February 20, 2013 edition
Valley Center, Calif. -- A man shot and killed his wife and then used the gun to kill himself about 9 p.m. yesterday.
Warminster Township, Penn. -- Police arriving at the scene of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex about 7:40 p.m. yesterday were met by gunfire from inside an apartment occupied by a 49-year-old man. Police returned fire and, during the exchange, a 90-year-old woman who lived in a downstairs unit was struck by a bullet and killed. It is not yet clear who shot the woman. The man surrendered about 2:30 a.m. today.
Prince George’s County, Md. -- A 15-year-old male high school student was found lying on the ground fatally shot about 4:20 p.m. Monday. Police suspect robbery as the motive for the killing.
Prince George’s County, Md. -- A man was fatally shot as he pumped gas into his vehicle about 1 a.m. today. The victim ran when he saw a gunman approaching, but he was chased down and shot by the suspect. The shooter was later arrested. It is not yet known if the two men knew each other.
Baltimore, Md. -- Police responding to a shooting at a home about 6 p.m. yesterday found a 33-year-old woman fatally shot in the torso and a man dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Police believe the man killed the woman before shooting himself. A small child was found unharmed at the home.
Camden, N.J. -- A 23-year-old man was shot and killed on a street around 4 p.m. yesterday.
Birmingham, Ala. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot around 2 a.m. Sunday after he was involved in an altercation that began inside a bar. Two men, ages 21 and 19, have been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Forestville, Md. -- An 18-year-old high school student was fatally shot and a second person critically wounded at an apartment complex about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.
Hurtsboro, Ala. -- A 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were found fatally shot multiple times and slumped over in a car around midnight Monday. A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the shootings.
Caldwell, Idaho -- A 34-year-old man shot during an argument with his wife, as reported here on February 13, died on Saturday at a hospital.
Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A man was found on a street fatally shot in the head about 6:15 a.m. today.
Opa-Locka, Fla. -- One man is dead and another in critical condition after a shooting outside a restaurant about 8 p.m. yesterday. The gunman fled on foot.
Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 29-year-old woman was found fatally shot outside a home about 4:45 a.m. yesterday. Police were at the same home on Monday after a female caller said her ex-husband had been hit in the head by her current boyfriend during a fight between the two men.
Callaway, Fla. -- An 18-year-old woman was shot in the forehead about 9:15 a.m. yesterday after a 3-year-old boy found a .38-caliber handgun between the mattresses of his parents' bed and accidentally discharged the weapon. Police found the woman, a family friend, bleeding heavily from an exit wound at the top of her head. No word on her condition.
St. Petersburg, Fla. -- A 46-year-old man walking his dog with his wife was shot in the leg by a disgruntled driver of a pick-up truck when the animal got off its leash and ran into the road, forcing the truck to stop.
Detroit, Mich. -- About 8 p.m. yesterday, a 21-year-old man trying to break up a fight between adults outside a house at a birthday party for a 5-year-old was wounded when one of those fighting -- a 22-year-old man -- pulled out a gun and shot him. The shooter fled. The victim was listed in temporary-serious condition.
Las Vegas, Nev. -- An FBI agent was shot about 3 p.m. yesterday while serving a warrant as part of a team that included members of the FBI and two local police departments. The suspect was also shot. The incident began as officers approached the subject and a chase ensued that included an exchange of gunfire. The agent's injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. No word on the condition of the suspect.
Big Flats, Wis. -- Two police officers responding to a complaint of suspicious activity made contact with someone inside a house and shots were fired about 7:30 yesterday. One of the officers and a man were injured. No word on the medical condition of the officer or the man.
Oak Creek, Wis. -- A 24-year-old man accidentally shot his 21-year-old girlfriend in the buttocks with a 9-millimeter handgun on Valentine’s Day. He was arrested for a weapons violation. Her injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Overland Park, Kan. -- An man who was barricaded inside his own home shot himself about 2:45 p.m. yesterday. His injury was described as serious.
Seattle, Wash. -- A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 19-year-old man suffered a grazing wound when someone fired several gunshots into a house about 2:10 a.m. today. Police believe a gunman walked up to the rear of the house and opened fired before fleeing.
Tampa, Fla. -- A 27-year-old man was fatally shot and two men, ages 42 and 27, were wounded outside a house about 9 p.m. yesterday. Police say several gunmen approached the three and fired at them before fleeing in a car.
