March 26, 2013 edition
Fairmont, N.C. -- On Sunday afternoon, a 34-year-old man was wiping down a shotgun when it accidentally discharged and struck his 10-year-old son in the head, killing him.
Goochland County, Va. -- Last Thursday night, a man at a party fooling with a gun he thought was empty put the weapon to his head and pulled the trigger several times without incident. When another man, a 20-year-old Army reservist, put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, a bullet discharged and killed him.
New Haven, Conn. -- A 20-year-old man apparently accidentally shot and killed himself at an apartment about 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
New Orleans, La. -- A 15-year-old was fatally shot about 6 p.m. yesterday. The victim was standing with several people outside an apartment complex when a group of teens showed up and someone began shooting.
West Haven, Conn. -- About 12:30 p.m. Friday, a man stabbed his girlfriend in the chest and neck and then used a gun to fatally shoot himself in the head. The woman’s injuries were considered non-life threatening.
Bidderford, Maine -- A man was found shot to death in a car at an apartment-house parking lot about 12:45 a.m. today.
Tacoma, Wash. -- A 39-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the foot with a handgun while target shooting. The gun fired when he tripped as he walked to check his target. The victim was expected to fully recover.
Sandy, Utah -- A 38-year-old woman was accidentally shot in the thigh at a home by her 15-year-old niece about 7 p.m. Monday. The niece, who was cleaning, found a gun in a drawer and the weapon discharged when she picked it up. The victim’s wounds were considered non life-threatening.
Miami Township, Ohio -- About 4 p.m. yesterday, a man walking in a park was putting away his gun when it accidentally fired, hitting him in the leg. His injury was reported as non life-threatening.
Noblesville, Ind. - A 66-year-old man accidentally shot himself about 6 a.m. Friday when he went outside his home to investigate a suspicious noise. The bullet grazed his head. His condition was reported as non life-threatening.
York, Penn. -- A 44-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand last Wednesday night. He had removed the magazine from his girlfriend’s .32-caliber Beretta Tam Cat handgun but when he pulled the trigger, the gun discharged a bullet. Note to gun owners: Removing the magazine from a gun doesn’t necessarily remove the bullet that’s in the chamber. (I’ve chronicled a number of people getting shot by this phantom bullet.)
Orlando, Fla. -- A 25-year-old woman was accidentally shot by her 23-year-old husband as he cleaned his 9 mm Glock handgun at their apartment about 8 p.m. yesterday. The bullet struck her in the right arm and entered her abdomen. She was expected to recover.
Chicago, Ill. -- Two men, ages 25 and 20, were shot by someone in a passing vehicle as they sat in a car about 4:45 p.m. yesterday. The older man was listed as stabilized with wounds to his chest and both legs. The younger man was in critical condition with wounds to his neck and leg.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the side while on a street around 5 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- Someone firing from a vehicle shot a 14-year-old boy in the chest about 6:20 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.
New Orleans, La. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the shoulder while on a street yesterday. No word on his condition.
Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A man was shot in the chest and leg yesterday evening. The victim was conscious but no other word on his condition.
Baltimore, Md. -- A 27-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and a man was cut by broken glass when someone fired at them as the two drove in a pickup truck about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Highlands Ranch, Colo. -- A 28-year-old man was taken into custody when he accidentally fired a gun while in the men’s bathroom of a restaurant and the bullet flew into the dining room about 7 p.m. last Thursday. No one was hurt.
Today’s sources: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Heraldonline.com, KSTU-TV Salt Lake City, New Haven Register, Orlando Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WDTN-TV Dayton, WMBF-TV Myrtle Beach, WRTV-TV Indianapolis, WTVR-TV Richmond,
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Calumet City, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot about 9 p.m. Saturday night at an apartment and police believe it might have been an accident. The gun’s magazine had been removed, but a bullet might have unknowingly remained in the chamber.
