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February 25, 2013 edition

Houston, Tex. -- A 4-year-old boy died after he accidentally shot himself in the stomach with his 21-year-old father's gun about 8:15 a.m. yesterday. The two were sleeping on a couch when the boy awoke and found the gun lying nearby.

Huntsville, Ala. -- A 32-year-old woman and her 7-year-old son were found fatally shot yesterday morning. The woman’s 33-year-old husband and father of the boy has been arrested after turning himself in. A neighbor said they have two other children, about ages 4 and 1, and were apparently unharmed. Police say the children are now with their grandparents.

Willcox, Ariz. -- Around mid-day Saturday, a 36-year-old man went to the home of his 62-year-old father and fatally shot him before using the gun to kill himself. The shooter’s 36-year-old stepmother fled from the home and called police. She was not injured.

Takoma Park, Md. -- Two 30-year-old men were found fatally shot in the driveway of a house about 1:45 a.m. yesterday. Police say the men were friends and, at this point, believe it was a murder-suicide.

Baltimore, Md. -- Two people were found dead about 10:45 p.m. yesterday -- a man lying on a street with several gunshot wounds to the head and torso and, in a nearby parked car, a woman with gunshot wounds to the torso. Both were declared dead at a local hospital.

Decatur, Ala. -- A man was found fatally shot in a car about 2:30 a.m. today. Another person was in the car when the shooting occurred. It is being investigated as a possible suicide, but nothing yet has been ruled out.

Sheffield, Ala. -- Two men broke into a home and fatally shot a man who was visiting there Friday night. The victim was shot as he tried to keep the intruders from entering a back room where he had gone with five others.

Harris County, Tex. -- A driver is dead after he was shot and his vehicle crashed into a taco stand about 8 p.m. yesterday. No one at the stand was injured.

Orange County, Fla. -- A 31-year-old man was shot and killed while in a vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 11:30 p.m. Friday. The victim’s girlfriend said they were waiting to meet a friend when they were confronted by two men. One of the men then shot the victim before fleeing in a vehicle.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A 57-year-old man was found fatally shot in the driveway of a home about 5 a.m. today.

DeKalb County, Ga. -- A 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed by another man at a nightclub early yesterday morning. The victim and the shooter had argued over a woman. Police are looking for the shooter.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 7:30 a.m. yesterday, a 31-year-old man was found lying in a parking lot, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- A woman told police her male roommate was fatally shot early today by someone who kicked in the door of their home and started shooting. The intruder fled after firing multiple shots.

Washington, D.C. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 6:30 p.m. yesterday. No other details were available.

Hallandale, Fla. -- A man trying to rob a home about 3 p.m. yesterday was fired on by people inside the house. Two people in the house got caught up in the crossfire. One of the victims, a man, died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other victim, a woman, was shot in the arm and is expected to survive. Police are looking for the intruder.

Prince George’s County, Md. --  A 20-year-old was fatally shot in the parking lot of a hotel about 4 a.m. yesterday after a fight broke out between two groups of people who had attended separate parties at the hotel. A gun was fired at some point during the melee and the victim was hit.

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while inside a house about 5 p.m. yesterday in what police believe may have been a case of mistaken identity. Details are still sketchy, but police say the victim and another man had entered the house when someone already in the house got a rifle and it discharged. The shooter knew the victim. Police are trying to determine why the gun was fired.

Benson, Ariz. -- A 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the leg while hunting about 7:30 a.m. yesterday. The gun fired as the boy slid a rifle under a fence to his grandfather on the other side of the fence. Police said the boy has significant damage to his leg, but the injury was not considered life-threatening.

Ocala, Fla. -- A 25-year-old security guard at an entertainment complex was shot in the shoulder by a 26-year-old patron about 1:30 a.m. today. The incident began when the guard knocked over the man’s drink and a verbal confrontation ensued. The guard was escorting him out of the complex when the man took out a gun, which led to a struggle between the two. The gun went off during the struggle. The guard’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Thornton, Colo. -- About 1:30 a.m. yesterday, as three men and a woman were being led out of a bar after an altercation, one of them pulled out a gun and opened fire hitting a 40-year-old man. The victim was reported to have serious injuries.