Chicago, Ill. -- A man showed up at a hospital about 8:50 p.m. yesterday with gunshot wounds to the arm, back, and buttocks.
Chicago, Ill. -- A man arrived on his own at a hospital about 8:40 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot graze-wound to his side.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 71-year-old man walked into a hospital about 11:10 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound to his leg
Hartford, Conn. -- A man with a gunshot wound to his arm showed up at a hospital about 11 p.m. yesterday.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- A woman was shot twice and a man shot once about 11:15 p.m. Monday, apparently during an argument with another man over a parking space at an apartment complex. One victim was expected to survive; the other victim was described as suffering injuries more severe. No information yet on a suspect.
Today’s sources: Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, Idaho Statesman, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Diego Union-Tribune, Seattle Times, South Jersey Times, Tampa Bay Times, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami
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DeKalb County, Ga. -- A woman in her 20s was found fatally shot, with her child nearby, in a driveway outside a house. Neighbors said they heard a single gunshot late Monday night. The child has been given to relatives.
Tustin, Calif. -- After allegedly shooting and killing one person, a man allegedly crashed his vehicle about 5:30 a.m. today and began a string of carjackings spread across several communities that ended with three more people shot dead, including the victim who turned a gun on himself. Two people were wounded. No report on their injuries.
Baltimore, Md. -- Police found two men, ages 26 and 27, and a 27-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a grocery store just before midnight last night. The 27-year-old man later died at a hospital. No word on the condition of the wounded victims. Police believe the three were standing at a bus stop when the shots were fired.
Chicago, Ill. -- Police found a 24-year-old man on a sidewalk fatally shot after a gunman approached him and opened fire around 5 p.m. yesterday. The victim was hit several times.
Mattpan, Mass. -- Someone was shot multiple times and killed yesterday. Police have a suspect in custody and are looking for three others.
Dallas, Tex. -- A homeowner, described as elderly, fatally shot an 33-year-old intruder who was climbing through his window yesterday afternoon.
Dallas, Tex. -- During an apparent robbery, a 35-year-old man was fatally shot in a parking lot across the street from a nightclub about 1:20 a.m. today.
Camden, N.J. -- A 28-year-old man was found fatally shot on a street corner about 9 a.m. yesterday.
Houston, Tex. -- About 9:30 p.m. yesterday, two men pulled out guns and fired shots at each other during an argument at an apartment complex and one of the men was struck and killed. The other man fled the scene in a vehicle.
Hendersonville, Tenn. -- A 26-year-old woman shot by her husband last Wednesday as reported here on February 14 has died today from her injuries. Her 29-year-old husband has been charged with first-degree murder.
Orlando, Fla. -- A 17-year-old male and 24-year-old female were shot dead and a 22-year-old man was wounded as they walked to an apartment complex about 1:47 a.m. today. The wounded man’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Fairview, Alaska -- A 26-year-old man was found fatally shot about 1:20 a.m. yesterday. A resident of a nearby apartment said he heard gunshots and looked out a window to see three people running around the corner of the building.
Decatur, Ohio -- A 9-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head with a handgun yesterday afternoon. The child was playing with the gun after getting it in his father’s bedroom and it discharged when a younger sister tried to take it away from him. The boy was listed in critical condition after a four-hour surgery.
Durham, S.C. -- A state trooper was shot four times by the driver of a vehicle he pulled over for not wearing seatbelt about 6 p.m. yesterday. The trooper was struck in the face, shoulder, and both hands. He was reported in fair and stable condition after surgery. The shooter fled but police now have a suspect in custody.
Charlotte, N.C. -- A person sitting in a car was shot yesterday. No other details were available.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- Two male store-employees, ages 41 and 22, were shot during a robbery about 7:15 p.m. yesterday. Two men fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Pelham, Ala. -- A person was shot in the abdomen and the leg while on a street about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Police are questioning someone in connection with the shooting. No report on the victim’s condition.
Tucson, Ariz. -- About 11:40 p.m. yesterday, a man inside an apartment accidentally fired a gun and the bullet went through a wall and struck a woman in an neighboring apartment. Her injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Chicago, Il. -- A man thought to be in his mid-30s was shot in the thigh while on a street around 10:45 a.m. yesterday. He was reported in good condition at a local hospital.
