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'Army of Moms' Patrols Chicago to Stop Shootings

But they say they need more adult involvement to keep their neighborhood safe

(Newser) - When 34-year-old Lucille Barnes was gunned down June 23 on the 7500 block of Chicago's Stewart Avenue, a group of local mothers wearing neon-pink shirts that said "Moms on Patrol" set up chairs on street corners to prevent retaliatory violence. The Mothers Against Senseless Killings volunteers organized by... More »

Chicago's Bloody Weekend: 62 Shot, 10 Killed

7-year-old hit with bullet meant for dad: police

(Newser) - Gunshots mingled with the sounds of fireworks over Chicago this weekend: 10 people were killed and 54 others were injured in shootings between Thursday afternoon and early today, reports the Chicago Tribune . Half of the casualties occurred during a nine-hour stretch from Saturday evening to early yesterday, according to police.... More »

One Dead, 16 Injured in Detroit, Philly Block- Party Shootings

Among the injured in Philadelphia: a toddler, an 11-year-old, and a young teen

(Newser) - A Detroit block party last night ended in mayhem when a gunman fired into the crowd, killing a 20-year-old man and injuring nine others, the AP reports. One man is said to be critically wounded, while eight others ranging in age from 21 to 46 were "seriously injured,"... More »

Baltimore Murder Count Hits 43-Year High

43 people killed in city in May, 116 so far in 2015

(Newser) - Three fatal shootings in Baltimore yesterday bring May's homicide count to 43, making it the most violent month in more than 40 years. Police say two men were fatally shot in the head about 1am; about 11am, a man was fatally shot in the back. May is the deadliest... More »

DC Reporter Killed After Texting Mom: 'On My Way Home'

Police say Charnice Milton wasn't the intended victim

(Newser) - Charnice Milton, a DC reporter, had just finished an assignment at a local meeting Wednesday night and was walking to a bus stop on her way home when she was shot and killed. The 27-year-old was simply in the "wrong place, wrong time," DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier... More »

'Surreal': 56 Shot, 12 Killed Over Weekend in Chicago

In Baltimore, 32 people were shot during the holiday stretch

(Newser) - The long holiday weekend proved especially violent in two big US cities:
  • In Chicago, police say 56 people were shot, 12 of them fatally, from Friday through Monday, reports the Tribune . The wounded include 4-year-old Jacele Johnson, who got hit while riding in her family's SUV about 8pm Friday,
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Pa. Gunman on the Loose After 6 Killed

Police warn that Bradley William Stone is armed and dangerous

(Newser) - Details are coming to light in yesterday's shooting spree north of Philadelphia, as police search for the suspect and communities in Montgomery and Bucks counties hunker down. Bradley William Stone, a 35-year-old former Marine reservist who spent a few months in Iraq and is said to have PTSD, is... More »

40 Shot, 4 Killed This Weekend in Chicago

11-year-old girl was shot in head while indoors at a sleepover

(Newser) - On Friday night, 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was prepping s'mores at a sleepover party at her friend's apartment in Chicago when, as the girls were about to put the s'mores in the microwave, a stray bullet flew across a vacant lot, through an open window, then through a... More »

Video Games Not to Blame for Navy Yard Shootings

Let's focus on the gun shooter always carried: Alexander Abad-Santos

(Newser) - Not surprisingly, quite a few media outlets were quick to trot out the familiar old "mass shooter played violent video games" articles in the wake of the Navy Yard shootings in Washington. But the idea that video games are to blame for real-life violence is a "toxic notion,... More »

19 Shot in Chicago as Gangs Feud

More than a dozen were shot in a half-hour stretch

(Newser) - Nineteen people were shot in Chicago last night and into this morning, 13 of them in a single 30-minute period starting about 9pm, reports the Chicago Tribune . In one of the incidents, eight teens—including two 14-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy—were fired on by gunmen in a passing... More »

Tulsa Shooters Confessed: Cops

Investigators still determining motive

(Newser) - Two men accused of killing three black pedestrians and injuring two others in Tulsa shootings have confessed to the crimes, according to authorities. Jake England, 19, said he shot two people, and Alvin Watts, 32, admitted to shooting three, say police. Investigators determined that one of England's victims and... More »

French Gunman Dies in Leap From Window

Mohamed Merah dead after 32-hour standoff

(Newser) - After a standoff of more than 32 hours, French shooting-spree suspect Mohamed Merah is dead, the AP reports. A police official confirms that Merah's death was announced today on police radio after five minutes of gunfire were heard; the French interior minister says Merah died after police entered his... More »

2 French Troops Shot Dead on Street

Third critically injured

(Newser) - A gunman on a motorbike opened fire on three French paratroopers at a bank machine in southern France today, killing two and critically wounding one of them, officials said. It was the second such attack in a week targeting French soldiers in a public place. Earlier, the Defense Ministry had... More »

Islamic Extremist Gets Life for Killing 2 US Airmen

Arid Uka shot at servicemen in Frankfurt last year

(Newser) - An Islamic extremist who killed two US airmen bound for Afghanistan at Frankfurt airport last year and injured two others was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison today. The state court in Frankfurt convicted 22-year-old Arid Uka of two counts of murder. It also found him guilty... More »

Quarry Shooting Suspect Shot and Killed

Sources confirm Shareef Allman's death

(Newser) - Shareef Allman, the suspect in a shooting spree at a California quarry yesterday that killed three and injured seven, has himself been shot and killed. Law enforcement sources confirm Allman's death to the San Jose Mercury News , which reports that a home in a Sunnyvale neighborhood where police had... More »

3rd Victim Dead in Quarry Shooting; Manhunt Still On

Gunman on the loose in San Jose area

(Newser) - Police are still hunting for an "armed and dangerous" man who shot and killed three people and wounded five others at the California quarry where he worked this morning. He also shot and injured another woman in an attempted carjacking later. The suspect is identified as 45-year-old Shareef Allman.... More »

NYPD Cops Filmed Grinding on Parade Dancers

Police get groove on weekend when 48 were shot in city; probe launched

(Newser) - New York City officials are launching an investigation of two police officers filmed grinding against dancers in a West Indian Day parade during a weekend plagued by 48 shootings. Officers are seen pumping against the backs of shimmying dancers at the Brooklyn parade earlier this month in a just released... More »

Cops: Teen Shoots Sis, Kills Beau During Cuddle

Boy was on a weekend pass from a children's home

(Newser) - A teenage boy on a weekend pass from a children's home shot his 17-year-old sister and her boyfriend after finding them in a romantic situation, killing the beau and critically injuring her, reports AP . “The brother of the female victim came in and was upset over his sister... More »

Germany Suspects Islamism in Attack on US Forces

Suspected shooter's family says he's devout Muslim, but can't comprehend act

(Newser) - The attack on a busload of US Air Force troops that killed two at Frankfurt airport is being investigated as a possible act of Islamic terrorism, German prosecutors said today. Two airmen were also wounded late yesterday when a man identified as a 21-year-old ethnic Albanian from Kosovo fired on... More »

Boy, 12, Held in Parents' Killings

He was the 'sweetest kid,' says church member

(Newser) - A home-schooled 12-year-old Colorado boy described as "the sweetest kid" is in police custody following the fatal shooting of his deeply religious parents and the stabbing of two younger siblings. Stunned police are trying to piece together the bloody rampage inside the boy's home in the quiet community of... More »

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