October 3, 2013 edition
Winston County, Ala. -- Four people were found fatally shot in a parked car on a logging road about 8 p.m. yesterday.
Phoenix, Ariz. -- Last Tuesday, a 24-year-old woman hugging her 18-year-old boyfriend was accidentally shot and killed when his handgun went off as he tried to remove it from his waistband.
Halsey, Wis. -- A 29-year-old man hunting squirrels was accidentally shot to death when another hunter -- a 32-year-old friend -- mistook him for a squirrel. Authorities said the friend saw movement about 50 yards away and fired his gun, striking the victim in the head.
Joliet, Ill. -- A 36-year-old man shot and killed his 35-year-old wife before using the gun to kill himself in the bedroom of their home on Monday.
Haslett, Mich. -- A 68-year-old man and his 64-year-old wife were found shot to death in their home last Tuesday in what police are calling a murder-suicide. The couple’s three dogs were also found dead
Buckeye, Ariz. -- A 22-year-old woman armed with a shotgun was shot to death after she confronted a man as a party at her house was breaking up about 4:30 a.m. last Wednesday. The woman had gone outside with the weapon to face the man when he pulled a handgun and fired multiple shots at her.
Fort Payne, Ala. -- A 22-year-old man suspected in the disappearance of his 54-year-old aunt shot himself to death Monday. The woman’s body was later found in the crawl space of her home. Initial autopsy results indicate the aunt died from blunt force trauma to the head and police have called it a homicide.
Kent, Wash. -- The owner of a tree nursery shot and killed an alleged intruder -- a man in his late teens or early 20s -- and held a second man -- 21-years-old -- at gunpoint until police arrived. The owner was getting ready for bed around 1:30 a.m. yesterday when he went to investigate a noise he heard at his business, which is adjacent to his house. He grabbed his shotgun and discovered the two men riffling through his office.
Huntsville, Ala. -- Police found a man and woman dead from gunshot wounds at a home Monday night and they are calling it a murder-suicide.
Tabor City, N.C. -- A 45-year-old man stabbed his 36-year-old wife several times, killing her, then he used a gun to kill himself at their home Monday morning. The couple had recently wed after living together about a year.
Baytown, Tex. -- A 17-year-old girl used a rifle to shoot and kill a friend -- a 22-year-old man -- after the two had a quarrel at a home about 3 a.m. yesterday.
Oklahoma City, Okla. -- A 31-year-old man shot and killed himself Tuesday after he crashed his car while being pursued by police. Police were looking for the man because of a domestic abuse complaint made against him a day earlier.
Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. -- A 32-year-old man fatally shot himself in front of police on a downtown rooftop yesterday after they had been searching for him in connection with a domestic incident earlier in the day.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A 27-year-old man was fatally shot after he was confronted by two male robbers wearing masks about 6:15 p.m. yesterday.
Fairburn, Ga. -- A 40-year-old homeowner was shot several times when he pulled a gun on three armed intruders who broke into his home about 4:15 a.m. today. No word on his condition.
New Orleans, La. -- A 7-year-old girl and a 31-year-old woman were shot and wounded by three men who approached them from behind and opened fire. A 29-year-old man walking with the victims escaped uninjured. The child sustained a bullet wound to the mouth and the woman was shot in both legs and the stomach. The medical conditions of the victims were not released at the request of relatives.
Horseshoe Bay, Tex. -- A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the chest at his home last Thursday. No word on his condition other than a report that doctors performed emergency surgery to remove part of his lung.
Rochester, N.Y. -- A six-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the lower body while playing with a loaded pistol he found in his house last Sunday evening. The child was listed in satisfactory condition.
Ozark, Ala. -- A 12-year-old boy was shot in the mouth and wounded by a 15-year-old boy about 9 p.m. yesterday. The victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Fargo, N.D. -- An off-duty university campus police officer accidentally shot himself in the arm at his apartment last Wednesday. No word on his condition.
Sanford, Fla. -- A man trying to kill a snake accidentally shot his friend in his leg about 11 p.m. Thursday. No word on the wounded man’s condition.
Over The Rhine, Ohio -- A woman accidentally shot an 84-year-old man about 6 a.m. on Sunday. No word on the condition of the victim.
Antioch, Tenn. -- A 21-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg at a big box discount department store about 4 p.m. yesterday. The man, who has a valid handgun carry permit, was carrying an unholstered handgun in his waistband when he felt the gun slipping as he neared a checkout line with a gallon of milk in hand. As he reached for the slipping firearm, it discharged a single round into his left leg. No one else in the store was struck by the bullet. The victim’s injuries were considered minor.
San Leandro, Calif. -- In an incident police described as road rage, a female passenger in a moving car on an interstate highway was shot in the leg when someone in a pick-up truck fired a single round into her car about 9:45 p.m. yesterday. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 21-year-old woman was shot twice as she was robbed about 2:30 a.m. today. She was listed in extremely critical condition.
Today’s sources: Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, The Fayetteville Observer, Foxnews.com, Houston Chronicle, KTVK-TV Phoenix, Oakland Tribune, The Oklahoman, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, The (New Jersey) Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Tennessean, WHEC-TV Rochester, WISC-TV Madison, WKMG-TV Orlando, WSB-TV Atlanta, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WXAN-TV Austin, WXIX Cincinnati
September 23, 2013 -- October 2, 2013
No reports filed
September 22, 2013 edition
Washington, D.C. -- At a Navy facility Monday morning, twelve people -- nine men and three women -- were shot and killed and three people were shot and wounded by a gunman who was later shot and killed by police.