Toledo, Ohio -- A 29-year-old man fatally shot his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend yesterday morning after chasing her in a car and opening fire while she was driving. The man then barricaded himself in a home and fatally shot himself after a several-hours-long police standoff. The victim’s family said the man had stalked, threaten, and harassed the woman for months.
Dublin, Ga. -- A 23-year-old off-duty sheriff's deputy was found fatally shot Friday night on an isolated road. A 21-year-old man was taken into custody.
Mendenhall, Miss. -- A 53-year-old woman, a member of the state legislature, was found dead at a home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A 53-year-old woman died after police found her bleeding profusely from multiple gunshot wounds about 5:30 p.m. near the office of her divorce attorney. The woman and her husband were due in court today for their divorce trial.
Canton, Tex. -- A 44-year-old man fatally shot his 34-year-old wife and wounded a 47-year-old man after he found the woman at the older man’s home about 6 a.m. yesterday. The wounded victim was in critical condition but expected to recover.
Louisville, Ky. -- Three men were found shot dead outside an apartment complex about 3 p.m. yesterday. Two of the men were inside a vehicle with a shattered window, the third man was on the ground next to the vehicle.
Houston, Tex. -- Two men flagged down an ambulance on a highway about 4:45 p.m. yesterday and then carried a shooting victim from their vehicle to a grassy median. The two fled in the vehicle as the ambulance staff began working on the victim. The victim, a male believed to be 16- to 22-years old, later died at a hospital.
Tampa, Fla. -- A 30-year-old man was fatally shot outside a billiards hall about 2:45 p.m. yesterday.
Rialto, Calif. -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot and two others were shot and wounded at a children’s party about 8 p.m. yesterday. Police say two men approached partygoers and got into an argument before opening fire. The two wounded -- a 24-year-old man struck in the leg and a 28-year-old man struck in the hand and abdomen -- were hospitalized. No report on their conditions.
Brea, Calif. -- A 25-year-old man was found fatally shot at a home about 9:45 p.m. Saturday. He was struck in the abdomen. Three people inside the residence were held for questioning.
Indianapolis, Ind. --A 28-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying in the middle of a street about 11 p.m. Saturday.
Fulton County, Ga. -- A man in his late 30s was found fatally shot about 3:40 a.m. today.
New Orleans, La. -- A 19-year-old man was found on a street lying face down and fatally shot about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. He was shot once. At about the same time, not far away, the victim’s stepfather, 53-years-old, was found dead from gunshot wounds after he crashed a pickup truck.
Swanton, Mich. -- A 19-year-old man was accidentally shot in the leg Saturday evening when he and his roommate tried to take apart a semi-automatic handgun at their home and the gun discharged. The victim was listed in fair condition.
Mesquite, Tex. -- About 1:10 a.m. this morning, when a man motoring on a highway called police to report a suspected drunk driver and then followed him, the suspect fired 15 shots at the caller, striking him in the back of the head. The victim was reported in good spirits and expected to survive.
Sandy Springs, Ga. -- A 38-year-old woman was shot several times about 5:30 p.m. yesterday while in a stairwell at an apartment complex. Her 4-year-old child was nearby but not injured. Police are looking for a 42-year-old man, the father of the child. The woman was reported in serious condition.
Bellwood, Ill. -- Police responding to a call about 2 p.m. yesterday found a 21-year-old man collapsed outside a church and suffering a gunshot wound. The victim said he was approached by someone and shot in the back while walking down a street. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 14-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks while on a street about 1 p.m. yesterday. He was reported in good condition.
Montrose County, Colo. -- A sheriff's deputy was shot this morning while responding to a domestic-violence call at a home. After two deputies spoke
with the female victim, they knocked on a door to talk with the suspect, who responded by firing two rounds and striking one of the deputies. No word on the deputies condition.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- Two men were shot while standing outside an apartment building about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. One was struck in the chest; the other in the arm. Both were listed in serious condition but expected to survive. Police took three people into custody in connection with the shooting.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 20-year-old man showed up at a hospital about 4:30 p.m. yesterday with a superficial gunshot wound to his chest.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 25-year-old man showed up at a hospital about 5:30 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound to his foot. He was shot when someone tried to rob him. No word on his condition.
