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Cops in Greater Danger as Public Anger Rises

'People are seeking to do harm to cops'

(Newser) - A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff's deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest. The shootings—one in Los Angeles and the other 2000 miles away in Louisville, Kentucky, less than two...

Shootings Follow Fight in Crowd, Leaving 13 Wounded

No arrests are made in violence on Peoria Riverfront

(Newser) - A shooting along the Peoria Riverfront left 13 people wounded early Sunday. Police arrived after 4:30am to find about 200 people gathered, the Peoria Journal Star reports, and reported that there had been a fight among the crowd. They found a man and woman who had been shot and...

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...

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,...

7 People, One Dog Dead in 'Horrific Scene'

Authorities trying to piece together what happened in mass shooting in Morgan County, Alabama

(Newser) - Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama early Friday found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire, news outlets reported, per the AP . Morgan County deputies were able to put out the fire before firefighters got to the scene, and that’s when...

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 ...

Thai Man Kills 20 in Rampage Sparked by 'Financial Dispute'

Thai suspect reportedly stole weapons, Humvee from army base before heading to mall

(Newser) - A mass shooting at various sites in Thailand has left at least 20 dead and 31 injured, with the gunman still on the loose, police say. The New York Times reports the shootings took place in Korat, located to the northeast of Bangkok in the Nakhon Ratchasima province. The gunman,...

Fresno Shooting Victims Include Hmong Singers

Police have no suspects in the shootings of 10 at house party

(Newser) - Two of the 10 people shot during a party in Fresno on Sunday night have been identified as prominent Hmong singers. JN Vang was wounded, the Fresno Bee reports, and has undergone surgery. Hmong Talk said on Facebook that a family member confirmed that Xyy Lee was among the four...

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,...

1 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings Along Illinois Freeway

It's not clear if two separate incidents along the same freeway are related

(Newser) - A longtime postal worker was fatally shot while driving in suburban Chicago several hours after a separate shooting along the same freeway wounded a man and two boys, authorities said Tuesday. Illinois State Police declined to say whether investigators believe the two Monday shootings are linked, the AP reports. Trooper...

Man Wanted in 4 Georgia Murders Arrested in Indiana

Daylon Gamble accused of double shootings

(Newser) - Federal authorities have arrested a man wanted in the slayings of four people and injuring of a man in a pair of shootings in Georgia. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 27-year-old Daylon Delon Gamble was arrested Sunday in Indiana by the US Marshal's Service. Gamble, who was wanted...

Authorities Think They Have Answers in String of Mysterious Shootings

A man has been charged in camper's death and 10 other shootings around Malibu

(Newser) - Authorities think they finally have an answer after two years of mysterious shootings in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains, the AP reports. A 42-year-old parolee has been charged with killing a man as he camped with his daughters in a Malibu state park and shooting at 10 other campers...

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...

Chicago Passes Grim Milestone

The city has passed 600 homicides for the 3rd time since 2003

(Newser) - An awful milestone in Chicago, which has now seen more than 600 homicides for the second year in a row. There had been at least 609 homicides recorded in the city as of early Monday; by this time last year, that number was 711, but the number by this point...

7 New Homicides in Chicago Bring New Rebuke From Trump

'Totally out of control,' says the president

(Newser) - Chicago's 760 homicides made 2016 its deadliest year in two decades—but 2017 is on track to steal that title. The city experienced its deadliest day of the new year on Wednesday when seven people were killed—five in a two-hour period—including a pregnant woman in her 20s....

Chicago Has Most Violent Weekend Yet of 2016

17 killed (including teen twin brothers), 41 injured in city shootings

(Newser) - Gun violence in Chicago has been an ever-present topic in recent news, and this weekend just saw more disturbing statistics emerge. Seventeen people were shot and killed between Friday night and Monday morning, per homicide numbers tracked by the Chicago Sun-Times ; 41 others were reported injured. That makes it the...

Chicago Shootings: 1K More Than Same Time Last Year

8 killed, 40 wounded just this past weekend

(Newser) - Eight people were killed and at least 40 were wounded in Chicago shootings this weekend, creating a disturbing new statistic overall: 1,000 more people shot in the city in 2016 compared with the same time last year, the Chicago Tribune reports. By this time last year, there were 2,...

Accidental Shootings Kill More Kids Than You Know

Gov't stats may actually miss a third of cases

(Newser) - Government statistics may miss a third of deadly accidental shootings involving children, according to a joint investigation from the AP and USA Today. The survey of news reports, public sources, and research data shows minors died from accidental shootings at a pace of one every other day during the first...

6 Wounded in Downtown Minneapolis Shootings

Cops are trying to figure out if 2 separate shootings are linked

(Newser) - Six people in downtown Minneapolis were injured after being shot in two separate incidents in the early morning hours Monday, and police are trying to determine if the events are linked, the AP reports. KTSP notes that five of the victims suffered non-life-threatening wounds, while the sixth is now in...

Chicago Logs 500th Murder of '16 in Bloody Weekend

65 people shot over Labor Day weekend

(Newser) - After wrapping up its deadliest month in 20 years , Chicago logged its 500th homicide of the year over Labor Day weekend, when 65 people were shot, including 13 fatally. Nine of those deaths and almost half of all shootings resulting in injuries or deaths occurred between 6am Monday and 3am...

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