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April 18, 2013 edition

Akron, Ohio -- Police say four people -- two men and two women -- were found fatally shot in the head in the basement of a housing complex around 2:30 p.m. today. All the victims looked to be in their 20s.

Houston, Tex. -- A 5-month old girl was found under a bed in an apartment where a man and woman had been fatally shot and another man was suffering from a gunshot wound. The woman and the wounded man were shot in the head. Friends of one of the men came upon the scene after they went to check on him about 6 p.m. yesterday because he had not shown up for work. The survivor was listed in critical condition. The baby did not appear to be injured.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A man and woman, both appearing to be in their 20s, were found fatally shot in a house yesterday afternoon. Both had been shot multiple times. Police are calling the man a suspect and believe the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute between the two.

Brook Park, Ohio -- Police found a 25-year-old man fatally shot after they were called about a disturbance at a motel room about 9:45 a.m. yesterday. A 19-year-old man was later arrested.

Sanford, Fla. -- A man was fatally shot about 11 p.m. yesterday outside a home. The victim, a father of four, was in the Army and a veteran of the Iraq War and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Police are looking for multiple shooters.

Reserve, La. -- A 29-year-old man was fatally shot while driving a car about 11:40 p.m. yesterday. He was struck once in the upper torso.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest was driven by two companions to a hospital about 6:15 p.m. yesterday. The victim later died.

Rialto, Calif. -- Police responding to a call at a gentleman’s club about 7:20 p.m. yesterday found a man in his 40s who fatally shot himself after he had shot and wounded a female dancer in her 20s who did not respond to his advances. About 20 other people were in the club at the time. No one else was injured. The woman was listed in critical condition.

Gurley, Ala. -- An unsupervised 2-year-old child accidentally suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand on Tuesday. The injury was not considered life-threatening.

Fitchburg, Mass. -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the stomach while showing his newly acquired gun to a cousin.

Kensett, Ark. -- A 30-year-old man was shot at a home while fighting with the 49-year-old homeowner around 2:30 a.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Atlanta, Ga. -- When a man and his wife confronted robbers attempting to steal their car outside their home around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the two were shot and wounded when the husband and robbers exchanged gunfire. The husband was shot twice in the upper back and his wife suffered two gunshot wounds to her legs. Police are looking for three suspects. The two victims were reported in stable condition.

Miami, Fla. -- A woman in her 50s or early 60s was shot in the neck outside her home about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Police are calling the case a robbery and suspect that two male intruders came into the woman’s home. A search for the two suspects is underway. The victim was in critical condition.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 19-year-old man was shot while on a street about 11:10 p.m. yesterday. He was reported in stable condition.

Charlotte, N.C. -- After leaving a nightclub about 2:30 a.m. yesterday, a woman along with her 31-year-old boyfriend and another friend were driving home on an interstate highway when someone in another vehicle opened fire on them. The woman, who was driving, was grazed by a bullet and the man was shot in the arm. No word the victims’ conditions.

Memphis, Tenn. --A woman in a grocery-store parking lot this morning was shot in the leg during an apparent robbery attempt. A suspect is in custody. The victim was reported in non-critical condition

Polk County, Fla. -- A man shot his girlfriend three times Tuesday night.
Police report the victim survived the shooting. They are looking for the boyfriend.

Pagedale, Mo. -- A man was shot in his home about 5:45 p.m. yesterday by two men who were there to sell him a car. Police are looking for the two suspects who fled in a vehicle. No word on the victim’s condition.

Nashville, Tenn. -- At least seven shots were fired into a home about 11 p.m. yesterday. Four adults and two juveniles were inside the home at the time but no one was injured. Police do not know if the home was targeted or if it was a random shooting.