Chicago, Il. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in the face while on a street around 11:30 a.m. yesterday. He was listed in serious condition.
New Orleans, La. -- A 17-year-old female was shot and wounded on a street about 8 p.m. yesterday. She was hit multiple times. Police are looking for a woman as a person of interest in connection with the shooting. No report on the victim’s condition.
Bridgeport, Conn. -- The owner of a store was shot today, apparently during an attempted robbery. He was expected to survive.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy tried to bring an unloaded 25 caliber semi-automatic handgun to his high school yesterday morning. The weapon, which was in his book-bag, was found after he was asked to put the book-bag into an X-ray machine. The student was arrested and charged as an adult with unlawful use of a weapon in a school zone.
St. Petersburg, Fla. -- An 18-year-old woman was injured about 9 p.m. yesterday when a bullet exploded inside her kitchen oven while she was preheating the appliance to make a snack. Police later determined that, unknown to the woman, a 25-year-old friend had put a magazine clip to his .46-caliber Glock handgun in the oven. Police had not yet learned why the clip was put in the oven. The gun was in a drawer. The woman was treated for superficial injuries at a local hospital.
Virginia Beach, Va. -- To show support for firearm rights, a pizza-shop owner now offers a 15 percent discount to anyone bringing along a gun or concealed handgun permit. Since the discount began, 80 percent of his customers have carried guns into the store; including one who brought in an AK-47.
Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Anchorage Daily News, Associated Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Hartford Courant, Herald-Sun, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WHDH-TV Boston, WSOC-TV Charlotte
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Little Rock, Ark. -- A 37-year-old woman was found dead yesterday on the porch of a house from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was a nationally known country-music performer.
Fairdealing, Mo. -- When an argument led to his girlfriend wanting to move out of their home, a 23-year-old man shot and killed her father and stabbed her mother and brother who were helping the woman move out her belongings Saturday night. The 23-year-old then killed himself. No word on the condition of the mother and brother.
Jackson, Miss. -- A 80-year-old woman was found fatally shot in a shed behind her home Saturday afternoon. She suffered two gunshot wounds -- one in the head and one in the abdomen. The victim’s car was missing. A 17-year-old has been charged in her death.
Council Bluffs, Iowa -- A 42-year-old man shot and killed his 38-year-old girlfriend at her home before fatally shooting himself. The woman had three children between the ages of 12 and 18. The 18-year-old, a daughter, found the two around 10:15 a.m. yesterday. A neighbor said the woman had recently been trying to end her relationship with the man.
New Orleans, La. -- A 24-year-old man was found lying on a street and shot multiple times about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Richardson, Tex. -- A 20-year-old male was found shot dead in an alley behind an ice-skating rink about 10 p.m. yesterday. Three people who knew the victim, and were with him earlier in the evening, are being questioned by police in connection with the shooting.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 37-year-old man found on a street early Sunday with a gunshot wound to the chest was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Another man, 33-years-old, suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach and was listed in critical condition.
Sunrise, Fla. -- Police found a man shot dead on a golf course around 4 a.m. today. They also found two bullet-riddled cars in a nearby strip-mall parking lot. Police believe the incident might have started during an altercation at a gentleman’s club located at the strip mall.
Montgomery, Ala. -- A 41-year-old man was found shot to death on a street about 9 p.m. yesterday.
San Diego, Calif. -- A man was found fatally shot while on a street about 11:10 p.m. Saturday. Police believe two men approached the victim and shot him after a brief conversation. The gunmen fled on foot.
Nashville, Tenn. -- Several men were playing video games at a home about 2 p.m. yesterday when a fight started and one of the men, 26-years old, was shot in the leg. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Nashville, Tenn. -- A 23-year-old man and his pregnant girlfriend were on a street when someone walked up and shot the man. The bullet struck one of his legs and traveled through the other. A bullet also grazed the woman. Neither victim has wounds considered life-threatening.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A 16-year-old male was shot in the lower back and 19-year-old male was shot twice in the leg while at a house party about 1:30 a.m. yesterday. No word on their condition. They were outside the house with a group of people when shots were fired from a vehicle.
Birmingham, Ala. -- A man was found shot on a street about 8 p.m. yesterday. Police described his injuries as life-threatening.
