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March 23, 2013 edition

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Orlando, Fla. -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 12-year-old brother at their home about 2:20 p.m. yesterday.

Quantico, Va. -- A marine fatally shot two other marines at a base-barracks and later used a gun to kill himself.

North Little Rock, Ark. -- A 31-year-old man was found on a street fatally shot Tuesday night.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- On Tuesday, after brandishing a gun outside a home, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot by a 32-year-old neighbor.

Jacksonville, Fla. --A man in his early 20s was shot and killed by another man about the same age around 9:30 p.m. yesterday at an apartment complex after the two had argued earlier in a bar.

Kansas City, Mo. -- Two gunmen entered a house about 11 p.m. Thursday and shot four university students. A 23-year-old man was killed. One of the survivors has critical injuries, the other two have minor injuries.

Arlington, Tex. -- Police responding to a call at a home about 11 p.m. Thursday found a man fatally shot.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A man shot four people in an apartment about 4 p.m. yesterday. One of those shot, a 28-year-old man, has died from his wounds. A 62-year-old woman was in serious but stable condition, a 24-year-old man was in critical condition, and a 40-year-old man suffered a graze wound. Police have arrested a suspect.

Loon Lake, Ore. -- About 10:45 p.m. Thursday, a 73-year-old man was found dead in his home from an apparent gunshot wound.

Pottstown, Penn. -- A 27-year-old man was shot and killed outside a bar about 2:15 a.m. Friday.

New Orleans, La. -- A 3-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the hand by a 37-year-old man about 6 p.m. yesterday. The man was arrested. No word on the boy’s condition.

Apex, N.C. -- A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg about 2 p.m. Thursday after finding a loaded gun inside the unlocked glove box of a car parked outside his home. The car belonged to a family friend who was visiting. The boy and his 3-year-old brother went outside to play and found the gun. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Gastonia, N.C. --  A student at a college’s basic law-enforcement training-class was accidentally shot in the hip about 4 p.m. yesterday when an instructor was assisting another student who was having a problem with a handgun and it accidentally discharged

Columbus, Ohio -- Someone was accidentally shot in the abdomen outside a bar last night.

Garland County, Ark. -- Police found a 26-year-old man with several gunshot wounds and lying on the side of the road after two men robbed him outside of a friend's house on Thursday night. No word on his condition.

Huntsville, Ala. --  A man was shot and wounded while sitting in his vehicle about 1:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Huntsville, Ala. --  About 8 p.m. yesterday, a man was shot and wounded by someone at his former girlfriend’s house after he went there to retrieve property and got into an altercation.

Akron, Ohio -- A 20-year-old man was shot and wounded about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. His injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Charlotte, N.C. -- One person was shot while on a street about 3 a.m. today.
Police report the injuries were potentially life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man showed up at a hospital about 8:15 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound to his side. He was reported in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 26-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the thigh while on a street about 6 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two people were shot and wounded while on a street about 3:30 p.m. today. The shooter fled in a car. One of the victims was reported in extremely critical condition; the other was in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man was shot and wounded while walking his dog about 2:30 a.m. today. He was struck in the back and arm. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was shot in the chest while on a street about 5:30 a.m. today. He was listed in critical condition.

Bridgeport, Conn. -- Three people were shot and wounded outside a bar about 1:30 a.m. today. A 24-year-old man was struck in the abdomen, a 24-year-old woman was struck in the thigh, and a 27-year-old woman was struck in the leg. The man was listed in serious condition. No word on the condition of the two women.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- Two persons in their late teens or early 20s were shot and wounded about 11 p.m. Thursday after a confrontation between two groups on a street corner. The victims reportedly had non life-threatening injuries.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 35-year-old male employee was wounded in the hand when shots were fired through a door into a closed tavern around 3 a.m. today. Police know the suspect and are looking for him.

