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April 24, 2013 edition

Manchester, Ill. -- Five people were fatally shot at a housing complex about 4:30 a.m. today -- a 65-year-old grandmother, her 22-year-old granddaughter, the granddaughter’s boyfriend, a 5-year-old boy, and a 1-year-old boy. A 6-year-old girl was shot and wounded. She was listed in critical condition. The suspect, a 43-year-old man, fled the scene but was later shot and killed by police. He had been going through a custody battle with his estranged wife over their 4-year-old daughter. His estranged wife was the daughter of the grandmother.

Dade City, Fla. -- A 49-year-old woman killed herself with a gun about 10:20 a.m. yesterday after barricading herself inside her home when police arrived with a warrant for her arrest.

Waukesha, Wis. -- Police are looking for a 26-year-old man after a 24-year-old woman was fatally shot Monday evening during a domestic dispute between the two. The woman was shot once in the head. She is survived by a 3-year-old daughter.

New Orleans, La. -- Two men, one of them 26-year-old, were shot multiple times and killed while on a porch after two men approached and opened fire about 5:50 p.m. yesterday. Neighbors heard 12 to 15 shots. Three houses away, an 8-year-old boy playing on a sidewalk was struck in the stomach and arm by stray bullets from the shooting. The child was listed in critical but stable condition.

Rex, Ga. --Three men were shot, one fatally, as they walked along a wooded shortcut path between a mobile-home park and a gas-station convenience store Monday night. The wounded men were expected to survive. Police believe the shooting motive might have been robbery.

Long Beach, Calif. -- A woman was found fatally shot and lying on the ground about 11:40 p.m. yesterday.

Washington, D.C. -- A 32-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying in a street near his home about 10:15 p.m. yesterday. He was struck several times in the chest.

Oakland, Calif. -- A woman driving a car was shot and killed about 2:45 p.m. yesterday.

Oakland, Calif. -- A 23-year-old man was found shot to death about 6:20 a.m. Monday.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 27-year-old man was shot to death in the first-floor hallway of a housing complex about 1:10 p.m. today. The victim was shot in the chest.

Northwest Miami-Dade, Fla. -- A man was fatally shot while riding a bicycle yesterday morning.

Aurora, Ill. -- A 26-year-old man was found fatally shot and lying in a yard about 9 p.m. last night. He was shot in the head.

Canyon County, Idaho --  A 3-year-old girl accidentally shot and wounded her 10-month-old brother as the two waited for their mother in their car at home after the woman left them unattended for “a matter of seconds” around 4:15 p.m. Monday. The gun belonged to the parents of the children. The boy was treated and released from a local hospital.

Wilmington, Del. -- A 7-year-old boy was shot in the hand around 10 p.m. Monday after his 11-year-old brother found a gun and accidentally discharged the weapon. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Miami, Fla. -- A woman riding in a vehicle with several others on the way to a gun range was accidentally shot in the jaw when a weapon discharged. No charges were filed.

Cartersville, Ga. -- A nurse at a medical center was cleaning his .38 caliber Derringer before going outside to shoot the gun when it accidentally discharged striking him in the hand about 9 p.m. Sunday. No charges were filed.

Salina, Kan. -- While carrying an armload of guns about 5 p.m. Monday, a 38-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg when he dropped a Colt .45 revolver and it discharged upon hitting the ground. The bullet went through his lower leg and then continued on through a window-screen of a home. The round was later discovered lying on the floor in the home.

Leesburg, Va. -- A 33-year-old man accidentally shot and wounded himself while storing a gun around noon on Saturday. The injury was considered non life-threatening.

Champaign, Ill. -- A man was shot and wounded in a motel room about 12:45 a.m. today after meeting with two people who proceeded to pull out guns. He was struck as he tried to run away. No word on his condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A man was shot at a market yesterday evening. The victim was listed in critical condition.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 27-year-old man was shot and wounded about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 29-year-old man was shot once in the back about 1:40 a.m. today when a group of people began fighting outside a bar. The victim was expected to fully recover.

Brown County, Tex. -- About 7 p.m. Sunday, as someone was checking-out a new rifle-scope by pointing the weapon out a bedroom window, the gun accidentally discharged sending a bullet that hit a neighbor’s house .