La Crosse, Wis. -- A part-time college student who had earlier made threats to campus administrators was arrested after he was seen carrying a shotgun on campus. Police spotted him with the gun about 9:30 a.m. today and he was apprehended. The weapon was not loaded.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Birmingham News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sentinelandenterprise.com, Times-Picayune, WFTV-TV Orlando, WMAZ-TV Macon, WMC-TV Memphis, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for April 18, 2013

Sadly, as we learned yesterday, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood; day after day after day.

Senators who voted against common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted for common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

April 17, 2013 edition

Oregon City, Ore. -- A 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed while playing in the backyard of her house about 5 p.m. Sunday. The 32-year-old boyfriend of the girl’s mother was handling a gun inside the house when it accidentally discharged and the bullet went through a wall and struck the girl in the head.

Rosamond, Calif. -- A 13-year-old boy shot and killed himself at a restaurant on Monday. He apparently was upset about a fight at his middle school earlier on Monday and then went missing. The boy’s father found a suicide note in his room at home and a gun belonging to the father was gone. Police say the boy, who was a cheerleader, might have been a victim of bullying.

New Orleans, La. -- A 51-year-old man walking home from his cousin’s residence was shot and killed about 8:50 p.m. yesterday. He was found shot in the face and lying on a sidewalk.

Newark, N.J. -- A 30-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 3 p.m. yesterday. A second male also shot at the scene was listed in stable condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 21-year-old man was found fatally shot about 4:15 p.m. yesterday.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 22-year-old man was found fatally shot on a street Tuesday afternoon. He had multiple gunshot wounds.

Harrison County, Miss. -- A 7-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the chest by her cousin, a 6-year-old boy, after the boy found a loaded 9mm gun in a bedroom night-stand at his home about 10 p.m. Sunday. The girl was listed in stable condition.

Des Plaines, Ill. --A retired police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg when he dropped his gun while attending his grandson's Boy Scout troop meeting at a school. No word on his condition.

Lincoln, Neb. -- A 52-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the thigh while taking a concealed-carry-class at a shooting range about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The gun discharged as he was putting a .22 caliber handgun in a holster on his hip. He was under the guidance of an instructor at the time.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- Around noon yesterday, a woman standing outside her home was shot once in the stomach by her ex-boyfriend as he drove by in a vehicle and fired several rounds at her. Just hours earlier, charges of child abuse and domestic violence were dropped against the ex-boyfriend when the woman failed to appear in court to testify against him. No word on her condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg today. No word on the victim’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 50-year-old man was shot about 8:40 p.m. yesterday. The man was inside a home when he heard gunshots outside. When he stepped outside to investigate, a bullet struck him in the shoulder. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 45-year-old man was shot in the leg while on a street about 1:45 a.m. today. Two people approached the man from behind and opened fire before fleeing on foot.

Hayward, Calif. -- A 24-year-old woman suffered gunshot wounds to her head and neck while she slept in her home about 12:25 a.m. today. The gunfire came from outside the home and police believe the home was targeted. Witnesses said the woman’s boyfriend often stayed at the home, but he was not there last night. She was expected to survive.

Orlando, Fla. -- A 32-year-old man was shot in a home about 4:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, The Star-Ledger, Sunherald.com, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WFTV-TV Orlando, WOWT-TV Omaha

Addendum for April 17, 2013

URGENT -- From today’s Daily Kos:

Please join with Daily Kos and Americans for Responsible Solutions by telling your senators to vote for the Manchin-Toomey bill requiring background checks for anyone purchasing a firearm at a gun show or on the internet.

The vote is expected this afternoon. Click here to send an email to your senators now.
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After three months of negotiations, a bipartisan bill has been drafted that would require criminal and mental health background checks for anyone purchasing a firearm at a gun show or on the internet.

Frustratingly, the Senate is having trouble rounding up 60 votes for this bill. At the latest count, there were 54 senators in favor, 6 senators undecided, and 40 senators opposed.

We are just shy of the votes we need, but we can still get over the top. Click here to email your senators telling them to vote for expanded background checks.

