October 30, 2013 edition
Greenwood County, S.C. -- Six people -- four adults and two children -- were found shot dead in a home late Tuesday by a SWAT team who arrived after a man called police and said he was thinking about hurting himself. The victims ranged in age from 9 years old to early 50s. One of the dead was the man believe to have called police. Based on a preliminary investigation, police suspect the shooting was related to a domestic issue.
Terrell, Tex. -- A 36-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday in connection with the killing of five people in several locations -- as least three of them by gunshot -- during a 5-hour period that began about 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Phoenix, Ariz. --A 56-year-old man shot and killed four people at a townhouse about 9 a.m. Saturday -- a 66-year-old man, a 42-year-old man, a 36-year-old woman, and a 17-year-old woman -- before using a gun to kill himself. A pump shotgun, believed to be the murder weapon, was found next to the shooter. Two dogs belonging to the family were also shot and killed.
Forty Fort, Penn. -- A 34-year-old man shot and killed his 2-year-old daughter and then used the gun to kill himself about 11 a.m. Sunday. Before the shooting, he reportedly called his wife and told her to “Say goodbye to your daughter.” The couple had recently separated.
Frederick, Colo. -- A 3-year-old boy is dead after suffering a gunshot wound to his head while at home about 9:45 a.m. Monday. Police could not yet confirm if the boy accidentally shot himself and the death remains under investigation. His mother called police to report he had been injured in a fall. A recently-fired handgun was found near the child.
Rogersville, Mo. -- A 4-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the head and killed by a 24-year-old man who was target shooting outside a home about 3 p.m. Monday. The girl was visiting the home and the man said his vision was blocked to his right and the child walked into the path of fire.
Pratts, Va. -- A 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed by a juvenile friend while the two were in the woods near the victim’s house on Saturday.
Detroit, Mich. -- After a 21-year-old woman suffering from depression went into the bathroom at a bar where she worked and used a gun to kill herself early Sunday morning, her 21-year-old brother died in a car crash as he rushed to a hospital to check on her.
Glen Burnie, Md. -- A 37-year-old male police officer shot and killed a 27-year-old male firefighter and a 26-year-old female before using the gun to kill himself at a home about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Police said the shooter had a relationship with the woman and the three knew each other.
Tucson, Ariz. -- Preliminary findings by police indicate that a 34-year-old man strangled and killed a 35-year-old woman he had a domestic relationship with before using a gun to kill himself. Police found their bodies about 1 a.m. Saturday.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man was found fatally shot on a street about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 40s or early 50s was found shot to death inside his apartment about 9:45 p.m. Monday.
Stearns County, Minn. -- The remains of a 24-year-old woman who was reported missing six months ago were found Saturday afternoon in a Mississippi River park by a hiker and police said she was likely killed by a single gunshot wound to the head before she was buried in a shallow grave. She was last seen with her ex-boyfriend, who police have named a person of interest in the case. The ex-boyfriend shot and killed himself the day after the woman went missing and before he could be questioned.
St. Petersburg, Fla. -- Tuesday afternoon, a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot his cousin, a 13-year-old girl, when a gun he was handling discharged while he was in his bedroom and the bullet went through a wall and struck the girl in an adjacent bedroom. The girl was listed in critical condition.
Tampa, Fla. -- A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot his 30-year-old aunt as they sat in a parked car. The boy’s uncle had just showed the child his handgun and then put the weapon in the glove compartment. After the man left the vehicle to go into a store, the child found the gun and the weapon discharged as he handled it. No word on the aunt’s condition.
Whitman County, Wash. -- A 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot while hunting with his family on Saturday. It was unclear who fired the shot that struck him. His injuries were described as serious but non life-threatening.
Lampasas, Tex. -- A 17-year-old boy examining a handgun was shot in the face when the weapon accidentally discharged about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Monroe, N.J. -- A 73-year-old woman accidentally shot herself in the foot while removing a handgun from her closet about 11:45 a.m. Monday. No one else was struck by the flying bullet. No word on her condition.
Cayuga, Ind. -- After just buying a handgun at a firearm shop on Thursday October 17, a man went out to the parking lot and as he was checking the action of the firearm it discharged and struck his 20-year-old son in the leg. The victim was airlifted to a hospital where he was treated and released.
Port Royal, S.C. -- When a man was pushed by his fiancée as they argued about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, a gun he had in his pocket accidentally discharged and the bullet struck him in the knee and then his dog. No word on the condition of the man (or the dog).
Priceville, Ala. -- A 20-year-old man attending a bonfire and party was accidentally shot in the side after he and some friends had fired a handgun and, when one of the friends attempted to clear the magazine, the weapon discharged about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Kirkland, Wash. -- After accidentally shooting himself in the leg, a man crashed his car into a rock wall as he rushed himself to a hospital about 8:50 p.m. Monday. No word on his condition.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A male parking lot attendant was shot in the stomach by a woman he knew about 4 p.m. Sunday. He was listed in critical condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man was shot multiple times in his leg about 4:15 p.m. Saturday. He was listed in serious condition.
Lakewood, Colo. -- A 40-year-old man shot his roommate in the chest after the two got into an argument Sunday night. The victim, a male, was expected to survive.
