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June 16, 2013 edition

Ankeny, Iowa -- A 51-year-old father was charged in connection with the accidental shooting death of his 18-year-old daughter about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Police said early reports indicate that the man did not know a gun was loaded when he aimed it at his daughter and pulled the trigger.

Clear Lake, Minn. -- A man shot and killed his 47-year-old estranged wife in the garage of her home and then, after a police standoff, used the gun to kill himself Friday afternoon. The couple reportedly had three children and four grandchildren.

Fairview Heights, Ill. -- A 56-year-old suspended police chief shot and killed himself with a shotgun in the backyard of his home Thursday morning.

Omaha, Neb. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot about 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

Omaha, Neb. -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Police later shot and killed the suspected shooter after a gun battle.

Newark, N.J. -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot about 3:15 a.m. Friday.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 20-year-old man was found fatally shot in a vehicle at a gas station about 2:30 a.m. today. He was struck in the leg.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was shot and killed and two men -- one 20-years-old and the other in his 20s -- were shot and wounded about 10:50 p.m. yesterday when someone approached the three on a street and opened fire. No word on the conditions of the wounded men.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot by someone riding a bicycle about 11:45 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was fatally shot about 12:10 a.m. today. He was found bleeding from his head, chest and shoulder.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man was fatally shot and killed and a 31-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the face about 1:30 a.m. today.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 40-year-old man was shot and killed and three men, ages 35, 25, and 24, were shot and wounded at a nightclub overnight last night when someone opened the door to the club and started shooting. The 35-year-old was listed as stabilized, the 25-year-old had injuries considered minor, and the 24-year-old was in critical condition.

Houston, Tex. -- A man was shot and killed and another man and two women were shot and wounded at a nightclub around 6 a.m. yesterday. Two of the victims were security guards working at the club. Police said the shots were fired from the vicinity of a salon that faces the door of the club. No word on the conditions of the wounded victims.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A 29-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a car about 1:10 a.m. yesterday.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 27-year-old man was fatally shot while on a basketball court this afternoon. He was struck twice in the chest.

New Orleans, La. -- A man died about 2:45 a.m. today after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.

Mink Shoals, W.V. -- A man was found shot and killed behind a dumpster at an apartment complex Saturday morning. He was shot several times.

San Bernardino, Calif. -- A man in his early 30s was found on a sidewalk fatally shot in the upper torso around 3:45 a.m. yesterday.

Fort Worth, Tex. -- Two 22-year-old men were shot and killed and a third person was shot and wounded around 3 a.m. today. No word on the wounded victim’s condition.

Vallejo, Calif. -- An 18-year-old male was shot and killed in the driveway of a home while attending a children’s party about 11:30 p.m. yesterday. He was struck several times.

Bronx, N.Y. -- A 9-year-old girl playing in a parking lot was struck by a stray bullet about 9:30 p.m. Friday when someone on a bicycle shot at a group of people near the parking lot. No word on her condition.

Oakland, Calif. -- An 11-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder as he slept in his bed during a drive-by shooting about 5 a.m. today. Seven other people were home at the time of the shooting, including other children. It was unclear if the boy's home was the intended target of the shooter. The boy was listed in stable condition.

Omaha, Neb. -- A 31-year-old man was shot about 2 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Omaha, Neb. -- A 46-year-old man was shot about 2:20 p.m. yesterday. Police described the victim as critically-injured.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 48-year-old woman was shot and wounded about 3 p.m. today. She was struck in the ear, shoulder, and abdomen. Her condition was listed as critical but stable.

Anchorage, Alaska -- Three people in their 20s were shot and wounded outside a nightclub about 3 a.m. yesterday. Witnesses said two men got into an argument and one of them pulled a handgun and started shooting. The victims were thought to be in stable condition at a local hospital.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A man shot and wounded his 34-year-old girlfriend and her three teenage daughters at an apartment complex Friday night. One of the daughters was treated and released from a local hospital; the other victims were listed in stable condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 23-year-old woman was shot in the leg and wounded by a 27-year-old man who became involved in a fight on the gaming floor at a casino about 1:30 a.m. today. At the sound of gunfire, terrorized gamblers stampeded from the building. The man was arrested. Police said the woman’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Zephyrhills, Fla. -- A 42-year-old woman shot her 47-year-old husband multiple times at their home about 2:30 a.m. today. Police called the shooting domestic-related. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Ogden, Utah -- A man walked into a church this morning and shot and wounded another man. Police said the shooting was related to a domestic-issue between the men. No word on the victim’s condition.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A man was found lying on a sidewalk in front of his residence with a gunshot wound to his head about 4:25 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses heard an argument and a single gunshot and saw the suspects --possibly two men -- drive away. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Boston, Mass. -- A man was found shot outside a home. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Boston, Mass. -- Someone was shot late last night. No word on the victim’s condition.