Keep fighting,
Meteor Blades, Daily Kos

April 16, 2013 edition

Salina, Kan. -- A 7-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself about 5:45 p.m. Friday while firing a 9mm handgun with his father and brother.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 43-year-old police officer shot and killed her 33-year-old boyfriend and 1-year old baby boy before using the gun to kill herself.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 20-year-old woman was fatally shot and a 21-year-old man was shot and wounded about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. The two were walking to a store when someone opened fire on them. The woman was struck in the head and back; the man was struck in the calf. The man was treated at a local hospital and released.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 26-year-old was fatally shot in the head about 8:45 p.m. Sunday. A witness heard a gunshot and then saw the man get pushed out of a car.

Aliquippa, Penn. -- A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed in a home early Sunday morning. Police said there were signs of forced entry. They have arrested a 27-year-old man. The woman is the mother of two of the man’s children.

Dolton, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was found fatally shot at his home about 8:50 p.m. Sunday.

Hamilton, Ohio -- A store owner working in a back room saw a masked gunman in the front of the store pointing a weapon at his wife. When the store owner came out of the back room, the gunman shot at him and missed. The store owner then returned fire and killed the 26-year-old robber.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A 42-year-old man was found fatally shot on a street about 4 a.m. yesterday.

North Little Rock, Ark. -- A 49-year-old man was found fatally shot at a home about 1 a.m. yesterday.

Gallatin, Tenn. -- A 23-year-old man was found fatally shot in the head outside an apartment building about 8:30 p.m. yesterday.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A 31-year-old man was found fatally shot in a parking lot Sunday morning about 3:00 a.m.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot in a building around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The man was found lying on his back with at least eight gunshot wounds to his face, head, chest, and upper torso.

Mission, Kan. -- A 14-year-old teenager shot a 6-year-old child at a doctor's office about 11 a.m. today. The teen fled on foot from the scene. Police are not saying if two were related or if the shooting was intentional or accidental. The victim was in serious condition.

Temple, Tex. -- A male student believed to be 15-years-old shot himself outside his high school near an athletic complex about 8:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the neck while arguing with someone outside a home about 10 p.m. Sunday. The victim was reported in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Around 3 a.m. Monday, two men in their 20s were each shot in the leg. One of the men had wounds reported as serious; the other suffered a minor wound.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 10:15 p.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old man was outside talking with his 23-year-old girlfriend when a gunman approached and shot the man two or three times in the right leg. The victim’s condition was reported as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 31-year-old man was shot in the chest around 2:40 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm about 6 p.m. yesterday.
He was listed in good condition.

Gallatin, Tenn. -- A 26-year-old man was shot multiple times while riding his bike about 11:30 p.m. last night. His injuries were considered non life-threatening. The victim told police the name of the shooter, a 31-year-old man.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot while on a street this afternoon. His injuries were considered life-threatening.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A man showed up at a hospital last night with a gunshot wound. No word on his condition.

Trenton, N.J. -- A man was shot in a home during an apparent home invasion by three intruders wearing masks about 3 p.m. today. No word on the victim’s condition.

Paterson, N.J. -- Someone was shot in the ankle following an altercation between two groups about 4 p.m. yesterday.

Newark, N.J. -- A 19-year-old man was found shot on a street about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Newark, N.J. -- A 36-year-old man was found shot on a street about 8:15 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Stillwater, Minn. -- A certified gun instructor, a 76-year-old man, accidentally fired a handgun before a class in a school cafeteria about 6:10 p.m. last Thursday. He thought the gun was empty. The bullet struck a wall and none of the eight students and parents waiting for class to start were injured in the incident.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Minneapolis Star Tribune, New York Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Star-Ledger, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSFA-TV Montgomery

Addendum for April 16, 2013

The U.S. Senate will begin debating gun-control legislation this week. Now is the time to let your elected representatives in Washington know that you support common sense gun control legislation that can help reduce this daily carnage. Please call, write, email, or Fax today. You can get contact information here.

www.contactingthecongress.org

April 15, 2013 edition
No report filed

April 14, 2013 edition

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 13-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by another child inside a home about 3 p.m. yesterday. Four other children  -- ages 11, 10, 9, and 1-month-old -- all believed to be related, were in the home at the time. The gun belonged to the homeowner. Police said there was no adult supervision in the house at the time of the shooting.