Today’s sources: Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, The (Wilkes-Barre, Penn.) Citizens’ Voice, CNN, The (Princeton, N.J.) Cranbury Press, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, The Hartselle (Ala.) Inquirer, KCNC-TV Denver, Kirkland (Wash.) Reporter, KREM-TV Spokane, KWTX-TV Waco, The Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star, Washington Post, WXIX-TV Cincinnati
Addendum for October 30, 2013October 25, 2013 -- October 29, 2013
Please 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:
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October 24, 2013 edition
Fayetteville, N.C. -- A 2-year-old girl is dead after she pulled the trigger of a handgun she found under the living room couch. The gun belongs to her 19-year-old father. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Vidor, Tex. -- A 5-year-old boy is dead after he accidentally shot himself with his 19-year-old babysitter’s gun while she was napping on Monday. The weapon had been left on a coffee table. The babysitter was arrested on a felony charge of abandoning or endangering a child.
Sparks, Nev. -- A student at a middle school shot and killed a teacher and wounded two other students about 7:15 a.m. Monday before using a gun to kill himself. The two wounded students were reported to be in critical condition.
Ventura, Calif. -- A 26-year-old man who accidentally shot himself in the head last Thursday while handling a loaded firearm in his home died at a hospital on Saturday.
Las Vegas, Nev. -- After a man got into an argument with a manager at a strip club over a refund early Monday morning, the man killed a patron who tried to intervene and then shot and wounded the manager and a security officer.
Colorado Springs, Colo. -- A man handling a gun he thought was unloaded is dead after the weapon accidentally discharged and the bullet struck him in the upper thigh at an apartment about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
Baton Rouge, La. -- An 47-year woman shot and killed her 84-year-old mother before using the weapon to kill herself Tuesday afternoon. Each woman died from a single gunshot wound to the head. The family dog was also shot and killed.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A 29-year-old man showed up at the residence of his estranged wife and shot and wounded her before using the gun to kill himself about 5 p.m. Tuesday. The two were going through a divorce. The woman was listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.
Miami, Fla. -- Two men got into a heated argument at a restaurant about 5:15 p.m. Saturday and one of the men pulled a gun and shot the other man multiple times, killing him, then the shooter went home where he shot and killed himself.
Saluda, S.C. -- A man in his late 60’s and a woman in her early 60’s who were in a relationship were found fatally shot at the home of the man and police believe it was a murder-suicide. At this point the police do not know who was the shooter.
Fosters, Ala. -- A 52-year-old husband shot and killed his 51-year-old wife and her companion, a 52-year-old male, and then he used the weapon to kill himself just after midnight Sunday. The incident began when the husband confronted his wife and her companion at the companion’s residence and he then chased them in a vehicle as they drove away in a pick-up truck. The husband then ran them off the road and into a ditch. Police found the pair dead in the pick-up truck with gunshot wounds. The husband was found dead nearby.
Anadarko, Okla. -- A woman in her 40s was shot and wounded by her husband at their home before he used the gun to kill himself Sunday morning. The woman was struck multiple times in the chest and arm but she managed to drive her vehicle to get help at a relative’s home about a mile away. She was listed in critical condition.
Heflin, Ala. -- A 31-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were found fatally shot in a backyard about 9 a.m. Thursday in what police are calling a murder-suicide.
Port Arthur, Tex. -- A man found the bodies of his fatally-shot mother and father, both 76-years-old, at their home Wednesday afternoon in what police are calling a murder-suicide. It was not immediately known which spouse shot the other before committing suicide. The couple reportedly had unspecified health problems.
Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Police responding to a call at a motel about 2:15 a.m. Saturday found a man with a gunshot wound who died later at a hospital.
Birmingham, Ala. -- A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the side at an apartment about 2:45 p.m. Sunday after he found a handgun in his mother’s purse. The child’s injuries were described as serious but he was expected to fully recover.
Orlando, Fla. -- A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in both legs on Tuesday after finding a gun in his father’s bedroom. The child was listed in stable condition.
Vidor, Tex. -- A 27-year-old man accidentally shot his son in the thigh about 6:30 p.m. Monday as he was cleaning a handgun. The cylinder on the gun had jammed and when he could not clear it, he handed the weapon to his 59-year-old father and it discharged during the exchange. No word on the child’s condition.
Sauk Center, Minn. -- A 15-year-old boy was accidentally shot by another 15-year-old boy as the pair were duck hunting Sunday afternoon. The victim was treated for non life-threatening injuries to his back.
Whitemarsh Township, Penn. -- A 15-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to his head Friday when a gun he was showing to a friend accidentally discharged.
Redwater, Tex. -- A teenager checking a deer-feeder accidentally shot himself in the ankle about 5 p.m. Monday. No word on his condition.
Durango, Colo. -- On Friday morning, an investigator with the county sheriff’s office was accidentally shot in the leg when his gun fell out of his car and the weapon discharged when it struck the ground. No word on his condition.
Capitola, Calif. -- A 74-year-old man at a state beach campground accidentally shot himself in the abdomen with a handgun about 4:45 p.m. Monday. No one else was struck by the bullet. Firearms are not allowed in any California state parks and the man faces potential charges. He was treated and released from a local hospital.
Jefferson Township, N.J. -- A 74-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the thigh about 11:40 p.m. Saturday. No one else was stuck by the bullet. Police said the magazine had been removed from the weapon but the victim did not realize that a bullet remained in the chamber. The injury was serious but not life-threatening and the victim was released from the hospital on Sunday. Note to gun owners: Removing the magazine from a gun does not necessarily remove the bullet that is in the chamber. I’ve chronicled a number of people getting shot by this phantom bullet.