San Francisco, Calif. -- Three men in their 20s were shot and wounded about 1:15 a.m. today after being involved in an argument at a nightclub. One man, shot in the torso, was in critical condition. The other two victims have injuries considered non life-threatening.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A 17-year-old high school student was discovered to have brought a loaded gun to school.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Albuquerque Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, WFAA-TV Dallas, WRAL-TV Raleigh, WSYX Columbus, WSOC-TV Charlotte

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March 22, 2013
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March 21, 2013 edition

Brunswick, Ga. -- A mother is wounded and her infant child is dead after they were approached by an unknown suspect and shot while on a morning walk about 9 a.m. today. The gunman fled on foot and a manhunt is underway. The woman’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Jefferson County, Ala. -- A 30-year-old woman and her 3-year-old daughter were found fatally shot and her 5-year-old boy was found shot and wounded inside their apartment about 11:30 a.m. yesterday. Earlier in the morning, the woman’s 30-year-old boyfriend and father of the two children was found dead in a parked car from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police have described the shootings as a murder-suicide. The boy was reported in critical condition.

Southgate, Mich. -- A middle-school student apparently committed suicide this morning in a school bathroom using a handgun that belonged to a family member.

Dallas, Tex. -- Police responding to a call at an apartment complex about 9:20 p.m. yesterday came upon an apparent murder-suicide scene outside the building when they found a 23-year-old woman fatally shot and a 36-year-old man wounded from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. The two have a child together. No word on the man’s condition.

San Diego, Calif. -- A 19-year-old female sailor died this morning after she was found earlier with a gunshot wound aboard an amphibious assault ship. The Navy has not yet provided more details.

Anaheim, Calif. -- Around 7 a.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old woman was found fatally shot next to a vehicle inside a parking garage on the lower level of an apartment complex. Neighbors saw two men running from near the scene about an hour before the woman’s body was found.

Prairie Village, Kan. -- A man armed with a gun and threatening suicide took his own life yesterday afternoon after a two-hour police standoff

San Antonio, Tex. -- Two men, ages 76 and 45, and a 67-year-old woman were found fatally shot this morning in what police were calling a double murder and suicide.

Shawnee, Okla. -- Police found a woman fatally shot in her home about 6:30 a.m. this morning. She was hit by bullets multiple times The woman’s husband has been arrested.

Washington, D.C. -- A man was fatally shot in the head about 2:50 a.m. today. Police are trying to determine if the victim might have been involved in an argument or fight at a nearby bar or nightclub.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- Police responding to a call concerning a dispute found a person fatally shot about 11:30 p.m. yesterday.

Maypearl, Tex. -- Two teenagers shot and killed themselves after fleeing a house they were trying burglarize when the homeowners thwarted the break-in. After an exchange of gunfire with the homeowners, one of the suspects was found dead in a nearby field, the other was found dead in a pick-up truck. Both had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Chicago, Ill. -- Seven people -- all between the ages of 19 and 36, were shot and wounded during music party at an entertainment center after a fight broke out and three gunmen opened fire about 1 a.m. today. Police were not certain if one or more of the gunmen might be among the wounded. No word on the condition of the wounded.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 47-year-old man was shot in the head and wounded while sitting in his car about 12:30 a.m. today. He was having a conversation with a man standing outside the car when that man suddenly pulled a gun and shot the victim. He was reported in critical condition.

Arlington, Va. -- A man walking home about 8:30 p.m. yesterday was shot after a suspect approached him and demanded money at gunpoint. The gunman fled with an undetermined amount of money. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Two window repair men arriving at a home for a scheduled visit were shot and wounded by the homeowner who apparently thought they were intruders. One of the men suffered a graze wound; the other man’s injury was considered non life-threatening.

Poinciana, Fla. -- Two people were shot and wounded about 8 p.m. Monday. Police are looking for the suspect who opened fire on the two. The victims were reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

Seattle, Wash. -- A man on a street was shot in the face about 6 a.m. today. Police say the victim was alert and conscious during transport to a hospital. They are looking for the shooter.

Orlando, Fla. -- After receiving a tip, police discovered that a 12-year-old middle-school student brought a semi-automatic 9 mm MAC-10 pistol loaded with 30 cartridges into school in his backpack. The boy was arrested. Police say a criminal charge could be filed against someone else if an adult left the weapon unsecured.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Oklahoman, Orlando Sentinel, San Diego Union Tribune, Seattle Times, Washington Post, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WTLV-TV Jacksonville
 

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March 20, 2013 edition

Baltimore, Md. -- Three people -- two 20-year-old women and a 21-year-old man -- were found fatally shot at a home about 9:15 a.m. yesterday. Police are looking for at least one suspect.

