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3 Killed in Latest California Mass Shooting Likely 'Targeted'

Victims have been identified in Beverly Crest shooting

(Newser) - The three people killed in California's latest mass shooting have been identified. Nenah Davis, 29, Destiny Sims, 26, and Iyana Hutton, 33, were killed while inside a vehicle parked outside a home believed to be a short-term rental. All three are women; ABC 7 reports that police had initially...

Police: 6-Year-Old Accused of Shooting His Teacher

Teacher in Virginia's Newport News in critical condition; shooting wasn't accidental, cops say

(Newser) - A teacher at a Virginia elementary school was shot at work on Friday, and police say it wasn't an accident. They've also nabbed a suspect. "The individual is a 6-year-old student," Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said at a presser later Friday, per CNN . "...

Child Homicide Stats Are Staggering
Child Homicide Stats
Are Staggering
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Child Homicide Stats Are Staggering

Child murder rate rose 28% in 2020, with Black children disproportionately affected

(Newser) - Homicide is now "the leading cause of death among American children, making the United States an outlier among similarly developed nations," the New York Times reports. Homicides of children were up 28% in the first year of the pandemic as 2,058 children aged 17 and under were...

UVa Shooting Victim Spoke to Mom Minutes Before Death

Happy Perry, mother of D'Sean Perry, says his death could have been prevented

(Newser) - Happy Perry had just gotten off the phone with her son when the University of Virginia football player was shot dead. D'Sean Perry was one of three students killed on a bus after returning to campus from a field trip to Washington, DC, last month. A fellow student on...

Takeoff of Rap Trio Migos Shot Dead at Houston Party

Migos member Takeoff, 28, was reportedly gunned down Tuesday at a Houston bowling alley

(Newser) - Initial reports of a man fatally gunned down at a Texas party early Tuesday didn't offer many details, including the identity of the deceased, whom they simply described as a Black man in his 20s. Now, TMZ (reader discretion advised: link contains graphic photos) confirms with law enforcement...

At Football Game, 'Every School District's Worst Nightmare'

3 shot outside stadium at Toledo's Whitmer High School; victims are expected to recover

(Newser) - A Friday night football game at an Ohio high school ended in chaos after three people were shot outside the stadium while the game was taking place. Per ABC News , the shooting happened on the outskirts of the field at Toledo's Whitmer High School, which was playing Central Catholic....

Family 'Destroyed' After Tragedy During College Parents Weekend

Dad Paul Kutz, 53, was gunned down in hotel near NY's Marist College while visiting son

(Newser) - A Long Island dad of three visiting one of his sons at Marist for the college's Family Weekend was killed by a stray bullet at the hotel where he was staying. People reports that 53-year-old accountant Paul Kutz of East Northport, NY, was gunned down early Sunday morning in...

Emotional Reporter During Mass Shooting: 'Memphis Is Tired'

Meanwhile, Ezekiel Kelly has been charged with murder in spree that left 4 dead, 3 injured

(Newser) - Joyce Peterson spent much of Wednesday evening into early Thursday reporting on a shocking, daylong Memphis shooting spree that left four dead , three wounded, and one man finally in custody . But one of the Action News 5 reporter's on-air segments in particular is drawing attention, as she became emotional...

Beto Blows Up at Heckler During Texas Town Hall

O'Rourke blasts 'motherf---er' who laughed as he talked about Uvalde mass shooting

(Newser) - Beto O'Rourke isn't afraid to get a little salty when taking on the topic of gun violence in the US, and he didn't disappoint on that front this week during a Texas town hall. Speaking Wednesday in front of a crowd gathered in Mineral Wells, the Democratic...

Police Say a Man Shot Woman in the Neck—and It Killed Him

Dallas police believe the bullet exited her neck, hit the suspect

(Newser) - A possible Darwin Awards contender out of Texas: Dallas police say a 26-year-old man died Saturday after shooting a woman in the neck—with said bullet exiting her neck and somehow striking him the leg. His was a fatal wound. Much of the details of the incident, which police say...