Ionia, Mich. -- After a road rage incident on a highway, two men -- ages 56 and 43 -- are dead after they pulled into a drive-in car-wash parking lot and opened fire on each other on Wednesday.
Harvey, La. -- When a 23-year-old man in an apartment complex accidentally fired his shotgun last Sunday, the blast went through a wall and killed a man sleeping in his bed in a neighboring apartment.
Jonesboro, Ark. -- A teenager was accidentally shot and killed Wednesday night while in a truck with two others in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant.
New Orleans, La. - Three people were shot and killed about 11 p.m. last Wednesday -- a 39-year-old woman, her 20-year-old son, and her 18-year old daughter. Police are looking for a 41-year-old man as a person of interest.
Lyons, Mich. -- A 49-year-old man shot and killed himself at a gun range shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Selma, Ala. -- About 2 p.m. last Sunday, a 68-year-old man shot and killed his nephew and shot and wounded his nephew’s friend, a 28-year-old male, before using the gun to kill himself. The wounded victim was listed in stable condition.
Bessemer, Penn. -- A 54-year-old man shot and killed a 50-year-old woman in the parking lot of a lake about 2:30 p.m. last Thursday. The woman’s body was found in a pick-up truck; the man’s body was on the ground nearby. The two lived at the same address.
Mesa, Ariz. -- A man and a woman, both in their 20s, were found fatally shot in an apartment in what police said was a murder-suicide. The couple had a 4-year-old child. The father had taken the child to another apartment about 45 minutes before police received a 911 call about the shooting.
King Salmon, Alaska -- A 26-year-old man shot and killed himself Friday evening as police were trying to pull him over following reports that his 24-year-old wife was missing.
Colorado Springs, Colo. -- A 52-year-old man shot and killed a 53-year-old woman at her home last Wednesday night before using the gun to kill himself.
Reno, Nev. -- A 27-year-old man shot and killed a 24-year-old man at a home before using the gun to kill himself last Monday night. The older man was visiting a female friend at the home when the younger man arrived to join them. Apparently upset by the visit, the older man left the house and returned with a handgun.
Seminole County, Okla. -- A 74-year-old man told police he was trying to scare his 73-year-old wife when he accidentally shot and killed her at their home on September 4. Prosecutors filed homicide charges against the man last week.
Las Vegas, Nev. -- About 1:45 a.m. Saturday, in an incident police said was related to road rage, two motorists were arguing as they both drove along a street when one of the drivers fired several gunshots at the other one, killing him. The shooter then sped away.
Dayton, Ohio -- A 41-year-old old man is dead from a gunshot wound late last Friday night. Police have not yet determined if the shooting was accidental or a homicide.
Akron, Ohio -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot in the head while driving his car about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday after someone in another vehicle pulled up next to him and opened fire.
Harris County, Tex.-- A 55-year-old convenience-store clerk was found dead in the store from a gunshot wound about 3 a.m. Thursday.
Long Beach, Calif. -- Two men , ages 26 and 24, were shot and killed and two women of unknown age were shot and wounded at a birthday party about 10 p.m. Friday. Police said the suspect, who was not a guest at the party, walked up and shot the four. Both female victims were listed in serious but stable condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 36-year-old man was fatally shot on a street about 7 p.m. Thursday.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 29-year-old woman standing outside in a group was fatally shot when shots rang out from a passing car about 11:55 p.m. Thursday.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest about 12:45 a.m. Friday.
Burnsville, Minn. -- A man was fatally shot in the head after he became involved in a verbal altercation in the parking lot of a bar and grill about 2 a.m. today.
Bronx, N.Y. -- A 40-year-old man was shot and killed by his 16-year-old son on Thursday.
Homestead, Penn. --A 36-year-old man was fatally shot while on a street corner about 12:30 a.m. today.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A man was shot and killed and two men and a woman were shot and wounded while on a street about 2 a.m. today. The conditions of the wounded victims were not reported.
Baltimore, Md. -- A 34-year-old man was fatally shot about 2:15 p.m. yesterday. He had been struck several times.
Chicago, Ill. -- A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game about 10:15 p.m. Thursday injuring 13 people including a 3-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy, and a 17-year-old girl. All the victims were expected to survive.
Tampa, Fla. -- A boy about 12-years-old was handling a gun about 6 p.m. last Friday night went it accidentally discharged and the bullet struck a 9-year-old boy in the forearm. After treatment at a hospital, the victim was described as “fine.”
Dallas, Tex. -- A 7-year-old child was shot in the leg when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire about 8 p.m. yesterday. The child’s injuries were reported as non life-threatening.
Palm Coast, Fla. -- About 6 p.m. last Wednesday, a 57-year-old man accidentally shot his 44-year-old friend in the stomach while they were drinking in the garage of a home and talking about how they would defend themselves if attacked. The older man allegedly thought the gun was unloaded when he pulled the weapon from his waistband and fired it at the victim. The wounded man was listed in stable condition after surgery.
Dayton, Ohio -- A man accidentally shot himself in the chest about 12 a.m. last Friday. He was expected to survive.
Lake Villa, Ill. -- A 44-year-old man accidentally shot his neighbor last Saturday about 9:10 p.m. as the two were drinking while inspecting a pair of semi-automatic handguns in the neighbor’s garage.
