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February 5, 2013 edition

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Ovid Township, Mich. -- A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 13-year-old sister as he handled a loaded shotgun Saturday afternoon.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- An 18-year-old man was charged yesterday with accidentally shooting a friend to death in the head while playing with a handgun on January 29.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 25-year-old woman about five-weeks pregnant has died after being shot while in a home over the weekend. Police have no suspects.

Irving, Tex. -- A 44-year-old man brought his 5-year-old daughter to a neighbor before returning home and shooting and killing the child’s 27-year-old mother and then turning the gun on himself about 1 p.m. Sunday. Police believe the couple had marital problems. The child was taken into the custody of Child Protective Services.

Harlingen, Tex. -- On Sunday, an 87-year-old man shot his wife on the street in front of their home and then opened fire on police who returned fire and killed him. The woman was in critical condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 35-year-old man was shot and killed by a 32-year-old woman after they quarreled at a home about 7:30 a.m. yesterday. The woman has been arrested.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Around 9:50 a.m. today, a 70-year-old man shot his 53-year-old sister is the chest, killing her, and wounded the woman’s 37-year-old daughter.

New Orleans, La. -- A man appearing to be in his late 20s or early 30s was found fatally shot in an abandoned lot around 3 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot several times.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 27-year-old man was found dead in an alley from a gunshot wound in the head about 10 a.m. yesterday.

Bellefontaine Neighbors, Mo. -- A 17-year-old boy walking with a friend was shot and killed on a street about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. A car with three men inside pulled up and one of them got out and fired several times.

Memphis, Tenn. -- Two men, both 22, were shot and killed, and two men, ages 21 and 24 were wounded around 1 a.m. Sunday. The 24-year-old and another man, 22, have been arrested. The incident apparently started after an argument between two of the men.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- After calling police to say his house was being burglarized, a 72-year-old man grabbed a handgun and fired as three intruders tried to enter his bedroom, killing one of them. The other two suspects fled; one was caught a short while later by police.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A 17-year-old boy died after he was found lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head about 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Versailles, Mo. -- Police responding to a 911 call about 11 a.m. yesterday found a 53-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man shot and stabbed to death.
A short time later police arrested two men and a woman who were spotted leaving the scene.

Temple Hills, Md. -- A man was found shot to death in a park about 7:25 a.m. yesterday. He had several gunshot wounds.

Ridgeland, S.C. -- The body of 64-year-old man with a single gunshot wound was found in a home by a relative last weekend. Police have not identified a suspect.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man was found on a street fatally shot from multiple wounds about 3:25 a.m. today.

Berkley, Calif. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot on a street around 11 a.m. this morning. Witnesses saw as many as four people running from the scene after the shooting.

Camden, N;J. -- A 41-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed in front of a home about 7:45 p.m. yesterday.

Auburn, Ala. -- A 27-year-old male was shot and wounded outside a motel room about 7 p.m. Sunday. He was listed in critical condition. Police are looking for a 21-year-old woman who fled the scene.

New Orleans, La. -- A man appearing to be in his late 20s to early 30s was found shot multiple times about 12:15 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Houston, Tex. --A 39-year-old man trying to break into a house was shot twice and wounded by the homeowner about 9:40 p.m. yesterday. The intruder was arrested. He was expected to survive.

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- A man was shot this morning. No other details available.

Oklahoma County, Okla. -- A deputy was shot in the leg when a gun accidentally discharged while training at sheriff office's gun range on Monday. The injury was not life-threatening.

Little Rock, Ark. -- Two men, ages 25 and 42, were shot in front of a home about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening. Witnesses said the victims were arguing and fighting with two men in front of the house before shots were fired. One of the bullets went through a window in a nearby home.

Seattle, Wash. -- A 38-year-old man was shot multiple times in front of his home about 5:40 p.m. yesterday. He is in critical condition. A male suspect fled on foot after the shooting.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man about 20 years old showed up at a hospital with a bullet wound to the knee. He said a gunman approached and opened fire as he was getting into his vehicle about 5 a.m. today. The victim was in good condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 26-year-old man shot another man once in the stomach on Saturday. The incident was apparently related to a 2-year-old feud between the two men. The victim is in critical condition.