Charlotte, N.C. -- Someone was shot and wounded while on a street about 2:50 p.m. yesterday. An 18-year-old was arrested. Police believe the two knew each other. The victim’s injuries were considered life-threatening.
New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the hand while on a street about 5 p.m. yesterday. No other information was available.
New Orleans, La. -- A woman was shot in the arm while on a street about 8 p.m. yesterday. Her injury was considered non life-threatening.
New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the face while on a street about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. The shooter fled in a vehicle. No other information was available.
Attleboro, Mass. -- A man was shot in the abdomen at a house about 11 p.m. yesterday. Police were searching for two suspects who left the scene in a vehicle. The victim was conscious and alert as rescue crews took him to a hospital.
Los Angeles, Calif. -- A woman was shot during an attempted carjacking about 8 p.m. yesterday. She began driving away upon seeing the gunman approach and he shot her in the back. The woman drove a few miles and called police. She was listed in stable condition.
Memphis, Tenn. -- Two juveniles were arrested after a 16-year-old girl and a 21-year-old male nightclub security guard and were shot about 9:40 p.m. yesterday. Both victims were listed in non-critical condition.
Akron, Ohio -- A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg while in his apartment when he tried to stop two men from taking his cell phone about 8:30 p.m. yesterday.
Palm Coast, Fla. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the face about 3 a.m. yesterday. Police say a birthday party with up to 100 guests was underway at a residence when several gunshots were heard outside. The victim was treated at a local hospital and released.
San Diego, Calif. -- As police chased a speeding car about 12:30 a.m. today, someone inside the car tossed a loaded shotgun out a window. The gun discharged when it hit the ground, striking a nearby parked car. Police arrested the driver and her passenger.
Poway, Calif. -- After two men, ages 25 and 23, were involved in a fight at a pub around midnight on Saturday, they went and retrieved a handgun from a nearby apartment and returned to threaten those they had fought with earlier by pointing the gun at them and firing two shots in the air. Both men were arrested.
Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press, Birmingham News, Clarion-Ledger, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dallas Morning News, Florida Times-Union, KABC - TV Los Angeles, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Nashville Tennessean, Philadelphia Inquirer, Reuters, San Diego Union Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times- Picayune, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami
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Rockwall, Tex. -- A 33-year-old woman was shot and killed and a 40-year-old man was wounded in the parking lot of a shopping center about 8 p.m. last night. After a police chase, a 47-year-old man -- the former boyfriend of the woman -- was arrested. The alleged shooter is a police officer and recently served as an elected constable. The wounded man was in stable condition.
Bridge City, La. -- An 81-year-old grandmother was found shot dead on the kitchen floor of her home about 11:55 p.m. Friday. Police found a trail of bullet casings that began on the street and continued on to the front door and then into the house. The victim was hit multiple times. Three other people inside the house -- her grandson, his girlfriend, and a 3-year-old girl -- were not injured. Police say she might not have been the intended target.
Cedar City, Utah -- Police responding to a home about 2 p.m. Friday found a man fatally shot and a woman wounded. A 54-year-old man considered a person of interest in the case is in custody.
Detroit, Mich. -- A 28-year-old man shot and killed his 66-year-old grandmother and 48-year-old aunt, and wounded his 7-year-old daughter at a home about 6:45 p.m. Friday. He fled the scene and then checked himself into a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation around 1:30 a.m. yesterday. The girl was released from the hospital yesterday.
Memphis, Tenn. -- A man found in a crashed car about 10:30 p.m. Friday had been shot to death.
Tampa, Fla. -- Police responding to a report of a fight about 9:30 p.m. Friday found an 18-year-old man shot dead and another 18-year-old man wounded. No word on the wounded victim’s condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old male was fatally shot in the head and an 18-year-old male was wounded in the arm while sitting in a car about 6 p.m. yesterday. A vehicle pulled alongside their car and someone inside the vehicle opened fire on the teenagers. The condition of the 18-year-old was listed as stabilized.
Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old woman was found lying on the ground and fatally shot in her upper body about 7 p.m. Police suspect she was struck by gunfire intended for someone else.
Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old woman who was visiting friends and family was fatally shot in the head while on her way to a store in Friday.
Altadena, Calif. -- The body of a 26-year-old man was discovered along a horse trail about 8 a.m. yesterday. He had been shot to death.