Chicago, Ill. -- A teenage boy was shot in the foot while on a street about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He was listed in good condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- Two men in their 20s were shot about 6:50 p.m. Thursday; one of them in the stomach, and the other grazed to the thigh. Both were listed as stabilized.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 28-year-old man was shot in the stomach about 7:20 p.m. Thursday. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was shot in both legs about 10:30 p.m. Thursday after he was approached by someone who opened fire and then fled. No word on the victim’s condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 23-year-old man was shot in the side about 2 a.m. Friday. He was listed in critical condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A male was shot in the leg shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. No word on his condition.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 20-year-old man involved in an altercation with someone was shot about 11 p.m. Thursday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 27-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were shot about 2:45 a.m. yesterday as they walked from a nearby tavern. Police believe the shooting might be related to an earlier confrontation the woman had at the tavern. Both victims had injures considered non life-threatening.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- Two men, ages 24 and 20, and a 26-year-old woman were shot and wounded about 4:20 a.m. Saturday when someone fired several rounds into a house where a fight had broken out at a large after-hours party. The three victims have injuries considered non life-threatening.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 30-year-old man was shot about 7:30 p.m. Friday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- About 3 a.m. today, a 22-year-old man shot and wounded a 20-year-old woman and her 21-year-old brother before police tracked him down and shot and wounded him when he threatened them with a gun. No word on the conditions of the victims or the shooter.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- A 22-year-old man was found shot and wounded and lying on a street about 10:10 p.m. yesterday. He was listed in critical condition.
Macon, Ga. -- A manager of a cafeteria restaurant was shot in the neck Friday night when three masked men entered through the back door and tried to get him to open the safe. The robbers fled when they were unable to get any money. The victim was listed in stable condition.
Paterson, N.J. -- Three people were shot on a city street about 12:45 a.m. yesterday. The victims told police they were standing near an intersection when a suspect approached and began shooting. No word on the victims’ conditions.
St. Petersburg, Fla. -- On Thursday, when a 19-year-old man got into a heated argument with his 21-year-old step-brother, the man pulled out a handgun and shot the step-brother in the left thigh. No word on the victim’s condition.
New Orleans, La. -- A man was shot in the back about 1:40 a.m. Saturday.
Today’s sources: ABC News, Akron Beacon Journal, Anchorage Daily News, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald (Ill.), East Valley (Ariz.) Tribune, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KTV-TV Colorado Springs, KOLO-TV Reno, Las Vegas Sun, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Murder-suicide.blogspot.com, New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The (N.J.) Star-Ledger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Tribune, Times-Picayune, Washington Post, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WDTN-TV Dayton, WESH-TV Orlando, WFAA-TV Dallas, WFMJ-TV Youngstown, WHIO-TV Dayton, WMAZ-TV Macon, WSFA-TV Montgomery, WVUE-TV New Orleans
Addendum for September 22, 2013September 12, 2013 -- September 21, 2013
We have an epidemic of gun violence in the U.S.A. Here’s an organization working to find a cure : www.americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/
No reports filed
September 11, 2013 edition
Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. -- A 3-year-old girl is dead after she accidentally shot herself with her father’s handgun at a campground over the weekend. The death comes three years after enactment of a federal law that lifted a decades-old ban on the possession of firearms by visitors to most national parks, including Yellowstone. It is also the first shooting death of a child in the park since 1938, when the 13-year-old son of the park’s master mechanic accidentally shot himself in the head with a rifle.
Charlotte, N.C. -- An 11-year-old girl accidentally fatally shot her 19-year-old stepfather after he handed her a handgun about 10:45 p.m. Friday. The man bought the gun less than 24 hours earlier. He apparently thought he had unloaded the gun by removing the magazine, but a bullet remained in the chamber. Note to gun owners: Removing the magazine from a gun doesn’t necessarily remove the bullet that is in the chamber. I’ve chronicled a number of people getting shot by this phantom bullet. Suggestion for gun manufactures: Add a warning label to all guns that have the potential to remain loaded even after the magazine is removed. It would be a good way to make your product safer for your customers and anyone standing nearby when they are handling the weapon.
Sussex County, Va. -- A 15-year-old boy suffered a fatal gunshot wound about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Police have not yet said how the shooting occurred.
Brigham City, Utah -- A 45-year-old man shot and killed his 16-year-old step-daughter and then used the gun to kill himself Tuesday afternoon. He also shot and killed the family dog.
Boulder, Colo. -- When an 18-year-old old woman burst out of a closet to frighten a friend -- a 21-year-old man -- the startled man accidentally shot and killed her. The house belonged to the woman’s family and the man was staying there, along with the woman’s 15-year-old brother, to keep watch on it after the family moved into another home. The woman and her 12-year-old cousin had snuck into the house to play the prank. When the man and the 15-year-old heard noises in the house, they suspected an intruder and the two began searching the house with guns in hand.
Salem, Ohio -- A woman on a work break in the employee parking lot of a big-box discount store about 2:40 a.m. Sunday was shot and killed by her former boyfriend who then used the gun to kill himself.
Philadelphia, Penn. -- After arguing with his wife, a 48-year-old man shot and killed his 10-year-old son and shot his wife twice in the back of her head, wounding her, before using the gun to kill himself about 12:45 a.m. Friday. A 14-year-old daughter locked herself in her room and called police. She was uninjured. No word on the wife’s condition.
North Las Vegas, Nev. -- During a heated family argument early Sunday morning, a 53-year-old man reportedly grabbed a gun and shot his 25-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself. Both died at the scene.
Hickory Flats, Miss. -- A woman was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend who then used the gun to kill himself on Thursday.
Las Vegas, Nev. -- Last Wednesday, a man went to the home of his estranged wife where he then shot and killed her before using the gun to kill himself.
Marshall County, Okla. -- A 20-year-old man died after accidentally shooting himself in the head as he handled a handgun belonging to his mother that he found in the glove compartment of her car about 10 p.m. Thursday.
