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Girl Who Railed Against Gun Violence: 'Mama, I'm Shot'

Sandra Parks' words ring true: 'Little children are victims'

(Newser) - "We are in a state of chaos" where "little children are victims of senseless gun violence," Sandra Parks wrote in an award-winning essay, part of a 2016 contest honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The 13-year-old has now become one of the number. The Milwaukee native was watching... More »

Baltimore Plea: 'We Must Stop Killing Each Other'

5-year-old girl shot months after sister's shooting death

(Newser) - In July, a 7-year-old girl was fatally shot while sitting in the backseat of a car in southwest Baltimore. Four months later, her younger sister barely escaped the same fate. The girl, identified as 5-year-old Amy Hayes, was on the 1000 block of McKean Avenue in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood... More »

NRA: 'Anti-Gun' Doctors Should 'Stay in Their Lane'

The doctors are pushing back

(Newser) - The NRA apparently doesn't like doctors weighing in on gun violence and gun control. On Wednesday—just hours before news of the Thousand Oaks, Calif. , broke—the gun lobby nonprofit voiced its displeasure with the medical community's assessments via a reprimanding tweet, reports USA Today . "Someone should... More »

A Gang Targeted the Wrong House. An 11-Year-Old Is Dead

Devastation in Las Vegas: 'No parent should have to deal with a tragedy like this'

(Newser) - Shooters intent on gang-related retaliation opened fire on the wrong house in suburban Las Vegas, killing an innocent 11-year-old girl in the kitchen, police said Friday. A neighbor on his way to work saw the gunfire late Thursday on a quiet residential street and shot with his legally owned handgun... More »

Yoga Patrons Pounded on Studio's Windows as Gunman Loaded: Witnesses

Gunman kills 2, injures 5 others before killing himself at Tallahassee yoga studio: cops

(Newser) - In what the City of Tallahassee calls "a gut-wrenching act of violence," a gunman killed two people and wounded five others at a yoga studio in Florida's capital before killing himself Friday evening, officials said. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo told reporters Friday night that the man... More »

NYPD Hadn't Had This Type of Weekend in 25 Years

Nobody got shot—the first time since at least 1993

(Newser) - It's the city that doesn't sleep—and it just became, for one weekend, the city that doesn't shoot. The NYPD reports that by the time Monday rolled around, the last time someone in New York City limits had been shot was in Brooklyn on Thursday, meaning that... More »

She Was Walking Her Daughter's Puppy. Then, a 'Pop'

Miami man accused of shooting Chihuahua to death with sniper rifle

(Newser) - An evening stroll with her 8-year-old daughter's puppy ended in tragedy Saturday for a Florida woman. WPLG and the Sun Sentinel report that a 19-year-old Miami man was arrested Saturday and hit with felony animal-cruelty charges after cops say he trained a sniper rifle on an 8-month-old Chihuahua, then... More »

After House Awarded to Ex, Man Tries to Kill Her

'Extremely tense' day in Pa. ends with suspect, his parents dead

(Newser) - The hunt for a Pennsylvania man who cops say shot at his ex-wife, then gunned down his elderly parents on Wednesday is over. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan told reporters Thursday that 59-year-old Bruce Rogal had crashed his minivan into his ex-wife's home earlier that morning, and that... More »

Multiple Victims Dead in Shooting Near Baltimore

The AP reports 3 fatalities; suspected shooter is in critical condition

(Newser) - Multiple people are dead and others wounded after a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center outside Baltimore, reports the Baltimore Sun . The AP says three are dead, but authorities have not confirmed. Police say the shooter is in custody and has been taken to a local hospital in critical... More »

They Came as Mariachis, Then Started Shooting

5 dead in Mexico City as gunmen open fire on entertainment district

(Newser) - In a meeting of one of Mexico's most beloved traditions and one of its most pervasive epidemics, gunmen dressed as mariachis shot up a thriving entertainment district of Mexico City on Friday night, killing five and injuring at least eight. In what the Los Angeles Times calls an "... More »

PhD Student Killed 'Within 4 Hours' of Landing in Chicago

Shane Colombo was running an errand to buy hangers

(Newser) - The injustice of it all is staggering: A Northwestern University PhD student who survived lymphoma as a teen was shot dead in Chicago on Sunday evening just four hours after landing in the city; Shane Colombo was in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the city's north side buying hangers,... More »

'Very Chaotic Scene' After 10 Shot in San Bernardino

3 of those injured are in 'extremely critical' condition

(Newser) - "Multiple victims down," an "uncooperative" crowd, and a "very chaotic scene" is how Captain Rich Lawhead describes to KABC what police encountered at an apartment complex in San Bernardino late Sunday. Ten people were shot in a common area of the complex on the 1200 block... More »

These 6 Countries Produced Half of World's Gun Deaths

The US is in second place for total gun deaths

(Newser) - The US had more than 37,000 gun-related deaths in 2016, putting it in second place for total firearm deaths in the world that year, PBS reports. Around the world, there were more than a quarter-million gun deaths in 2016, and the study finds that just six countries in the... More »

Teen's Birthday Post Turns Into Foreshadowing of Death

Teen Armond Latimore posted online he was glad to make it to 17 just an hour before being killed

(Newser) - Chandra Payne had made a run to the store to get ice cream for her son's 17th birthday, while he'd headed out to pick up some Chinese food. Just a few minutes after they parted on Saturday afternoon, however, the St. Louis mom got a terrible phone call,... More »

Man Shot Dead Trying to Save Abused Puppy

His fiancee wants to adopt it

(Newser) - A 37-year-old Tennessee man was shot dead after challenging a man who was abusing a puppy, police say. Fiancee Sue Hoskins, who recently moved back to the state from Iowa with Robert Wilson, tells the Tennessean that he tried to stop a man who was holding a Yorkshire terrier puppy... More »

Country Singer at Vegas Show Faults NRA

Eric Church: Nevada massacre 'wrecked' him, NRA lobbying ensures continued gun violence

(Newser) - For Eric Church, the year he left his 30s was rough. "Forty sucked," he said of his birthday last spring, which was followed by a life-threatening blood clot in his chest, emergency surgery to get rid of it, and then, a few months later, the massacre in Las... More »

Boy, 4, Shoots Self After Finding Gun Under Couch

Justin Foss Jr. was pronounced dead Saturday morning

(Newser) - A 4-year-old Georgia boy found a gun hidden inside his house and shot himself in the head with it, according to a newly released sheriff's report, per the AP . Justin Foss Jr. was pronounced dead Saturday morning after the shooting at his Augusta residence, Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner... More »

Mass Shooting: Harassment Victim Recalls Scary Threats

Woman recalls abuse from Jarrod Ramos years ago that was covered by newspaper

(Newser) - Last week's fatal shooting in a Maryland newsroom has been blamed on the suspect's long-simmering anger with the Capital Gazette over its coverage of a harassment complaint against him years ago. Now the woman who lodged that complaint has given an interview to NBC News , saying that she... More »

He Was Thought Dead. Then the Sheet Twitched

17-year-old shooting victim stirs before dying in Chicago

(Newser) - A 17-year-old male shot multiple times in the head began moving under a sheet in Chicago, triggering a failed attempt to save him. Paramedics had arrived early Monday on the scene of a shooting after two vehicles were seen circling a party at a housing complex near the University of... More »

38 Shot in Violent Chicago Weekend

9 of them were killed

(Newser) - At least 38 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago, nine of them fatally, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Those injured included a 12-year-old boy hit by a stray bullet during a shootout on the Far South Side, the Chicago Tribune reports. Six people were shot at an outdoor party... More »

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