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February 9, 2013 edition

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Houston, Tex. -- The owner of a coffee bar and game room, believed to be in his late 40s, was shot and killed about 3:30 p.m. yesterday when he pulled out a handgun and fired at two armed men attempting to rob him. The would be robbers fled, although police believe they might be wounded.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A 22-year-old-man died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon after being found shot and unconscious in a car stopped at a traffic signal light.

Fort Washington, Md. -- A 27-year-old man was brought to a fire station fatally shot about 12:20 a.m. yesterday.

Reno, Nev. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed and another person was grazed in the head after a drive-by shooting about 2 p.m. Friday.

Parma, Ohio -- A 29-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning a handgun at his home about 11:30 p.m. on January 25. The bullet went through the man’s hand, then it continued on through a window and into the ground in his yard.

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- A woman entering the passenger seat of her boyfriend’s vehicle early today knocked his loaded handgun off the seat and onto the floor where it discharged and sent a bullet through both of her calves. The wounds are non-life-threatening.

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the chest and arm with an antique shotgun about 2:40 a.m. yesterday, causing a minor injury.

Fayetteville, Ark -- A student in the break room of a campus radio station at a university was shot in the hand about 12:30 p.m. yesterday when he was showing a gun to another student and it accidentally went off.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the leg yesterday about 10 a.m. Police say the injury appeared to be non-life-threatening.

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- A 20-year-old man trying to rob another 20-year-old at an apartment complex around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday resulted in an exchange of gunfire that left both men wounded. No report on the condition of either man. The assailant faces charges of attempted murder and armed robbery.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A man in his late 20s suffered a gunshot wound to his leg about 12:20 a.m. today. His injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A man in his late teens was shot in the abdomen at 2:45 a.m. today. His injuries were considered non-life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 18-year-old man was shot in the leg while on a street about 6 p.m. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man showed up at a hospital about 11:45 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound in the hand. His condition was not reported.

Chicago, Ill. -- A male was shot and wounded overnight. No report on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man was shot in the arm around 8 p.m. No report on his condition.

Phoenix, Ariz. -- A 35-year-old man was shot and wounded in the parking lot of a veteran’s club about 1:40 a.m. today when a car drove up and a male passenger in his 20s got out and shot the man several times. The victim was reported in critical condition.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A man was shot multiple times while on a street about 4:30 a.m. today. His condition was listed as serious but stable. Police are looking for a suspect.

East Ridge, Tenn. -- About 4:30 a.m. today, a man shot and wounded his 34-year-old former boyfriend who was breaking into his home. Sometime earlier, when the two had words at a big-box department store, the ex-boyfriend had threaten to come to his home and kill the man. No word on his condition.

New York, N.Y. -- About 3 p.m. Thursday, a 13-year-old boy used a 9 mm handgun to shoot across a street at a 14-year-old boy who had recently jumped him. No one was hit. The boy was expected to be held at juvenile detention facility.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A gunfight erupted outside an elementary school Thursday morning. The incident began as a woman dropped off her young children and was approached by the children's 35-year-old father. The parents began to argue and when the man pushed her, the woman stabbed him in the arm. He then retrieved a handgun from his car and fired four shots at the woman. That prompted a 19-year-old man who was with the woman to pull out a gun and return fire. Both shooters were arrested.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A man was shot and wounded in the parking lot of a restaurant about 7:20 p.m. yesterday after he was approached by three man in ski masks demanding money. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Today’s sources: ArkansasMatters.com, Birmingham News, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Colorado Springs Police Blotter, Houston Chronicle, KNXV-TV Phoenix, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, New York Post, Times- Picayune, Tampa Bay Times, Washington Post, WISH-TV Indianapolis

Addendum for February 9, 2013

If you want to reduce this daily slaughter, please support President Obama’s effort to enact common sense gun control legislation. You can get more information here:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/...

February 8, 2013 edition

Cape Girardeau, Mo. -- A 43-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were found fatally shot late yesterday. Both victims were shot several times. Police found a man hiding in a nearby alley and arrested him after a foot chase.

Kokomo, Ind. -- A 21-year-old woman was found shot dead in a home about 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 16-year-old girl was fatally shot multiple times in the back yard of her home about 12:10 a.m. today. The girl’s father found her after he went to her bedroom to check on her after hearing gunshots outside the house. A 16-year-old boy who knew the girl was arrested in connection with the shooting.

Avondale, Ariz. -- Police found a man shot to death in a home around 9 p.m. yesterday. Police are searching for the suspect.