Orlando, Fla. -- A man is dead after he accidentally shot himself in the head at a gun range about noon on Friday.

Cherokee Indian Reservation, Jackson County, N.C. -- A woman was shot and killed, reportedly accidentally, about 11:30 a.m. Friday. A man who reported the shooting was hospitalized for a possible overdose. Police are investigating.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in the back about 1 p.m. yesterday.

Boring, Ore. -- Police say someone was shot and killed in a hunting accident about 7:45 p.m. yesterday.

West Harris County, Tex. -- An male employee at a seafood restaurant was found fatally shot in the back-kitchen area of the business about 3:10 p.m. yesterday. Witnesses said they heard a gunshot inside the restaurant and found the man, who appeared to be a cook, lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head. Police say there was evidence of foul play.

Houston, Tex. -- A 19-year-old female was shot and killed when she got caught in a crossfire while trying to flee a gun battle that erupted after several fistfights broke out at a party in an apartment complex about 12:20 a.m. today.

East Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 39-year-old man was fatally shot in heart, allegedly by his brother, at a house about 9:10 a.m. yesterday.

Des Moines, Iowa -- A man was found inside an apartment shot dead from a single gunshot wound around 1:30 a.m. today.

River Ridge, La. -- A man was shot multiple times while on a street around 12:50 p.m. today. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital.

Dekalb County, Ga. -- A male victim died from a gunshot wound.

Holly Springs, Ga. -- After stopping his car on the shoulder of an interstate highway and walking across two lanes to sit under a bridge, a man shot and killed himself about 9:30 a.m. today despite efforts by police negotiators to end the incident peacefully.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- About 2:35 a.m. today, police found a 24-year-old man inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head. He was declared dead at the scene.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 31-year-old man was found lying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his side about 2:45 today. He was brought to a local hospital where he was declared dead.

Delhi Township, Ohio -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the bicep on Friday when he reached for a handgun under his father’s bed. The father was arrested.

Altoona, Penn. -- A gun shop owner accidentally shot himself in the abdomen while repairing a rifle just before 10 a.m. Friday. No word on his condition.

Garden City, Idaho -- When someone at a gun show was at a vendor’s display looking at what was thought to be an unloaded handgun, the gun discharged and the bullet hit two other guns in the display, sending shrapnel flying that struck two people about 3 p.m. yesterday. A 23-year-old man was hit in the eye. His injury was considered serious but not life-threatening. Another person received a minor arm injury.

Waukesha County, Wis. -- While handling a loaded gun at a friend's apartment about 4 a.m. today, a 24-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand and fragments of the bullet then struck a 24-year-old woman standing nearby. Neither victim appeared to have life-threatening injuries.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old was shot in his chest while on a street about 9:15 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old male was shot in the leg while walking in an alley about 2:25 a.m. today. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two persons on a street were shot about 2:50 a.m. today. No word on their conditions.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 20s showed up at a hospital about 4:30 a.m. today with a gunshot wound to his hand.