Huntsville, Ala. -- A 25-year-old man was shot while at a gas station around 10:35 a.m. Saturday after he got into an argument with someone who pulled out a gun and shot him multiple times. The victim’s condition was reported as life-threatening. The shooter fled the scene in a vehicle.

Waterbury, Conn. -- A 26-year-old man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his back and arm about 5:10 p.m. Saturday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 47-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning his gun around 9:50 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition at a local hospital.

Vista, Calif. -- A 52-year-old man was shot in the head and robbed while walking his dog outside his apartment about 8:30 a.m. yesterday. He was treated and a local hospital and released yesterday afternoon.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the back while on a street around 8 p.m. yesterday. No word on the victim’s condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A man with multiple gunshot wounds showed up at a hospital yesterday afternoon. No word on his condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man and a woman were shot and critically injured about 5 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for the shooter.

Oakland, Calif. -- A man showed up at a hospital about 1 a.m. Saturday with multiple gunshot wounds. He was listed in stable condition at a hospital.

Miami, Fla. --  A male teenager was wounded in a drive-by shooting about 7 a.m. today. More than 22 shell casing were found at the scene. Police say at least two guns were used; a 9 mm handgun and an AK-47 rifle. Bullets also struck two nearby homes. In one of the homes, the bullet went into a living room, although no one was hit. The teenager was in critical condition.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A city bus was hit by two bullets about 12:45 a.m. today. A passenger was treated for injuries caused by shattered glass. Police were not sure if the shots were aimed at the bus. A parked vehicle was also struck.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Houston Chronicle, KNXV-TV Phoenix, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Diego Union Tribune, Times- Picayune, Washington Post, Waterbury Republican-American, WAFF-TV Huntsville, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WFTV-TV Orlando, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami

Addendum for February 25, 2013

A lobbyist for an NRA chartered organization in Wisconsin recently said gun-rights proponents need only wait-out the “Connecticut effect” before they can once again start passing laws to loosen restrictions on guns. The lobbyist thinks that we will soon forget what happened at Sandy Hook, and that those of us who want common sense gun laws will eventually loose interest and fade away. Then the NRA will have our elected representatives all to themselves, just the way they like it.

I think that lobbyist and the NRA need to know that this time is different. This time we are not going away.

Please help. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun controls. Do it today. And do it again next week. And then every week after that until they get the message.

You can get contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

February 24, 2013 edition

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 72-year-old man was found fatally shot at a home about 2:25 a.m. today. He was struck once in the neck. Police are not yet sure if he was targeted or hit by a stray bullet.

Fairfield, Conn. -- A domestic dispute at a condominium evolved into a police stand-off about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. It ended when a 40-year-old man turned a gun on himself and took his own life.

Murrysville, Penn. -- In an apparent domestic dispute, a man and a woman were fatally shot and another woman shot and wounded in the parking lot of a bar about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. The bar was closed at the time. Police believe the man shot both women, but they stopped short of calling the incident a murder-suicide. The wounded victim was reported in stable condition.

Miami, Fla. -- A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 32-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 5:45 p.m. yesterday. A male gunman came out of a vacant lot and shot the victim multiple times.

Lawnside, N.J. -- A 32-year-old man was fatally shot at his girlfriend’s house about 3:30 a.m. today. He was struck several times. The shooter fled. Police believe the victim and shooter knew each other. The girlfriend and another woman were not injured.

Hickory, N.C. -- A homeowner shot and killed an intruder who kicked in his front door about 9 a.m. yesterday. Police at this point believe that the homeowner did not know the intruder. The incident apparently included a struggle as the homeowner was injured and required hospitalization. He was treated and released.

Raymore, Mo. -- A woman in her 30s was found fatally shot about 7:10 a.m. yesterday. Police have one person in custody.

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Last night, a man in his 40s was shot and killed and a 35-year-old woman was shot and wounded. The woman was shot in the leg and is expected to make a full recovery. Police are looking for a suspect.