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Chicago Tribune, The (Cartersville, Ga.) Daily Tribune News, Florida Times-Union, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KSAL.com, LoudounTimes.com, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WAND-TV Decatur, Washington Post, WCAU-TV Philadelphia, WMC-TV Memphis, WPLG-TV Miami, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSVN-TV Miami  

Addendum for April 24, 2013

Sadly, as we learned a week ago today, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood and suffering; day after day after day.

Senators who voted AGAINST common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted FOR common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

April 23, 2013 edition
No report filed

April 22, 2013 edition

Federal Way, Wash. -- Five people are dead after shooting that began as a domestic dispute. A 28-year-old man fatally shot his girlfriend in their apartment about 9:30 p.m. yesterday before going into the parking lot where he confronted and fatally shot two men. He then used a shotgun to blast open a door and fatally shoot a 61-year-old man who was yelling for someone to call 911. The suspect was shot and killed when police arrived. The man reportedly had a history of domestic violence but had a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Brentwood, Tenn. -- Police have arrested the husband of a woman found fatally shot in her home yesterday evening.

Lorain, Ohio -- Three people -- a woman, her 33-year-old boyfriend, and her estranged husband -- were found fatally shot in a bedroom about 4 p.m. yesterday in what police believe was a double-murder and suicide. The woman had two children ages 7 and 1. Police did not say if the children were at home at the time of the shootings.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A 19-year-old man was found fatally shot about 8:30 p.m. last Friday. Police believe he was shot during a robbery attempt.

Pomona, Calif. -- A 52-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a vehicle about 9 p.m. yesterday.

Pomona, Calif. -- A 44-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a vehicle about 9:40 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck multiple times.

Indianapolis, Ind. -- A 46-year-old man was shot and killed by a 26-year-old man after the two had a verbal disagreement at a restaurant about 5:45 a.m. Saturday. The shooter was arrested.

Cincinnati, Ohio -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed and another man was shot and wounded in the parking lot of an apartment complex yesterday afternoon. The wounded man was listed in serious condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A woman was fatally shot about 10:15 a.m. today.

Las Vegas, Nev. -- A man arguing with at least two other men in a parking lot was shot and killed about 9:40 p.m. Friday.

Sacramento, Calif. -- A man in his 20s was shot and killed in the courtyard area of an apartment complex about 8 p.m. yesterday.

Cheltenham Township, Penn. -- A 32-year-old man was shot and killed when he forced his way into an apartment late Friday.

Chicago, Ill. -- A man in his early 20s was found fatally shot about 4:50 a.m. today.

Miami, Fla. -- A man was shot and killed yesterday afternoon.

Terrytown, La. -- A man was found lying on the ground fatally shot about 10 p.m. yesterday. He had been talking with a man while in the back courtyard of a building when multiple shots were fired from nearby. The victim was struck several times.

North Highlands, Calif. -- A 10-year-old boy was shot five times while outside a home at a family birthday party about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Most of the children at the gathering were in the backyard at the time, but the victim and another child happened to be in the front yard of the home when a car pulled up and at least six shots were fired at them. No word on his condition. The other child suffered a graze wound to the arm.

Philadelphia, Penn --A 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in extremely critical condition.

Harvey, La. -- Police responding to reports of gunfire at an apartment about 4:30 a.m. today found five people shot -- three children under the age of three and two adults. The gunmen knocked on the door claiming to be police and when an adult opened it the gunmen opened fire. It is believed the children were sleeping in the living room. All the victims were reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

Grayson County, Tex. -- Students taking a concealed handgun license class at a rodeo grounds accidentally shot a man who was fishing in a nearby pond. The victim is expected “to be okay.”

Wilmington, N.C. -- A man accidentally shot another man about 5:00 a.m. yesterday. The victim was reported as recovering.

Lake Hill, N.Y. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the hand with a shotgun around 1 p.m. Sunday. He was listed in stable condition.

Hodgenville, Ky. -- A 55-year-old man who threaten to kill himself in front of family members was shot in the shoulder when one of the relatives tried to wrestle a gun away from him. The man was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.

Baltimore, Md. -- A man showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to an arm about 9:50 p.m. Friday. His condition was reported as non life-threatening.

Bridgeport, Conn. -- A man and a woman, both 22-years-old, were shot and wounded about 8 p.m. yesterday. They were passengers in a parked car that was fired upon from another car that pulled up to theirs. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen and arm; the woman was shot in the hip. Both were listed in stable, but serious condition.