Chicago, Ill. -- A male in a moving motor vehicle was grazed by a bullet about 5:15 a.m. today when another person in a passing car opened fire. The victim declined medical treatment at the scene.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man of unknown age was found with a gunshot wound about 5:15 p.m. today. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Bridgeport, Conn. -- Two men, ages 44 and 42, were shot while in a car about 2:30 a.m. today. The two were leaving a nightclub when an unknown man walked up to the vehicle and opened fire. The older man was shot in the thigh. No word on his condition. The younger man was shot in the neck and chest. He was listed in critical condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- About 10 p.m. yesterday, a 27-year-old man was shot in the legs after an altercation on a street. He was listed in good condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- While at a house party around midnight last night, a 37-year-old woman was struck in the foot and a 34-year-old man was struck in the abdomen after shots were fired into the residence from outside. Both victims were listed in stable condition and are expected to survive.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 19-year-old male was shot in the leg while in front of a house Saturday evening. The teenager returned fire but apparently did not hit anyone. The victim’s injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 24-year-old man showed up at a hospital about 3:45 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 22-year-old man showed up at a hospital about 6 p.m. yesterday with gunshot wounds to his cheek, neck, back, and thigh. Police said he was shot while near a convenience store. His was listed in critical condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 19-year-old man standing on a corner was shot in the elbow about 11 p.m. yesterday when an unknown man fired at him. The victim was listed in stable condition. Also, a 37-year-old male was struck once in the groin area and taken to the hospital in critical condition. And an employee inside a nearby takeout restaurant was hit by shattered glass when a bullet went through a wood panel. His injury was minor and he declined medical treatment.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Altoona Mirror, Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati.com, Hartford Courant, Idaho Statesman, KCCI-TV Des Moines, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, The Oregonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, Times-Picayune, WLOS-TV Asheville, WJXT-TV Jacksonville, WSB-TV Atlanta, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

Addendum for April 14, 2013

The U.S. Senate will begin debating gun-control legislation this week. Now is the time to let your elected representatives in Washington know that you support common sense gun control legislation. Please call, write, email, or Fax today. You can get contact information here.

www.contactingthecongress.org

April 13, 2013 edition

Pomona, Calif. -- Two boys, ages 16 and 13, were found fatally shot in an alley and a third male of unknown age was shot and wounded after gunfire erupted about 1 a.m. today. The wounded victim was listed in critical condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot and another 17-year-old was shot and wounded at a playground about 3:45 p.m. Thursday. They were in a crowd of perhaps 50 people attracted to a fight between two teens. When one of the fighters began to lose, one or more persons in the crowd opened fire.

Topeka, Kan. -- Three people were found fatally shot in a home about 9:15 p.m. yesterday. Police are calling it an apparent double murder-suicide.

Panorama City, Calif. -- A 51-year-old male armed security guard was shot and killed at a strip mall about 10 p.m. Thursday. The victim’s nephew said someone snuck up from behind and shot him in the head. Witnesses said the guard was arguing with a man just moments before he was shot.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A 58-year-old man was shot and killed and a 57-year-old man was shot and wounded at a home about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- An 18-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. One neighbor reported hearing a shotgun go off. Another neighbor said a man and woman live in the apartment with a small child.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A 45-year-old man was fatally shot at a home about 10:15 p.m. yesterday. Police say there was a domestic altercation between the man and his wife just before the shooting. She has been taken into custody.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 44-year-old man was shot to death while sitting in a car about 5 p.m. yesterday. He was struck several times in the upper torso.

Alpharetta, Ga.-- A police officer was shot five times during a traffic stop about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. The suspected shooter, a 52-year-old man, was later killed after a police chase. During the shoot-out with police, a woman driving by the area was struck and wounded by the gunfire. Police report the wounded officer was recovering. The wounded woman was listed in stable condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 42-year-old woman was found fatally shot and a man shot and wounded inside a home about 7:45 p.m. yesterday. No word on the man’s condition.

Salt Lake City, Utah -- A 19-year-old male was fatally shot in the parking lot of a convenience store about 1:15 a.m. today. A male suspect was spotted running from the scene.

Trenton, N.J. -- A 21-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Newark, N.J. -- A 30-year-old man was shot and killed while on a street about 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A man was fatally shot in the chest about 9 p.m. today.

Jennings, Mo. -- A 38-year-old man unloading groceries from his vehicle was fatally shot after he was approached by two men who then opened fire on him when he ran into his house.