Canton, Ohio -- A 41-year-old man was fatally shot in the upper leg outside a bar about 2:15 a.m. yesterday. Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 29-year-old man in connection with the shooting.

Dayton, Ohio -- A man sitting in a car was shot several times and killed about 6 p.m. yesterday. Police say someone approached the victim from behind and fired multiple shots into the vehicle.

Orlando, Fla. -- A man in his early 20s was found lying on the ground fatally shot around 6 p.m. yesterday.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man and a woman found dead in a burning car about 5 a.m. Friday morning had both been shot.

Fulshear, Tex. -- A 9-year-old boy was shot in the leg while walking with his grandfather along a road about 4 p.m. yesterday. Police are trying to find out where the shot came from. A gun range is nearby. The injury was considered non-life threatening.

Des Moines, Iowa -- Two friends, both 13-year-old boys, were playing with a handgun when one of the boys accidentally shot the other in his shoulder. No word on the condition of the wounded boy.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy walking down a street about 12:30 a.m. today was shot in the hip after he was approached by a group of males and one of them opened fire. No word on the victim’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg and a 20-year-old man was shot in the knee and buttocks about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Both victims were listed as stabilized at a hospital.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old man was shot in the buttocks about 10:15 p.m. yesterday after a male shooter stepped out of a vehicle and opened fire. The victim was listed as stabilized at a local hospital.

Canton, Ohio -- An 18-year-old woman was shot in the chest at an apartment complex about 2:10 p.m. yesterday. Police arrested a 30-year-old woman who lives in the complex. No word on the condition of the victim.

Miami, Fla. -- A 29-year-old man was hospitalized yesterday after he was shot in a drive-by shooting.

Tulsa, Okla. -- A 19-year-old woman was arrested for shooting her boyfriend in the torso during an argument at an apartment complex Friday night.

Lafayette, Ind. -- A man was shot in the leg near an apartment about 11:30 a.m. today. The victim was expected to recover.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, New York Post, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquire, Pittsburgh Post-Gazetter, WSOC-TV Charlotte

Addendum for February 24, 2013

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February 23, 2013 edition

Akron, Ohio -- A 29-year-old man has been arrested for accidentally shooting and killing a 29-year-old woman as they sat in a van. She was struck in the chest.

Palm Coast, Fla. -- A 32-year-old female gas-station clerk was shot to death at work by an unidentified man about 10:15 p.m. Thursday. The victim was a mother of six, including a 6-month-old baby. Police said the incident did not appear to be related to a robbery. The shooter fled on foot.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A person was found lying on the ground fatally shot about 1:15 a.m. today. Police are treating the shooting as a homicide. No other information was available.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- Police found a 26-year-old man dead on a street from a gunshot wound in the chest about 2:35 a.m. today.

Macon, Ga. -- At her home about 7:50 p.m. yesterday, a 52-year-old woman shot a 50-year-old man in the chest, killing him. She was arrested earlier today.

Washington, D.C. -- A man was found on a street fatally shot in the head about 1 a.m. today. A male suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Washington, D.C. -- Police found a man fatally shot in the head about 3 a.m. today. They were looking for three suspects.

New Orleans, La. -- A 21-year-old man was shot and killed about 2 p.m. yesterday while fixing his vehicle at an auto-parts store. Witnesses heard about ten gunshots.

St. Louis, Mo. -- About 2:20 p.m. Thursday, a 52-year-old man was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and neck in a doorway to a building that had a liquor store and beauty salon.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 18-year-old man was shot and killed on his birthday after getting into a fight at a home with another 18-year-old around 4 p.m. Thursday. The victim was shot in the back at least twice. The shooter has been arrested.

Newark, N.J. -- A 29-year-old man was fatally shot and another man was shot and wounded while on a street about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. The wounded man was listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- Police found a man fatally shot in the head on a street about 11:40 a.m. yesterday. Police are looking for two suspects.

