March 12, 2013 edition
Chicago, Ill. -- A 6-month-old girl died this morning from wounds suffered when she and her 29-year-old father were shot as he stood outside the open door of a minivan and changed her diaper while she lay on the front seat. The father was listed in serious-to-critical condition. Police said a gunman emerged from an open area between two houses about 1 p.m. yesterday and began shooting before fleeing in a vehicle.
Pulaski County, Ky. -- On February 24, about 9:30 a.m., a 19-year old male at home picked up a shotgun and it accidentally discharged, killing his 24-year-old brother who was asleep in the room. The distraught and grief-stricken younger brother then shot and killed himself.
Newark, N.J. -- A 31-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 4:20 p.m. yesterday. He was hit multiple times.
New Orleans, La. -- A 28-year-old man was found fatally shot in the driveway of a home about 8 p.m. yesterday. He was struck multiple times.
Bradenton, Fla. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the knee outside his home. The boy's mother and five other adults were inside the house at the time of the shooting. Police are trying to determine who owned the gun. The child is expected to recover.
Santa Maria, Calif. -- Someone was shot in the chest yesterday when they were cleaning a handgun and it accidentally discharged. No word on the victim’s condition.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 20-year-old man was playing with a gun at a home late this morning when he accidentally shot himself. His injuries were considered life-threatening.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A man was wounded about 12:45 p.m. yesterday when a gunman opened fire at a hair salon. A suspect has been arrested. The victim was listed in critical condition.
Dayton, Ohio -- A 22-year-old man was shot in the neck about 10 p.m. yesterday in what police described as a domestic dispute. The victim was expected to recover.
Akron, Ohio -- Two men, ages 21 and 24, were shot outside an apartment complex about 2 a.m. today. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Springdale, Ark. -- A man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg while at a home.
Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 20s showed up at a hospital about 4:30 a.m. today with a gunshot wound to the ankle.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and grazed in the arm about 9 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.
New Orleans, La. -- A car with four passengers crashed into a light pole about 6:30 p.m. yesterday after two men in the car were shot and wounded when someone inside another vehicle opened fire on them. One man was struck in the leg; the other in the hand. The injuries were not considered life- threatening.
Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot and wounded overnight during an apparent robbery. He was hit three times. Police reported the victim was awake and alert during transport to a hospital.
San Diego, Calif. -- About 4:10 p.m. yesterday, when a roommate became involved in the argument between a husband and wife, the husband proceeded to beat up the roommate and then fired a shot at him. The shot missed and the husband fled the scene in a minivan.
Miami, Fla. -- After going into a restaurant at a busy open-air mall, a man in a wheelchair had a disagreement with a waitress on where to sit, so he grabbed a pistol from under his shirt and waived it around before firing two shot in the air. One of the bullets when through the ceiling and into a second floor office. No one was hurt. The shooter was arrested.
Today’s sources: Associated Press, Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, Dayton Daily News, KSBY-TV San Luis Obispo, San Diego Union Tribune, The Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times-Picayune, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami, WTLV-TV Jacksonville
Addendum for March 11, 2013March 11, 2013 edition
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North Fayette, Penn. -- After a heated text-message exchange with a girlfriend, a 25-year-old man left a bar about 12:45 a.m. today only to return moments later with three handguns and shoot three people, killing one of them before two patrons were able to disarm the shooter. Police later found a fourth gun -- a loaded assault-style rifle -- inside the assailants vehicle in the parking lot. One of the wounded victims was in critical condition. No word on the other victim.
Chanceford Township, Penn. -- About 11 p.m. Saturday, after a 43-year-old man called police to say he just shot and killed his wife, the man proceeded to shoot and kill himself while on the line with emergency dispatchers.
Houston, Tex. -- Police believe a man and a woman found fatally shot inside a home about 11 p.m. last night died as a result of an apparent murder-suicide.
Brandon, Fla. -- A 70-year-old is man is accused of shooting his 41-year-old wife’s 32-year-old lover late last night after discovering them having sex in the living room of his home. The victim was shot several times.
Ninety Six, S.C. -- A 51-year-old man was fatally shot when a fellow hunter mistook him for a wild hog Saturday morning.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- About noon yesterday after a man and a 22-year-old woman walking together out of a post office building began to argue, the woman pulled out a gun and shot the man several times, killing him. She has been taken into custody.