Jarales, N.M. -- After showing up at a home with the intention of stealing drugs early Sunday, an 18-year-old man shot and killed a 54-year-old man and his 24-year-old daughter and shot and wounded the man’s 49-year-old wife. The wife was treated and released.
Roseville, Minn. -- Police say two men are dead after a shooting about 4:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon in a parking lot.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- An 29-year-old man was shot and killed about 7:30 p.m. yesterday.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- An 18-year-old man was shot and killed and a 25-year-old man was shot and wounded about 10:30 p.m. yesterday. The wounded victim was expected to survive.
Evanston, Ill. -- A 21-year-old man was fatally shot outside his home about 11 p.m. yesterday.
North Charleston, S.C. -- An 8-month-old girl was accidentally shot and wounded by her 3-year-old brother about 6 p.m. Thursday.
Minneapolis, Minn. -- A 2-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the neck by his uncle who was handling a gun Thursday night. The child was listed in critical condition.
Fresno, Calif. -- Early Thursday, a firefighter responding to a medical-alert at a home was shot in the leg by a homeowner who was not aware an alarm had been sent and thought the firefighter was an intruder. The firefighter was trying to gain entry through a bedroom window after no one responded to knocking at the door. As he opened the window to try to get in, the burglar alarm went off and woke up the residents and one of them got a gun and shot the firefighter. It was unclear why the alert was sent. The firefighter’s injuries were described as minor.
Houston, Tex. -- One person was accidentally shot on a city bus about 3:25 p.m. Thursday when a passenger several seats behind the victim accidentally fired a gun. No word on the victim’s condition.
Jackson County, Minn. -- A 32-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg about 2:20 a.m. Sunday when he lost his balance while walking into the garage of his residence and grabbed onto a cased .22 rifle causing the weapon to discharge.
Redding, Calif. -- A man demonstrating how to unload a gun accidentally shot himself in the hand Saturday afternoon.
Forest Park, Ohio -- One man was shot in the chest and another man shot in the leg about 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Police do not yet have a suspect. Both victims were treated and released on Monday.
Richmond, Va. -- An adult male was shot in the torso about 10:40 p.m. Sunday. His injuries were reported as non life-threatening.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- A man driving on an interstate highway was struck in both legs by a single bullet when someone in another car shot at him about 10 times. No word on his condition.
Maple Heights, Ohio -- A man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times in front of his home last night.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 16-year-old boy was injured in a shooting about 8 p.m. yesterday. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 46-year-old man was shot and wounded as he was driving about 12:50 a.m. today.
Milwaukee, Wis. -- A 33-year-old man was shot and wounded about 1:20 a.m. today.
Fargo, N.D. -- A man in an apartment was trying to clear a misfed round from his handgun about 9:20 a.m. Monday when the weapon accidentally discharged sending a bullet through a wall and narrowing missing a woman in a neighboring apartment. The man had a concealed carry permit.
Today’s sources: Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Denver Post, Florida Times-Union, The Fresno Bee, Jackson County (Minn.) Pilot, KARE-TV Minneapolis, KLAS-TV Las Vegas, KSTU-TV Salt Lake City, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, The (Redding, Calif.) Record Searchlight, Skynews, WMC-TV Memphis, WRIC-TV Richmond, WXIX-TV Cincinnati
September 5, 2013 -- September 10, 2013
No report filed
September 4, 2013 edition
Sarasota, Fla. -- A 35-year-old woman shot and killed her 17-month-old daughter and then used the weapon to kill herself about 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The child’s father had gone for a scooter ride and called 911 after hearing gunshots as he returned home.
Paradise, Calif. -- A 53-year-old woman was shot and killed and two people were shot and wounded -- the woman’s 12-year-old daughter and the 49-year-old father of the girl -- at their home early Monday by the 63-year-old brother of the man. The girl was in stable condition. Her father was in critical condition.
Ripley, Ohio -- A 14-month-old girl was injured in a shooting that left her 22-year-old pregnant mother dead. The mother and child were found inside a car that crashed along a stretch of highway last Wednesday evening.
Brooklyn, N.Y. -- A 16-month-old boy was fatally shot in the head on Sunday as his parents pushed him along a street in his stroller. Police believe the child’s father was the target of the gunman.
Drain, Ore. -- A 15-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his best friend, a 16-year-old boy, when he handed the victim a hunting rifle at a home about 10:45 p.m. Thursday.
Bedford County, Tenn. -- A 41-year-old man teaching seven or eight children how to shoot skeet about 7 p.m. Sunday was accidentally shot and killed by one of the children.
Houston, Tex. -- An 18-year-old man attending a social gathering at a home was shot and killed when someone there had a gun and it accidentally discharged about 12:10 a.m. Saturday.
Rockport, Tex. -- A 20 year old woman was shot and killed and her 21 year-old-husband -- the father of her 5-month-old child -- has been arrested and charged with the murder.
Salisbury, Md. -- About 7 p.m. yesterday, a 21-year-old man got into an argument with a 20-year-old university student, his ex-girlfriend, at her off-campus home and when a 19-year-old man who lived at the home tried to intervene, the 21-year-old pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot them both, killing the 19-year-old man and wounding the woman. He then used the gun to kill himself. The woman was listed in critical but stable condition.
Midwest City, Okla. -- A 29-year-old woman was accidentally shot and killed at an apartment Saturday evening when a rifle leaning against a wall fell to the floor and the weapon discharged as someone picked it up. The gun owner kept the loaded rifle in the apartment for protection.
Lynn Haven, Fla. -- A 32-year-old man handling a gun accidentally shot and killed himself about 1 a.m. Saturday.
Columbus, Ga. -- Family members found a 51-year-old police captain fatally shot in his home Tuesday morning. No foul play was suspected.