Orlando, Fla. -- A 23-year-old woman was shot and wounded while on a street about 11 a.m. this morning. Her injuries were considered non-life-threatening.
Orlando, Fla. -- A driver for a sandwich chain was shot while making a delivery at an apartment complex about 1 p.m. today. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Newark, N.J. -- Someone was shot in the arm about 8 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were considered non life- threatening.
South Miami, Fla. -- A man looking for help walked into a post office with a gunshot wound to his shoulder about 8:30 a.m. today.
Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The (Swanton) Blade, Chicago Tribune, Clarion-Ledger, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Denver Post, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, The Star-Ledger, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFAA-TV Dallas, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WLS-TV Chicago, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSVN-TV Miami
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Birmingham, Ala. -- A 2-year-old boy was fatally shot and his mother was shot and wounded early yesterday. Her 24-year-old brother has been arrested as a suspect. The woman was reported in serious condition.
Petersburg, Penn. -- A 52-year-old man shot and wounded his estranged wife then fatally shot his 2-year-old son before using the gun to kill himself about 9 a.m. yesterday.
Puyallup, Wash. -- A 69-year-old man fatally shot his 43-year-old daughter and wounded his 46-year-old son about 3:30 a.m. today. Police say it appears the two were shot as they slept. During a standoff that followed, police were able to talk the man out of shooting himself. His wife and two grandchildren, ages 6 and 7, were asleep during the shooting and not injured. The son was listed in critical condition.
San Bernardino, Calif. -- Police found a 58-year-old man fatally shot and lying on a street about 7:50 p.m. yesterday.
National City, Calif. -- A man in his 40s was fatally shot in the parking lot of a strip mall about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. Police say a gunman fired 10 to 15 rounds, likely from a semi-automatic rifle.
Minneapolis, Minn. -- A man was found fatally shot inside a home about 1:30 a.m. today. Police do not believe the shooting was a random crime.
San Leandro, Calif. -- A 33-year-old man was shot and killed about 9:20 p.m. Friday after he came to the aid of his mother-in-law when she was threatened by two robbers who approached her as she was unloading items from her car. The gunmen fled in a vehicle.
Newark, N.J. -- A 30-year-old man, the local manager of a national chain of restaurants, was fatally shot and two male customers were wounded when a dispute between patrons inside the restaurant evolved into a fight that led to gunfire about 3 a.m. yesterday. As the manager tried to intervene in the dispute, someone pulled out a gun and open fire. One of the wounded was listed in stable condition. The other was treated and released.
St. Cloud, Fla. -- A 28-year-old man was shot and killed by a 29-year-old man after they began arguing while drinking with several others at a home about 12:20 a.m. today.
New Orleans, La. -- A 21-year-old man was found fatally shot between two mini-vans in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 5 p.m. yesterday. He was shot multiple times.
San Diego, Calif. -- An argument between a husband and wife led to the woman shooting the man in the stomach with a handgun about 11:30 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injury was reported as serious.
Albuquerque, N.M. -- A man and woman suffered gunshot wounds to the back of their heads while in a vehicle at the parking lot of an apartment complex. The two were able to drive away and flag down a passing police officer. The vehicle was riddled with bullet holes. Both victims were reported in good condition.
Milan, N.M. -- A 65-year-old man was shot when two people attempted to rob a diner about 1 a.m. Saturday. The victim was reported in stable condition.
Dorchester, Mass. -- A woman suffered a head wound while walking on a street about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. She is expected to survive.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 30-year-old man was shot in the head about 3:30 a.m. today after a confrontation over a double-parked vehicle that partially blocked street access. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 35-year-old man was shot in the leg about 1:35 a.m. today. No word on his condition.