Bend, Or. -- A 47-year-old man was accidentally shot in the stomach by his 48-year-old wife when a .22-caliber handgun fell out of her pocket and fired when it hit the floor while they were in a fast-food restaurant yesterday along with about 15 other patrons. The victim was listed in serious condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man and woman were shot on a street by a gunman about 11:30 p.m. yesterday. The man was hit multiple times and his condition was reported as life-threatening. The woman was shot in the foot; her condition was not reported.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 29-year-old man was shot in the lower abdomen at a bar about 2 a.m. today. He was in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Four men -- an 18-year-old, a 41-year-old, and two 28-year-olds -- were wounded by gunfire about 3:15 p.m. yesterday while standing in the doorway of a corner grocery store near a bus stop when two vehicles pulled up and shots were fired from both of them. The 18-year-old's condition was listed as stabilized, the others are in good condition.

Horn Lake, Tenn. -- Two male teenagers, ages 15 and 18, were shot and wounded by a 20-year-old male about 6 p.m. yesterday. Two groups of teens and young adults began exchanging words when the suspect, who was with one of the groups, pulled out a gun and began shooting. Both victims were reported to have non-critical wounds.

Nampa, Idaho -- A 43-year-old man saw a male stranger in his friend's backyard and went outside to confront him. A struggle ensued and the man was stabbed and then shot in the leg with his own gun before the attacker ran away. It was not clear who fired the gun during the struggle.

New Orleans, La. -- Two men were each shot several times on a street about 7 p.m. yesterday. The wounds did not appear life-threatening.

Detroit, Mich. -- A 72-year-old woman was shot during a home invasion about 5 a.m. today. A 23-year-old man was found nearby and arrested. The victim was listed in temporary serious condition.

Deltona, Fla. -- Two students, ages 16 and 17, were arrested yesterday at their high school after officials found a handgun in the 16-year-old's backpack. The gun belonged to the 17-year-old who said it was for protection from neighbors who had threatened him.

Newton, N.J. -- A man was shot in the shoulder inside his home about 2:20 a.m. today.

Today’s sources: Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, KNXV-TV Phoenix, Kokomo Tribune, Memphis Commercial Appeal, nj.com, The Oregonian, Orlando Sentinel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times- Picayune, WISH-TV Indianapolis.

Addendum for February 8, 2013

If you want to reduce this daily slaughter, please call, write, 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 7, 2013 edition

Forest Meadows, Calif. -- A 54-year-old man shot and killed his 17-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter with a Glock 9mm handgun before turning the weapon on himself late last week.

Plymouth, Wis. -- A 59-year-old woman found dead in a barn about 8:30 a.m. yesterday was apparently shot by a male neighbor who later shot and wounded himself. He was listed in critical condition.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- A former Los Angeles police officer wanted for the murder of a man and woman last Sunday has allegedly shot and killed a Riverside, Calif. police officer and wounded police officers from Riverside and Los Angeles. A manhunt is underway.

O’Fallon, Mo. -- A 55-year-old woman was found dead at a home about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. She had been shot multiple times in the head. Police are looking for her 63-year-old ex-boyfriend.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 46-year-old man was fatally shot while driving on a city street in what might have been a case of road rage. He was found in the driver’s seat of a crashed pickup about 7:50 p.m. Police are looking for a vehicle seen following the man.

Sandpoint, Idaho -- A confrontation of some sort about 6 p.m. Wednesday has left a 36-year-old man fatally shot and a 35-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his arm. No word on the condition of the wounded man.

Granite Falls, N.C. -- A shooting about 6:30 p.m. today has left one person dead. Police are questioning a person of interest.

Houston, Tex. -- A man found shot and lying on the ground outside an apartment complex about midnight last night later died at a hospital. He had been shot several times.

Cleveland, Oh. -- A 22-year-old man was shot and killed about 8:40 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot several times

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 23-year-old man is dead after he was shot at least once in the chest in a second-floor apartment Wednesday night.

Washington, D.C. -- A security guard was shot when a 28-year-old man armed with a 9 mm handgun entered the headquarters of a lobbying group and began verbally expressing opposition to the organization’s policies. The guard and others nearby managed to subdue the intruder until police arrived. He was listed in stable condition.

Plainfield, Ind. -- A man was shot at an apartment complex Wednesday night. Police later pulled over a car matching the description of a vehicle spotted leaving the scene. No word on the victim’s condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot multiple times around 11 a.m. yesterday.
No report on the man's condition.

Buena Vista Township, Mich. -- A 5-year-old boy and his 46-year-old grandfather were shot during a robbery about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A man approached the grandfather and his wife in the driveway of a home and demanded money before opening fire, striking the grandfather. One of the bullets went through a wall of the house and struck the boy in the leg. The boy was hospitalized. The grandfather was treated at a hospital and released.

Camarillo, Calif. -- A 22-year-old male was injured by gunfire. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Little Rock, Ark. -- One person was reported shot at an apartment complex today. Police are searching for a suspect. No other details are available.