Charlotte, N.C. -- Police are looking for someone who fired shots about 3 a.m. Sunday into a home where four children lived, all of them between 9-year-old and 14-years old. Three bullets hit downstairs; four bullets hit upstairs, where the bedrooms are located. No one was hit.

Orlando, Fla. -- A 14-year-old eighth-grade student was found carrying a loaded handgun in his waistband yesterday at his middle school. The student was arrested. Police believe he had no intention to use the gun.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Associated Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, The Oklahoman, Oakland Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, South Jersey Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times- Picayune, Washington Post, WCNC-TV Charlotte, WSFA -- Montgomery, WFAA-TV Dallas, WISH-TV Indianapolis

Addendum for February 5, 2013

If you want to reduce this daily slaughter, please call, or write, or email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun controls.

You can get contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

February 4, 2013 edition

Dallas, Tex. -- A man and his girlfriend -- the mother of his newborn child and four elementary school-age children from a previous marriage -- were shot and killed about 8 a.m. this morning by a downstairs neighbor who was unhappy because the couple and their family made too much noise. The neighbor is in custody.

Coweta, Okla. -- A male student died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the bathroom of an intermediate high school about 8:35 a.m. this morning.

Miami Gardens, Fla. -- A 25-year-old man died and two others were wounded in a shooting outside a home late last night where a crowd had gathered for a neighborhood Super-Bowl party. Witnesses say the men were hit when up to 30 shots were fired from a vehicle as it drove by the crowd.

Philadelphia, Penn. --A man was found fatally shot in the chest on a street around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Carson City, Nev. -- Police found a man fatally shot at his home about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. A suspect was in custody.

Franklin Township, N.J. -- About 8:15 a.m. today, a 63-year-old man was found dead in the woods with a gunshot wound. Family members had been looking for him since Friday. A shotgun was found next to his body.

Irvine, Calif. -- A 27-year-old man and his 28-year-old fiancée were found shot to death in the man’s car on the top floor of a parking garage at their apartment complex. A passerby discovered the scene about 9:10 p.m. yesterday. Police are investigating the deaths as a double-homicide.

Newberry, Fla. -- A 21-year-old man was shot and killed after he twice barged into the home of his ex-girlfriend and their young child. He had a shotgun during the first incident, but was disarmed after a scuffle. When he returned with a handgun and pointed it at the homeowner, he was fatally shot several times by the homeowner and a 16-year-old in the house.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- Police responding to reports of shots-fired found two dead bodies about 9:10 a.m. yesterday.

Immokalee, Fla. -- A 20-year-old man was shot dead and another man wounded about 12:30 a.m. Saturday as they sat in a vehicle in a parking lot. The two became involved in an altercation with a male suspect who pulled out a weapon and shot then both. The wounded victim is in critical condition.

San Jose, Calif. -- Police found one person fatally shot and another wounded with non life-threatening injuries about 9:10 p.m. yesterday.

Richmond, Calif. -- A person was found shot to death near a park about 3 a.m. this morning.

Ewing, N.J. -- A 21-year-old woman died today after she was shot early Sunday when a gunman opened fire as she sat in her parked car with several other people. No one else in the car was hit.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 37-year-old man was shot in the stomach and grazed in the head after three males approached him behind a home about 11:20 p.m. yesterday and at least one of them opened fire. The victim’s condition was reported as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A male believed to be between 16 and 20 years old was found on a sidewalk shot in the neck about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Onamia, Minn. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the back at a casino parking lot on Thursday. He was treated and released from a local hospital. A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were later arrested.

Orlando, Fla. -- A suspected robber shot and wounded a 33-year-old man at an apartment yesterday. No report on the victim’s condition.

Philadelphia, Penn -- A 35-year-old man was found shot four times about 1:10 a.m. Saturday. The victim was struck twice in the arm, once in the leg, and once in the buttocks. He was listed in critical condition.

National City, Calif. -- A 17-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the torso about 5 p.m. yesterday. The injury was not considered life threatening.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A male showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound early yesterday morning. He was in critical but stable condition and expected to recover.

St. Louis, Mo. --A 20-year-old man was found in the middle of a street outside a church with a gunshot wound to his hip area around 1:30 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were not considered life threatening.