Spring, Tex. -- A homeowner who is an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives shot a burglary suspect who entered his home early today. The suspect fled in a car but was apprehended by police a short time later. The suspect, who was wounded in the arm, was listed in good condition at a hospital.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 23-year-old man was shot in the back about 2:15 p.m. yesterday. Two of the victims were listed in serious-to-critical condition and the third victim was in fair-to-serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 2:20 p.m. yesterday, a man was shot in retaliation for the 2:15 p.m. shooting.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 9:30 p.m. yesterday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and arm, another man was shot in the leg, and a woman was shot in the thigh when someone opened fire on them from a passing vehicle. No word on the conditions of the victims.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old was shot in the buttocks and thigh about 9:45 p.m. yesterday when someone shot at him and a group of other men from a passing vehicle. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 22-year-old woman was shot in the thigh as she stepped out of a car and the 18-year-old driver was shot in the head, chest, and shoulder about 12:30 a.m. today when another vehicle pulled alongside and fired six shots at them. The man was in serious-to-critical condition. No word on the woman’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 32-year-old man who was standing with a group of friends was shot by someone who opened fire from a passing vehicle about 1 a.m. today. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 34-year-old man showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds to his face and chest about 4:10 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man was shot twice while getting out of a car when someone fired several times at him and then fled the scene on foot late yesterday. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Hartford, Conn. -- A woman was shot in the calf early Saturday morning when the car she was in was struck by gunfire about 12:50 a.m. yesterday. Police found 13 shell casings in the area of her car. A vehicle was spotted fleeing the scene. Her injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Hartford, Conn. -- A man was shot in the thigh and wounded while standing in a driveway after four shots were fired at him about 2:45 a.m. today. His injuries were considered serious but non life-threatening.

Hartford, Conn. -- A man was shot twice about 3:30 a.m. today when eight shots were fired at him. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Wilkinsburg, Penn. -- Three people were shot and wounded about 10 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Hudson, Fla. -- A 19-year-old man was shot about 2:50 a.m. today during a brawl at a bar. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Lanark, W.V. -- A 30-year-old man has been arrested for shooting and wounding another man about 3:30 a.m. today. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Columbus, Ohio -- A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with felonious assault after a shooting at a festival injured a 10-year-old boy last night. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening

Orlando, Fla. -- A man with several gunshot wounds flagged down an ambulance on an interstate highway about 3:10 p.m. today.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Anchorage Daily News, Associated Press, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Florida Times-Union, The (Hartford) Courant, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Minneapolis Star Tribune, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Salt Lake Tribune, Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFAA-TV Dallas, WFTV-TV Orlando

June 15, 2013 edition
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June 14, 2013 edition
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June 13, 2013 edition

St. Louis, Mo. -- Four people were reportedly shot and killed inside a commercial building about 1:40 p.m. today.

Darien, Ill. -- A 50-year-old man shot and killed his 48-year-old wife and his two daughters, ages 22 and 16, before using the gun to kill himself Tuesday.

Newington, Conn. -- Police responding to a report of a despondent man at an apartment found the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A woman who was speaking with the man on a phone called police about 10 a.m. today to say she heard a gunshot and the man stopped speaking.

Ontario, Calif. -- A 40-year-old man shot at a neighbor after the two got into a dispute about 11 p.m. yesterday, then he later shot and killed himself with the gun after getting into a standoff with police. The neighbor was not injured.

Oakland, Calif. -- A man was shot to death about 11 p.m. yesterday, the night before his 23rd birthday, after getting into a confrontation with two men who collided with his car.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the abdomen about 2:30 a.m. today after someone shot at him from a passing car.
Tucson, Ariz. -- A 50-year-old man was found shot and killed at a city park about 9:35 p.m. Tuesday.

Tucson, Ariz. --A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed while sitting in the driver’s seat of a car and a woman in the passenger’s seat was shot and wounded about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. The wounded victim had injuries considered non life-threatening.

Hartford, Conn. -- A man was found shot and wounded on a sidewalk late yesterday. He had been struck in the cheek. No word on his condition.

Westminster, Colo. -- After a 72-year-old man allegedly shot and wounded his wife about 8:30 p.m. yesterday, he held police at bay outside his home for several hours before being taken into custody. The woman was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A school bus driver, a 61-year-old man, was struck in the hand by a stray bullet while driving his bus about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. The bus was empty at the time. Police don’t think the driver was the intended target.