El Rio, Calif. -- Two males in their late teens or early 20s confronted a 16-year-old boy on a street before shooting and killing him about 4 p.m. Wednesday. The suspects fled in a vehicle.
New Orleans, La. -- A 48-year-old woman was shot in the chest and killed and a 31-year-old man was shot in the wrist and wounded about 6 p.m. yesterday.
Camden, N.J. -- Three 27-year-olds -- two men and a woman -- were shot while sitting in a car outside a pub about 3 a.m. yesterday. One of the men was killed. The other man received a graze wound. The woman was shot in the chest. No word on the condition of the two wounded victims.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- Around 6:30 p.m. yesterday, when a woman arguing with the father of her children asked a 39-year-old male acquaintance to come to her aid, the father shot and killed the acquaintance
Billings, Mont. -- About 10:50 p.m. Friday, a 47-year-old man was found shot several times and killed outside his garage on his property. Police do not yet have a suspect.
Opelika, Ala. -- Over the weekend, a 39-year-old man was found fatally shot in the abdomen and lying on a sidewalk.
Fulton County, Ga. -- A 30-year-old man was shot and killed by his 29-year-male roommate at a home early today after getting into an argument.
Maywood, Ill. -- Police called about 11 p.m. Saturday found a 33-year-old man fatally shot in a backyard. The victim had been shot multiple times.
Seatac, Wash. -- Police responding to a call at a house about 3 a.m. this morning found one man shot and killed and one man shot and wounded. No word on the condition of the wounded victim.
North Liberty, Iowa -- Two police officers were shot at a home about 6 p.m. yesterday. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Louisville, Ky. -- An 11-year-old boy with a group of juveniles was shot in the side when one member of the group began playing with a gun and it accidentally discharged around 1:15 a.m. yesterday. The injury did not appear to be life threatening.
Washington, D.C. -- Police say 11 people were wounded in a drive-by shooting about 2:10 a.m. today. Although one of the victims was listed in serious condition, police said none of the injuries were considered life threatening.
Kansas City, Kan. -- Someone was shot inside a car on an interstate highway about 1 p.m. yesterday. No word on the victim's condition.
Birmingham, Ala. -- Police found a man shot at a motel about 6 a.m. today. He was expected to survive.
Baltimore, Md. -- A 26-year-old man was shot in the stomach after getting into an argument with someone at an apartment about 6:20 p.m. Saturday. He was listed in serious condition.
Boston, Mass. -- Police found someone shot about 8 p.m. Friday. A 22-year-old man has been arrested. The victim was in stable condition.
Crawfordville, Fla. -- When told she couldn’t use her internet dollar-off coupon at a big-box discount store, a 51-year-old woman swore at the manager and intentionally hit her with her shopping cart before going out to her car and getting a loaded gun which she then waved at the manager and three other employees. She was later arrested.
Today’s sources: Atlanta Journal Constitution, Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Des Moines Register, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KXLH-TV Helena, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Star-Ledger, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WTLV-TV Jacksonville
Addendum for March 11, 2013March 10, 2013 edition
The NRA never sleeps. They make sure their members bore in on lawmakers day after day with their message. They’ve been doing it successfully for many decades.
But we have one thing they don’t have -- a majority. A recent Pew Research/USA Today poll showed that more than 83 percent of Americans want background checks for all gun buyers, 56 percent support a ban on assault-style weapons, and 53 percent want a ban on high-capacity magazines.
But it won’t mean much if lawmakers hear only from NRA members. So call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and let them know you support common sense gun control. And also tell them “I DON’T support the NRA, and I vote.”
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Marietta, Ga. -- A 70-year-old man shot and killed his 72-year-old girlfriend in the garage of her home and then walked to a nearby cul-de-sac and shot himself to death.
Birmingham, Ala. -- A 33-year-old man was found shot to death inside a car about 6:20 a.m. yesterday.
Boise, Idaho -- Police believe a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound caused a driver to crash a car Saturday afternoon. No other information was available.
Oakland, Calif. -- A 37-year-old man was shot dead about 3 a.m. today. He was driving his car and got into some kind of dispute with occupants in another vehicle who opened fire on him.
Dorchester, Mass. -- Police responding to a call about 6:30 p.m. yesterday found two men in a car -- one in his mid-20s who was shot and killed and another, about 22, who was shot and wounded in his arms and chest. No word on the condition of the wounded man.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a gentleman's club about 4:30 a.m. today.
Lake City, Fla. -- A 32-year-old woman was fatally shot Saturday while walking on a street.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot while in the driver’s seat of his car about 2 a.m. Two women in the car at the time were not hit. The incident began when someone walked up to the car and tried to rob the man. The assailant fired several shots striking the man in his chest.
Marrero, La. -- Two men were fatally shot and a third man wounded as they sat in their car parked outside a home about 7:50 p.m. Saturday.
Jefferson Parish, La. -- A man was fatally shot at a bar Friday night.
Dallas, Tex. -- A 41-year-old man was found fatally shot at his apartment shortly after midnight this morning.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A 21-year-old man was shot and killed early today. He had been shot twice in the back.
Washington, D.C. -- A 22-year-old man was shot and killed while on a street about 10 p.m. Friday.
Orange, N.J. -- A 19-year-old man was found shot and killed about 7 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot multiple times.
Manchester, Tenn. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head with his aunt’s gun about 7 p.m. last night. The child was listed in stable condition.
Terrace Heights, Wash. -- A man shot his pregnant wife in the bedroom of their home Friday morning when he mistook her for an intruder. She was listed in critical but stable condition.
Seattle, Wash. -- A 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg when a friend playing with a semi-automatic handgun accidentally fired the weapon as the two sat in a car. No word in the victim’s condition.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 21-year-old man was in critical condition after his friend, a 19-year-old man, accidentally shot him while they were at a house about 9:15 p.m. Friday. The friend told police he had been handling the gun when it discharged.
Kansas City, Mo. -- Five people were shot -- one of them critically -- just before midnight Saturday when someone started shooting inside a banquet hall where about 150 juveniles were attending a teen concert.
Seattle, Wash. -- An 18-year-old man walking through an athletic field around 8:30 p.m. Friday was shot in the leg after three unknown males approached him and one of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire while attempting to steal his backpack. The injury was not considered life-threatening.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man was shot in the arm while driving when someone in another vehicle fired shots at him about 4:15 a.m. today. He was listed in fair condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was shot multiple times while sitting in a vehicle about 12:20 a.m. today. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A female showed up at a hospital with a bullet graze wound to the head about 3 a.m. today. No word on her condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A man was shot in the torso outside a food and liquor store about 10 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.
Cleveland, Ohio -- Two people showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds about 11 p.m. yesterday.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A man was shot while on a street about 3 a.m. today.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A man was shot while on a street about 3:45 a.m. today.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A man with a gunshot wound showed up at a hospital about 4:15 a.m. today.
Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Five people were shot and wounded outside a nightclub after a fight inside the club spilled out into the parking lot about 3:30 a.m. today. One victim was thought to have been shot in the head and was critically wounded. The other victims suffered injuries considered non life-threatening.
Muskogee, Okla. -- A woman was shot and wounded when someone fired a bullet through the front door of her home as she was about to answer a knock at the door.
Seattle, Wash. -- A 65-year-old man -- the executive director of a nonprofit that runs programs at local community-centers -- was shot in the chest at a parks maintenance building about 2 p.m. Friday. A 46-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the shooting. His condition was upgraded yesterday from critical to serious.
Grandview, Mo. -- After a nightclub closed for the night and a group of people from the club had gathered in the parking lot of a gas station, two men in the group were shot and wounded when an argument led to an exchange of gunfire. Both victims suffered non life-threatening injuries.
Essex, Md. -- A man was shot in the leg about 9 p.m. Friday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Charleston, W.V. -- Two people were shot about 4 a.m. Saturday. Police say at least 40 shots were fired during the incident. Both victims have non life-threatening injuries.
Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot outside a restaurant Friday night. Police suspect an argument led to the shooting.
Miami, Fla. -- A man was shot after he got into an argument with another man about 4 p.m. today.
Tampa, Fla. -- A 19-year-old man fired a gun in the air during an argument with his mother at an apartment about 8 p.m. yesterday. Police happened to be in the area and arrested him.
Today’s sources: Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dallas Morning News, Idaho Statesman, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Nashville Tennessean, nj.com, Oakland Tribune, The Oklahoman, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Police Department Blotter, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston, WCNC-TV Charlotte, WMAZ-TV Macon, WSVN-TV Miami, WTLV-TV Jacksonville, Washington Post
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Whitefish, Mont. -- A 41-year-old man shot and killed a 43-year-old man who was visiting the younger man’s wife at her mother’s house. The younger man then beat his wife and took his two-year-old son to a relative’s house before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide. The victim was the host of a national television show on a sportsman’s channel.
Detroit, Mich. -- At an abandoned home about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 5-year-old girl watched a man shoot and kill her 25-year-old mother and two others -- a 20-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man. A one-year-old baby was also at the home. Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the three deaths.
Morehead, Ky. -- A 26-year-old man shot and killed his 21-year-old wife at their home Wednesday morning. The couple’s three-year-old daughter was not injured. The woman was shot multiple times. She was a sophomore at a local college.
Pomona, Calif. -- A man pushing two strollers was shot to death about 2:20 p.m. yesterday. The children were not injured. One report called it a drive-by shooting, but police did not confirm that story.
University City, Mo. -- A 20-year-old man, a boxer who recently turned professional, was fatally shot about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot outside a nightclub.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot about 6:40 p.m. last night. He was hit multiple times.
Bernalillo County, N.M. -- About 9 p.m. Tuesday, a 21-year-old man fatally shot himself in his car as he was being stopped by police who wanted to question him in connection with an earlier aggravated battery.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man believed to be in his 30s was found shot to death in a boarding house about 2 p.m. today. He was lying in the third-floor hallway with at least one gunshot wound.
Jackson, Miss. -- A 32-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were fatally shot and two others wounded last night. No word on the condition of the wounded.
Dallas, Texas -- A man was fatally shot at a duplex about 2:45 a.m. A witness saw two men running from the home.
Phoenix, Ariz. -- Two men who were related, ages 46 and 21, were shot dead during an apparent home invasion early this morning. Other family members at home at the time were unhurt.
Minneapolis, Minn. -- Two people, one of them a man said to be in his 30s, were shot and killed and another man was shot and wounded at an after-hours nightclub about 3 a.m. today. Police say 50 to 100 people were at the club when the shooting occurred. The wounded victim was listed as having non life-threatening injuries.
Tuskegee, Ala. -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred between 11:30 a.m. and noon today. No other information was available.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- Around 4 a.m. today, a sheriff's officer was found dead in his police car in the parking lot of the sheriff’s office as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The officer, a 20-year veteran, had been battling cancer for several years.
Memphis, Tenn. -- Police found three people shot at an apartment complex about 12:30 p.m. today. All were listed in non-critical condition. No other information was available.
Phoenix, Ariz. -- A man and his wife were checking on their son’s house about 6 a.m. yesterday when they surprised two female burglars in their late 20s outside the house and one of them shot him in the hand before both intruders fled in a car.
San Diego, Calif. -- A 40-year-old man was shot and wounded while getting into his car about 9:45 p.m. yesterday after two men approached him and one of them took out a handgun and fired several shots. Both assailants were later arrested. The victim is expected to survive.
Charlotte, N.C. -- A woman who was sitting in her car in her driveway was shot in the back around 10:30 p.m. yesterday when someone in a passing car opened fire. No report on her condition.
Kansas City, Mo. -- A woman was shot by her boyfriend about 4 a.m. today although police don’t know if the shooting was intentional or accidental. No word on her condition.
Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Clarion-Ledger, Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KNXV-TV Phoenix, The Morehead News, Las Vegas Sun, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Diego Union Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WCNC-TV Charlotte, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WTLV-TV Jacksonville
Addendum for March 8, 2013March 7, 2013 edition
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Bossier City, La. -- About 4:20 p.m. yesterday, a 43-year-old man went into a hair salon where his 33-year-old estranged wife ran a tax service and fatally shot her in front of the couple’s 11-year-old child and four patrons before shooting and killing himself.
Burbank, Ill. -- An 80-year-old woman and a 79-year-old man were found fatally shot in the bedroom of a home in an apparent murder-suicide.
Shawnee, Kan. -- About 3 p.m. yesterday, two middle-age women were found fatally shot in a park in what police believe was a murder-suicide. A gun was found at the scene.
Widefield, Colo. -- A 36-year-old man was fatally shot inside a home about 11 p.m. Saturday. A juvenile family member is a suspect.
Tucson, Ariz. -- A 22-year-old man was found fatally shot at his home about 4 p.m. yesterday.
Kansas City, Kan. -- Around midnight last night, a man in his 20s was fatally shot while at a party in a home with four others when an argument started and someone in the group pulled a gun and opened fire.
Brockton, Mass. -- A man is dead after he was found around 6 p.m. yesterday suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old man was shot and killed when a gunman opened fire from an alley Wednesday night. He was hit multiple times.
Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was found fatally shot around 6 p.m. yesterday.
Montgomery, Ala. -- An adult male was shot dead and another adult male was shot and wounded this afternoon. The wounded victim was reported as having life-threatening injuries.
Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A man in his 20s was found fatally shot and lying on the ground early today.
Lawrence, Ind. -- A 33-year-old woman was fatally shot at a motel early Thursday morning. Police arrested a 41-year-old male suspect at another motel around 12:30 p.m. today.
Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 24-year-old man was shot and killed in an apartment building around 4:40 p.m. yesterday. He was found in a stairwell with a gunshot wound to the upper body.
Shreveport, La. -- A woman showed up at a hospital about 5:30 p.m. yesterday after accidentally shooting herself in the buttocks while at home. She suffered only minor injuries.
Texarkana, Tex. -- A 60-year-old man shot a 44-year-old man at least twice during an argument about 4 p.m. yesterday. The younger man then struck the older man with an ax, sending both of them to a hospital. No word on their conditions.
Detroit, Mich. -- Two women and a man were found with apparent gunshot wounds in a home about 9 a.m. today. No other details were available.
Tulsa, Okla. -- Police called to an independent living facility for seniors and people with disabilities about 5 a.m. today found a 52-year-old man shot in the abdomen. He was shot by a 39-year-old resident of the facility who also shot himself during the incident. Two witnesses fled after the shooting. The victims were reportedly partying all night. The older man was listed in serious condition; the younger man in fair condition.
Katy, Tex. -- A 19-year-old was shot in the neck about 8:30 p.m. yesterday while sitting in his car in the parking lot of a grocery store. He was listed in stable condition.
Memphis, Tenn. -- Police responding to a call about 10:15 p.m. yesterday found a man shot and wounded inside his car parked on a street. Police believe several males approached the car and one or more of them opened fire. The victim was hit several times. He was listed in critical condition at a local hospital.
Memphis, Tenn. -- Two men were shot while on a street about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Both were listed in critical condition.
Columbus, Ga. -- About 2 a.m. Wednesday, a 34 year-old man drove himself to a medical center with two gunshot wounds -- one in the head and one in the hip -- after he got into an argument and was shot by a 28-year-old man at a mobile-home park. His condition this morning was upgraded from critical to unsatisfactory.
Bellingham, Wash. -- Opening her apartment door after hearing a knock this morning, a woman in her mid-20s was confronted by a masked man who shot her in the chest. Police said the shooting was not a random attack. No word on her condition.
Bryant, Ark. -- A 37-year-old man was shot in the leg on the porch of a home while fighting with a 34-year-old man. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.
Madison County, Miss. -- An eighth-grader took home a handgun he found in a substitute teacher’s jacket last Thursday. The gun was recovered. State law bans firearms on school property.
Des Moines, Iowa -- About 11:15 p.m. yesterday, six shots were fired at a house while a 22-year-old woman was in the house on a couch with two children, ages three-months and two. No one was hit. Police found multiple bullet holes in the front door and walls of the house. The woman said the incident might be related to a disagreement over money she lent someone.
Nashville, Tenn. -- An 18-year-old male high school student, a senior, brought a loaded gun to school today. He told police he had the gun because of safety concerns outside of school. They don't yet know how he got the gun.
Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 64-year-old was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after she fired her Beretta Tomcat .32-caliber handgun at an unmarked police vehicle yesterday.
Westwood, N.J. -- A 62-year-old man was charged with two counts of child endangerment after he allegedly fired a gun while his family was in the house.
Police have classified it as a domestic violence incident.
Today’s sources: Arizona Daily Star, Arkansasmatters.com, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune , Clarion-Ledger, Des Moines Register, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KSLA-TV Shreveport, KXRM-TV Colorado Springs, Memphis Commercial Appeal, nj.com, The Oklahoman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Seattle Times, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami
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Waynesboro, Miss. -- A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing his 54-year-old mother, his 73-year-old grandmother, and a 51-year-old male relative. The bodies were found about 7 a.m. yesterday at the grandmother’s home.
Terre Haute, Ind. -- A 21-year old college student playing with a gun was killed early Friday morning when the weapon accidentally discharged.
Henderson, Nev. -- A 47-year-old woman was shot and killed by her ex-husband in a house about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. The husband then went into his parked car in front of the house and turned the gun on himself. A 13-year-old boy, a child of the couple, called police. He was in the house at the time but was unharmed. The boy and a 11-year-old brother who lived with the father are now with relatives.
Adams County, Colo. -- A 24-year-old woman was found shot to death in her car early Saturday morning. She was the mother of two boys, ages seven and one. Police reportedly arrested her boyfriend.
St. Louis, Mo. -- Police responding to a call found a 32-year-old woman shot dead on a next-door neighbor’s porch and her 15-year-old daughter shot and wounded inside their home. They were apparently shot by the woman’s 37-year-old boyfriend. After a car chase, police shot and killed the boyfriend when he exited his car and pointed a gun at officers. The teenager is expected to survive.
Duncanville, Tex. -- A 74-year-old woman was found fatally shot at the front door of a home about 7:30 a.m. today. No other details were available.
Olathe, Kan. -- Police responding to a call about 10:30 p.m. yesterday found a 52-year-old man shot dead and a 51-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the thigh in what appeared to be an attempted murder-suicide. The woman was listed in serious condition.
Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 25-year-old-man was shot and killed and three others were shot and wounded at an apartment complex about 8 p.m. last night. All were friends. Witnesses saw a car with two occupants leave the scene. One of the wounded victims was in critical condition, another was in serious condition, and another had non life-threatening injuries.
Phoenix, Ariz. -- Police responding to a call at an apartment complex about 2 a.m. today found a man 20- to 30-years-old and his 20-year-old wife both fatally shot. A 6-month-old baby there was unharmed. Police do not believe it was either a murder-suicide or a random shooting.
Chelsea, Mass. -- A man was fatally shot while on a street about 9 p.m. yesterday.
Aberdeen, Md. -- A man was found shot dead in a parking lot between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. yesterday. He was shot multiple times.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A man in his late 20s or early 30s was shot dead on a street about 10:40 a.m. today. He was hit multiple times in his chest and abdomen
Chattanooga, Tenn. -- A 16-year-old boy died after he was shot several times -- including at least once in the head -- while at an abandoned house yesterday morning. A 18-year-old suspect has been arrested.
Madbury, N.H. -- A 27 year-old man accidentally shot his 25-year-old wife in the leg about 7 p.m. Saturday while showing her his new 9 mm handgun.
Des Moines, Iowa -- A county reserve deputy shot herself in the hand when her weapon accidentally discharged while inside patrol headquarters Monday night. The deputy was treated and released from a local hospital.
Neosho, Mo. -- A 29-year-old woman walking on a hiking trail with her husband about 10 p.m. Sunday was struck by a bullet that passed through her thigh in each leg. The two heard shots before the woman felt stinging in her legs. Police say the shots might have come from someone illegally hunting or target shooting. She was treated at a hospital and released.
Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A man shot about 2 a.m. today was expected to survive. No other information was available.
Atlanta, Ga. -- A woman was shot in the thigh during an attempted carjacking about 2:15 a.m. yesterday.
Daytona Beach, Fla. -- The occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire yesterday afternoon and a 17-year-old male in one of the vehicles was shot in the head. He was reported in grave condition at a local hospital. Police have detained three people for questioning.
Auburn, Ala. -- When a neighbor accused him of stealing, a 17-year-old male pulled out a handgun and shot at him around 3:40 p.m. yesterday. The neighbor returned fire using a shotgun, striking the teen in the stomach with birdshot. He was expected to recover.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- Two 17-year-old boys in a car were shot and wounded when someone opened fire on them about 7 p.m. Monday night. One of the victims was struck in the knee; the other suffered a leg graze. Both were expected to be treated and released from a local hospital.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 39-year-old man was shot twice in the leg about 5:30 p.m. Monday. He was listed in stable condition.
Los Angeles, Calif. -- A 35-year-old man, a poll worker, was shot in front of a school just outside a polling place about 9:40 a.m. yesterday. Police described the shooting as a domestic violence incident between the victim and another man. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
North Little Rock, Ark. -- An 18-year-old male was shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.
Highland, N.Y. -- A school resource-officer’s service weapon accidentally discharged in the hall of a high school yesterday afternoon. No one was injured.
Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Globe, Clarion-Ledger, Dallas Morning News, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KNXV-TV Phoenix, KUSA-TV Denver, Las Vegas Sun, Nashville Tennessean, New Hampshire Union Leader, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times Herald Record, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WHO-TV Des Moines, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSFA-TV Montgomery
Addendum for March 6, 2013March 5, 2013 edition
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. That lobbyist thinks we will soon forget what happened at Sandy Hook, and 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 both the 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.
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Clark, Wyo. -- A 40-year-old woman, her 69-year-old father, and 70-year-old mother were shot to death late Saturday morning. Two males, both teenagers, seen fleeing the scene have been arrested.
Vallejo, Calif. -- Two roommates, a man and woman in their early 50s, were found shot dead on Sunday, the result of an apparent murder-suicide.
Seattle, Wash. -- Two men were found dead, each with a gunshot wound to the head, inside a parked car about 6 a.m. yesterday.
Benewah County, Idaho -- About 2 a.m. Sunday, police found a 44-year-old woman in a car on the side of the road suffering from a slit throat inflicted by her 49-year-old husband. Her husband was found at their home where he had slit his own throat and started a fire before fatally shooting himself in the head. The woman was in serious condition but expected to survive.
Selma, Ala. -- Someone was found fatally shot in the chest and in a roadway by the driver side of a car Sunday evening. Police are looking for a 20-year-old male suspect.
Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A 24-year-old man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in an apparent drive-by shooting.
Richmond, Calif. -- A 21-year-old man doing work for a homeowner in the front yard of the home was fatally shot after several individuals walked up to him and one or more of them opened fire. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. He had several gunshot wounds to his torso.
Salem, N.J. -- An 18-year-old man was found fatally shot in an alleyway about 4:15 p.m. yesterday. He had a gunshot wound to his back.
Houston, Tex. -- One man died after suffering a gunshot wound to the head and another man was wounded in a shooting in an apartment about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on the condition of the wounded man.
Belgrade, Mont. -- The body of a 47-year-old man, reported missing on January 7 was found near his vehicle in a field on private property. An autopsy determined that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Moses Lake, Wash. -- On Saturday, a 60-year-old man died from a shotgun wound to the abdomen. Police are calling it a homicide but don’t believe it was a random shooting.
Tucson, Ariz. -- A 19-year-old man was fatally shot about 11:45 p.m. Sunday. He was found lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds and died later at a hospital.
Birmingham, Ala. -- A 23-year-old man was found fatally shot in his crashed car about 3:10 p.m. yesterday.
Greenup County, Ky. -- A stray bullet struck a 29-year-old man in the back while he was inside his house and getting ready to go to church with his wife and two daughters Sunday night. Police believe the shooting was an accident and possibly the result of someone “hunting or shooting or having target practice” on a ridge about a mile away. The victim was in stable condition.
Hudson, Fla. -- An argument between a 42-year-old man and his 22-year-old girlfriend turned violent about 2:30 a.m. today after he got a handgun from their bedroom and shot her in the hip. The woman’s injuries were considered non life-threatening. He was charged with attempted murder.
George, Wash. -- Around 9:15 p.m. Sunday, a boy about 16-years-old was shot in the torso, knee and face and a girl about 14-years-old was shot once in the torso by two males, ages 21 and 16. Both victims were listed in serious condition.
Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A man was shot in the leg while on a street Sunday afternoon. No other information was available.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in his thigh about 3:15 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.
Waggaman, La. -- A 21-year-old woman was lying face down in bed at a home about 3:15 p.m. Friday when an unidentified male gunman entered through an unlocked front door and shot her in the back, hand, shoulder, and arm. The woman said the gunman never spoke a word and nothing was stolen. Police said her injuries were non life-threatening.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man was hit in the arm by gunfire Sunday afternoon. The victim said someone shot at him from a car. Three suspects are in custody. No word on the victim’s condition.
Washington, D.C. -- An adult male was shot in the back and shoulder about 1:15 p.m. today during a robbery. The victim was conscious and breathing as he was transported to a hospital.
Oklahoma City, Okla. -- A 12-year-old sixth-grade elementary school male student was arrested after bringing a loaded .45 caliber handgun to school. The gun was believed to belong to his grandfather.
Today’s sources: Arizona Daily Star, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Des Moines Register, Houston Chronicle, Idaho Statesman, KXLH-TV Helena, The Oklahoman, Seattle Times, South Jersey Times, Times-Picayune, Vallejo Times-Herald, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami, Washington Post
Addendum for March 5, 2013
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