Miami, Fla. -- A robber yanked a gold chain off the neck of an 82-year-old man sitting in his front yard yesterday morning before shooting him in the leg and fleeing. No word on the victim’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man was shot in the back of his thigh about 6:55 p.m. yesterday. He had exchanged words with three others when one of the three opened fire with a handgun. The victim was in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Orlando, Fla. -- Two people were shot and wounded after someone opened fire and sprayed their vehicle as they drove away from a nightclub about 4:50 a.m. this morning. The injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Tempe, Ariz. -- Five schools were put on lockdown while police searched for a suspect who fired shots at a car on the freeway in an apparent road-rage incident about 1:20 p.m. today. Police have one person in custody and are looking for another.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A 15-year-old high school student was arrested for bringing a loaded handgun to school in his backpack.

Today’s sources: Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC - TV Los Angeles, KNXV-TV Phoenix, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times- Picayune, Washington Post, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSVN-TV Miami

Addendum for February 7, 2013

If you want to reduce this daily slaughter, please call, write, 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 6, 2013 edition

Denver, Colo. -- Police called to a home about 6:55 a.m. this morning discovered a 23-year-old mother had shot her three children, killing two of them - a boy just under 2-years old and a 6-year-old girl -- before fatally shooting herself. A 3-year-old girl was in critical condition.

Detroit, Mich. -- A 64-year-old man was shot dead and a 58-year-old man wounded about 10 p.m. last night when someone pulled out a gun and fired shots. The suspect fled. The wounded victim was in stable condition.

Sonoma County, Calif. -- A man found his brother and two other men shot to death at a cabin at about 3:15 p.m. yesterday.

Akron, Ohio -- A 27-year-old man was shot and killed and his 21-year-old brother was wounded during a shooting inside their home shortly after noon yesterday. The wounded man was listed in serious condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- The owner of a deli, a 55-year-old man, shot and killed a 19-year-old attempting to rob the store about 6 p.m. yesterday. The teenager went to the cash register with a 9 mm handgun and fired two shots at the owner’s wife. At that point, the owner came out from the back of the store with a 9 mm handgun and shot the assailant in the chest.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A man appearing to be in his late 30s walked into a cell phone store and told employees he had been shot. He is expected to survive.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- Two people were shot and critically wounded at a movie theater lobby shortly after midnight today. Police say a fight that began in a foyer escalated into a shooting.

Stanwood, Wash. -- An 87-year-old male resident of an assisted-living facility fired two shots at a 57-year-old male supervisor about 3 p.m. Monday at the facility. One of the shots struck the supervisor in the stomach. The resident said he had been bullied by the victim. The supervisor was released from the hospital yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the arm and back as he sat in his car about 11:30 p.m. yesterday. He said a car pulled up and someone got out and opened fire. The victim is in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 30s showed up at a hospital with a bullet wound in the stomach. He was on a street about 5:30 p.m. yesterday when he heard shots and felt pain. No report on his condition.

San Antonio, Tex. -- A deputy was shot twice by a 38-year-old man as the officer and four other deputies tried to serve the man with felony warrants at a house about 6 p.m. Tuesday. The deputy was reported alert as he was taken to a hospital.

Clarkston, Ga. -- A 19-year-old male clerk at a video store was shot and wounded during a robbery attempt Tuesday night. The bullet struck him in the arm and traveled to his abdomen. He was in critical condition.

Gresham, Or. -- A 30-year-old walking in a park was shot in his upper chest during a robbery attempt about 10 p.m. yesterday.

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- A deputy U.S. marshal at a county sheriff's shooting range was injured this morning when a weapon pointed his way was accidentally fired. He was treated at a local hospital for injuries described as minimal.

Woodbury, N.J. -- A detective was wounded when his service weapon accidentally went off in the parking lot of the county superior court building about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. The detective was hospitalize with injuries considered non life-threatening.

Hatfield Township, Penn. -- An Upper Gwynedd Township police sergeant who was training at a firing range accidentally shot himself in the foot while withdrawing his service weapon from its holster about 10:45 a.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Newington, Conn. -- A mother was arrested after she allegedly pulled out a .380 semiautomatic handgun and threatened another mother at a children's restaurant. The incident began when the two exchanged words after the woman’s 5-year-old son pushed the other woman’s 2-year-old daughter off a ride. No one was hurt.

Orlando, Fla. -- An 18-year-old man shot at a group of teenagers because they were talking to his ex-girlfriend. Police said he fired about four rounds after threatening the teens about 5 p.m. yesterday near an apartment complex. The man was arrested. No one was injured.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Detroit News, Houston Chronicle, KUSA-TV Denver, Las Vegas Sun, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times

Addendum for February 6, 2013

If you want to reduce this daily slaughter, please call, write, 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 5, 2013 edition

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.

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Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:44 PM PST.

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

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