Memphis, Tenn. -- A 24-year-old man was shot and wounded about 5:15 p.m. yesterday.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Chicago Tribune, Daily Freeman, Hartford Courant, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KOMO-TV Seattle, KXII-TV Sherman (Tex.), KXTV-TV Sacramento, Las Vegas Sun, The Morning Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sacramento Bee, Times-Picayune, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WECT-TV Wilmington, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WMC-TV Memphis, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for April 22, 2013

Sadly, as we learned last Wednesday, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood and suffering; day after day after day.

Senators who voted AGAINST common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted FOR common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

April 21, 2013 edition

Donald, Ore. -- A 4-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound yesterday. Police were dispatched to the scene about 5:30 p.m.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 17-year-old boy died yesterday after he was shot in the chest and back outside his home about 6 p.m. Friday. The victim was at home with friends and went outside for an unknown reason. Moments later, they heard gunfire and found the victim shot.

Kingston, N.C. -- A 28-year-old man was shot to death by his 34-year-old brother after the two got into an argument yesterday morning. The two were driving down a road together when a fight began. The car stopped and the fight continued, then gunfire rang out.

Winamac, Ind. -- A 60-year-old man is dead after he accidentally shot himself in the head about 10 p.m. last Wednesday.

North Huntingdon, Penn. -- A 68-year-old man fatally shot his 67-year-old wife and 46-year-old son and then used the gun to kill himself last Tuesday.

Houston, Tex. -- A 22-year-old-man filming a music video at a home was fatally shot when a fight broke out on the street in front of the home shortly after 1 a.m. today.

Humble, Tex. -- In a parking lot about 9 p.m. Friday, a woman sat in the front seat of a car while her 23-year-old boyfriend sat in the back with his infant child. They were waiting to meet someone and buy a cell phone from them. While waiting, they were approach by several men, including one armed with a shotgun. When the armed man tried to get into the locked car, the 23-year-old pulled out a handgun and opened fire, killing him.

New Orleans, La. -- A man was found fatally shot and lying in a street about 10 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck multiple times.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 57-year-old man was shot to death about 3:45 a.m. today in what police believe was a robbery attempt.

Greenville, S.C. --  When a 2-year-old boy reached into the pant’s pocket of his father, a handgun that was in the pocket accidentally discharged, striking the boy in the upper body. No word on his condition.

Myakka , Fla. -- A man about to go hog hunting accidentally shot himself in the stomach about 7 p.m. yesterday when his handgun fell from his holster and the weapon discharge as it hit the ground. No word on his condition.

Weirton, W.V. -- A 14-year-old boy accidental shot himself in the hand late last Thursday afternoon. No word on his condition.

Medina, Ohio -- A 62-year-old police chief accidentally shot himself in the leg when his service handgun discharged as he holstered the weapon while at home and preparing to go to work about 9:30 a.m. last Thursday. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

Corpus Christi, Tex. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the head as he was showing a gun to friends while leaving a men’s club about 2:25 a.m. today. He was listed in critical condition.

Rock Hill, S.C. -- A 36-year-old man accidentally shot himself last Monday evening while unloading a .22 caliber rifle after target practicing with friends. The bullet went through his hand and struck his thigh. No word on his condition.

Oconee County, Ga. -- While at home about 7:30 p.m. last Tuesday, a 36-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg as he was removing a handgun from his pants so as to place the weapon on a shelf. No word on his condition.

Columbus, Ohio -- A 39-year old woman was shot in the face as she rode a city bus last Tuesday afternoon. Police say someone fired shots at the bus and the woman was apparently an innocent victim. She was reported in critical condition.

Cleveland, Ohio -- Two people were injured after getting caught in the middle of a crossfire when the occupants of two vehicles began shooting at each other about 3 a.m. yesterday. A 27-year-old man pulling into a gas station was injured by flying glass when one of the bullets shattered a window in his car. A 23-year-old man was shot in the arm as he entered the gas-station store. No word on the conditions of the victims.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man standing on a corner was shot in the buttocks about 12:50 p.m. yesterday when a car pulled up and someone got out and opened fire on him. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 29-year-old man walking on a street was approached by a gunman who shot him multiple times about 1:25 p.m. yesterday. The victim was struck in the hand, leg, and upper back. He was listed in serious condition. The shooter fled on foot.

