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December 23, 2012 edition

Harrison, Tenn. — A 2-year-old is dead after finding a firearm that belonged to his grandfather and accidentally shooting himself in the stomach while playing with the weapon.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel was found dead in his home on Saturday from a self-inflicted shotgun blast. Freel was 36-years old .

Prince Georges County, Md. -- A 31-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday night in the Oxon Hill area.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old Indiana resident died Saturday evening after being shot early that morning in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Chicago, Ill. -- Shootings at various locations across the city late Saturday and early Sunday left at least five people injured.

Kansas City, Kan. -- Police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found earlier today in the 7300 block of State Avenue.

San Bernardino, Calif. -- A fight at an “end of the world” house party on Friday night may have led to the shooting death of a 20-year-old man and the wounding of his 22-year-old cousin.

Cleveland, Ohio -- Two men forced their way into a house on East 99th Street around 6:45 p.m. today and shot a 25-year-old man to death, police said. The man was shot three times, once each in the head, neck and chest.

Brandon, Fla. -- Authorities say an argument at a Tampa Bay-area bar over a woman's lost purse led to a shooting that left one man dead and two others injured.

Longview, Wash. -- Man, 62, dies after shooting. Neighbor, 48, accused in killing.

Houston, Tex. -- A man shot and killed his mother before shooting and killing himself Friday night in Harris County.

New Orleans, La. -- Police are investigating the murder of a man in the Lower 9th Ward Saturday night. He was shot multiple times.

Philadelphia, PA -- One person was dead and two were wounded in a shooting in West Philadelphia shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night.

Seattle, Wash. -- A man with a gunshot wound to his chest found near Third Avenue and James Street was in stable condition at Harborview Medical Center.

Marrero, La. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting Saturday night in Marrero that left two men wounded.

Middleburg Heights, Ohio -- A 54-year-old man is being held on for shooting a 9 mm handgun seven times at the front windows at an unoccupied Middleburg Heights bar, in part because he was upset about the Connecticut school massacre, police said.

Altedena, Calif. -- Authorities said they are investigating a car-to-car shooting in Altadena early Saturday in which a gunman fired at the car of an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy.

Fayette County, Penn. -- Two bar patrons are hospitalized after being shot early this morning in a Fayette County. Police report that after two men were thrown out of the bar for fighting, they each pulled semi-automatic handguns and began shooting into the bar, wounding the two patrons.

Goodyear, Ariz. -- A 7-year-old boy fired a real gun Saturday, thinking he was playing with his air-gun pistol. The parents had both the air gun and real gun, a pistol, locked up. The boy found the key and thought the real gun was his air gun. No injuries reported.

Tuscon, Ariz. -- Four men were shot early Saturday morning outside a midtown strip club. One of the men has life-threatening injuries.

Atlanta, Ga. -- One person was shot in a DeKalb mall parking lot during an attempted carjacking Friday night.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A 20-year-old woman was shot in the leg as she and her boyfriend went to the aid of another woman who being assaulted.

December 22, 2012 edition

Cleveland, Ohio -- Police in the city's homicide unit are seeking a suspect after finding a man shot to death in his car.

Houston, Tex. -- .Two people were discovered dead after deputies arrived at an apartment complex and heard gunshots coming from the residence.

Lebanon, Tenn. -- A 21-year old man was shot and killed; police have arrested a suspect.

Hoover, Ala.-- A 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were shot to death Friday night inside a Hoover nightclub.

Tucson, Ariz. -- A 23-year-old woman was shot and killed Thursday night by a man against whom she had a restraining order, police said. She was shot multiple times in the parking lot of an apartment complex just before 10:30 p.m. The shooter later died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Penn Hills, Penn. -- Homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting of an 18-year-old male.

Key Largo, Fla. -- A woman allegedly shot her former lover in the thigh with a .22-caliber rifle after the two argued over her relationship with a new boyfriend.

Tucson, Ariz. -- Three people were shot early this morning at a midtown strip club, police said. One of the injuries was potentially life-threatening.

Salt Lake City, Utah -- Police were on the lookout for a man who reacted to a parking lot accident at a 7-Eleven store by pulling a handgun and firing at a fleeing pickup truck.

Tucson, Ariz. -- A 37-year-old man was arrested after authorities say he shot another man during an argument while at a home party.

December 21, 2012 edition

Sacramento, Calif. -- An argument and the sound of gunshots preceded the shooting death of a man in Meadowview last night.

Pierre, S.D. -- A 16-year-old boy is dead after a friend used a shotgun to shoot him in the chest following an argument over a paintball game.

Atlanta, Ga. -- Separate shootings leave 1 dead, 4 others injured

Prattville, Ala. – Police are investigating a Thursday night shooting that left an unidentified man dead.

