh. -- A 4-year-old boy in a car is dead after suffering from a gunshot wound. About 9:30 this morning, a male motorist flagged down a sheriff’s deputy to say his 4-year-old son had been shot in the head. It appeared that the bullet was fired from inside the car and that it exited the through the roof.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A 4-year-old girl has died after she was accidentally shot in the head by another child earlier this month. The girl's father told police he owned the gun and forgot that he left it in the living room.

Savannah, Ga. -- A 21-year-old woman -- a student at a local college -- was shot to death in her car outside her apartment around 7 p.m. Monday. She was found lying on the ground next to the vehicle.

Humphreys County, Tenn. -- Police say an elementary school principal and her husband were shot before a fire razed their home on January 16. A third victim at the scene has not yet been identified, but authorities believe it is the couple's son. A gun was found at the scene. Police do not suspect an outside party was involved in the shooting and fire.

Savannah, Ga. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in front of a house about 6:45 p.m. last night. He was shot multiple times.

Hapeville, Ga. -- A man arriving home with his girlfriend was shot and killed about 9:45 p.m. yesterday. The couple was approached by two suspects who got out of a vehicle and attempted to rob them.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was shot and killed and another wounded shortly after midnight Tuesday morning. The wounded man was listed in non-critical condition.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- One person is dead and another in critical condition after a shooting just after midnight this morning.

Rocky River, Ohio — A 39-year-old man was fatally shot about 10 p.m. yesterday. A 43-year-old friend he was walking with was wounded. Police say the incident occurred when a car passed by them and words were exchanged between the two men and the occupants in the car. The car proceeded down the street before turning around and returning. Shots were then fired from the car, striking the men.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A man with a pistol in his hand was found dead of an apparent suicide in his car in the parking lot of the FBI office Tuesday morning.

Forestville, Md. -- Police found a 21-year-old man dead from an apparent gunshot wound about 3 a.m. Monday.

Newbold, Wis. -- After he was pursued by a sheriff’s deputy, a man stopped his car before stepping out and turning a gun on himself. The man died at the scene about 11 p.m. Monday. Family members had earlier been concerned about the man’s safety and asked the sheriff's department to look for the man’s car.

Carlsbad, N.M. -- A bullet fired in a drive-by shooting wounded a 6-year-old girl as she slept in bed about 3:45 a.m. Monday. Two 14-year-old boys and a 17-year-old male were arrested yesterday for firing a .45-caliber handgun at several houses in the neighborhood.

New Orleans, La. -- A 17-year-old boy standing at a bus stop was shot in the leg about 9:30 p.m. yesterday after a car approached and the occupants opened fire. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

SeaTac, Wash. -- A young man was shot in the back while playing video games in an apartment after at least three gunshots were fired from outside the building about 10 p.m. last night. Police suspect the shots came from a high-powered firearm because the bullets passed through several walls before entering the boy’s apartment. He is expected to recover.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man told his 87-year-old mother that he was going to kill her, then he pointed an assault rifle at her and pulled the trigger, but the gun jammed and did not fire. Police arrested him.

New Orleans, La. -- One man was shot in the back and another shot in the arm during a drive-by shooting about 11 p.m. yesterday. The injuries did not  appear to be life-threatening.

Houston, Texas -- A clerk -- a 69-year-old man -- was shot in the leg during a robbery at a convenience store about 10:10 p.m. last night. The injury is considered non life-threatening

Oklahoma City, Ok. -- An employee of a used-car dealership was shot after he confronted someone acting suspiciously about 8 a.m. today. The victim’s condition was not known.

Little Rock Ark. -- Police found a 33-year-old woman in her residence with two gunshot wounds to the leg.

Wallace, Idaho -- After pleaded guilty to firing two shots at a helicopter because it was flying too close to where he was hunting, a 58-year-old man has been sentenced to at least a year in prison. Both shots hit the aircraft, one of them striking the steering mechanism. The pilot, who was flying to monitor controlled burns in the area, was able to land the helicopter safely. The shooter said he had been drinking prior to the shooting.