Orlando, Fla. -- About 3 a.m. today, police responding to reports of shots fired and injuries at a loud house party found one man dead and two men wounded. The two wounded victims suffered non life-threatening injuries.
Melbourne, Fla. -- A 40-year-old man was shot to death at a nightclub about 2:14 a.m. yesterday after he got into a fight with someone who pulled out a gun and opened fire.
Oakland, Calif. -- A man was found shot dead on a street about 5 p.m. yesterday. He had been hit multiple times.
Charlotte, N.C. -- A 24-year-old man was shot and killed about 12:30 p.m. today. No other information was available.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- Two 22-year-old men were shot and wounded on a street around 7:30 p.m. yesterday. One was reported in critical but stable condition; the other is in serious condition.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man about 40 years old was shot in the head while inside a vehicle around 6 p.m. Friday night. He was listed in critical condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- About 9 p.m. yesterday, a 16-year-old male standing on a street corner was shot twice in the shoulder when two males approached him and one of them fired shots from a handgun.
Denver, Colo. -- A 19-year-old man was shot and wounded as he walked with another man on a street about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. The incident began after the two men were confronted by a group of people and an argument ensued. Someone in the group took out a gun and shot the victim. He was listed in stable condition.
Oakland, Calif. -- A man was shot in the leg about 1:10 p.m. Friday during a robbery at his home.
Colorado Springs, Colo. -- About 3:50 a.m. today, police found an adult male shot on a street. His injuries were considered potentially life-threatening.
New Haven, Conn. -- Around 12:30 a.m. yesterday, a police officer found a male about 20 years old in the parking lot of a convenience store suffering from three gunshot wounds. The shooting might be connected to an earlier party at nearby motel. No word on the condition of the victim.
Matthews, N.C.-- Three employees and a delivery driver were at a closed seafood restaurant about 6 a.m. yesterday when two armed robbers came to the back door. The robbers shot and wounded one of the men during the incident. The victim’s injuries were consider non life-threatening.
Indianapolis, Ind. -- Police report someone was shot about 3 p.m. today. No other information is available.
Today’s sources: Chicago Tribune, Colorado Springs Police Blotter, Dallas Morning News, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Memphis Commercial Appeal, New Haven Register, Oakland Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Salt Lake Tribune, Tampa Bay Times, Times- Picayune, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSOC-TV Charlotte
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Harper Woods, Mich. -- A 60-year-old man was found fatally shot in his home about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. His car was missing and apparently stolen.
Fort Smith, Ark. -- Early Thursday morning, a 25-year-old woman was shot and killed at her home by her 19-year-old nephew after an argument. The woman’s boyfriend and her two young children were in the home at the time of the shooting. The nephew, who was living on and off with the woman, fled the scene but was later arrested.
Columbus, Miss. -- A 23-year-old man was fatally shot at a Valentine’s Day party at a club early yesterday morning. Police are holding a 17-year-old male in connection with the shooting.
Detroit, Mich. -- A 35-year-old woman was fatally shot and a 12-year-old girl was wounded when several intruders entered a home yesterday morning. Five people, ranging in age from 6- to 35-years-old, were in the home at the time of the shooting. Police say robbery might have been the motive. The child was listed in temporary serious condition.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 23-year-old man was shot to death during a robbery inside a house around 3 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for a suspect.
Oakland, Calif. -- A 31-year-old man at an unlicensed massage parlor was fatally shot during an apparent robbery after two men forced their way past a doorman about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Oak Creek, Wis. -- A 21-year-old woman was shot yesterday and a 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Her injuries were considered non-life-threatening.
Fort Washington, Md. -- An off-duty sheriff’s deputy arrived home Tuesday night to find his home broken into and at least two male intruders inside. During a confrontation, the deputy shot one of them, a 20-year-old, who ran outside and collapsed. He was pronounced dead on the scene. A 23-year-old was later arrested in connection with the break-in.
Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. -- An unarmed man in his 20s was shot and killed about 3:15 a.m. yesterday by one of two armed off-duty security guards who confronted him about loud music coming from his car in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The guards say the victim reached in the direction of one of guard’s guns, making the other guard fear for their safety, so he used his gun to shoot the man.
Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was fatally shot outside a gas station about 10:45 p.m. yesterday.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A 33-year-old man heard noises outside his home about 1:30 a.m. today and encountered two males, ages 15 and 17, attempting burglary. When the 15-year-old approached him, the homeowner shot and killed the teenager. The accomplice was arrested. Police say the shooting appears to be justified.