Akron, Ohio -- A 42-year-old man was shot in the foot while standing on a street about 8 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Akron, Ohio -- A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg about 1 a.m. Wednesday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man walking on a sidewalk was shot in the lower leg when someone in a passing car opened fire about 1:30 a.m. today. The victim’s condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 41-year-old man was shot in the forearm by someone in a passing vehicle about 2:45 a.m. today. The victim’s condition was listed as stabilized.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Three people suffered minor injuries from ricocheting bullet fragments at a house about 10 a.m. today. The incident started when a man and woman were arguing in the house and two women approach the residence to intervene. As they did, the man pulled out a gun and fired once into a concrete walkway causing the injuries.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arizona Daily Star, Chicago Tribune, The (Hartford) Courant, Denver Post, Florida Times-Union, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oakland Tribune

Addendum for June 13, 2013

Please help reduce this daily bloodletting. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun control. Do it today. And do it again next week. And do it again every week after that until they get the message.

You’ll find contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

June 12, 2013 edition
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June 11, 2013 edition
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June 10, 2013 edition

Prescott Valley, Ariz. -- A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 35-year-old father at a home Friday. The victim and his son had visited a friend’s house unannounced and the boy found a gun in the living room within minutes of arrival.

Spanish Fork, Utah -- A 21-year-old man killed himself and his 2-year-old son in an apparent murder-suicide. The child was found dead in a bedroom with signs of blunt force trauma; the father suffered a gunshot wound. A suicide note was found in the home.

Jackson, Miss. -- A 17-year-old who was seven-months’ pregnant was allegedly shot and killed by her 21-year-old boyfriend about 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

Santa Monica, Calif. -- An update on the report filed here on Friday: Police shot and killed a heavily armed 23-year-old man after he shot and killed five people in a rampage Friday afternoon. The incident began when the man shot and killed his 55-year-old father and 24-year-old brother in their home and then setting the residence on fire. After leaving the home carrying an assault-style rifle and a duffel bag with 1,300 rounds of ammo, he fired at a car, wounding the woman driver, took another motorist hostage and forced her to drive as he shot at people and a bus in the neighborhood. When he got to a college campus, he shot and killed two people in a vehicle, a 68-year-old man and his 26-year-old daughter. The gunman then headed for the college library on foot, spraying gunfire and killing one woman along the way. He fired 70 shots while in the library without striking anyone. Police shot and killed him in the library. Total elapsed time from when he left the house until he was killed -- about 13 minutes.

Columbus, Ohio --  A man shot and killed his fiancée and then used the gun to kill himself Thursday at an apartment complex.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 31-year old woman was found fatally shot about 4 p.m. yesterday and about two hours later the suspected shooter, a 38-year-old man, was found dead in a van from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The shooter was the woman’s ex-boyfriend. Police said the couple has a 6-year-old daughter.

Colington, N.C. -- Two men, ages 46 and 42, were found fatally shot about 2:15 p.m. Saturday in what police are calling a murder-suicide. One of the men shot the other before turning the gun on himself. A woman in the house at the time was reported to be in a relationship with one of the victims.

Orondo, Wash. -- A 23-year-old man fatally shot a 34-year-old man about 4 a.m. yesterday in what police said was a dispute between neighbors.

Tacoma, Wash. -- A man was shot and killed outside his house by his neighbor, a 51-year-old man, after the two got into a disagreement about 8 p.m. Thursday and the shooter later used the gun to kill himself. Neighbors described the shooter as a paranoid heavy-drinker who was easily angered. The victim leaves a 12-year-old son.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A convenience-store clerk, a 30-year-old man, was found fatally shot at the store about 12:30 a.m. today. He was struck in the back. The victim leaves a 25-year-old wife due to give birth to their second child within a week and a 7-year-old son.

Detroit, Mich. -- A 26-year-old man was shot and killed and his 22-year-old companion was shot and wounded as the two were driving about 2:10 a.m. yesterday. Their vehicle ran into a building after the shots rang out.

Detroit, Mich. -- A 73-year-old grandfather is dead after he was robbed and shot by two unknown suspects who approached him in his driveway about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

New Orleans, La. -- A 43-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying on a sidewalk about 4 p.m. Saturday. He was struck multiple times.

Kansas City, Mo. -- Two men, ages 47 and 36, were fatally shot when an argument broke out at a block party attended by up to 200 people and someone started shooting about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The party was held to celebrate a woman’s retirement and birthday.

Kansas City, Kan. -- A 34-year-old man was found shot to death in his garage about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Police have identified three persons of interest.