Los Angeles, Calif. -- A man was shot twice and then thrown from a car while on a freeway about 5 p.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in critical condition.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Police are looking for the shooter.
Farmington, Wis. -- Shots fired at a tavern from a moving car wounded one person early Saturday.
Winter Garden, Fla. -- A 22-year-old woman shot a 30-year-old man about 9:45 p.m. yesterday. The victim was struck three times. He was listed in stable condition.
Homewood, Penn. -- A man was shot in the leg about 8 p.m. yesterday.
New Orleans, La. -- A 51-year-old woman was shot and wounded while on a street about 7:15 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for three suspects, one of them an 18-year-old male, who they believe fired at her from a car. The victim was in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.
Tampa, Fla. -- A man was found shot and lying on the ground about 3 a.m. today.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head by another 17-year-old boy after there was an argument at a party about 1 a.m. today. The victim was listed in critical condition.
Memphis, Tenn. -- A 30-year-old man was shot while at a convenience store this afternoon. The victim was listed in non-critical condition.
Macon, Ga. -- A man was shot in the foot and another man shot in the leg outside a bar about 2:35 a.m. today.
Opa-Locka, Fla. -- A woman was shot in the shoulder after two men got into a fight sometime Friday night. She was reported in stable condition.
Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oakland Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Diego Union Tribune, Seattle Times, The Star-Ledger, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WCCO-TV Minneapolis,
WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WMAZ-TV Macon Ga., WMC-TV Memphis, WSVN-TV Miami
Addendum for March 24, 2013March 23, 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 that those of us who want common sense gun laws will eventually lose interest and fade away. Then the NRA will have our elected representatives all to themselves, just the way they like it.
I think that lobbyist and the NRA need to know that this time is different. This time we are not going away.
Please help. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun controls. Do it today. And do it again next week. And then every week after that until they get the message.
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Orlando, Fla. -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 12-year-old brother at their home about 2:20 p.m. yesterday.
Quantico, Va. -- A marine fatally shot two other marines at a base-barracks and later used a gun to kill himself.
North Little Rock, Ark. -- A 31-year-old man was found on a street fatally shot Tuesday night.
Albuquerque, N.M. -- On Tuesday, after brandishing a gun outside a home, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot by a 32-year-old neighbor.
Jacksonville, Fla. --A man in his early 20s was shot and killed by another man about the same age around 9:30 p.m. yesterday at an apartment complex after the two had argued earlier in a bar.
Kansas City, Mo. -- Two gunmen entered a house about 11 p.m. Thursday and shot four university students. A 23-year-old man was killed. One of the survivors has critical injuries, the other two have minor injuries.
Arlington, Tex. -- Police responding to a call at a home about 11 p.m. Thursday found a man fatally shot.
Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A man shot four people in an apartment about 4 p.m. yesterday. One of those shot, a 28-year-old man, has died from his wounds. A 62-year-old woman was in serious but stable condition, a 24-year-old man was in critical condition, and a 40-year-old man suffered a graze wound. Police have arrested a suspect.
Loon Lake, Ore. -- About 10:45 p.m. Thursday, a 73-year-old man was found dead in his home from an apparent gunshot wound.
Pottstown, Penn. -- A 27-year-old man was shot and killed outside a bar about 2:15 a.m. Friday.
New Orleans, La. -- A 3-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the hand by a 37-year-old man about 6 p.m. yesterday. The man was arrested. No word on the boy’s condition.
Apex, N.C. -- A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg about 2 p.m. Thursday after finding a loaded gun inside the unlocked glove box of a car parked outside his home. The car belonged to a family friend who was visiting. The boy and his 3-year-old brother went outside to play and found the gun. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Gastonia, N.C. -- A student at a college’s basic law-enforcement training-class was accidentally shot in the hip about 4 p.m. yesterday when an instructor was assisting another student who was having a problem with a handgun and it accidentally discharged
Columbus, Ohio -- Someone was accidentally shot in the abdomen outside a bar last night.