Allentown, Penn. -- About 1 p.m. yesterday, on the hospice floor of a hospital, a man shot and killed his wife and then used the gun to kill himself.

Manokotak, Alaska -- The Village Public Safety Officer, a 54-year-old man, was shot and killed Tuesday. A 42-year-old man is in custody.

DeSoto, Tex. -- A 40-year-old man shot and killed his 37-year-old estranged wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher and then fatally shot himself after breaking into her mother’s home about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. The couple’s divorce had just been finalized. The wife had filed a restraining order against the man in October.

Lake Los Angeles, Calif. -- A man in his 40s was shot and killed by a 58-year-old next-door neighbor last night after the two had been drinking in the victim’s garage and then got into an argument. The victim’s 14-year-old daughter and another daughter of unknown age were at home at the time.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man in his 20s was found fatally shot outside an apartment complex about 4:15 p.m. yesterday. The gunman fled. The victim was having a dispute with the gunman just before shots were fired.

Houston, Tex. -- A 32-year-old man was shot and killed when he surprised three teenagers in his garage trying to steal his car just after midnight Monday. Two of the three have been caught.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest about 12:30 a.m. yesterday when at least four masked men burst into a house and demanded money. Five children and three other adults were at home at the time. No one else was injured. The invaders fled. No arrests yet.

Seattle, Wash. -- About 1:30 a.m. today, police found a man fatally shot and a second man wounded in a car with the engine running while in the front yard of a house. A vehicle was spotted leaving the scene about the time of the shooting. The wounded man was listed in critical condition.

Monument, Colo. -- A 58-year-old man was shot and killed when he answered the front door of his home about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. Police were searching for the gunman.

Pine Hills, Fla. -- A 4-year-old boy is in the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the face while at home about 9:30 a.m. today. The child was listed in critical but stable condition and was expected to survive.

Morgantown, Ind. -- A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach with a handgun he found at the home of a relative about 6 p.m. Sunday. No word on his condition.

Greensboro, N.C. -- Police responding to a call about 5 p.m. yesterday found two victims -- a father and son -- injured in an apparent accidental shooting. Their injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Cedar Falls, Iowa -- A 22-year-old male convenience-store clerk accidentally shot himself in the hand while pulling a gun from his pants while at work Monday night. No customers were in the store at the time and no one else was injured.

Akron, Ohio -- A 41-year-old man was in his house playing cards with friends about 1:30 a.m. Monday when a masked man burst in and opened fire at him. He was struck in the leg. The gunman fled. The victim’s injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was shot in the shoulder yesterday about 9:45 p.m. after he answered a doorbell and got into a struggle with three people trying to push their way inside. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy showed up at a hospital about 2:40 a.m. today after suffering a graze wound to the neck while sitting in a vehicle. Police say shots were fired from a vehicle that pulled up to the victim’s vehicle. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 33-year-old man showed up at a hospital about 5:15 a.m. today with a gunshot wound to the thigh. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Berwyn, Ill. -- A man in his 30s was shot in the face after two men broke into his apartment about 10 a.m. yesterday. The intruder fled. Police think the victim might have known them. No word on the victim’s condition.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 22-year-old man sitting in a vehicle was wounded Monday when a shot fired through the rear window of the vehicle struck him in the back of his head. A 55-year-old man has been arrested. No word on the victim’s  condition.

Dallas, Tex. -- Someone was shot at a pool hall about 2:30 a.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were considered not-serious. Police have arrested a suspect.

Washington, D.C. -- Two intruders got into an apartment and shot a man and woman during an attempted burglary early Tuesday. No word on their condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- As they struggled to shut a restaurant door that a gunman was trying to open, three men -- ages 22, 21, and 19 -- were shot when the gunman fired through the door about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. The shooter fled. All three victims were reported in stable condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was grazed by a bullet while on a street this afternoon. No word on the victim’s condition.