Manchester, N.H. -- A man was shot and killed in an apartment early yesterday.

New Port Richey, Fla. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday afternoon.

Columbus, Miss. -- A 47-year-old man was found fatally shot in the passenger seat of a car about 3:30 a.m. yesterday. After a manhunt, the driver of the car -- a 30-year-old man -- was arrested and charged with murder. The victim was shot in the chest.

Bridgeport, Conn. -- A 36-year-old man was shot and killed outside a housing complex around 12:45 p.m. yesterday.

Baton Rouge, La. -- A 33-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle about 12:20 a.m. today. The victim tried to drive away but went through a fenced backyard and crashed into a parked vehicle.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 29-year-old man was shot and wounded about 5 p.m. yesterday. He was expected to survive.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 33-year-old man was shot while in back of a residence about 6 p.m. yesterday. Four suspects are in custody. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 35-year-old man was shot outside a residence about 6:50 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Queens, N.Y. -- A man in his 20s was shot and wounded while sitting in the back seat of a car after a gunman pulled up and fired shots into the vehicle. Two other passengers were not hit. The bullet that struck the victim went through his jaw. He was listed in critical but stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 29-year-old man in a parked car that was blocking traffic was shot when another car tried to get around his and an argument ensued. The shooter fired at least 10 shots and the victim was struck once in the head, twice in the chest, and twice in the arm. He was listed in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot twice in a leg about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Elizabeth, N.J. -- A woman was shot in the face outside a nightclub about 2 a.m. yesterday. She was listed in stable condition.

North Plainfield, N.J. -- A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded about 9:45 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Trenton, N.J. -- A 61-year-old man was shot and killed and a 51-year-old man was shot and wounded about 8:45 p.m. yesterday. Police said it was not immediately clear if the deceased victim was the intended target. The wounded man was expected to survive.

Baltimore, Md. -- Two men were found shot and wounded about 12:30 a.m. yesterday. No word on their conditions.

Baltimore, Md. -- Someone was found with a gunshot wound to the head about 10 p.m. yesterday. The victim was on life-support.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man was found with two gunshot wounds to his shoulder about 11 a.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man was shot while on a street about 10 p.m. Saturday. No word on his condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the foot while in a stairwell about 11:50 p.m. Saturday. No word on his condition.

Today’s sources: Associated Press, Arizona Daily Star, Chicago Tribune, Clarion-Ledger, Detroit Free Press, KCTV-TV Kansas City, KXNT-FM Las Vegas, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post , The (Tacoma) News Tribune, The Oregonian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Star-Ledger, Tampa Bay Times, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCAU-TV Philadelphia, WTKR-TV Hampton Roads

June 9, 2013 edition
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June 8, 2013 edition
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June 7, 2013 edition

Cameron, La. -- A 12-year-old boy died Tuesday after he was accidentally shot in the chest by his cousin who was handling a .22-caliber revolver.

Moline Acres, Mo. -- A 17-year-old boy inside a house with seven others was shot and killed when a 21-year-old man fired five shots into the house from a passing car about 9:40 p.m. Monday. Only the victim was struck.

Jefferson, Ga. -- A 47-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly shot and killed his 42-year-old wife of 20 years and his 13-year-old son at their home about 11 a.m. yesterday.

Wolfforth, Tex. -- Two men were shot to death Thursday night.

St. Louis, Mo. -- A 27-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying in the street next to his vehicle about 10:20 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot several times in his chest and head.

Richmond, Calif. -- A man was found fatally shot at his residence after someone called police about 12:40 a.m. today.

Des Moines, Iowa -- After a woman reported to police about 1:30 a.m. yesterday that her friend -- a 35-year-old man -- was being assaulted, officers found him fatally shot at a business park. Police think the victim likely knew the shooter.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man was fatally shot in the head while on a street about 10:30 p.m. yesterday.

Santa Monica, Calif. -- A college was on lockdown about noon today after three people were shot and wounded while inside a car near the school. The suspect was found in the school library and taken into custody. No word on the conditions of the victims.

Avon, Ind. -- An 18-year-old female was shot while changing her clothes in a downstairs bathroom about 8 p.m. yesterday when a 19-year-old male in an upstairs bedroom was handling a shotgun with another male and the weapon accidentally discharged sending the shot through the floor and into the room below. The female was listed in stable condition.

Fountain Inn, S.C. --  A 37-year-old accidentally shot himself in his lower leg while handling his gun as he drove about 12:30 p.m. Monday. The man had an argument with his wife after he found her at her boyfriend’s house and that when he left the residence he was holding his handgun while driving and the weapon went off.

