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Gun Violence:  2-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured in East Oakland Shooting

Gun Violence: 2-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured in East Oakland Shooting

WEEKEND GUN VIOLENCE:  A 2-year-old boy was critically injured when a stray bullet hit him in an Oakland shooting in front of his home Friday afternoon. The shooting occurred in the 9200 block of Sunnyside Street in East Oakland, Calif., police said. He was shot in the upper body and […]

by Janet Shan· · Gun Violence, Today's Headlines
Fuaed Abdo Ahmed ID’d as Gunman in Tensas State Bank Hostage Situation in Louisiana

Fuaed Abdo Ahmed ID’d as Gunman in Tensas State Bank Hostage Situation in Louisiana

The gunman in the Tensas State Bank hostage situation has been identified as Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, an American of Yemeni descent. He was killed by SWAT officers after a 12-hour standoff at the bank in St. Joseph, La. One hostage was killed, another critically injured. Bank teller Patricia White was […]

Is No-Snitch Mentality Keeping Pastor Tim Kirby’s Murderer on the Streets?

Is No-Snitch Mentality Keeping Pastor Tim Kirby’s Murderer on the Streets?

SHAMEFUL:  Detroit pastor Tim Kirby was gunned down July 29 after asking neighbors to quiet down. Kirby, a father of four, went outside his Heritage Place apartment to ask neighbors who were having a big party with loud music and people screaming, to quiet down. Investigators say men at the […]

3 People Killed, 3 Wounded in Ross Township Shooting During Supervisor’s Meeting

3 People Killed, 3 Wounded in Ross Township Shooting During Supervisor’s Meeting

ROSS TOWNSHIP SHOOTING: Three people were killed, three wounded in a shooting at the Ross Township supervisor’s meeting in eastern Pennsylvania, shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday. The suspected gunman is in police custody. The shooting broke out shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET at the Ross Township building in Saylorsburg, about […]

Omar Magdy Abouelalla, Wearing Motorcycle Helmet, Killed by Cincinnati Grocery Store Clerk

Omar Magdy Abouelalla, Wearing Motorcycle Helmet, Killed by Cincinnati Grocery Store Clerk

STAND YOUR GROUND:  Cincinnati police are investigating the murder of unarmed motorcyclist Omar Magdy Abouelalla, 22, who was shot by a store clerk at LM&N Unlimited Supermarket after he wore his helmet into the store late Sunday. The grocery clerk said he shot Abouelalla because he thought he was being robbed. […]

13-Year-Old Steven Galindo Diaz Shot and Killed During Armed Robbery in Forest Park GA

13-Year-Old Steven Galindo Diaz Shot and Killed During Armed Robbery in Forest Park GA

Steven Galindo Diaz, 13, was shot and killed by robbers late Monday night in Forest Park, Ga., while he was putting air in the tire of his sister’s vehicle. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that a red SUV pulled up alongside his sister’s vehicle, two men got out and demanded her […]

Michelle Obama: Gun Violence Debate Should Also Focus on Helping Kids Grow Up

Michelle Obama: Gun Violence Debate Should Also Focus on Helping Kids Grow Up

First Lady Michelle Obama is weighing in on gun violence, with a new twist. During a meeting with high school students from a gang-infested Chicago neighborhood, she said the discussion on whether to ban firearms or impose new background checks on people who want to buy guns, should also focus […]

by Janet Shan· · Gun Violence, Politics

18-Year-Old Mario Lopez Killed, Two Others Wounded, Outside Brooklyn’s Marcy Houses

GUN VIOLENCE:  Mario Lopez, 18, was fatally shot and two others wounded outside Brooklyn’s Marcy Houses Saturday evening, the NY Daily News reports. The shooting occurred at 6:30 p.m. on Marcy Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, the NYPD said. The two other victims, ages 13 and 15 were […]

Laderika Smith Charged with Murder After 5-Year-Old Daughter Dies from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Laderika Smith Charged with Murder After 5-Year-Old Daughter Dies from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Laderika Smith was charged with second degree murder after her five-year-old daughter Brandajah Smith died after she accidentally shot herself with a loaded .38-caliber revolver gun she found in her house. The Times-Picayune reports Sunday was Laderika Smith’s 28th birthday and she reportedly locked her daughter in their St. Roch […]

by Janet Shan· · Gun Violence

Michael Andrews, Briean Jiles and Antonio Dove Killed in Triple Homicide in Gary IN

Weekend Gun Violence:  Three people were fatally shot in a triple homicide early Sunday in Gary, Indiana. The men have been identified as Briean Jiles, 22; Michael Andrews, 34; and Antonio Dove, 27. Police said the shootings do not appear to be gang-related and could be isolated. The three men […]

by Janet Shan· · Gun Violence