Pope Valley, Calif. -- A 32-year-old man putting away his gun about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday accidentally shot himself in the hand. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 31-year-old man was shot in the leg while driving his vehicle about 5:15 a.m. Monday. His condition was listed a stabilized.
Fort Wayne, Ind. -- A man accidentally shot himself in his right buttock about 2:45 p.m. Friday while re-holstering his handgun while in a handicap parking spot outside a pet store. No one else was struck by the bullet. The victim has a lifetime Indiana carry permit. No word on his condition.
St. Louis, Mo. -- About midnight Wednesday, after two men went outside a bar when they were asked to leave because they had caused an altercation, one of the men used his handgun to fire a couple of rounds and one of the flying bullets struck his companion. No word on the injured man’s condition.
Niles, Ill. -- About 7:40 p.m. Sunday, a 25-year-old man was shot in the left arm and left leg by a 52-year-old man at a home during a domestic dispute. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Richmond, Va. -- A man was shot in the upper body about 3 a.m. today. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Seneca County, Ohio -- A man cleaning his gun accidentally shot himself in his right leg above the knee on Tuesday. No one else was injured. The victim said the weapon belonged to someone else and he did not realize there was a bullet in the chamber. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Millington, Tenn. -- A member of the National Guard opened fire at an armory outside a U.S. Navy base on Thursday, wounding two soldiers before being subdued and disarmed by other soldiers.
Today’s sources: The (Tiffin, Ohio) Advertiser Tribune, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate, Associated Press, Beaumont Enterprise, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, CNN, KMOV-TV St. Louis, KMSP-TV Minneapolis, Las Vegas Sun, Murder-suicide blogspot, Napa Valley Register, (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel, The Oklahoman, Orlando Sentinel, San Antonio Express-News, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Texarkana Gazette, Ventura County Star, WBRC-TV Birmingham, WFMZ-TV Allentown (Penn.), WIS-TV Columbia (S.C.), WNCN-TV Raleigh,
Addendum for October 24, 2013October 20, 2013 -- October 23, 2013
If today is an average day, some 277 Americans with be shot by a gun. And 84 of those who are shot will die.
The story will repeat itself tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, and on and on and on.
Help stop this slaughter. Please 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:
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October 19, 2013 edition
Red Rock, Ariz. -- A 20-year-old man accidentally shot and killed his 19-year-old girlfriend while trying to scare her with a gun as the two sat in his company work truck about 7 p.m. Monday. He thought the weapon was unloaded when he pointed it at the woman and pulled the trigger.
San Antonio, Tex. -- A 23-year-old man apparently killed himself by driving his car off a cliff after he shot and killed his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend and a 27-year-old man at the woman’s apartment early Thursday.
Garland, Tex. -- Police discovered the bodies of a couple at their apartment about 10:30 a.m. Friday and they believe the 54-year-old man shot and killed his 53 year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself .
Kansas City, Mo. -- Last Friday, a 17-year old boy shot and killed his 37-year-old uncle inside their home after the two argued about the boy not doing enough chores around the house.
Florence, Ariz. -- A 27-year-old man was accidentally shot in the chest and killed Friday night at a home after he and three other friends were handling a gun and it discharged when one of them inadvertently pulled the trigger.
San Antonio, Tex. -- A 21-year-old man shot and killed his 22-year-old wife and then used the gun to kill himself. Their bodies were found in an apartment late Thursday, two days after friends heard them having a late-night argument. The couple was married about two weeks ago.
Pasco County, Fla. -- After fighting with his girlfriend, a 28-year-old man died after intentionally shooting himself in the head while standing outside a condominium complex and the bullet went across a parking lot and struck a 38-year-old female bystander in the leg. The woman’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Malvern, Ala. -- A man shot and killed a woman at a home before using the gun to kill himself Friday afternoon. Police said the daughter of the couple called authorities.
Mountaindale, N.Y. -- A 57-year-old man was arraigned on second-degree murder charges for fatally shooting his 54-year-old wife Sunday night. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
Maryville, Tenn. -- A 47-year-old man shot and killed a 35-year-old woman at an apartment before using the gun to kill himself.
El Monte, Calif. -- On Tuesday, a man in his 50s shot and killed his daughter and her girlfriend -- both in their 30s -- before using the gun to kill himself in what police are calling a murder-suicide.
Bloomfield, N.M. -- On Thursday, a 36-year-old man shot and killed his 29-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself. The couple had been involved in a domestic dispute in recent weeks. They had two daughters, ages 11 and 6, who were not in the home at the time of the shooting.
Muhlenberg, Ky. -- Police called to a home on Thursday found two people dead -- a 47-year-old man and his 35-year-old wife -- from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
Salinas, Calif. -- A 29-year-old man stabbed his 26-year-old girlfriend to death in her car before using a gun to kill himself on Wednesday.
Grantville, Penn. -- A 22-year-old woman shot and killed a 21-year-old man before using the gun to kill herself at a motel about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday. The woman’s five-month-old baby girl was found in the room unharmed.
Dumas, Ark. -- On Friday morning, a 31-year-old man wearing a mask and wielding a gun was shot and killed while trying to rob a local pharmacy when the pharmacist pulled out a weapon and shot the man.
Henry, Ill. -- A 46-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were found fatally shot at a home about 2 a.m. last Friday in what police are calling a murder-suicide. The couple had been in a relationship that recently ended. The woman had three children.