Lothian, Md. -- About 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, a 22-year-old man attempting to pull a prank mistook a .40 caliber handgun for a BB gun and shot a 21-year-old man in the buttocks as he slept. The shooter was charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

North Ogden, Utah -- A police chief accidentally shot himself in the forearm during a training exercise at the department’s shooting range. The exercise was supervised by two certified firearms instructors. The victim was expected to recover.

Fremont, Ohio -- A man attempting to shoot an injured raccoon about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday accidentally shot himself in the foot as he walked with his finger on the trigger of a .22 rifle and the weapon discharged.

Wichita, Kan. -- An 18-year-old man, a convicted felon, was found in his bedroom suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg about 12:20 a.m. yesterday. Police suspect the man accidentally shot himself and when he is released from the hospital he will be booked on suspicion of a felon in possession of a firearm. The man claims he was shot by someone when he was out walking. No gun has yet been found.

Akron, Ohio -- A 47-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were shot and wounded while driving when they came to a stop at an intersection and a man on a motorcycle pulled up next to them and opened fire about 2 a.m. yesterday. The woman, who was driving, was struck in the right hip. The man was struck in the shoulder. The pair had just left a bar and the man who shot at them was a stranger they had a verbal dispute with earlier at the bar. The victim’s wounds were considered non life-threatening.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A man getting out of his car was shot in the leg when two men approached him with guns demanding his wallet about 11:20 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- Three people were shot about 8 p.m. yesterday -- a 21-year-old man, a 15-year-old boy, and another person of unknown age. The 21-year-old was in critical condition. No word on the conditions of the other two.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- Two men thought to be in their 20s were shot about 2:30 a.m. today. They were listed in stable condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 28-year-old man was shot about 11 p.m. Wednesday while on a street when a gunman came out from between two townhouses and opened fire. The victim was shot multiple times. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Birmingham, Ala. -- Two young men were shot while sitting in a car about 12:20 p.m. today when someone in another vehicle pulled up alongside them and opened fire.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A passenger tried to bring a loaded gun through a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at the Charlotte Douglas Airport yesterday morning. The TSA has found 13 guns at the Charlotte airport this year.

Orlando, Fla. -- A woman escorting a passenger to a gate at Orlando International Airport (OIA) was arrested yesterday morning after TSA workers found a loaded handgun in her purse. The TSA has found 18 guns at OIA this year.

Today’s sources: Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KCCI-TV Des Moines, KTBS-TV Shreveport, Los Angeles Times, (Fremont, Ohio) News-Messenger, Oakland Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Philadelphia Inquirer, Salt Lake Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WFTV-TV Orlando, WLBG-860 Laurens, S.C., WSB-TV Atlanta, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WTLV-TV Jacksonville, WTVF-TV Nashville, WXIN-TV Indianapolis

June 6, 2013 edition

San Diego, Calif. -- A 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed when he and a friend, a 9-year-old girl who lived next door, were handling a semi-automatic pistol in the garage of her family’s condominium about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. The gun belonged to the girl’s family.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- A 13-year-old girl died after she was accidentally shot at a home about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Three juveniles were inside the home when the shooting occurred.

Johnson County, Tex. -- A 13-year-old girl has died after she was accidentally shot in the stomach by her 19-year-old step-brother on her 13th birthday about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was “clearing” his AK-47 and did not realize it was loaded.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed and a 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded when a gunman walked up and opened fire on them around 6:30 p.m. yesterday. The wounded boy was struck in the shoulder and listed in serious condition.

Pataskala, Ohio -- A 45-year-old man shot and killed his 38-year-old wife several days before using the gun to kill himself on Monday just as police arrived at their home to check on the woman at the request of her mother.

Queens, N.Y. -- A 33-year-old off-duty police officer chased his 46-year-old wife down the block outside their home and then shot her four times with a shotgun, killing her, before returning to their house and using the weapon to kill himself about 7 p.m. yesterday. He was reportedly angry because the woman came home late from work and didn’t cook dinner. The officer had his police-issued weapon taken away last month after a domestic dispute involving his wife.

Simi Valley, Calif. -- A 52-year-old man shot and wounded his 72-year-old mother and 65-year-old stepfather before using the gun to kill himself about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The mother was shot in the stomach and listed in critical but stable condition. The stepfather was shot in the arm and chest and listed in serious but stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was fatally shot when someone opened fired on him as he stood on a porch about 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

Wilmette, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was found fatally shot about 8:30 p.m. Monday. Police are calling the shooting a homicide and are looking for the victim’s missing car.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- An 18-year-old man was shot and killed as he rode a bicycle about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Neighbors reported hearing a gunshot and then seeing someone run from the scene.