Norman, Okla. -- A 51-year-old man found inside a burning house Wednesday had died of a gunshot wound. The victim’s pickup truck is missing . Police are calling the death a homicide and think the fire was set to cover the killing.
Santa Cruz, Calif. -- A 21-year-old female college student waiting at a bus stop about 7:30 p.m. Monday was shot in the head and robbed of her backpack. She saw a car pass by her twice and then park before the incident. She is expected to fully recover.
Washington, D.C. -- A man shot on a street about 5 p.m. Wednesday suffered wounds that were serious but not considered life-threatening.
Searcy, Ark. -- A 24-year-old woman was found fatally shot at an apartment complex around 9:00 a.m. today. She had multiple gunshot wounds. Police are looking for a person of interest.
Clifton, Colo. -- A man attempting to commit suicide by shooting himself in the chest caused an injury to a woman in the house when she was stuck by the bullet after it exited the man’s back. No report on the condition of either victim.
Akron, Ohio -- A 21-year-old man helping a woman move from her apartment about 1 p.m. Wednesday was shot in the arm after the arrival of her boyfriend and a male friend led to a physical altercation. At some point during the incident, the friend pulled out a gun and shot the 21-year-old. The victim’s wounds were considered non life-threatening.
New Haven, Conn. -- Two men, ages 19 and 57, were wounded as patrons were leaving a club and a gunman outside opened fire around 12:45 a.m. today. The older man was there fixing a kitchen drain and happened to be standing outside smoking a cigarette during a work break when the gunfire erupted. Both victims are expected to survive.
Inkster, Mich. -- A security guard at a tax preparation business was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt by two armed intruders about 2:20 p.m. yesterday. The guard returned fire but did not hit either suspect. The victim is expected to recover.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A man was shot while at the bar of a gentleman’s club about 2:30 a.m. today. The victim was listed in stable condition.
Montgomery, Ala. -- Police say a person was shot in the leg today. The injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Cottage Grove, Ore. -- Two men were driving on a highway about 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of them fired a shotgun at another moving vehicle -- a pick-up truck -- striking a rear wheel. The two men and the driver of the pick-up truck had been involved in an earlier dispute at a residence. The assailants, ages 27 and 34, were arrested.
Newton, Mass. --A 21-year-old male motorist was cut off by another driver, so when they both pulled over at a nearby intersection, the man threatened the driver that cut him off -- also 21-years-old -- with a drawn gun. Police were called and arrested the armed driver. The gun was an unlicensed sawed-off .32 caliber revolver with five bullets in the magazine.
Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Hartford Courant, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, The Oklahoman, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Washington Post, WHDH-TV Boston, WSFA-TV Montgomery
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Clayton County, Ga. -- A man was shot to death during an argument with a woman inside a residence yesterday. No other information was available.
Cicero, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy on a street was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene at 7:46 p.m. yesterday.
Ramsey, Minn. -- A 67-year-old woman and her 65-year-old husband were found dead, each with a gunshot wound to the head, apparently the result of a murder-suicide. The couple's daughter had asked police to check on the two after receiving an email from her father saying they were being evicted from their rented house and they planned to kill themselves.
Abbeville, La. -- Two brothers, ages 24 and 25, were shot dead in their home about 8 a.m. Tuesday. A 17-year-old male was later booked on two counts of first-degree murder.
Clayton Township, Mich. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by his 64-year-old father when the boy began punching and shoving his mother and sister about 1:15 p.m. Sunday. The boy and his mother had been arguing before the incident escalated. Hearing the fight, the father came out of his bedroom with a handgun and shot his son once in the abdomen. Police have had previous contact with the teen because of his behavior.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A 45-year-old woman was shot in the chest and killed about 10:40 p.m. yesterday after she got caught in a crossfire when two men started shooting at each other in a parking lot near her home. Her birthday was Tuesday. She leaves behind five children, ranging in age from 7 to 25.
Oakland, Calif. -- A man was shot to death inside an apartment about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Witnesses saw two men run from the scene after the shooting.
San Leandro, Calif. -- A man in his late teens was found shot at an elementary school campus around 8:45 p.m. yesterday. He died a short time later at a local hospital. Police think the shooting might have been related to a dice game.
Council Bluffs, Iowa -- A 22-year-old woman and her 19-month-old son were shot and wounded outside their apartment about 5:40 a.m. Tuesday by a 30-year-old man. The woman was struck eight times; the boy was hit in his arm. Police say they know the motive but have not yet released it. The man has been arrested.
Chesterfield County, S.C. -- A 56-year-old man got out of his truck in the parking lot of a county courthouse and sprayed a 21-year-old woman’s car with gunfire. The woman was going to the court to try and prove that he is the father of her 6-month child and to discuss child support. She was hit in the face, chest, and stomach. Her step-father was stuck once. Both are in stable condition.
Albuquerque, N.M. -- Around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, two men showed up at a hospital within a short time of each other with gunshot wounds. That was about an hour after police responded to reports of gunshots fired on a street but found nothing but shell casings and some blood. Police are investigating.
Elizabeth, N.J. -- A 34-year-old man was found shot in the neck and chest and lying on a driveway around 5:40 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.
Elizabeth, N.J. -- A man walking on a street about 6:45 p.m. yesterday heard two gunshots and then realized he had been shot in the side. He was in stable condition.
Detroit, Mich. -- Two brothers, ages 16 and 17, shot and wounded by a utility worker they robbed about 9 p.m. on February 7, were charged on Tuesday with armed robbery. The worker -- a 59-year-old male with a license to carry a concealed pistol -- was working on a light pole with a 59-year-old male colleague when the armed teens threatened and robbed the two workers. At some point, the worker managed to shoot the assailants.
Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his mid-20s was shot and wounded during a street-robbery about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in serious-to-critical condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- Two boys, ages 15 and 16, were shot and wounded as they walked on a sidewalk about 4:45 p.m. yesterday. A friend with the victims at the time said someone came out of an alley and fired four or five shots at them. Both victims were reported as stabilized.
Kendall, Fla. -- A 13-year-old boy was shot at his home around 5 p.m. yesterday. Police responding to reports of shots-fired found three juveniles and one adult inside the home. The victim was listed in critical condition. No arrests have been made. An investigation is underway.
Hendersonville, Tenn. -- A 29-year-old man shot and wounded his 26-year-old wife at a residence about 10 p.m. yesterday. He was charged with aggravated assault although the call came into police as an accidental shooting. Two children at home at the time of the incident were unharmed. No report on the woman’s condition.
Houston, Tex. -- A woman leaving a gym was robbed and shot in the parking lot about 9 p.m. yesterday. A car pulled up to her as she walked to her vehicle and an armed man snatched her purse and shot her. She was listed in stable condition with a punctured lung.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- Earlier this week, a 7-year-old first-grade boy at an elementary school brought a loaded .357 magnum revolver into the cafeteria before school and showed it to some friends. The school police officer took the gun from the boy. A 32-year-old woman, who is not related to the boy, has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Westminster, Colo. -- Two men were having heated words in front of a big-box discount department store when one of the men -- 33-years old -- displayed a holstered gun. The 33-year-old had been talking loudly a cell phone and using profanity when the other man passed by and objected to his behavior. Upon seeing the gun, the passer by immediately tackled the armed man, who was knocked unconscious when his head hit the ground. The armed man was jailed on charges of felony menacing, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon and reckless endangerment.
Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, KTRK-TV Houston, Nashville Tennessean, Omaha World-Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Star-Ledger, Tampa Bay Times, Times- Picayune, VermilionToday.com, WCNC-TV Charlotte
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Memphis, Tenn. -- A 4-year-old boy died after he found a gun and accidentally shot himself while his mother was asleep in their apartment on Monday.
Oakdale, Minn. -- A 9-year-old boy was shot dead and his mother wounded when a 33-year-old man apparently began to randomly fire at vehicles about 6:10 p.m. Monday. A woman in another vehicle was also wounded. The suspect was in custody. Both women are expected to recover.
New Orleans, La. -- A 22-year-old man was shot in the head on Tuesday about 6:15 p.m. He later died at a local hospital.
Bethel Township, Del. -- On Monday, the son of an 89-year-old man and his 91-year-old wife found the couple shot dead, the result of a murder-suicide. Police did not say who fired the gun.