DeKalb County, Ga. -- A man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon while driving on an interstate highway when someone in another vehicle opened fire on him. He was struck multiple times.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot about 11 p.m. yesterday. Also shot and wounded was a man connected to the shooting.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot and killed while standing on a sidewalk about 2:45 a.m. today. Police said two males emerged from between houses and shot the victim in the chest.

Chicago, Ill. -- Three people showed up at a hospital yesterday with gunshot wounds. All were expected to survive.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two men, ages 22-and 18, and a 19-year-old woman showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds about 2:40 a.m. today. They were in a car stopped at traffic light when someone stepped out of a nearby vehicle and shot at them. No word on the condition of any of the victims.

Chicago, Ill. -- A male was shot in the hip while on a street about 3 a.m. today. No word on the victim’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 31-year-old man was shot in the back about 3:30 a.m. today. Police said he was standing on a sidewalk when another male approached and opened fire. No word on the condition of the victim.

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- A man showed up at a hospital about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and said he accidentally shot himself in the leg while carrying a pistol in his sweatshirt.

Christiansburg, Va. -- Two women were shot while at a community college satellite campus located in a mall about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. An 18-year-old male student at the college has been arrested in connection with the shooting. Both victims were reported in stable condition.

Putnam County, Fla. -- A 28-year-old man was shot multiple times about 6 a.m. yesterday after he got into an altercation with a 17-year-old male at the front door of the younger man’s home. No word on the victim’s condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 27-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder during a domestic incident. A man was taken into custody. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 22-year-old man was taken to a local hospital, suffering from two gunshot wounds in the back. He was listed in stable condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- An 18-year-old man was shot in the stomach while on a street following an altercation. He was listed in stable condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 25-year-old man showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound in his calf early today. He was shot while in a vehicle. No word on his condition.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- An 18-year-old male suffered a graze wound to his chest and bicep when someone fired a gun during a fight among a large group of young people about 6 p.m. yesterday.

Camden, N.J. -- A woman believed to be in her 40s was shot in the head while on a street about 10 p.m. yesterday. She was in critical condition.

Washington, D.C. -- A man was shot in the groin while on a street about 9:45 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Washington, D.C. -- A man was shot and wounded on a street about 10:15 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Palatka, Fla. -- After a man arrived at a home about 6 a.m. yesterday, he was shot when he got into an altercation with a man who answered the door. No word on the victim’s condition.

Elgin, Ill. -- An unloaded shotgun was found in a locker at a high school Thursday morning. Two 15-year-old boys were charged in connection with the incident.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Associated Press, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, Florida Times-Union, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Salt Lake Tribune, The Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, WSB-TV Atlanta, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

Addendum for April 13, 2013

The U.S. Senate will begin debating gun-control legislation next week. Now is the time to let your elected representatives in Washington know that you support common sense gun control legislation. Please call, write, email, or Fax today. You can get contact information here.

www.contactingthecongress.org

April 12, 2013 edition
No report filed

April 11, 2013 edition

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed as he walked to get his school bus about 6:40 a.m. today. Police said the suspected shooter, a 17-year old male, walked up to victim and shot him more than once before fleeing on foot.

Oro Valley, Ariz. -- Police say preliminary results of an investigation indicate that a 76-year-old woman shot and killed her 78-year-old husband before using the gun to kill herself. Relatives said the husband had a debilitating disease. Police also report they found notes left by the woman.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 36-year-old man was fatally shot and his 19-year-old brother was shot and wounded about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. Police said each of the brothers was shot several times after they were approached from behind.

New Orleans, La. -- Police responding to a report of an automobile accident about 1 a.m. today found a cab crashed into a tree and the 35-year-old driver dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

San Bernardino, Calif. -- A 19-year-old man was found fatally shot about 9 p.m. Monday. He had been struck multiple times in his upper torso.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 45-year-old man apparently shot himself to death as police served a search warrant at a home about 6:45 a.m. today.