Harris County, Tex. -- A 31-year-old man was shot and killed about 9:30 p.m. yesterday after he was among a group of men who became involved in a fight in the parking lot at an apartment complex and one of the men pulled out a gun and opened fire. The victim was shot twice in the lower back. The suspect sped away in the victim’s vehicle after the shooting.

West St. Louis County, Mo. -- A 7-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the leg at a home about 6 p.m. last Thursday when a purse containing a handgun fell off a kitchen table and the weapon discharged when the purse hit the floor.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 9-year-old boy was shot in the chest by a gunman who was aiming at his mother’s boyfriend as they drove about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. Other children in the car were not hit. The child was expected to survive.

Fort Smith, Ark. -- A 16-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the upper torso at a home when his friend, a 15-year-old boy, took a .40 caliber handgun from his mother’s drawer and began to play with the weapon about 1:45 p.m. Monday. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Elburn, Ill. -- Ten people were injured about 7 p.m. Tuesday at a shooting club when a 69-year-old man accidentally fired his shotgun at the floor sending buckshot ricocheting and striking people who were nearby. The man thought he had placed a snap-cap into the gun’s chamber, but instead loaded a live round. A 14-year-old boy and two men, ages 60 and 30, were sent to the hospital with pellets lodged in their flesh but the injuries were not considered life-threatening. Seven other people, including the man who fired the weapon, were slightly injured but did not require hospitalization.

Washington, N.H. -- A police chief accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun after target practice on Friday.

Houston, Tex. -- At about 10:15 p.m. on May 26, a man at a family gathering accidentally shot himself in the hand and his mother in the stomach when he was showing off his gun and accidentally fired the weapon. He was in stable condition; his mother was in serious condition.

Anchorage, Alaska -- A man was shot in the leg outside a bar about 2 a.m. Sunday. The incident began when there was a disturbance inside the club and several people were kicked out. The victim was in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 41-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were each shot in the leg and a 33-year-old man was shot in his abdomen about 7:25 p.m. yesterday. No word on their conditions.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 48-year-old man was shot and wounded about 7:35 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two men, ages 30 and 23, were shot about 10:15 p.m. yesterday. No word on their conditions.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot and wounded while getting out of a car about 10:45 p.m. yesterday. He was in serious condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly shooting his 24-year-old former girlfriend in the face about 11:40 p.m. yesterday. She was listed in stable condition.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Anchorage Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KPRC-TV Houston, KTNV-TV Las Vegas, KTVI-TV St. Louis, KXAS-TV Fort Worth, Las Vegas Sun, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, San Diego Union Tribune, WMUR-TV Manchester, N.H.

Addendum for June 6, 2013

Want to do something to help reduce this daily carnage? Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun control. Do it today. And do it again next week. And do it again every week after that until they get the message.

You’ll find contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

June 5, 2013 edition
No report filed

June 4, 2013 edition

Wichita, Kan. -- A 14-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot himself on June 1.

Shoreview, Minn. -- A man shot and killed a woman he had a relationship with and also shot and wounded another man and woman before using the gun to kill himself at their home about 10 a.m. today. The deceased couple were said to be in their 50s or 60s. A moving van was at the scene and police said the woman was in the process of moving out. The wounded man and women were said to be related to one of the victims. No word on the condition of the wounded victims.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- One person is dead and another wounded after a shooting at an apartment complex around 1 p.m. yesterday. No word on the condition of the wounded victim.

Jackson, Miss. -- A 24-year-old man was shot and killed and five others were shot and wounded when gunfire broke out in the parking lot of an apartment complex last night. One resident said more than eight bullets hit her home. Police said shell casings from shotguns, assault rifles, and at least one .45-caliber pistol were found at the scene. No word on the conditions of the wounded.

Tyler, Tex. -- A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the back while in the parking lot of an apartment complex last night. Police believe the weapon used was a shotgun.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 30-year-old man driving a van was shot and killed and a 25-year-old woman passenger was shot and wounded about 11:20 p.m. yesterday when someone opened fire on them. The van crashed into a power pole after the shooting. The woman was shot multiple times. She was listed in serious but stable condition.

Brooklyn, Ill. --A 27-year man was fatally shot in the parking lot at a gentleman’s club about 3 a.m. Sunday. He had just parked and gotten out of his car when two men exited another car and shot him multiple times.

Oakland Park, Fla. -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed and a woman was shot and wounded about 7 p.m. Sunday. Police are looking for a suspect. The woman was treated and released.