Chicago, Ill. -- An 18-year-old male was shot in the midsection about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot about 4:10 p.m. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 52-year-old man was shot in his side and head about 10:10 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was shot twice in his right leg while on a street about 3 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was walking with two other people about 3:20 a.m. today when someone came up and shot him in the back outside a convenience store. The victim was listed in serious condition.

Conroe, Tex. -- As a 33-year-old man and his girlfriend were watching television last Sunday, the man’s 3-year-old son found a 9mm handgun in a bedroom nightstand and accidentally discharged the weapon. The child suffered a minor facial injury from the gun-recoil. The bullet lodged in the ceiling. Police charged the father with child endangerment.

Johnson County, Ind. -- As a woman fooled around with a rifle in an apartment about 9 p.m. last Friday, the weapon accidentally discharged sending a bullet through the floor and into the apartment below, where it struck a clock and a wall. She was twirling the rifle in the manner of the lead character in “The Rifleman” television series. The woman said she knew the rifle was loaded but thought the safety was on.

Oconee County, Ga. -- Around 9 p.m. on March 21, police responding to reports of shots fired learned that a 66-year-old man had discharged a shotgun into the air. The man said he fired the gun “to scare the witches away.” Two rifles and a shotgun belonging to the man were turned over to his son for safe keeping.

Hastings, Minn. -- A handgun was accidentally discharged at a gun show yesterday afternoon. No one was injured.

Today’s sources: Accidentalgunshots.tumblr.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The (Conroe, Tex.) Courier, Hastings (Minn.) Star Gazette, The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald, Houston Chronicle, KIII-TV Corpus Christi, The Medina (Ohio) Gazette, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Oconeepatch.com, The Oregonian, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pulaski (Ind.) Post, Tampa Tribune, Times-Picayune, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WTOV-TV Steubenville

Addendum for April 21, 2013

Sadly, as we learned last Wednesday, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood and suffering; day after day after day.

Senators who voted AGAINST common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted FOR common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

April 20, 2013 edition

Lapwai, Idaho -- An 8-year-old boy died from an accidental gunshot wound to the chest about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Texarkana, Ark. -- A 23-year-old man was found shot to death inside a car about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Orange County, Fla. -- A 34-year-old man playing cards with a group of people was fatally shot about 12:45 a.m. today.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot about 6:45 p.m. yesterday.

Durham, N.C. -- A 19-year-old male was found shot to death inside a car that crashed into a fence about 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

Stamford, Conn. -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed and a 44-year-old man was shot and wounded in front of a barber shop about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Witnesses said someone opened fire on a group of people in front of the shop and then fled in a vehicle. The wounded victim is expected to survive.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 37-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 7:45 p.m. last night.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot while in an alley about 12:20 a.m. today.

Houston, Tex. -- When a man got out of his vehicle after pulling into his driveway about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, he was approached by three masked gunmen who exited from a vehicle that had pulled in behind him. After he handed over his keys and other items as demanded by the gunmen, he was told to lead them into his house. A friend of the man inside the house at the time then opened fire at the suspects, killing one of them. The other two gunmen escaped in their vehicle.

Irvington, N.J. -- A 19-year-old male was shot and killed as he stepped out of a car about 10:50 p.m. Thursday. Police believe the gunfire might have come from a passing vehicle.

Miami, Fla. --A several-days-long dispute between a group of men led to one man fatally shooting another about 5 p.m. Thursday.

Miramar, Fla. -- A man was fatally shot and another man was shot and wounded about 1:45 a.m. yesterday. Police said several people including the two victims were standing in a driveway when someone came up and started shooting. The wounded victim was reported to have non life-threatening injuries.

New Orleans, La. -- A 43-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a home about 5 p.m. yesterday. He had been shot multiple times.

Akron, Ohio -- A man was shot while on a street about 5 p.m. Thursday. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 30-year-old man was shot while on a street about 2 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in stable condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg while on a street about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the ankle about 4:45 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in good condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was shot about 10:20 p.m. yesterday. He was treated and released from a local hospital. Two people are in custody.

Cleveland, Ohio -- Two men were shot at a gas station about 3 a.m. today. The victims were expected to survive.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A woman was shot at 2:40 a.m. today. She was expected to survive.

Baltimore, Md. -- Two women and a 26-year-old man were shot and wounded outside a bar around midnight last night. None of the victims had injuries considered life-threatening.