Dallas, Tex. -- When a car almost backed into another vehicle at a convenience store, the two occupants of the vehicle tossed a brick through the driver-side window of the car. The two assailants then followed the car and fired twice at the car’s occupants when they stopped at an elementary school. Police arrested the assailants.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Albuquerque Journal,
 Anchorage Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, News & Record (Greensboro), Orlando Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WHO-TV Des Moines, WMC-TV Memphis

March 19, 2013 edition
No report filed

March 18, 2013 edition

Calumet City, Ill. -- A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot about 8:50 p.m. yesterday. She was hit several times. No other information was available.

Sterling, Va. -- A teenager who had been drinking and was relatively new to a neighborhood apparently entered a house two-doors down from his own by mistake about 2:30 a.m. today and was shot and killed by the startled homeowner. Friends had dropped the victim off at the wrong home as it looked similar to the teenager’s residence. Police are not yet sure how he got into the neighbor’s house.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 46-year-old man lying on a first-floor couch while visiting a home was killed when the homeowner, who was upstairs and handling a gun, accidentally fired the weapon and the bullet went through the floor and struck the victim about 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 20-year-old man was found in a car fatally shot in the chest about 4:30 a.m. today.

Daytona Beach, Fla. -- A 30-year-old man was fatally shot while riding his bicycle about a block from his apartment complex about 5:30 a.m. yesterday.

Orlando, Fla. -- Police arriving at a university dorm-room about 12:20 a.m. today found a man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Also found were an assault weapon, a handgun, and improvised explosive devices. The school said there was no immediate threat, however, as a precaution, 500 students were evacuated from the dorm and all classes at the school were canceled until noon today.

Williston, N.D. -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot outside a bar about 1 a.m. Saturday. Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect.

Houston, Tex. -- When police pulled over a man who had been driving erratically about midnight last night, the man shot and wounded an officer. The officer’s partner returned fire, killing the man. The wounded officer’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- A 35-year-old man walking on a street near his residence was fatally shot about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Vallejo, Calif. -- Police responding to reports of gunfire at a house about 5:20 p.m. yesterday found an elderly man fatally shot inside a detached garage. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

New Orleans, La. -- A 47-year-old man was found fatally shot in the head about 7:25 p.m. yesterday.

New Orleans, La. -- A 27-year-old man was found shot to death and lying in the middle of a street about 10 p.m. yesterday. He had several bullet wounds.

New Orleans, La. -- A 19-year-old male was found shot to death inside his home about 3 a.m. today.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 27-year-old man was found fatally shot in a vehicle around 11:15 a.m. yesterday. He had multiple bullet wounds.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 29-year-old man was found fatally shot in a vehicle around 9:30 p.m. yesterday. He had bullet wounds to the face and neck.

Opelika, Ala. -- A 29-year-old man was fatally shot about 9 p.m. yesterday. He was struck in the abdomen. Witnesses saw a vehicle speed from the area.

Crystal Township, Mich. -- Two men, ages 23 and 18, were disassembling their guns at a home Saturday evening when the older man’s handgun he thought was unloaded accidentally discharged and struck the younger man in the leg. No word on the victim’s condition.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A  police officer was shot in the lower back while responding to an alleged assault last night. The officer was reported in good condition. Police are looking for the shooter.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Two men were wounded while standing with a group of people in a front yard of a home about 9 p.m. last night when a car pulled up and 18 shots were fired from the car. The suspects then fled the scene. One of the victims suffered a gunshot wound to the back and in critical condition but expected to survive. The other victim had three graze wounds to his back and one to the posterior.

Birmingham, Ala. -- Police say a young male was shot at a busy park about 7 p.m. yesterday. At this point they are unsure if the victim was a target or an innocent bystander. No word on his condition.

Anderson, Ind. -- A male was found shot in the head about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 11:30 p.m. yesterday, two male teenagers, ages 18 and 17, were shot and wounded while driving in a car with two others after a vehicle pulled alongside and shots were fired at them from the vehicle. Both victims were listed as stabilized.

Oakland, Calif. -- A man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound about 6:50 p.m. yesterday. He was expected to recover.