Garland County, Ark. -- Police found a 26-year-old man with several gunshot wounds and lying on the side of the road after two men robbed him outside of a friend's house on Thursday night. No word on his condition.
Huntsville, Ala. -- A man was shot and wounded while sitting in his vehicle about 1:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.
Huntsville, Ala. -- About 8 p.m. yesterday, a man was shot and wounded by someone at his former girlfriend’s house after he went there to retrieve property and got into an altercation.
Akron, Ohio -- A 20-year-old man was shot and wounded about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. His injuries were reported as non life-threatening.
Charlotte, N.C. -- One person was shot while on a street about 3 a.m. today.
Police report the injuries were potentially life-threatening.
Chicago, Ill. -- A man showed up at a hospital about 8:15 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound to his side. He was reported in good condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 26-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the thigh while on a street about 6 p.m. yesterday.
Chicago, Ill. -- Two people were shot and wounded while on a street about 3:30 p.m. today. The shooter fled in a car. One of the victims was reported in extremely critical condition; the other was in serious condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man was shot and wounded while walking his dog about 2:30 a.m. today. He was struck in the back and arm. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was shot in the chest while on a street about 5:30 a.m. today. He was listed in critical condition.
Bridgeport, Conn. -- Three people were shot and wounded outside a bar about 1:30 a.m. today. A 24-year-old man was struck in the abdomen, a 24-year-old woman was struck in the thigh, and a 27-year-old woman was struck in the leg. The man was listed in serious condition. No word on the condition of the two women.
Las Vegas, Nev. -- Two persons in their late teens or early 20s were shot and wounded about 11 p.m. Thursday after a confrontation between two groups on a street corner. The victims reportedly had non life-threatening injuries.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 35-year-old male employee was wounded in the hand when shots were fired through a door into a closed tavern around 3 a.m. today. Police know the suspect and are looking for him.
San Francisco, Calif. -- Three men in their 20s were shot and wounded about 1:15 a.m. today after being involved in an argument at a nightclub. One man, shot in the torso, was in critical condition. The other two victims have injuries considered non life-threatening.
Charlotte, N.C. -- A 17-year-old high school student was discovered to have brought a loaded gun to school.
Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Albuquerque Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, WFAA-TV Dallas, WRAL-TV Raleigh, WSYX Columbus, WSOC-TV Charlotte
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Brunswick, Ga. -- A mother is wounded and her infant child is dead after they were approached by an unknown suspect and shot while on a morning walk about 9 a.m. today. The gunman fled on foot and a manhunt is underway. The woman’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Jefferson County, Ala. -- A 30-year-old woman and her 3-year-old daughter were found fatally shot and her 5-year-old boy was found shot and wounded inside their apartment about 11:30 a.m. yesterday. Earlier in the morning, the woman’s 30-year-old boyfriend and father of the two children was found dead in a parked car from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police have described the shootings as a murder-suicide. The boy was reported in critical condition.
Southgate, Mich. -- A middle-school student apparently committed suicide this morning in a school bathroom using a handgun that belonged to a family member.
Dallas, Tex. -- Police responding to a call at an apartment complex about 9:20 p.m. yesterday came upon an apparent murder-suicide scene outside the building when they found a 23-year-old woman fatally shot and a 36-year-old man wounded from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. The two have a child together. No word on the man’s condition.
San Diego, Calif. -- A 19-year-old female sailor died this morning after she was found earlier with a gunshot wound aboard an amphibious assault ship. The Navy has not yet provided more details.
Anaheim, Calif. -- Around 7 a.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old woman was found fatally shot next to a vehicle inside a parking garage on the lower level of an apartment complex. Neighbors saw two men running from near the scene about an hour before the woman’s body was found.