East Baton Rouge Parish, La. -- A 48-year-old man shot and wounded his wife while arguing with her and then shot and killed his 29-year-old stepdaughter before using the gun to kill himself. No word on the wife’s condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A 23-year-old man standing in his driveway was shot about 6:20 p.m. He suffered graze wounds to a leg and a foot.

New Orleans, La. -- A 23-year-old was shot once in the buttocks and a 21-year-old was shot once in the right arm about 8:40 p.m. yesterday.

Dekalb County, Ga. -- Gunfire erupted during an altercation between two adults at an apartment complex about 5:15 p.m. yesterday and a 12-year-old girl -- an innocent bystander -- was shot in the back. A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the chest after he was shot about 10:50 p.m. yesterday.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 24-year-old man was shot in the abdomen inside a food market about 4 p.m. yesterday. A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Seattle, Wash. --  Two men were each shot several times while on a street about 11:30 p.m. yesterday. One man was listed in critical condition; the other in serious condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man was shot several times while on a street about 7 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man was shot in the chest and another man shot in the foot about 9 p.m. yesterday. No word on the condition of either victim.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 20-year-old man was shot several times while on a street about 11 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the shoulder while on a street about 11 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 28-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were shot by one or more persons in a passing car about 12:30 a.m. today. No word on the condition of either victim.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 29-year-old man was shot and wounded while sitting in a car about 2 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Kinloch, Mo. -- Two men were shot about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. One of the men was shot twice, including once in the face. His injuries were not considered life-threatening. The other man appeared to have a graze wound.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was shot while on a street about 4 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- One person was shot while on a street about noon yesterday. No word on the victim’s condition.

Miami Gardens, Fla. -- A security guard was shot and wounded in the parking lot of an apartment complex last night. Police say several males approached the guard and shots were fired. The victim’s condition was unknown.

Today’s sources: Arizona Daily Star, Chicago Tribune, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WMC-TV Memphis, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSVN-TV Miami

Addendum for April 11, 2013

The U.S. Senate voted today to begin debating gun-control legislation next week. That means now is the time to let all your elected representatives in Washington know that you support common sense gun legislation. Please call, write, email, or Fax today. You can get contact information here.

www.contactingthecongress.org

April 10, 2013 edition

Sumter, S.C. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself after finding a gun in an apartment about 10 a.m. Tuesday

Toms River, N.J. -- A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a 6-year-old neighbor. The younger boy found the gun, a .22 caliber rifle, in his house and brought it out to his neighbor’s yard where it somehow discharged, striking the older boy in the head about 7 p.m. Monday.

Brownwood, Tex. --  As someone cleaned a semi-automatic handgun in a house about 8:15 p.m. Sunday, the weapon accidentally discharged sending a bullet through a wall where it struck and killed a 4-year-old girl in another room.

Winchester, Tenn. -- A man accidentally shot and killed himself while cleaning a gun Sunday night.

Kissimmee, Fla. -- When a woman went to pay for gas at a service station, her 25-rear-old brother accidentally shot and killed her 20-year-old boyfriend as the two men were handling a handgun while waiting in the woman’s car on Monday.

White Lake Township, Mich. --  A 32-year-old woman is dead after she was shot several times by her husband who then used the gun to kill himself about 9 p.m. Monday. The woman’s 8-year-old son was in the house at the time and he ran to neighbors who then called police. The child was turned over to his biological father.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A 33-year-old man was shot and killed about 4:15 p.m. yesterday.

Oakland, Calif.-- A man was shot by one of two suspects about 8:10 p.m. Monday. Both suspects fled. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Oakland, Calif.-- A man was shot by another man who fled on foot about 12:05 a.m. yesterday. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Kansas City, Mo. -- A 28-year-old man was shot to death about 4:30 a.m. today in an apparent home invasion. Police said several intruders broke into the home and shot the man in his living room. The man’s girlfriend and four children who were at home at the time were not hurt.