Oakland, Calif. -- A man was shot about 5:30 p.m. yesterday by a gunman who fled on foot. The victim was in stable condition and expected to recover.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A male was shot and wounded while walking along a highway about 4 a.m. today when someone inside a passing car shot at him. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot during an attempted robbery at a busy park about 4 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Houston Chronicle, Idaho Statesman, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Oakland Tribune, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WMC-TV Memphis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Addendum for March 18, 2013

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March 17, 2013 edition

Fairless Hills, Penn. -- After a man went into a sporting goods store last night and asked a clerk to show him a shotgun and ammunition, he pulled out a handgun and ordered the clerk to undo the lock on the shotgun. The man then barricaded himself in the store’s bathroom and, after a four-hour standoff with police, shot himself to death.

Montebello, Calif. -- A 29-year-old man allegedly argued with his estranged wife in the parking lot of her workplace before shooting her several times in the upper body and killing her. The two were getting a divorced and she had a restraining order against him.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the back and shoulder at a park about 7 p.m. yesterday.

Dow City, Iowa -- A 29-year-old man driving his car was shot and killed early yesterday by a 28-year-old man after the two had argued earlier in a bar.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Police say a man fatality shot an armed man trying to rob him at his residence about 1:30 a.m. today. A second robber escaped.

Lubbock, Tex. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot at a residence about 2 a.m. last Wednesday. Police believe it was a homicide.

Kannapolis, N.C. -- A man was found fatally shot at an apartment complex
 yesterday evening. Police are looking for two suspects.

Baton Rouge, La. -- A 46-year-old man standing in his driveway late Friday was fatally shot in the face during an attempted robbery.

Galt, Calif. -- Seven people leaving a family gathering at a home were shot and wounded about 10:30 p.m. yesterday when the occupants of a passing car opened fire on them. None of the victim’s were thought to have life-threatening injuries.

Fullerton, Calif. -- A police officer was shot multiple times after he pulled over a car on a routine traffic stop shortly after midnight last night. The vehicle fled the scene and was later found abandoned. The officer was expected to survive.

Anchorage, Alaska --  A 45-year-old man driving a motorized shopping cart in a big-box discount department store shot the store’s 33-year-old assistant manager during a dispute over an unleashed dog the shopper brought with him into the store. The victim was struck once in the mid-section. He was in stable condition.

Springfield, Mass. -- An 11-year-old girl was shot in the leg while standing in line outside a store to buy sneakers. Police believe the girl was accidentally hit by a bullet after an altercation began between others when two men tried to cut in front of the line.

Springfield, Mass. -- A man showed up at a hospital about 1 a.m. this morning with a gunshot wound. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder about 1:15 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was shot during a robbery while on a street about 2:30 p.m.. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt while on a street about 9:15 p.m. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 7:20 p.m. Friday, a 17-year-old boy in a vehicle with female friends accidentally shot himself in the groin while handling a gun. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Detroit, Mich. -- A 54-year-old man delivering pizza was approached by a gunman who shot and robbed him of his property and car Saturday afternoon. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- An 18- to 20-year old male was shot in a parking lot as hundreds of young people were leaving a teen club party about 10:40 p.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg about 2 p.m. yesterday when an argument among several males led to gunfire.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 43-year-old man was shot and grazed in the head and a 28-year-old man was shot and wounded in the leg at a bar about 1:15 a.m. today. A gunman entered through a side door and shot the older man. The younger man, who police say might have been the intruder, was found on a street outside the bar. Both men were listed in critical condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the leg while on a street about 5:45 p.m. yesterday.

Today’s sources: Anchorage Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Des Moines Register, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (Springfield, Mass) Republican, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Times-Picayune

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March 16, 2013 edition

Hermitage, Tenn. -- A 10-month-old baby boy was shot in the chest and killed Thursday night when his 30-year-old father was handling a semi-automatic pistol and it accidentally discharged.

Galesburg, Ill. -- While attending a small party at a home about 2 a.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old man fatally shot an 18-year-old male when a gun he was handling accidentally discharge and struck the victim in the chest.