Pittsburgh, Penn. --A clerk at a convenience store was shot twice in the stomach during a robbery by two masked men about 1 p.m. yesterday.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 21-year-old man was shot about 1 a.m. yesterday, struck in the head by a bullet that came through the front door. A vehicle was heard speeding away. No word on the victim’s condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 21-year-old woman was shot in the chest about 6:15 a.m. yesterday. Her apartment door was open and she heard a man and a woman arguing. Several shots were fired and she felt a pain in her chest. No word on her condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Police found a 28-year-old man outside an apartment-complex parking-lot with gunshot wounds to his chest and legs about 6:30 a.m. this morning. His injuries were considered life-threatening.

Fort Myers, Fla.-- A man wearing a ski mask demanded cash and started shooting after entering a bar about 1:40 a.m. today. One patron was hit in the arm. The victim is expected to recover.

Concord, Calif. -- Two heavily intoxicated men were in the bar area of a restaurant about 1:50 a.m. this morning when one pulled out a gun and waved it wildly in the air. Both were later arrested after police pulled their vehicle over as they drove on a highway.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dallas Morning News, Florida Times-Union, The Forum of Fargo-Moorehead, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Las Vegas Sun, Oakland Tribune, The Oklahoman, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Diego Union-Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Star-Ledger, WINK-TV Fort Myers

Addendum for February 4, 2013

For Daily Kos Connecticut and Minnesota residents:

On January 15, Connecticut legislative leaders created a bipartisan task force on gun violence prevention and children's safety. The task force is going to review current law and make recommendations on potential legislation to prevent gun violence, enhance school security, and ensure the availability of mental health services in Connecticut.
You’ll find a list of Connecticut House and Senate legislators here:

http://www.ct.gov/....

I’m hoping you’ll contact your local Connecticut representatives and tell them to pass stronger gun laws.

You might even want to email (or FAX or snail-mail) them a week’s worth of “Another Day in the (Gun Crazy) U.S.A.” diaries. Then resend it once a week while they work on the task force. They need to know the gun slaughter goes on day after day after day.

Also, next week, Minnesota legislators will consider a ban on certain assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, tighter background checks and measures to keep guns out of the hands of felons are among the solutions legislators are looking at in the wake of a series of high-profile shootings across the country.

You’ll be able to find Minnesota House and Senate legislators here:
http://www.leg.state.mn.us/....

February 3, 2013 edition

Erwin, Tenn. -- A man shot and killed his wife, his two children, and himself at an apartment complex around 2 a.m. yesterday.

Boynton Beach, Fla. -- A father strangled his 11-year-old son and shot him multiple times, strangled his 12-year-old son, and then died after turning the gun on himself.

Glen Rose, Tex. -- Two men, ages 38 and 35, were shot and killed at a gun range about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. A 25-year-old man has been arrested.

East Chicago, Ind. -- A 25-year-old man in the driver’s seat of a car was shot and killed, and his 3-year-old son in the car’s child-restraint seat was wounded in the leg, while the man was stopped in front of his grandmother’s house. Police think the shooting might have been a case of mistaken identity.

Dallas, Tex. -- Two brothers, ages 18 and 22, were shot multiple times and killed on a street about 7 p.m. yesterday.

Baltimore, Md. -- One man was fatally shot and two men wounded about 3:35 a.m. yesterday.

Griffin, Ga. -- A 19-year-old man was fatally shot following a fight at a house party shortly after midnight this morning.

Whittier, Calif. -- A man believed in his mid-20s was found lying on a street shot to death about 4:55 p.m. Friday. A vehicle was seen speeding from the scene.

Houston, Tex. -- Two men were fighting in a home about 6:40 p.m. yesterday when one of them took out a gun and fatally shot the other man.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A male was fatally shot in the head and another male was wounded by a bullet in the abdomen while on a street about 2:15 a.m. today.

Memphis, Tenn. -- About 3 a.m. today, after several patrons in a crowded nightclub became involved in a fight, a woman pulled out a gun and began shooting, wounding four women, ages 22, 23, 26 and 32, and a 20-year-old man. The 22-year-old woman and the man were in critical condition; the others suffered non-critical wounds. Police are looking for the shooter.

Ashland, Ala. -- The  Ashland Police Chief was shot in the chest while off-duty about 5 p.m. yesterday. He is listed in stable condition. No other details were available.

