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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 »

Chicago Moms Who Fought Gun Violence Are Killed

Chantel Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were murdered Friday night

(Newser) - By the Chicago Sun-Times' tally, 48 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago. Eight of them didn't survive. Chantel Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were among them. The young mothers were advocates against gun violence and belonged to Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings (MASK). The Sun-Times reports MASK volunteers often... More »

Cops: Disgruntled Employee Killed 2 Walmart Workers

Shooting took place Southaven, Mississippi

(Newser) - A gunman described as a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart store in northern Mississippi, authorities said. Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore said the man, whom he did not name, shot a Southaven... More »

2 Kids Shot by Cousin Trying to Keep Gun From Them

It happened in Fort Worth, Texas

(Newser) - Two young children in Texas are recovering at Cook Children's Medical Center after being shot in the yard of their family home—accidentally, by their only slightly older cousin, police and family say. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram cites a police log and hospital official in reporting that a 7-year-old... More »

They Were Shopping at Costco. Then, 'Pop, Pop, Pop'

1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at California store

(Newser) - An argument at a Southern California Costco turned deadly Friday evening, with a suspect now in custody. The AP reports one person was killed as a result of the altercation, while a release from the Corona Police Department notes three others were injured from the gunfire, including an off-duty officer... More »

Va. Beach Survivor: What Would Possess Someone to Do This?

Victims, gunman identified after 12 died Friday

(Newser) - As Virginia Beach tries to make sense of the country's latest mass shooting, which took 12 lives at a municipal building there Friday and injured at least four , more details are trickling out. Officials at a Saturday morning press conference IDed the gunman, who died after being shot by... More »

A Friend Allegedly Killed Him—and NFL Dreams

Rising football star Joshua Ancrum fatally shot in Florida on Tuesday

(Newser) - "Stop the violence." It's a simple plea made with a lot of pain by the mother of a 17-year-old rising football star fatally shot Tuesday—allegedly by a childhood friend. Joshua Ancrum was at a friend's house in Miami Gardens, Fla., when there was an argument... More »

Trayvon Martin's Mom Makes a Big Announcement

Sybrina Fulton plans to enter Florida politics

(Newser) - Trayvon Martin's mother is running for political office, the Miami Herald reports. Sybrina Fulton—whose son was infamously shot dead by a neighborhood crime watch captain in 2012—plans to officially announce Monday that she's running for the Miami-Dade County Commission. "Our county must continue moving forward... More »

At Least 7 Hurt After Shooting at Off-Campus Party

It happened near Indiana's Ball State University

(Newser) - Kicking back and welcoming the weekend turned violent early Saturday morning in Indiana near Ball State University after a shooting that left at least seven injured. Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle said at least three people suffered life-threatening injuries from the shooting that took place at a house party of... More »

2 Young Brothers Shot Less Than 3 Months Apart

'Mind-boggling,' says DC police chief

(Newser) - On Valentine's Day, Ebonee Hill's 12-year-old son was injured by gunmen firing indiscriminately as he left a playground in Washington, DC, to buy candy. On Saturday night, she received the horrifying news that her 13-year-old son had also been shot and might be paralyzed from a bullet that... More »

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