Templeton, Calif. -- A 48-year-old man was shot and killed on March 6 just after 9 p.m. when his rifle accidentally discharged while he was placing it on a ranch utility-vehicle.

Puryear, Tenn. -- A 72-year-old man shot and killed his 66-year-old wife and the couple's 46-year-old daughter before fatally shooting himself about 2 p.m. Monday. The couple had been arguing over who would keep a car after their pending divorce.

Casey County, Ky. -- After getting into an argument late yesterday, a 61-year-old man used his rifle to shoot and kill his 52-year-old girlfriend before shooting and killing himself.

Bessemer, Ala. -- A man, possibly in his late teens, was found fatally shot on a street about 8:55 p.m. yesterday.

Columbus, Ohio -- A 20-year-old man was fatally shot at a food market about 11 a.m. yesterday.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 49-year-old man was shot and killed while sitting in a car parked in a driveway about 8 p.m. Thursday. A suspect has been arrested.

Washington, D.C. -- A 31-year-old man walking home from a train-stop after work was fatally shot outside his apartment building about 11:40 p.m. Thursday.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A 23-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a home
 late yesterday.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 23-year-old man was found fatally shot in an alley just before midnight Thursday night.

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- A 23-year-old man was fatally shot while sitting in a parked vehicle about 8 p.m. Thursday. Police say another vehicle pulled up next to the victim’s and someone opened fire.

Pasadena, Calif. -- A 4-year-old boy and two men, ages 55 and 32, were shot about 9 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for three suspects in their late teens or early 20s spotted fleeing the scene. The three victims were expected to survive.

Charleston, W.V. -- About 12:30 p.m. this past Sunday, a man showing his girlfriend how to safely handle a gun shot himself in the leg when the weapon accidentally discharged. He is expected to survive.

Detroit, Mich. -- After an argument led to a 28-year-old woman getting shot in the forehead by her 47-year-old step-brother, the woman managed to drive a car and crush him against a house, killing him. The woman was listed in temporary serious condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 13-year-old boy was shot in the leg about 9 p.m. last night. No word on his condition.

Lisbon, Ohio -- After receiving a 911 call, police found a woman shot, apparently accidentally, in her home Thursday afternoon. Police say the doors were locked and there was no sign of forced entry. The incident is under investigation. No word on her condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg while on a street about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 45-year-old man was shot in the leg while on a street about  12:15 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg while on a street about 1:45 a.m. today. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A driver pulled into a shopping center last night and asked for help for a man in the backseat who had been shot. No word on the victim’s condition.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A 21-year-old man robbing a store about 8:30 p.m. Thursday was shot in the leg when an employee of the store pulled out a gun and the two exchanged gunfire.

Canton, Mass. -- A shot fired through a door hit a man in the neck early yesterday morning. The shooter fled the scene. Police do not believe the shooting was a random act. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Hopkins, Minn. -- A 19-year-old man was shot and wounded outside an apartment complex about 4 a.m. today. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

New York, N.Y. -- A man was shot in the leg at a playground about 10:45 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for the shooter. The victim is in stable condition.

Berkeley, Calif. -- Two employees were shot and wounded after two armed robbers entered a crowded dance hall around 12:05 a.m. today and demanded cash from employees. One of the gunmen was arrested.

Oakland, Calif. -- Someone was shot near a park about 12:40 a.m. today. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- An 18-year-old man was found shot four times and lying in front of a bus stop on Thursday night. He was listed in critical but stable condition.

Wimauma, Fla. -- Shortly after midnight this morning, a 20-year-old man was wounded when he and some friends were driving along a street and a man standing on a corner began shooting at them. No word on his condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 26-year-old man was shot in the back of his legs about 12:50 a.m. today. Both victims were in stable condition.