Arlington, Tex. -- Two people who had been in a relationship for several years were fatally shot in an apparent murder-suicide at a home about 5:15 a.m. Monday. Police said the shooting was related to a domestic disturbance. The woman’s 20-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son were asleep in the home when the shooting occurred.
Clark County, Ky. -- A man shot and killed his estranged wife and then used the gun to kill himself at a home about 1 p.m. Friday.
Lemonweir, Wis. -- A 28-year-old man died after he accidentally shot himself in the upper leg with a .22-caliber handgun at his home on Sunday August 24. An autopsy revealed the victim bled to death.
Royal Oak, Mich. -- A 61-year-old man found dead from a gunshot wound to his chest appears to have accidentally shot himself just before noon on Monday while in the lobby of a condominium complex. His handgun was nearby.
Bakersfield, Calif. -- A 46-year-old woman -- the principal of an elementary school -- was arrested Thursday and accused of shooting and killing her 45-year-old husband. His body was found with multiple gunshot wounds in an almond orchard on August 25.
Bakersfield, Calif. -- A 23-year-old man has died after he was found lying in a roadway with a gunshot wound about 11:45 p.m. Monday. Police have called the shooting a homicide.
Alma, Wis. -- A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot his 4-year-old sister after he found a loaded shotgun in their home about 9:30 a.m. Friday. The shot struck the girl on the right side of the head. Her injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Southampton Township, Penn. -- An 8-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his younger brother at a home Sunday afternoon. Police were trying to determine how the child got the gun. The victim’s injuries were considered serious.
Burley, Idaho -- A 10-year-old girl was accidentally shot about 10 a.m. Sunday during a family hunting trip. No word on her condition.
Shasta County, Calif. -- A 16-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the face about 5:30 p.m. Monday when his uncle who was handling a handgun forgot the weapon was loaded and it discharged. The teen was expected to make a full recovery.
Hanahan, S.C. -- A 52-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his handgun about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. No word on his condition.
Guyton, Ga. -- When a 20-year-old woman involved in a domestic disturbance at a residence threw a rifle off a porch, the weapon discharged striking two 17-year-old females who were in a nearby store. The victims’ injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Warren County, Ohio -- On Sunday, a hunter was apparently accidentally shot by another hunter at a wildlife area during the opening day of mourning dove season. The victim, an adult male, was treated at a hospital for a minor gunshot wound.
Memphis, Tenn. -- A 14-year-old boy was shot in the side, apparently accidentally, as several young people were playing with a gun at an elementary school playground Sunday afternoon. He was listed in critical condition.
Lodi, Calif. -- A SWAT member suffered a minor flesh wound while participating in a reading event for children last Saturday as he helped a boy try on SWAT gear and another child, a boy about 6-years-old, approached unnoticed and pulled the trigger of the officer’s holstered Glock handgun. Police said Glocks used by SWAT members are not equipped with a safety.
Columbus, Ga. -- A 27-year-old man was shot in the knee about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The victim knew the shooter. No word on the victim’s condition.
Columbus, Ga. -- A 29-year-old man was shot in the leg Sunday morning. He was listed in satisfactory condition.
Oakland Park, Fla. -- A 73-year-old man shot a 45-year-old burglary suspect about 5 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Henrico County, Va. -- A man stumbled into a convenience store with a gunshot wound around 8:45 p.m. Sunday. No word on his condition.
Springdale, Ark. -- Three people with gunshot wounds were admitted to a medical center following reports of a shooting at a liquor store late Saturday. Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Today’s sources: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Associated Press, Detroit Free Press, (Sarasota, Fla.) Herald-Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Juneau County (Wis.) Star Times, KERO-TV Bakersfield, KEZI-TV Eugene, KIII-TV Corpus Christi, KOTV-TV Tulsa, KRCR-TV Redding (Calif.), (Columbus, Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer, Lodi (Calif.) News-Sentinel, New York Post, The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, The (Canton, Ohio) Repository, Savannah Morning News, WBAL-TV Baltimore, WHBQ-TV Memphis, WHIO-TV Dayton, WJHG-TV Panama City, WKRN-TV Nashville, WKYT-TV Lexington, WPEC-TV West Palm Beach, WPMT-TV Harrisburg, WQOW-TV Eau Claire (Wis.), WTVM-TV Columbus (Ga.)
August 31, 2013 -- September 3, 2013
No report filed
Addendum for September 4, 2013August 30, 2013 edition
Several months ago, a lobbyist for an NRA chartered organization in Wisconsin said gun-rights proponents needed only to wait-out the “Connecticut effect” before they could once again start passing laws to loosen restrictions on guns.
The lobbyist predicted we would soon forget what happened at Sandy Hook, and that those who want common-sense gun laws would eventually lose interest and fade away. Then the NRA would once again have our elected representatives all to themselves, just the way they like it.
We need to let the NRA know that this time is different. We are not going away. We won’t forget Sandy Hook, or Aurora, or Columbine, or Virginia Tech, or Tucson, or the 100,000 Americans who are either killed or wounded by guns each year.
You can 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.
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New Orleans, La. -- A 1-year-old girl was shot and killed and her baby sitter was shot in the back and wounded as they walked on a street when shots suddenly rang out just before 8:20 p.m. yesterday. Police said they have no motive in the case and could not say if the woman and child were the intended targets. A search is underway for two male suspects. The baby sitter was in a hospital today and reported as alert.
Greenwich, Conn. -- A 15-year-old boy shot and killed himself at home Tuesday after his first day of classes as a high school sophomore. The boy reportedly had been bullied by his peers for several years. The weapon was a shotgun stored in a gun locker at his home.