Camden, N.J. -- A 21-year-old autistic man and his caretaker were shot by an off-duty police officer who thought they were trying to break into his home about 3:45 p.m. yesterday. The two men shot had just been dropped off by a shuttle bus in front of the autistic man’s home, which is across the street from the off-duty officer’s home. The autistic man, for reasons unknown, crossed the street and banged on the front door of the officer’s home as the caretaker tried unsuccessful to stop him. When the front door opened slightly, the off-duty officer fired shots, striking both men. No word yet on the condition of the autistic man or the caretaker.

New Orleans, La. -- A police officer was shot responding to a report of a robbery about 7:30 a.m. today. No other details were available.

New Orleans, La. -- Just before 2 p.m. yesterday, a woman was shot while driving. No word on her condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot multiple times and a woman was shot in the leg about 9:20 p.m. yesterday. No word on the condition either victim.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot multiple time about 9:25 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 20-year-old man showed up at a hospital with a bullet wound to the leg about 1 a.m. today.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his 20s showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound about 3:10 a.m. today.

Macon, Ga. -- A person was shot in the leg about 12:15 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for two suspects. The victim’s wounds were considered non life-threatening.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Police are investigating a person shot while on a street about 4 a.m. today. No word yet on the victim's condition.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Florida Times-Union, Las Vegas Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times- Picayune, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WISH-TV Indianapolis

Addendum for February 23, 2013

A lobbyist for an NRA chartered organization in Wisconsin recently said gun-rights proponents need only wait-out the “Connecticut effect” before they can once again start passing laws to loosen restrictions on guns. The lobbyist thinks, as has always been the case in the past, that we will soon forget what happened at Sandy Hook, and that those of us who want common sense gun laws will eventually loose interest and fade away. Then the NRA will have our elected representatives all to themselves, just the way they like it.

I think that lobbyist and the NRA need to know that this time is different. This time we are not going away.

Please help. Call, write, email, or FAX your representatives in Washington, D.C. and tell them to support common sense gun controls. Do it today. And do it again next week. And then every week after that until they get the message.

You can get contact information here:

www.contactingthecongress.org

February 22, 2013 edition

Lake Worth, Fla. -- Two men were found suffering from gunshot wounds around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Both later died at a hospital. No other information was available.

New Orleans, La. -- An 18-year-old man was found shot to death in the middle of a street about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot multiple times.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man was shot in the head and died on a sidewalk and another man was wounded in the stomach about 2:45 a.m. today. The pair might have been kicked out of a nearby nightclub. The wounded man was listed in critical condition.

Tulsa, Okla. -- An 18-year-old male student at a college was shot dead and three other male students were wounded when a 41-year-old man opened fire at a social gathering at an apartment about 9 p.m. yesterday. The shooter was arrested. The three wounded students were reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

Luzerne Township, Penn.  -- A 2-year-old boy was in critical condition after he accidentally shot himself in the head about 8:50 p.m. yesterday. Police said the boy somehow gained access to a handgun in his mother's purse.

Spring Creek, Nev. -- A 4-year-old girl was shot in the leg by a family member. Police have not yet said if the shooting was accidental. The bullet struck the girl in the upper thigh and the injury did not appear to be life-threatening.

Bronx, N.Y. -- A 5-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the arm at an apartment about 10:40 a.m. today. Police are trying to determine if the boy or his 11-year-old brother was holding the gun when it discharged. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot four times in the lower body, leaving him critically wounded, around 5 p.m. yesterday. Police say he was on a street when someone walked up and shot him. The shooter then ran to a nearby vehicle and drove away.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 34-year-old man involved in an argument with his 31-year-old wife was injured about 7:15 a.m. today when she shot him. His injuries are believed to be non life-threatening. The woman was arrested.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was shot in both legs about 8 p.m. yesterday by someone in a vehicle. The victims was listed in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- About midnight last night, a 23-year-old man was shot in the knee while in the parking lot of a pharmacy.