Queens, N.Y. -- A 26-year-old man died after he was shot in the head by a lone gunman who entered the All Friends Grocery & Deli shortly after 6 p.m.

Oakland, Calif. -- Friends, family mourn Oakland grandmother shot on her way home from store.

Washington, D.C. -- Officers were called to the 4400 block of 6th Place about 9 p.m. last night, where they found a male who had been shot more than once, police said. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

New Port Richey, Fla. -- Two people were hospitalized Thursday night after being injured during a shooting near a Dunkin Donuts, police said.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A dice game on Thursday ended with one players' girlfriend critically injured in a hail of bullets from three shooters, though she may not have been the intended target of the gunmen.

Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Andre Leteve was sentenced to death Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court for the premeditated shooting murders of his two sons, ages 5 and 1. The prosecution said Leteve committed the ultimate act of revenge against his wife, who was divorcing him.

December 20, 2012 edition

Houston, Texas -- Authorities have identified a 30-year-old woman who was found shot to death outside a home in far southwest Harris County early Thursday morning.

Georgia -- Boy, 14, found shot to death in Gwinnett County home

Akron, Ohio -- Akron man shot to death

St. Louis, Mo. -- (A Northland Avenue man) was shot to death Wednesday night and found in the street in front of his home, police say.

Chicago, Ill. -- Four men were wounded in separate shootings on the South and West sides Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Wentzville, Mo -- Barbershop patron accused of firing three times at another customer discussing the Connecticut school shooting

Charlotte, N. C. -- 18-year-old arrested in 'Good Samaritan' shooting; woman trying to help assault victim hospitalized after shooting

Millbrook, Ala. -- Millbrook police are looking for a man who walked into a gas station on Main Street on Wednesday night, struck and shot the clerk at least twice and fled on foot with the cash register.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 24-year-old waitress on her way home from work was shot in the back shortly after midnight on a South Philadelphia street, according to police.

Tampa, Fla. -- A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay for any information leading to an arrest in the armed robbery of a taxi driver who was shot in the chest this week.

Tillamook, Or. -- Loaded gun, accidentally left in Tillamook theater, found by seventh-graders.

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 08:54 AM PST.

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

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Comment Preferences

  •  You should consider making this a daily (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Smoh, bhut jolokia, lyvwyr101

    feature.

    I'd also recommend adding HEARTBREAKING to the title.

  •  Now in each case, remove the firearm... (5+ / 0-)

    I won't go through the list.

    Baby not dead.

    Neighbors swinging at each other. Before the cops arrive, one is picking up a 2x4 and the other has gone to get a golf club. Neither is dead when the cops arrive and take both into custody.

    Etc.

    Yeah, NRAers. Go at it among yourselves. Leave the 99% out of it. I hope you run out of ammunition.

    Meh. NRA.

    Ugh. --UB.

    "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of East Somalia!"

    by unclebucky on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 09:15:34 AM PST

  •  Strong work (3+ / 0-)

    I admire you for collecting all this information.

    On an average day in America, over 80 people die of gunshot wounds.  Our country has become numb to this daily death toll; we don't even notice it anymore.

    I have often thought that one way to personalize these impersonal deaths would be to publish the names and a little bit of the circumstances of each person gunned down that day.

    You've gone a long way to accomplishing that task.  Good work.  

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 09:59:37 AM PST

    •  It could be called "a good day to die" (1+ / 0-)
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      lyvwyr101
      It is a good day to die,” Crazy Horse used to call as he rode out into battle. People accepted his challenge and followed him because he called into question their highest memories of themselves. If there is a sense, then, in which a person can have a vocation, it is to ride into one’s community with a challenge to its presuppositions, presuppositions which one cherishes and from which one’s identity is received.
          If vocation is to exist in today’s world it must certainly involve a heady willingness to struggle for both long and short term goals and at times simply for the joy of getting one’s nose bloodied while blackening the other guy’s eye. I would conclude that vocation has nothing to do with jobs, divine callings, political platforms, or wisdom and knowledge of the world. It is the solitary acknowledgement that the question of man’s life and identity is to let the bastards know you’ve been there and that it is always a good day to die. We are therefore able to live.
      --Vine DeLoria
  •  Moore has some interesting thoughts- (0+ / 0-)

    The Onion says----scholars have discovered---the Mayan word for "Apocalypse" in fact---translates more accurately as: "Time of pale obese gun monsters."

    by lyvwyr101 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 07:05:38 AM PST

  •  More gun-deaths- (0+ / 0-)

    The Onion says----scholars have discovered---the Mayan word for "Apocalypse" in fact---translates more accurately as: "Time of pale obese gun monsters."

    by lyvwyr101 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 09:09:26 AM PST

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