Tampa, Fla. -- A 20-year-old Texas man visiting for his sister’s graduation was fatally shot after he got into an argument with someone at a fast-food restaurant about 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Hartland, W.V. -- A 65-year-old man was found fatally shot today. He was struck several times. Police are calling the death a homicide.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A man in his 60s was shot and wounded by a woman while inside a gated community about 4 a.m. today. The victim and the woman knew each other. No word on his condition

Montgomery, Ala. -- An adult male was shot at a home early yesterday afternoon. His injuries were described as life-threatening.

New Ulm, Minn. -- A 36-year-old man in a car accidentally shot a woman passenger in the leg.

Providence, R.I. -- A 16-year-old girl was shot in the back at a kindergarten graduation party on Sunday. An uninvited guest who was asked to leave the gathering came back later with a group of youths. One of them had a gun and began shooting. Only the girl was struck. No word on her condition.

LaGrange, Ga. -- Seven people were shot and wounded at a city park after a dispute led to three people shooting at each other Sunday night. No word on the conditions of the victims.

Maryville, Tenn. -- A 54-year-old woman accidentally shot herself in the collarbone while she was target shooting last Monday (June 27). She was in stable condition after surgery.

Chicago, Ill. -- Two boys, ages 16 and 14, were shot and wounded while on a street by a pair of gunmen on bicycles about 10 p.m. yesterday. The older boy was struck in the calf and thigh; the younger boy was struck in the calf and shoulder. Both were listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was shot and wounded about 8 p.m. yesterday when someone approached him on foot and opened fire. He was listed in good condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- When a woman walking with two female friends spurned the advances of a 42-year-old man about 1:50 a.m. Saturday, he grabbed one of the women and showed her a gun tucked into his waistband. He then crossed the street and pulled out the gun and fired a shot at them. Two nearby police officers heard the gunfire and chased the man as he fired shots at the officers. The shooter was caught and arrested. No one was hit during the incident.

Camden, N.J. -- Two men, ages 29 and 19, were shot outside an apartment complex about 10:15 p.m. Monday. The older man was shot multiple times; the younger man was shot once. Both are in stable condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- When a couple came home from work after picking up their 11-month-old child last Tuesday, they went into his room to find shattered wood and glass on the floor, two holes in the double-paned window, and what appeared to be a bullet on the floor next to the crib. Police examined the bullet’s entry angle and trajectory and pinpointed an area about a mile to the northeast as the likely location of the shooter. They then spent several days going door to door. A 19-year-old man admitted to accidentally firing a bad shot during target practice in his back yard. The bullet went through about a mile of thick woods before entering the baby’s room.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Clarion-Ledger, Houston Chronicle, KNOJ New Ulm, Minn., KSN-TV Wichita, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Star-Ledger, WATE-TV Knoxville, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami

Addendum for June 4, 2013

News from the National Rifle Association (N.R.A.)

May, 17, 2013 -- NRA SUPPORTS LAWSUIT AGAINST GUN CONTROL IN COLORADO

Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association is proud to support a lawsuit filed today in federal court by 54 Colorado county sheriffs, the firearms industry trade association, several firearms retailers, individuals with disabilities and other parties which challenges the State of Colorado’s recently enacted gun control laws.

“The National Rifle Association, the many plaintiffs in this case, and the law-abiding gun owners in the state of Colorado know that the recently enacted gun control laws are unconstitutional,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

The NRA never sleeps. And they have lots of patience. They never lose interest in their cause -- no matter how high the body count. They believe the supporters of common sense gun control will soon go back into hibernation. Then they can get back to supporting an agenda that insures 100,000 Americans will be killed or wounded by guns each year.

Perhaps we don’t have an “Institute for Legislative Action,” but we have numbers on our side. A Reason-Rupe poll released Wednesday showed that 62 percent of Americans want the Senate to "move on" from stalled gun control legislation.

Let’s show the N.R.A. that we have not lost interest in OUR cause. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun control. Do it today. And do it again next week. And do it again every week after that until they get the message.

You’ll find contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

June 3, 2013 edition

Pylesville, Md. -- An 11-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the head and killed by his 8-year-old brother while in the woods about 7 a.m. Saturday. The weapon, a handgun, was taken from a secured area on the property of an elderly neighbor when the boys went to his house to help with yard work.

Fort Worth, Tex. -- A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head while standing outside a home and a 16-year-old boy sleeping inside the home was shot and wounded late last night during a drive-by shooting. The wounded boy was listed in stable condition.