Clinton Township, Mich. -- A 41-year-old man helping clean out a house accidentally shot and killed himself Saturday afternoon when he found an M-1 carbine in the closet and the weapon discharged as he handed it to his step-father.
Edinburgh, Ind. -- A 30-year-old man riding a motor scooter open fire on his 30-year-old estranged wife as she walked by, fatally wounding her, before using the gun to kill himself about 7 p.m. Monday.
Chambersburg, Penn. -- Police said they believe a 60-year-old man shot and killed his 40-year-old wife before using the gun to fatally shoot himself in their home sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday.
Summerfield, Fla. -- When shotgun blasts were heard near the home of a couple on Monday and mail began to build up in their mailbox, neighbors checked in on them Wednesday and found the two -- a 77-year-old woman and a 74 year-old man -- fatally shot in what police later called a murder-suicide. The husband had checked his wife out of her assisted living facility on Friday.
Mountain Home, Idaho -- A 49-year-old man shot and killed a 42-year-old woman before using the gun to fatally shoot himself at a residence Sunday evening. Police said the incident began when the woman tried to leave the residence after some problems between the two.
Cullman, Ala. -- A 54-year-old man pulled up to a home and shot a 42-year-old man at least four times, killing him, before using the gun to kill himself about 8 p.m. Monday. Police said the two had once been friends but a feud developed that at one point last year became physical.
Volusia County, Fla. -- A 75-year-old man shot and killed himself after he shot and killed his 83-year-old wife while visiting the woman at her assisted living facility about 8 a.m. Sunday. The man had recently put her in the facility after he could no longer care for her at home.
London, Ky. -- A 48-year-old man shot and killed his cancer-stricken wife at her request on Wednesday. He shot her twice in the face. The man later told media outlets from jail that she wanted her pain to end.
Imperial, Neb. -- A 37-year-old man abducted his 38-year-old estranged wife from the hair salon where she works around noon on Saturday and set her free about 30 hours later before shooting and killing himself in a cornfield.
Baytown, Texas -- A burglary suspect was shot and killed and another was shot and wounded and listed in critical condition after an 18-year-old man watching over his grandmother’s home opened fire on them with a shotgun when they tried to break into the home about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Minneapolis, Minn. -- A man was found shot and killed in a parked vehicle about 11 p.m. yesterday.
St. Petersburg, Fla. -- A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg about 1:50 p.m. yesterday when someone in a passing car opened fire on him. No word on his condition.
Queens, N.Y. -- A 39-year-old father, a city correction officer, shot his 17-year-old son in their home early Sunday morning and the father said it was because he mistook his son for an intruder, although the son said it happened after an argument over the teen’s shoplifting arrest turned violent.
New Haven, Conn. -- On Saturday evening, when an 81-year-old man armed with a .22 caliber rifle waited for a raccoon that had been scratching his back door, he accidentally shot himself in the leg after he sneezed and fell out of his chair. His injuries were considered non life- threatening
St. Louis, Mo. -- About 2:15 a.m. last Friday, when a man walking on a street with a female friend accidentally bumped into someone standing in a group with three other people, someone in group opened fire, striking the man in the chest. No word on his condition.
Pulaski County, Va. -- A man working with a dog accidentally shot himself in the leg around 10 p.m. Thursday. He was holding a pistol and the weapon discharge when the dog pulled. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Charleston, W.V. -- A 24-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the groin early Wednesday. No word on his condition.
North Fort Myers, Fla. -- A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the hand Monday playing with a gun he stole from his grandmother. No word on his condition.
Tobyhanna Township, Penn. -- Two men, ages 20 and 18, who attempted to rob a home around 9:30 p.m. Monday are in custody after one of them was accidentally shot in the head by an accomplice.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- A 21-year-old man was found shot in the thigh and lying outside a building about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. No word on his condition.
Deerfield Township, Ohio -- A county deputy’s gun accidentally discharged as he was cleaning it in the sheriff's offices Monday morning. No one was injured but there was some damage to the building.
Today’s sources: Associated Press, The Greenwich (Conn.) Times, Hartford Courant, Idaho Press-Tribune, KHOU-TV Houston, KMOV-TV St. Louis, The Macomb (Mich.) Daily, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pocono Record, The Southwest (Va.) Times, Tampa Bay Times, Times-Picayune, WESH-TV Orlando, WFAA-TV Dallas, WHNT-TV Huntsville, WINK-TV Fort Myers, WISH-TV Indianapolis, WKMG-TV Orlando, WLWT-TV Cincinnati, WOWK-TV Charleston (W.V.), WTLV-TV Jacksonville
Addendum for August 30, 2013August 26, 2013 -- August 29, 2013
A message from Sarah Brady.
No report filed
August 25, 2013 edition
New Boston, Tex. -- A teenager died Wednesday night from an apparent accidental shooting while with several other youths at a car wash.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A 15-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the head and killed by her 20-year-old brother about 1 p.m. Thursday. Police said the brother suffers from a mental disability.
Shaler, Penn. -- A 52-year-old man shot his family on Thursday -- killing his 19-year-old daughter and wounding his wife and 21-year-old son -- before using a gun to kill himself. The wife and son were listed in critical condition. Police say the father, who worked as an electrician, might have recently been disciplined at work. He also shot and killed the family dog.
New Carlisle, Ind. -- About 7 a.m. Tuesday, a 42-year-old man showed up at the home of his 39-year-old estranged wife and shot and killed her before using the gun to kill himself while their two daughters, ages 14 and 9, were in the home.
