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April 21, 2013 edition

Donald, Ore. -- A 4-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound yesterday. Police were dispatched to the scene about 5:30 p.m.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 17-year-old boy died yesterday after he was shot in the chest and back outside his home about 6 p.m. Friday. The victim was at home with friends and went outside for an unknown reason. Moments later, they heard gunfire and found the victim shot.

Kingston, N.C. -- A 28-year-old man was shot to death by his 34-year-old brother after the two got into an argument yesterday morning. The two were driving down a road together when a fight began. The car stopped and the fight continued, then gunfire rang out.

Winamac, Ind. -- A 60-year-old man is dead after he accidentally shot himself in the head about 10 p.m. last Wednesday.

North Huntingdon, Penn. -- A 68-year-old man fatally shot his 67-year-old wife and 46-year-old son and then used the gun to kill himself last Tuesday.

Houston, Tex. -- A 22-year-old-man filming a music video at a home was fatally shot when a fight broke out on the street in front of the home shortly after 1 a.m. today.

Humble, Tex. -- In a parking lot about 9 p.m. Friday, a woman sat in the front seat of a car while her 23-year-old boyfriend sat in the back with his infant child. They were waiting to meet someone and buy a cell phone from them. While waiting, they were approach by several men, including one armed with a shotgun. When the armed man tried to get into the locked car, the 23-year-old pulled out a handgun and opened fire, killing him.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was found fatally shot and lying in a street about 10 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck multiple times.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 57-year-old man was shot to death about 3:45 a.m. today in what police believe was a robbery attempt.

Greenville, S.C. --  When a 2-year-old boy reached into the pant’s pocket of his father, a handgun that was in the pocket accidentally discharged, striking the boy in the upper body. No word on his condition.

Myakka , Fla. -- A man about to go hog hunting accidentally shot himself in the stomach about 7 p.m. yesterday when his handgun fell from his holster and the weapon discharge as it hit the ground. No word on his condition.

Weirton, W.V. -- A 14-year-old boy accidental shot himself in the hand late last Thursday afternoon. No word on his condition.

Medina, Ohio -- A 62-year-old police chief accidentally shot himself in the leg when his service handgun discharged as he holstered the weapon while at home and preparing to go to work about 9:30 a.m. last Thursday. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Corpus Christi, Tex. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the head as he was showing a gun to friends while leaving a men’s club about 2:25 a.m. today. He was listed in critical condition.

Rock Hill, S.C. -- A 36-year-old man accidentally shot himself last Monday evening while unloading a .22 caliber rifle after target practicing with friends. The bullet went through his hand and struck his thigh. No word on his condition.

Oconee County, Ga. -- While at home about 7:30 p.m. last Tuesday, a 36-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg as he was removing a handgun from his pants so as to place the weapon on a shelf. No word on his condition.

Columbus, Ohio -- A 39-year old woman was shot in the face as she rode a city bus last Tuesday afternoon. Police say someone fired shots at the bus and the woman was apparently an innocent victim. She was reported in critical condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- Two people were injured after getting caught in the middle of a crossfire when the occupants of two vehicles began shooting at each other about 3 a.m. yesterday. A 27-year-old man pulling into a gas station was injured by flying glass when one of the bullets shattered a window in his car. A 23-year-old man was shot in the arm as he entered the gas-station store. No word on the conditions of the victims.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man standing on a corner was shot in the buttocks about 12:50 p.m. yesterday when a car pulled up and someone got out and opened fire on him. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 29-year-old man walking on a street was approached by a gunman who shot him multiple times about 1:25 p.m. yesterday. The victim was struck in the hand, leg, and upper back. He was listed in serious condition. The shooter fled on foot.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old male was shot in the midsection about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot about 4:10 p.m. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 52-year-old man was shot in his side and head about 10:10 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was shot twice in his right leg while on a street about 3 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was walking with two other people about 3:20 a.m. today when someone came up and shot him in the back outside a convenience store. The victim was listed in serious condition.

Conroe, Tex. -- As a 33-year-old man and his girlfriend were watching television last Sunday, the man’s 3-year-old son found a 9mm handgun in a bedroom nightstand and accidentally discharged the weapon. The child suffered a minor facial injury from the gun-recoil. The bullet lodged in the ceiling. Police charged the father with child endangerment.