Lake Stevens, Wash. -- A girl celebrating her 15th birthday was shot in the neck and killed while walking along a road with friends Saturday night after gunfire rang out from a passing car.

Selma, Ala. -- An off-duty male police officer shot and killed his 28-year-old ex-girlfriend and her 59-year-old step-father yesterday before using the gun to shoot and kill himself.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed about 1:45 p.m. yesterday.

Holyoke, Mass. -- A man was fatally shot while behind a building about 1 p.m. yesterday. He had multiple bullet wounds.

San Francisco,  Calif. -- A 67-year-old man was found dead in his garage about 5 p.m. Saturday with a bullet wound to the back of his head . No gun was found at the scene.

Enfield, Conn. -- A 22-year-old was found fatally shot in a car about 10 p.m. yesterday. Police believe the victim and shooter knew each other.

Denver, Colo. -- A woman was found in a car fatally shot about 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Warner Robins, Ga. -- An 36-year old man allegedly trying to break into a home was fatally shot in the chest by the homeowner, a 32-years-old man, about 1:25 a.m. yesterday.

Big Springs, Ky. -- A 32-year-old man was found fatally shot in the head Saturday. His estranged wife was at the residence where the shooting occurred.

Detroit, Mich. -- A 66-year-old man was fatally shot and a 31-year-old woman was shot and wounded outside an apartment complex early this morning. The shooting started after several people who had gathered there got into a verbal altercation. The woman was listed in temporary serious condition.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- A 35-year-old man was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting about 3:30 a.m. yesterday. The victim had two gunshot wounds to the head.

Kansas City, Kan. -- A man in his early 30s was found shot to death in a field just after 4 p.m. yesterday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 24-year-old man was shot in the head when someone stepped out of a car and opened fire about 10:15 a.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Cabot, Ark. -- A man was found shot and lying on the floor at an apartment complex about 11 p.m. yesterday. The victim was shot multiple times. He was listed in critical condition.

Jackson, Miss. -- A man was shot in the head about 3 a.m. Sunday. No word on his condition.

Jackson, Miss. -- A 60-year-old man was shot in the arm and chest late yesterday. No word on his condition.

Pittsfield Township, Mich. -- A 45-year-old man was shot and wounded by an acquaintance while at a home about 11 p.m. yesterday. No word on the victim’s condition.

Pittsfield Township, Mich. -- A 25-year-old man accidentally shot himself early this morning. No word on his condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- One women was shot in the leg, another woman was shot in the back, and a man was shot in the stomach and lower back about 10:20 p.m. yesterday. Police are searching for a possible fourth victim. They were part of a group standing in the yard of a home when an unidentified gunmen opened fire on the gathering. The three victims had wounds considered non life-threatening.

Kansas City, Kan. -- Someone was shot outside a convenience store yesterday afternoon. The victim’s injuries were reported as non life-threatening.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 24-year-old man was shot during a fight between two groups of people in an alley about 2 a.m. yesterday. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Oakland, Calif. -- Three people were shot and wounded outside a nightclub about 12:45 a.m. today -- a 23-year-old woman who was struck in the leg, a 20-year-old woman who was struck in the buttocks, and a 29-year-old man on duty as a security guard who was struck in the elbow. About 300 people were at the club for a party when a fight broke out as security personnel were escorting a few individuals out of the building. After the removal, as people were standing on a sidewalk outside the club, someone fired at the crowd striking the victims. No word on their conditions.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 53-year-old man was shot and wounded about 1:40 a.m. today after getting out of his car to help someone along the side of a road. Another man then approached and demanded the victim’s valuables before shooting him in the foot and stealing his car. No word on the victim’s condition.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A woman was shot about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on her condition.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- Two people were shot about 11 p.m. yesterday. No word on their conditions.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Two people were shot and wounded about 12:30 p.m. today. Two suspects were spotted running away. No word on the conditions of the victims.

Danbury, Conn. -- A 38-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly waving a gun and threatened to kill staff members at an animal clinic if they failed to save his dog. The man was visibly upset when he brought his dog to the clinic Friday afternoon. But as veterinarians tried to revive the animal, the man became more upset and pulled out a handgun. He waved it around, pointed it at employees, and threatened them with death if his dog died. Police said the dog was already dead when the man brought it to the clinic.

Today’s sources: Arkansasmatters.com, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Clarion-Ledger, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Washington Post, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFAA-TV Dallas, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WMAZ-TV Macon

Addendum for June 3, 2013

Please help reduce this daily bloodletting. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun control. Do it today. And do it again next week. And do it again every week after that until they get the message.

You’ll find contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 04:50 PM PDT.

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

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