January 22, 2013 edition

Bolder City, Nev. -- A Las Vegas police officer apparently shot himself after killing his wife and child and setting their home on fire. Three bodies, one of them a little boy, were recovered after the fire was extinguished.

Sharon, Penn. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the chest at a house about 12:07 a.m. Sunday. He died at a hospital about two hours later. A 19-year-old male has been arrested. Police say as many as 20 people were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Park Hills, Mo. -- Two people are dead at a home after a man shot another man and then turned the gun on himself about 2 a.m. Sunday. Police believe a woman witnessed the shootings.

Oklahoma City, Ok. -- A man who was house sitting was found shot to death inside the house about 1:25 a.m. this morning.

Trenton, N.J. -- A 35-year-old man was shot and killed yesterday afternoon outside an apartment complex.

Houston, Texas -- A man died at a local hospital after he was shot at a home about 10 p.m. last night.

Connell, Wash. -- A 30-year-old man was fatally shot at a home Thursday night. Police are looking for the ex-husband of the victim’s girlfriend.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A man reported as shot in the January 20th edition of this diary was later pronounce dead.

Prince George’s County, Md. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed early Sunday as he walked from a house to a car. A woman who lives on the block said there had been a loud party at the house.

Antioch, Calif. -- A 36-year-old man was found shot to death about 6 a.m. today. His body was lying on a sidewalk, next to a bicycle.

Oak Hills, W.Va. -- An 46-year-old man was found dead in an apartment on Monday.

El Sereno, Calif. -- A 27-year-old man was fatally shot while buying food from a taco truck about 10 p.m. Saturday. The victim got into an argument with another man who then left and later returned to shoot the victim several times before fleeing in a car.

Prince George’s County, Md. -- A 21-year-old man was found dead on a street from an apparent gunshot wound about 3 a.m. yesterday.

Thomasville, N.C. -- A 38-year-old man was found shot to death in his home Saturday night. Police have identified a person of interest but no charges have yet been filed.

Brentwood, Calif. -- Four teenagers, ranging in age from 13 to 16, were wounded in a drive-by shooting about 6 p.m. yesterday. The boys were standing on a sidewalk in front of a home when they were hit by bullets from a passing car. All four are expected to survive.

Spring Hill, Kan. -- A woman told police she accidentally shot herself in the face about 9:45 a.m. today. She was not seriously injured. Another person at the home fled from police.

North Harris County, Texas -- Several people were shot at a community college about 12:30 p.m. today. Witnesses say two males were arguing when one of them pulled a gun and opened fire. At least three people were wounded, including one of the men involved in the argument. More than 10,000 students were at the campus at the time of the shooting.

Minot, N.D. -- A 31-year-old man was arrested on an attempted murder charge for shooting his roommate after they argued Sunday night.

New Haven, Conn. -- Police were at the scene of a shooting that occurred just before 11:15 a.m. this morning.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 19-year-old man was shot yesterday. His injuries are considered life-threatening.

Oakland, Calif. -- An undercover detective sitting in a car investigating a shooting was himself shot in the arm about 6:22 p.m. yesterday. He was treated at a local hospital and released

Durham, N.C. -- Two people were shot about 3:45 p.m. Monday.

Durham, N.C. -- A 24-year-old man was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting about 5:45 p.m. He was listed with critical injuries.

Orlando, Fla. -- A 16-year-old boy might be paralyzed from the waist down after he was accidentally shot about 5:15 p.m. yesterday while playing basketball at a local park. A 17-year-old boy was handling a gun nearby when it accidentally fired and struck the victim.

Seattle, Wash. -- A male on a street was shot in the stomach about 3 a.m. this morning. No report on the condition of the victim.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man and woman were shot about 7:20 p.m. yesterday. The woman was in critical condition; the man in non-critical condition.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A woman was shot in the chest at a motel about 11:10 a.m. this morning. She was with two men when one of them shot her. She is listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and seriously injured about 10:40 p.m. yesterday. Police believe the shooting was connected to a personal dispute.

New Orleans, La. -- Five males standing outside a small grocery store were wounded in a drive-by shooting Monday afternoon. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

Marrero, La. -- A man was shot on a street. The victim's injuries are not life-threatening.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man and woman were shot about 12:15 a.m. this morning.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A shooting was reported about 4 p.m. yesterday.

Sanford, Fla. -- Police responded to six separate shooting incidents on Saturday and Sunday. No one was reported injured.

Queens, NY -- A 25-year-old Connecticut man heading for a vacation in Cancun with his girlfriend was arrested at JFK Airport yesterday for allegedly carrying a loaded semiautomatic handgun in his backpack. It had one round in its chamber and up to seven more in the magazine. The man said he has a carry permit for Connecticut and he brings the gun to work for protection.

Orlando, Fla. -- A 51-year-old man was arrested yesterday after TSA officers found a loaded .32-caliber Beretta handgun in his carry-on luggage. The man told police he forgot the gun was in his bag.

Spanish Fork, Utah -- A man was jailed after allegedly firing six shots into another driver’s car during a road rage incident about 8:30 p.m. Friday. The shots missed the intended victim.

Big Beaver, Penn. -- A man drove alongside another motorist about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and fired shots at him, missing the intended victim. Police say the shooting was related to an ongoing feud between the two men.

January 21, 2013 edition

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 6-year-old girl is dead after accidentally shooting herself in the face at her home about 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

McDonough, Ga. -- A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 15-year-old brother at their home about 2:40 p.m. Saturday. The brothers and a friend who was spending the night found their mother’s unloaded handgun and one of the boys apparently loaded the weapon.

Grapevine, Texas -- A 16-year-old girl was having a birthday party at home about 10 p.m. Saturday when her 44 year-old mother was shot and killed by her 43-year-old father -- the woman’s estranged husband -- near the front door after an argument. The father then fatally shot himself in the head on the front lawn.

Baton Rouge, La. -- Five or six five people were in a house examining a rifle when it accidentally discharged, killing an 18-year-old man about 2:10 a.m. Saturday. The bullet struck him in the chest.

Lawton, Ok. -- Two men, one of them a soldier based at Fort Sill, Ok., were fatally shot about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a gentlemen's club. A man shot the soldier during an argument. A security guard at the club then tackled and shot the gunman, killing him.

Baton Rouge, La. -- A 33-year-old man was shot and killed about 4 a.m. Sunday. A group of people were arguing on a street when the man was shot.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot in the head at a home around 5 a.m. this morning. He was arguing with another man just before the shooting.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was shot and killed about 10 p.m. Saturday. The victim was sitting in his car with two other men when three suspects approached and demanded money. One of the suspects then shot the victim.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A 32-year-old man was fatally shot just after midnight Sunday. He was struck multiple times and later pronounced dead at a local hospital. An 18-year-old-man turned himself in to the police and told them he shot the victim after the two had an altercation.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A man was found shot dead on the side of a highway about 10 p.m. yesterday.

Oklahoma City, Ok. -- A mother and her 13-year-old son were shot in an apartment about 7 p.m. yesterday. The injuries were considered non-life threatening.

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. --  A 53-year-old man clearing his weapon at a rifle range accidentally shot and critically injured his 25-year-old son about 3 p.m. Saturday.

Forest Grove, Or. -- An off-duty city police officer, having a domestic dispute with his wife, shot a county sheriff's deputy responding to the incident. The injury was considered non-life- threatening. The woman and the couple's 6-year-old daughter were not hurt.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A man shot his girlfriend at a home about 10 p.m. Saturday. The woman dropped a child she was holding when she was shot, slightly injuring the child. They both were treated and released from a local hospital.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man driving on an expressway was shot in the arm about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. The man drove to a hospital where he was treated and released.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man shot at a Cleveland police officer about 10:15 a.m. today, hitting the officer in his protective vest. He is being examined at a local hospital.

Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Three people -- a 21-year-old man, a 24-year-old man, and a 19-year-old woman -- were shot Sunday night at a corner market. The suspect fled the scene. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening

Downey, Calif. -- Someone was shot outside a restaurant about 8:30 last night. No word on their condition.

Little rock, Ark. -- Two people were shot at an apartment about 4 p.m. yesterday.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 54-year-old man was shot in the torso around 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

Baltimore, Md. -- Someone was shot on a street about 10 p.m. yesterday. The injuries are not life-threatening.

Overland Park, Kan. -- A road-rage incident led to gunshots about 7:30 a.m. today. Two cars were cutting each other off when the driver of one of the cars shot at the other. No one was injured.

January 20, 2013 edition

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A teenage boy fatally shot five people -- an adult male, an adult female, and three children -- inside a home last night. All victims appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Several weapons appeared to have been used, including an assault-type rifle.

Adelanto, Calif. -- At a bus stop about 11 a.m. Friday, a 29-year-old man shot and killed his 23-year-old wife, then shot and killed himself. Witnesses said the two were having a heated argument when the man suddenly pulled out a gun. Several people, including children, were at the bus stop when the shooting occurred.

Aurora, Co. --  Police called to a home shortly after 11 p.m. Friday found a woman who had been shot several times. She was pronounce dead a short while later at a local hospital. A man living a few houses away from the woman has been arrested.

San Leandro, Calif. -- A man was shot and killed and a woman was wounded near a train station about 12:20 p.m. Saturday. Police say two feuding gangs got into an argument there and began a shootout. The victim, believed to be in his 40s, was allegedly an innocent bystander. The woman’s injuries were not life threatening. A 16-year-old male is in custody.

Torrance, Calif. -- A man was fatally shot and another was stabbed and injured when a fight broke out at a punk rock concert. The stabbing victim was reported to be in stable condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 31-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed and another man wounded in the leg about 1 a.m. this morning after a physical altercation at a bar.

Idaho Falls, Idaho -- A 21-year-old woman was found shot dead and lying on the side of a road about 1 p.m. yesterday. Her car was stuck in the snow about 50 yards away. A 22-year-old man has been taken into custody.

Washington, D.C. -- A 44-year-old man was fatally shot on a sidewalk about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. He was hit multiple times and pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Dallas. Tex. -- A 24-year-old man was shot and killed at a convenience store about 1:30 a.m. this morning after he got into an argument with another man. The suspect fled the scene.

Kansas City, Kan. -- A woman in her early 40s was found shot to death about 1 p.m. yesterday.

Shiloh, N.J. -- A father attempting to shoot a deer while hunting with a 12-gauge shotgun accidentally shot and wounded his 14-year-old son about 12:30 p.m. yesterday. A single buckshot pellet struck the boy's face under the eye and exited through his cheek. He is in stable condition and the injury is considered non life-threatening.

Oklahoma City, Ok. -- An 11-year-old boy was shot about 7 p.m. Saturday at an apartment complex. He is in serious condition at a hospital.

Anchorage, Alaska -- Gunshots fired at a home about 2:45 a.m. Saturday injured a 15-year-old girl sleeping inside. She was struck once in the leg.

Washington, D.C. -- A security guard accidentally shot himself about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Raleigh, N.C. -- Three people were wounded at a gun show when a 12-gauge shotgun accidentally went off as its 36-year-old male owner -- looking to sell the gun -- unzipped its case so a law enforcement officer could check the gun at a security entrance.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 54-year-old man leaving a gun show was injured when he accidentally shot himself in the hand while loading his .45-caliber semi-automatic. Loaded personal weapons were not allowed inside the show.

Medina, Ohio -- Yesterday, a dealer at a gun show shot his friend, a 62-year-old man, when he accidentally pulled the trigger on a semi-automatic handgun he had bought at the show. Police think the bullet ricochet off the floor before hitting the friend. The magazine had been removed, but one round remained in the chamber.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A man was shot about 9:56 a.m. this morning.

Tampa, Fla. -- Two men, ages 31 and 27, were hit by bullets about 3 a.m. Sunday at a club after a closing-time fight escalated into a parking-lot shoot-out. The incident began after one of the victims argued with a man he saw talking to his girlfriend. Hundreds of the bar-patrons dashed for cover when the shooting began.

Little Rock, Ark. -- Two people were shot at a home just after noon yesterday. Both are reported in stable condition.

Huntsville, Ala. -- A woman shot her boyfriend about 8 p.m. yesterday after the couple had an argument. His injuries are considered life threatening.

Mobile, Ala. -- A man was shot three times while riding a bike about 8:15 p.m. last night. His injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Las Vegas, Nev. --  Two women shot about 11 a.m. yesterday were among 150 to 200 people watching a men's soccer-league game at a public park. Police said shots were fired toward the field from over a wall. The injuries are considered non life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill, --A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg during a party on the 22nd floor of a hotel about 2:15 a.m. today. He was reported in good condition. All involved in the incident were acquaintances.

Chicago, Ill. -- A male teen shot in the arm yesterday about 1:50 p.m. was listed in serious condition at a local hospital.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 20-year-old woman was shot at around 1:40 a.m. this morning. Her injuries are non-life-threatening. The suspect being held is known to the victim.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 34-year-old woman was shot outside a nightclub last night. Her injuries are non-life-threatening.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 21-year-old man was shot on a street about 9 p.m. last night. His injuries are non-life-threatening.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A man was shot by in the leg by an assailant while sitting in his parked car on a street.

Jackson, Miss. -- A 23-year-old man was shot in the chest shortly after noon yesterday. The incident occurred in the general area of a parade that was underway honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg and robbed about 7:30 p.m. Friday after a high school basketball game .

Aloha, Or. -- The victim of a shooting about 9 p.m. last night was taken to a local hospital.

Orlando, Fla. -- A man who heard a noise outside his home about 7:45 p.m. yesterday was shot twice when he opened the door to investigate. The victim is expected to survive.

January 19, 2013 edition

Columbus, Ohio -- A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot during an after-school fight Thursday at a fast-food restaurant that involved about 50 students from a nearby high school.

Prattville, Ala. -- A 27-year-old man died around noon on Wednesday when a loaded high-powered rifle accidentally went off as he lost control of his vehicle. Police say the vehicle went off road and, when the driver apparently over corrected, it went off the road a second time and struck some bushes. Police found the rifle on the front seat. The bullet hit him in the upper torso.

Laguna Niguel, Calif. -- A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed by her 25-year-old husband about 1:25 a.m. Friday at an apartment complex. He was questioned and released. The cause is under investigation.

Aurora, Col. --  A woman was fatally shot in the parking lot of an Aurora residential complex after witnesses reported hearing an argument between a man and a woman about 1:25 a.m. Friday.

Pomona, Calif. -- A 32-year-old man was found shot to death outside a car on a freeway early Wednesday morning. The back window of the car was shot out and the victim was hit multiple times in the upper torso.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A adult male found with a gunshot wound was pronounced dead at the scene about 12:30 a.m. Friday.

Chicago, Il. -- A man about 21-years old was shot to death inside a fast-food restaurant around 9:15 p.m. last night. The assailant was outside the restaurant and fired at least four shots through the front window before fleeing on foot.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 20s was found shot to death on a sidewalk about 9:30 p.m. last night. He had been shot in the face.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- Attackers wearing black ski masks shot a 56-year-old man in the head, critically wounded him, during a home invasion about 8:40 p.m. yesterday.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Two people were found shot in an alley around 12:45 p.m. yesterday. One was reported in critical condition; the other was in serious condition.

Jefferson Parish, La. -- A man was shot in the stomach yesterday about 11:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City, Ok. -- A female homeowner shot one of five men trying to burglarize her house Friday night. A male friend of the woman also shot one of the intruders using her gun. All the burglars fled the house, but the two who were shot ended up at a hospital in serious to critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 35-year-old man was shot in the arm about 4 a.m. this morning. He was in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg about 11:35 p.m. last night. He was in good condition at a local hospital.

Chicago, Ill. -- Three or four men came to an apartment about 10:20 p.m. last night and when the door was opened, they shot a man sitting on a couch before fleeing. He was hit in the arms and legs and is in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old was shot in the chest and a 16-year-old was grazed in the back when someone in a passing car shot at them about 9:45 p.m. yesterday. The 15-year-old is in critical condition; the other victim is in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two men were shot on a street around 7:30 p.m. last night. One of the men , 20-years-old, was hit in the back. He was in serious condition at a local hospital. The other victim, 18-years-old, was hit in the foot and his condition was reported as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 33-year-old male passenger in a moving vehicle was wounded about 6:50 p.m. last night when someone opened fire, striking him in the arm and shoulder.

Chicago, Ill. -- Someone was shot in the upper left arm while on a street about 1 p.m. yesterday. He was reported in good condition at a hospital.

Charlotte, N.C. -- Someone was shot in the abdomen about 2:30 this morning when several men pulled into a parking lot and started firing. The victim is in serious condition.

January 18, 2013 edition

Kearny, N.J. -- A 16-year-old girl was fatally shot in her home about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. A 37-year-old man with a prior homicide conviction has been arrested.

Forrest City, Ark. -- Police found a 21-year-old man shot once in the chest inside a home Thursday evening about 6:30 p.m. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- An innocent bystander -- a 45-year-old grandmother -- died after being hit by a stray bullet while standing outside of a home about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. She was struck in the head and died at the scene.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot several times on a street about 6 p.m. yesterday. He was later declared dead at a nearby hospital.

Pearland, Texas -- A woman fatally shot herself yesterday about 4:45 p.m. after she was seen with a gun and chasing a gunshot man down a street. When police arrived, the woman shot herself in the head and died at the scene. The man is hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A man was found shot to death inside a residence about 11:15 a.m. Friday.

The Bronx, N.Y. -- A 30-year-old man and his 20-year-old niece were found shot to death inside a parked car about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday. Both appeared to be shot in the back of the head.

Oak Hill, W.V. -- A 23-year-old man shot a 26-year-old man in the face with a handgun, killing him about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. The shooter claims it was an accident but police have charged him with murder.

Orlando, Fla. -- One man is dead and a woman wounded and hospitalized after a shooting at an apartment complex about 6:20 p.m. last night.

Baton Rouge, La. -- A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 19-year-old man shot in the back near a house just before 2 a.m. Thursday. The boy was later pronounced brain dead. The 19-year-old is expected to recover.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 57-year-old woman was shot and wounded while riding a bus about 8:38 p.m. last night. The victim was hit in the arm and chest. She is in good condition at a local hospital.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 26-year-old man was shot on a street about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. No report on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old girl was shot in the thigh about 3:45 p.m. yesterday. She is listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man walking with another person was shot about 7:40 p.m. yesterday when someone in a passing car opened fire. No report yet on his condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A male shot in the buttocks about 8 p.m. last night is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Police found a 61-year-old man sitting on a front porch about 10:45 a.m. yesterday with gunshot wounds to his elbow, leg, and hand.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 51-year-old man was shot in the chest this morning around 2 a.m. when he opened the back door of a home after responding to a knock at the door. His condition is unknown.

Denver, Co. -- One of the several occupants in a moving pick-up truck fired shots at a group of children in Aurora, Colorado on Wednesday. Police also believe shots were fired from the same truck at someone walking on a street in Denver. Police chased the truck, exchanging gunfire, until it crashed into a tree about 3:30 p.m. A Denver police officer shot in the shoulder during the incident has been released from the hospital. A suspect is dead. Three other suspects are injured -- one critically -- and in custody

Lapeer, Mich. -- A security officer at a charter school left an unloaded handgun unattended in a school bathroom on Monday. The officer, who is retired from a county sheriff's department, was recently hired to strengthen school security.

January 17, 2013 edition

Marblemount, Wash. -- A 31-year-old man accidentally shot and killed his 28-year-old girlfriend as they camped in a tent Saturday night. He was putting his .45-caliber revolver under his pillow to go to sleep when the gun went off, striking the woman in the head.

Atlanta, Ga. -- One man was killed and another critically injured when they were shot at a tattoo parlor about 6 p.m. last night. Both men worked at the parlor.

Sandy Springs, Ga. --An 89-year-old woman and her two children -- a 45-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman -- were discovered shot to death inside a home around 4 p.m. yesterday. A gun was found in the home, but police do not know if it was used in the shootings.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed about 9:20 p.m. last night outside a gymnasium after a high school basketball game.

Melrose, Park, Ill. -- A 41-year-old woman was shot and killed after a gunman stole her purse around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday as she stood outside her car in her garage.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Police found a 19-year-old man fatally shot around 9:15 p.m. last night.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A man was shot and killed when his vehicle was carjacked about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday.

New Brunswick, N.J. -- A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot in an attempted robbery inside a home around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- A woman in her 20s was killed after being struck in the head by a stray bullet while standing outside her house around 7:30 p.m. last night.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 24-year-old man found lying in a street about 11:40 p.m. last night with gunshot wounds to his torso was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Dumfries, Va. -- An adult woman was found around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning shot to death. She had gunshot wounds to the upper body.

Detroit, Mich. -- A 17-year-old female high-school student was shot in the leg after school about 3:25 p.m. at a gas station across the street from the school. Several males were arguing there, and the altercation escalated to gunfire. The student was an innocent bystander. She is expected to recover.

Yakima, Or. -- A 15-year-old boy was shot and wounded on a sidewalk Tuesday.

Charleston, W.Va. -- A 47-year-old man was in critical condition after he was shot in the chest and leg outside the front door of his home about 4:30 a.m. Thursday after an apparent altercation.

Houston, Texas -- A 59-year-old woman was shot in the leg by two would-be robbers at home as she slammed the front door on them about 11:30 p.m. last night. A shot went through the closed door, hitting the woman. Her condition is not life-threatening.

Racine, Wis. --  A 44-year-old woman was shot twice --- once in the arm and once in the head -- about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night. No report on her condition.

Macon, Ga. -- A 32-year-old man was shot in the jaw around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. No report on his condition. The alleged shooter was also wounded.

Blue Springs, Mo. -- Two men, one in his 50s and one in his 30s, forced their way into a home about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday where they tied up a male and female couple in their 20s and shot the man below the waist. He is expected to survive. The couple's 4-year-old son was asleep during the incident. The suspects then got away on foot with money and items.

Port Orchard, Wash. -- A 58-year-old man faces criminal charges after a .38 special accidentally fell out of his pocket and discharged as he shopped in a mall. No one was hit.

Montville Township, Ohio -- Two men, ages 53 and 45, were shooting an AK-47 assault rifle at paper targets without any backstop, sending bullets flying up to 500 yards. Some of the bullets whizzed past the heads of responding police, others pierced two occupied homes to become lodged in walls and a microwave oven. Police arrested the men, who had been drinking, and seized an AK-47 assault rifle with 628 rounds, a 9 mm handgun with 50 rounds, a .380-caliber handgun with eight rounds, and a .22-caliber revolver with 40 rounds.

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Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 02:17 PM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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