Lake Butler, Fla. -- A longtime employee of a Florida trucking company, a 72-year-old man, drove around Saturday shooting former co-workers and his onetime boss, killing two and wounding two, before shooting and killing himself. The incident began when the man shot and killed a former co-worker, a 28-year-old man, around 9 a.m. Saturday before going a short distance and shooting and killing his former employer, an 80-year-old man. A few minutes later, he went to where another former co-worker, a 66-year-old man, was driving a farm tractor and shot and wounded him with a shotgun. The man then went to the company’s headquarters and shot a 44-year-old man in the stomach, wounding him. He then went home where he shot and killed himself. The 66-year-old man was listed in good condition; the 44-year-old was in critical condition.
Fleming County, Ky. -- The body of a man was discovered in a home around 1 a.m. Thursday and a short time later, in another county, the man’s son shot and killed himself. Police believe the man killed his father.
Coventry, Conn. -- Police found two people dead and are investigating the shooting as a possible murder-suicide involving a gun that took place around 10:30 p.m. Friday.
Dundalk, Md. -- A couple hosting a house party went upstairs with their 25-year-old daughter about 3:30 a.m. last Saturday and a few minutes later, after hearing a gunshot, the daughter came downstairs with a gunshot wound to her upper body. Guest fled the house and after a two-and one-half hour standoff with police, the man and wife were found upstairs fatally shot. The woman had several gunshot wounds and the man had one. Police are calling it a murder-suicide. The daughter’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Milwaukee, Wis. --A 56-year-old man entered a nursing facility and assisted living center around 5 p.m. Monday and shot and killed one of the residence -- a 59-year-old female acquaintance -- before taking out a knife and stabbing himself to death.
Simi Valley, Calif. -- About 5 pm. yesterday, a 29-year-old man shot and killed his mother and set her house on fire before he was shot and killed by police as he drove a tractor through a neighborhood and shot randomly at people. No neighbors or police officers were injured.
Slaughter, La. -- An 8-year-old boy shot and killed an 87-year-old woman, his caregiver, at their home. The woman was shot in the back of her head as she watched television. A motive for the shooting is unknown at this time but, investigators said that just minutes before the shooting, the boy was playing a realistic video game that awarded points to players for killing people.
Houston, Tex. -- A man is dead after what police believe was an accidental shooting Friday afternoon.
Brevard County, Fla. -- A 54-year-old pizza delivery man shot and killed a 32-year-old man armed with knife who tried to rob him in a motel parking lot after he made a delivery at the motel late Friday night.
Reading, Ohio -- A 2-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the leg at an apartment complex about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. She was listed in stable condition.
Corpus Christi, Tex. -- A 14-year-old boy was shot in the arm while he and a friend were playing with a handgun Friday night. His mother and stepfather were home at the time of the shooting. The boy’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Wake Forest, N.C. -- A woman shopping with her child in an office supply store accidentally shot herself Thursday night. The incident occurred after the child reached for her mother’s handbag, which contained a gun, and when the woman reached for the weapon, it discharged striking her in the hand. The woman, who has a concealed carry permit, was charged with failure to secure a firearm from a minor.
Meservey, Iowa -- A 34-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg while at home about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Burr Ridge, Ill. -- A 56-year-old man was shot in the stomach when he dropped a handgun at a home and it accidentally discharged. No word on his condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A woman accidentally shot herself about 2:50 a.m. last Saturday when a gun she was carrying accidentally went off after she became involved in a fight. She was listed in stable condition.
St. Louis, Mo. -- A 30-year-old police officer accidentally shot himself in the foot at a police shooting range about 2 p.m. Thursday. His injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Mount Airy, N.C. -- A 33-year-old man has been charged with making a false report after he claimed he was shot in the leg during a road-rage incident last Saturday but an investigation by police determined he accidentally shot himself with a handgun.
Jacksonville, Fla. -- Two men were arguing over a woman while at a party when one of them pulled a gun and shot the other in the head. The victim was listed in stable but cautious condition.
Fultondale, Ala. -- A 36-year-old man was shot and wounded about 12:30 p.m. yesterday. Police are looking for a man in mid-20s who is a suspect in the shooting. The victim was in an intensive-care unit.
Boston, Mass. -- A man believed to be in his late 20s or 30s was found shot in the chest and lying in the middle of the street about 11:10 p.m. Thursday. He was listed in serious condition.
Chelsea, Mass. -- Two men were shot yesterday afternoon. Police said a pair of men opened fire on the victims before fleeing. One of the victims was reported to have serious injuries; the other victim’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Chicago, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest while standing in a vacant lot about 12:20 a.m. today. He was in critical condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- An 11-year-old girl was shot and wounded in her side about 4 a.m. today as she sat on steps outside her home along with her aunt and 25-year-old brother. The shooter, possibly a woman, fired four or five times before fleeing on foot. The girl was listed in fair-to-serious condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- A person of unknown age and gender was shot and wounded while on a street about 4 a.m. today. The victim was listed in fair-to-serious condition.
Chicago, Ill. -- About 5:30 a.m. today, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg, a 22-year man was hit in the torso, and a 21-year-old man was struck in the forearm. The older man was listed as stabilized, the 22-year-old was in serious condition, and the younger man was in good condition.
New Orleans, La. -- Three men were shot and wounded about 7:30 p.m. yesterday. Two of them were shot in the legs; one was struck in the ankle. No word on their conditions.
Marrero, La. -- A 34-year-old man was shot in the back of the head while sitting in a car at an intersection about 4:40 a.m. today. He was listed in critical condition.
Frisco, Tex. -- A man and woman were arguing in the parking lot of a shopping center about 1 a.m. yesterday when a 40-year-old man approached the couple to intervene and allegedly opened fire on the man. The shooter, who has a valid concealed handgun license, was arrested. The victim was in stable condition.