Prairie Village, Kan. -- A man armed with a gun and threatening suicide took his own life yesterday afternoon after a two-hour police standoff
San Antonio, Tex. -- Two men, ages 76 and 45, and a 67-year-old woman were found fatally shot this morning in what police were calling a double murder and suicide.
Shawnee, Okla. -- Police found a woman fatally shot in her home about 6:30 a.m. this morning. She was hit by bullets multiple times The woman’s husband has been arrested.
Washington, D.C. -- A man was fatally shot in the head about 2:50 a.m. today. Police are trying to determine if the victim might have been involved in an argument or fight at a nearby bar or nightclub.
Albuquerque, N.M. -- Police responding to a call concerning a dispute found a person fatally shot about 11:30 p.m. yesterday.
Maypearl, Tex. -- Two teenagers shot and killed themselves after fleeing a house they were trying burglarize when the homeowners thwarted the break-in. After an exchange of gunfire with the homeowners, one of the suspects was found dead in a nearby field, the other was found dead in a pick-up truck. Both had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Chicago, Ill. -- Seven people -- all between the ages of 19 and 36, were shot and wounded during music party at an entertainment center after a fight broke out and three gunmen opened fire about 1 a.m. today. Police were not certain if one or more of the gunmen might be among the wounded. No word on the condition of the wounded.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 47-year-old man was shot in the head and wounded while sitting in his car about 12:30 a.m. today. He was having a conversation with a man standing outside the car when that man suddenly pulled a gun and shot the victim. He was reported in critical condition.
Arlington, Va. -- A man walking home about 8:30 p.m. yesterday was shot after a suspect approached him and demanded money at gunpoint. The gunman fled with an undetermined amount of money. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- Two window repair men arriving at a home for a scheduled visit were shot and wounded by the homeowner who apparently thought they were intruders. One of the men suffered a graze wound; the other man’s injury was considered non life-threatening.
Poinciana, Fla. -- Two people were shot and wounded about 8 p.m. Monday. Police are looking for the suspect who opened fire on the two. The victims were reported to have non life-threatening injuries.
Seattle, Wash. -- A man on a street was shot in the face about 6 a.m. today. Police say the victim was alert and conscious during transport to a hospital. They are looking for the shooter.
Orlando, Fla. -- After receiving a tip, police discovered that a 12-year-old middle-school student brought a semi-automatic 9 mm MAC-10 pistol loaded with 30 cartridges into school in his backpack. The boy was arrested. Police say a criminal charge could be filed against someone else if an adult left the weapon unsecured.
Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Oklahoman, Orlando Sentinel, San Diego Union Tribune, Seattle Times, Washington Post, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WTLV-TV Jacksonville
Addendum for March 21, 2013March 20, 2013 edition
Baltimore, Md. -- Three people -- two 20-year-old women and a 21-year-old man -- were found fatally shot at a home about 9:15 a.m. yesterday. Police are looking for at least one suspect.
Allentown, Penn. -- About 1 p.m. yesterday, on the hospice floor of a hospital, a man shot and killed his wife and then used the gun to kill himself.
Manokotak, Alaska -- The Village Public Safety Officer, a 54-year-old man, was shot and killed Tuesday. A 42-year-old man is in custody.
DeSoto, Tex. -- A 40-year-old man shot and killed his 37-year-old estranged wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher and then fatally shot himself after breaking into her mother’s home about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. The couple’s divorce had just been finalized. The wife had filed a restraining order against the man in October.
Lake Los Angeles, Calif. -- A man in his 40s was shot and killed by a 58-year-old next-door neighbor last night after the two had been drinking in the victim’s garage and then got into an argument. The victim’s 14-year-old daughter and another daughter of unknown age were at home at the time.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man in his 20s was found fatally shot outside an apartment complex about 4:15 p.m. yesterday. The gunman fled. The victim was having a dispute with the gunman just before shots were fired.
