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Holiday Weekend Is a Deadly One in Chicago

Girl, 7, and boy, 14, among the 16 killed in gun violence

(Newser) - Sixteen people were shot dead in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, including two children. Holiday weekend shootings injured another 67, reports NBC Chicago , which has details on many of the shootings. Among the dead are a 7-year-old girl killed in a Saturday night incident that also left a... More »

Chicago Suffers Another Lethal Weekend

3 kids dead, including 10-year-old hit by stray bullet in apartment, 1-year-old hit while riding in car

(Newser) - Activists and local leaders called for more state and federal support Sunday as weekend shootings across Chicago left three children dead, including a 10-year-old who was struck by a stray bullet that came through an apartment window, the AP reports. The Saturday night death was among at least 10 shooting... More »

102 People Were Shot in Chicago Over the Weekend

A 3-year-old boy is among the 14 fatalities

(Newser) - Fourteen people, including five children, were killed as more than 100 people were shot in a wave of gunfire in Chicago over Father's Day weekend—the city's highest number of shooting victims in a single weekend this year, per the AP . Among the victims was a 3-year-old boy,... More »

Baltimore Cops Seek Suspect in Killing of Longtime Radio Host

Tyra Womack, announcer for popular gospel program, gunned down outside home

(Newser) - What appears to have been a neighbors' tiff led to the murder of a popular gospel radio host, say police, who are now on the hunt for her killer. The Baltimore Sun reports that 57-year-old Tyra Womack, an announcer on WEAA's Gospel Grace program for more than three decades,... More »

Shooting at Air Base Leaves 2 Service Members Dead

Investigation underway at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota

(Newser) - A shooting early Monday has left two airmen dead at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. The shooting occurred at 4:30am, according to a military statement, per the AP . The incident remains under investigation, but officials said there's no risk to other personnel. Additional details... More »

It Was Chicago's Deadliest Memorial Day Weekend in 5 Years

10 dead, 31 injured

(Newser) - Ten people were killed over the holiday weekend in Chicago, making it the Windy City's deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015, ABC 7 reports. At least 31 others have been injured in shootings in the city since Friday night. Three of those shot were teenagers, one fatally. The Chicago ... More »

Bloomberg Unveils His $10M Super Bowl Ad

Spot will focus on gun violence

(Newser) - We already knew Michael Bloomberg was shelling out $10 million of his own money to buy a Super Bowl ad . On Thursday, the 2020 candidate unveiled the 60-second spot in advance, and its focus is on gun violence. (Watch it here .) The ad features Calandrian Simpson Kemp, whose 20-year-old... More »

Killing of Congresswoman's Son Back in Spotlight

Rep. Lucy McBath's son was murdered over loud music in a parking lot

(Newser) - On Nov. 23, 2012, Lucy McBath's worst fear came true: Her 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in a parking lot argument over loud music on the day after Thanksgiving, as he headed out to go Christmas shopping for his friends. The incident was in the national... More »

10-Year-Old Shot at Football Game Dies

NJ governor denounces 'senseless gun violence'

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy shot at a high school football game in New Jersey Friday night has died from his injuries. Fifth-grader Micah Tennant was one of three people injured in the Pleasantville shooting. CNN reports that Micah's death was announced at Lincoln Financial Field Wednesday, where the Philadelphia Eagles... More »

3 People Dead After Shooting at Walmart

Apparent domestic dispute at root of shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma

(Newser) - Three people are dead—including the shooter—after a shooting at a Walmart store in Duncan, Oklahoma, reports the Duncan Banner . It appears a male shooter with a semiautomatic handgun killed a man and a woman who were inside a car in the store parking lot. Fox 25 reports that... More »

Judges' Visit to White Castle Ends With Fight, 2 Shot

Indiana judges got involved in a late-night brawl after night of drinking, failed visit to strip club

(Newser) - Look out, Florida, Indiana is coming for your "Land of Weird Crimes" title: NPR reports three judges there have now been suspended without pay after a May 1 incident that saw them act "in an injudicious manner," per a Tuesday decision from the Indiana Supreme Court . Per... More »

4 Shot Dead in Illegal Gambling House

Gun violence rocks the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn

(Newser) - Four people were killed and three others were wounded in an early Saturday shooting at an illegal gambling club in New York City, police said. The six men and one woman were shot just before 7am inside a building in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, the AP reports. Chief... More »

Joker Screening Leaves Moviegoers Unsettled

A young man cheered, applauded on-screen murders

(Newser) - Extra layers of security, intense on-screen action, and a frightening incident inside a New York theater combined to create an unsettling experience for some moviegoers who went to see Joker on its opening weekend, the AP reports. A young man who was loudly cheering and applauding on-screen murders sent some... More »

Big-Name CEOs to Congress: You Need to Act Now

Heads of Twitter, Uber, others write letter asking for tougher gun laws

(Newser) - The CEOs of nearly 150 companies are stepping into the nation's gun debate, imploring Congress to expand background checks and enact a strong "red flag" law. In a letter sent to the Senate on Thursday, CEOs from businesses including Airbnb, Twitter, and Uber asked Congress to pass a... More »

McConnell: Senate Will Consider a Gun Bill, on One Condition

Majority leader says President Trump must signal he'd sign it into law

(Newser) - In the wake of the most recent mass shootings in Dayton , Ohio, and the Texas cities of El Paso and Odessa , Republican Mitch McConnell finds himself once again under pressure to bring some sort of gun legislation to the Senate floor, including measures that have a thumbs-up from both the... More »

$100K in Rewards Offered in St. Louis Child Killings

Latest victim was 8-year-old shot dead Friday

(Newser) - St. Louis is offering rewards totaling $100,000 in four unsolved child murders, including that of Jurnee Thompson, an 8-year-old girl who was shot dead outside a restaurant Friday. A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in that case and in three other unsolved... More »

Andrew Yang Cries Over a Mom's Grief

Candidate leaves town hall stage to hug woman who lost child to stray bullet

(Newser) - A question from a grieving mom at an Iowa town hall brought Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang to tears on Saturday. As CNN reports, Yang took a question from a woman identified only as Stephanie who had lost a child to a stray bullet, who asked him, "as president, how... More »

Amnesty International Issues US Travel Warning

Organization cites 'rampant gun violence'

(Newser) - The US is now among the countries covered by an Amnesty International travel warning. The international human rights organization issued the warning Wednesday, tweeting that visitors to the United States should "exercise extreme caution & have a contingency plan when travelling throughout the country" because of ongoing "rampant... More »

Overwhelmed Chicago Hospital Has to Turn Away Gun Victims

Mount Sinai had so many trauma patients it was forced to temporarily turn away new ones

(Newser) - In a weekend marred by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio , Chicago registered its own weekend of gun-violence chaos, with more than four dozen people gunned down, at least seven fatally, in various shootings around the city, WLS reports. The carnage was so bad in the Windy City, in fact,... More »

Cops Thought They Killed Garlic Fest Gunman. Coroner Says Otherwise

Santino William Legan took his own life, medical examiner finds

(Newser) - The gunman who killed three young people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California on Sunday wasn't killed by police, as originally reported. That from the Santa Clara County medical examiner, who now says that 19-year-old Santino William Legan killed himself, the Los Angeles Times reports. Legan died... More »

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