College Park, Md. -- After a 23-year-old graduate student at a university tried to start a fire in his residence, he used a 9mm handgun to shoot and kill a 22-year-old male roommate and wound another 22-year-old male roommate before using the weapon to kill himself. Police later found a semiautomatic Uzi rifle with ammunition, a machete, and a baseball bat in the gunman’s shoulder-pack. Family members said the shooter was taking medication for a diagnosed mental illness. He was able to legally buy both the handgun and the Uzi, according to police.
Midvale, Utah, -- Police found three people shot dead -- two men and a woman -- and another woman injured, in a house about 8 a.m. yesterday. Police are looking for two suspects. The wounded woman was listed in serious condition.
Miami, Fla. -- Two armed intruders entered a home last night and held a man and his wife at gunpoint. When one of the gunmen tried to enter a room where the man’s 11-year-old daughter was sleeping, he got into a struggle with the intruders. A gun went off and the father was struck and killed.
Jersey City, N.J. -- Someone was shot and killed in the doorway of a multi-family building late yesterday. A neighbor said the victim appeared to be a young male.
Washington, D.C. -- A 19-year-old man was found fatally shot about 5:15 p.m. Sunday.
Orlando, Fla. -- Two men, ages 21 and 22, were found shot dead inside a home yesterday afternoon.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A 33-year-old man was found fatally shot on a train platform about 11:40 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot in the stomach.
West Palm Beach, Fla. -- A man in his early 20s was shot on a street and killed about 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 38-year-old man was fatally shot while on the phone with his wife as he backed his vehicle out of his driveway about 8 a.m. today. His wife, who was away from home, called 911 after hearing a scuffle and sounds of her husband in distress. Police are trying to determine if the shooting might be related to recent robberies in the area.
Alameda, Calif. -- A 40-year-old man was shot in the back while attempting to get to his gun when two male robbers entered his residence about 7:25 p.m. Monday. The victim was in critical condition.
Caldwell, Idaho -- A 34-year-old man was shot by his 41-year-old wife during a domestic dispute. The incident began as the couple argued Sunday and he told his wife to shoot him. Thinking the gun was unloaded, she pointed it at him and pulled the trigger to scare him with the sound of the trigger click. The gun fired, striking the man. He is hospitalized in intensive care and she was arrested.
Harris County, Tex. -- A female clerk was shot and wounded during a robbery at a food store around 9 p.m. last night. No report on her condition.
El Paso County, Colo. -- A 33-year-old man was shot in the back at a party yesterday morning. A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting. The victim was listed in serious but stable condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot in the back on a street about 5 p.m. Monday. A witness saw a gunman fire two or three shots before running into an nearby alley. The victim was listed in critical condition.
New Orleans, La. -- Two women were shot, one of them in the stomach, outside a restaurant about 8:15 p.m. yesterday. No report on the condition of the two victims.
Akron, Ohio -- A 21-year-old woman in a van with at least five other people was shot by a gun fired from inside the vehicle. She is in critical condition.
Dallas, Tex. -- A 33-year-old man was shot in the ankle in a drive-by shooting early this morning. The victim said the shooters were men he had gotten into a shouting match with earlier at a bar.
Lochearn, Md. -- A man was found shot on a street about 8:15 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were reported as serious and potentially life-threatening.
Chelsea, Ala. -- A man with a gun entered a middle school about 3:10 p.m. yesterday and held several students against their will in a girl’s locker room. Details were still sketchy, but it was reported that, at some point, a gym teacher stepped in front of the gunman and told the students to get out of the room. The teacher then called the police. The suspect -- a former student at the school and former part-time summer help employee -- is in custody.
Middletown, Conn. -- A 56-year-old man is accused of threatening two snow-plow drivers with a loaded shotgun about 3:40 p.m. Friday, apparently because he was unhappy they were pushing snow onto his property during a blizzard. The drivers were clearing snow from a nearby condo complex.
Franklin Lakes, N.J. -- A single rifle round went through a home sometime between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say the shot appears to have come from a wooded area behind the house. The bullet struck the back of the house, then it went completely through the structure and exited out the front. No one was hurt.
Nashville, Tenn. -- A handgun was found in a student’s backpack at a middle school on Monday.
Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Denver Post, Houston Chronicle, Idaho Statesman, KARE-TV Minneapolis, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Nashville Tennessean, Oakland Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Times- Picayune, Salt Lake Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Washington Post, WBAL - TV Baltimore, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSFA -- Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami
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