Memphis, Tenn. -- A kindergartner brought a handgun to school in his backpack and the weapon accidentally discharged while still in the backpack about 7:40 a.m. Thursday as the boy waited in the school cafeteria for the opening bell to ring. No one was injured.
Today’s sources: Associated Press, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Florida Times-Union, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KMOV-TV St. Louis, Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette, Mysuburbanlife.com, NBC News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, South Bend Tribune, Times-Picayune, WFAA-TV Dallas, WFTV-TV Orlando, WITI-TV Milwaukee, WMC-TV Memphis, WTVQ-TV Lexington, WXII-TV Greensboro, WXIX-TV Cincinnati
August 22, 2013 -- August 24, 2013
No report filed
August 21, 2013 edition
Dundee, Mich. -- A 3-year-old boy is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a gun he found in a closet in the home where he lived with his father and the gun-owner, a 30-year-old man. Police said the 30-year-old came home from work and put the gun, which was loaded with one bullet, into an unlocked plastic gun case and then he put the case on the floor of an unlocked bedroom closet. The boy found the weapon and shot himself about five minutes after the gun-owner arrived home.
Lilburn, Ga. -- A 3-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed while in the driveway of a home when the boy’s father came to the house and shots were fired by the grandfather after the two men got into an argument that became physical about 10 p.m. yesterday.
Asheville, N.C. -- An 18-year-old man died on August 3 from a gunshot wound to the head and a preliminary autopsy has determined that he shot himself accidentally.
Missoula, Mont. -- A 23-year-old man died at an apartment complex about 12:05 a.m. Sunday after he was accidentally shot in the chest by a 21-year-old male acquaintance. A third person, who was at the scene at the time of the shooting, reported the incident.
Salisbury Mills, N.Y. -- A 30-year-old woman died Friday after she accidentally shot herself while handling her boyfriend’s handgun.
Stockton, Calif. -- A 28-year-old man was fatally shot outside his home about 11:40 Friday.
Christiansburg, Va. -- A 36-year-old man was shot and killed at his residence about 6:40 p.m. Friday and about 40-minutes later in a nearby town, two men -- ages 69 and 45 -- were found fatally shot in what police are calling a murder-suicide. Police suspect the 69-year-old man killed the 36-year-old victim.
Margate, Fla. -- A man called 911 about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and said there was going to be a murder-suicide and when police went to the home they found two people fatally shot -- a man about 60-years-old and his 88-year-old mother.
Oakland, Calif. -- An 88-year-old man recently diagnosed with a terminal illness shot and killed his 57-year-old quadriplegic daughter and then himself early Monday. The two were found about 4:30 a.m. by the man’s son who also lived at the home and was asleep when the shooting occurred.
Fork Union, Va. -- On August 14, a 41-year-old man shot and killed a 28-year-old woman he had a relationship with and then used the gun to kill himself. The man showed up at the woman’s home and confronted her after she returned from taking her three older children to school. Police said there was an apparent altercation at her car because the passenger-side window was kicked out. Also, they found fragments of her demolished cell phone in the driveway and throughout the front yard.
Las Vegas, Nev. -- A 25-year-old man and his ex-girlfriend were found fatally shot outside a vehicle in a desert area about 9:45 p.m. Friday in what police are calling a murder-suicide. Police believe the man took the woman from her home and then shot her several times before using the gun to kill himself.
Jonesborough, Tenn. -- A married couple was found fatally shot Friday and police are calling it a murder-suicide. They believe the man shot the woman before using the weapon to kill himself.
Tucson, Ariz. -- About 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 23-year-old man visiting a home accidentally discharged a gun while in the carport and the bullet went through a wall and struck his 2-year-old niece in the leg as she sat in the living room. The child’s injuries were considered non life-threatening.
Salem, Or. -- A 14-year-old boy folding clothes in his garage was shot in the armpit about 5:40 p.m. Thursday when an 11-year-old friend came by to show off a handgun he found that belonged to his father and the weapon accidentally discharged as the younger boy played with it. The victim was expected to recover.
Elko, Nevada -- A sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot himself in the wrist while cleaning his gun last Saturday afternoon. He was expected to recover.
Keswick, Calif. -- A man reportedly accidentally shot himself in the leg about 12:35 a.m. Monday.
Summerville, S.C. -- A 77-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the foot at a gun range on Saturday morning. He was expected to recover.
Detroit, Mich. -- A 73-year-old woman was in bed Friday night when gunfire erupted outside her home and a stray bullet went through her bedroom window and struck her in her back after it hit a television. She was expected to be okay.
North Charleston, S.C. -- Someone in a passing car fired at two males in the front yard of a home about 4 p.m. Saturday. The pair ran into the house and got guns, then they came out and shot at the car as it sped off. No one was injured.
Today’s sources: Black Mountain (N.C.) News, Elko (Nev.) Daily Free Press, Fluvanna (Va.) Review, Johnson City (Tenn.) Press, KOLD-TV Tucson, KPTV-TV Portland (Or.), KTNV-TV Las Vegas, Miami Herald, The (Mont.) Missoulian, Murder-suicide.blogspot.com, Oakland Tribune, The (Stockton, Calif.) Record, The (Redding, Calif.) Record Searchlight, The Southwest (Va.) Times, (Middletown, N.Y.) Times Herald-Record, The Toledo Blade, WCSC-TV Charleston, WJBK-TV Detroit, WSB-TV Atlanta
Addendum for August 21, 2013
We have an epidemic of gun violence in the U.S.A. Here’s an organization working to find a cure: http://www.demandaction.org/