Chicago, Ill. -- A struggle broke out after two armed intruders entered an apartment about 7 p.m. yesterday and a 53-year-old man was shot three times in the stomach. The suspects fled. The victim was in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man was robbed and then shot in the foot about 12:30 a.m. today.

Bridgeport, Conn. -- A 31-year-old who was shot in the lower back while in the back seat of a friend's car showed up at a local hospital about 6 p.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in serious condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man was shot and his car allegedly stolen around 10 p.m. yesterday. The victim was hit once in his left side and the bullet traveled through his arm into his chest. He was listed in critical condition.

East Ridge, Tenn. --A 26-year-old man was hit in the arm during a drive-by shooting yesterday afternoon.

Dumas, Tex. -- A 10-year-old boy brought a unloaded handgun to his elementary school. He wanted to show it to some fellow students.

Westmoreland County, Penn. -- A 49-year-old man shooting at a dumping site with two other people about 3 p.m. yesterday fired two shots at his stepson after he went to the location and stopped his vehicle about 10 feet away from the stepfather. Both shots hit the vehicle, one of them just missing the stepson’s head. The stepfather has been charged with attempted homicide.

Today’s sources: Associated Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Birmingham News, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Tennessean, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WSVN-TV Miami, WISH-TV Indianapolis.

February 2, 2013 edition

Houston, Tex. -- A man believed in his mid-30s was fatally shot in the doorway of his home about 8 p.m. yesterday when he heard someone at the door and opened it. His children were having a sleepover with friends at the time. Police believe the man knew the shooter.

Sauk Village, Ill. -- A 44-year-old man was found at his home with a gunshot wound to the chest yesterday. He was pronounced dead at a hospital at 4:44 p.m. Police are calling the shooting a homicide.

Baltimore, Md. -- One man was shot dead and two people were wounded about 3:30 p.m. today. No other details were available.

Oakland, Calif. -- An 18-year-old male is dead and three people -- a 17-year-old male and two women, ages 24 and 29 -- were wounded at a street festival about 10:50 p.m. yesterday. The two men were with a group that got into a confrontation with another group and that led to gunfire. The two women were innocent victims walking in the general area. None of the wounds were considered life-threatening.

Hialeah, Fla. -- A man was fatally shot about 5:20 p.m. yesterday. The incident started when four men, including the victim, argued inside a restaurant and the dispute moved outside. Shots were fired and the victim was struck and killed. The three other men fled in a car. Police believe all involved were acquaintances.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 21-year-old man was killed outside his home and a 22-year-old woman was wounded in a shooting incident about 10 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for suspects. No word on the woman’s condition.

Detroit, Mich. -- A 70-year-old high school coach for the girl’s basketball team shot two men after one of them attacked him and pulled out a gun as he walked two players to their cars in the school parking lot last night. The coach has a concealed pistol license and is reported to be a reserve police officer. One of the assailants died at the scene, the other is hospitalized.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Police found the body of a male in the area of an apartment complex about 4:30 a.m. today shortly after gunfire was reported.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man in his mid-20s found lying on a street about 9:30 p.m. yesterday died a short time later at the scene.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man found shot about 8:30 p.m. yesterday in the hallway of his apartment building died about 30 minutes later at a nearby hospital.

Clarksville, Tenn. -- Two men, one 27-years-old and the other of unknown age, suffered gunshot wounds to the leg during a party at an apartment about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The incident start when two men possibly known to some of the partygoers entered through an unlocked door carrying a handgun and a rifle. The men started yelling and firing shots before fleeing.

Granger Township, Ohio -- A 27-year-old man suspected in a series of burglaries fatally shot himself about 12:30 this morning while pursued by police.

Orange County, Fla. -- A man was shot in the leg on a street today after getting into a dispute with an acquaintance about 10 a.m. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Largo, Fla. -- A woman was shot in the neck Friday evening. Police have a male suspect in custody. The victim’s injuries were not considered life threatening.

Detroit, Mich. -- A man waiting at a bus stop shot and wounded another man who attempted to rob him. The assailant was hospitalized.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A college student was shot at a gym on campus about 5 p.m. yesterday after an argument over a pick-up basketball game. Four shots were fired and police are looking for two suspects. The victim was reported by paramedics to be alert, breathing and conscious.