Chugiak, Alaska -- A 49-year-old man shot and killed his 40-year-old girlfriend before using the gun to kill himself about 4 a.m. Thursday. Police found the two bodies shortly after receiving a 911 call from the woman saying the man had a gun and was holding her against her will.
Zanesville, Ohio -- A 61-year-old man out hunting was accidentally shot and killed Sunday when his shotgun discharged as he was driving his all-terrain vehicle.
Kansas City, Mo. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the stomach after he found a handgun lying on the bed of his 34-year-old father about 7 p.m. Monday. The child was expected to recover.
Chester, Penn. -- An 8-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the buttocks while in a home about 5:15 p.m. Thursday. A 18-year-old family member was arrested in connection with the shooting. Police said the boy was recovering in a hospital.
Deltona, Fla. -- A 20-year-old man was disassembling a handgun about 5 p.m. Saturday when it accidentally fired and the hollow-point bullet shattered his hand and struck a 27-year-old man, his friend, in the groin. No one was charged. The victims’ injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 23-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the abdomen as he walked through an apartment complex and the gun he was carrying went off about 8 a.m. Friday. No one else was struck by the bullet. The victim was listed in stable condition.
Norway, S.C. -- About 8 p.m. Friday, a 24-year-old woman was unloading her rifle after hunting when the weapon accidentally fired and struck a 51-year-old man, a member of her hunting party, in the thigh. No word on his condition.
Shreveport, La. -- About 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, a 28-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the lower leg while in his car as he attempted to reposition a handgun that was stored in the vehicle. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 33-year-old man was shot about 9:30 p.m. Friday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Today’s sources: Anchorage Daily News, Arkansasmatters.com, BayNews9 (St. Petersburg), The (Cambridge, Ohio) Daily Jeffersonian, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Houston Chronicle, KOB-TV Albuquerque, KSLA-TV Shreveport, KSBW-TV Monterey, KTVK-TV Phoenix, Lebanon (Penn.) Daily News, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Peoria Journal-Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Antonio Express-News, The (S.C.) Times and Democrat, (Middletown, N.Y.) Times Herald-Record, WATE-TV Knoxville, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WDAF-TV Kansas City, WTVY-TV Dothan (Ala.)
Addendum for October 19, 2013
Gunfact: If there is a gun in your home, the weapon is 22 times more likely to kill or injure a member of your family (due to domestic homicide, suicide, or unintentional shooting) than to be used in self-defense (source: www.bradycampaign.org).
October 15, 2013 -- October 18, 2013
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October 14, 2013 edition
Highspire, Penn. -- A 28-year-old man is dead after he accidentally shot himself in the upper leg while a passenger in a car about midnight on Thursday.
Reno, Nev. -- About 3 p.m. last Monday, a 6-year-old girl was found drowned in a bathtub and her 46-year-old father was discovered dead in a garage from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in what police are calling a murder-suicide. They believe the father called emergency dispatch to report the drowning before killing himself. He left behind a note.
North Las Vegas, Nev. -- A 67-year-old man got into an argument with his 23-year-old wife at a home and then chased her outside where he opened fire with a gun and left her bleeding in a neighbor’s yard before using the weapon to kill himself after police arrived at the scene. The woman was expected to recover.
Lakeland, Fla. -- A 73-year-old man shot and killed a 72-year-old woman before using the gun to kill himself on Friday. Friends and relatives said the woman recently ended a relationship with the man, although she wanted to remain acquaintances and help him with his health concerns.
Taylor, S.C. -- A 64-year-old woman died from a gunshot wound to the head and her 80-year-old husband died from self-inflicted asphyxiation in what police are calling a murder-suicide. Both had health problems and police believe the incident was caused by the man’s concerned that if something was to happen to him, his ailing wife would have difficulty taking care of herself.
Oxford, Ala. -- A 50-year-old man and his 49-year-old wife were found fatally shot on Tuesday in what police are calling a murder-suicide. No word yet on who fired the shots.
Rosemount, Minn. -- A 31-year-old woman shot her 32-year-old husband multiple times, killing him, before using the gun to kill herself at their apartment on Tuesday.
Orange County, Fla. -- A 33-year-old woman was accidentally shot to death in the front yard of a home by her boyfriend about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
Orlando, Fla. --A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in both legs after he found a gun in his father’s bedroom Tuesday. The child was listed in stable condition.
Rochester, N.Y. -- A six-year-old boy was accidentally shot about 7 p.m. last Sunday. Police said the wound was in his lower body and that he was treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Seminole County, Fla. -- A 19-year-old man playing with a handgun accidentally shot his friend, an 18-year-old male, in the chest about 1:15 p.m. last Monday. The shooter thought the weapon was unloaded. The victim was listed in stable condition and expected to recover.
Ogden, Utah -- When a 67-year-old man was cleaning his gun while at home about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, the weapon accidentally discharged and the bullet stuck him in the finger and his 56-year-old wife in the upper thigh. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Palm Beach, Fla. -- A female driver was shot in both upper thighs when a female passenger removed a gun from her purse and the weapon accidentally discharged. No word on the victim’s condition.
Nashville, Tenn. -- A 22-year-old man who lives in an apartment accidentally shot his gun through the floor about 11 p.m. yesterday and the bullet struck a woman in the apartment below as she was asleep in her bed. The woman was listed in stable condition with serious injuries.