Benatar Won't Sing This Song Anymore Due to Gun Violence

'80s star refuses to keep 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' on concert tour lineup

(Newser) - If Pat Benatar is against war, she's chosen (so far) to keep "Love Is a Battlefield" on her concert tour playlist. Not so for one of her other famous hits, whose lyrics have now become problematic for the '80s star in the wake of America's proliferation...

Teen Gets 'Out of the Ghetto,' Is Killed Returning to Say Goodbye

NYPD searching for 14-year-old Justin Streeter's killer

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy traveled to New York City's East Harlem neighborhood on Tuesday to bid adieu to friends following his family's move to Plainfield, New Jersey, some 40 miles away. He had no idea it would be goodbye for good. Justin Streeter was shot in the head in...

'Hard to Think of a More Unexpected Place'
'Hard to Think
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'Hard to Think of a More Unexpected Place'

Japanese laws mean gun violence is almost non-existent

(Newser) - There will be no erasing the scars carved into Japan with Friday's assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, say those familiar with Japanese society. The country has been "brought to a standstill by the news," which is especially shocking given that gun crime is almost non-existent...

After Parade Shooting, 2 Jarring Comparisons
After Parade Shooting,
2 Jarring Comparisons
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After Parade Shooting, 2 Jarring Comparisons

Doctor and senator say gunfire, resulting injuries were like those in war

(Newser) - Monday's mass shooting at a parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park has led to some disturbing comparisons:
  • Like war: "Those are wartime injuries," Dr. David Baum, who treated victims after the shooting, tells CNN . "Those are what are seen in victims of war, not
...

Since Uvalde, the US Has Had at Least 14 Mass Shootings

11 of them over Memorial Day weekend

(Newser) - Despite the horror and grief over the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and the rampage at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store before it, gun violence in the US has not diminished in the week since Uvalde. As of Monday, there had been at least 14...

Trump Piles On Abbott, Other No-Shows at NRA Meeting

'Unlike some, I did not disappoint you,' Trump told crowd gathered in Houston on Friday

(Newser) - The NRA's Houston convention went on as planned Friday, despite protests due to the deadly mass shooting on Tuesday across the state in Uvalde. And although some big names pulled out of the gun rights advocacy group's annual meeting in the 11th hour, former President Donald Trump wasn'...

Ted Cruz Interview on Uvalde Doesn't Go Too Well

Texas senator storms off after UK reporter asks him why America has so many mass shootings

(Newser) - Politicians are making the rounds to express their thoughts on Tuesday's mass shooting in Texas that left 21 dead, but Ted Cruz's most recent interview didn't go exactly as planned, at least not from his perspective. After a vigil for the victims on Wednesday, the GOP senator,...

During MLB Matchup, a Most Unusual Twitter Stream

During Thursday's game between Yankees, Rays, teams live-tweeted stats on gun violence

(Newser) - MLB fans looking to keep up with the game Thursday night between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays got quite the surprise when they logged on to Twitter. Instead of stats and play-by-plays, the two teams instead used their accounts to tweet out facts on gun violence. In...

McConaughey Speaks on Hometown Mass Shooting

'We have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible,' actor says of Uvalde tragedy

(Newser) - Uvalde's most famous native son is speaking out about the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, and he's imploring the nation to "do better." Matthew McConaughey, who was born in the Texas town where at least 21 people died Tuesday afternoon, called on Americans to "...

In Court, Victim's Relative Calls Buffalo Suspect a 'Coward'
'Payton, You're a Coward!'

'Payton, You're a Coward!'

Suspected Buffalo shooter makes court appearance, is jeered by relative of a victim

(Newser) - The legal case against the accused gunman in Buffalo's mass shooting advanced on Thursday, but not before Payton Gendron got a message from a relative of one of the victims. "Payton, you're a coward!" shouted the family member as the 18-year-old was being led from a...

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