Chicago, Ill. -- A woman who appeared to be in her early 20s was shot in the foot around 5 a.m. this morning. No word on her condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 30-year-old man was shot multiple times about 1:20 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two men, ages 19 and 20, were wounded in an alley about 11:30 p.m. yesterday when someone in a vehicle opened fire as the two walked home from a party. The 19-year-old was hit twice in the back. The 20-year-old was hit in the arm and stomach. Both were listed in stable condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the leg while on a street Friday evening. He has been hospitalized; no word on his condition.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 32-year-old woman driving on a highway with a 29-year-old male passenger were each shot and wounded when a vehicle pulled alongside and someone in the vehicle began firing. Both victims were listed in stable condition.

Metairie, La. -- A man was shot and wounded about 10:50 a.m. yesterday during a home invasion. The victim was hospitalized with injuries considered non life-threatening.

Minot, N.D. -- An 18-year-old man has been arrested for shooting at a 19-year-old man who was driving a vehicle about 12:40 a.m. this morning. The bullet struck the driver just below his eye. The injury was considered non life-threatening.

Seattle, Wash. -- A man in his mid-20s was shot and wounded in a grocery-store parking lot about 6 p.m. yesterday. Several men were arguing in a corner of the lot when one of them fired a gun, striking the victim in the chest.
No word on his condition.

Today’s sources: Associated Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oakland Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Seattle Police Blotter, Tampa Bay Times, The Tennessean, Times- Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WSVN-TV Miami, WXYZ-TV Detroit.

February 1, 2013 edition

Chicago, Ill. -- A 32-year-old woman was fatally shot as she drove on a highway entrance ramp sometime around 4 a.m. today. Police say another vehicle pulled alongside and fired 10 to 14 times. A female passenger in her vehicle was not injured.

Paterson, N.J. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot while sitting in a parked car about 10 p.m. yesterday. He was hit multiple times.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A man was found shot dead inside a parked vehicle about 8 a.m. today.

Hardin County, Tex. -- A 50-year-old man was fatally shot by the 22-year-old boyfriend of his 47-year-old estranged wife about 7:45 p.m. yesterday after he forced his way into her home and began arguing with the woman and choking her.

Edgewood, Md. -- A 17-year-old male was fatally shot and an 18-year-old male was wounded about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Police say the two were in a park when several assailants approached and opened fire, striking them both multiple times. The wounded victim is expected to survive

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Two gunmen walked into a pizza restaurant about 10 p.m. yesterday and fatally shot a 46-year-old man.

Miami, Fla. -- Police found two men shot dead in a car about 1:10 a.m. today.

Houston, Tex. -- A man was shot and killed as he walked along the side of a road about 5:50 a.m. today.

Dickinson, N.D. -- A 3-year-old was accidentally shot in the thigh while at a home yesterday afternoon.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the thigh about 6:50 p.m. yesterday. His condition is unknown.

Cleveland, Oh. -- A man believed to be about 35-years old was shot in the chest about 11:40 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Trenton, N.J. -- A 22-year-old man was shot in the stomach during an attempted robbery as he and a female companion sat in a car around 2:40 p.m. yesterday. He is expected to survive; the female was not injured. The shooter fled on foot.

Grand Prairie, Tex. -- A man who suffered a gunshot wound drove to a high school and asked for help. No word on his condition.

Palm Coast, Fla. -- A 31-year -old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg at an apartment complex about 11 p.m. Wednesday. His injuries were considered non-life threatening.

Altamonte Springs, Fla. -- Two men got into a struggle at an apartment-complex parking lot late yesterday and one of them fired a gun, grazing the second man in the head. Police are looking for the shooter. The victim was treated at a hospital and released.

West Miami, Fla. -- A 16-year-old girl was shot in the arm around 6 p.m. yesterday during an altercation that involved some people in a car and a homeowner. The teen was in the car. Police took one person into custody.

Port Allen, La. -- A 16-year-old boy brought a sawed-off shotgun into his high school today. Police confiscated the shotgun and arrested the teen.