Charleston, W.V. -- When a man accidentally bumped into another man at a convenience store about 3 a.m. today, the man who was bumped pulled out a gun and shot the man in the head. The gunman then shot a friend of the victim. Both victims were listed in critical condition. Police have the name of a suspect.

Montgomery, Ala. -- Someone was shot Thursday evening and a 27-year-old man has been arrested and charge with attempted murder. The victim was listed in life-threatening, stable condition.

Nashville, Tenn. -- A man was in the parking lot of an apartment complex about 3:30 a.m. today when he was approached by someone who shot him in the stomach and then robbed him. The victim’s injuries were described as very serious.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KTVB-TV Boise, The Star-Ledger, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WFTV-TV Orlando, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for April 20, 2013

Sadly, as we learned Wednesday, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood and suffering; day after day after day.

Senators who voted AGAINST common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted FOR common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

April 19, 2013 edition
No report filed

April 18, 2013 edition

Akron, Ohio -- Police say four people -- two men and two women -- were found fatally shot in the head in the basement of a housing complex around 2:30 p.m. today. All the victims looked to be in their 20s.

Houston, Tex. -- A 5-month old girl was found under a bed in an apartment where a man and woman had been fatally shot and another man was suffering from a gunshot wound. The woman and the wounded man were shot in the head. Friends of one of the men came upon the scene after they went to check on him about 6 p.m. yesterday because he had not shown up for work. The survivor was listed in critical condition. The baby did not appear to be injured.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A man and woman, both appearing to be in their 20s, were found fatally shot in a house yesterday afternoon. Both had been shot multiple times. Police are calling the man a suspect and believe the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute between the two.

Brook Park, Ohio -- Police found a 25-year-old man fatally shot after they were called about a disturbance at a motel room about 9:45 a.m. yesterday. A 19-year-old man was later arrested.

Sanford, Fla. -- A man was fatally shot about 11 p.m. yesterday outside a home. The victim, a father of four, was in the Army and a veteran of the Iraq War and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Police are looking for multiple shooters.

Reserve, La. -- A 29-year-old man was fatally shot while driving a car about 11:40 p.m. yesterday. He was struck once in the upper torso.

Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest was driven by two companions to a hospital about 6:15 p.m. yesterday. The victim later died.

Rialto, Calif. -- Police responding to a call at a gentleman’s club about 7:20 p.m. yesterday found a man in his 40s who fatally shot himself after he had shot and wounded a female dancer in her 20s who did not respond to his advances. About 20 other people were in the club at the time. No one else was injured. The woman was listed in critical condition.

Gurley, Ala. -- An unsupervised 2-year-old child accidentally suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand on Tuesday. The injury was not considered life-threatening.

Fitchburg, Mass. -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the stomach while showing his newly acquired gun to a cousin.

Kensett, Ark. -- A 30-year-old man was shot at a home while fighting with the 49-year-old homeowner around 2:30 a.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Atlanta, Ga. -- When a man and his wife confronted robbers attempting to steal their car outside their home around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the two were shot and wounded when the husband and robbers exchanged gunfire. The husband was shot twice in the upper back and his wife suffered two gunshot wounds to her legs. Police are looking for three suspects. The two victims were reported in stable condition.

Miami, Fla. -- A woman in her 50s or early 60s was shot in the neck outside her home about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Police are calling the case a robbery and suspect that two male intruders came into the woman’s home. A search for the two suspects is underway. The victim was in critical condition.

Pittsburgh, Penn. -- A 19-year-old man was shot while on a street about 11:10 p.m. yesterday. He was reported in stable condition.

Charlotte, N.C. -- After leaving a nightclub about 2:30 a.m. yesterday, a woman along with her 31-year-old boyfriend and another friend were driving home on an interstate highway when someone in another vehicle opened fire on them. The woman, who was driving, was grazed by a bullet and the man was shot in the arm. No word the victims’ conditions.

Memphis, Tenn. --A woman in a grocery-store parking lot this morning was shot in the leg during an apparent robbery attempt. A suspect is in custody. The victim was reported in non-critical condition

Polk County, Fla. -- A man shot his girlfriend three times Tuesday night.
Police report the victim survived the shooting. They are looking for the boyfriend.