New Orleans, La. -- A man shot multiple times while on a street around 10:35 p.m. yesterday was listed in critical condition at a nearby hospital.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 38-year-old man was shot to death after getting out of his parked car to go into a store about 9 p.m. yesterday.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 45-year-old man was shot in an alley in an apparent robbery attempt shortly after 8 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A man in his late 20s was shot in the face while outside a discount store about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. Police say after the man stopped at the store with his wife and baby he got into an altercation with someone. The suspect fled. No word on the victim’s condition.

Seattle, Wash. -- A window in a woman’s vehicle was struck by gunfire as she drove into her apartment complex about 6:50 p.m. yesterday. Police believe they were stray bullets and that she was not a target. The woman was not injured.

Denver, Colo. --Someone fired multiple shots at the county jail at about 9 p.m. Tuesday, although police said it appears they were aimed at no one in particular.

Royal Palm Beach, Fla. -- A 22-year-old woman accidentally shot herself Wednesday morning.

Delray Beach, Fla. -- Police are investigating a shooting that occurred late yesterday. No other information was available.

Today’s sources: Chicago Tribune, Times- Picayune, Denver Post, Las Vegas Sun, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, WPEC-TV West Palm Beach

Addendum for February 22, 2013

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February 21, 2013 edition

Garland, Tex. -- A 3-year-old boy died last night after he was accidentally shot in the head with a handgun while at home. Both parents and other small children were at home at the time of the shooting.

Miami, Fla. -- A 45-year-old man shot and killed himself after shooting and killing his 11-year-old son and wounding his 43-year-old wife and 14-year-old daughter about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. The wife and daughter were listed in critical condition.

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- Police found a 27-year-old man fatally shot outside his home about 5:45 p.m. yesterday. His 53-year-old father-in-law, a pastor at a local church, has been arrested. The shooting stems from a domestic altercation.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- In an incident that began at an intersection around 4:30 a.m. today, three people are dead and three people are injured after shots fired from an SUV into a sports car caused the sports car to crash into a taxi, causing the taxi to burst into flames. The driver of the sports car, the driver of the taxi, and a passenger in the taxi all died. A passenger in the sports car was among the injured. The SUV sped away.

Woodbridge, Va. -- A 55-year-old man, a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent, was shot and killed while walking his dog in an apparent robbery attempt about 9:40 p.m. yesterday. A 25-year-old man has been arrested.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 20-year-old man was fatally shot about 4 p.m. yesterday. Police think the shooting was related to an altercation between the man and someone he knew.

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- A man in his mid-30s was found fatally shot in the front lawn of a home about 7:40 p.m. yesterday in what police are calling a drive-by shooting.

Oklahoma City, Okla. -- A man was fatally shot and another man wounded at an apartment about 7:50 p.m. yesterday. Both men were in their mid-20s. The wounded man has injuries considered non life-threatening.

Encinitas, Calif. -- A 22-year-old man shot two sheriff's deputies yesterday afternoon and was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his mother's home about 1:30 a.m. today after a several-hours-long standoff. The man was reportedly angry over a restraining order filed by his mother. One deputy is in stable condition with a leg wound, the other was treated and released.

South Tucson, Ariz. -- A 38-year-old man found shot in the chest about 6:50 p.m. yesterday was pronounced dead a short while later at a hospital.

Houston, Tex. -- The owner of a cell-phone store, a 62-year-old man, was shot and killed during a robbery by two males wearing masks about 4:40 p.m. Monday.

East Cleveland, Ohio -- A 24-year-old man was fatally shot outside his home about 11:20 p.m. yesterday.

Houston, Tex. -- A 27-year-old man was found fatally shot in the head at a residence about 11 p.m. on Monday. Witnesses heard arguing and a gunshot before seeing a car speed away.

Bartow County, Ga. -- About 2:40 a.m. today, police found a female clerk fatally shot at a resort. The man who shot her ran into some nearby woods and was later found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said the incident was related to family violence.

New Orleans, La. -- A 21-year-old man was shot and killed and another person wounded around 3:45 p.m. yesterday when someone opened fire while he drove his car, causing it to crash. The car had at least 20 bullet holes. Both victims were shot multiple times. The wounded person was in stable condition.

Jennings, Mo. -- Police checking on a sounding burglar-alarm at a home about 3 a.m. today found an open door and a 27-year-old man lying on the floor fatally shot. It was not yet known if the man lived there.

Olney Springs, Colo. -- A family member found a 29-year-old woman fatally shot at a home about 2 a.m. Tuesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for her 32-year-old boyfriend.

St. Louis, Mo. -- Two police officers, ages 31 and 26, were shot and wounded after responding to a sounding burglar-alarm at a boarded house about 11 p.m. yesterday. A gunman confronted the officers at the scene and opened fire. The officers returned fire, shooting the gunman several times. One officer was released from the hospital late yesterday, the other is expected to be released today. The gunman was in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 41-year-old man was shot three times at an apartment complex just before midnight Wednesday. He was listed in critical condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A male teenager was shot and wounded around 2:15 p.m. yesterday at a bus stop after an altercation between a group of teens in school uniforms led to gunfire. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was listed in critical condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 22-year-old man was shot during a quarrel of some sort on a street about 8 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Clovis, N.M. -- A grandmother reported that shots were fired at her house and bullets came through the front door and dining room window about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday as she was inside with two other adults and two children. No one was hit.

Bronx, N.Y. -- A stray bullet struck a 51-year-old woman in the side of her stomach about 9:40 p.m. last Friday. She was expected to survive.

Today’s sources: Arizona Daily Star, Associated Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Clovis (N.M.) Police, Dallas Morning News, Denver Post, Houston Police Department, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, The Oklahoman, San Diego Union Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Times- Picayune, Las Vegas Sun, Washington Post, WSVN-TV Miami

Addendum for February 21, 2013

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February 20, 2013 edition

Valley Center, Calif. -- A man shot and killed his wife and then used the gun to kill himself about 9 p.m. yesterday.

Warminster Township, Penn. -- Police arriving at the scene of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex about 7:40 p.m. yesterday were met by gunfire from inside an apartment occupied by a 49-year-old man. Police returned fire and, during the exchange, a 90-year-old woman who lived in a downstairs unit was struck by a bullet and killed. It is not yet clear who shot the woman. The man surrendered about 2:30 a.m. today.

Prince George’s County, Md. --  A 15-year-old male high school student was found lying on the ground fatally shot about 4:20 p.m. Monday. Police suspect robbery as the motive for the killing.

Prince George’s County, Md. -- A man was fatally shot as he pumped gas into his vehicle about 1 a.m. today. The victim ran when he saw a gunman approaching, but he was chased down and shot by the suspect. The shooter was later arrested. It is not yet known if the two men knew each other.

Baltimore, Md. -- Police responding to a shooting at a home about 6 p.m. yesterday found a 33-year-old woman fatally shot in the torso and a man dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Police believe the man killed the woman before shooting himself. A small child was found unharmed at the home.

Camden, N.J. -- A 23-year-old man was shot and killed on a street around 4 p.m. yesterday.

Birmingham, Ala. -- A 22-year-old man was fatally shot around 2 a.m. Sunday after he was involved in an altercation that began inside a bar. Two men, ages 21 and 19, have been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Forestville, Md. -- An 18-year-old high school student was fatally shot and a second person critically wounded at an apartment complex about 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

Hurtsboro, Ala. -- A 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were found fatally shot multiple times and slumped over in a car around midnight Monday. A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the shootings.

Caldwell, Idaho -- A 34-year-old man shot during an argument with his wife, as reported here on February 13, died on Saturday at a hospital.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A man was found on a street fatally shot in the head about 6:15 a.m. today.

Opa-Locka, Fla. -- One man is dead and another in critical condition after a shooting outside a restaurant about 8 p.m. yesterday. The gunman fled on foot.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 29-year-old woman was found fatally shot outside a home about 4:45 a.m. yesterday. Police were at the same home on Monday after a female caller said her ex-husband had been hit in the head by her current boyfriend during a fight between the two men.

Callaway, Fla. -- An 18-year-old woman was shot in the forehead about 9:15 a.m. yesterday after a 3-year-old boy found a .38-caliber handgun between the mattresses of his parents' bed and accidentally discharged the weapon. Police found the woman, a family friend, bleeding heavily from an exit wound at the top of her head. No word on her condition.

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- A 46-year-old man walking his dog with his wife was shot in the leg by a disgruntled driver of a pick-up truck when the animal got off its leash and ran into the road, forcing the truck to stop.

Detroit, Mich. -- About 8 p.m. yesterday, a 21-year-old man trying to break up a fight between adults outside a house at a birthday party for a 5-year-old was wounded when one of those fighting -- a 22-year-old man -- pulled out a gun and shot him. The shooter fled. The victim was listed in temporary-serious condition.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- An FBI agent was shot about 3 p.m. yesterday while serving a warrant as part of a team that included members of the FBI and two local police departments. The suspect was also shot. The incident began as officers approached the subject and a chase ensued that included an exchange of gunfire. The agent's injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. No word on the condition of the suspect.

Big Flats, Wis. -- Two police officers responding to a complaint of suspicious activity made contact with someone inside a house and shots were fired about 7:30 yesterday. One of the officers and a man were injured. No word on the medical condition of the officer or the man.

Oak Creek, Wis. -- A 24-year-old man accidentally shot his 21-year-old girlfriend in the buttocks with a 9-millimeter handgun on Valentine’s Day. He was arrested for a weapons violation. Her injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Overland Park, Kan. -- An man who was barricaded inside his own home shot himself about 2:45 p.m. yesterday. His injury was described as serious.

Seattle, Wash. -- A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 19-year-old man suffered a grazing wound when someone fired several gunshots into a house about 2:10 a.m. today. Police believe a gunman walked up to the rear of the house and opened fired before fleeing.

Tampa, Fla. -- A 27-year-old man was fatally shot and two men, ages 42 and 27, were wounded outside a house about 9 p.m. yesterday. Police say several gunmen approached the three and fired at them before fleeing in a car.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man showed up at a hospital about 8:50 p.m. yesterday with gunshot wounds to the arm, back, and buttocks.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man arrived on his own at a hospital about 8:40 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot graze-wound to his side.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 71-year-old man walked into a hospital about 11:10 p.m. yesterday with a gunshot wound to his leg
Hartford, Conn. -- A man with a gunshot wound to his arm showed up at a hospital about 11 p.m. yesterday.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A woman was shot twice and a man shot once about 11:15 p.m. Monday, apparently during an argument with another man over a parking space at an apartment complex. One victim was expected to survive; the other victim was described as suffering injuries more severe. No information yet on a suspect.

Today’s sources: Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, Idaho Statesman, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Diego Union-Tribune, Seattle Times, South Jersey Times, Tampa Bay Times, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami

Addendum for February 20, 2013

Many of our lawmakers continue to look the other way as this carnage goes on day after day after day. Let them know this slaughter is not acceptable. Make your voice heard here:

http://www.demandaplan.org/...

February 19, 2013 edition

DeKalb County, Ga. -- A woman in her 20s was found fatally shot, with her child nearby, in a driveway outside a house. Neighbors said they heard a single gunshot late Monday night. The child has been given to relatives.

Tustin, Calif. -- After allegedly shooting and killing one person, a man allegedly crashed his vehicle about 5:30 a.m. today and began a string of carjackings spread across several communities that ended with three more people shot dead, including the victim who turned a gun on himself. Two people were wounded. No report on their injuries.

Baltimore, Md. -- Police found two men, ages 26 and 27, and a 27-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a grocery store just before midnight last night. The 27-year-old man later died at a hospital. No word on the condition of the wounded victims. Police believe the three were standing at a bus stop when the shots were fired.

Chicago, Ill. -- Police found a 24-year-old man on a sidewalk fatally shot after a gunman approached him and opened fire around 5 p.m. yesterday. The victim was hit several times.

Mattpan, Mass. -- Someone was shot multiple times and killed yesterday. Police have a suspect in custody and are looking for three others.

Dallas, Tex. -- A homeowner, described as elderly, fatally shot an 33-year-old intruder who was climbing through his window yesterday afternoon.

Dallas, Tex. -- During an apparent robbery, a 35-year-old man was fatally shot in a parking lot across the street from a nightclub about 1:20 a.m. today.

Camden, N.J. -- A 28-year-old man was found fatally shot on a street corner about 9 a.m. yesterday.

Houston, Tex. -- About 9:30 p.m. yesterday, two men pulled out guns and fired shots at each other during an argument at an apartment complex and one of the men was struck and killed. The other man fled the scene in a vehicle.

Hendersonville, Tenn. -- A 26-year-old woman shot by her husband last Wednesday as reported here on February 14 has died today from her injuries. Her 29-year-old husband has been charged with first-degree murder.

Orlando, Fla. -- A 17-year-old male and 24-year-old female were shot dead and a 22-year-old man was wounded as they walked to an apartment complex about 1:47 a.m. today. The wounded man’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Fairview, Alaska  -- A 26-year-old man was found fatally shot about 1:20 a.m. yesterday. A resident of a nearby apartment said he heard gunshots and looked out a window to see three people running around the corner of the building.

Decatur, Ohio -- A 9-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head with a handgun yesterday afternoon. The child was playing with the gun after getting it in his father’s bedroom and it discharged when a younger sister tried to take it away from him. The boy was listed in critical condition after a four-hour surgery.

Durham, S.C. -- A state trooper was shot four times by the driver of a vehicle he pulled over for not wearing seatbelt about 6 p.m. yesterday. The trooper was struck in the face, shoulder, and both hands. He was reported in fair and stable condition after surgery. The shooter fled but police now have a suspect in custody.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A person sitting in a car was shot yesterday. No other details were available.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Two male store-employees, ages 41 and 22, were shot during a robbery about 7:15 p.m. yesterday. Two men fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Pelham, Ala. -- A person was shot in the abdomen and the leg while on a street about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Police are questioning someone in connection with the shooting. No report on the victim’s condition.

Tucson, Ariz. -- About 11:40 p.m. yesterday, a man inside an apartment accidentally fired a gun and the bullet went through a wall and struck a woman in an neighboring apartment. Her injuries were considered non life-threatening.

Chicago, Il. -- A man thought to be in his mid-30s was shot in the thigh while on a street around 10:45 a.m. yesterday. He was reported in good condition at a local hospital.

Chicago, Il. -- A 20-year-old man was shot in the face while on a street around 11:30 a.m. yesterday. He was listed in serious condition.

New Orleans, La. -- A 17-year-old female was shot and wounded on a street about 8 p.m. yesterday. She was hit multiple times. Police are looking for a woman as a person of interest in connection with the shooting. No report on the victim’s condition.

Bridgeport, Conn. -- The owner of a  store was shot today, apparently during an attempted robbery. He was expected to survive.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 15-year-old boy tried to bring an unloaded 25 caliber semi-automatic handgun to his high school yesterday morning. The weapon, which was in his book-bag, was found after he was asked to put the book-bag into an X-ray machine. The student was arrested and charged as an adult with unlawful use of a weapon in a school zone.

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- An 18-year-old woman was injured about 9 p.m. yesterday when a bullet exploded inside her kitchen oven while she was preheating the appliance to make a snack. Police later determined that, unknown to the woman, a 25-year-old friend had put a magazine clip to his .46-caliber Glock handgun in the oven. Police had not yet learned why the clip was put in the oven. The gun was in a drawer. The woman was treated for superficial injuries at a local hospital.

Virginia Beach, Va. -- To show support for firearm rights, a pizza-shop owner now offers a 15 percent discount to anyone bringing along a gun or concealed handgun permit. Since the discount began, 80 percent of his customers have carried guns into the store; including one who brought in an AK-47.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Anchorage Daily News, Associated Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Hartford Courant, Herald-Sun, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nashville Tennessean, Orlando Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WHDH-TV Boston, WSOC-TV Charlotte

Addendum for February 19, 2013

How much do you know about gun violence? Take the quiz.

http://www.weareultraviolet.org/...

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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