Brooklyn, N.Y. -- On Friday, a 33-year-old city correction officer accidentally shot himself and a 35-year old male colleague while attempting to adjust his shoulder holster as the two were driving to a shooting range. The two had stopped at a gas station for fuel when the bullet discharged, striking the shooter in the hand and the other man in the hip. Both victims were reported in stable condition.
Horn Lake, Miss. -- About 6:30 a.m. Thursday, an off-duty county deputy accidentally shot herself with her service weapon that was in her purse and while driving herself to the hospital, the gun fell out of the car and the weapon is now missing. A reward has been offered for the gun or information leading to its return. The deputy was treated at a hospital and her condition was described by police as “fine.”
Meridian, Miss. -- A woman was accidentally shot in the lower leg at an apartment about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Etna Township, Ohio -- A man accidentally shot a woman inside a home Friday night. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Park County, Wyo. -- A 48-year-old accidentally shot himself in the leg on Wednesday while leading a team of pack horses back to camp from a trailhead. The horses began acting up and as he was attempting to regain control of them, the lead rope caught the hammer of his gun, causing it to discharge. No word on his condition.
Dummer, N.H. -- A 55-year-old man was accidentally shot by his 24-year-old son while bird hunting Saturday. The victim was treated for seven puncture wounds in his side and released.
Johnson County, Ind. -- A man accidentally shot himself about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after he was told that a friend was fatally shot over the weekend. The man said he knew who killed his friend and wanted to get revenge, but the weapon discharged when he grabbed it and the bullet struck him in the leg.
Today’s sources: The Anniston (Ala.) Star, Boston Globe, Deseret News, Greenville (S.C.) News, Laramie Boomerang, The (Lakeland, Fla.) Ledger, New York Post, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, (Middletown, Penn.) Press And Journal, Reno Gazette-Journal, The Tennessean, WBNS-TV Columbus, Ohio, WKMG-TV Orlando, WMC-TV Memphis, WRTV-TV Indianapolis, WTOK-TV Meridian, Miss.
Addendum for October 14, 2013October 8, 2013 -- October 13, 2013
Every year in the U.S.A., on average: *
-- Over 18,000 people kill themselves with a gun (51 each day)
-- Almost 12,000 people are murdered by a gun (32 each day)
-- Almost 600 people are accidentally shot and killed by a gun (1 each day)
-- Over 51,000 people are shot and wounded in an attack involving a gun (140 each day)
-- Over 16,000 people are accidentally shot and wounded by a gun (43 each day)
-- Almost 4,000 people are wounded attempting to kill themselves with a gun (10 each day).
Total killed by guns each year: Over 30,000 (84 each day)
Total wounded by guns each year: Over 70,000 (193 each day)
Total number of Americans either killed or wounded by guns each year: Over 100,000 (277 each day)
* Brady Campaign (gun deaths from police intervention not included here)
Please help do something about this national disgrace. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun controls. Do it today. And do it again next week. And then every week after that until they get the message.
You can get contact information here:
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October 7, 2013 edition
Wayne City, Ill. -- A teen died yesterday evening after being accidentally shot by a friend.
Radcliff, Ky. -- After receiving a call about 9 p.m. Thursday from a man saying he had killed his wife, police responded to the home to find two people fatally shot -- a 47-year-old woman and her 50-year-old husband. Police are investigating the shooting as a murder-suicide.
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- A 47-year-old man stabbed his 75-year-old mother to death after breaking several of her bones and then used a gun to kill himself on September 30. Their bodies were found Friday.
Mission, Tex. -- A 65-year-old man shot and killed a 75-year-old man before using a gun to kill himself after the two had a verbal dispute on Thursday.
Hubbard County, Minn. -- Late Saturday afternoon, a man duck hunting on a boat with a shotgun lost his balance as he was about to shoot and the load struck his companion, a 23-year-old man, in the head, killing him.
Saline County, Ark. -- Two brothers -- ages 49 and 46 -- were shot and killed yesterday afternoon while riding all-terrain vehicles. A suspect has been arrested.
Springfield, Mass. -- A 33-year-old man was fatally shot about 2:15 p.m. Saturday.
Volusia County, Fla. -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot outside a club about 5 a.m. Saturday. Police said a fight inside the club spilled out to the parking lot where someone involved in the altercation pulled a gun and opened fire.
Orange County, Fla. -- Two men, ages 23 and 18, were shot and killed about 3 a.m. Sunday while sitting in a car at a shopping-plaza parking lot.
DeKalb County, Ga. -- A 25-year-old man is accused of shooting two men, ages 25 and 23, as they played video games at their home late Friday night. The two victims were cousins.
La Plata, Md. -- A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot himself with a handgun he found in a car parked in a driveway about 5:50 p.m. Thursday. The gun is registered to a relative of the boy. He was treated for a graze wound and expected to recover.
Huntsville, Ala. -- A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the hand at an apartment about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. No word on his condition.
Aurora, Ill. -- About 10:20 p.m. Friday, a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot another 14-year-old boy in the leg while showing him a gun he found. The wounded boy’s injuries were described as serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
West Valley City, Utah -- A 16-year-old boy playing with a gun while outside at an apartment complex accidentally shot his 15-year-old friend in the abdomen Thursday. The wounded boy’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Seminole County, Fla. -- An 18-year-old male was accidentally shot in the chest at a home today. He was listed in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.
Crystal Falls, Mich. -- A 32-year-old man accidentally shot himself while cleaning a handgun in his car about noon on Saturday. The bullet struck him in the upper left leg and then it lodged in the driver’s door. He was treated and released from a local hospital.