Pagedale, Mo. -- A man was shot in his home about 5:45 p.m. yesterday by two men who were there to sell him a car. Police are looking for the two suspects who fled in a vehicle. No word on the victim’s condition.

Nashville, Tenn. -- At least seven shots were fired into a home about 11 p.m. yesterday. Four adults and two juveniles were inside the home at the time but no one was injured. Police do not know if the home was targeted or if it was a random shooting.

La Crosse, Wis. -- A part-time college student who had earlier made threats to campus administrators was arrested after he was seen carrying a shotgun on campus. Police spotted him with the gun about 9:30 a.m. today and he was apprehended. The weapon was not loaded.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Birmingham News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sentinelandenterprise.com, Times-Picayune, WFTV-TV Orlando, WMAZ-TV Macon, WMC-TV Memphis, WCHS-TV Charleston W.V., WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSVN-TV Miami, WTVF-TV Nashville

Addendum for April 18, 2013

Sadly, as we learned yesterday, too many of our elected representatives share a bed with the N.R.A. And, apparently, they all find the bed very comfortable. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans pay for that comfort in blood; day after day after day.

Senators who voted against common sense gun control need to be told that their vote was shameful.

Senators who voted for common sense gun control need to be thanked.

Contact information can be found here:

http://www.demandaction.org/...

April 17, 2013 edition

Oregon City, Ore. -- A 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed while playing in the backyard of her house about 5 p.m. Sunday. The 32-year-old boyfriend of the girl’s mother was handling a gun inside the house when it accidentally discharged and the bullet went through a wall and struck the girl in the head.

Rosamond, Calif. -- A 13-year-old boy shot and killed himself at a restaurant on Monday. He apparently was upset about a fight at his middle school earlier on Monday and then went missing. The boy’s father found a suicide note in his room at home and a gun belonging to the father was gone. Police say the boy, who was a cheerleader, might have been a victim of bullying.

New Orleans, La. -- A 51-year-old man walking home from his cousin’s residence was shot and killed about 8:50 p.m. yesterday. He was found shot in the face and lying on a sidewalk.

Newark, N.J. -- A 30-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street about 3 p.m. yesterday. A second male also shot at the scene was listed in stable condition.

Baltimore, Md. -- A 21-year-old man was found fatally shot about 4:15 p.m. yesterday.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 22-year-old man was found fatally shot on a street Tuesday afternoon. He had multiple gunshot wounds.

Harrison County, Miss. -- A 7-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the chest by her cousin, a 6-year-old boy, after the boy found a loaded 9mm gun in a bedroom night-stand at his home about 10 p.m. Sunday. The girl was listed in stable condition.

Des Plaines, Ill. --A retired police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg when he dropped his gun while attending his grandson's Boy Scout troop meeting at a school. No word on his condition.

Lincoln, Neb. -- A 52-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the thigh while taking a concealed-carry-class at a shooting range about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The gun discharged as he was putting a .22 caliber handgun in a holster on his hip. He was under the guidance of an instructor at the time.

Albuquerque, N.M. -- Around noon yesterday, a woman standing outside her home was shot once in the stomach by her ex-boyfriend as he drove by in a vehicle and fired several rounds at her. Just hours earlier, charges of child abuse and domestic violence were dropped against the ex-boyfriend when the woman failed to appear in court to testify against him. No word on her condition.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg today. No word on the victim’s condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 50-year-old man was shot about 8:40 p.m. yesterday. The man was inside a home when he heard gunshots outside. When he stepped outside to investigate, a bullet struck him in the shoulder. His condition was listed as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 45-year-old man was shot in the leg while on a street about 1:45 a.m. today. Two people approached the man from behind and opened fire before fleeing on foot.

Hayward, Calif. -- A 24-year-old woman suffered gunshot wounds to her head and neck while she slept in her home about 12:25 a.m. today. The gunfire came from outside the home and police believe the home was targeted. Witnesses said the woman’s boyfriend often stayed at the home, but he was not there last night. She was expected to survive.

Orlando, Fla. -- A 32-year-old man was shot in a home about 4:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, New York Post, Oakland Tribune, The Star-Ledger, Sunherald.com, Times-Picayune, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WFTV-TV Orlando, WOWT-TV Omaha

April 16, 2013 edition

Salina, Kan. -- A 7-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself about 5:45 p.m. Friday while firing a 9mm handgun with his father and brother.

Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 43-year-old police officer shot and killed her 33-year-old boyfriend and 1-year old baby boy before using the gun to kill herself.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 20-year-old woman was fatally shot and a 21-year-old man was shot and wounded about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. The two were walking to a store when someone opened fire on them. The woman was struck in the head and back; the man was struck in the calf. The man was treated at a local hospital and released.

Cleveland, Ohio -- A 26-year-old was fatally shot in the head about 8:45 p.m. Sunday. A witness heard a gunshot and then saw the man get pushed out of a car.

Aliquippa, Penn. -- A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed in a home early Sunday morning. Police said there were signs of forced entry. They have arrested a 27-year-old man. The woman is the mother of two of the man’s children.

Dolton, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man was found fatally shot at his home about 8:50 p.m. Sunday.

Hamilton, Ohio -- A store owner working in a back room saw a masked gunman in the front of the store pointing a weapon at his wife. When the store owner came out of the back room, the gunman shot at him and missed. The store owner then returned fire and killed the 26-year-old robber.

Little Rock, Ark. -- A 42-year-old man was found fatally shot on a street about 4 a.m. yesterday.

North Little Rock, Ark. -- A 49-year-old man was found fatally shot at a home about 1 a.m. yesterday.

Gallatin, Tenn. -- A 23-year-old man was found fatally shot in the head outside an apartment building about 8:30 p.m. yesterday.

Montgomery, Ala. -- A 31-year-old man was found fatally shot in a parking lot Sunday morning about 3:00 a.m.

Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot in a building around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The man was found lying on his back with at least eight gunshot wounds to his face, head, chest, and upper torso.

Mission, Kan. -- A 14-year-old teenager shot a 6-year-old child at a doctor's office about 11 a.m. today. The teen fled on foot from the scene. Police are not saying if two were related or if the shooting was intentional or accidental. The victim was in serious condition.

Temple, Tex. -- A male student believed to be 15-years-old shot himself outside his high school near an athletic complex about 8:30 a.m. today. No word on his condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 17-year-old boy was shot in the neck while arguing with someone outside a home about 10 p.m. Sunday. The victim was reported in serious condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- Around 3 a.m. Monday, two men in their 20s were each shot in the leg. One of the men had wounds reported as serious; the other suffered a minor wound.

Chicago, Ill. -- About 10:15 p.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old man was outside talking with his 23-year-old girlfriend when a gunman approached and shot the man two or three times in the right leg. The victim’s condition was reported as stabilized.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 31-year-old man was shot in the chest around 2:40 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.

Chicago, Ill. -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the arm about 6 p.m. yesterday.
He was listed in good condition.

Gallatin, Tenn. -- A 26-year-old man was shot multiple times while riding his bike about 11:30 p.m. last night. His injuries were considered non life-threatening. The victim told police the name of the shooter, a 31-year-old man.

Charlotte, N.C. -- A man was shot while on a street this afternoon. His injuries were considered life-threatening.

Atlanta, Ga. -- A man showed up at a hospital last night with a gunshot wound. No word on his condition.

Trenton, N.J. -- A man was shot in a home during an apparent home invasion by three intruders wearing masks about 3 p.m. today. No word on the victim’s condition.

Paterson, N.J. -- Someone was shot in the ankle following an altercation between two groups about 4 p.m. yesterday.

Newark, N.J. -- A 19-year-old man was found shot on a street about 5:30 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Newark, N.J. -- A 36-year-old man was found shot on a street about 8:15 p.m. yesterday. No word on his condition.

Stillwater, Minn. -- A certified gun instructor, a 76-year-old man, accidentally fired a handgun before a class in a school cafeteria about 6:10 p.m. last Thursday. He thought the gun was empty. The bullet struck a wall and none of the eight students and parents waiting for class to start were injured in the incident.

Today’s sources: Akron Beacon Journal, Arkansasmatters.com, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, KCTV-TV Kansas City, Minneapolis Star Tribune, New York Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Star-Ledger, WSOC-TV Charlotte, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSFA-TV Montgomery

Addendum for April 16, 2013

The U.S. Senate will begin debating gun-control legislation this week. Now is the time to let your elected representatives in Washington know that you support common sense gun control legislation that can help reduce this daily carnage. Please call, write, email, or Fax today. You can get contact information here.

www.contactingthecongress.org

Originally posted to Tom Begnal on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 02:01 PM PDT.

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

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