Johnson County, Ind. -- As a woman fooled around with a rifle in an apartment about 9 p.m. last Friday, the weapon accidentally discharged sending a bullet through the floor and into the apartment below, where it struck a clock and a wall. She was twirling the rifle in the manner of the lead character in “The Rifleman” television series. The woman said she knew the rifle was loaded but thought the safety was on.

Oconee County, Ga. -- Around 9 p.m. on March 21, police responding to reports of shots fired learned that a 66-year-old man had discharged a shotgun into the air. The man said he fired the gun “to scare the witches away.” Two rifles and a shotgun belonging to the man were turned over to his son for safe keeping.

Hastings, Minn. -- A handgun was accidentally discharged at a gun show yesterday afternoon. No one was injured.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The (Conroe, Tex.) Courier, Hastings (Minn.) Star Gazette, The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald, Houston Chronicle, KIII-TV Corpus Christi, The Medina (Ohio) Gazette, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oconeepatch.com, The Oregonian, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pulaski (Ind.) Post, Tampa Tribune, Times-Picayune, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WTOV-TV Steubenville

Addendum for April 21, 2013

Sadly, as we learned last Wednesday, 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 and suffering; 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 20, 2013 edition

Lapwai, Idaho -- An 8-year-old boy died from an accidental gunshot wound to the chest about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Texarkana, Ark. -- A 23-year-old man was found shot to death inside a car about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Orange County, Fla. -- A 34-year-old man playing cards with a group of people was fatally shot about 12:45 a.m. today.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot about 6:45 p.m. yesterday.

Durham, N.C. -- A 19-year-old male was found shot to death inside a car that crashed into a fence about 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

Stamford, Conn. -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed and a 44-year-old man was shot and wounded in front of a barber shop about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Witnesses said someone opened fire on a group of people in front of the shop and then fled in a vehicle. The wounded victim is expected to survive.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 37-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 7:45 p.m. last night.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot while in an alley about 12:20 a.m. today.

Houston, Tex. -- When a man got out of his vehicle after pulling into his driveway about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, he was approached by three masked gunmen who exited from a vehicle that had pulled in behind him. After he handed over his keys and other items as demanded by the gunmen, he was told to lead them into his house. A friend of the man inside the house at the time then opened fire at the suspects, killing one of them. The other two gunmen escaped in their vehicle.

Irvington, N.J. -- A 19-year-old male was shot and killed as he stepped out of a car about 10:50 p.m. Thursday. Police believe the gunfire might have come from a passing vehicle.

Miami, Fla. --A several-days-long dispute between a group of men led to one man fatally shooting another about 5 p.m. Thursday.

Miramar, Fla. -- A man was fatally shot and another man was shot and wounded about 1:45 a.m. yesterday. Police said several people including the two victims were standing in a driveway when someone came up and started shooting. The wounded victim was reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

New Orleans, La. -- A 43-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a home about 5 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot multiple times.

Akron, Ohio -- A man was shot while on a street about 5 p.m. Thursday. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 30-year-old man was shot while on a street about 2 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg while on a street about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the ankle about 4:45 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot about 10:20 p.m. yesterday. He was treated and released from a local hospital. Two people are in custody.

Cleveland, Ohio -- Two men were shot at a gas station about 3 a.m. today. The victims were expected to survive.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A woman was shot at 2:40 a.m. today. She was expected to survive.

Baltimore, Md. -- Two women and a 26-year-old man were shot and wounded outside a bar around midnight last night. None of the victims had injuries considered life-threatening.

Charleston, W.V. -- When a man accidentally bumped into another man at a convenience store about 3 a.m. today, the man who was bumped pulled out a gun and shot the man in the head. The gunman then shot a friend of the victim. Both victims were listed in critical condition. Police have the name of a suspect.

Montgomery, Ala. -- Someone was shot Thursday evening and a 27-year-old man has been arrested and charge with attempted murder. The victim was listed in life-threatening, stable condition.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A man was in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 3:30 a.m. today when he was approached by someone who shot him in the stomach and then robbed him. The victim’s injuries were described as very serious.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KTVB-TV Boise, The Star-Ledger, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFTV-TV Orlando, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for April 20, 2013

Sadly, as we learned Wednesday, 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 and suffering; 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 19, 2013 edition
No report filed

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

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

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 01:52 PM PDT.

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

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