Harrison Township, Ohio -- Two man, ages 20 and 19, were shot and wounded at an apartment complex about 1:15 a.m. today. The 20-year-old was reported to have life-threatening injuries. The 19-year-old is expected to survive.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Dayton Daily News, ABC-TV Los Angeles, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Morning Journal (Lisbon, Ohio), Oakland Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tampa Bay Times, The Tribune (San Luis Obispo), WCHS-TV Charleston, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WMC-TV Memphis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WTVF-TV Nashville, Detroit Free Press

Addendum for March 16, 2013

A lobbyist for an NRA chartered organization in Wisconsin recently said gun-rights proponents need only wait-out the “Connecticut effect” before they can once again start passing laws to loosen restrictions on guns. The lobbyist thinks, as has always been the case in the past, that we will soon forget what happened at Sandy Hook, and that those of us who want common sense gun laws will eventually lose interest and fade away. Then the NRA will have our elected representatives all to themselves, just the way they like it.

I think that lobbyist and the NRA need to know that this time is different. This time we are not going away.

Please help. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun controls. Do it today. And do it again next week. And then every week after that until they get the message.

You can get contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

March 15, 2013
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March 14, 2013 edition

Mesquite, Tex. --Four family members -- the father, mother, 21-year-old daughter, and 18-year-old son -- were found fatally shot in a house Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide.

Oceanside, Calif. -- A 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were shot and killed and two other teenagers were shot and wounded at a park about 9 p.m. yesterday. Someone walked up and opened fire on the four as they sat on a couch near a memorial for two other teens murdered in 2011.

Belleview, Wash. --  On Sunday, a 50-year-old man committed suicide during a gun-safety class at a shooting range. The range was offering an entry-level handgun course that provided three hours of instruction on how to load and use pistols and revolvers.

Nashville, Tenn. -- When a 29-year-old man pulled out a gun on his 31-year-old estranged wife while they argued at his house after she dropped off their 5- and 7-year-old sons, the woman wrestled away the gun and fatally shot him in the back.

Boley, Okla. -- A 54-year-old man and his 53-year-old wife were found dead Monday. Both had multiple gunshot wounds.

Jackson, Miss. -- Someone was found fatally shot in a driveway this morning. Police discovered about 20 shell casings at the scene.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man in his 20s or 30s was found shot to death on a street about 4:30 a.m. today.

Jackson, Miss. -- A man was shot and wounded this morning. He had been struck three times. No word on his condition.

Clark, Wyo. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen by a friend who was cleaning a handgun and it accidentally discharged about 8:30 p.m. Monday. His condition was upgraded from critical to serious.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 36-year-old man suffered graze wounds to his head when he was shot while driving on a street about 10:30 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the thigh while standing on a sidewalk about 4:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Denver, Colo. -- A verbal dispute ended when a man was shot in the ankle. The shooter fled in a car. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Three people were wounded when a gunman opened the doors to a bar and began shooting about 3 a.m. today. More than a dozen people were inside the bar at the time. All the victims were expected to survive.

Houston, Tex. -- After he was awakened by banging noises downstairs, a homeowner shot a burglary suspect climbing through a window about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. The burglar was listed in critical condition.

Minneapolis, Minn. -- Two men were shot and wounded when someone in a passing car open fire on about 30 people gathered on a sidewalk for a memorial about 7 p.m. Tuesday. The victim’s injuries were considered non-critical.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 46-year-old man was shot twice in the legs during an attempted robbery while he was in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant about 11:55 p.m. yesterday. Police say a man with a rifle walked up and broke out the driver's side window in the victim’s truck before pointing the gun at him and demanding his wallet. The gunman shot when the victim tried escape by backing up the truck.

Sheldon, Wash. -- A 46-year-old state trooper was accidentally shot in the leg yesterday afternoon during a training exercise. The trooper was listed in stable condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Three people were shot and wounded inside a gentleman’s club about 3:30 a.m. today when someone opened the back door and opened fire. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Plainfield, N.J. -- A 47-year-old man was shot once in the stomach and once in the arm while on a street about 3:45 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.

Des Moines, Iowa -- An elementary school student walking home after classes found a loaded gun in the snow by the sidewalk. The student called her father who contacted school officials.

Today’s sources: Billings Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Clarion-Ledger, Denver Post, Des Moines Register, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KXAS-TV Dallas, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Nashville Tennessean, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Diego Union Tribune, Seattle Times, The Star-Ledger, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

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Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 01:25 PM PDT.

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

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