Wilkinsburg, Penn. -- A woman was found fatally shot on a street about 2:45 a.m. today. She was struck in the head.

Bellwood, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man shot in the abdomen Monday was pronounced dead about 5 p.m.

Harris County, Tex. -- About 8:30 p.m. Monday, an 83-year-old man was found sitting on a chair in his living room and bleeding from a fatal gunshot wound. His pick-up truck was missing. A 19-year-old man has been arrested.

Carroll County, Tenn. -- A 22-year-old woman was shot in the stomach by her 2-year-old son. Police say the woman was sleeping with the boy and a 3-week-old baby on Sunday when the boy apparently found a Glock 9 mm handgun underneath a pillow and managed to fire it. The victim was listed in serious but stable condition.

Twinsburg Township, Ohio -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the chest while cleaning a gun about  7:40 p.m. Saturday. He was expected to survive.

Akron, Ohio -- A 20-year-old woman -- a passenger in a car driven by a 23-year old man -- was shot in the shoulder blade after a road-rage incident led to gunfire about 3 p.m. Saturday. The incident began when the driver of another car became angry and, at some point, both cars pulled over. In the course of a verbal dispute, the driver of the other car pulled out a gun and fired four shots at the man’s car and one of the bullets struck the woman. The shooter then left the scene. No word on the condition of the woman.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 8:15 p.m. Monday, a 33-year-old man was found lying on a sidewalk with gunshot wounds to his face, neck, chest, and arms. He was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two men, ages 20 and 19, were shot and wounded while on a street about 6 p.m. Monday. The 20-year-old was shot multiple times; the 19-year-old was shot once. Both were listed as stabilized at a local hospital.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the stomach inside a home about 3:45 p.m. Monday. He was expected to recover.

Greeneville, Tenn. -- A 25-year-old man accidentally shot himself through the hand Monday afternoon while cleaning a .22 caliber rifle on his back porch.

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the wrist and leg when his newly purchased 9 mm handgun discharged as he was handling it about 8 p.m. Monday.

El Dorado, Kan. --A private security officer accidentally fired his gun while on duty in an apartment complex about 10:30 p.m. Monday and the bullet went through a wall and struck an 18-year-old college student. The student’s injury was considered minor.

Macon, Ga. -- Three people were wounded when gunfire erupted at a home about 8 p.m. yesterday.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 31-year-old man was standing outside his car about 11:30 p.m. yesterday when two men approached and stole his money before shooting him three times. His injuries were considered life-threatening.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A 16-year-old student was arrested after bringing a loaded .22 caliber handgun to school last Friday. A school resource officer found the student in the restroom holding the weapon.

Moody, Ala. -- During a youth baseball game between teams with seven and eight-year-old players, the father of one player pulled handgun on a coach during a game after the father was told by the coach to sit down in the bleachers. The father was arrested and his pistol permit was being revoked.

Today’s sources: accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, The Greenville (Tenn.) Sun, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, (Fort Wayne) News Sentinel, Oakland Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Star-Ledger, WBBJ-TV Jackson (Tenn.), WEWS-TV Cleveland, WFTV-TV Orlando, The Wichita Eagle, WMAZ-TV Macon, WMC-TV Memphis, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSMV-TV Nashville

 

Addendum for April 10, 2013

This daily carnage will never end unless we take a stand. And if ever there was a day to take a stand, it’s today. That’s because the U. S. Senate is taking up the gun-control issue this week. If we miss this opportunity, another one might never again come along. And the carnage will go on and on and on.

So Washington needs to hear from us -- today. If we don’t speak out, they will only hear the voices of the N.R.A.

Please call, write, email, or Fax today. You can get contact information here.

www.contactingthecongress.org

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 03:45 PM PDT.

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

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