Today’s sources: Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KFDM-TV Beaumont, Orlando Sentinel, Salt Lake Tribune, The Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times- Picayune, WAFB-TV Baton Rouge, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WSVN-TV Miami, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

January 31, 2013 edition

Kaufman, Tex. -- A 57-year-old assistant district attorney was shot multiple times and killed in the parking lot of the county courthouse about 9 a.m. this morning. Police are looking for two suspects believed to have fled in a car.

Oxnard, Calif. -- A man shot and killed the mother of his two young children and the woman’s mother at an apartment about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday before taking his own life with a gun. A neighbor said the woman was about eight-months pregnant. The couple was reportedly involved in a custody dispute.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest multiple times about 3:30 a.m. today. He was allegedly in a fight with several men when shots were fired.

Ypsilanti Township, Mich. -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot while sitting alone in a vehicle in the driveway of a friend's home about 10 p.m. Tuesday

Tucson, Ariz. -- A 26-year-old man was found fatally shot in a home about 9 a.m. yesterday. (Correction: In yesterday’s diary, the shooting location was incorrectly stated as Phoenix, Ariz.)

Washington, D.C. -- An adult male suffered a gunshot wound to the head while on a residential street about 1 p.m. today. The victim is in critical condition. The shooter fled in a car.

New Orleans, La. -- A 55-year-old man was found shot to death inside a residence this morning. His body had multiple gunshot wounds.

New Orleans, La. -- Police found a 34-year-old man fatally shot behind an elementary school around 4:10 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot several times. The aftercare program at the school was put on lockdown.

Mesa, Ariz. -- A 70-year-old man was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Police identified him as the man who opened fire in a Phoenix office building yesterday, killing a 48-year-old man. The shooter also wounded a 43-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman. The wounded man was in critical condition; the woman had injuries considered non-life-threatening.

Mission Ks. -- A 3-year-old child suffered a gunshot injury about 3 p.m. today. Police were interviewing the child's father, his fiancé, and their roommate. The weapon, a 9mm handgun, might have been left out, possibly for cleaning. The child’s condition was listed as critical.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A 14-year-old male student was shot and wounded outside a middle school about 1:50 p.m. today. The shooter, also a student at the school, was taken into custody. Police say the wounded boy might be discharged from the hospital this evening.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two men, ages 19 and 37, were shot and wounded late yesterday when someone approached them on foot as they sat in a car and opened fire.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg and groin on a porch about 8 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 43-year-old man was shot about 9 p.m. He was in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill.  -- A man was found wounded with a gunshot to the head around 10:45 p.m. yesterday. No report on his condition. Police are looking for a suspect.

Cromwell, Conn. -- A man in his 20s was shot in the upper body at a condominium complex about 3:30 p.m. today. The alleged shooter is a 50-year-old man who police believe lives at the complex. The victim’s injuries are non-life threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man was found shot in the leg outside a housing complex about 2:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man believed about 35-years old was shot in the chest around 11:40 p.m. yesterday. No report on his current condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- Three men, ages 19, 30, and 32, were wounded around 12:45 p.m. today when someone drove by and fired shots. The 19-year-old was in critical condition; the other two were treated for graze wounds. Some of the shots penetrated a nearby house, but no one there was hit.

Today’s sources: Arizona Daily Star, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, KABC - TV, KCTV - TV Kansas City, Los Angeles, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, New York Post, Reuters, Times-Picayune, Washington Post, WFSB - TV Hartford.

January 30, 2013 edition

Boaz, Ala. -- A 30-year-old man was accidentally shot dead while playing a game of quick-draw with several people at an automotive shop last Thursday. The gun, a .40-caliber Glock, was thought to be unloaded.

Midland City, Ala. -- Yesterday, a 65-year-old man fatally shot a 66-year-old school bus driver before taking a 6-year-old boy from the bus as a hostage and retreating to an underground bunker on his property. Police have been negotiating with the man for about 24 hours by talking through a pipe that goes into the bunker.

Autaugaville, Ala. -- A man was killed in a hunting accident Monday evening. His body was found by members of his hunting party after an afternoon of hunting. It appears the man’s firearm accidentally discharged due to some sort of issue with his tree stand.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot and a 16-year-old boy was wounded about 2:20 p.m. yesterday while hanging out with friends at a park shortly after completing their high-school exams. Police say 10 to 12 teens were under a canopy during a rainstorm when a male opened fire as he ran toward the group. The shooter then fled in a car. The boy was in serious condition. Last week the girl had performed as a majorette with the school’s band and drill-team at the inauguration of President Obama.

Parsippany, N.J. -- On Monday, a 46-year-old retired police officer fatally shot his 43-year-old wife before killing himself with a self-inflicted gunshot.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- Police responding to reports of gunshots at a home about 4:20 p.m. yesterday found two women and a man dead and another man wounded. The wounded man is in critical condition. Police believe a domestic dispute led to the shooting.

Waldorf, Md. -- Police called to a house about 8:20 p.m. yesterday found a woman dead who had apparently turned a gun on herself after shooting and critically wounded her husband. Both are believed to be in their 60s. The man is in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was found fatally shot about 8 a.m. yesterday. He had suffered a gunshot wound to his head.

New Orleans, La. -- A 23-year-old man was shot and killed and a 23-year-old man wounded when they were standing outside a house and someone opened fire. The wounded man was in critical condition.

Harris County, Tex. -- A man thought to be in his mid-40s was found fatally shot about 9 p.m. yesterday. Police responded when someone reported neighbors fighting.

Newark, N.J. -- A man was found fatally shot on a sidewalk near a shuttered public-housing complex before dawn this morning.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Police say a 63-year-old man was shot to death in a home around 7 p.m. yesterday. No suspects are in custody.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 19-year-old male found shot about 4:20 yesterday later died at a hospital. The victim was driving a car with four passengers and had stopped at a stop sign when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire. Only the victim was hit.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A man found fatally shot about 12:25 p.m. Monday had multiple gunshot wounds to his abdomen. The shooter fled in a car.

Chester County, S.C. -- A 59-year-old woman was fatally shot at a home. Two people are in custody for questioning related to the shooting.

Malden, Mass. -- A 39-year-old man was shot and killed near a store about 1 p.m. yesterday. Neighbors heard about seven gunshots.

Kansas City, Mo. -- Two people were found fatally shot on a street about 12:30 p.m. today. Police are looking for a man with a handgun seen running from the scene.

Madison County, Ind. -- A 22-year-old man was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds about 3 a.m. yesterday morning. A 45-year-old man was arrested.

Phoenix, Ariz. -- A man thought to be in his 60s walked into an office building about 10:45 a.m. today and shot three people before fleeing. One victim was reported in extremely critical condition, the other victims have injuries considered non-life threatening.

Altamonte Springs, Fla. -- A man was shot and wounded near an apartment complex late Tuesday. Police are looking for two gunman they think knew the victim.

Sanford, Fla. -- A man was grazed in the head by a bullet at an apartment complex about 6:30 p.m. yesterday.

Anchorage, Alaska -- A man was shot several times inside an apartment around 5 p.m. yesterday. The gunman fled in a vehicle. The victim reportedly has life-threatening injuries.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A man was shot shortly after 9 p.m. yesterday. He condition is unknown.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 19-year-old man was shot near a bus transfer station around 7:15 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Two men in their late-teens or early 20s were shot while in a parking lot outside a store about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. As many as four suspects ran from the scene after the incident. The victims are expected to survive.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- About 8 p.m. yesterday, a 47-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were robbed at gunpoint and then each shot several times. Both were reported in stable condition. The suspect used a semiautomatic pistol.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 32-year-old man was shot and wounded on a street about 7 p.m. No word on his condition.

Fredericksburg, Va. -- Two men, ages 29 and 26, we each shot in the leg after a fight broke out at a club and shots were fired as patrons exited the building about 1:50 a.m. yesterday.

Plymouth, Mass. -- A police officer’s .357 revolver is missing after he inadvertently left it in a courthouse bathroom. The officer was at lunch when he realized his gun was missing, but it was gone by the time he returned to the bathroom. Police swept the courthouse and surrounding grounds but it was not found.

Today’s sources: Anchorage Daily News, CBS News, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Florida Times-Union; Fredericksburg police log, Houston Chronicle, KCTV Kansas City, KNXV-TV Phoenix, Las Vegas Sun, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, The (Newark) Star-Ledger, Orlando Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times- Picayune, Washington Post, WHDH-TV Boston, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSOC-TV Charlotte

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Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 02:18 PM PST.

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

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