Houston, Tex. -- A 32-year-old man was shot and killed when he surprised three teenagers in his garage trying to steal his car just after midnight Monday. Two of the three have been caught.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest about 12:30 a.m. yesterday when at least four masked men burst into a house and demanded money. Five children and three other adults were at home at the time. No one else was injured. The invaders fled. No arrests yet.
Seattle, Wash. -- About 1:30 a.m. today, police found a man fatally shot and a second man wounded in a car with the engine running while in the front yard of a house. A vehicle was spotted leaving the scene about the time of the shooting. The wounded man was listed in critical condition.
Monument, Colo. -- A 58-year-old man was shot and killed when he answered the front door of his home about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. Police were searching for the gunman.
Pine Hills, Fla. -- A 4-year-old boy is in the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the face while at home about 9:30 a.m. today. The child was listed in critical but stable condition and was expected to survive.
Morgantown, Ind. -- A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach with a handgun he found at the home of a relative about 6 p.m. Sunday. No word on his condition.
Greensboro, N.C. -- Police responding to a call about 5 p.m. yesterday found two victims -- a father and son -- injured in an apparent accidental shooting. Their injuries were reported as non life-threatening.
Cedar Falls, Iowa -- A 22-year-old male convenience-store clerk accidentally shot himself in the hand while pulling a gun from his pants while at work Monday night. No customers were in the store at the time and no one else was injured.
Akron, Ohio -- A 41-year-old man was in his house playing cards with friends about 1:30 a.m. Monday when a masked man burst in and opened fire at him. He was struck in the leg. The gunman fled. The victim’s injuries were reported as non life-threatening.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was shot in the shoulder yesterday about 9:45 p.m. after he answered a doorbell and got into a struggle with three people trying to push their way inside. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy showed up at a hospital about 2:40 a.m. today after suffering a graze wound to the neck while sitting in a vehicle. Police say shots were fired from a vehicle that pulled up to the victim’s vehicle. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 33-year-old man showed up at a hospital about 5:15 a.m. today with a gunshot wound to the thigh. His condition was listed as stabilized.
Berwyn, Ill. -- A man in his 30s was shot in the face after two men broke into his apartment about 10 a.m. yesterday. The intruder fled. Police think the victim might have known them. No word on the victim’s condition.
Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 22-year-old man sitting in a vehicle was wounded Monday when a shot fired through the rear window of the vehicle struck him in the back of his head. A 55-year-old man has been arrested. No word on the victim’s condition.
Dallas, Tex. -- Someone was shot at a pool hall about 2:30 a.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were considered not-serious. Police have arrested a suspect.
Washington, D.C. -- Two intruders got into an apartment and shot a man and woman during an attempted burglary early Tuesday. No word on their condition.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- As they struggled to shut a restaurant door that a gunman was trying to open, three men -- ages 22, 21, and 19 -- were shot when the gunman fired through the door about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. The shooter fled. All three victims were reported in stable condition.
Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was grazed by a bullet while on a street this afternoon. No word on the victim’s condition.
Dallas, Tex. -- When a car almost backed into another vehicle at a convenience store, the two occupants of the vehicle tossed a brick through the driver-side window of the car. The two assailants then followed the car and fired twice at the car’s occupants when they stopped at an elementary school. Police arrested the assailants.
Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Albuquerque Journal,
Anchorage Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, News & Record (Greensboro), Orlando Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WHO-TV Des Moines, WMC-TV Memphis
March 19, 2013
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March 18, 2013 edition
Calumet City, Ill. -- A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot about 8:50 p.m. yesterday. She was hit several times. No other information was available.
Sterling, Va. -- A teenager who had been drinking and was relatively new to a neighborhood apparently entered a house two-doors down from his own by mistake about 2:30 a.m. today and was shot and killed by the startled homeowner. Friends had dropped the victim off at the wrong home as it looked similar to the teenager’s residence. Police are not yet sure how he got into the neighbor’s house.