Tuscaloosa, Ala. -- A man shopping at a store accidentally shot himself in the leg about 9 p.m. Saturday after his holstered handgun discharged when it fell to the floor. No one else in the store was struck by the bullet.
Bradenton, Fla. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the finger on Wednesday evening.
Pittsburgh, N.H. -- A 36-year-old man accidentally shot his friend -- a 34-year-old male -- while grouse hunting on Wednesday. The victim was treated at a hospital for 70 puncture wounds from shotgun pellets and later released.
Cincinnati, Ohio -- A man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to one of his legs just before 7 a.m. Friday. He was expected to recover.
Flint, Mich. -- A 22-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg while fighting with his 20-year-old girlfriend. The incident began when he grabbed the woman’s hair and threw her to the ground and then shot out a window in her car. The weapon discharged as he was putting it away. He was listed in good condition.
Orlando, Fla. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg and a 16-year-old boy was shot in the hip during a fight in the parking lot of a school in session about 2 p.m. Friday. No word on their conditions.
Chicago, Ill. -- A teen believed to be an 18-year-old female was shot the upper thigh and hip area about 8:30 a.m. today. A person of interest was taken into custody for questioning. The victim’s condition was listed as stabilized.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A 26-year-old man was shot and wounded at a bus stop when two men in a passing vehicle opened fire on him about 9 p.m. Saturday. No word on the victim’s condition.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the leg and arm early Sunday morning. He was conscious and breathing during transport to a hospital.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A woman was shot and wounded about 3 a.m. Sunday. No word on her condition.
Kelso, Wash. -- A 40-year-old man shot another man about 7:15 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were described as life-threatening.
Dallas, Tex. -- When two male employees at a fast-food restaurant got into a heated argument, the dispute spilled out into the parking lot where one of them shot and wounded the other. No word on the condition of the wounded man.
Centerton, Ark. -- After telling three Jehovah’s Witnesses to get off his property, a 35-year-old man allegedly fired 19 rounds at them and several others who were part of the group as they drove away last Saturday. No one was injured.
Cleveland, Ohio -- A 74-year-old Florida man was arrested at an airport after security officials found a handgun in his carry-on luggage.
Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Associated Press, Birmingham News, Boston Globe, Bradenton (Fla.) Herald, Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer, Daily Press (Escanaba, Mich.), Evansville (Ind.) Courier and Press, The Flint Journal, KFSM-TV Fort Smith (Ark.), KSL-TV Salt Lake City, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Oregonian, WBKO-TV Bowling Green, WFAA-TV Dallas, WFTV-TV Orlando, WHNT-TV Huntsville, WSB-TV Atlanta, WXXA-TV Albany (N.Y.)
Addendum for October 7, 2013October 4, 2013 -- October 6, 2013
We have an epidemic of gun violence in the U.S.A. Here’s an organization working to find a cure: www.americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/
No reports filed
October 3, 2013 edition
Winston County, Ala. -- Four people were found fatally shot in a parked car on a logging road about 8 p.m. yesterday.
Phoenix, Ariz. -- Last Tuesday, a 24-year-old woman hugging her 18-year-old boyfriend was accidentally shot and killed when his handgun went off as he tried to remove it from his waistband.
Halsey, Wis. -- A 29-year-old man hunting squirrels was accidentally shot to death when another hunter -- a 32-year-old friend -- mistook him for a squirrel. Authorities said the friend saw movement about 50 yards away and fired his gun, striking the victim in the head.
Joliet, Ill. -- A 36-year-old man shot and killed his 35-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself in the bedroom of their home on Monday.
Haslett, Mich. -- A 68-year-old man and his 64-year-old wife were found shot to death in their home last Tuesday in what police are calling a murder-suicide. The couple’s three dogs were also found dead
Buckeye, Ariz. -- A 22-year-old woman armed with a shotgun was shot to death after she confronted a man as a party at her house was breaking up about 4:30 a.m. last Wednesday. The woman had gone outside with the weapon to face the man when he pulled a handgun and fired multiple shots at her.
Fort Payne, Ala. -- A 22-year-old man suspected in the disappearance of his 54-year-old aunt shot himself to death Monday. The woman’s body was later found in the crawl space of her home. Initial autopsy results indicate the aunt died from blunt force trauma to the head and police have called it a homicide.
Kent, Wash. -- The owner of a tree nursery shot and killed an alleged intruder -- a man in his late teens or early 20s -- and held a second man -- 21-years-old -- at gunpoint until police arrived. The owner was getting ready for bed around 1:30 a.m. yesterday when he went to investigate a noise he heard at his business, which is adjacent to his house. He grabbed his shotgun and discovered the two men riffling through his office.
Huntsville, Ala. -- Police found a man and woman dead from gunshot wounds at a home Monday night and they are calling it a murder-suicide.
Tabor City, N.C. -- A 45-year-old man stabbed his 36-year-old wife several times, killing her, then he used a gun to kill himself at their home Monday morning. The couple had recently wed after living together about a year.
Baytown, Tex. -- A 17-year-old girl used a rifle to shoot and kill a friend -- a 22-year-old man -- after the two had a quarrel at a home about 3 a.m. yesterday.
Oklahoma City, Okla. -- A 31-year-old man shot and killed himself Tuesday after he crashed his car while being pursued by police. Police were looking for the man because of a domestic abuse complaint made against him a day earlier.
Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. -- A 32-year-old man fatally shot himself in front of police on a downtown rooftop yesterday after they had been searching for him in connection with a domestic incident earlier in the day.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A 27-year-old man was fatally shot after he was confronted by two male robbers wearing masks about 6:15 p.m. yesterday.
Fairburn, Ga. -- A 40-year-old homeowner was shot several times when he pulled a gun on three armed intruders who broke into his home about 4:15 a.m. today. No word on his condition.
New Orleans, La. -- A 7-year-old girl and a 31-year-old woman were shot and wounded by three men who approached them from behind and opened fire. A 29-year-old man walking with the victims escaped uninjured. The child sustained a bullet wound to the mouth and the woman was shot in both legs and the stomach. The medical conditions of the victims were not released at the request of relatives.
Horseshoe Bay, Tex. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the chest at his home last Thursday. No word on his condition other than a report that doctors performed emergency surgery to remove part of his lung.
Rochester, N.Y. -- A six-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the lower body while playing with a loaded pistol he found in his house last Sunday evening. The child was listed in satisfactory condition.
Ozark, Ala. -- A 12-year-old boy was shot in the mouth and wounded by a 15-year-old boy about 9 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Fargo, N.D. -- An off-duty university campus police officer accidentally shot himself in the arm at his apartment last Wednesday. No word on his condition.
Sanford, Fla. -- A man trying to kill a snake accidentally shot his friend in his leg about 11 p.m. Thursday. No word on the wounded man’s condition.
Over The Rhine, Ohio -- A woman accidentally shot an 84-year-old man about 6 a.m. on Sunday. No word on the condition of the victim.
Antioch, Tenn. -- A 21-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg at a big box discount department store about 4 p.m. yesterday. The man, who has a valid handgun carry permit, was carrying an unholstered handgun in his waistband when he felt the gun slipping as he neared a checkout line with a gallon of milk in hand. As he reached for the slipping firearm, it discharged a single round into his left leg. No one else in the store was struck by the bullet. The victim’s injuries were considered minor.
San Leandro, Calif. -- In an incident police described as road rage, a female passenger in a moving car on an interstate highway was shot in the leg when someone in a pick-up truck fired a single round into her car about 9:45 p.m. yesterday. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 21-year-old woman was shot twice as she was robbed about 2:30 a.m. today. She was listed in extremely critical condition.
Today’s sources: Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, The Fayetteville Observer, Foxnews.com, Houston Chronicle, KTVK-TV Phoenix, Oakland Tribune, The Oklahoman, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, The (New Jersey) Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Tennessean, WHEC-TV Rochester, WISC-TV Madison, WKMG-TV Orlando, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WXAN-TV Austin, WXIX Cincinnati
September 23, 2013 -- October 2, 2013
No reports filed
September 22, 2013 edition
Washington, D.C. -- At a Navy facility Monday morning, twelve people -- nine men and three women -- were shot and killed and three people were shot and wounded by a gunman who was later shot and killed by police.
Ionia, Mich. -- After a road rage incident on a highway, two men -- ages 56 and 43 -- are dead after they pulled into a drive-in car-wash parking lot and opened fire on each other on Wednesday.
Harvey, La. -- When a 23-year-old man in an apartment complex accidentally fired his shotgun last Sunday, the blast went through a wall and killed a man sleeping in his bed in a neighboring apartment.
Jonesboro, Ark. -- A teenager was accidentally shot and killed Wednesday night while in a truck with two others in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant.
New Orleans, La. - Three people were shot and killed about 11 p.m. last Wednesday -- a 39-year-old woman, her 20-year-old son, and her 18-year old daughter. Police are looking for a 41-year-old man as a person of interest.
Lyons, Mich. -- A 49-year-old man shot and killed himself at a gun range shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Selma, Ala. -- About 2 p.m. last Sunday, a 68-year-old man shot and killed his nephew and shot and wounded his nephew’s friend, a 28-year-old male, before using the gun to kill himself. The wounded victim was listed in stable condition.
Bessemer, Penn. -- A 54-year-old man shot and killed a 50-year-old woman in the parking lot of a lake about 2:30 p.m. last Thursday. The woman’s body was found in a pick-up truck; the man’s body was on the ground nearby. The two lived at the same address.
Mesa, Ariz. -- A man and a woman, both in their 20s, were found fatally shot in an apartment in what police said was a murder-suicide. The couple had a 4-year-old child. The father had taken the child to another apartment about 45 minutes before police received a 911 call about the shooting.
King Salmon, Alaska -- A 26-year-old man shot and killed himself Friday evening as police were trying to pull him over following reports that his 24-year-old wife was missing.
Colorado Springs, Colo. -- A 52-year-old man shot and killed a 53-year-old woman at her home last Wednesday night before using the gun to kill himself.
Reno, Nev. -- A 27-year-old man shot and killed a 24-year-old man at a home before using the gun to kill himself last Monday night. The older man was visiting a female friend at the home when the younger man arrived to join them. Apparently upset by the visit, the older man left the house and returned with a handgun.
Seminole County, Okla. -- A 74-year-old man told police he was trying to scare his 73-year-old wife when he accidentally shot and killed her at their home on September 4. Prosecutors filed homicide charges against the man last week.
Las Vegas, Nev. -- About 1:45 a.m. Saturday, in an incident police said was related to road rage, two motorists were arguing as they both drove along a street when one of the drivers fired several gunshots at the other one, killing him. The shooter then sped away.
Dayton, Ohio -- A 41-year-old old man is dead from a gunshot wound late last Friday night. Police have not yet determined if the shooting was accidental or a homicide.
Akron, Ohio -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while driving his car about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday after someone in another vehicle pulled up next to him and opened fire.
Harris County, Tex.-- A 55-year-old convenience-store clerk was found dead in the store from a gunshot wound about 3 a.m. Thursday.
Long Beach, Calif. -- Two men , ages 26 and 24, were shot and killed and two women of unknown age were shot and wounded at a birthday party about 10 p.m. Friday. Police said the suspect, who was not a guest at the party, walked up and shot the four. Both female victims were listed in serious but stable condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 36-year-old man was fatally shot on a street about 7 p.m. Thursday.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 29-year-old woman standing outside in a group was fatally shot when shots rang out from a passing car about 11:55 p.m. Thursday.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest about 12:45 a.m. Friday.
Burnsville, Minn. -- A man was fatally shot in the head after he became involved in a verbal altercation in the parking lot of a bar and grill about 2 a.m. today.
Bronx, N.Y. -- A 40-year-old man was shot and killed by his 16-year-old son on Thursday.
Homestead, Penn. --A 36-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street corner about 12:30 a.m. today.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A man was shot and killed and two men and a woman were shot and wounded while on a street about 2 a.m. today. The conditions of the wounded victims were not reported.
Baltimore, Md. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot about 2:15 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck several times.
Chicago, Ill. -- A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game about 10:15 p.m. Thursday injuring 13 people including a 3-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy, and a 17-year-old girl. All the victims were expected to survive.
Tampa, Fla. -- A boy about 12-years-old was handling a gun about 6 p.m. last Friday night went it accidentally discharged and the bullet struck a 9-year-old boy in the forearm. After treatment at a hospital, the victim was described as “fine.”
Dallas, Tex. -- A 7-year-old child was shot in the leg when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire about 8 p.m. yesterday. The child’s injuries were reported as non life-threatening.
Palm Coast, Fla. -- About 6 p.m. last Wednesday, a 57-year-old man accidentally shot his 44-year-old friend in the stomach while they were drinking in the garage of a home and talking about how they would defend themselves if attacked. The older man allegedly thought the gun was unloaded when he pulled the weapon from his waistband and fired it at the victim. The wounded man was listed in stable condition after surgery.
Dayton, Ohio -- A man accidentally shot himself in the chest about 12 a.m. last Friday. He was expected to survive.
Lake Villa, Ill. -- A 44-year-old man accidentally shot his neighbor last Saturday about 9:10 p.m. as the two were drinking while inspecting a pair of semi-automatic handguns in the neighbor’s garage.
Chicago, Ill. -- A teenage boy was shot in the foot while on a street about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He was listed in good condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- Two men in their 20s were shot about 6:50 p.m. Thursday; one of them in the stomach, and the other grazed to the thigh. Both were listed as stabilized.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the stomach about 7:20 p.m. Thursday. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was shot in both legs about 10:30 p.m. Thursday after he was approached by someone who opened fire and then fled. No word on the victim’s condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man was shot in the side about 2 a.m. Friday. He was listed in critical condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A male was shot in the leg shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. No word on his condition.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 20-year-old man involved in an altercation with someone was shot about 11 p.m. Thursday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 27-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were shot about 2:45 a.m. yesterday as they walked from a nearby tavern. Police believe the shooting might be related to an earlier confrontation the woman had at the tavern. Both victims had injures considered non life-threatening.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- Two men, ages 24 and 20, and a 26-year-old woman were shot and wounded about 4:20 a.m. Saturday when someone fired several rounds into a house where a fight had broken out at a large after-hours party. The three victims have injuries considered non life-threatening.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 30-year-old man was shot about 7:30 p.m. Friday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- About 3 a.m. today, a 22-year-old man shot and wounded a 20-year-old woman and her 21-year-old brother before police tracked him down and shot and wounded him when he threatened them with a gun. No word on the conditions of the victims or the shooter.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 22-year-old man was found shot and wounded and lying on a street about 10:10 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.
Macon, Ga. -- A manager of a cafeteria restaurant was shot in the neck Friday night when three masked men entered through the back door and tried to get him to open the safe. The robbers fled when they were unable to get any money. The victim was listed in stable condition.
Paterson, N.J. -- Three people were shot on a city street about 12:45 a.m. yesterday. The victims told police they were standing near an intersection when a suspect approached and began shooting. No word on the victims’ conditions.
St. Petersburg, Fla. -- On Thursday, when a 19-year-old man got into a heated argument with his 21-year-old step-brother, the man pulled out a handgun and shot the step-brother in the left thigh. No word on the victim’s condition.
New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the back about 1:40 a.m. Saturday.
Today’s sources: ABC News, Akron Beacon Journal, Anchorage Daily News, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald (Ill.), East Valley (Ariz.) Tribune, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KTV-TV Colorado Springs, KOLO-TV Reno, Las Vegas Sun, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Murder-suicide.blogspot.com, New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The (N.J.) Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Tribune, Times-Picayune, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WDTN-TV Dayton, WESH-TV Orlando, WFAA-TV Dallas, WFMJ-TV Youngstown, WHIO-TV Dayton, WMAZ-TV Macon, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WVUE-TV New Orleans
Addendum for September 22, 2013
We have an epidemic of gun violence in the U.S.A. Here’s an organization working to find a cure: www.americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/