Baltimore, Md. -- A 46-year-old man lying on a first-floor couch while visiting a home was killed when the homeowner, who was upstairs and handling a gun, accidentally fired the weapon and the bullet went through the floor and struck the victim about 11:45 a.m. Saturday.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A 20-year-old man was found in a car fatally shot in the chest about 4:30 a.m. today.
Daytona Beach, Fla. -- A 30-year-old man was fatally shot while riding his bicycle about a block from his apartment complex about 5:30 a.m. yesterday.
Orlando, Fla. -- Police arriving at a university dorm-room about 12:20 a.m. today found a man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Also found were an assault weapon, a handgun, and improvised explosive devices. The school said there was no immediate threat, however, as a precaution, 500 students were evacuated from the dorm and all classes at the school were canceled until noon today.
Williston, N.D. -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot outside a bar about 1 a.m. Saturday. Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect.
Houston, Tex. -- When police pulled over a man who had been driving erratically about midnight last night, the man shot and wounded an officer. The officer’s partner returned fire, killing the man. The wounded officer’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Los Angeles, Calif. -- A 35-year-old man walking on a street near his residence was fatally shot about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Vallejo, Calif. -- Police responding to reports of gunfire at a house about 5:20 p.m. yesterday found an elderly man fatally shot inside a detached garage. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.
New Orleans, La. -- A 47-year-old man was found fatally shot in the head about 7:25 p.m. yesterday.
New Orleans, La. -- A 27-year-old man was found shot to death and lying in the middle of a street about 10 p.m. yesterday. He had several bullet wounds.
New Orleans, La. -- A 19-year-old male was found shot to death inside his home about 3 a.m. today.
Baltimore, Md. -- A 27-year-old man was found fatally shot in a vehicle around 11:15 a.m. yesterday. He had multiple bullet wounds.
Baltimore, Md. -- A 29-year-old man was found fatally shot in a vehicle around 9:30 p.m. yesterday. He had bullet wounds to the face and neck.
Opelika, Ala. -- A 29-year-old man was fatally shot about 9 p.m. yesterday. He was struck in the abdomen. Witnesses saw a vehicle speed from the area.
Crystal Township, Mich. -- Two men, ages 23 and 18, were disassembling their guns at a home Saturday evening when the older man’s handgun he thought was unloaded accidentally discharged and struck the younger man in the leg. No word on the victim’s condition.
Albuquerque, N.M. -- A police officer was shot in the lower back while responding to an alleged assault last night. The officer was reported in good condition. Police are looking for the shooter.
Los Angeles, Calif. -- Two men were wounded while standing with a group of people in a front yard of a home about 9 p.m. last night when a car pulled up and 18 shots were fired from the car. The suspects then fled the scene. One of the victims suffered a gunshot wound to the back and in critical condition but expected to survive. The other victim had three graze wounds to his back and one to the posterior.
Birmingham, Ala. -- Police say a young male was shot at a busy park about 7 p.m. yesterday. At this point they are unsure if the victim was a target or an innocent bystander. No word on his condition.
Anderson, Ind. -- A male was found shot in the head about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- About 11:30 p.m. yesterday, two male teenagers, ages 18 and 17, were shot and wounded while driving in a car with two others after a vehicle pulled alongside and shots were fired at them from the vehicle. Both victims were listed as stabilized.
Oakland, Calif. -- A man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound about 6:50 p.m. yesterday. He was expected to recover.
Oakland, Calif. -- A man was shot about 5:30 p.m. yesterday by a gunman who fled on foot. The victim was in stable condition and expected to recover.
Memphis, Tenn. -- A male was shot and wounded while walking along a highway about 4 a.m. today when someone inside a passing car shot at him. The victim was listed in critical condition.
Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot during an attempted robbery at a busy park about 4 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.
Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Houston Chronicle, Idaho Statesman, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Oakland Tribune, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WMC-TV Memphis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
Addendum for March 18, 2013
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 -- 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.”
Do it today. And do it again next week. And do it again every week after that until they get OUR message.
Here’s the contact information: